Wednesday, April 2, 2014

April 2nd. Iggle Craft Challenge

I'm thinking it's probably a safe bet to say I won't be doing BEDA this year. My heart's just not in it. Mayhaps I'll try Blogging Every Day in August?

Today I just wanted to share my project for March's Iggle Craft Challenge. The challenge was to use two ounces of green baking clay, with a pencil to be used as a tool. This is what I made:

 He's a little, faceless turtle sculpture with four-leaf clovers drawn on to his shell. I named him Lucky Leo. He sits here and stares at me without staring at me because he doesn't have a face. Heh heh.

This month's challenge:

Duct tape. That's it. I've no idea what I'll be making yet, but there's no minimum or maximum amount of duct tape required so it could be anything. We shall see.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

April 1st.

Ahoy folks. It is currently 11:50pm CST, the first day of BEDA. And I've not written a thing. I'm guessing this year shall be a fail. Ha. It's okay though. I'll still try to post every day if I can. We'll see how that goes.

Today's obviously a short post, due to the inevitable midnight. lol.

I finally, FINALLY tried to make some Jello/jelly shot recipes I'd had on my pinterest board for FOREVER.

These are Pink Lemonade Jello Shots.

10 lemons, *one box watermelon (or any kind of pink color) jello * 1 cup vodka  *1 cup boiling water - 10 lemons makes 40 jello shots - 

1. Prepare lemons by cutting them in halves and hollowing out the peel.

2. Boil one cup of water and add it to jello mix in a large bowl, stirring until it dissolves.

 3. Slowly add one cup of vodka and stir.

 4. Pour mixture into a cup with a spout (for an even pour). I use a ladle. Line up limes on a cookie sheet so they are secure and upright. Pour in jello mixture. Refrigerated 3-6 hours or overnight.

 5. Carefully (gingerly) quarter the halves with a sharp knife.

I used lemon jello and fruit punch jello, plus strawberry lemonade vodka for mine, and it was gooooood.

The bottom are Butterbeer Jelly Shots. Here is the recipe for that one:


1 cup creme soda
2 envelopes plain gelatin
1/3 cup vanilla vodka
2/3 cup butterscotch schnapps
colored large crystal sugar, for garnish, if desired


Pour soda in a medium saucepan and sprinkle with gelatin. Allow to soak for a minute or two.
Heat over low heat, stirring constantly, until the gelatin is dissolved (about 5 minutes). Remove from heat.
Stir in the vodka and schnapps.
Pour into standard loaf pan (non-reactive metal or glass, approx. 9 x 5). Refrigerate until fully set (about 3 hours).
To serve, cut into desired shapes.
Immediately before serving, dip in colored crystal sugar, for garnish, if desired.

These are super sweet.

And that's all for today!!


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