Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Deadline for Maker Faire Austin Extended!

The deadline to be a vendor at Maker Faire Austin has been extended to August 5, 2008. Not only that, but the vendor fee has been lowered to accomodate out of town guests! For more information about Maker Faire Austin, click to download this Informational Flyer.

If you're looking to share a hotel room with someone, you can send an email to sf_info@bazaarbizarre.org to get added to a contact list for vendor roomshares.

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Monday, July 28, 2008

And we have a winner....

Last night was the much-anticipated season finale of "The Next Food Network Star" on the Food Network. Our big winner is Aaron McCargo, Jr. from Camden, NJ. If you're into food and/or reality t.v., I highly suggest you catch next season. In the meantime, you can catch Aaron's new show Big Daddy's House, Sundays at 1:30pm/12:30c.

Aaron is a family man who loves all things buttered and barbecued. Aaron got his start cooking in a local hospital at 13 and is the Executive Catering Chef for Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Married with three kids, Aaron brings an easygoing presence to the kitchen with his warm smile and passion for down to earth cooking.

Age: 36
Hometown: Camden, N.J.
Occupation: Chef
Favorite food: Buffalo wings
Food/ingredient you won't go near: Venison
Why you should be The Next Food Network Star:
I have a real and unique personality and delivery on food. I have a more down-to-earth way of cooking.

One of my favorite recipes from this season, although not from our winner, is the Vegas style Mac 'N' Cheese with Grilled Lobster. I haven't officially tried it yet (still working up the nerve to work with live lobsters), but if it tastes anything like it looks and sounds, it's absolutely divine.

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When the whole world fits inside of your arms

I got caught up in another Flickr game that Raven posted. Honestly, what did I do with my time before I found Flickr? This is the collage I came up with when I played the game. I'll post the rules and questions below so you can play along. Comment back with your creations here so I can ooh and ahh with you!

When the Whole World Fits Inside of Your Arms

The Concept...

a. Type your answer to each of the questions below into Flickr Search.
b. Using only the first page, pick an image...and it doesn't necessary have to be an image of your answer as long as it's on that first page.
c. Copy and paste each of the URLs for the images into
fd’s mosaic maker.
d. Name your new image with a line from the song in Question #7


1. What day is it?
2. Who is your favorite superhero?
3. Pick a number from 1 to 100?
4. What is your favourite flower?
5. Who is your favourite fashion designer?
6. Country in which you may have lived in a past life?
7. Favourite Song of the Moment? "
8. Pick any word that starts with an "N"?
9.Pick one...Eyeshadow, Blush, Lipstick or Mascara
10. Your most favourite possession?
11. One Word to describe how you feel today.
12. Name of something in front of your right now.

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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

National Hot Dog Month

Being from Chicago, you know I love a good hot dog, but they don't seem to be too popular with anyone but the kids these days. Have hot dogs gotten a bad rap?

For centuries together, hot dogs and sausages have suffered from their fair share of misperceptions about their content and manufacture. But today's traditional hot dogs and sausages are growing leaner. The fact is the U.S. Department of Agriculture requires by law that meats used in hot dogs and sausages must be muscle meat, just like the fresh ground meat sold in supermarkets. The vast majority of hot dogs and sausages consist of the same high quality meats that shoppers buy straight out of their grocer's meat case.

So, with July being National Hot Dog Month, I headed over to Etsy.com to see what hot dog-inspired goodies I could find.

Hot Dog the Weiner Dog Print by OrangeWillow; Activist cookout-ORIGINAL PAINTING by myzoetrope; Hot dog and bun soap by MollycoddleSoap; HOT DOG STITCH MARKERS knitting needles by scarymerry; 5 x 7 black and white -- Seth eating hot dog by neurorocker; hot dog by
jemmanimals; Hot Dog by chicalookate; Picnic Pin Up Girl pocketbook by DumbKidDesigns; Hot Doggles Print by joehavasy

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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Nurseries to Die For

As the baby bump gets bigger I find myself thinking more and more about the nursery I'd like to have for the new little one. It's amazing how far we've come from the basic "pink" or "blue" baby decor. Here's a few of my favorite nurseries that I've run across.


Jake Nickell (co-founder and president of Skinnycorp) and his partner, Shondi

Bill Matthews

Not Your Granny's Craft Fair!

It's once again time for Bazaar Bizarre Austin, part of Maker Faire! The event will be held in Austin on October 18th and 19th from 10 am to 6 pm at the Travis County Event Center and Fairgrounds. If you're interested in becoming a vendor, click here for application information. One vendor space may be shared amongst more than one crafter!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Orange Etsy Finds Under $10

I was browsing through Etsy.com today and the color orange kept jumping out at me. Here's a few of my finds that are all under $10!

Jelene Mini Pop Tickles Goldfish Plush Doll Original Orange by jelene
Hudson Place Cards - Apricot/Orange by
Ultimate Orange Rubber Duck Soap Bar with Aloe Vera by
Bright Orange Glitter Play Dough 8 oz. tin by
Carrot and Chilli Lip Balm Cozie - Crochet Pattern by
Vintage Coral Glass Floral Molding Magnet Set by
Orange tissue paper poppies. Halloween Card by
aceo 6 by
I (Heart) Etsy Embroidered Set - Business card holder and Lip Balm, USB, Lighter Holder Keychain by

Friday, July 18, 2008

Help Fight Global Warming - Enter the Creativity 350 Contest!

Hey guys! Now's your chance to make a difference using your talents! By entering the Creativity 350 Contest hosted by Craftster.org, you help the environment by spreading the word about global warming. Click here to learn more about the craft contest and the t-shirt contest, as well as the fabulous prizes you can win! Good luck!!

Monday, July 14, 2008

National Ice Cream Day!

This Sunday July 20th is national Ice Cream Day! In honor of this oh so wonderful holiday, I've created a National Ice Cream Day treasury over at Etsy.com. Stop by and take a look-see at all the yummy items!

Here are a few of my favorites:

Candi Is So Dandy by stoopidgerl

I Scream You Scream by ThisOldHenHouse

ACEO Bounty LE Print Art Brut Raw Summer Girl With Ice Cream Cone by Kitty107

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Friday, July 11, 2008

Twelve with Flickr

Here's a fun way to take a break today! I got this little game from Raven at Dirty Pretty Things, who got it from This Old hen House, and so on...

I had fun putting mine together and this is what I came up with. Take a minute to put yours together and comment back with a link to it. I can't wait to see them all!

The Concept
a. Type your answer to each of the questions below into Flickr Search.
b. Using only the first page, pick an image.
c. Copy and paste each of the URLs for the images into fd’s mosaic maker.

1. What is your first name?
2. What is your favorite food?
3. What high school did you go to?
4. What is your favorite color?
5. Who is your celebrity crush?
6. Favorite drink?
7. Dream vacation?
8. Favorite dessert?
9. What you want to be when you grow up?
10. What do you love most in life?
11. One Word to describe you.
12. Your flickr name

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