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November 3, 2018

Bearded Skull Beard Balm

Morning Interwebz!  Me again. Just wanted to share this company with you all. My broom & I have been busy traveling the interwebz highways & we came upon this place:

(not getting paid to post this. just wanted to share)

This company sells:

Beard Oil

Beard Oil hydrates the skin beneath your beard. It also softens and tames your beard. It works double-duty to help keep your beard shiny and groomed.

Beard Budder

A happy median between a balm and an oil. Giving you all the moisturizing and conditioning benefits with less hold.

Beard Balm

Simply put, Beard Balm is a leave in conditioner that moisturizes, softens and assists in the styling of your beard. When applied correctly our beard balm will keep your beard looking healthy and strong.

If your Hubby or significant other has a beard, you should consider these products. There are quite a few different scents to choose from. I can guarantee you will find one you love.

Here's a few:

Harvest Spice Budder 

Ocean Breeze Balm

 Naked Budder (unscented)

Piney Beard Balm

These are just a few of what they offer. If you travel to their Facebook page you can see more of their products.  I think the Beard accessories are Wickedly Awesome!

So if you know someone who has an established beard or someone who is just starting to sprout one, products from this place would make perfect gifts. They even have T-shirts, tumblers & soap! One stop shopping.

If you are lucky enough to be in the area, you can meet the Bearded Skull Creators here:

My broom is ready to travel to more exciting places along the interwebz highways.


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November 2, 2018

Gelatin Art Cake

Happy Friday my pretties! I wanted to take a minute to show you all my latest fixation. Jello Art Cakes. I have seen these on the interwebz for years & sooo wanted to try this. And finally I did. I purchased a kit from Gelatin Art Market,  I could spend tons of money there! But, with that not being an option I bought a starter kit with tools.

I was so excited waiting for it to arrive. I couldn't wait to open the kit & get started.  It has everything you need to get started & you don't have to sell any vital organs to afford it! Here's what you get

- High Quality Gelatin Powder Bloom 280 
- Citric acid
- Vanilla sugar
- Food coloring (Yellow, Red, Blue, White)
- Food Flavoring
- Syringes
- Blunt and sharp edge needles
- Gelatin Art Tools (4 Pcs)
- Ultra absorbent tissues
- Plastic containers #1009 (15 Pcs)

The kit of course comes with directions on how to prepare the Gelatin & the different methods. I'll cut to the chase & show you what I did.

This was my first attempt. I have to admit I was rather impressed with myself. Believe me, I watched many Youtube videos before I attempted to do this.

These were next.

I sent a photo of the one above to my youngest daughter & she though it was a paper weight! But I can see why she would think that. 

Not all were great. Just tuck the ones you don't like into what will be the back of the cake & cut that piece first. Preferably slicing into the middle of the failed creation before anyone notices it!

This one below made me cringe.

I still have a long way to go & many techniques to learn & perfect.

Next was forming the actual cake. This can get a bit tricky but I'm sure over time I will have less issues with it. For one thing the glass bowls ended up really heavy. You have to insert a smaller bowl into the bigger bowl & you have to secure that sucker so it stays put.

After securing the smaller bowl I added clear gelatin between the small bowl & the larger bowl. Then added ice water to help it set quicker. Once the gelatin has set you simply use a ladle to scoop out the water. Next was immersing the entire thing in warm water to release the hold on the smaller bowl. You do have to be careful not to get water into the gelatin & also not to allow the gelatin to melt. I found out after using the glass bowls that metal bowls or pans release so much easier (& I'm sure weigh less). But I wouldn't have these photos had I used metal to begin with since metal bowls are not see through. I was remiss in getting photos of the filling of the center of the cake. I used different color gelatin layers to form the middle.

Here it is after releasing it from the larger bowl. I thought it was delicious. I took this to work as it was the owner's birthday of the store that I manage & she was stopping by. Some people were unsure of how to react to this.  One of my clerks just couldn't get enough of this. 

I thought of making individual gelatin cakes with gelatin skulls in the center & tinting the clear gelatin red. Haven't done it yet but I'm going to call them "Blood Blisters".  Yes, it sounds gross & disgusting but hey......why not?

Moral of the story is: Don't be afraid to try something new. 

I f this intrigues you, I suggest stopping by the Gelatin Art Market & scope it out. And don't forget YouTube. Lots of videos to get those creative juices flowing! 

Gotta fly dearies!


October 13, 2018

I'm Still Here!

Wow, It's been a while since I've posted on here. I have truly missed all of you. My broom has too. We managed to somewhat settle in here in the frozen tundra. (still too cold for my liking) But I have met some Wickedly Awesome folks since moving here. One of those people is my now dear friend & sister in craft Ceane O'Hanlon Lincoln. Ceane is also an incredibly talented award winning author! Her County Chronicles series is checked full of fascinating Pennsylvania history.  She also wrote Autumn Song, a delightful book of short stories. While all this has certainly made her a name in the publishing world Ceane is most famous for her Sleuth Sisters Mysteries. This book series is a must read for Witches & "Muggles" alike! I want to tell you of her latest Sleuth Sister Mystery that is now available just in time for Samhain or Halloween. This latest in the series is titled The Witch's Secret. I absolutely love this book! (I love all of them)  You can't help but become beguiled by cousins Maggie, Raine & Aisling as they manage to solve yet another mystery. Check them out for yourself. You will be a huge fan just like I am. These books are all available on Amazon so make yourselves a nice hot toddy, kick back & enjoy!

Happy reading! 

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