I’m pleased to be Cut Out and Keep‘s “Cooking Superstar” of the week! Each day this week they’ll be showcasing one of my cupcake recipes. I picked out a bunch of my favorites, so if you’re new to the blog or want a refresher on some of the best cupcakes, keep checking back!
I love lamp(s). I love LEGOs. So clearly I must love Sean Kenney. He’s created some fantastic lamps in a variety of colors and styles, all made with LEGOs. The lamps are a bit pricey, but if you can swing it, it’ll make a fantastic conversation piece in your LEGO or 8-bit themed room. (I mean, we all have at least one LEGO or 8-bit themed room, right? No? Just me?) I’d love to see someone make one of these themselves. It would probably be considerably cheaper!
LEGO lamps, $695-895 at SeanKenney.com.
Is someone on your holiday list a shining star? Do you love them to the moon and back? Do they make you think of other space and star-related cliches and puns? You should get them this jewelry.
These bracelets and necklaces feature constellations that represent the signs of the zodiac. (The one above is the “Scorpio Cuff.”) Great for the astrology or space fan in your life!
Constellation Jewelry, $36-40 each at Fab.com.
If you were to believe the ads that are everywhere around this time of year, you’d think every woman wanted a European-style charm bracelet with the following “unique” and “personal” items on it: flip flops, a crystal birthstone, a ladybug, the Eiffel Tower, and a purse. I’ve never in my life wanted a flip-flop or a purse on a bracelet. Although the idea behind these bracelets is cool (create a custom bracelet and get a new bead for each holiday/big occasion in your life) I just haven’t found beads that represent me.
As usual, ThinkGeek has come to the rescue. They’ve released their own charm bracelet that includes things like Timmy, a companion cube, a computer, and a “bling mushroom.” I wouldn’t be surprised to see them releasing new beads further down the road as well.
The bracelet itself is $39.99 and the beads range from $12.99-29.99 at ThinkGeek.com. It’ll make a fantastic gift for all of the geeky ladies in your life!
It’s almost December already. Christmas is 26 days away. If, like me, your tree isn’t decorated (or even set up) yet, you need to get yourself over to Geek Tree asap. You’ll find ornaments, stockings, and other goodies that will make the perfect addition to your tree or a great gift for a friend. I’m a huge fan of the Companion Cube stocking, but I keep holding out for a TARDIS one.
Her inventory changes out fairly regularly, so check back often! These ornaments will surely be some of the best conversation pieces in your home.
Geeky Christmas Decorations, $6-40 at Etsy.
If baking isn’t enough science for you, then you should grab these cookie cutters. Make yourself some cookies AND put together a 3D dinosaur? Win-win. The dinosaurs all come in their own kits, and they’re around $12 a piece. Reenact Jurassic Park and then feast on the bodies. You know you want to.
3D Dinosaur Cookie Cutters, around $12 each from SuckUK.
I just downloaded Instagram for the first time today. I know, I know. I have an older Android phone, and I had to manually update the OS to even get access to Instagram. I haven’t even taken a picture yet. BUT, Cocoagraph is giving me a reason to get snapping. I can turn my best Instagrams into works of edible art by putting it on a chocolate bar! This would be a fantastic holiday gift, party favor, or “thanks for putting up with me and my wedding” gift to your bridesmaids after your wedding is over.
What would you put on a cocoagraph? And what are some good Instagram tips/tricks for a noob like myself?
Instagrammed chocolate bars, $18-30 based on size and amount, are available at Cocoagraph.com.
There’s not too much else I should have to say. But I’ll say more anyway. The book will be illustrated by a huge list of artists. HUGE list. Check it out here. You can get your own copy of the book for as little as $15. Go!
Available at Kickstarter.com.