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Sunday, November 20, 2011

Feeling Jolly

Jolly Jar on top of my hard-drive and out of my reach!

Lately I have been trying to cut down on my sugar intake (yaa, yaaa, somehow I have become a little health conscience), but weeks ago I somehow ended up with a giant bag of jolly ranchers (actually a pretty funny story, but too lengthy to write here). I am one of those people that cannot be trusted with large quantities of candy, chips, or sugary breads in their possession, so in order to limit myself I brought my 1 pound bag of candy to work. One of the many things that my mother has taught me is that presentation is everything, so I knew a torn open plastic bag just won't do, not to mention it takes up too much room on my desk. So, here you have my feeble attempt at making an inviting candy jar. 

Necessary Items:
Mason Jar: I used an old spaghetti jar that I had been hoarding
Washi tape: Patterned Japanese tape, can be found at the shop on 
A (clever) label: I decided to go super cheesy with my design and it reads, "Have a JOLLY good day, Mate!" because let's be honest, we all need these words of encouragement to get us through the day at the office
Jolly Ranchers

I did have a lid on top, but that seemed to make my co-workers think they were to keep-out (quite opposite of what I am going for). Simple, easy, and done... and feeling like Pam on the Office during her reception days. 

Friday, November 18, 2011

National Tie One On

November 23, 2011 - National Tie One On Day

A co-worker of mine brought this great charitable act to my attention and I wanted to pass it on in the blogger world... 

Basically, "Sometime before Thanksgiving, pause in the preparation of your own meal, wrap a loaf of bread or other baked good in an apron, tuck a prayer or note of encouragement in the pocket, and tie one on … an apron, of course! Deliver the wrapped bundle to someone without your bounty … a neighbor, friend or family member in need of physical or spiritual sustenance, a bit of recognition, or just a kind word."

What a great way to reflect on all the gifts in your life and reach out and give to others. Women from my company will be donating our Aprons and Breads  to Laura's House, an abused women's shelter based in Ladera Ranch, and I will definitely be participating (I think I am going to back a pumpkin bread)... Hopefully I will have some photos to post afterwards. If this sounds like something you would like to do, please join in! I have placed the link below if you wish to find out more.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

A Blogger's Guilt

Forgive me Blogger, for I have sinned.
It has been 58 days since my last post.
Forgive me for I have found myself tempted with other sites such as Pinterest, Facebook, and Google Reader.
Forgive me for I have been distracted by work, working out, social outings, and cooking.
Forgive me for I have been lazy and too tired to blog due to the darkness outside when I get home.

I am sorry for these and all the sins of my past blog-life.

My penance shall be to start updating once a week, no matter how dull its contents may be... and may you all show mercy on my posts!