Wednesday, March 20, 2013

A Collection of Randomly Awesome Stuff

It's nearly tax time.

Insert horrid vampire/zombie/serial killer music here.

So in addition to the normal hectic pace of life, there's that.

So today I thought I'd bring you a few random awesome things I've liked lately.

First, the Dropwords app for my Kindle (or Android). I love word games, and this one is fun and relaxing. Sometimes if I don't have the energy to read a book before I go to sleep, this is just the right combo of puzzling and soothing.

Then, my neighbor told me about the latest, greatest virus book - Rabid. I know - it's weird, but I love epidemiology and virology and disease vector stories. The Hot Zone is one of the most page turner, amazing books I've ever read.

Okay so then there's the whole marinara situation.

For the last few years, I've been super dismayed at how watery and tasteless store bought spaghetti sauce is. I don't understand what's changed so radically - they never used to be thin and watery. Yuck.

So I've settled on an awesome, simple homemade version that I love. We've eaten buckets of it so far. Especially with the AMAZING two ingredient pizza crust we are now addicted to.

So here's the recipe:

2tsp oregano
2tsp onion powder
1Tbs salt
1/4tsp basil
4 cloves garlic
2 28oz cans San Marzano tomatoes
2 6oz cans tomato paste
2tsp olive oil

I just sort of crush the tomatoes with the spoon and cook it on the stove for about two hours, or on low in the crockpot for 4-6. It's amazing and very low calorie. I grow the oregano and basil and it is so yummy fresh.

Then I saw this oddly awesome frog tape dispenser on Pinterest. Which led me to a page with a black kitten tape dispenser.

Which led me to a page with Hello Kitty page markers.


Then I saw this video where a cat adopts an orphan squirrel and the squirrel learns to purr.

At that point, my head nearly exploded from all the awesomeness.

So I made a card :).

Here it is.
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Then, I took a picture of Maddie Bat with my paper smile. 

How can the rest of your week not be awesome now?



  1. You seriously make me smile! Love your card, so pretty! and yes, how can the rest of the week not be awesome after this! you're amazing!

  2. You TOTALLY crack me up.... You are so "SQUIRREL" I laugh! THANK YOU for that!!!!!


  3. You TOTALLY crack me up!!! You are so "SQUIRREL" it makes me smile!!! THANK YOU for that!!!


  4. Thank you for the awesome rest of my week - I appreciate it!

  5. Gorgeous card, Lydia! I always loved that flower stamp.

    And I saw the video about the purring squirrel last night - LOVE! (You always find the best things!) <3

  6. since your recipes are always awesome, i'm marking both of them so that i can try them. never saw a better use for self-rising flour than this!

    btw, is the paper smile thing for the kitties like paper mustaches for us? just sayin'...

  7. I read every post you write. But I am ashamed that it takes a Squirrel named Rocky to get me to actually leave a comment.
    Please forgive me.


    You are totally awesome!

  8. Oh good golly! I'm watching the kitty/squirrel video again ... then I'm sharing it, then re-watching the whole sweet thing again! You completely upped my smile quotient for the day, gf! Thanks bunches!

  9. Everything in this post just makes me happy! <3


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