Nothing excites me more than brand new school supplies. Only, now I’d rather get handmade supplies from a hardworking artist than go to Staples or OfficeMax for generic products that everyone else has. Here are three items I found on Etsy that have me salivating! - Rosella Eleanor LaFevre
Personalized Chevron Flat Notecards – $8.75Living away from home? You really should write your grandmother a note every now and then. These notecards have a chevron (zig zag, really) design on top and your name at the bottom. Very chic, melindayingling.
Handbook for the Recently Deceased Journal – $29.95
This blank journal is made by Etsy seller n3do, and looks just how I remember the Beetlejuice prop. It’s a little pricey but can you imagine how cool it would be to take notes in your Philosophy of the Afterlife class in this journal? Pssh. Sign me up!
Personalized Zebra Computer Sleeve – $27.95
How cute is this computer case made by Etsy user BeachyMommas?
Picture it: there you are in the student center or the computer lab and you realize everyone has the very same computer you do. But lucky you, instead of some generic black computer case, you’ve got this flashy sleeve with your very own initials embroidered on the flap. Now you’re set (apart), baby!
Dip. What’s more fun than dip? Especially cheesy dip and one that taste just like Dunkaroo dip from those little packages. YUMMY!
1. Hot Blueberry Cheddar Dip with Toasty Bread
Photo is totally the property of Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
2. Hot Bacon Cheese Dip
Photo is totally the property of Karly @ BunsInMyOven.com
3. Dunkaroo Dip
Combine 1 box funfetti cake mix, 1/2 container plain yogurt, 1/2 container of whipped cream. Serve with animal crackers, graham crackers, or teddy grahams.
1. Linguine with Garlicky Bread Crumbs
This one is pretty easy. To dress up plain noodles, simply toss pasta with 1-1/2 teaspoons olive oil, breadcrumbs, parsley, lemon juice, garlic powder salt, and black pepper. Yum!
2. Cajun Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo
This one looks like a lot of work, but for those of you who like some kick in your food, this looks like a good one.
3. Penne Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomato Cream Sauce
This one comes from Nestle’s recipes site, VeryBestBaking.com, and it sounds pretty easy to make and really delicious!
4. Spaghetti With Sauteed Chicken And Grape Tomatoes
I am newly obsessed with grape tomatoes and I love that this recipe calls for them.
5. Pasta with Garlic Scape Pesto and Fresh Peas
This looks like the kind of dish you’d be charged $20 for at a hipster restaurant. So why not make it at home and be impressed with your skills?
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Crescent Rolls. Pillsbury’s gift to man. There are so many things you can do with crescent rolls! Here are a few of our favorite recipes from Pinterest.
1. Breakfast Pizza
2. Jalapeno Poppers
3. Ham and Cheese Crescent Rolls
4. Hocus Pocus
From Pinterest: “Marshmallows dipped in melted butter, then cinnamon sugar, wrapped in crescent rolls and baked. They’re called Hocus Pocus buns because the marshmallows disappear!”
5. Desert Pizza
I’d never heard of red velvet cake until a year or two ago. And then everybody was talking about it! Well, now that I’ve tasted red velvet cookies, I’m curious what other versions of velvet cake there are. Here are three ways to play with the original, as found on Pinterest:
1. Red Velvet Cake Rolls
2. Blue Velvet Cake
3. Purple Velvet Cupcakes
Which one are you most excited to bite into?
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Chicken. There are so many yummy things you can do with it. Here are four recipes we found on Pinterest that we can’t WAIT to gobble down:
1. Grilled Bruschetta Chicken
2. Bacon Wrapped Chicken Fingers
Boneless, skinless chicken tenderloins wrapped in bacon and then top with a mixture of cream of chicken soup and a cup of sour cream. Cover with foil and bake at 225 for about 4 hours. Then remove foil and bake at 350 for 15 minutes.
3. Mini Chicken Pot Pies with Bisquick
4. Copycat Chick-Fil-A Chicken Nuggets
Which looks like the most delicious to you?
This photo from PlainChicken.com
One of my favorite dishes at pizza places is something called Megafries. I don’t know if they have them everywhere, but it’s French fries drenched (usually) in Cheese Whiz & mozzarella and smothered in bacon. I’ve never actually made them at home although it should be easy. Then I saw this picture on Pinterest that someone captioned, “Crack Potatoes.” They look really easy to make and really freaking yummy. Check it out:
Loaded Potato Casserole
(via Plain Chicken)
2 (16oz) containers sour cream
2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
2 (3oz) bags real bacon bits
2 packages Ranch Dip mix
1 large (28 – 30oz) bag frozen hash brown potatoes – shredded kind
Combine first 4 ingredients, mix in hash browns. Spread into a 9×13 pan. Bake at 400 for 45-60 minutes.
Option storage method: Divide the potatoes into 3 small 7×7 disposable foil pans, wrap in plastic and then foil, and freeze them.
Every now and then, I need a really good dose of fashion inspiration. While I subscribe to a lot of magazines, there’s something special about the collections of images that fashion savvy girls cultivate on Tumblr that really gets me hooked. Here are three awesome, beautiful, glorious fashion tumblrs you should be following for your fashion fix.
1. Girly Photo Collection
This tumblr focuses on the super girly. I love the miniskirts, lace shorts, pastels, glitter and hot purses.
2. Color me happy.
A better name for this Tumblr would have been “Stilettos, Studs and Tightly Focused Shots.”
3. Fuck Year Fashion Couture
For when you absolutely need a dose of haute couture to spice up your life.
Where do you look when you need fashion inspiration?
Some of us are just turning 21, which means we’re in the mood to drink, drink, drink. Here, in honor of Happy Hour, we share a few yummy drinks we saw on Pinterest, both of the alcoholic and virgin varieties.
1. Coconut Watermelon Margarita
2. Starbucks Mocha Frap with a Twist
It looks like for this one, you just blend a Starbucks Mocha Frappuccino with ice and add as much whipped cream vodka as your non-Russian stomach can handle.
3. Frozen Peach Margarita
4. Wild Parrot
5. Brownie Batter Milkshake
What would you toast to today?