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[Nancy’s wardrobe] has a really sweet, feminine edge to it. It’s not the crazy ‘80s fashion. It feels a little more real. One thing I love about 80s fashion is everything is high waisted, which is really comforting and flattering. All of the colors and the textures and the care that seemed to go into that attire. A lot of fun, a lot of whimsy. Another thing that’s really nice from the 80s was the terry cloth clothing. Its very soft and just comfy. So if we could get that started again I’d be down!” (x)

The Ballad of Joe Yogurtsack: A True Story of Fear, Friendship, Theft, and the Worst Roommate I Ever Had

The first time I met Joe, he was standing in the middle of my kitchen, offering me stolen yogurt from a large black garbage bag.

The kitchen was in Minneapolis, where I was renting a portion of a house while I interned downtown. The food, he told me proudly, he had lifted from the breakfast buffet of a nearby hotel. The man was my new housemate.

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etsyfindoftheday | wedding week | 6.19.15

DAY SEVEN: top wedding picks 2015
featured: tissue paper confetti party mix by colourandtwine

so fun! so colorful! give me ALL OF THE CONFETTI, colourandtwine <3 this would be my starting point for planning a whimsical wedding this 2015 season!

my little issue with fo4, and this isn’t really heavily critical, is when it came to fun supernatural nods and whimsy they didn’t want to either keep it grounded or lean into it fully which just lead to cool concepts ultimately falling flat with “real world” reasons thrown on to where it felt like an afterthought. they just didn’t strike a balance and its just like you ignored the ideas behind your nod, but also did it half-assed and in a not fun way.

Cake Batter Cookies

This is a fun recipe, because its delicious AND easy. And while there isn’t much magical correspondence to boxed mixes, there are a few included in here to bring a little fun and whimsy to a relationship, if you decide to use them as such!

Ingredients:

  • 1 box of vanilla cake mix
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 ¼ cup sprinkles
  • ½ cup vegetable or canola oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 egg yolk
  • ½ tsp vanilla

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  3. In a large bowl, mix the cake mix, baking powder and sprinkles enough to combine them. Break up any lumps that you find that may have formed while the mix was in the box.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk the oil, eggs, egg yolk, and vanilla together to combine them.
  5. Add the oil mix to the dry ingredients, and stir until fully incorporated and everything is smooth.
  6. Scoop cookie dough onto cookie sheets, and space them evenly, 6 per sheet. If you want super even/uniform cookies, use an ice cream scoop! Make sure you leave at least ¾ inch between cookies before you bake them, as they do spread a bit as you bake them.
  7. Bake 8-10 minutes, or until the edges are slightly golden, and the surface gets a little crackly. Cool before serving.

Serving idea: Serve with ice cream, or make them into ice cream sandwiches!

Makes about 12 cookies.
Total Time: 30-40 minutes

Correspondences

Now on to the magical part of the cookies. You don’t HAVE to make them as such, but I wanted to include this as well so that everyone knows you can incorporate a little magic into them as well too.

  • Vanilla - Corresponds with love, lust and passion, and also with restoring any lost energy. Can also associate with courage, if you need a little courage!
  • Egg - Love, fertility, rejuvenation, growth
  • Sprinkles - Whimsy, Fun
    • BONUS: I use rainbow sprinkles typically with this recipe, BUT you can use any color sprinkles you want to amplify the effect of the spell if you are making them as such!

Shackles. 

Another genie design, this time a more powerful, less humanoid genie. She can tell a story about hot iron, a story about a werewolf, and a story about a book. She is bound to a collection of three golden shackles and cannot be summoned if a piece of the set is missing. She is in genie prison for breaking the rules and giving her human master four wishes instead of three.