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Things you could put in a devotional journal

•Their names in Ancient Greek, transliterated, translated, and pronunciation
•Epithets (traditional and upg)
•Favourite myths
•Retelling/interpretation of the myths
•Other information about Them
•A photo or drawing of how They appear to you or that you think of as resembling Them
•Delphic maxims
•Key words in both languages and what they mean
•An altar page or photo of an altar
•Hymns, prayers, poems and stories
•Pictures of other things you’ve made for Them
•Updates on skills you’re learning in worship of Them
•Letters you write to Them about anything at all (could just be telling them about your day or whatever)
•Specific tarot spreads
•Readings and conversations you’ve had with Them
•Sacred animals/plants/colours/food/symbols etc (or just ones that make you think of Them)
•Drawings/paintings/collages for Them
•Experiences and encounters
•Worship days/holidays/celebrations
•Ideas for things you could do/make/give in offering (including low spoons devotional ideas)
•Playlists
•Books and movies that remind you of them
•Aesthetic and word associations lists
•Places that remind you of Them
•Any other upg stuff
•Quotes
•Any signs or dreams etc you think might have been from them
•Checklists for things you want to do for Them or have done and want to do again
•Stick in pictures or dried flowers
•Charities or other causes you can give to

*I’m mostly posting this for myself just to have the list saved but if anyone has any other ideas please feel free to add to it! I love having new things to add to my journals

how non-blacks think shit works

me and the other blackies, smacking our nigger lips and sucking chicken grease from our fingers: so which day should hundreds of us get lynched?

the head nigger with their crown of chicken bones and watermelon rising from their seat of stolen terms they plan to use for aave, holding a book of holy holidays: i have an idea…

🌞 Ideas for Litha 🌞

☀ Charge Sun Water
☀ Make a Sun Book
☀ Burn Incense
☀ Make a sachet with appropriate herbs
☀ Make Sun catchers
☀ Make a solar oven then….
☀ Bake treats for the fairies
☀ Make/Buy a sundial
☀ Chart the sun’s movement through the sky by outlining your shadow in chalk throughout the day. (Great for kids)
☀ Do a drawing or painting
☀ Write a song, poem, or devotion
☀ Make sun tea
☀ Make a wreath for your front door
☀ Do red/yellow/gold candle magick
☀ Sun print fabric
☀ Watch a Midsummer night’s dream
☀ Paint a figurine gold for your altar
☀ Decorate special cups
☀ Dress in corresponding colors (bonus points for makeup magick)
☀ Cook up a Litha feast (grill to enjoy a fire if you can’t be at a bonfire)
☀ Try a new cocktail/mocktail
☀ Have a picnic outside in the sun
☀ Meditate on the energy of the sun/summer

These are just a few ideas I had and are going to try for Litha. Have fun and spend some time outside! As always, magick is all about intent.

💘Light and Love Witches!

10 Gift Ideas for the Broke Person

Gift season approaches, and I’ve been struggling on how best to spend what little money I have on all the people in my life who I want to give holiday presents to. I’m sure I’m not the only one with this problem… so I thought I’d share some ideas.

1. Mix CDs - make your friends/family a mix CD with handmade cover artwork. If you can’t afford a stack of CDs, make a virtual CD and share the mp3s with them over Dropbox.

2. Homemade Cookies - Spending $7 on baking ingredients allows you to make a large batch of simple cookies. Divide them and use as gifts for multiple people. Throw on a handmade card and WHAM you got yourself a spiffy gift.

3. Cooking supplies - I’m not talking top of the line Kitchen Aid shit. Go to your local dollar store and buy things like wooden spoons, platters, funny mugs for under $5. Everyone needs at least some cooking supplies!

4. Cacti - Don’t go to a nursery, go to a grocery or department store with a plant section. Cacti are some of the cheapest and easiest to maintain plants, they only really need to be watered once or twice a week. And they look awesome. If the person you had in mind likes to cook, you might want to consider buying them some sort of herb like rosemary or thyme.

5. Bulk food - This might not work for everybody, but I’m sure your broke roommate wouldn’t object to a bulk package of ramen or mac and cheese. They sell 12 packs of ramen at my local dollar store for $1 each. ONE DOLLAR FOR TWELVE MEALS.

6. Unused Books - I’m betting that there’s a book in your apartment/dorm room that’s in perfect condition, but for whatever reason that you will never use again. Wrap it in some gift wrap and scrape off the price tag.

7. Spa Day - For those of you in relationships (or who feel safe touching your close friends/family in that way) make mock “spa coupons”. Offer services such as manicures/pedicures, hair stylings, massages, etc.

8. Use your talents - Are you an artist or musician of any sort? Make a piece of artwork or write a song. Buy a large piece of poster paper at Home Depot for $5 and make a funny collage full of inside jokes that only your friends will understand. Are you a knitter? Make mittens for people.

9. Weird clothing - Go to your local Salvation Army or Goodwill and spend a couple hours combing the shelves for weird items. Funny t-shirts, strange hats, etc. Don’t go to department stores looking for clothing, it’ll be too expensive.

10. “Fancy” Meal - Spend $20 and invite several friends/family members over for a fancy dinner. You don’t need to be a chef or to spend lots of money to make something “fancy”, just make the atmosphere “fancy”. Make pasta with some sort of red sauce and possibly meat. Insist that everyone dresses up, light candles, play jazz standards, take pictures- make a real night of it. 

ALSO! If you can’t afford gift wrap use newspaper. 

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1. Wearing a scarf
2. Throwing a snowball
3. Getting hit by a snowball
4. Drinking a hot beverage
5. Sledding
6. Decorating
7. Wearing a holiday sweater
8. As a Christmas Elf
9. On a snowy day
10. Opening a present
11. Licking an icicle
12. Building a snowman
13. Bundled up in warm clothes
14. By a fire
15. Tangled in Christmas lights
16. Counting down for New Years
17. Decorating Christmas cookies
18. Putting together a gingerbread house
19. Making a snow angel
20. Putting the star on the tree

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“Broken Glass” Cupcakes"

The recipe for the “glass” is essentially one for caramel. The trick is to cook it for a shorter amount of time than usual so it stays clear.

PREP: 45 MINS TOTAL TIME: 1 HOUR 15 MINS

YIELD:Makes 3 ½ dozen

INGREDIENTS

  1. 4 ½ cups cake flour (not self-rising)
  2. 2 tablespoons baking powder
  3. ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  4. ¼ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  5. Salt
  6. 1 ½ cups whole milk
  7. 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  8. 2 sticks plus 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  9. 2 ¼ cups granulated sugar
  10. 7 large egg whites, room temperature

FOR THE CARAMEL

  1. 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
  2. ¾ cup water

FOR THE FROSTING

  1. 1 pound cream cheese, room temperature
  2. 2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
  3. 6 cups confectioners’ sugar
  4. ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  5. 1 cup cherry preserves, strained, for garnish

DIRECTIONS

STEP 1

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Make the cupcakes: Line cupcake tins with baking cups. Sift flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ¾ teaspoon salt into a medium bowl. Combine milk and vanilla in a measuring cup.

STEP 2

  • Beat butter with a mixer on medium-high speed until pale and fluffy. Reduce speed to medium, and gradually add granulated sugar in a slow, steady stream. Beat until pale and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Reduce speed to low, and add flour mixture in 3 additions, alternating with milk mixture, beginning and ending with flour.

STEP 3

  • In a clean bowl, whisk egg whites with a mixer on medium-high speed until stiff peaks form. Fold one-third of the whites into the cupcake batter. Fold in remaining egg whites in 2 batches.

STEP 4

  • Divide batter among baking cups, filling each halfway full. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center of each comes out clean and the tops spring back when lightly touched, 18 to 20 minutes. Let cool completely in tins set on wire racks.

STEP 5

  • Meanwhile, make the caramel: Bring granulated sugar and water to a boil in a small high-sided saucepan, stirring, until sugar dissolves. Reduce heat to medium-high, and cook until mixture just starts to turn pale gold around edges. Remove from heat, and immediately pour caramel onto a rimmed baking sheet. Working quickly, tilt pan to spread caramel to edges to make a very thin layer. Let cool to harden.

STEP 6

  • Make the frosting: Beat cream cheese and butter with a mixer on medium-high speed until pale and fluffy. Gradually add confectioners’ sugar and vanilla. Beat until creamy and spreadable.

STEP 7

  • Frost each cupcake using an offset spatula. Twist pan to release and break caramel in order for it to resemble broken glass. Place a shard or 2 of caramel “glass” in the center of each cupcake. Drizzle or pipe cherry preserves where caramel has entered the cupcake.

Haunted House- A BATIM Fic

I saw a post about this on @doodledrawsthings feed and I couldn’t help myself. My favorite ink demon and my favorite holiday? Together? It was too good to pass up! That being said apologies in advance to all the lovely people named Mick out there, it just sounded like the douchiest name I could think of while I was writing, but it is not a reflection on you. Once again this takes place in Doodles’ Hell’s Studio AU. Some mild swearing, but that’s about it. Enjoy!

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Vamp Attack Halloween Cake

I made a red velvet cake figuring the deep red colour is nice and vampy and perfect for Halloween. The filling added to the look in all its raspberry deliciousness oozy gruesomeness. But the best part about the vamp attack cake? Its pretty simple to decorate.

The vampire bites were made easy thanks a set of plastic costume teeth, you know the ones that make you look like your wearing a mouth guard rather than having fangs. Who knew they’d have other uses than looking dorky, pressing the fake fangs into the outer fondant layer of the cake leaves a prefect bite mark. A bit of red makes the bites stand out against the stark white of the cake, giving you a yummy Halloween centrepiece.

Vamp Attack Cake 

  1. 600 grams white fondant
  2. plastic vampire fangs

Raspberry Filling

  1. 2 cup fresh or thawed raspberries
  2. 6 tablespoons sugar
  3. 3 teaspoon cornstarch
  4. 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  5. 2 teaspoon fresh squeezed lemon juice

To make the filling-

  • Combine the raspberries, sugar, cornstarch, vanilla and lemon juice in a small saucepan. Cook, until the raspberries begin to break apart and lose their juices.
  • Press the mixture through a fine sieve to remove the majority of the pips, return the strained mixture to the pan, Stir, and cook until the filling boils and thickens (about 5 minutes). Remove from the heat and allow to cool completely. While the filling is cooling make the cakes.
  • Put 2 tablespoons of the filling aside to make the fake blood for the outside of the cake.

Red Velvet Cake

  1. 3 ½ cups plain flour, sifted
  2. 170 grams butter, softened
  3. 2 cups sugar
  4. 3 large eggs, at room temperature
  5. 6 tablespoons red food colouring
  6. 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
  7. 1 ½ teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  8. ½ teaspoon salt
  9. 1 ½ cups buttermilk
  10. 1 ½ teaspoons cider vinegar
  11. 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda

To make the cake-

  • Preheat your oven to 180°C. Grease and lightly flour two 8 inch cake pans, line the bottoms with baking paper circles and lightly flour the sides.
  • Add the butter and sugar to your mixer bowl, beat on medium until very light and fluffy, it will take a few minutes.
  • Add in the eggs, one at a time, beat well after each addition.
  • Stir the red food colouring, cocoa, and vanilla in a small bowl to form a paste . Add the red paste to the batter and mix well, evenly dispersing the colour.
  • Mix the salt into the buttermilk. Add a third of the buttermilk and a third of the flour to the batter, beat until just incorporated (do not over beat). Repeat with the remaining thirds.
  • Stir the vinegar and baking soda in a small bowl. Add to the batter and mix well.
  • Scrape down the sides of the bowl making sure all the ingredients are evenly mixed and the batter is smooth.
  • Divide the batter evenly between the two cake tins. Bake for 40-45 minutes, or until a cake tester inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. Allow the cakes to cool in the pans for 1 hour. Gently remove the cakes from the tins and allow to cool completely on a wire rack. While the cakes are cooling make the vanilla frosting.

Fluffy Vanilla Frosting

  1. 200 grams unsalted butter, room temperature
  2. 3 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted
  3. ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  4. 1 tablespoon of milk (if necessary)

To make the frosting-

  • Beat butter with mixer on medium-high until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Switch the speed to low-medium so you don’t end up in a cloud of sugar.
  • Add the confectioners’ sugar, ½ cup at a time, beating well after each addition and scraping down the side with a spatula.
  • Add the vanilla and beat frosting on high for about 3 minutes, it will get very pale and be light and airy. If the frosting is too thick beat in a little milk.

Raspberry Chocolate ‘Blood’ Sauce

  1. 2 tablespoons raspberry filling
  2. 1 tablespoon cornflour
  3. 1 teaspoon red food colouring
  4. 1 teaspoon chocolate syrup

To make the fake blood-

  • Strain the raspberry filling to make sure there are not leftover seeds. Add all ingredients to a small bowl and mix well . The Chocolate syrup will give the fake blood a bit more realistic colour. 

To Assemble the cake-

  • Trim the raised tops off each of the cakes. Cut each of the cakes into 2 even layers. ( I finally bought a cake cutting wire, its the best thing ever people! If you don’t have one I’d really recommend it, even layers every time!)
  • Spoon roughly ½ of a cup of the vanilla frosting into a piping bag. Place bottom layer of cake onto plate. Pipe a ring of frosting around the edge of the cake to stop the raspberry filling escaping.
  • Spoon in a third for the raspberry frosting and smooth over. Top with the next layer of cake and repeat the piping and filling, finishing with the top layer of cake.
  • Spread a thin crumb coat of vanilla frosting over the entire cake.
  • Spoon on the remaining frosting and spread in a thicker smooth layer over the entire cake.
  • Dust your work surface (I use a silicone mat) with a little cornflour and roll out the fondant to roughly 7mm thickness. 
  • Drape the rolled fondant over the cake. Smooth the fondant over the cake, starting at the top then working down the sides. Pull the fondant away from the cake sides as necessary to avoid creases forming.
  • Run the fondant smoothers over the top and around the sides to get a nice flat Finish. 
  • Trim the excess fondant from the base of the cake with a sharp knife.
  • Now for the fun part. Press fang marks all over the cake using the plastic teeth.
  • Spoon some of the raspberry chocolate 'blood’ into a small squeesy bottle. Fill each of the teeth marks with a little fake blood. Add drips and puddles where you like.
  • To make the spray splatter look, start by placing the cake on top of newspaper to ensure you do not make a mess. Make sure you cover the wall behind too.
  • Empty most of the remaining raspberry chocolate sauce from the squeezy bottle.The little bit of sauce left the the bottle should squeeze out in a splatter. The less sauce in the bottle the finer the spray with be. Go crazy and cover the cake as much as you like.

rose-of-yonezawa  asked:

Happy National Kiss Day love 💋💋💋💋💋

Sorry this reply was late!!!

Happy Kiss day!

Here is Ieyasu Tokugawa/MC! Thanks for remembering me for a holiday (had no idea there even was a national kiss day!- Is it even a holiday? LOL.)

Hope you had plenty of celebratory kisses! (If that is what’s done on international kiss day- if not, please forget how awkward that sounded….Lol.)


Sorry If I missed you:

@suzunesays, @dreamfar628, @glentia, @viridian99, @saizoswife, @otomefromtheheart, @moonlight-nightingale, @jemchew

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Hi. I’m taking commissions for pet portraits again this year. $120 for a 10in by 10in black and white drawing, shipping included. I’ll also email you a high res scan of the drawing. I have a limited number of space for portraits in time for the holiday season. Email me at everydaypants@gmail.com with 2-3 photos, let me know if you’d like a name banner and any specific flowers, and if you’d like a portrait in time for the holidays or have no deadline. Thanks!

A Feminist Reading List for the Holidays 

Books by strong, spirited, whip-smart, flawed, fantastic, human, devastatingly talented women for anyone - female, male, or otherwise - on your list.

woconutty  asked:

Reddie!

Who would throw the other in the pool: we all know this would be eddie. even my dog knows this would be eddie. the little scene with eddie pretending to drown richie in the movie is only proof of this yo

Who is the better carer when the other is sick: honestly bros do i really have to answer this. i even wrote a oneshot on this. EDDIE <3

Who would force the other to do extreme sports with them: RICHIE. Richie would show up at Eddie’s door with snowboards and go LET’S GO TO COLORADO and Eddie’s mom just faints right then and there. It wouldn’t take much since Eddie is pretty much starved for adventure as well since his mother keeps him from doing anything fun. Don’t mean Eddie won’t be complaining the entire time. “You say yes to being his boyfriend once and suddenly that’s permission for adventures to hell” 

Who would cook the better romantic dinner: Honestly i have such a headcanon that Richie can cook since his parents didn’t pay attention to him and probably didn’t know what food he liked or what food he was allergic to or hated. this led him to learning how to cook. he learned how to cook for himself, but then he met eddie and boom now they have midnight food sessions where richie cooks and eddie tries it and says his opinion. 

Who would be building the blanket fort in the living room: honestly both bros like can you imagine the two idiots trying to decide how big the fort will be, and where it’s going to be?? “richie, you’re supposed to use chairs to make the ceiling of it. we are not putting nails in the ceiling to hang it up-PUT THAT FUCKING HAMMER DOWN WE ARE NOT DOING THAT”

Who would have the best holiday ideas: richie knows shit about holidays since his family never really included him in stuff, so eddie is the one who takes the holidays seriously and plans stuff out. “YOU GET A TREE FROM A PLACE NEAR GROCERY STORES WHAT THE FUCK MADE YOU THINK CUTTING DOWN A TREE AND THEN JUST FUCKING PLACING IT ON THE CARPET IS WHAT YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO DO”

Who would need to clean out the other’s stuff to make room for their own: okay but richie has so much shit guys. he has so many interests so he just generally has a bunch of random shit, and eddie nearly faints at how many boxes he has so they both take their time and go through each of them to throw stupid shit stuff away