it just sticks to them and makes them sticky

Places to Put Sigils!

Below is a list of many places/ideas for you to put sigils. Sigils are probably one of the most simple, yet effective forms of magick, I use them all the time! If you’re lost for uses of them, I hope this helps!

Favourite Books- If there is a book you often read, you could put an important sigil on the back of the cover, so when you open the book you will see it. You could also use a protection sigil for the book. (Maybe on your grimoire?)

Mirrors- You can use whiteboard markers to put sigils in the corners of your mirror, so when you get ready in the morning, or whenever you’re near the mirror, you see the sigil. This is perfect for self-confidence or self-love sigils.

Sticky notes or cards- Draw a small sigil on small square of paper so you can fit it into a locket and wear it around your neck. This would be great for protection sigils, attraction sigils etc

Stationery- This one was asked in my ask box, whether you can carve sigils into pencils etc, and the answer is yes! You can put sigils on your stationery, or in your pencil case etc to encourage positive feedback in exams, concentration and happy studying

On calendars- If there is an important date coming up on the calendar, put a sigil on it, attracting positive vibes towards it!

Windows- Use a whiteboard marker and put sigils in the corner of the window to make sure you’re always looking at a happy sight. (I don’t know if many people would go to the effort to do this, but if you want, go for it!)

Sewn to clothes- You could embroider a sigil on the back side of a coat or piece of clothing to protect you. (choose one of those double fabrics, the ones that won’t go through to the other side)

 On your body- If you can find non-toxic markers that you can use to draw on your skin, you could draw sigils on your upper thigh, or places where they are not so noticeable. This is good for body confidence sigils etc

Sentimental items- Draw a sigil on a sticky note and stick it to items of sentimental value to protect them, or maybe attract certain things concerned with the item

Bottom of your shoes- You could place sigils on the bottom of your shoes for protection when walking home. 

Garden- You could make little ornaments for your garden with sigils on them to promote happy growing

Hairbrush- you could put a sigil on the handle of your hairbrush, to promote hair growth 

You just have to get creative with it!! I’ll post more soon! xx 

anonymous asked:

What are your top 5 study tips?

Helloo!

These answers are slightly obscure (but they’re good!):

  • Have a bedside table and a lamp (with dimming settings). There’s casual ways to keep studying. This is one of them. 
    • I get in bed about 30/40minutes before I want to sleep. I put my phone on silent (and it’s out of reach). Then I sit up in bed and read (the dim lamp helps me doze off and I can just reach over and turn it off when I’m done, instead of getting out of bed). 
    • The bedside table gives me easy access to my current reads!
  • Buy a clipboard: print off the journal articles you need to read for tomorrow’s lecture and sit up in bed annotating them. Then turn the lamp off and sleep.
  • Keep your favourite snacks with you when studying:
    • To stop me from getting up and wondering around (aka scavenging for food) I keep treats near my desk (I like apples, sweets and water).
  • Make lists: not a list for the week, or the day but for the specific study session. Write down what you want to achieve in the next 2/3hours and do it! 
  • Use sticky tabs in your books:
    • But always write on sticky tabs! Don’t just stick them in, always scribble something. Why did you put it there? You will forget if you don’t write it down. 

I hope these are helpful. 

Holtzmann always dealt with her mental health issues alone until the ghostbusters found their way into her heart and completely dismantled every wall she thought she had. Which she thought was a bad thing- until she realized it wasn’t at all.

Patty always holds her when she’s craving touch to feel grounded, when she’s dissociating from a flashback of her rough childhood. The first time she does it, Holtzmann flinches but eases into her arms eventually, her quick breathing slowing down enough after long moments. Long enough for her to get the courage to whisper “I like it that you’re tall.” And Patty pecks her on the forehead and laughs.

Erin and her stay up late, into the early hours of the morning talking about their past, “comparing notes” as Erin called it once. In the warm months they take it up onto the roof and play with each others fingers, hands intertwined as they sometimes cry, or sometimes get angry for themselves, for each other. Sometimes they make light of it all too. Black humor. But always they talk. They talk and inch closer to each other until the next step always feels like kissing but it never is. They’re both nervous. Unsure. But they’re both safe. And happy. Happy.

Abby makes Holtz tea. Abby makes Holtz eat by placing Pringles in her desk drawer and fruit snacks in her tool box. She buys her favorite sandwich when she goes out to grab lunch. Abby leaves her notes sometimes that used to embarrass her. Little neon sticky notes: “sleep before 3am Holtzy”, “you can do this!”, “don’t forget dinner tonight. Check the fridge.” “We missed you at the bar tonight.” Or sometimes she just hides little stickies of hearts or geometric shapes or flowers (or on one memorable occasion, stick figure doodles with giant dicks…) everywhere, so that it takes Holtzmann forever to find them. Gives her something to do when she’s restless and deep into her own head.

And Holtzmann loves them. She loves all of them so much. And she tries her best to give back but she’s so overwhelmed by the feeling of being loved, respected, truly appreciated so much that it never feels like enough. But she saves all of Abby’s notes and makes her a clever, heartfelt collage of all the best post it drawings and gives it to Abby for her birthday anyway. With a small store bought card. Blank inside except for the generic happy birthday text in arial font and her own cramped messy scrawl, “love you. Thank you.”

She puts fresh daisies on Erin’s desk every Monday. Because she knows they’re Erin’s favorite and the smell of flowers can help keep her calm. Less claustrophobic when she’s stuck at her desk with a rough equation all day. They never talk about it. They don’t talk about how Holtz has Erin’s coffee and bagel shop order completely memorized either. And Holtzmann can always tell when Erin is having a rough day. So she dances a little more, flirts a little harder. Anything to see Erin smile.

Finally Holtz touches Patty whenever she gets the chance. Wants to give some tactile appreciation right back, because she knows it’s the language Patty’s heart speaks in. So there’s always little squeezes in celebration after a good bust. Playful slaps on the back when Patty makes a good joke. Little silly pokes to the forehead or the shoulder to get her attention. Leaning into her to read over her shoulder when they’re all doing research. She knows Patty loves to feel grounded and loved and close to their little family as much as she does. But Abby and Erin aren’t as touchy feely (even though..does Erin look jealous at times? She doesn’t know) so she tries to make up for it ten fold.

Holtzmann will do this all for them until the day she dies. They are her first family after all.

Some mostly Marinette headcanons bc I was bored in class and now i’m bored out of class

  • Marinette loves Maths and Science and she’s not too great at Lit but she still really enjoys it. 
    • She loves school even though she’s late a lot or misses classes because of Ladybug duties and she wants to excel!! 
    • Sometimes the work load makes her feel dead inside, but it’s all stuff she wants to learn about and understand and make her own opinions about.
    • She loves learning!! She loves being able to explain things and help out her friends when they don’t understand things! She loves when they can do the same for her because that means they’re doing great and she’s proud of them
  • Right now she wants to be a fashion designer, but she’ll eventually want to be a textile engineer too
  • She really wants to make clothes for women that incorporate things she hears her classmates complain about sometimes
    • these things include:
      • cute and more available plus-size clothing
      • pockets!!
      • comfortable but still fashionable
      • clothes that’re water resistant
      • lighter clothes that keep in warmth
      • more breathable outfits
      • etc
  • She’s not the best at baking, but she pours all her love into the hobby and things always turn out okay
  • Reading poetry is one of her favorite things to do and it helps her unwind
  • She puts sticky notes all over her friends’ stuff that say positive things
    • Alya gets most bc she’s Mari’s best friend 
      • sometimes they get in her hair and those are the ones alya really loves because they’re the ones marinette puts a lot of thought into and are transferred over by hugs
    • Adrien collects every sticky note she gives and sticks them around his computer monitors
    • Nino likes to make little pieces of music with them as inspiration and sings them back to her
    • Chloe brushes them off as silly but Mari knows she appreciates them a lot so gives her extra ones
  • Loves the smell of flowers, her balcony becomes more and more like a garden every month
  • Sitting out on her balcony at night is super relaxing
    • sometimes she’ll fall asleep out there, and usually one of the local heroes finds a blanket to cover her with
    • other times she just sits there and enjoys the quiet
    • or even talked with the heroes or calls up her friends for midnight chats about everything and nothing
    • ponders what life will be like when she doesn’t have to be ladybug anymore
  • KNITTING NEEDLES IN HER HAIR WHEN SHE WEARS A BUN!!!
  • She really fucking loves storms
    • As Marinette, she’ll just stand in the pouring rain and let it wash over her. She’ll hold out her arms and angle her face towards the sky and just stand there until she has to go, or until it ends.
    • As Ladybug, she likes laying down on different roof tops, sitting on the edges of buildings, and flying through the rain. It gets a bit slippery to land, but she loves the feeling of rain and wind splashing in her face while she swings around
    • Thunder is one of her favorite sounds
    • Lightning is fucking awesome and she’s drawn up a few outfits inspired by its asymmetry
    • When she gets out of the rain and it’s still raining, she’ll 100% stare out the window and just watch it. Loves candle light durng storms too, so she’ll shut off all the lights if possible
    • hot chocolate and warm pajamas and a pile of blankets while she watches and listens to the rain hit the glass of her rooftop hatch makes for the perfect night
    • loves cuddling during storms too
    • always sets her head on chat’s, bee’s, paon’s, or vixen’s shoulder
  • Has a few chocolate bars on hand at all times in case someone’s having a bad day, has low blood sugar, etc.
  • She doesn’t like bugs or mice or critters like that, but she also doesn’t wish any harm on them. She’ll capture them and get someone else to let them outside
  • Art is one of her favorite things. She’s not very good aside from clothing design, but it’s still fun to do
  • She has a crush on adrien, alya, nino, and chloe and has no idea what to do about it so she just does nothing and dies everytime she almost slips up and confesses to one of them
  • She makes alya, nino, and chloe a scarf just like she made for Adrien
  • Never gets enough sleep and doesn’t like coffee so she usually ends up falling asleep on whoever she’s sitting by in class
    • Chloe always sends pics of her notes one those days
    • Alya is the comfiest
    • Nino is the warmest
    • Adrien falls asleep with her even after the coffee
Why are trigger warnings important?

Think of trigger warnings as a wet floor sign. Someone spilled juice in the middle of the store. What happens if no one puts a wet floor sign there?

Well, maybe I’m okay with stepping in juice. It’s gross yeah but it’s not like I’m really that affected by it. The stickiness doesn’t bother me all too much.

For someone else, though, maybe they’re significantly less okay with stepping in juice. Maybe the sounds of their shoes making that sticking noise every time they take a step bothers them. Maybe the way they have to try really hard to lift their shoe up off the ground bugs them. Bottom line is, they’re uncomfortable. They don’t feel okay. Even if it’s just mild discomfort, this could have been prevented by a wet floor sign warning then.

And then there’s the people who have poor coordination or poor vision. They don’t see the juice, and they end up slipping and falling. Now they’re hurt. Really hurt. Hurt by something extremely avoidable. And it’s not their fault, because, how could they have known it would be there? If someone had either cleaned up and gotten rid of the puddle, or put a sign down warning people of the puddle, then maybe this person wouldn’t have fallen. Now someone got really hurt, unnecessarily, because of a lack of care.

It takes 2 seconds to put down a wet floor sign.

It takes 2 seconds to tag “tw/cw _______”

Here, I just spent an hour kicking this around with @sourbluefreezy so you guys get to have the Overwatch R76 redneck AU I’ll never write.  I hate this so much, it won’t get out of my head.  I can’t bring myself to go there, except I think about hot summer nights in the country with the insects buzzing and Jack sitting around on the porch with his shirt off and a cold beer and I can’t stop.

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Places to Put Sigils!

owlsgrimoire:

Below is a list of many places/ideas for you to put sigils. Sigils are probably one of the most simple, yet effective forms of magick, I use them all the time! If you’re lost for uses of them, I hope this helps!

Favourite Books- If there is a book you often read, you could put an important sigil on the back of the cover, so when you open the book you will see it. You could also use a protection sigil for the book. (Maybe on your grimoire?)

Mirrors- You can use whiteboard markers to put sigils in the corners of your mirror, so when you get ready in the morning, or whenever you’re near the mirror, you see the sigil. This is perfect for self-confidence or self-love sigils.

Sticky notes or cards- Draw a small sigil on small square of paper so you can fit it into a locket and wear it around your neck. This would be great for protection sigils, attraction sigils etc

Stationery- This one was asked in my ask box, whether you can carve sigils into pencils etc, and the answer is yes! You can put sigils on your stationery, or in your pencil case etc to encourage positive feedback in exams, concentration and happy studying

On calendars- If there is an important date coming up on the calendar, put a sigil on it, attracting positive vibes towards it!

Windows- Use a whiteboard marker and put sigils in the corner of the window to make sure you’re always looking at a happy sight. (I don’t know if many people would go to the effort to do this, but if you want, go for it!)

Sewn to clothes- You could embroider a sigil on the back side of a coat or piece of clothing to protect you. (choose one of those double fabrics, the ones that won’t go through to the other side)

 On your body- If you can find non-toxic markers that you can use to draw on your skin, you could draw sigils on your upper thigh, or places where they are not so noticeable. This is good for body confidence sigils etc

Sentimental items- Draw a sigil on a sticky note and stick it to items of sentimental value to protect them, or maybe attract certain things concerned with the item

Bottom of your shoes- You could place sigils on the bottom of your shoes for protection when walking home. 

Garden- You could make little ornaments for your garden with sigils on them to promote happy growing

Hairbrush- you could put a sigil on the handle of your hairbrush, to promote hair growth 

You just have to get creative with it!! I’ll post more soon! xx 

Stain Glass Windows!

A friend of mine and I had 2 craft days recently, where we each made a stain glass widow type paper cutting. It was a heap of fun, and is a very versatile craft if you want some sort of picture to represent a deity or concept! It did take us two days to do, due to how fiddly the cutting was, but is well worth it.

Here is the finished product, and I will include a step by step guide below, for those who wish to do one, too!


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To complete this craft, you will need the following things.

  • Card Stock or Hard Paper, the sort you get at a news agent.
  • Cuticle Scissors, Stanley Knife or Craft Knife.
  • Your Choice of cellophane or tissue paper.
  • Clear Contact.
  • Four hard/heavy things.
  • Tweezers (optional)

Step One.

You’re going to want to draw up a concept. I went with Hathor, and decided to go with her cow head form, and my friend wanted to have a fox peeking out of the grass.

I wanted to include the picture of my concept, but I seem to have lost it. If I come across it in the future, I’ll update this guide.

Once you’ve got your concept started and fleshed out, you’ll want to start sectioning off where you will be cutting.  This is done by drawing small or large sectioned within your original image. I marked all the parts that I would be cutting out with a dot, to help keep track of things.

Step Two.

Begin to Cut! Burn out and drop in quality are real threats with this sort of craft, so taking breaks is highly recommended. It will take a while, but just take your time and enjoy it. I used a craft knife, but cuticle scissors or Stanley knives are also a possibility. Be sure to put down some sort of cutting mat, too, so you don’t cut the table you’re working on. I used a cardboard box and it was fine.

Step Three.

This step is best done in one big chunk (for best results) so if you haven’t taken a break yet, please do!


Here is where the contact and cellophane/tissue paper comes in, and this is a very fiddly bit. You can use your fingers to place the pieces, but for some of the smaller parts, it might be easier to use the tweezers.

Measure out the contact so it’s a bit bigger than the shape, you’ll want to give yourself a decent amount of room all the way around it, trust me. Once you unfold it, use your four hard/heavy things (we used candles) to hold down the sides of the contact, and have to contact on the table, sticky side up.

Once the contact is in place, place your card cutting FACE DOWN and begin to push it down, you’ll probably notice it sticking up here and there, just push it down and make it all flat and stuck.

If you are using different colours, you’ll have to remember where you wanted them, and begin to place them onto the contact. Once the cellophane/tissue paper is down, just push on it and it’ll stick to the contact easily.

Because we used black paper, we found that putting something light/white under it helped us find the spots we missed, so that is a piece of advice when choosing where to do this activity!

The sticking continues to happen till it’s all coloured, and don’t worry if it looks a bit messy on the back, it’ll be on your wall, on your mirror, or in a window. Either way,  you’ll see the pretty side!


Once you’ve got all your cellophane and tissue paper down, you’ll want to get out another strip of clear contact. This one you’ll be placing over the top, sticky side down. Try and start at one end/side, and do it slowly, as this part can be a pain. It might also help to get a friend as an extra pair of hands is always welcomed!

Step Four.

Cut the remaining clear contact away, and turn it over to admire your work!

Note:
My friend and I used a combination of tissue paper, normal cellophane, and metallic cellophane. If you’re using the metallic, be sure to put the colour you want down, as it often has silver on the back. It should also be noted that the metallic cellophane looks best against a wall, as it can look grey or black when light passes through it.

This last image demonstrates how the metallic cellophane works on different surfaces, so keep that in mind!


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So that’s tutorial one out of the way! My computer is back up and running so the blog will be active once more, and I’m hoping to finish the other tutorial over the next couple of days. Blessed Be!

- Tinne

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HOW I STUDY FOR TESTS (AP MICRO ECON):

  • take notes on the chapter on post-its: I did a color-coding system, pink for key terms and green for examples or side notes. After reading each subsection, stick a sticky note on the top of it and paraphrase the section in your own words. This forces you to remember better because you thought of the definition yourself!
  • take notes on an ap guide book or class notes on post-its:  I wanted extra practice so I used an ap prep book for ap econ (5 steps to a 5) and took notes on that as well. These ap books are often shorter and have more key information so I prefer them sometimes. I didn’t have much class notes, but if I did I would make them into post-it notes as well. So repeat the note taking for these different books, and try to add new information as you review each topic. This form of note taking makes you read and search through the same information three times to make concise notes, which helps the memory process.
  • compile them and group them with similar topics and make smooth transitions: after all your notes are done, clear your desk and start sticking them down. you’ll realize that many of them connect to each other: some are examples of a topic, and some are graphs. After all your sticky notes are down, start splitting them into sections. These will guide your notes after.
  • write your notes! look through your little pile of notes for each section of writing. You can write it word for word or change your definition again, as long as you comprehend the topic it’s perfect. 
  • study them! I don’t recommend just going over them and highlighting things because it doesn’t make you remember, instead, go back and annotate key terms and concepts with examples that you think of. This method helps you connect the definition to a physical thing that you’ve heard of or experienced. 

good luck on your tests!!!! 
pop in my ask box for any questions or requests !!

Halloween special, cont.

KiKasa:

Kasamatsu, being near the end of his highschool life, has been to entirely too many haunted house installations to still be scared or even particularly tense. (Nobody talks about the time in middle school when Moriyama came after him in the dark with a pair of gloves covered in play slime. Nobody.)

Kise, on the other hand, spends most of the trip going “wah, scary!!!” at every fake severed ear and day-glo handprint on the walls with something approaching moderate acting capability, grabbing onto Kasamatsu’s arm or trying to hide his face against his shoulder.

Kasamatsu knows he should call bullshit, but whatever, this is obviously Kise being Kise, and Kise will probably explode if forced to rein in his excessively touchy self. So, wevs.

(Somewhere outside of the haunted house, Kobori and Moriyama experience the sudden inexplicable urge to go hit their head against the nearest wall.)

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Dean x Reader One Shot

Title: Late Night Breakfasts

Based on the song Idfc by Blackbear, as per anonymous request :)

Word Count: 1,661

His smile.

Oh, God, his smile.

You felt your stomach flip and you smiled  back, then dropped your eyes to the diner table in front of you.  Anything to get your eyes off that smile, anything to get your mind away from whatever feelings you unintentionally associated with that smile.  Anything to not be feeling that right then.

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anonymous asked:

What do you use post it notes for?

So many things, I have a slight obsession so here is a list:

  1. Sticking on my notes and in books/text books to make a note of any questions/comments I have (I use yellow for questions and green for comments)
  2. To separate out flashcards into sections of what I know and what still needs for practise (I usually use the thinner rectangular post its for this or I just cut regular ones in half)
  3. To stick in my planner or on my notice board to remind me of things I have to do
  4. To write key facts on and then stick around my room where I will see them regularly as I find that that makes it easier to learn and remember important stuff
  5. To write phone numbers, addresses and things like that on and then give to people
  6. To create history time lines as there are loads of different colours so you can colour code easily and they’re flexible so you can move events around and regroup them
  7. To condense my notes so they’re easy to carry around and/or stick on my pages of notes
  8. I also write motivational messages on post it notes and stick them around my room and leave them at various points through my notes just to give me a boost when I’m studying
  9. To create lift the flap parts of my notes which are really useful when trying to learn new vocab 
  10. To use when I have to learn how to match things up (for example enzymes and what they catalyse as I can write all the enzymes in one colour and what they catalyse in another and match them up several times before just piling them back up and waiting till I need to use them next)
  11. When learning a foreign language I stick them on various items with the word for that item in the other language written on there (for example I’d have the Spanish word for mirror stuck on my mirror and so on)
  12. To mark my place in my text book so I don’t have to struggle to find where I left off
  13. I also write small to-do-lists on post it notes and then stick them up around my desk as they’re easy to add to and quick to make
  14. I cut off the sticky part and then wrap it around an electrical cable to identify it which comes in handy when I have a large number of cables
  15. I also use them for doodling when I’m studying as it stops me doodling on my notes or homework and then having to explain why there are little things drawn all over it

Well these are all the uses I can think of at the moment, I hope this helped!

Things that helped my productivity:

1) Get an internet blocker that blocks certain websites for a certain time. I used StayFocusd. It has options to block specific websites or full on nuke them all. I nuked them all when doing mock exams to resist the temptation to look up answers.

2) Move places. Swap between your room, the library, a different library - I even used the communal area (living room) in my student house when my housemates were out. 

3) If you like music, have a playlist so you don’t have to keep choosing songs. 

4) After completing a task, write it down. It helped me to see how much I was actually working on. Blank list = oh dear, I should probably do something useful. (I never liked to-do lists because I’d either work through everything too quickly just to cross them off or make an impossible list that would never be finished).

5) Schedule a tea break or something. I’d get a drink between the hours where I’d blocked the internet. 

6) Have your phone background as the date you finish for the holidays. Remind yourself that there isn’t long left. 

7) If you know you won’t be contacted for something important, put your phone in a drawer, preferably on the other side of the room to where you’re working. Out of sight out of mind. 

8) Take a day off every now and then. Or even just an afternoon. Especially when you’re just staring into space and not really doing any work anyway. I found taking a break sometimes helped me snap out of this.

9) Avoid tv that you can binge watch. Make a list. You can watch it in the holidays. 

10) Close your bedroom door. That way it’s unlikely for you to be interrupted by friends/housemates/people you live with in halls. 

11) If you’re not one for planning, put your tasks and their due dates on sticky notes and stick them to the wall or a shelf. Get rid of them once the tasks are done. 

12) Have your meals planned so you know exactly what you’re going to have to cook. Saves time as you won’t spend ages making the decision. 

13) Reward yourself. I used chocolate. I don’t like working with music so I’d say I could listen to a song every half an hour too.

14) Go for a walk. I like walking so it was enjoyable for me to walk and think about what I needed to do and what I had been doing. It helped me gather my thoughts along with giving me a break. 

15) Tell people what you’re doing. Say ‘oh I’m just gonna start a past paper’ and then people won’t interrupt you. 

That’s all I think I used to be honest. From a master procrastinator. 

Born to Hand Jive, Baby

for @queerleighyours, sorry I’m late! Happy bday! 


“Stiles, I don’t think this is the best idea.” Scott whispers by his side where they’re peeking at the cheerleaders practicing from under the bleachers. 

Stiles scrunches his upturned nose. “I swear it’s him Scott. I can’t just not talk to him. I don’t think you understand.“ 

Scott scuffs his sneaker against the dirt and rolls his eyes. "So you had some beach fling with the new guy, big-" 

"No! No, Scotty. We made sweet sweet love while the ocean waves crashed and the sun was setting. I didn’t even get sand in my ass, Scott! It was down right magical and I refuse to throw that away!” He shrieks. 

The summer of ‘58 was suppose to be empty and pointless for Stiles, what with Scott spending the Summer with his father and the rest of the Pack doing their own thing. 

Then Stiles met Derek.

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Trying to think what would be a good name for these in Wildstar universe… Hmmm, how about Malgrave Bay Biscuits… a biscuit so nice that Noriack should serve them at the Malgrave Beach party? The Earth bound equivalent would be a certain biscuit served at a certain crimson crustacean named restaurant. Easy to make, and very buttery! Enjoy!

It looks like even Stormtalon might like them too!

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These are perhaps my favorite dinner biscuit right here, and one of the simplest biscuits to do at that. They actually are very similar to a particular restaurant chain named after a certain red crustacean! So enjoy these both for a snack or just to enjoy with dinner. I like to make them small mouth fulls but you can easily double the size and they’ll still come out excellent and make great little sandwich biscuits.

Ingredients: Dry Goods
2 ¼ cups Bisquick
1 Tbsp Garlic Powder
2 Tbsp Dried Parsley Flakes
1 Tsp Baking Powder
½ Tsp baking soda
¼ tsp Sea salt

Wet Goods
1 stick (4 oz) COLD Unsalted butter
1 cup shredded cheese (Your choice, I like cheddar though!)
2/3 cup milk with 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice added (Or 2/3 cup Buttermilk)


Mix together dry goods until well combined.

Using a hand grater, grate the butter directly into the dry goods. Add in the cup of cheese. Use your hands (Or a pair of forks) to mix together butter, flour, and cheese until crumbly. Like making pie dough.

Add in the milk and mix just until the dough comes together. It should be fairly sticky. Allow to rest for ten to fifteen minutes before preparing to bake.

Baking:
Melt half a stick of butter and combine with a tsp of garlic powder and Dried parsley.

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

I used a small disher to do about ¾ to 1oz little scoops of dough and put them on a parchment lined baking sheet. Keep them rounded on the top, don’t flatten them down. These are not rolled biscuits.

Bake for about eight to ten minutes until the tops are lightly browned. Brush immediately with melted garlic butter, let rest for at least five minutes (If you can wait that long) and then enjoy!

These are fine as larger biscuits too, but the bake time should be extended.




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German Inventions: Glue Stick

This week’s invention is a staple in every kindergartner’s life: the glue stick. Tired of messy, sticky, liquid glues, scientists at the Henkel set out to make a more user-friendly adhesive. Liquid glues tend to be made from water soluble adhesives, which gives them the runny, sticky texture. Henkel’s glue stick, which was marketed and sold as the “Pritt Stick” in 1969, used soap gel to stiffen the glue while in the tube, but allowed it to be easily spread and, most importantly, stuck.

The annual global sales of the Henkel “Pritt Stick” hovers just around 100 million, according to the company, and more than 90 million of them are produced in the company’s headquarters in Duesseldorf. This makes the glue stick one of the biggest German success stories. Today, dozens of companies produce the signature lipstick-style glue stick tubes and there is a wide variety of types, colors, and stick-ability. However, for the original glue stick, you have to turn to Henkel!

The glue stick is just one of many German inventions that you probably have lying around your office. Tape, the hole punch, the three-ring binder – all German inventions!