Category: General

GeneralFashion Confections from Molly Bakes Cupcakes

 
They’ve provided us with some serious eye candy over the years, but now a few of fashion’s biggest names can be gobbled up as sugary sweet confections for your tasters too! Created by UK based bakery Molly Bakes Cupcakes, these cute little cake pops idolize the likes of André Leon Talley, Karl Lagerfeld, Anna Wintour, Donatella Versace, Victoria Beckham, and Vivienne Westwood.
 


 
And we have these folks to thank for dreaming up the idea for their Christmas party: the British Fashion Council staff. How sweet!
 

 

GeneralSingle On Valentine’s Day? Five Ideas for Beating the Blues



 
We hear it every year around this time:  
“It will happen when you least expect it.” 
“Enjoy being single while you can!”
“I wish I had the free time to go out with my girlfriends!”
 
Yuch. Annoying right? Especially when you pair these helpful sayings with cutesy hearts, stuffed animals, and eighty tons of milk chocolate. I feel your pain, so this year, I decided to hunt down some legitimately non-lame ideas for all you girls out there without a date. 
 
1. Visit a person who has lost their Valentine. There are a lot of elderly people out there who have lived some incredible romances of their own, and I’ll just bet they’ve got a thing or two to say about true love. Grab another single gal, and spend an hour or two with listening to their stories. You might just make a friend while you’re at it.
 

 
2. Make a video montage, a la The Sweetest Thing:
 
(Apologies for the German subtitles; it’s still awesome, I promise.)
 
3. Get dressed up. Just because you don’t have a guy to show off for, it doesn’t mean you don’t have an excuse to look hot. Slip on one of your sexiest dresses, do your ‘do, grab a girlfriend, and Photobooth it up in the mall with a pretzel and a slushie.
 

 
4. Do nothing. How often do you get to do that? Pick up your favorite junk food, put on your comfiest sweat pants, and hit the couch for a little Dinner for One:
 

5. Stay off Facebook and Twitter. This is probably the best advice I’ve heard in a long time. Reading gooey love messages and recaps of the salmon dinner people are eating is never good. Instead, try that old-fashioned form of communication and get out a pen and a notecard and hand write (I know, right? What is that!?) a letter to somebody who would least expect it.

 
Any ladies out there have your own single solutions to Valentines Day? I’d love to hear them!
 
(Images courtesy of Sweetandtalented.com, We Heart ItEtsy, and Google Images.) 

GeneralDIY: Valentine’s Day Silhouettes

 

1. Materials:
- Cardstock (light and dark)
- Scissors
- Glue
- White pencil or chalk
- Paint, markers or colored pencils
- Black Marker or Sharpie
- Lace
 
2. Profile Photos: Find profile photos of you and your significant other. Play around with them until they are the right size and print them out (they don’t need to be good quality at all). Trace the photos with a Sharpie and carefully cut them out. Pay attention around the face, as those are the characteristics that make us look the most like us!
3. Trace the Silhouettes: Use your white pencil to trace what will be the back of your cutouts. Carefully cut them out.
 
4. Assemble your Card: Glue down all the pieces and press flat under a heavy book. Decorate as you like!
 

GeneralPillow Talk: Connecting Lovers One Heartbeat at a Time

If you’ve even been in a long distance relationship or spent long periods of time away from your loved one, then you know how lonely the nights can be. 
 
Despair no longer, however, because all that might be changing. Photographer and Designer extraordinare Joanna Montgomery is working to get final funding for a product she’s calling “Pillow Talk.”
 
 
Here’s how she describes it:
 
“Pillow Talk is a project aiming to connect long distance lovers. Each person has a pillow for their bed and a ring sensor which they wear to sleep at night. The sensor wirelessly communicates with the other person’s pillow; when one person goes to bed, their lover’s pillow begins to glow softly to indicate their presence. Placing your head on the pillow allows you to hear the real-time heartbeat of your loved one.”
 
 And here’s a video showing how it really works:
 
 
I think this is such a sweet idea! Unfortunately, there aren’t any pillow sets available yet as there is not quite enough money for production, but with the substantial funding it has already received and donations on PayPal, Joanna hopes to get it it going very soon – hopefully by some time in 2012. You can check out the development on her company’s website, Little Riot, or on their Facebook page, which indicates pre-orders may even start next month!
 
 
Oh technology, the things you come up with! Now wouldn’t that be a Valentine’s Day present to remember!

General15 Hilarious Roommate Notes

Umm . . . I don’t even think I need to explain any of these.
 
Enjoy.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
If you, or any of your roomies, have ever written such a legacy, please share!