Friday, October 31, 2014

Skeleton Hand Bra DIY

I came across someone wearing a skeleton bra on Tumblr or Instagram and I knew I had to have one. I love skull/skeleton everything and a skeleton hand bra just speaks to me. There was only one small problem, they didn't make my size. It's quite obvious I have a large chest so I wasn't entirely surprised, but I was disappointed. So I decided to make my ow.



I used an old black bra that I don't wear very much and found the skeleton hands at the Halloween costume shop. They are kind of like a thick foam material but I'm sure you can be creative and use whatever you like.

Skeleton Hand Bra DIY

Supplies:

Black Bra
Skeleton Hand Gloves
Hot glue gun
Hot glue sticks



Directions:

1. Remove the skeleton hand from the glove. I started by cutting around the fabric and quickly resorted to just pulling it away from the fabric.



2. Glue the skeleton hands to the bra. It really is that easy.



I wanted the tips of one or two of the fingers to go over the edge slightly since I thought it was a little visually interesting, but it really comes down to personal preference.



Also, my lipstick is OCC Technopagan in case anyone is curious.

Monday, October 6, 2014

I wish I was a Photograph



As always, Andrea Gibson says it best. This is from her poem "I wish I was a Photograph:"

“so wherever you are I hope you’re happy
I really do
I hope the stars are kissing your cheeks tonight
I hope you finally found a way to quit smoking
I hope your lungs are open and breathing your life
I hope there’s a kite in your hand
that’s flying all the way up to orion
and you still got a thousand yards of string to let out
I hope you’re smiling
like god is pulling at the corners of your mouth
cause I might be naked and lonely
shaking branches for bones
but I’m still time zones away
from who I was the day before we met
you were the first mile
where my heart broke a sweat

and I wish you were here
I wish you’d never left
but mostly I wish you well
I wish you my very very best”

You can hear the whole thing here.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Easy Crockpot Pot Roast

I was having friends over for dinner and I decided I wanted to make a pot roast. I'm not sure entirely why I had the urge. I've never been much of a pot roast fan. But with the season changing and the crisp autumn breezes kicking in, there was something satisfying about the thought of a roast with veggies and gravy. I was also looking for a recipe that would be simple and pretty fuss free.

That's exactly what I found.



I adapted this recipe a little bit. Mostly I added mushrooms and some red wine but that's entirely up to you. If you find your gravy to be a little too thin, just add a little cornstarch and you'll be good to go.

Nom.

Would I make this again? Already have another roast in the freezer!

Ingredients:

1 (10.75 ounce) can of condensed cream of mushroom soup
1 (1 ounce) package dry onion soup mix
1 can of beef stock
5 1/2 pounds pot roast
1 sprig of rosemary
3 sprigs of thyme
salt & pepper to taste

Optional:
1 bag of baby carrots
1 pound of sliced mushrooms
1 onion, sliced
1 cup of red wine


Directions:

1.In a slow cooker, mix cream of mushroom soup, dry onion soup mix, and beef stock.

2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add roast, browing well on all sides.

3. Place pot roast in slow cooker and coat with soup mixture. Cook on High setting for 3 to 4 hours, or on Low setting for 8 to 9 hours.

4. During the last hour or two, add mushrooms to a pan and sauté for several minutes until soft. Add the red wine and bring to a boil. Pour the mushrooms and wine over the roast and add the carrots and sliced onions as well.

5. Finish cooking until the meat is tender and the vegetables are soft.



Adapted from allrecipes.