Thursday Things

Time for a few Thursday Things.  A few eye-catching and noteworthy items this week include:

1. Casetagram.  Make an iphone case from your Instagram photos.  Holy coolness and I think I have to start designing mine.  As soon as I get our holiday card designed.

2. Lens Skins  I didn’t even know these existed.  It’s both fashionable and functional because it adds a layer of scratch protection to your lens.


3. When I was out in my neighborhood in the evening before garbage pickup day, I noticed a man with a headlamp on.  He was apparently taking his trash-can rummaging very seriously and needed to illuminate the situation.  I see lots of people dumpster diving but he was the first with a headlamp that I’ve seen.

4. Joy’s 10 Real-Talk Blog Tips.  The best and most honest set of blogging tips I’ve read in ages.  Or ever.

I have a Blogging 101 series but Joy is my hero.

5. Cultures for Health. If you want to ferment anything, this place rocks.

Cheese, yogurt, homemade kefir

Homemade Komboucha (also here, here, here)

I love playing with bacteria.  And drinking homemade komboucha

6. Also see the Happy Herbalist for komboucha making info.  If you think Alton Brown can geek out, wait til you read Eddie’s site.

7. SpaBettie turned me onto these Bakers Edge pans.  If you like extra edges, these are for you.  

She loves hers.  I don’t own one.  Yet.

8. The winner of the Coffee Giveaway is:

Lindsay @ Lindsay’s List November 7, 2011 at 5:23 pm

“Following and just tweeted!”

Congrats, Lindsay!

9. Cork Knife Set  “Worthy of the most epic tree house habitat, this craggy bark case holds a set of stainless steel cork-handled cooking knives.”

How cool!  How expensive.  But I bet they are really lightweight and they’d feel wonderful in my hands.  The cork case they come in would make a stellar photography prop.

10. Dark Rum Oatmeal Raisin Cookie time

I hope you get your rum on soon.


1. Have you seen any things lately that have you excited?  Food, products, people, places, trips?  What are your things?

2. Have you ever fermented anything?  Seen anyone rummaging through your trash cans or your neighbor’s cans?  Do you like edge pieces?

Talk to me.

Have a great day!

58 comments on “Thursday Things”

  1. I love those brownies pans, I’ve seen them in Bed Bath and Beyond so many times! I just don’t have space in my cupboard for any more pans that aren’t really multifunctional :(. So there goes my doughnut pan dreams and my cake pop pan dreams and my brownie pan dreams…!

    Love those lens skins, so chic!

  2. I HATE the edge pieces. I’ve never understood the edge pan because that’s always the worst part. The middle is always amazingly chewy and gooey and the outside is always way too crunchy to eat.

    I haven’t ever been or seen anyone dumpster diving, but I’ve heard about it. I like being clean way too much, I don’t know if I could ever fully disinfect myself.

  3. I love your finds. The bakers edge pan is a must have for me. I already have lots of recipes swirling in my head with just that pan in mind.

    I have been out of the blog world for a bit. I love the new design! Hope all is well.

  4. Loveeeee my homemade kombucha. I just made my first sprouts too! I want to try sprouted bread but I need a dehydrator! Perhaps for Christmas.

  5. love brewing my kombucha! i really should look into making kefir. just made a batch of raw Sauerkraut last week. love the good bacteria :)

  6. When I first began to be more conscious (because eating the the Standard American Diet is like being unconscious) of processed foods, I made yogurt from organic milk in my crock pot.

    I also used to make a mean sourdough and I kept my own starter for a few years.

    I’ve wanted to try kombucha for a while now. Maybe soon? I did finally find a raw coconut for the first time yesterday! : )

  7. Get out with that freaking head lamp!! Hilarious. Out of all of these I need that. I am not sure why but I need it for novelty sake! Great finds here. Who in the world invented the lens skin??
    The iPhone cover. Essential!

  8. Those edge pans totally rock!! I love the edges, but sometimes I really enjoy the gooey center brownie too! ;)

  9. Love those knives!!

  10. Ooooh! I really want that lasagna pan!!

  11. 1.) TJ´s Almond butter with flax seed. So good, I think I am going to die every time I dig into the jar.

  12. I’ve seen tons of stuff lately, but nothing specific comes to mind.

    Brew my own booch and LOVE it. It’s the best. I actually hate edges on baked goods. Well, dislike. I much prefers centers any day. So the charm of those pans is lost on me, but perfect for edgier folk ;-)

  13. What a cool knife set!

    I got excited about a bag the other day, and luckily I had a gift card for the mall I was in, and it was for just enough :-)

  14. Pingback: Thursday Things

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *