It’s time for an installment of Thursday Things, otherwise known as things I’d like to have.
Nothing here is essential to my life’s happiness and well-being or anything, but they’d be nice.
1. A mini-donut pan
2. Or else a donut maker
A big hatchet A knife for slicing through a 9 x 13 pan of brownies, bars, or cake in one fell swoop
I hate when I am slicing desserts and running my knife through the frosting and through the cake, row by row. It creates a total mess and my lines and rows are never even. I want to just attack it with one fell swoop.
Not sure if this tool work on desserts as it’s intended for pizzas but it’s worth a try
Anything I can do to not get brown crumbs into the white frosting of Fudgy Nutella Brownies with Cream Cheese Frosting is a good thing <– And I realize if this is my worst problem in life, I’ve lived a blessed life.
But see the foodie sites don’t like my pictures if they’re messy. <– Harsh but true.
4. A new flat iron that is One Pass and Done
If you love your flat iron, tell me about it and where I can buy it!
So many of them either get too hot (major damage), not hot enough (re-passing, over and over; also damaging), the plates don’t touch, the plates have corners and rip or snag your hair out (yikes, ouch!)
And yes, I did the Brazilian Blowout (twice) but it’s worn off and I won’t do it again. Fine while it lasted but not something I want to maintain. I’d rather just flat-iron as need be.
5. Another external backup drive. Mine is almost full. Already.
How would you feel if you lost ALL your digital photos, documents/work, digital music, and everything else you have on your computer?
I cannot fathom it.
Yes, please back up your machines as I urged here
I didn’t even know this product existed until reader Jenny told me about it this week. Thanks, Jenny!
Basically, I could ditch my mouse and do all my photo editing with a pen which would give me much better control over what I am doing.
When editing, the tiniest, slightest little motions can really make a huge difference in the finished photo and sometimes I feel like Mrs. Butterfingers with my mouse. I barely touch it and a major change occurs to the photo and I have to start over or try to back track. I’d love the wireless pen tablet for control and precision.
this crap this camera stuff is just so pricey!
8. And a faster card reader
I shoot in RAW and sometimes it takes 10 minutes (or more!) just to get the photos into my computer because the files are so large. And that’s before I even make a single edit.
Being more efficient = better and more time to spend thinking about #9
9. Drinks on the beach with Scott
10. Chocolate + Peanut Butter
The winner of the 500 Business Cards Giveaway is:
Kristin @ STUFT Mama September 20, 2011
“Ahh!!! I need new busniess cards big-time. I’m running a race to raise money for my friend’s deaf daughter and need help getting the word out! I only have cards for my fitness, not my blog. Yay for this amamzing giveaway! Averie- you ROCK!”
What are your Thursday Things? Any recommendations on anything I’ve mentioned? What do you have your eye on?
Have a great day…the weekend is coming up. Yay!