Monday, October 8, 2012

Dear Weekend Recap (Asian Festival),

It was good, it was bad, & it was productive!
Saturday (after crafting up my wreath) boyfriend and I went downtown to check out Tallahassee’s Annual Asian Coalition Festival. It was PACKED! And it was pretty cool! We made it just in time to see the Chinese drummers do their show, boyfriend was very impressed.
Then we meandered around to decide what type of Asian food we were going to try… Japanese? Chinese? Indian? Korean?
We punked out and went to the booth that has our favorite crab Rangoon, because I can never resist crab Rangoon.

Then we got some homemade ice cream, I taste-tested the green tea flavor and decided on the chocolate, because I can never resist chocolate. Boyfriend got the banana.
The chocolate and the banana together? HEAVEN.

Later that afternoon I made some Peanutbutter Chocolate Crunch Cookies.
And Bozo helped me clean up.
Peanutbutter Chocolate Crunch Cookies 
(Makes about 3 dozen cookies)

1 cup sugar
1 cup corn syrup
1 jar (18 oz ounce) peanut butter, creamy
6 cups corn flakes
3 oz good chocolate of your choice


  1. Combine sugar and corn syrup in a medium saucepan. Place over medium-high heat and stir until the mixture comes to a full boil. Remove from heat and stir in the whole jar of peanut butter. Mix well.
  2. Add corn flakes to a large bowl. Pour peanut butter mixture over corn flakes and mix well, taking care to coat all of the corn flakes.
  3. With a tablespoon or cookie scoop, scoop out and form into 1-2 inch balls, depending on your preference, and place them on a cookie sheet lined with parchment or wax paper.
  4. Put the chocolate in a small bowl and melt in the microwave for about 30 seconds. Stir until smooth.
  5. Drizzle the melted chocolate over the cookies.
  6. Let them "cool"/sit for a couple of hours for the chocolate to harden and chow!
And that night we went to the Bryant’s house with a group of friends to watch the FSU game, it was a sad night indeed when we lost… So that’s all I have to say about that.

Sunday I was excited for another DIY project!
Another easy peasy cheap decoration for the house that is totally customizable for you!
Check it out!
DIY Canvas Quotes
pack of 7 12x12 canvas (from Michaels $20)
7 12x12 sheets of scrapbook paper ($0.67 a sheet)
letter stickers ($4.99)
Glossy Modgepodge (I had on hand from Hobby Lobby)
Sponge brush (I had on hand from the Dollar Store)
  1. Paint a canvas with Modge Podge and place a sheet of scrapbook paper (essentially gluing it to the canvas) be sure not to saturate it in modgepodge or it will make your paper wrinkly
  2. do this to every canvas (I only used 6, saved one for another craft!)
  3. using your stickers spell out your quote accross the dried canvases (I cut out each letter from the sticker sheet individually to make sure I had enough that I needed before I stuck them to the canvas. It was an extra step but its better to be safe than sorry sometimes!)
  4. paint another layer of modgepodge on each canvas over the stickers (I did 2 top coats of MP to make it extra glossy) and your done!

"We are all a little weird and life's a little weird and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them in mutal weirdness and call it love." - Dr. Suess

Very truly yours, A. Bean

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