Je t’aime Ester!

For this podcast, we are highlighting our love for one amazing woman and therapist named Ester Peril. Talk about a celebrity in the helping profession!

Here is her website in case you want to look at any of her publications, trainings and all things Ester. She also does her own amazing podcast called Where Should We Begin? which you can find wherever you plug into podcast.

As talked about in our ramblings I’d love to be Ester, here is the star necklace we made in her honor. It’s a bit of rose gold with a sassy star of graphite. Boom. Keep on shining Ester, and being a shining light to all.

Stick that on yer embroidery wall….

 

Hello all! Everyone’s got a phrase they want to embroider and put on their wall. Never trust a big butt and a smile. I wouldn’t need a man if he had a gold ass and I could chip off a piece every day. Social workers get paid well. The list goes on and on. Here’s my latest one that I created for a friend at her new job.

 

As promised in our most recent podcast, here is the link to Junebug and Darlin’. Zoe is amazing and a true fanny pack wearing kindred spirit. Seriously, check it out and buy tons of stuff. It’s amazing!

 

Stitch and Pitch Your Heart Out

Hello All!

Welcome to the episode all about our own Mariner’s Stitch and Pitch. Sure, we never technically mentioned a celebrity, but we were just too excited to talk about all the fun we had at the game, that we didn’t really need to. Down below you will see some wonderful shots of my bat coozie, our hatchos, and the wonderful poopicorn. Yes, I attached directions on how to make it. And yes, it is a crazy concoction that I believe no one will try to recreate!

Here are the links we promised as well:

Oink Pigments – totally buy their stuff! It’s amazing, and what the poopicorn is made out of.

Makers’ Mercantile – because those people will host us one day! Well, fingers crossed….

Ridgecrest Public House – for those who like to drink and craft at the same time. They’re yarn friendly, so go visit them!

And here’s the Poopicorn! The magic that comes after eating a hat full of nachos…..

The Patron Saint of Crafting.

 

I don’t know who your crafting heroes are, but for me, it’s always been Amy Sedaris. Once she outed herself as a craft goddess, I committed to be ALL IN. In my weakest moments in my craft spaces (usually involving tension on my sewing machine), I’ve needed inspiration to keep going. Hence:

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I mean, anyone can overcome any craft catastrophe with this face looking at you.

 

Also in this episode: A cry into the void about our lack of a Jimmy Buffet Margarita Machine.

Naked and Afraid Wedding

If you love weddings and trashy reality TV and friendships, this is the episode for you. Not only do Sheila and I talk about our own glorious weddings, but the most recent one Jen went to for one of her Team USA buddies in New York. So, if you too want to make or see what Naked and Afraid fascinators look like, please scroll down. While these babies are not hard to make, they do take some time. I just thought of how to do these with my years of crafting knowledge, but there are tons of tutorials online for those who want a little more structure.

Here’s me making some:

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Here’s a beautiful Manhattan with chocolate bitters that I told a bartender to make on vacation since Sheila told me that makes them more delicious.

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And here are Jason and Jemaine riding the subway as they plan their buddy flick.

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Also, here is the link to find out what your own Naked and Afraid PSR is! Mine was a 9. For reals. I bet Sheila’s is a 10. Cause she’s that good. She would make a durable dress out of palm leaves in 10 minutes.

http://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/naked-and-afraid/psr/

Who ya gonna call?

Well, first things first. We got a new logo. You’ve seen it, right? It’s amazing! This episode is in honor of Podcast friend, Jenny Begin. Jenny’s work is amazing, and you can visit her here if you’re looking for an awesome Graphic Designer. Or, if you just want to tell her you saw her work here and you LOVED it as much as we do.

Jen was going to do templates for the glorious key chains of our favorite lady Ghostbusters, but alas, life happened. She made these “feasts for the eyes” on a plane and forgot to do a template. And let’s face it, you could probably do better anyways. Look how pretty these talented ladies look in a key bowl! Crafting makes me feel good!!!!!

Here’s a link to the drink we made for this episode, we dubbed it “The Annie Potts”.

Jen brings wine.

Can you even believe she did this to me? I’m not a wine girl, but this one’s a keeper! Thank you Crucible wines for getting us through this one.

This one’s about who we would want to attend a wine tasting with. I’m sure we can all think of a few celebrities we’d like to get our drink on with, so tell us your thoughts about who you’d choose!

Jen has been slacking on her end of the crafts, but be patient, tens of listeners! Wine graphic will be up soon. Until then, enjoy the pics! You too could rock this at your next wine tasting event. Now I just gotta find Jim Gaffigan’s PO Box to send this to him……

Ambien Dreams, Idris and Matty.

It’s summer time here  in the Pacific Northwest and that means the sun comes up at 4thefuck am. Who struggles to sleep when a beautiful man is waiting for you in your dreams? (okay, it’s me.)  Jen made a MacGyvered eye mask to hold on to her Matthew McConaughey dreams just a little bit longer.

Ambien Dream is the drink of this episode. We found the recipe HERE.

Jen mentions a Sia song, it’s this one!

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‘Barbs and Taxis

I mean, first things first. Jen made us a drink she invented called the “‘Barb”. She starts with a strawberry rhubarb compote.

Recipe:

  • Rhubarb cut into 1″ pieces
  • Strawberries de-stemmed and halved
  • Sugar (or other sweetener) to taste-You don’t need as much as you might think you do. Start with a few teaspoons and add as needed..
  • A good squeeze of lemon juice, approximately two teaspoons.

Add all of your ingredients to a small pot. Set your burner to medium and stir frequently. You’ll know it’s done when everything has the consistency of jam

  • For the ‘Barb, add a couple teaspoon of cooled compote into your glass, add your favorite white rum and stir. Enjoy!

Second, we have our first celebrity follower on Twitter. Not just that, he was our first follower EVER! I might have ran around my house yelling about it. And, then I texted Jen. And then we both squealed like little girls. You guys!!

The one.

The only.

BEN BAILEY FROM CASH CAB!!!  

You guys! How much did you love Cash Cab?? Well, lucky for you and us it’s back!!  Check out the news here: Discovery Channel-Cash Cab

So, back to Ben Bailey. First of all, I have such a crush on him. I mean, handsome AND funny? What’s not to love?

In order to memorialize this fantastic moment, I made something for Ben. I figure he can hang this on his rear-view for shits and giggles. Let me know where I should send it, Ben. Can I call you Ben?

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