In honor of the crazy snowstorm we are experiencing right now, here's how people with more creativity and energy than me occupy their time.
Hosts Alie Ward and Georgia Hardstark show off their newest concoction, The Bloody Bacon and Cheese. I'd try it however, I would swap out the sun-dried tomato infused vodka with bacon infused vodka. Because like Master Shake, I hate sun-dried tomatoes.
If this type of thing gets you excited you may want to check out their other recipes, the McNuggetini and the Ham Daiquiri.
Plasticland is one of my new favorite stores and they have some great unusual gifts in case you're stuck for ideas this holiday season. Here are a few of my skull-y picks but they have tons of cute stuff.
Skull Wrapped Perfumed Soap by Tokyo Milk - $12.00
Sugar Skull & Flowers Hair Pins - $14.00
Skull & Bones Eraser Set - $7.50
Large Silver Human Skull Shaped Box - $54.00
Bah Humbug. I'm not a big fan of the holidays, to me it's just commercialism at it's finest. If you truly want to show people how much you care about them, be giving all year long. However, if your friends are expecting the obligatory holiday card, you might as well send something out of the ordinary with a Skulls and Bacon holiday card.
If you're struggling to find a really unique inexpensive gift this year you may want to act quick and pick up the extremely limited edition of Maple Bacon Black Tea from 52teas.com.
Just $7.99 for 2 ounces (20-25 cups) of loose tea with FREE Delivery to the US and Canada! If you want some you seriously gotta hurry though, there were 14 left but I bought one so now there's only
13 11 9 left!
This will be great for my boyfriend, a serious bacon lover and coffee hater.
Hey all, it feels like it's been forever since I posted, even though it hasn't quite been a week yet. Weeks are passing by in the blink of an eye and now the holidays are just around the corner which means it's time for me to start shopping like there's no tomorrow. I'm always on the lookout for cool, random gifts especially since my gifting motto is, "One for you, two for me."
Hot Topic has this really interesting sugar skull tee that you can color in with the 8 washable markers that come with it. Every time you wash the shirt it's supposed to come out of the wash looking brand new and you can color it differently every time.
Sugar Skull Coloring T-Shirt - $22.00 to $24.00
J&D’s can't just stop at Bacon Salt, Baconnaise, Bacon Lip Balm and Bacon Sunflower Seeds so they keep the bacon-flavored train rolling with J&D’s Bacon-Flavored Mmmvelopes™. 25 delicious bacon-flavored #10 envelopes is only $6.99 and they look fabulous too! Hell, I'm gonna have to start sending some unnecessary snail mail.
Also, don't forget to pick up some BaconPOP Microwave Popcorn ($3.99). Butter & Bacon? Yes, please!
Thanks for Mark to sending me the link and making my day!
They say this amazing plush skull is for the dogs but I don't believe it for a minute. It's obviously meant for me. I probably won't chew on it but it I bet it doesn't taste that good anyway. It will, however, look great on my bed.
The Zanies Kooky Spooky Skulls "Dog Toy" comes in Large ($12.99), Medium ($9.99), and Small ($8.99) and only $1 shipping right now at Overstock!
Have I ever told you how much I love Archie McPhee? They really have the market cornered as far as whimsical bacon stuff goes. Their newest is this fantastic stainless steel bacon water bottle featuring Mr. Bacon ($11.95). Obviously, I need this for my office, where my co-workers would probably not be at all surprised if I was actually sipping on Bacon Squeezins and not silly ole' water.
Bacon Squeezins Water Bottle
My newest thing to covet is this Skull Wallpaper designed by Barbara Hulanicki for Graham & Brown.
I showed it to my mom who glanced at it and said, "That's nice, honey." but didn't even notice the skulls. Then I mentioned it cost a $125.00 for a double roll and she went a little ballistic on me. Anyhow, even if I could afford luxury wallpaper, my landlord probably wouldn't appreciate it. Still, I feel like buying a bolt or two and putting it away so that one day, when I own my own walls, I'll be able to skull 'em up as I please.
Special thanks to Jodi for sending me this link!
I was a lame-o this year and didn't get dressed up for Halloween, not enough time this year to put together a good costume and I will never half-ass a Halloween costume. I did wear a whole bunch of skull stuff to work on Friday but I'm pretty sure no one was surprised by that.
You know, some people keep trying to tell us that the bacon "fad" is dead but this year's Halloween costumes are a great indication that they are full of crap. Browsing thru random pictures via Flickr found a treasure trove of homemade bacon costumes for adults, kids and pets. I applaud these people for not taking the easy way out and buying the one off-the-shelf bacon costume available.
And these were just the tip of the iceberg! Go bacon!
How amazing is this chair? I stumbled across Olde Good Things, a store that carries antique and architectural artifacts, just two blocks away from my office.
The picture is not the best since I took it through the store window with my cell phone. The sign on it said something about a Masonic Lodge and Vincent Price movie? So I had to investigate...
The inspiration for this distinctive chair is perhaps a known Russian example, signed and dated in Cyrillic, "Ivanovic Cheshcevi to Nickolai Ivanoovic Kolemin, Chair from Masonic Lodge 1838", which sold as lot 278 at Christie's, New York, January 25, 1992.
Vincent Price owned a whole set of skeleton chairs. At least four variations of the large, scary chairs have been sold in recent years. A few were painted white, one was dark mahogany and one was a rocking chair.
That Russian chair sold in London in 1980 for $36,300, sold again in 1992 for about half that, then sold in 2009 for $3,198 at Jackson's Auctions in Cedar Falls, Iowa. I believe the price tag in the window of Olde Good Things was $3500.
I covet this chair. I don't care how uncomfortable it probably is.
Go check out The Worley Gig for another great skeleton chair that Gail posted just today. Obviously, great minds think alike.
It's been a slow couple of weeks for bacon news so I figured I'll post some bacon tattoos that I've seen kicking around the internet. If you missed my previous installments of bacon tats, you can find them here and here.
I really love this one but you kinda have to look past the dirty feet.
The Bacon Cross of Saint Peter was sent to me by Dale.
Who doesn't ♥ bacon?
The pic is a little blurry but it's an original!
Earlier this year at SXSW, two of the Suicide Girls got bacon tats.
via the latimes
and someone else apparently liked that tattoo a lot
Pylones-usa.com has some really cute and unique Skeleton/Skull stuff.I can honestly say that I've never seen a skull ice scraper before! My favorite by far though is the sugar pot.
Stainless Steel Skeleton Sugar Pot - $40.00
Skull Ice Scraper - $21.00
Skeleton Bicycle Bell - $19.00
Skeleton Fish Stapler - $15.00
Get this - On Oct. 29th, the team behind This Is Why You're Fat will hold a food-truck contest in NYC to promote the release of their first book. For the contest, six mobile food vendors are preparing extra-indulgent items, which TIWYF will describe to participants via their Twitter. The first person to hit all six vehicles and submit a photo of himself eating each treat gets a food-truck party of his choice for 25 friends. Info on the trucks' locations will be updated every 20 minutes. (via Crains)
Holy Crap. I wonder what goodies they'll be serving up? Probably not these:
Meat Baby w/ Bacon Diaper
Bacon Chip Nachos
Elvis's Fools Gold Loaf Sandwich
What do I do? Do I take the day off from work and try it out? Honestly, I don't think I'm fast enough for this contest but it sure sounds like fun.
On an unseasonably cold and rainy October day like today, I start thinking of winter and curling up on my couch in some warm pj's, sippin' on some hot chocolate. A pair of these Jammerz Footie Pajamas would be perfect. I can't remember the last time I had footie pajamas.
Silly Skulls - $49.95
Baby Silly Skullz - $9.95
Green Camo Skull - $49.95 (XL Only)
Yeah, they're a little pricey but there's a bunch of great designs. You know, the biggest omission is that there's no bacon jammies. There are Piggies but that's not really the same thing. I bet if Jammerz put out Bacon Jammies, they would be in for a big surprise. There's a niche to fill here, someone get on it!