Friday, December 2, 2011

Friday Five

A weekly round-up of tidbits, tips, ideas, news articles, random cool things...

1. I stumbled on a one eyed version of these on a crafty blog the other day and you know I had to adapt them to make eggfaces. Line a cookie sheet with wax paper. Melt sugar free white chocolate in the microwave. Place a blob of white chocolate (the egg white) about the size of a quarter onto the wax paper. Place two yellow, sugar free chocolate covered peanuts into the blob (the egg yolks), add a half of a pecan (bacon.)

Place your eggfaces in the fridge to set about 20 minutes. Pop off wax paper. Nom. Store in airtight container. Look it's a family reunion...


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3. Some articles I read this week that were worth checking out:

Does skinny equal successful?
Obesity: Decision Or Disease? Billboards
Former Biggest Loser Contestant has Weight Loss Surgery
Fighting Obesity. Education, not state intervention, is the only solution
Taking obese child from mom is wrong
OAC's Statement on the Impact of Obesity as a Factor in Child Neglect

4. It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas... I cleaned and have pulled a few things out of the garage and closet so now it looks like a bit like a bomb went off but I managed to decorate the mantle.

My Mum made me a beautiful knitted tree garland. I loved the leaves and turkey so much. I told her she should open an Etsy store. She wasn't feeling it... but I mean come on are these bunnies not the cutest thing ever?!

5. Stop by Sunday when another AWESOME Eggface Giveaway begins!!! What will it be?! Hint: You use them everyday (or should.) Oh and be sure to add your name to the hat for the current giveaway! (ends Sunday)

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13 comments:

Allyson said...

Oh my gosh... I cannot find F white chocolate and now I am even more angry!
And your Etsy shop would be huge with all the cute things you guys come up with! I would happily pay good money for any of those three knitting patterns. Hint hint. :P

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Allyson, She gave me the pattern she used but it's me not typing it out... one slow day I will for sure.

White Chocolate source Amber Lyn Chocolate http://www.amberlynchocolates.com/ (my fav!!) they do road shows at Costco in the west or can order online.

Allyson said...

Ooh thanks! I will look online for some good white chocolate right now. I would love the patterns. Trade you for a few Starbucks!! ;)

Anonymous said...

Hi shelly

Love the eggfaces, a shame we do not have SF white chocolate here nor SF candied eggyolkthingies LOL I SO need to get my butt to the USA! I am going to Vegas in Feb with 2 empty suitcases!
also love the xmastrees!!
I just have a new cat so am doubting if I will decorate this year since the cat is very playfull and I can see where that is going!
Have a great weekend
greetz from netherlands
Cat

Suz and Allan said...

My sister loves white chocolate so she would really enjoy these little eggfaces!

Your mantle looks very festive!

Carla Cooper said...

Uh oh... new item to take to my WLS meeting... will be super easy for them to remember your website wity YOU staring at them.. snicker...

Again, thank you for all you do for the WLS community
Carla
sunnytimetravel@cox.net

Gwyn May said...

Gwyn May gwynmay@hotmail.com

Puppy said...

I love Quest bars! Reneepeel@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

The Quest bars sound great! I think I will order some and try them! Lisa lisa.lawson@cox.net

Tiffany said...

I LOVED the samples that I received from Quest so I cannot wait to try some additional flavors!

M Walker said...

Love Quest Bars. Thank-you so much for your site. I attribute much of my weight loss success to the yummy recipes and tips on your site. Michelle Walker jmwalker06@gmail.com

Sandra said...

Hello Shelly,
Thank-you so much for great information and inspiring tidbits to help us along in our journey.

samabam@yahoo.com

kimha@aol.com said...

I would love to try these Quest bars! They don't sell them near me, and I don't want to have to buy them unless I know I will like them....