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1  WIP Room Organization! in Interior Decorating: Completed Projects by hp_nerd on: March 03, 2009 05:18:52 PM
I cleaned out my room a bit, and discovered how much I can really do to make it... superbomb.  For example... get a hamper, instead of using my handy floor as one. 
The list is as follows, more or less
-organize/beautify desk
-Revamp dresser-space/clean out
-make my t-shirt blanket/new duvet cover
-clean up my icky "entertainment roll-y thing"
-more fresh flowers!

This weekend I want to buy some flowers and clean up my desk space, but today I did my little TV-stand-entertainment-what-have-you.

Blech!  Cords! Unimportant crud!

Oh!  Beautatious once again!  My oh my!  I filtered out the old school/show binders (finally), got around to tucking the cord in the back.  And what are those, ou might ask?  Those little purple monster?  THAT IS RIGHT.  CONTROLLER COZIES. 

Cool, or cool?  I'm REALLY not a seamstress (at all)... not enought patience.  I'm actually embarrassingly terrible at it.  So the fact that these actually work amazes me!  It's just a little less messy and took about twenty five minutes for me to do.  Plus, they look like little monsters!

Anyways, when you have to closet and a small room (damned old houses), you really need to work on your skills of "do I really need it?" or, as I do, find good places to hide things in other peoples rooms!
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2  Re: VDAY Cookie Swap Gallery of Sweets in The Swap Gallery by hp_nerd on: February 18, 2009 05:53:20 PM

Oyhana, i love you.  i will have your children.  But only if you can birth chocolate babies.

The cookies!  Lemon drop cookies my mom devoured, brownies ones I devoured, and some excellent white chocolate cranberry cookies


Tissues and lindors!  Mmmm

My favorite plates in the WHOLE WORLD--- so cute!

Everything- cookbook/scrapbook, awesome animal post cards, plates, tissues, cookies, lindor chocolates

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3  Re: Holidays Cookie Swap Gallery of Yumminess in The Swap Gallery by hp_nerd on: December 23, 2008 03:11:28 PM
JUST got mine- would have yesterday, but there was a storm, and power out in the post office!  Grr!

ANYWAYS-- crafty_minou loaded me down with some wonderful things! 

First off, the full box

The goodies!

I tried these, and they were very good-- mint things, or something... delicious

Socks, gummies, a takeaway coffee ring for the christmas season, and a candy cane tree.  Funny thing on the candy cane tree-- on the last day of class in math, we had to find the surface area and volume of the same thing ^.^

Andddd, to continue the kitty luff, a six week old kitten... she also included a rad felt catnip bird, which the older cats are ripping o pieces with happiness, but this little girl is just too cute not to include:

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4  SUPERMAN cupcakes. Just as SUPER as implied. in Dessert by hp_nerd on: January 07, 2008 03:58:48 PM
What happens when you fall in love?
With... cupcake liners...   See, guys, I really planned on saving these for a Rainy Day, and then running around and giving them away.

Instead, I tried to ignore the fact that our kitchen is being renovated, broke out the Kitchen-Aid, and made SUPERMAN cupcakes.  Pretty simple, actually. 
Yellow cake with gel-colored frosting.  I was too lazy to make Swiss Meringue Buttercream, so I found a half-container full of premade frosting, then added about a cup of powdered sugar, a BUNCH of vanilla, and a lot of milk, until I got what I wanted, and it didn't taste like the sugar was burning me.  not bad, actually.  Not swiss meringue butter cream, but, hey. 

The yellow cupcakes, I was wary about.  You didn't beat, then add something, then beat, then add in flour in parts... you poured everything in, then mixed. SO SIMPLE.  And... the best yellow cake I've ever made- really. 

Best Yellow Cupcakes

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup shortening
1 1/4 cups milk
3 /12 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 large eggs

heat oven to 350.  Line two cupcake pans (or grease one 13x9, two 8x8, two 9x9s).  place all ingrediants, in order, in bowl/electric mixer.  Mix on low for thirty seconds, then on high for three minutes.  Place about a 1/4 cup in each cupcake paper.  bake for about 25 minutes or until done.  Allow to cool, and frost.  I did mine with a piping bag and Wilton Star tip. 


All of them in their glory...

The Liners...

The three colors

The red was a bit redder, but I sort of.. decided it'd be pink-y, because.. honestly, I'd die if I had that much red food dye, to achieve true red. 

Also, if you're all 'No, I don't need three eggs", then... well, they are better with three eggs, but, also, if you want yellow cake, add a drop or so of yellow food dye. 

They were delicious, my book club loved them.  And I love Superman. 
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5  Re: PostSecret Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by hp_nerd on: October 26, 2007 07:42:27 PM
Here is the last leg of my cards- sorry for not posting.  I only found them after I cleaned my bedroom.  Bad girl. 

I spent last Christmas Eve getting drunk, and eating Christmas Cookies.  I threw up and in the morning I fought with my family.

1) I'm an emotional eater
2)My female self is in love with my female best friend... and she loves me back

1) I didn't become goth to be different- I did it to fit in
2) I'd go gay for her. 

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6  Updated Cranberry Sauce in Recipes and Cooking Tips by hp_nerd on: October 07, 2007 06:31:49 PM
Happy Thanksgiving, Canadians!
My Mother does the meal, I do the cranberry sauce. 
But why be normal? 

This year, I used this recipes, which I made up as I went along. 

Put enough orange juice, apple cider, and a little water to make one cup in sauce pan on high.  Add one cup sugar.  Allow to this to boil.  Place tea bags in.  I used Jasmine green tea and Earl gray. 
Once at a boil and sugar is dissolved, add one chopped pear and three cups cranberries.  Allow this to cook for five minutes, adding cinnamon, cracked pepper, and cloves. 

Will thicken a lot once cooled

Absolutely delicious from what I tasted on the spoon.  Tart, sweet, bergamot and jasmine with a hint of cinnamon. 
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7  Re: Little Visitor Round 7 Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by hp_nerd on: September 27, 2007 08:13:21 PM
LATE pictures!
My computer wasn't recognizing USB's

I got Abe a week or so ago. 

The wonderful scrapbook

All of the loot!

Abe, Back home with me!

It was a great package, I felt put to shame!   Thanks Nellum!
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8  PostSecret Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by hp_nerd on: September 27, 2007 08:08:08 PM
I have recieved six so far, and my computer was just fixed, lucky me. 

I love you soonish. - But you had to go and like that fucking access student

I have a big fear about my family not loving my little brother because he's adopted

I automatically sterotype photography students as being "scene kids" who are only taking photography because it's the "cool" job to have and say their dream is to work for national Geographic and they take pictures at a 45 degree angle, with no regard to the photographic rules, and then go into photshop and change the colors around and call it art.... even though I'm a photgraphy student.
Boy one: I takes pictures of myself in the mirror, it's an art
Boy two: I own an expensive camera my mom bought me, so I'm a photgrapher

 doubt I'd like Star Wars as much if it weren't for Mark Hamil and Hayden Christensen

pleasure; warmth  quality;satisfaction
I have none of that

I hope to one day be a grown-up knitter and make my own sweaters.  Currently, I'm stalled at scarves. 

Yay, these are all great!
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9  Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by hp_nerd on: September 06, 2007 05:38:11 PM
Wow.  That's why Grace needs lots of caffiene.  Because Then she doesn't post in the gallery.  Kick in the head for me. 
Well, heres my parcel from GypsyLou-

Guess who got her parcel? MEMEME.
Guess who has the worst swap anxiety EVER? Me xabajillion!

All the beautious loot!

Close up of the candy (jelly slugs, exploding bonbons (my fave), Bertie Bott's) notepad, sticky notes, pen, bookmark, bracelet and Monster Notebook! 

Pencil case for when school starts!

Kreacher!  A PLUSH, Scary-lookin', Kreacher!

A Order poster (yay!  Favorite film so far!)

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10  Re: Countdown to July Harry Potter Swap! in The Swap Gallery by hp_nerd on: July 08, 2007 10:05:23 AM
Thats right, I'm atually posting pictures.  Blush. 
I recieved a week ago.. and then went out of province for a week. 
Bad me, bad me. 

Skrabadoo thought my package was good?!  I was LITERALLY speechless!!

Well, first off, IN ADDITION- two t-shirts!  Which are in the wash.. hehe.  They are sooooooooooo perfect. 
One says on the back of a white shirt "I LOVE LUPIN", in sort of varsity letters. 
The other is her perfect "experiement", which is a bleach-pen (well, I assume bleach pen) Weird Sisters tee for my Tonks costume

Now picturessss. 
Take a deep breath! 

everything!  aren't you jealous?

Close up number one- A lip gloss cozy (Burt's Bee's in here.  I had a tampon in it a bit ago, and that worked sooo well, too.  Multi-purpose), the BEST cards (her Shrink-Dink prowess makes me shudder in amazement),

Grow your own GIANT SQUID.  Sweet.  And- what I'm assuming are stich markers?  What craft do you use them for?  Because, whatever it is, I'll have to learn.  Or I can use them as charms on a necklace.  Rowena Ravenclaw, and adorable Flitwick. 
Also the best Tonks and a Ravenclaw pins, and a tissue holder for when I read the book- it went in my Harry Potter seven reading kit.  I'm not joking.  I have one. 

Oh, and that great frame!  Putting in a picture from the night of the release party, when I get one. 
Everybody cheer and be jealous! 
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