Well, there goes August as fast as anything. So it's time to make a monthly favorites already! Even though it may have seemed short, I do have a ton of favorites for this month! Lets start off with my Etsy favorites because it is quite lengthy.
[ ETSY ]
- Shop Spotlight -
I love it when I rediscover things that I have forgot about. While surfing Etsy I came across a rather familiar plush creature. As I clicked the link I immediately remembered WAWAYA. They are absolutely sweet, adorable, and unique handmade dolls made by a lovely lady, who is a graphic designer currently living in Japan. I'm sure many have already seen her fantastical creatures, but if you haven't I suggest you take a look! They are truly wonderful.
WAWAYA is on Flickr as well.
- Items I Enjoy -
[ FOOD ]
I seem to have had Halloween fever ever since July, so I've been following a lot of Halloween themed Tumblr blogs. Being that October is only 1 month away, I thought it'd be a great opportunity to show you guys a recipe I found this August while surfing Tumblr. If you're a candy corn addict like I am this will be right up your alley.
Candy Corn Bark
16 Halloween-colored oreos, chopped
1-1/2 cups broken small pretzels
1/3 cup raisins
1-1/2 pounds white chocolate, broken into squares
3/4 cup candy corn
*Spread the cookies, pretzels and raisins evenly onto a lightly greased small baking sheet. Melt chocolate in a bowl set over a pan of simmering water, or in the microwave, stirring frequently until melted. Remove from the heat while there are still a few chunks, and stir until smooth. White chocolate burns easily.
*Drizzle chocolate with a spoon over the goodies in the pan, spreading the top flat to coat evenly.
*Top with candy corn and sprinkles. Let cool until firm. Break into pieces and store in an airtight container.
[ MUSIC ]
Japanese artist Hayato Imanishi's creates music for both of his projects, Cyclamen and Withyouathome. His music contains a beautiful mesh of hard and soft, which leaves audibly satisfied. He has recently put out an new EP for Withyouathome which is available for pre-order now. You can request a custom cover for the EP that he will create himself. The EP features more of his mellow, lullaby-like, mostly instrumental work that is so beautiful you will play it as if it were a soundtrack to your life. Please do check him out! Feel free to contact him too, he's a real cool guy!
Hope you enjoyed the favorites I have mentioned! If you have any suggestions for me I'd be happy to take a look! I may just feature something of yours! Contact me anytime!
Have a great weekend everyone!