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Just another day….

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So I have made it my mission to take full advantage of the excessive amount of unworn clothing in my closet.  With that said, I did something I don’t normally do * drum roll please* I wore a shirt that is longer then ‘normal’.  A shirt that could actually be considered a tunic… Pretty fancy huh?  Normally I don’t wear long shirts because I am not exactly sure how I like them… But, I did it and everyone in school loved it!  It always feels really special to receive and give compliments.  Now remember as you take a look at this outfit I threw together, I am certainly not a fashion-y person but I do try to get creative every now and then 🙂

Happy Monday!

-Ziggy

Buncha pennies on a keychain

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Up Up Must Have Been Lucky

We all stumble on that penny when walking through a store, or down a street. What if all those pennies are really lucky? This is part 1 of my penny project series. Today I paid my sister one quarter for her 24 pennies (i was ripped off…) and i took it upon myself to start the penny project.

I have a few penny projects that I will be completing over the next few weeks and here the first one!

You will need:

A metal letter stamp kit, like this one

Pennies, and lots of them

Drill with a 5/64 bit

Scrap wood (to place under the pennies as you drill, you don’t want any holes in your table)

Hammer

Crafting Pliers (and split ring pliers)

6mm and 9mm split rings

1 Key chain

Step 1: Lay all of your pennies face up and pound the letters LUCKY into them. It took me a few practice pennies to figure our how i wanted the letters to be placed. I started the ‘L’ underneath the ‘liberty’ and swooped the letters down, following the shape of the penny which led me to finish on the date. I found it is easiest to do on concrete.

Step 2: Place the pennies on a piece of scrap wood, and drill one hole into the top of the penny, i tried to get as close to the edge as possible. Be careful because the metal scraps that come out of the penny may look like innocent silver spirals, but are actually weapons in disguise, waiting to cut you… ;(

Step 3: Loop a 6mm split ring into the holes of all of your pennies (I used 12 pennies for my key chain)

Step 4: Attach three of your pennies (the ones from step 3) onto a 9mm split ring. (you should have a total of 4 larger split rings with three pennies attached if you did it like me.)

Step 5: Attach the split rings from step four together. I placed empty split rings in between as spacers so it was not as bulky.

Step 6: Attach to a key chain 🙂

I hope those directions made sense, it takes time and patience to make this keychain, so choose a rainy day. 🙂

Stay tuned for more penny projects and the best of luck to you!

-Ziggy

Banana Coffee Cake

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Today we made banana coffee cake from one of my mothers old cookbooks. After spilling the flour, creating way more dishes than necessary, and tasty batter getting splattered all over my kitchen, as well as my blue polo shirt- we were able to make a kick butt Banana Coffee Cake!

The recipe calls for…

8oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened

1/2 c. butter, softened

1-1/4c. sugar

2 eggs

3 bananas, mashed

1 t. vanilla

1-1/4 c. all purpose flour

1 t. baking powder

1/2 t. baking soda

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, mix the first three ingredients together, then add the eggs one at a time followed by the bananas and vanilla. Next come the dry ingredients. Put it all into a 13X9 pan and bake for 20-25 minutes.

We opted to use a 9×9 pan and a loaf pan instead so we could both share a pan with our families. And let me tell you, they LOVED it. It took way longer to cook then the directions say (they were in the oven for almost 45 mins!) but the wait was worth it. We also threw on some brown sugar/cinnamon mixture to give the cake sweetness, as well as crunch. Yum-
Lets hope for many more easy and fun experiences like the one today 🙂

-Ziggy

Midterms….

Midterms/finals roll around twice a year, and let me tell you, I love it!

Most people dread the long hours of studying followed by the long exams but i have no problem taking a test that is over in the blink of an eye and getting to go back to the place i call home two and a half hours earlier then usual.

In my small town, you take two, two hour long tests a day for four days and BAM! you are done.  Leaving school at 12:00 leaves time for lunch plans with friends, much needed stress relieving dance parties, and baking with my bud.

One other bonus, this year i only need to take three of my midterms because i am exempt from the others!

How do i study may you ask?

1. Find a quiet place to lay your books, although this is tough to do, i stay after school with my english teacher and get loads of work done.

2. Save only what you need to study with throughout the year, if you are unsure save it anyways. Looking over old tests are the best way to finagle your way into a teachers head, because they want to do as little work as possible just like you and i so they will probably copy questions from tests and change the numbers around a little.

3. Don’t get nervous. (I am very guilty of doing this) everything will be okay in the end, worse come to worse you do poorly, that simply means you have to try harder next time to balance out the grade.

Good luck to all my fellow test takers. 🙂

-Ziggy