Happy Hatchday

My chickens turned 1 today! This time last year three tiny balls of fluff arrived in the mail peeping louder than I ever thought possible. I’m quite proud that I successfully raised them into full-grown hens, because baby chicks are fragile little creatures (and terrible ballerinas). I made them a yogurt + spinach + fruit birthday “cake” to celebrate. I may have also sung “happy hatchday to youuuu…” as I presented it.

pet chicken birthday cake

pet chicken birthday cake

Conspiring to get more “cake”. After this photo they lined up in front of me and stared at me without moving or blinking for several minutes. It was creepy.

pet chicken birthday cake

P.S. I spent the entire Jurassic World movie giggling and whispering to Daniel about how much Millie’s feet look exactly like dinosaur feet.

pet chicken birthday cake

Roasting Marshmallows with a Torch

While cleaning out my old jewelry-making supplies, and I found my torch and some butane canisters. I was trying to figure out how to safely dispose of them when I got an idea. It turns out my little torch makes great roasted marshmallows!

how to roast marshmallows indoors

Okay, normally they don’t catch on fire like this, but it was impossible to carefully roast a marshmallow left-handed while taking photos with my right! It was kind of a “pat your head and rub your stomach” situation.

how to roast marshmallows indoors

If you don’t like burnt marshmallows, just keep the flame a few inches away from the marshmallow (as pictured), but make sure to constantly rotate the marshmallow. That way you’ll lightly brown all its surfaces instead of lighting it on fire.

how to roast marshmallows indoors

I came across this Creme Brûlée Eggs recipe today, and I have to try it next!

Shop Talk

A few Wit & Whistle-y things…

Here’s a peek at a new item I’ll be adding to the shop sometime in the next week or two—just as soon as I figure out the ins and outs of shipping with mailing tubes. They’re huge hand-drawn world maps printed on kraft paper! I kinda want to keep them all and wallpaper my house with them.

wit & whistle world map

My “Knocked Up” Father’s Day card just got a fresh new look. Apparently I can’t let well enough alone, and I have to keep messing with my older designs.

funny father's day card

Once I sell out of the spiral notebooks I have in stock, I’m not going to be printing any more for the foreseeable future. If you’ve had your eye on one make sure to grab it before it’s gone!

wit & whistle spiral notebooks