And Jenny’s Head Fell Off

That was the best line from a scary story my elementary school teachers used to read out loud. You can hear it for yourself here!

If you weren’t fortunate enough to have this book as part of your childhood, and don’t care to experience it now, here’s the gist of it: A girl named Jenny always wears a ribbon around her neck, and she won’t tell her friend (later her husband) the reason why. At the end of her life, Jenny tells him he can untie it. And…

Yep. It was holding her head on.

If you happen to have a detached head, this project won’t do you much good. But if you have a firmly connected cranium—and I hope you do—you can rest easy, because it won’t strangle you either! And it will do you plenty of good as a stylish accessory that keeps your nice, normal neck warm.

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The Egg Came First

At least, it did today!

Eggs have become my go-to breakfast lately. A dependable source of protein when I know lunch is far away.

If you’re going to have the same thing for breakfast over and over, eggs are a great choice. There are more ways to cook an egg than days in the week!

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Mystery Meat and Blue Potatoes

It’s a hearty meal, a birthday surprise, and a prank, all in one. It doesn’t get much better when you’re celebrating with a gullible, picky friend!

Last week, I was brainstorming what we could make for a ketchup and potato fanatic’s special day. Inspiration came when I remembered a favorite idea from my past. It’s something my younger self had always wanted to try: Meatloaf Cupcakes!

Here’s the recipe we used.

Weird? You bet! But they were also surprisingly good (they were all I got for dinner that night), not to mention they make deceptively convincing cupcakes!

Here’s the birthday girl, suspiciously preparing to take a bite.

Meatloaf Cupcake

Yes, that is meatloaf. Frosted with mashed potatoes.

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Get Your Turban On

Before winter had even arrived, my cold ears and uncontainable hair decided I needed to knit a headband to match every outfit in my wardrobe.

I was happily collecting ideas when I spotted this picture on Pinterest.

I was disappointed to find that the link was not to a free pattern, but to a headband for sale for more than $70!

I did a little more looking, but I couldn’t find a pattern for this design. So I studied a few more pictures

…and I made one up! It’s very simple, and exactly what I had in mind.

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