Don’t point any fingers

Musings

Halloween

You probably think that my disguise as a pirate, translates to my inability to move beyond the  year 2007 and get over my love for Captain Jack Sparrow (you did notice the eye patch on the banana I take it). Before you call me cheesy and venture on a critique on my trite costume selection, let me tell you, that the eye patch is there for a reason, as is the frown.

But first, let me point you toward my Halloween preparations.

I volunteered to help out with some freaky baking on Wednesday — getting the atmosphere ready for a downright creepy vibe. We made some crafty spiders, and these deliciously wicked fingers:

Line them up!

Line them up!


knobbly

Extra knobbly


gore

The final gory touch

These tasted so good! It totally got us in the Halloween spirit, even if we don’t really celebrate the holiday here in Cyprus. After all, who doesn’t like to dress up and eat disgusting-looking yummy food?

Eager to share my enthusiasm for the cookies, I was showing my sister the photos of these pointy fingers, when quite ironically and entirely unintentionally, she poked me in the eye. It all came down to bad timing, but boy did it hurt!

So after consulting two eye doctors and paying a fortune on medication, tonight, on Halloween, I have limited choices for a costume really. I’m suffering from a corneal abrasion and an infection in the eye, which can leave me three choices, really:

a) use the bandage round my head as a costume prop and go as a wounded person / mummy or any other bandaged-related freak

b) put on a hat, hide the gauze, and go as a less-flashy pirate

c) call it an early night and give my eye some rest

One thing’s for sure, I don’t even want to see those finger cookies! I’ve had enough of fingers — wicked, tasty or real!

Happy trick or treating friends! Keep your eye out for dangers! Harr Harrr

Plain Bananas Has Friends

Plain Bananas Has Friends

Plain Bananas Has Friends

You’re onto me, I know. You’ve checked your calendar and now I’m exposed. It’s Saturday — in fact, it’s not just any Saturday, it’s Independence Day Saturday (in the US). I should have posted this entry yesterday, but there were so many things going on that I actually ended up staying away from the laptop mostly. To my immense shock, real life hasn’t lost its charm at all and I didn’t even witness Etsy withdrawal symptoms. Gasp!

If you live in the States, or celebrate this day wherever on the globe you may be, I’m sure there are plenty of sizzling moments and mouthwatering bites to attend to. Don’t worry, this post will be just enough to wet your appetite. Make yourself a cup of coffee or tea and feast on the wonderful whimsyandspice!

Homemade Chocolate Marshmallows

Homemade Chocolate Marshmallows

My name is…Jenna Park.

I make…designs and Mark, my husband and partner, makes food.

I’m inspired by…anyone who has a lot of passion and enthusiasm for what they do.

I cannot live without…my computer (sadly) and my family.

An item I’ve made that was hard to let go…a pair of stereo speakers.

Coconut Five Spice White Chocolate cookies

Coconut Five Spice White Chocolate cookies

I create because…it’s something I’ve always done, though it has evolved from pencil and paint, to music and the piano, to computer and photography.

I wish I…had some sushi right now.

If I could learn another art it would be…another musical instrument.

Earl Grey Sandwich Cookies

Earl Grey Sandwich Cookies

My website is…our lifeline and a realized dream.

I blog because…it keeps me sane.

One day…I will get more sleep.

I started…to draw a little again.

I always…take pictures.

If I were a color I would be…a dusty, purply grey.

Homemade Maple Marshmallows

Homemade Maple Marshmallows

My full-time job…consists of 3 things: design, cookies, and parenthood.

In a nutshell…I’m pretty happy with the way my life has turned out, despite it not being anything I imagined it would be.

In a bigger nutshell…I have bigger things that I want to accomplish because I still feel like something is missing creatively from my life, but I know that it’s a lifelong process as we are always growing and learning.

You can find whimsyandspice here:

shop: http://www.whimsyandspice.com

blog: http://www.sweetfineday.com

twitter: http://twitter.com/whimsyandspice

etsy: http://whimsyandspice.etsy.com

I don’t know about you, but I’m salivating right now. I wish I had those earl grey cookies, or some divine marshmallows. Too bad you don’t ship to Europe Jenna — I would be an avid muncher.

I leave you with the whimsyandspice family, some more delicious photos and some sweet parceled thoughts to all my American friends out there. I miss all of you!

The sweet trio behing whimsyandspice

The sweet trio behing whimsyandspice

Whimsy and Spice classic sampler box

Whimsy and Spice classic sampler box

Brown Sugar Gingerspice shortbread cookies

Brown Sugar Gingerspice shortbread cookies

Rose and Black Pepper Thumbprints

Rose and Black Pepper Thumbprints

Cinnamon Chocolate Malt biscotti

Cinnamon Chocolate Malt biscotti