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Now this is incredible.  But, I don’t think I’d want it my kitchen.  The colors are wild.  And yet, it’s made of Legos!

A Lego Kitchen Island

And look for the Lego head in the background.  That is cool.  You can miss it easily with the island.


Your List of Zombie Madness

Undead World of Oz

When Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters was published, I had to wonder about who was pushing for these books — the authors or publishing companies.  Apparently, it’s obviously the publishing companies trying to make a quick profit on the zombie fascination.  Here’s a list of zombie books published just in the last year:

1).  The Undead World of Oz: L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Complete with Zombies and Monsters. Publisher Coscom Entertainment.

2). War of the Worlds Plus Blood, Guts and Zombies.  Publisher Coscom Entertainment

3). Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Zombie Jim: Mark Twain’s Classic with Crazy Zombie Goodness. Publisher Coscom Entertainment
(not including Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters, and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies)

Some Amazon reviewers are calling this new onslaught of zombie parodies a genre, “Zombie Fiction”.  That may be stretching it.  Already I’m not sure how my brains can handle so many remakes of classic works with ultra-zombie action added.  One book is enough, but in someways cheapens the first effort.  It’s not really novel to find a retelling of a classic work, and how much can this be done before people stop buying the books?  Is there that much of a market for zombie parodies?  What classic is next? The Scarlet Letter? Little House on the Prarie?  Sherlock Holmes?

I do have to say, out of all the above authors whose works have already been rewritten, Mark Twain would probably enjoy this new fad the best.  Except for the fact that he didn’t think of it himself.

Bread Sacks

Once we came home from Italy, Brian and I began baking our own bread (or well our bread machine does most of the time).  Its been a great way to save money and the bread is delicious.  One problem I’ve had is finding the right way to store our own bread.  Being that we didn’t buy much bread, I didn’t have leftover plastic bread sacks.  Saran Wrap isn’t ideal because we eat bread everyday so reusing it that often just doesn’t work well.  So we chose to use ziplock bags, which the bread loaf can barely fit in.  The solution was not perfect.

This morning I found the above online:  Handmade Bread Sacks.  Because I’m a penny-pincher, I think I’m going home to make a bag or two perhaps with my mom (she has the sewing machine).  But they’re very cute and actually fairly inexpensive.  Below is the link to the Lady’s Farmer Market Shop (she has quite a few very cute things).  Check it out!

Lady Farmer’s Market at Etsy