Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Spice up your kitchen…

… with sprinkles!

Sprinkles

Blue ones…

Blue Sprinkles

Yellow ones…

Yellow Sprinkles

Colorful ones…

Sprinkles

Sprinkles

I’ve been wanting to make a sprinkles display for my kitchen for a while now and I finally found this spiceless spice rack that was perfect. It even has a handle so I can carry it around easily. If you want to make one too, and you already have a rack, here are some plain bottles you can use to fill with whatever sprinkles you like.

Jars

P. S. I guess I have a thing for bottles. Here’s another display I have. When people come over, they ask me why I have so many spices in my living room. Then I tell them to get a little closer.

Sand Display

Bottled Beaches

I have about 100 beaches from around the world. It’s pretty cool because they are all surprisingly different.

So think outside the box, or bottle in this case and spice things up.

Where to buy:
Spiceless Spice Rack from Amazon. I have also seen it at The Container Store, but it’s been a while.
Plain bottles for sprinkles if you already have a spice rack.
I’ve recently found the sand bottles at Hobby Lobby and The Container Store (plastic ones).

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lynetteb@gmail.com said...

Holy crap I do this too with the sand. Have you ever been to black sands beach in Maui? It is my favorite sand jar that I have.

November 6, 2008 02:05 AM
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Anonymous said...

i love your site and your ideas! i too started a sand collection in bottles, however, 2 years after i collected my 1st bottle of sand from maui — in the middle of the night 2 of the bottles completely burst/shattered spontaneously — and glass was everywhere :( that discouraged me from collecting sand from my subsequent beach visits :( your collection is beautiful!

November 6, 2008 02:34 AM
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Carina said...

wow your sand collection is awesome! what a great idea. where did you get all your sprinkles??

November 6, 2008 02:34 AM
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Bakerella said...

Eicyats Treasures – I've heard that too.

Tink – Thank you

Blogger q – it's been fun.

barbichounette – merci

The Sugar Fairy – me too!

ela'M – thank you

Missy – thanks

Happy cook – I try to grab new ones when I come across them

the projectivist – I haven't thought of that

Bobbie – over the years I have found them at Pier 1, Michaels's and Hobby Lobby

Vashti – It will make you smile!

Clumbsy Cookie – thanks

Hoppo Bumpo – thanks

BeachMama – I like the memories it brings.

Atticelf – thank you

landa – you're welcome

Jessica – plus it's a super cheap souvenir

Kristen – thank you

Susie – glad you do

chocolatechic – my spices are totally not organized.

Natashya – sounds good to me

wiff – you are welcome

Jen – there's a link in the post to the spice rack I bought

Candace – or maybe cooled a little longer before you stacked them together

Megan – I'll take that as a compliment

Kristen – exactly my thoughts

raegan – I think I have that one already, but thanks

VeggieGirl – thank you

Bridget – thanks

Dana – it does make an interesting display

Courtney – I know. You wouldn't think so. Even beaches right beside each other on the same coast
are different

Mattias, Karissa & Enzo – that's nice of you to say

Jenn – just start with one. I never expected to get so many

Angie P – thanks

Gina Geigley – Most recently at Hobby Lobby

Embun – thanks so much

Shari – you are welcome

Mary – not sure what they are called, but most recently I bought some at Hobby Lobby. I've also found a plastice version at The Container Store

Emily Rose – thank you

Liz Wilcken – that's a new one on me. No Samoa sand, but I do have some black sand

Its_Cin – glad you like them

Shephalli – thanks

ko – YAY

Kathleen aka Coffee Mom – no time like the present

julielobos@hotmail.com – you are too kind

Jennifer – there's a link in the post. You might also find it at the Container Store

elizabeth – thank you

Brandy – there's a link in the post to the one I bought

patsy -it just got so big, I didn't have anywhere else to put it.

rachel whetzel – no. that's funny.

Andrea – no problem

Dana Treat – thanks

Reese – that's funny

nicole – there's a link in the post

ConnieC – do it

Dawn in CA – It's so pretty there.

Steph – not all.

Glenda – but it would bring you great memories, nonetheless

Marie – I bet it's still pretty

Tink – no problem

My First Kitchen – me too

Anonymous – You're welcome

LaDue & Crew – I like that idea

Karen – thanks

Amanda, Mandy, Manda, Tomato – thanks

Whatever Dee-Dee wants – easy with a big impact.

sukesgirl – I agree

m?d?lina – am i?

Jaina – thanks

T-mom – yeah, I hope she continues.

Anonymous – too nice!

Laurie – Right here:
http://www.cakeartpartystore.com/store/e-StoreOperations_viewItem.asp?idProduct=12990

Katie – nope

sara –
T
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MarcyG. – And I thought I was the only one

Trisha – YAY

Ale – It makes me smile

Lauren – thanks!

sharyl – Me too

Momma Bear – hope you do it

Emily – thanks

Kris – I don't know, but now I've got to have some

Pattty Treviño – thank you

Christina – glad you like them

Renee – thanks

GardenGoose – thanks

Melissa – thanks

Rissa – Per 1, Michaels, Hobby Lobby, The Container store (plastic)

The Gomes Family – thanks!

mimi – I must admit, i have had a little help over the years.

Stephanie – Sounds like you need to go to the beach

Loni – You can still start

Hilary – glad you like it

lynetteb – I certainly have. On the Road to Hana. It was amazing!

November 6, 2008 02:37 AM
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Bakerella said...

Anonymous – No, I hate to hear that

Carina – I get them at different places. Some are seasonal. Some are from a cake supply store. Some Wal-Mart. Just whenever I see something that catches my eye, I’ll grab them.

November 6, 2008 02:40 AM
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Jem83 said...

This is one of the most unique decorating ideas I have ever seen!

Love love love your blog!

November 6, 2008 02:49 AM
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Sue Sparks said...

Wow, that’s so cool! You are quite the traveller:)

November 6, 2008 03:07 AM
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Rachelle said...

I love that! The sand bottles are really cool! Have you collected the sand yourself?

November 6, 2008 04:46 AM
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Melissa Lewis - Off The Wall said...

Loving this great idea. All the bright colors are perfect for any kitchen!

November 6, 2008 05:37 AM
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Jen said...

Love your sprinkles & sand idea!!! You're sooo creative!

But can you imagine if all of your readers (lots!) take home a bottle of sand from all the beaches…we might run out of beaches!

November 6, 2008 06:11 AM
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justJENN said...

OMG! I just posted the SAME THING. Then stopped to catch up on blogs before I went to bed and saw you made a ‘spice rack’ too! (I did mine for my kid’s bday party.)

What a coincidence, hilarious!!

http://justjennrants.blogspot.com/2008/11/i-think-about-where-we-have-been-and.html

November 6, 2008 06:20 AM
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Anabelle said...

OMG, YOU HAVE A WONDERFUL COLLECTION! :D

November 6, 2008 08:42 AM
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Anonymous said...

This has been an idea of mine for quite some time. I have a HUGE collection of sprinkles. I haven’t been able to find the spiceless containers so THANK YOU VERY MUCH for the info. I love everything that you do. I’ve been a pastry chef for 3 plus years and you inspire me!!
Happy Blog-Anniversary.

Melody
cupcakemel@gmail.com

November 6, 2008 02:50 PM
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Black Pumpkin said...

Inspiring.
I made something like this for Halloween. I filled some jars with weird candies and wrote labels such “Swamp Worms” or “Witches Berries”. Gifts for my niece.

November 6, 2008 03:31 PM
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Shelley said...

I love, love, LOVE that sand idea! What an amazing display!

November 6, 2008 03:55 PM
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Chinouk said...

So sweet and colourful!!

November 6, 2008 04:13 PM
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Lindsey said...

I love your sand collection! My husband and I had a sand ceremony at our wedding, and only have a little of the sand from it (and a giant container for it), so we’re going to collect sand from our travels and add it to that one vessel.+

November 6, 2008 04:18 PM
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mommaof4wife2r said...

yeah!!!!! super fun…and i love it! love the colors and the memories too!

November 6, 2008 05:26 PM
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Maris said...

Such a pretty post! And an amazing spice rack! It must have taken you ages to accumulate all of that!

November 6, 2008 05:32 PM
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G w e n said...

Wow!! I love your sprinkles and sand collection! The sprinkles ones are so colorful and looks very yummy :)

November 6, 2008 06:30 PM
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wan-nabe said...

there are too many good things in this post to comment on!

love the sand display. love. it. so. much.

November 6, 2008 07:01 PM
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Talia Davis - PR Director said...

Oh Bakerella! I want to be you when I grow up… or at least have time to bake more. The sprinkles are an amazing idea! I am going to do that and I wish I had thought of the sand. very cool.

You are very cool! :-)

November 6, 2008 07:22 PM
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Brenda said...

I love, love, LOVE your beach bottles display!!! How cool that you not only have something to keep from each place you have visited, but a great way to display it all as well. I am so impressed!

November 6, 2008 07:31 PM
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DD said...

AWE-SOME!

November 6, 2008 07:41 PM
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Onesnap said...

That is the most amazing sand collection I’ve ever seen (I collect rocks but never labeled them…)

November 6, 2008 08:33 PM
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Katee said...

WOW!!! I love the idea of a sand collection. AMAZING!

November 6, 2008 08:51 PM
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L said...

I just wanted to say… I love you!!! I saw you on Martha a while back and I couldn’t find you back… well, today while searching for cake balls via Google (HA!) I found you! WOO HOO!! Gotcha added to my list of blogs, too. :)

November 6, 2008 09:33 PM
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ReBecca said...

Fantastic! I love your sand collection.

November 6, 2008 09:35 PM
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Karoline said...

I think I just fell in love with your blog. So inspirational! And I LOVE the sprinkles!

November 6, 2008 09:38 PM
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Tina said...

Cool! My mother was born in Giovinazzo. We live in Rhode Island now, and when we go to the beach she talks about the rocky coast where she grew up.

November 6, 2008 10:35 PM
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Shalum said...

Awesome!Thanks for sharing!

November 7, 2008 12:21 AM
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emily said...

The sprinkle idea is adorable!!! and the beach sand is awesome, have you visited all those beaches, or have friends help gather them for you? I love your blog!

November 7, 2008 12:43 AM
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Gis said...

This is so beautiful and inspiring dear!! :D :D :D Amazing :D Also the pics are really pretty xD *giggle*

November 7, 2008 01:49 AM
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Meaghan said...

i have the same thing!!! have you really been to 100 beaches!!!

November 7, 2008 02:28 AM
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Bakerella said...

Jem83 – I’m glad you like it.

Sue Sparks – more like the collector

Rachelle – friends have given me some.

Anonymous Melissa Lewis – Off The Wall – and cheery, too!

Jen – funny

justJENN – that is weird. hey, great minds…

Anabelle – Thank you

Anonymous – Glad I could help with the rack.

Black Pumpkin – that is so cute and fun!

Shelley – thank you!

Chinouk – thanks!

Lindsey – that’s a cool idea. You should get enough to layer it in so you can see the variations.

mommaof4wife2r – thanks!

Maris – Yes. It has taken a while.

G w e n – and sweet!

wan-nabe – thanks!

Talia Davis – Oh good. Hope it brightens your kitchen

Brenda – Thanks!

DD – THA-NKS!

Onesnap – I bet you have some cool ones.

Katee – glad you like it.

Blogger L – Welcome back! Glad you found me.

ReBecca – Glad you do!

Karoline – Thanks.

Tina – It’s an amazing place. I spend two weeks there. I have great memories of it. I went with a friend and we stayed with her relatives.

Shalum – you are welcome!

emily – I’ve had some help along the way

Gis – thank you.

Meaghan – Yep!

November 7, 2008 03:04 AM
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Gretchen Noelle said...

Love the beach idea, that is really great!

November 7, 2008 03:04 AM
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* TONYA * said...

What a fantastic idea. I’m so doing this.

November 7, 2008 06:45 AM
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Eveline said...

The beach sand in the containers look great. Do you have Dutch beach sand too?
I like the colors of all your sprinkles together, great idea.
Eveline.

November 7, 2008 10:04 AM
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Amber said...

What a neat idea!! I love the idea of a sprinkles rack!!

The beach idea is so cool! I just have mine in water bottles, this will be so much nicer!! I would hate to have to dust all of them though!

November 7, 2008 03:00 PM
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Tammy said...

I love your site and ideas but, as an ecologist, I just have to say that it’s a very bad idea to take sand off the beach. It contributes to erosion and can disturb the many (microscopic) creatures living there. I know that “it’s just a little” but imagine if everyone took a little jar of it. Actually, many people do, and it does cause problems. Sorry to be the rain on your comment parade.

November 7, 2008 04:45 PM
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Derick and Becky said...

I don’t know if I could make a display like that because I would EAT all my sprinkles all day long! I love the display though, it is heaven! I like sprinkles!!

November 7, 2008 04:53 PM
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Anonymous said...

I have a thing for plastic boxes… totes of all sizes for all kinds of things to be put away in.

November 7, 2008 05:07 PM
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Anonymous said...

I have a question…where did you find the plain bottles with the metal lids instead of the white plastic lid?

November 7, 2008 05:40 PM
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Nicoleigh said...

That is fabulous! I can’t wait to ‘spice’ up my little apartment kitchen too. How creative.
Question for you though, how long do the ‘spices’ stay in their containers. Since they are sugary, I didn’t know if the sprinkles tend to stick in the jars or not. Thanks for sharing!

November 7, 2008 06:20 PM
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EB said...

Oh the ‘sprinkle’ rack is brilliant and the sand in a jar idea? Gorgeous.

November 7, 2008 06:41 PM
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Retro Bakery said...

The bottled beach sand is a BRILLIANT idea. You’re so talented.

November 7, 2008 08:40 PM
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Malinda said...

I love the sand bottles! What a great way to save a little moment in time from your travels. My kids save rocks, plain rocks. It is hard to tell where they came from but I think that part does not bother them,they just think its fun. I am going to show this to them and maybe we will start a new way of remembering where we have been.

November 7, 2008 10:13 PM
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Pocket said...

Bakerella, can I just say that I think you’re an awesome writer? As I read your last post I had visions of Dr. Seuss and his Red Fish Blue Fish. Your combinations of words and pictures – that must be why I keep coming back. Thank you!!

November 8, 2008 04:52 AM
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noreen said...

congrates on winner 3rd place with your cupcake, Double Chocolate Zucchini Cupcakes filled with Chocolate Ganache and Topped with Creamy Goat Cheese Frosting

November 8, 2008 07:10 AM
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Nichole said...

Where did you get the colorful sprinkles that look like chocolate on the inside, i love them! I love your site and i love your stuff, i totally put that spice rack on my Christmas list!! YOU ROCK

November 8, 2008 04:17 PM
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Erin said...

I’ve been a reader of your blog for about 6 months and never left a comment… until now. I am IN LOVE with your photography. The sprinkles picturs are amazing. I am slowly getting into photography and your pictures always give me inspiration to look for a different angle.

November 8, 2008 04:42 PM
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November 8, 2008 08:09 PM
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LindaSonia said...

Awesome! The beach collection is sooo unique!! Love it. LindaSonia

November 8, 2008 08:24 PM
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Bakerella said...

Gretchen Noelle – thanks!

* TONYA * – Oh good.

Eveline – not yet.

Amber – dust?

Tammy – I probably got more sand in my bathing suit than I put in the bottles. Thanks for the perspective though.

Derick and Becky – It’s hard not too.

Anonymous – cool

Anonymous – they came with the spice rack

Nicoleigh – so far, so good. but I haven’t had them in there very long.

EB – thanks!

Retro Bakery – you’re so sweet!

Malinda – sounds fun

Pocket – Well. I’m glad you do.

noreen – Oh thanks. I hope to get the cheese basket soon.

Nichole – Here you go:
http://www.cakeartpartystore.com/store/e-StoreOperations_viewItem.asp?idProduct=21307

Erin – Thanks a bunch. I was really happy about the way these came out.
I’m enjoying the picture taking as much as the baking.

Wservir – I’ll check it out.

LindaSonia – Thank you

November 9, 2008 04:47 AM
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Elizabeth said...

This is such a cte idea and I’m gong to have to follow suit!

November 9, 2008 07:42 AM
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giz said...

Such great colours – would make a gorgeous banner for a baking blog.

November 9, 2008 01:51 PM
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BMoreSweet said...

The beach sand display is the most clever, original, awesome thing I’ve seen in forever. OMG, you are blowing Martha out of the water, girl!

November 9, 2008 03:13 PM
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Kate said...

I am totally starting my own sand collection! That’s great. I hope you don’t mind, but I posted the pictured on my blog!

November 9, 2008 09:34 PM
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MB said...

Hi, my name is Mary Beth and I am a sprinkleaholic. I love this post and have some ideas for displaying my sprinkles now!!!

November 9, 2008 09:58 PM
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fivegreatkiddos said...

Super Fun!
I love the sand from the beaches idea, but only if you’ve actually been to those places and taken a little momento to remember it by. Have you been to 100 different beaches?
You are so creative!
Fivegreatkiddos

November 9, 2008 11:07 PM
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Little Miss Contrary said...

You are AMAZING at life. I wish I were that creative!

November 10, 2008 02:27 AM
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Amylouwho said...

Wow – this is so cool! What a great idea for your sand collection!
And I LOVE the blue sprinkles. I want a sprinkle display too!

November 10, 2008 02:50 AM
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CakeEater said...

This may sound nuts, but I am inspired to use this as wall-art in my daughter’s room. Of course, they’d need to be sealed for bugs, but they just look so fun!

November 10, 2008 03:03 AM
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Angie said...

Fabulous idea with the sprinkles!!! Love it!

November 10, 2008 04:00 AM
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Tucker, Jess, and Brian said...

Wow … that sand in a bottle thing is so creative!! I have never thought of that or heard of it before!! Such a fantastic idea! I am impressed and jealous :) that you have been to that many beaches! Love the sprinkle display, too. You are awesome!! :)

November 10, 2008 04:51 AM
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Rebecca said...

What a cool idea. I love it!! Bakerella is on MomFaves.com
- VOTE for her HERE!!

November 10, 2008 06:12 AM
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benson said...

the BEST souvenir–ever! and art as well. You’ve traveled everywhere!

November 10, 2008 01:42 PM
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sue said...

WOW! Thank you for sharing your stunning prints. Wonderful work – colourful and creative, uplifting and highly inspirational – amazing!

November 10, 2008 02:40 PM
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j*amy said...

where do all these awesome sprinkles come from!? i’m always looking for the mini colorful chips but can’t find them :(

November 10, 2008 03:38 PM
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Victoria said...

That is so beautiful. It makes me happy just looking at it.

November 10, 2008 03:54 PM
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Anonymous said...

My kids want me to click on you blog EVERYDAY just so they can see all the pretty colored sprinkles!!

Your blog………ROCKS!!!!!!!!

Shirley Rossetti
Hillsboro Oregon

November 10, 2008 04:21 PM
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Katie said...

Who knew sprinkles could be so beautiful! I also jar things, but they’re hidden away in my cabinets. I need more shelf space!

I got the shirt this morning. Thank you so much! It’s adorable and fits so well. I put a picture of myself wearing it on my blog:

http://lilveggiepatch.blogspot.com/2008/11/monday-funday.html

November 10, 2008 05:09 PM
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The Flirty Girl said...

Now that’s eye candy! You have me so inspired any day now I’m going to bake some cupcakes!

BTW I honored you blog as one of my five favorites with an Uber Blogger Award yesterday (11/9) so that I could share your super yummy blog with my readers. I borrowed one of your pics for the post. I hope that’s ok. If not just let me know and I can remove it asap :o)

November 10, 2008 05:42 PM
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gina said...

Great ideas!!!

November 10, 2008 06:31 PM
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Anna said...

Wow! Now I want to see a photo of the whole room to see how you worked those bottles into the decor. What a fabulous/personalized/great idea!

November 10, 2008 08:07 PM
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Rockaroo said...

You are brilliant! I love the photos and how you’ve organized everything, just brilliant!!

November 10, 2008 10:55 PM
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ccolopy said...

Just found your blog…LOVE your work, just totally cool!

November 10, 2008 11:39 PM
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shirley elizabeth said...

EMERGENCY!!
For the cake balls: I got the candy melts and the edible markers, but they won’t write on the ones I’ve dipped so far — they’re too waxy. What do I do??

November 11, 2008 01:01 AM
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Lina said...

oh my god! I loooove the idea of collecting sand! I am a big traveler and this would be a wonderful way to keep my memories! Im stealing this idea for sure!

November 11, 2008 03:27 AM
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Bakerella said...

Elizabeth – cool.

giz – good idea!

BMoreSweet – Nah, she’s got me beat by miles.

Kate – Good reason to go somewhere fun!

MB – YAY!

fivegreatkiddos – Well, I guess you don’t like the idea, because I have had help from traveling friends.

Little Miss Contrary – You are too kind.

Amylouwho – thanks!

CakeEater – Sounds interesting.

Angie – thanks!

Tucker, Jess, and Brian – glad you like them

Rebecca – thanks! I’ll check it out.

benson – and cheap, too!

sue – You’re welcome!

j*amy – I get them from different places. I put a link in an earlier answer on where to find the chips.

Victoria – Then, that makes me happy!

Anonymous – That’s funny, tell them I said Hi!

Katie – OMG. You are the super cutest! Thanks for sharing the pic!

The Flirty Girl – thanks for the shoutout!

gina – thanks!

Anna – thanks

Rockaroo – I like organization. Even if I’m not always organized.

ccolopy – welcome and thanks!

shirley elizabeth – The only brand I use that really works is the Americolor brand. I’m not sure what you are decorating or how you are using the pens, but you could use your candy melts to draw with. Just melt them and pour into a small squeeze bottle to use.

Lina – Happy collecting.

November 11, 2008 04:42 AM
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Deanne said...

i love your beaches, i’ve just started doing this but i ubber love your bottles!
I think ikea is the answer to my bottle search :)
thanks for showing us your collection :) x

November 11, 2008 09:41 AM
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Bakerella said...

I never thought of checking out ikea. I bet they would have some cool bottles.

November 12, 2008 01:38 AM
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Elizabeth Bailey said...

I love your blog — amazing photos and wonderful inspiration and ideas!

November 12, 2008 02:00 PM
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staria said...

The sand idea is awesome! Never occurred to me, I guess that when you live on a tropical island one can take such a nice thing as sand for granted.

btw, I see some sand from Puerto Rico…. hope you had fun here! :D

November 12, 2008 02:03 PM
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Melissa DiStefano said...

Oh my goodness! This is the cutest thing ever. I want to go home right now and start one of my own. Your house my be so vibrant and colorful. I love it!

November 13, 2008 04:12 PM
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KBG said...

I thought I was alone with collecting beach sand! I don’t have it from as many beaches as you, and I keep mine on display in the bathroom, but it’s good to know I’m not the only crazy out there collecting sand from beaches!

November 13, 2008 08:12 PM
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Bakerella said...

Elizabeth Bailey – Glad you like it.

staria – I wish I lived on a tropical island so I could take it for granted, too!

Melissa DiStefano – well, my spice rack is at least.

KBG – we’re not crazy. we’re creative.

November 14, 2008 03:27 AM
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April Nicole said...

I love the idea of the sprinkles display. I keep all my baking stuff in a rolling cabinet in my spare bedroom.
I am just in awe of how amazing your photos look. Mine always turn out awful.

November 14, 2008 04:18 AM
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Ju Bear said...

Bakerella,
Thanks for sharing your talent of baking. Your amazing and super duper creative. I wished you lived closer, I’m having a boutique benefit sale for a couple who were involved in a plane crash. I would love to sale some of your baked goods. Well take care and bake on!

November 14, 2008 07:05 AM
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Banana-head Pancake said...

that’s an amazing collection – I LOVE it!
nice work!

November 15, 2008 02:15 PM
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Bakerella said...

April Nicole – I’ve got a lot of mine in the dining room right now.

Ju Bear – tragic. Good luck with your benefit sale.

Banana-head Pancake – Thank you!

November 15, 2008 02:44 PM
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rach said...

These are to die for cute! And what a creative and cheap keepsake from vacations. You are so creative!

November 15, 2008 06:05 PM
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Scoopalicious said...

these are beautiful photos!

November 15, 2008 09:19 PM
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Kimberly said...

i love both displays….very cool

November 16, 2008 05:42 PM
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Bakerella said...

rach – Thanks. I would much rather have some sand than someone spending money on me for a souvenir.

Scoopalicious – I was super-happy with them.

Kimberly – thanks!

November 17, 2008 05:20 AM
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Raquel said...

I already copied your idea and did my sprinkles rack! Thanks, you ROCK!

November 17, 2008 12:03 PM
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Bakerella said...

Raquel – that’s awesome. I like people that get thing’s done. It makes you smile when you look at it, too… doesn’t it?!

November 18, 2008 12:37 AM
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BakingBliss said...

It’s like sprinkles porn!
I’m absolutely in love with that idea…and I love the sand too. I have a very small collection of sand in jars myself.

November 19, 2008 04:34 PM
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RoSco said...

I know it’s a neat little souvenir to take with you, but as a person who lives on an island, I’d really like to discourage you from taking even little quantities of sand or soil with you. I have personally seen receding shorelines of up to 10 feet in as many years on the small Pacific island on which I grew up. The state of Hawaii gets millions of tourists annually and – between that and the erosive effects of the tides – if everyone took a half cup of sand it wouldn’t take long before there are no beaches left.

I know it seems like a small thing – only half a cup – but looking at your collection altogether, you’ve got quite a bit of land on display. In addition, almost 200 people have commented on how neat this is, many of them wanting to take it up themselves (not to mention the readers who didn’t leave comments). Again, I know you may think you’re not doing any harm, but no single raindrop believes it’s responsible for the flood. Things add up.

http://www.khnl.com/Global/story.asp?S=8031629

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/27400598/

November 19, 2008 08:22 PM
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Bakerella said...

BakingBliss – yes, seductive sprinkles.

RoSco – thanks for your perspective. It’s actually been several years since I have even added to this collection. I’ll think about what you said next time I go to the beach. And I really need to go. It’s been a while. In reality, I probably had more sand in my bathing suit than in one of those bottles though.

November 20, 2008 03:05 AM
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