Nerdy Stuff

  • Egg-Design Hard Cooked Egg Molds - April 5th, 2012
  • Inspired by playful food seen in Japanese bento boxes, Williams-Sonoma came out with this set of four cute egg-design molds for $10.00. In just a few minutes, you can turn an ordinary hard-boiled egg into edible art! This set comes with a star, heart, bear, and bunny. Hard-boiled eggs transformed into a star or heart look especially great cut in half when preparing deviled eggs. I like making bears and bunnies to decorate a dish. Follow along to see how I made a bunny egg!

  • Rilakkuma Scissors Stand - February 14th, 2012
  • Rilakkuma is a Japanese bear character by San-X that I have been obsessed with ever since I went to Japan a few years ago. I wrote about some Rilakumma items in past Nerdy Stuff posts, so when I saw this cute scissors stand I knew it would be a handy addition to my Rilakkuma collection. I like having a pair of scissors that I can rely on being returned to the exact same place when other people use it. This Rilakkuma scissors stand does exactly that! :)

  • Multi-Color LED USB Powered Mini Christmas Tree - December 7th, 2011
  • I wanted to add some Christmas cheer to my workspace, so I snatched up this Philips LED USB Powered Tinsel Tree with Multi-Colored Lights at Target. This mini Christmas tree is super easy to set up — just take it out of the packaging, adjust the branches a bit, then plug it directly into your laptop or desktop USB port! There are 10 LED lights (4 red, 3 blue, and 3 yellow) that are energy efficient and long lasting. :)

  • Pumpkin Carving Gadgets - October 26th, 2011
  • Carving and lighting pumpkins just got more convenient after discovering these new gadgets — a Dremel Pumpkin Carving Kit and Remote Control Pumpkin Lights. I like to freehand my own pumpkin template every year. The Dremel came in really handy for smooth, round shapes in my pumpkin design, and the remote control LED lights illuminate my pumpkin up to 20 feet away! See how I used these gadgets to make my Hello Kitty and My Melody pumpkin. :)

  • Pucca Diaper Cake - October 5th, 2011
  • Making a diaper cake is one of the many creative things that my mom is great at, but I have never attempted. One of my friends is going to give birth this month, so I figured it’s the perfect time to make my first diaper cake. Since my friend is a Pucca fan, I decided to top the cake with a Pucca doll and incorporate Pucca’s colors in the ribbons of the mostly baby pink cake. Check out the “ingredients” and pictures for ideas on how to make your own unique and memorable gift!