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Saturday, December 06, 2008

Circle Time: The Show and Tell Weekly Thread

Show and Tell is wasted on elementary schoolers. Join several dozen bloggers weekly to show off an item, tell a story, and get the attention of the class. In other words, this is Show and Tell 2.0. Everyone is welcome to join, even if you have never posted before and just found out about Show and Tell for the first time today. So yank out a photo of the worst bridesmaid's dress you ever wore and tell us the story; show off the homemade soup you cooked last night; or tell us all about the scarf you made for your first knitting project. Details on how to participate are located at the bottom of this post.

Let's begin.

We have been on a massive lollipop making kick. By the end of the week, we could pop out 17 lollipops in a half hour (including the extensive clean-up ritual). The flavours in this cup are green apple, raspberry, and lime. They are all dye-free hence why it's hard to tell the flavour based on colour.

Why are we making lollipops? I don't really know. We are not eating nearly as many lollipops as we are making. We have been giving them away to friends to hang on their Christmas tree. We have been passing them out to pretty much everyone we see. And still, our entire kitchen counter is covered in bags of lollipops.

But they're quite pretty.

We're making pomegranate ones this week so be on the lookout for a giveaway quite soon.

Added: Ha--until Lori said it in the comments, I hadn't thought of that. Hell yeah--Lollipop Goldstein should be making lollipops.

What are you showing today?

Click here or scroll down to the bottom of this post if this is your first time joining along (hint: link to the permalink for the post, not the main url for your blog and use your blog's name, not your name). The list is open from now until late Tuesday night and a new one is posted every week.

Other People Standing at the Head of the Class:

1. Weebles Wobblog
2. Delenn
3. The Fertile Infertile/Kristin
4. Infertility Podcast & Blog
5. Billy
6. Fertilizied
7. In Due Time
8. An Unwanted Path
9. Annacyclopedia
10. WiseGuy
11. cara (parenting after loss)
12. Cara
13. In Search of Biscuit 2.0
14. Hello Jello
15. g$
16. Are You Kidding Me?
17. Stacie/Heeeeere Storkey, Storkey!
18. GreenEggsNHam
19. TandCookies
20. Reservado para futura mama
21. Jamie
22. Fractured Rainbows
23. Baby Smiling In Back Seat
24. Destined to be an old women with no regrets
25. I won't fear love
26. Dora
27. Life After Infertility & Loss
28. Life and Times of me
29. Momofonefornow
You're next!

Want to bring something to Show and Tell?
  • If you would like to join circle time and show something to the class, simply post each Saturday night (or earlier in the week or on Monday if you can't do the weekend), hopefully including a picture if possible, and telling us about your item. It can be anything--a photo from a trip, a picture of the dress you bought this week, a random image from an old yearbook showing a person you miss. It doesn't need to contain a picture if you can't get a picture--you can simply tell a story about a single item. The list opens every Saturday night and closes on Tuesday night.
  • You must mention Show and Tell and include a link back to this post in your post so people can find the rest of the class. This spreads new readership around through the list. This is now required.
  • Label your post "Show and Tell" each week and then come back here and add the permalink for the post via the Mr. Linky feature (not your blog's main url--use the permalink for your specific Show and Tell post).
  • Oh, and then the point is that you click through all of your classmates and see what they are showing this week. And everyone loves a good "ooooh" and "aaaah" and to be queen (or king) of the playground for five minutes so leave them a comment if you can.
  • Did you post a link and now it's missing?: I reserve the right to delete any links that are not leading to a Show and Tell post or are the blogging equivalent of a spitball.


Lori Lavender Luz said...

There may be something Oedipal about making and eating candies that share the same title as one's mother.

Still, they look WONDERFUL. But not as good as the Tom Waits.

Delenn said...

I actually don't like lollipops, but I am sure they are fun to make--and your flavors sound interesting.

Kristin said...

They look yummy. You should post pics of the whole process along with instruction (hint, hint).

Malky B. said...

Nice pops!

AwkwardMoments said...

Cool Idea!

luna said...

of course you are making lollipops!

the flavors sounds yummy. I used to love green apple jolly ranchers. and now I love lime anything.

Anonymous said...

Mmmm...pomegranate lollipops sound amazing! I tried making lollipops once, several years back. It was fun, but they weren't nearly as pretty as yours are.

In Due Time said...

Lucky #7!


AnotherDreamer said...

I agree with Lori, of course you should be making them! They look good!

annacyclopedia said...

That sounds so fun! Although I have to agree with Lori - the Tom Waits have captured my heart and imagination forever. said...

Those lollipops look yum. How do you make them?

Cara said...

Never a dull moment for you -Ms. Goldstein, huh?

They look delicious and so well photoed!

'Murgdan' said...

Oooh. Those look yummy...and I don't even usually eat lollipops.

littleangelkisses said...

I love that they are hearts, it's like you are giving others a piece of your heart.

Pomegranate? WOW that sounds divine!

areyoukiddingme said...

Those do look like fun - and I second the do you make them?

Stacie said...

My Show and Tell is the continuation of last week's--my cinnamon roll recipe.


Stacie said...

Mel, the lollipops look yummy! It amazes me that you are so creative.

Sam said...

I totally want one of those....

M de P said...

These look gorgeous. I'll stay tuned for the giveaway. :)

Jamie said...

Ooooh - I love lollipops! And pomegranate flavor . . . you better bet I'll be hanging around for those!!

Smiling said...

They are lovely. I love the photos!

Baby Smiling In Back Seat said...

Do they make colored sticks so that you can uniquely identify the flavors without using artificial dyes?

The Steadfast Warrior said...

Mmmm. They look lovely!

Julia said...

It's been decades since I've made anything like that, and mine were never nicely shaped or anything. Yum!

Wishing 4 One said...

Wow....pomegranate ones, that is my new favorite. I just recently became addicted to fresh pomegranate juice here. Those lollies look so pretty Lollie.

JuliaS said...

If I tell you I love you and think you are fabulous, will you send me a couple suckers?? :0)

LOVE green apple and the pomegranate sounds like it will be TDF! Totally liking the dye free thing too - that's why I made the family give up koolaid. (Well, that and the sugar)

Nice looking pops there Lollipop!

(P.S. I agree with Kristin - I totally wanna see a lollipop tutorial.)

Sam said...

am late for Show and Tell this week!! I never knew you could actually make lollipops at home! I love the heart ones - we definitely need a tutorial!