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The Coffee: Psychology of Color The Cream/Sugar: Popcorn Cake!

The Coffee: Who knew that red encourages appetite? I always assumed colors were associated with emotions, but this infographic takes it another step by describing the Psychology of Color – what you should paint a room, how brands use colors and even that yellow makes babies cry.

If you are ready for a fix-er-upper for your apartment, home, or office decor here are some tips they suggest:

  • Paint your kitchen yellow becomes it evokes your metabolism
  • Blue for an office space because people are more productive
  • Paint a dining area red because it encourages appetite, but not a classroom because it is associated with poor achievement
  • Green environment  if you want to induce fewer stomach aches (not sure I agree with this one)

The Cream & Sugar: Last weekend/week I celebrated my lovely friend and roommate’s birthday with a few surprises. There is no shame in my apartment admitting we are popcorn addicts – we own a Whirley Pop, cheese spices and large popcorn bowls to prove it. Her favorite food, any day = popcorn.

SO I underwent the project of making a popcorn CAKE. The recipe was developed by Cookies And Cups, a fav food blog of mine, and I just HAD to try it.

The ingredients are simply:

  • (2) 12 oz bags of baking marshmellows (regular ones are fine, but they don’t melt as well)
  • 1 stick of butter (unless you are using bagged popcorn with butter on it)
  • 2 Large bags of popcorn or 4 handfuls is what I put in the Whirley Pop
  • One large bag of M&Ms -2 cups
  • One bag of stick pretzels, crushed – 1 1/2 cups

  1. Pop your corn, put in a bowl making sure to pick out all of the kernels
  2. Toss in M&Ms and Pretzels
  3. Melt butter/marshmallow in pot until smooth, let cool for a few seconds
  4. Pour over popcorn while mixing. This was REALLY hard, it was a gooey sticky mess and using my hands made my new name Popcorn Fingers.
  5. Spray your pan with Pam, literally, squish and stuff into cake pan ( I used a round bundt).
  6. Let cool for one hour and flip it onto a plate, BAM it slides right out into a beautiful cake!

 Then I proceeded to drizzle chocolate all over it because why not?

Cheers!

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“A hobby a day keeps the doldrums* away.”

*doldrum: a state of inactivity or stagnation, as in business or art

The Coffee: Sometimes when you feel as though you are in a rut, anything spontaneous and out of character can add some spice to your life. Visit an out-of-state friend for the weekend, go shopping in a different part of the city, grab dinner with a long-lost bud, or randomly jump on a bus to NY with a free hotel room in site (that last one is my plan for this weekend!). All randomness aside, how can I turn down a luxury suite in Times Square for a girls weekend? How do you keep your life spontaneous?

The Cream and Sugar: I suck at blogging. Correction. I use Pinterest too much which inhibits me from blogging. Have you discovered your pinning abilities yet? I’ve been using it a lot for DYI craft and decoration ideas for my sad blank bedroom walls. I am recently obsessed with big funky mirrors and I also resurfaced my oil paints; sunflowers are on my to-do list.

Cheers,

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