Thursday, October 20, 2011

The Wall O' Sprinkles

The wall, not the best lighting, but you get the idea.

  I have a small obsession.  Okay fine, maybe small is not the word, but I am not totally consumed by it. Yet.  Anyway.  I really like sprinkles.  I don't really know why.  I think it is the colours and the fact that they add so much and take such little effort.  Either way, the sprinkle is my friend. We know how to get along.

  I usually get my sprinkles at the bulk store, the bakers warehouse or at winners ( like big lots in the states) because I may love sprinkles, but I will not pay full price for them. 

  I have two 8 litre tubs of the things, or I did before the Wall happened.  I used to love digging through them when my son had a play date or I was going to let him decorate something.  I would make these plates of sprinkles all nice and let the kid go to town. Some got on the cupcake and come ended up on the floor but most he just ate, which is fine I guess if that is your sort of thing.

  I really wanted a way to have a little fun and see them more, so I decided to display them some how.  I have seen on many shows and websites where they have those great jars filled with candy and such and I dreamed of a house big enough to do that.  Then reality set in and I figured I had to work with what I had.  So when I was at Ikea one day I found these. They were perfect and for the price I could not complain.

  So I got them home, cleaned them out and filled them.  All while Hubby was at work or coarse.  I was thrilled, how cute and candy store like.  The next day this happened when I got my email at work.

Hubby: so now I see why you got all those containers.

Me: I know right!  Aren't they great!

Hubby: um yeah, great.

Me: What do you mean? They are awesome, I am awesome, I am like the Martha Stewart of sprinkles!

Hubby: right...

Me:  You will learn to love them, you just need to embrace the sprinkle!

Hubby:.....

I waited a little while then

Me: Have you embraced them yet?

Hubby: no, not yet.

  Then he changed the subject. So I think he likes them, I mean he hasn't said anything else about them, so that means he has finally embraced them!  Or he is hoping I get some other new idea and they go. Little does he know I am starting a trend here, he will thank me for it later when we are in all the magazines with our Wall O' Sprinkles.  Then I can say "I told you so!" It will be so sweet!
I only have 20 jars, I just need a bigger house.

  Anyway I just wanted to share with you all now, before I become famous for it, the homage to the sprinkle. 

  And just so you know, my Mom and Aunt said they liked them, so that totally counts as a success!

10 comments:

Ursula Schneider said...

I know why you like Sprinkles! Cause they are so pretty! Very fun wall, he'll get used to it.

coconut said...

LOL thanks, I think so too:)

Connie said...

so cute~love sprinkles too!!! and BTW yours look great all lined up like that. Welcome to the pub board!

coconut said...

AW thanks:) I knew the girls that read this would understand the cute factor. Thanks so much for checking me out, I have been reading blogs like crazy this morning:)

Lisa Dorsey said...

hahaha love your e-mail conversation about the sprinkles. too funny! I think they are cute!

coconut said...

Thanks and that is what actually happened, so he just sort of shakes his head when I tell him the people on line like it. He doesn't get me some times.

angie gutshall said...

Wow that is a lot of sprinkles!!

coconut said...

Lol you have no idea how many more kinds I have;p

Sprinkle Some Sunshine said...

OMGoodness! I'm in love with your wall o sprinkles! I want one!!! TFS!

Kat@LifeofaCupcakeBaker said...

Oh how I wish I had a Wall 'o' Sprinkles!!!