Saturday, August 28, 2010

A moment of rest...

In our crafty lives, it is important to take a few moments to just enjoy the simple fact that we are alive.

Exhibit A: Samantha Marie taking a brief siesta before our day of activity begins.

Later today I'll be sitting out on the lawn in front of our dorm building teaching people how to crochet. Propaganda Candy has been garnering much interest from our floormates, thus this crafty event has been planned. Perhaps our level of Candy Fans on Facebook will increase even more drastically (we have over 100 fans!!!!).

It has been a long time since I have hosted something like this, and I am fairly certain it shall be a success. We are all drained from our first week of classes: I decided today should be a "No homework day" due to the amount of Sharpie inhalation we have all suffered.

(It seems every art class has assigned an art project involving large amounts of sharpie use.)

It is a good plan, ya think?

Wish us luck!
-Carolyn Michelle

PS: read our Facebook page to see updates about the Pec Thing!! It's fast approaching!!!

Photo: Samantha Marie Takes a Nap Aug. 28 2010

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Dear Blogger: I will win.

I will have my cake and eat it to.

Like the new look? Our beloved Propaganda Candy Blog has been going under some serious design work over the last few days (If you have been checking regularly, you know that we've gone through at least 156 backgrounds and exponentially more font combos). And, after quite a few major battles with Blogger's semi-new Template "designer," I think we are finally satisfied with the look.

Samantha Marie is, at this moment, taking a well deserved nap after dealing with me. I forced her to come in and sit through each and every possible design nuance our blog could have. When we eventually settled on this, she stood up, announced that she was tired, and ambled off to her dorm for a nap. She must have made good on that, considering I haven't seen her since.

Now that we have this spiffy new blog design, let's get some fun content, eh? I'd like some comments for sa-weet ideas of what you, the readers, want to see.

Lots of love,
Carolyn Michelle

Ps: More official documentation of Propaganda Candy being an official business arrived yesterday. Spiffffyyyyy.

Photo: Yummy cake from the Trident @ NIU. Aug 25 2010

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Propaganda Candy Says a Sweet Hello to Dorm Life!

Propaganda Candy Says a Sweet Hello to Dorm Life!

Candy Fans in the DeKalb area will be excited to know that Propaganda Candy has officially moved in to it's new, college home. As of August 19th, Samantha Marie and I are living, studying, and crafting on the NIU campus in DeKalb, IL.

What does that mean to the business?

New friends, craft enthusiasts, and opportunities are bubbling to the surface and let me tell you, it is quite exciting! The Community Adviser for our floor is totally supportive of our endeavors and plans to make an official title for the two of us within our floor's council thing. Our vote is in for the title of "Crafty Goddesses" so that we can plan all a ton of awesome craft-tastic events for the girls on our floor. is that going?

Crafting between our two dorm rooms will take some adjusting for certain, but it will be fine. Samantha and I are planning on hitting up the great downtown of DeKalb today in order to scope out the craft supply stores. Apparently there is a Michael's, a JoAnn Fabric, and a Big Lots. Hoorah!

Also, there is a store here called The Yarn Exchange. You can feel free to assume that I am going to be all over that. Truth.

So that, my friends, is where we are. If you are a Ni-You Huskie reading this, leave us a comment! Add us on Facebook! Holla and represent that Huskie pride!

And...I'm out.
Carolyn Michelle

PS: We have an new event!! Check it out on the Facebook page!

Photos Top to Bottom: 1. Propaganda Candy business cards on Carolyn Michelle's desk, ready to be handed out to the masses.
2. Now you know where Carolyn Michelle sleeps: on a zebra.
3. Food stuffs in the dormroom of CM and roommate Kera Rose (from CM's High School).