Galaxy Slime

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This slime didn’t turn out quite as hoped, but it was still a lot of fun! The original pin used liquid food coloring vs. the Wilton icing coloring that I had on hand, so the results were more tar monster than galaxy slime.

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This slime requires a few more ingredients than the Frozen slime we made yesterday, but nothing to crazy. We used Sta-Flo liquid starch, Elmer’s clear glue, assorted fine glitter and food coloring. Liquid or Wilton, maker’s choice!
You start by pouring your glue into a bowl. Add in food coloring at your discretion. For your galaxy effect, use purple and blue. My mistake was adding black, that gave me the tar look.

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Once it’s all one big mess, add in a little liquid starch. Don’t go crazy with it, you can always add more as needed, but unless you have more glue, you’ll have to scrap it if you add too much starch.
This is the messy part. Dig your hands in and mush it all together! The Wilton coloring turned my hands funny colors for a bit, but it did wash off. For some reason when I make icing, the same coloring is impossible to get off…….

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Arthur wasn’t quite sure what to make of it. It got too sticky after playing with it, so we added a little more starch and it was perfect.

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Is anyone else remembering the tar monster in the original Scooby Doo? Tony, who loves the show, was very amused by the reference.

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I think this is my favorite part of the slime. Holding it up and just letting it’s own weight stretch it out!
Happy sliming all!

Samsung Galaxy S4

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Happy, happy day in the life of SuperStevieD! I got my new phone upgrade today. Needless to say every spare moment today has been spent playing on my new toy….
I’ve been debating phones with myself for months. Tony took the early uograde this year because he was beyond upset with his old phone and I was still content with my iPhone 4. He went with the Samsung Galaxy Note II. Yes it’s the giant phone with the S-pen. After about a week he was adjusted to the size and completely in love with his phone.
I had a huge dilemma now! I have been thinking of the iPhone 5 for months, since it’s release, then I was enjoying Tony’s Note II, then I started reading about the S4!
After much internal debate, I settled on the S4. The deciding factor was the camera. I am a picture crazy person and the megapixel count on this phone is higher than my camera! There are a ton of different settings. Night settings, motion settings that allow you to combine a motion shot like surfing or skateboarding, a best face option, and a best photo option.
The core processor is amazing. It is so much faster than my iPhone 4 was. Adjusting to the speed has been interesting.
Some more interesting options include the hand motion feature. You can wave your hand in front of the screen to scroll through the amazing photos you’ve taken or even answer your phone. I’ve had Tony call me twice just to test it!
I can’t begin to explain the specs and all that fun stuff, but I will refer you to http://www.urdesign.it/index.php/2013/03/15/samsung-galaxy-s-4/ for the specific details. I’d love to hear what all of you think of these phones if you have one. If not, be sure to pop in to your local Verizon store where most of them have a live demo now!