Friday, May 28, 2021

The Canvas: Cosmetics Poetry


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Not really a group at all,
Monthly poetry's now just two.
But we continue to play along,
don't need any bigger a crew.
This month's theme was Diane's turn.
Cosmetics, her choice today.
Guess I need to think about,
maquillage in a whole new way.


The Canvas

Lotions, powders, shampoo, oils,
sprinkle, pour, and spray.
Skin so smooth, hair like silk,
routines to start the day.

Toothpaste and deodorant,
help us smell just right.
Sometimes we'll add perfume when,
going out at night.
Bleaches, color can remove,
dyes will add it in. 
Permanent waves can mask if our,
hair tends to be thin.

Polish on our fingernails,
picking colors, so much fun.
Nine nails one color and then,
another, for that last one.

Color, color, everywhere,
kohl to line the eyes.
Blue eyelashes, peach cheekbones,
and red, red lips. Surprise!
Beautifying, I'll admit,
takes practice, time, and money.
But if I look good, let me say,
my day always starts out sunny.

Grilled Mini Naan Poppers, a fun interpretation of Jalapeno Poppers that only takes a few minutes to cook on the grill. | Recipe developed by | #recipe #snack
Grilled Mini Naan Poppers
Grilled Mini Naan Poppers, a fun interpretation of Jalapeno Poppers that only takes a few minutes to cook on the grill. | Recipe developed by | #recipe #snack

We all know I express myself,
through what I bake and cook.
Creativity can also be shown,
in how I choose to look.

You see:
Makeup's not just vanity,
art's a reason to embrace.
Cosmetics are the paint and brush.
The canvas? It's my face.

Before you go, more Cosmetics poetry:
Diane of On the Border shares Craze-metics

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Grilled Mini Naan Poppers

1 package (about 7 oz) mini naan flatbreads
3 TBSP olive oil
4 oz cream cheese
1/4 cup pepper jelly
2 TBSP grated parmesan cheese
2 TBSP bacon bits
banana pepper slices

*Preheat your grill to medium (right around 350 degrees). 
*Mash together the cream cheese, pepper jelly, parmesan, and bacon bits.
*Brush the olive oil onto both sides of the naan. Toast on the grill, flat side up until brown (about 2 - 4 minutes). Using tongs, turn them over so the flat side is down. 
*Place about a TBSP of the cream cheese mixture onto each mini naan. Close the grill and cook for 3 minutes. Remove, top with a slice of banana pepper, and serve.


  1. Karen, this is amazing! And very, very true.
    Now it makes me with that I'd been more interested when I was younger. I might have a clue now! ;)

    1. Funny, since being stuck inside for so long during Covid, I haven't bothered with any of this for a long time.

  2. 2021 us: what are cosmetics? Definitely an interesting spin on the popper idea.

    1. I know, I haven't put on much make up at all over the last year, wonder if I'll remember how or have to learn all over again.

  3. Before 2020 I was pretty much down to just wearing mascara, and now I've given that up too. Wonder if I'll ever go back?

  4. Excellent! It's an art form i never mastered.

  5. Fantastic popper recipe. I was introduced to banana peppers a while back by a friend at Subway and have been eating them on my sub sandwiches since then-delish!

    1. Yes, they're great on sandwiches. I like them in a salad too.


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