Do you have a young child in your life? If they have a play kitchen, they would love some play food....and they may not have had this kind before: real food containers, emptied, cleaned, and (maybe) glued shut.
Isn't this beautiful? Our brother, Jack took this shot last week while he was here visiting. We didn't get to see him enough while he was here....but that's the way it always is with our 3 older brothers...we never get to see them enough! (Jack lives 4.5 hours away from us, Jeff lives 2 hours away, and Jordan lives 12 hours away. Sniff, sniff.) Don't you think they should all move here to Wilmington?
I love built-in ribbon bookmarks. I think my Bible is the only book I have that has one. (It has two ribbons!) I use them constantly.
You can add them yourself, to any hardbound book! So fun. This is one of those easy projects that give you quick satisfaction.
I belong to a small bible study group, and we had a discussion one day about prayer journals. While shopping a few days later, I came across these cute blank books for $1 each at Michael's.
My husband asked me to make brownie trays for a client. He told me to call Lori, one of his office managers. "Lori's brownie trays are awesome. She puts that white powdery stuff on the brownies, and has lots of strawberries."
I wasn't exactly following the idea of strawberries with the brownies, so I emailed Lori for instructions. She sent me the following picture:
In our house, a chocolate-glazed Krispy Kreme doughnut is considered just about the most delectable (and most guilt-inducing) treat there is.
I only buy them occasionally. Hubby gets these infamous late-night sweet cravings. We have a wonderful Harris-Teeter grocery store just up the street, which is both a blessing and a curse. It's a curse occasionally when he begs me to run for a late-night lemon cake for him. It's happened before. Which shows what a sucker I am for his charms.
Anyway, when I think he's been especially good, I might buy a box of chocolate-glazed. Last night, I was perusing the doughnut display, when an Evil, Evil Butcher Man called, "Ma'am! Ma'am! You buyin' doughnuts?"
"They put those in that case over there at $1.99 at night."
Ooooohhh, now why did he have to tell me that? I would never have known.
The glass-doored KK display case---the one where you can choose your own fresh doughnuts each day--- well, apparently they box up the remainder at the end of each day, and sell them cheap. I could have gone my whole life without knowing this.
I know I will now subconsciously put off my grocery store trips til 8:00 each evening.
I frowned at the Butcher. "You are an evil, evil man! I did not know this!" I said, as I grabbed the box full of chocolate glazed, which also had a few choc-glazed WITH Halloween sprinkles.
The butcher just laughed, as another Dad with a young kid rushed by my cart, frowning at my KK box, and telling his kid, "Darn, she got the best box...."
...every time we throw a party, that is. We had a big birthday dinner party for a close girlfriend. What I learned this time, is that white twinkle lights, strung through trees, can give you the biggest bang you'll ever get for eight bucks. Four packs of lights at $2 each was all it took to turn our yard from normal to exciting. We found that the best method was to put a nail in the tree (high up, with a ladder) and use white twist-wire to secure the light cord....poke it through the cord, then tightly twist it around the nail. This white twisty wire came on each strand of lights. I cut the long piece in half and used each half for each end.
Since it's getting dark so early, I knew we'd need some additional lighting in our backyard, and this really did the trick.
I was going to copy my sister-in-law's beautiful lights:
Okay, I admit that I bought my 12-year old son this plastic severed foot. It was $1 at Dollar Tree. He wanted to use it when he swims in the Waterway, and try to trick his friends into thinking he was being attacked by a shark. Sounded reasonable to me.
But I found it this morning, lying in his Dad's office.....and I want to know....why on earth did he decide to clothe it? ? WHY is the severed foot now wearing a sock?