A Great Kitchen Cheat Sheet!

Here are some great charts I found over at Everest.com with all kinds of tips and helps for the kitchen. We’ve all had questions like these at some point in our kitchens, right? So these are great charts, with a fun look you can print out and put up in a handy spot for reference! Enjoy!

If you’d like to find a printable version of this cheat sheet, visit the Everest kitchens page.

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Instant Color TV Screen

For years I’ve shared my story with people of a 3 colored, plastic screen we used to place over our black and white TV screen to turn it into color, even those older than me who should remember, but NO ONE had any idea what I was talking about! NO ONE? There have to be some others out there who remember this interesting product! Ours was different from the one above, the colors were lighter. It was more evenly a third for each color, blue on top, yellowish white in the middle and green on the bottom. But you get the idea. It actually sort of worked for scenery, but obviously failed with people, especially close ups of their heads! It was a lot of fun trying though, and we were actually happy to have ours, over plain black and white. Many of you may not believe that, but it’s true, as kids we had a lot of fun with it. The same way kids these days love playing with cell phones to be like adults, we liked to pretend we had a real color TV.
Convert your black and white television into color! Only $19.99!
A few months ago I FINALLY found a couple of pictures of the screens and people actually TALKING about them…FINALLY! AND my sweetie’s aunt ABSOLUTELY remembers them! It’s nice to know you aren’t going crazy, but the memory is as real as you believed! It’s also nice to read about other people’s memories and see photos again after 35 years or so!
Just another quirky part of being a 1970’s kid! :>
Here are the other memories of this fun and quirky product for those from a generation of kids who found ways to entertain themselves:
So, at least 5 other people remember Instant Color TV Screen with me!
Do any of you remember them, or have some other obscure memory you alone have?
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Gingerbread Headband Diy

If you’re thinking about Christmas outfits and gifts, here’s an idea you might like that I decided to re-post again this year. I’m a HUGE gingerbread decor fan, so that’s what I used for my headband! This is a handy craft that can be done in lots of different ways, for different occasions, colors, moods, etc. I had so many comments from people on this particular headband! : >

My favorite Christmas symbol after the Nativity is anything gingerbread related, so I had to snatch these up.

I found a reindeer (gingerbread) antler headband at Target for a dollar.

And these are ALL the materials you need:

A headband

Your decoration

Thread

Scissors

I carefully snipped the legs off of the headband and sewed it onto a different headband, wrapping the thread around the headband and poking the needle partially through the gingerbread boy, without puncturing the front of him. Tie a knot and snip the thread and you’re ready to go!

And if you’re ready to do some Christmas shopping and want to support small businesses, head on over to my handmade ETSY SHOP!

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Black Friday FREE SHIPPING happening all weekend in the shop!

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In honor of Thanksgiving and Black Friday, I’m offering FREE SHIPPING on everything in my SHOP all week!! Pop on over to my shop, place an order, enter this coupon code: BLACKFRIDAY2012, and you’ll receive FREE SHIPPING on your order!  I have new Bicycle Vases available, as well as Tea-related items, headbands, gifts for kids and more, so head over now and start shopping!

Happy Thanksgiving week and Happy Shopping!!

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Happy Thanksgiving!

I’ll be busy tomorrow with family and friends, so I want to say a hearty Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Enjoy your weekend of thankfulness with loved ones! I’m thankful that God provides for me every day, and has put special people in my life.

Have a wonderful weekend!!

And don’t forget about the BLACK FRIDAY FREE SHIPPING SALE: BLACK FRIDAY2012 in the SHOP!

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deal!

In honor of Thanksgiving and Black Friday, I’m offering FREE SHIPPING on everything in my SHOP all week!! Pop on over to my shop, place an order, enter this coupon code: BLACKFRIDAY2012, and you’ll receive FREE SHIPPING on your order!  I have new Bicycle Vases available, as well as Tea-related items, headbands, gifts for kids and more, so head over now and start shopping!

Happy Thanksgiving week and Happy Shopping!!

Modest Monday: A Stylish Outfit

Welcome once again to Modest Monday with the Modest Mom! This week I’m sharing one of my outfits that makes me feel very stylish. And the pleasant surprise? Someone at church actually complimented my  “stylish outfit.” It feels dressier and reminds me a bit of the way I dressed in college and my thinner days.

The top and skirt are both thrift store finds I’ve had for at least a few years.

The tank top? Maybe Mervyn’s?

The boots are from last spring, but I already forgot what store I found them in.

This beautiful amber shamrock necklace and Claddagh earrings were gifts from my in-laws a few years ago.

What are you wearing during this Autumn season?

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A Fun Thanksgiving Idea!

Today my sweetie’s work had a Thanksgiving themed potluck. He told me about it at the beginning of the week, and then last night at 11:30pm, he reminded me…yikes, now what? So I went through my Pinterest boards looking for something fast, easy and Thanksgiving related that I could pull together with ingredients already in our pantry! I found one thing that fit that description…apples with caramel dip decorated as a turkey! I also really love finding opportunities to use fun ideas like this!

Apple slices, caramel sauce, chocolate chips and a candy corn…that’s it! Try it!

I really love Autumn, at least in places that have seasons. So here are some of my favorite photos…I don’t know where they came from though, sorry.

 

 

 

Here’s the original pin from Pinterest!

 

 

Source: indulgy.com via Tiffanie on Pinterest

 

 

 

 

 

Do you have a favorite Thanksgiving party recipe?

Modest Mondays: Purple Dress

Did you know that today was Monday? Okay, not really, but I wanted to honor my dad on Monday, so I decided to do my Modest Monday post today. Saturday we went to the outdoor wedding of a young couple from our church. It was a rare, cooler day, and because it was outdoor also, I was able to pull out my boots and wrap for the afternoon/evening, and wear my hair down, finally!! Yay!

I’m not sure where I got this dress…maybe Ross?

The earrings and necklace were gifts from my sweetheart. :>

These new and beautiful boots are from? I’ve already forgotten, and I just bought them last February!

Do you like to wear certain things in cooler weather or to weddings?

 

 

 

 

The Modest Mom is also doing a special series on Dressing for the Holidays!

 

 

 

 
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Recipe Exchange: Black Bean and Rice Soup

It’s time for another Old Fashioned Recipe Exchange with Little House on the Prairie Living! Last week I made a burrito mixture of black beans, rice and corn so we could easily throw together lunches and such by adding a tortilla and some cheese. I had made something similar a couple of weeks earlier, and we were a little bored with it after each having a couple. So I decided to shake things up a bit and turn those leftovers into soup. Let me just say…it was super yummy!!  I love it when leftovers make a yummy surprise meal!!

Here’s what I did?

Black Bean and Rice Soup

2 1/2 cups cooked brown rice

1 1/2 cups black beans

1/2 cup corn

3 cups chicken broth

dash of sea salt and pepper

**Just pour it all in a large pot together, stir and simmer for about 10-15 minutes. It’s ready to serve!! Yummy! Serves 4-5

P.S. I cooked my own beans from dry, and the “sauce” they make really gave the soup that extra yumminess.

What are you having today?

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