Friday, 15 August 2014
Friday Finds . . .
A few of the wow moments, or things I discover each week that tickle my fancy. I hope that they may inspire or tickle yours too!
From Buttercream Bakehouse there is a complete back to school guide with back packs, school essentials and cookie recipes for those after school treats! I used to bake cookies for my kids to come home to when they were growing up. I think Chocolate Chip were their favourites, probably followed by peanut butter.
For those of us who love to cook, from BHG a downloadable substitutions chart! This will come in very handy I think! I hate it when I start to cook something only to realize I don't have one ingredient. Todd hates it even more because I send him off to the store. (Poor Todd!) Knowing what I can substitute for a missing ingredient, or for something which isn't available here in the UK will be a great help!
Now here is a really novel idea! I had heard of Murphy Beds . . . those beds that fold up into a cupboard during the daytime. This is a Murphy Desk! Free plans and tutorial. What a brilliant space saving idea! I love it. Found on Shanty 2 Chic.
Punch Flavoured Ice Cubes! I love fruit punch and these flavoured ice cubes would add a lot of colour and flavour to the punch bowl I think! Most ice cubes just dilute the punch. These would add a lot of pizzazz!! Found on Lil Luna!
This very talented lady has the most beautiful studio and home. Rebecca Ersfeld is such a talented artist and creative person. She has a gorgeous home. I loved looking at all of the pictures and her space where she does all of her creating would be a dream come true for me. I must, MUST get my own space better organized! Do it or die! I like this idea of using curtains to hide what is stored beneath the work space. My problem is I start to create and then I make a mess. Sigh . . . not enough hours in the day!
A delightful blog filled with lots of colour and fun. Niebieska Chatta (Blue Cottage) is so darling. It's Polish, but you can translate it with the Google Translate Button. I was completely mesmerized by all the colour and sweetness on her page. I adore these pillows. Don't you?
How to customize your iphone icons in a very pretty way! Found on My life as a Super Messy Super Mommy. It's so attractive! I wonder if this would work for the ipad? Hmmm . . . food for thought. I had an HTC phone a couple of years ago, but I just could not come to terms with it. I needed a teenager around the house. Well, I kinda have one now. No money however, so I must dream on!
DIY Yellow Cake Mix. Cake mixes are not really all that common over here in the UK. You can get them but they are quite limited and I am not sure how they would work in North American recipes which use cake mixes as a base. From The Brown Eyed Baker . . . the perfect solution, and best of all . . . completely natural ingredients.
For the crafter in you. How to make your own alcohol inks, shimmer mists, mod podge etc. Found on Birgit's Daily Bytes. I haven't tried to make any yet, but bookmarking for future use!
Make your own natural shampoos. From Spa At Home, there is everything from a Basic Shampoo to a Dandruff Relief Shampoo and everything in between. You know . . . this internet is amazing. You can find instructions on how to do almost anything you want to know how to do on the net. I know it is a bit of a double edged sword in many ways, but if you only use it for good, it's pretty amazing.
And those are my finds for this week! I hope you found something of use for you!
We had some old friends stop by yesterday that we had not seen in a long time! They were up our way to go to a funeral and stopped by for a cuppa and some muffins. I think it had been about 6 or 7 years since we had seen each other. We were living down South at any rate! They had moved to Oz a few years back as that is where their children live, but they found it far too hot and moved back here to the UK last year It was so very nice to see them again! The four of us never shut up the whole time they were here. We will have to do it again soon!
Boy oh boy . . . do I ever need to find myself some scarves! That neck of mine! UGH!!
A thought to carry with you through today . . .
"To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.
Oh, I do so love my garden!
A simple supper in The English Kitchen today . . . baked Egg and Herb Gratins! Quite simply delicious!
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Have a wonderful Friday!!