Friday, 22 August 2014

Friday Finds

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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!   

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Do it yourself naturally tinted and flavoured Raspberry Lip Balm!  This looks and sounds yummy!  Found this on  Hello Natural.   That's a great page.  There are a lot of natural, homemade cleaning and beauty ideas!

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How to make Chocolate Cones on Maria Lunarillos. It's in Spanish but there is a complete pictorial tutorial.   Very easy to follow.   These would be fabulous on top of a ganache covered chocolate cake and filled with fresh berries! What a beautiful presentation that would make!

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While I am at it . . . look at these  Caramel Brownies with a Pretzel Crust.  Wowza wowza!  Found on Milk and Honey.  Where's my napkin???  I am drooling here.

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And after those Brownies I think we will all need these!  Ten moves that target Cellulite from Prevention Magazine.  Well, I think I need a lot more than that, but baby steps people!  Baby steps!

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Is this Granny Square Crochet Cat not adorable?  I think it is so cute and so unique and what a great way to create something from out of your yarn bits and bobs.   Full instructions on Jam Made.

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These kitchen hand drying towels are really cute!  From Hobbi di Stoffa.  Another pictorial tutorial.  I think they are so adorable.  I love the fabrics.  I need to go through my fabric stash and make some of these!

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For mums and grandmums looking for an easy and economical solution to keeping their wee ones contained.   A DIY baby gate.  Found on Bombshell Bling!

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Now this is an innovative idea for picnicker/summer parties.   Simply remove the centre board from your picnic table, place some eaves troughing in it's place, fill with ice and your cold drinks and voila!  A built in drinks icer!  Found this on Home Design Board.

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Now this is really neat.   A Cake stand made from clay pots!  It's quite simply stuck together and painted.  People are so innovative!  I wish I had a brain which worked like this!   Found on  Joshua Trent.  Obviously you will need to seal it with something if you are going to be placing food directly on it.  

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Mod Podge shoes from Something Monumental.   Clever clever!  These ones are done with old maps, but you can find a group of 20 shoe ideas on Mod Podge Rocks.

And that's it for this week.  I do hope that you were able to find something which inspires you to want to create something for yourself!

A thought to carry with you through today  . . .

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"Friends can help each other. 
A true friend is someone 
who lets you have total freedom 
to be yourself- and especially to feel. 
Or, not feel. 
Whatever you happen to be feeling 
at the moment is fine with them. 
That's what real love amounts to- 
letting a person be what he really is." 
~Jim Morrison
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Cooking in The English Kitchen today  . . .  Tuna, White Bean and Potato Salad.  Deliciously simple!

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Have a wonderful Friday!!


  1. HI, Marie! I'm behind visiting this week... it's been "one of those weeks"...LOL! Those brownies--WOW! Yes, will definitely need cellulite reduction after one of those--ha! Those crochet critters are adorable. The clay pot cake stand is genius--love the aqua blue paint too. Such cheery finds--thank you! Happy Weekend to you all there, my friend ((LOVE & BIG HUGS))

  2. It's amazing to see all the different things you come up with. There really seems no limit to what you can find to make on the internet. I don't take the time to search them out so am thankful for the ideas you share all the time. Hope you have a fantastic Friday!

  3. I pinned the cones and shoes..too cute..

    You are great at finding cute things.

  4. Thanks Tracy! I am way behind this week as well! I owe you an e-mail and I must visit your page. I don't know where my time is evaporating to, but it's disappearing like sand through an hourglass. I don't seem to be able to stop it! xxoo

    Thanks Pam! I am glad that you are able to enjoy some of my finds. I really do enjoy seeking them out. I need to visit you as well! xxoo

    Thanks Monique. I knew you would like those chocolate cones! The shoes are a surprise! ;-) xxoo

  5. Just amazing finds! My mouth started to water when I looked at the chocolate ones. I am just so addicted.
    The baby gate is a great idea; I wish I had known about this one earlier. However, I do have some young great grandchildren that I would us these.
    Thanks for the links and sweet blessings for you. Love and hugs!

  6. This is such a great post. Love it all! Sorry this is a late response to it. I was watching a sickly church member the day before yesterday while his daughter went to the doctor for herself. Well, last night we received a call that he died. Was so shocking since he didn't seem that bad off the day before that. So I've been over to the house helping out. So sad for the family and people who knew him but what a wonderful reunion for him to join his wife who passed on last November.

    Love ya Marie! xoxoxo

  7. You're welcome LeAnn! I hope I live long enough to have great grandchildren. What a blessing that must be! xxoo

    So sorry to hear about the loss of your friend Valerie, but praise God for the Gospel which teaches us about eternal families! Yay! xxoo

  8. Thanks Marie! Amen for the Gospel!


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