Friday, 16 January 2015

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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From Keeper of the Home.   A soothing Lemon-Ginger Drink to take when you have a nasty cold or the flu.  I've been making this for years.   It's really good and works great!   Very comforting.

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Suffer from occasional Insomnia?  This is said to help with that problem.  Todd tried it last night and from what I could tell he was sleeping like a baby.  From milk with vanilla and honey.

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Small space organization tips from Southern Living.   Really handy for those who have to deal with the frustration of living in homes with not a lot of storage like moi!

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What an absolutely brilliant idea.  It's two hangers, hung on a wall upside fown.  You end up with a hook to hang your towels on and a place for the washcloth/flannel!  Doh!  Such a simple idea.  Why didn't I think of it?   From DIYN Crafts.

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How to create your own Grab and Go Binder, filled with everything you need.  This is your handy document keeper that you keep in a safe but accessible place that you can easily grab in the event of a dire emergency and you need to run out of the house. Everyone needs one of these.  From Apartment Prepper, Family Preparedness from an Apartment.  Brilliant page!

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Very Jane Austenish!  I love it.   A candle holder made from an old tea cup.   Brilliant.   Ten Brilliant Ideas to Upcycle TeaCups.  From A Cultivated Nest

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While we are talking candles and tea cups.   A complete tutorial on how to make a candle in a teacup.   Beautiful.   From Hey Gorgeous.

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 How to recycle an old silver chest into a Jewelry Box.   Such a sweet idea.   From Feather's and Flight.

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Are you a lover of fonts?   I adore them and am always collecting new ones.  I found these brilliant ones,  free for the asking, from The Cottage Market.   Great blog by the way as well.   It's an eclectic blog, with a little bit for everyone on it.

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Free Printable Papers.  With everything from plain lines, to graph paper, Yahtzee Score Sheets to cheque books.   Its all on Printable Paper.  What can't you find on the internet?  Amazing!

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How to turn an old coffee table into a bench.   Brill idea.  From Sabby in Suburbia.

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Can you stand a bit of cuteness this morning?   But of course!  It's Baxter apres grooming.  He's such a little poser.  Love him to bits!

I hope that you found something to inspire you here this morning.  Some new idea that you had not thought of before.   It's all about sharing!

A thought to carry with you through today . . .

When one door of happiness closes, 
another opens, 
but often we look so long at the closed door 
that we do not see 
the one that has been opened for us. 
~Helen Keller~  

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 Cooking in The English Kitchen today  . . . .  Mushroom Sauced Burgers.   Served with mash and plenty of vegetables on the side.  Man Pleaser.

 Have a wonderful weekend!   Don't forget . . .

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And I do too!



  1. Good morning Marie,

    I have loved today's post and am fighting the urge to play in the lined paper pages. I have the cricket on and am hiding from the heat.

    Have a blessed day.


  2. All work and no play makes for a dull day Suzan! Have a blessed day or evening also! xoxo

  3. I am watching the cricket and playing on my computer for now. My day is winding down.

  4. Hi, Marie! It's always so fun to come here Fridays and see what you've found for us! LOVE, love, love the tea cup candle holder!! The silver chest-cum-jewelry box is a very pretty idea. And love the coffee table turned bench idea--brilliant! haha... Baxter is so sweet--that's one cute pooch! The Man Pleaser burgers are on my to-make list now. I got a man here who would love that! ;o) What is it with guys and beef?! LOL... Happy Weekend to you all there ((LOVE & BIG HUGS))

  5. Glad you are taking some time to relax Suzan! xx

    Thanks Tracy! Baxter is a pooch with mega personality for sure. I really enjoyed spending time with him when I was home two years ago. That makes him about 2 years old now! Men and meat. The two go together like peas and carrots! xoxo

  6. Cozy cozy meal..and fun finds..
    Marie every single morning..we drink our green tea with half a lemon each and grated ginger..
    Creatures of habit we are..
    I loved that Red Riding Hood note paper you Pinned so much I went to print it but could not for the life of me get to the source.
    Cute pooch too..

    Have a lovely weekend!

  7. Sounds lovely MOnique, and I am sure you are all the healthier for it! I will have to do a search for the Red Riding Hood Note Paper now and see if I can find a source! That bugs me! xxoo

  8. I do think that Baxter is one cute wee dog..almost as cute as our Mitzie and Masy....note I say almost !!
    Thank you again for all these lovely pages to have a peep at..
    Hope you have had a good day and that tomorrow will not be as cold as they are saying it will be..

  9. I love ALL the ideas you posted. That isn't something new by the way. I always love the ideas you find and put on the blog. Oh, that Baxter is so darn cute! I want him to come live with me. He and my two Shiba Inus would have a fun time for sure. xoxo

  10. I agree Sybil, ALMOST! There is frost on our car this morning, so I suspect it is quite cold out there. xxoo

    THanks Valerie, I think he would be pinging off them! He has so much energy! He's a daschund/terrier cross.xxoo

  11. Marie, I forgot to say that when I was growing up and had trouble sleeping, my mother made me the warm milk, honey and vanilla to drink. I must say, that I always fell asleep soon after drinking it. It tastes very good too. xoxo

  12. That's good to know Valerie! I will be trying that from now on! xoxo


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