Friday, 14 August 2015

Friday Finds . . .

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A few of the wow moments and things that I find each week that tickle my fancy. They might even tickle yours!

This is something which I have done for years and years.  It's called my Big Blue Binder and has gone around the world with me.  The Budget Mama takes it a few steps further!

DIY Perfect Chalkboard Lettering, every time. From Sincerely Sara D.  I love chalkboard lettering.  It gives things a really vintage feel.  Especially now that chalkboards are almost non-existant!  It's all white boards and markers now!

 From Knick of Time, free printable vintage dictionary pages.  I love these!

 Learn how to make pretty envelopes using any paper, with no special tools needed.  These are perfect for any occasion and of course you use specific papers for special occasions etc.  From Eclectically Vintage.

 How to get rid of stubborn carpet stains!  Yes!  I am going to try this.   From The Creek Line House, and it uses ingredients I already have in my home.  Nothing fancy here.

 Just for fun, 14 books to read if you love Downton Abby.  Found on Buzz Feed.   I love LOVE Downton.  It was on the telly this week that they have filmed their final scenes from the final season. 8 episodes and one Christmas Special and it's done forever.  Oh how will we survive without Downton???  Sigh  . . .

20 Rule of Thumb measurements for decorating your home.  Tried and trues for everything from hanging art to picking drapes.   From Driven by Decor.  IF you are like me, you can always use some extra help!

 20 Fun Tech Accessory Crafts.   Lotsa good ideas here.  Attractive too!  Most very simple to execute.  From The Little Red Window.

 From The 36th Avenue, 25 neat handmade gifts that you can create for less than a fiver.  Hmm...  there are some lovely things here.

Ugly Christmas Sweater Ornaments from felt.  I love it!  Found on American Felt & Craft!  I love working with felt.  A complete tutorial.

And that's it for this week.  I hope there was something here that piqued your own interest too!

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I had an absolutely fabulous day yesterday.  We were going to do Visits for our Missionary Work, but Todd said it was my Birthday and we should do something special and so we did.  Well, not too far out of the ordinary.  We went into town and had a boo around, and I got some postcards at Paper Chase to send my son now and again.  I got a new pair of socks.  We had a cake and a drink.  I picked up a tasty dinner to cook from M&S, which was way cheaper and tastier than anything we could have afforded to do if we had eaten in a restaurant within our budget.  I had phone calls from beloved friends.   Ariana and Jose came to visit!  It was just a lovely day.  Oh, and I heard from four of my five kids, which was the icing on the cake!  Thanks so much to all of you for your Happy Birthday wishes also.  I will never forget my 60th and for good reasons!

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Cooking in The English Kitchen today  . . .  Cinnamon Honey Butter.  Delicious spread on all sorts and keeps for a long time in the refrigerator.

Have a wonderful Friday everyone.  Don't forget !

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  1. I am so pleased that you had a great day yesterday. SO many pleasant things happende and I am happy for you.

    I hope that today is just as happy for you.

    God bless.

  2. What a perfectly lovely day you sure had Marie I am so pleased for you can look forward to the wonderful 60s ! I have certainly had a good last 10 years !! Mary is coming home for a home visit around 10.30 this morning..pity it is very wet. Maybe it will clear a bit by that time,I sure hope so...I am away to Edinburgh early tomorrow will be back late will catch up then..take care and God Bless x x x

  3. so far so good Suzan! Love you! You have a fab evening! And weekend! xoxo

    Thanks Sybil! I will enjoy my 60's! And be grateful for them. Enjoy having Mary home. it's very wet here also. I do hope you have a lovely trip to Edinburgh. Ariana and Jose are planning a visit there! xoxo

  4. Bonjour chère amie,

    Une jolie publication... Merci pour ce délicieux partage.

    Gros bisous ♡

  5. Hi, Marie! Soooo VERY glad you had such a happy birthday yesterday, and with fun & treats too... that's the way it should be. ;o) Uh, oh... I confess I have a white board & markers in my kitchen! LOL... Used to have a small chalkboard--but it was too small, and the chalk dust was much as we used it a lot. The white board is cleaner, if not nearly so pretty. :o/ FUN crafty idea for tech/tools. Fun creative ideas--nice for gift-giving too. Christmas suddenly feels not so very far off now... LOL! Happy weekend to all of you there :o) ((LOVE & BIG HUGS))

  6. Merci Martine! xoxo

    Thanks Tracy! I do enjoy finding these things. It makes me happy when you all find something usefull amongst what I have found! Have a fab weekend! Love and hugs back. xoxo

  7. :)

    A great day!

    Boohoo the package didn't arrive..should we be concerned?

    Love the nevlope tutorials..I will go see this one..cannot tell you how many cards I have addressed w/ something you mentioned one Friday..and I cute and thanks!
    I did make cookies we both Pinned and mine looked and tasted nothing like almond crisp:(

    So beware before you try LOL..
    Are they cute socks?

    I saw Frieda ones on a blog..they would look cute on you!

  8. It's wonderful to have good memories and I'm glad you took a day just for you to make some more. . It sounds like a truly wonderful day !

  9. I would not be concerned yet Monique! The slow boat can sometimes take a lot longer than they say at the Post Office! No worries! I have seen it take up to three months! No kidding! It will be such a lovely surprise when it does arrive. I just know.

    The socks are black and white sripes like the witch in the WOO but with little red hearts embroidered on the outside upper cuff! xoxo

    Thanks Pam! We are making up for it today trying to get the computer back in running shape. And still hoping to do our Missionary work as well! xxoo

  10. Oh my dear friend I am so sorry I missed wishing you a Happy Birthday. The 60th is a good one. Mine this year is the 70 and I don't like that idea very much. However, I am grateful to be here for sure.
    A belated Happy Birthday to you! I am so happy you heard from your sweet children. It does sound like you had a lovely day.
    As always I enjoy looking at your finds. I will be checking them out. I especially liked the idea of the gifts to make for under $5.00. I must come up with something inexpensive for family gifts this year for Christmas. My husband has retired so we will be budgeting ourselves more carefully.
    Sending love and hugs your way!

  11. Thanks LeAnn! I a glad that you found some of my finds useful! That's why I share them! I know what it is like being retired as you know! Not a lot of pennies to rub together for sure! xoxo


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