Friday, 12 May 2017

Friday Finds


A few of the things I find each week that inspire or strike my fancy, maybe they will do the same for you! 

 Easy hair braid tutorials for bad hair days from DIY Bunker.  Oh to have that much hair, sigh . . . 

 The cutest Sock Bunny tutorial, from Craft Passion.  This is so sweet!

 Free Farmhouse Printables from Live Simply.


 A Farmhouse Inspired Kitchen.  From Unexpected Elegance.

 Banana Bread Bottom Cheesecake. Be still my heart.  From BuzzFeed. And there's a video too.

 Victorian Lace Afghan Pattern Free.  Find it here.


 I also like this one from Ravelry.  It's not free however, but not expensive either.

 From Home Talk.  How to build a wine bottle bird feeder.

 A small space vegetable garden. I might could do this!  From Laughing Crow.


 Wooden Spoon Vegetable Garden labels.  From Thimble and Twig.

 Recycle Plastic Bottles into an Irrigation System. Clever Garden hacks for beginners.  From Tesco Living.
 Mini Fairy Garden ideas from Home BNC.

 How to make colourful papers with exploding paints.  Something for the grandkids this summer.  From A Colourful Journey.

 Best Short Hair Cuts for Older women. From Love This Hair.  Not all of them are as short as the one in the photo.  They are quite nice actually.

 Make your own Everyday Leggings. A free sewing pattern from On The Cutting Floor.

 DIY Fabric Basket Tote. A free pattern from Sew Can She.

 A DIY Mug Organizer.  From Joys, Jots and Shots.  Clever!


  You can make this Casserole Carry All.  Love it.  Looks very simple. Not free, but would come in very handy. From You Can Make This.

And those are my finds for this week. I hope you found something to inspire you to get making something or doing something!

A thought to carry with you through today  . . .

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Spiritual Enlightenment

In The English Kitchen today . . .  Tuna Loaf with a delicious Mustard Cream.  This is really simple and really good. 

Book progress - Still working on edits, but it is going to move rather quickly from now on my editor says, he has brought on extra people to help.  And, he is already talking about another book. We shall see!

Knee progress - I have some exercises to do for it, and my blood tests showed I am anaemic again, so I am back on the iron.  Please pray that I don't have to go through a colonoscopy and endoscopy again.  Sigh  . . . 

Todd progress - He is still tired and developing rashes, but we have gotten him some protein drink and he thinks it is helping.

Have a wonderful Friday.  Hope the sun shines down on you wherever you are!  Don't forget!

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And I do too!


  1. Loads of great 'stuff' again.
    Yummy tuna loaf too.
    Wishing you both the most robust health!!! May all your troubles be 'passing' ones

  2. Thanks so much Linda! WE both appreciate your happy thoughts and wishes for better health! xoxo

  3. Is your book an eBook or a book-book? I am sure you'll let us know when it is published. Your recipes are full proof

  4. Hi Marie, lovely finds today. I had a look at the short hair styles as I had my hair cut really short about six months ago. I've decided to grow it again as it is so much easier to manage. I have curly hair and all the short styles are for straight hair so I spend ages trying to get it straight. It's driving me mad now hahaha!!

    We had a lovely day out at Bodnant Gardens yesterday. The weather was fabulous but all the colours that are out at the moment were absolutely breath taking.

    Hope your knee starts to feel better soon and that your iron kicks in quick and of course still praying for good news for Todd. Lots of love to you both xxx

  5. Hi, Marie! So MUCH fun here today! Braided hair is so lovely, and I wish my hair was longer and thicker for such pretty hair designs. I've even seen books at the library with hair braid styles as the topic! Those are beautiful crocheted blankets--bookmarking. ;) That sock bunny is sooo cute... And so many good ideas for the garden--that wine bottle bird feeder and the vertical teepee/garden--I'll take those... And the mini Fairy gardens too--WOW! That little garden inside the seashell is amazing! WONDERFUL news about your book coming along, and maybe another book too--HOORAY! Praying for you and Todd both to be feeling better soo... ((LOVE & BIG HUGS))

  6. Oh how many wonderful things you find. I love them every week. I pray that things are better very soon.

    For the ladies I have met on the board; this morning contained great news. My youngest is pregnant. She is 20 and her boyfriend is 20 as well. This has been a horrible pregnancy for her as she has had extreme morning sickness and has had 7 trips to hospital for drips. She is still taking anti nausea pills but seems to have things under control. I was a nurse and a special education teacher and at her first scan we found she has an abnormal uterus. Babies from these mums have a much great rate of problems and I have been on tenter hooks. Today she had a scan for 20 weeks. The baby seems to be perfect. It has ten fingers, toes, four limbs, two, eyes, kidneys, a normal bladder, heart and liver. God has blessed Connor and Philippa with a beautiful looking baby and in September we will welcome a beautiful little girl. So this afternoon Miss Pip went and bought frills and pink things and had such fun. This baby will not need any clothing until it is about six months old.

    God bless you all and have a wonderful day.

    1. Congratulations Suze that's wonderful news! There's nothing like a new baby in the family and guess what, all the best babies are born in September! Hahaha! Lots of love to you all xxx

  7. Good like those Ensure or Boost drinks?

    Hope you both feel way better soon:)
    I have been enjoying wating the progress of books on IG:) Wish we could see yours..Happy day dear Mama:)And Nana!

  8. My neighbor has one of those tepee trellis . She's growing a garden in containers. The trellis is for peas and she's a row of radishes around the edge too. I too am making a tuna casserole for lunch with friends today. It's made with penne pasta and broccoli. I don't usually try out new recipes on friends, but today is an exception. Hopefully it's as good as it sounds. Have a fantastic Friday !

  9. Linda, it will be a real book. One you can hold, but I think it will also be available as an e-book. For cooking through, I like real books that I can hold and peruse. Just me. xoxo

    Thanks Kate! When I have short hair, it only really looks good the day I walk out of the salon. I am such a baddie when it comes to hair. I am lazy. I want to just wash and go, although having said that, I have a brush straightener and it works wonderfully! I will have to check out Bodnant Gardens! xoxo

    Thanks Tracy! You have such lovely thick hair! I love it just the way it is! Will be visiting your page today I hope. I am way behind on my reading! xoxo

    Thanks Suzan! And I am beyond thrilled for Pip and Connor and YOU, your first grandchild. There is nothing so exciting as the first one. Oh I know all of them are special, but that first one is extra special in a unique way! I am so pleased that all looks so well! xoxo

    I wish I had something to show you too Monique! Not a lot to share at the moment! Yes like the Ensure, etc. drinks. His get up and go has got up and gone and he is missing it! Happy Mother's day to you too Nana! xoxo

    Your casserole sounds like it will be delicious Pam! How wonderful that you are having a lunch with friends! Lunch with friends is the best! Have a great weekend! xoxo


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