Friday, 1 December 2017

My Friday Finds . . .

A few of the things I find each week that pique my interest and inspire me to want to do, create, become, etc. Maybe they will also inspire you!   
 From Blackstone Designs, a free pattern for gift card/treat holders! You can hang them on the tree!  There is a list of suggestions as to what you can fit in them also. 
Keen to try this no rise Slow Cooker Pesto Bread.  From Diethood.  Bread in a slow cooker . . .  sounds interesting!  
Waffles the Kitten, Crochet Beanie from Frenchie Leigh on Ravelry.  Not free, but not expensive either.  
Fairy House Lamp using plastic bottles. Full tutorial on The Instructables. Isn't  it cute?  How do people think up these things! 
BHG Felt Snowman Ornaments.  
Almond Bird Christmas Ornament, also BHG.  So cute!  
Also BHG, Snowy Village Ornaments.  Love these.  With free printables.

How to pressure cook frozen meat.  From Hip Cooking.  

Drops Design.  Free pattern for Granny Rose Slippers.  Crochet.  So pretty.

From Tintangel on Etsy. a kit to make this cute travel mouse who is travelling in her own suitcase.  So cute! Its not cheap, but what a great gift this would make for a person who loves to craft and create, and everything is there.  They can just sit down and start creating. They have a lot of kits actually.  So very cute.  Love this shop. Be warned you will spend ages just looking, lol

For journalling.  No link just inspiration.  Borders with words.  Love this idea.


Swanky Recipes.  Bread dipping oil recipes.  Love this idea.  Wouldn't they be great as hostess gifts etc.?

Diethood, how to freeze fresh herbs in olive oil.  

From Prevention.  How to make your own flavoured oils and vinegars.  

The Instructables.  Make your own clay pot smoker.  

Aww Sam.  Melted Snowman Doughnuts.  Seriously cute! 

What 2 Cook.  Dog in a Dog.  It's a hot dog encased in bread dough.  Cute!  

 Could not find a source for this.  Fork PomPoms. 


Lia Griffith.  How to tie the perfect bow, with a video. I so need help in this area.

Pretty Gift Wrapping Ideas from Country Living.  

She's Crafty Crochet.  Pan handlers to protect your hands from hot pan handles.   A great scrap buster and stocking stuffer.  

Another scrap yarn buster from You Should Craft.  Cotton Face Scrubbies.  

Fitzbirch Crafts. Crochet Bath Scrubbies from nylon ribbon.  Cute idea! 

Do you remember Phentix yarn?  Made the best slippers! 

Heart Hook Home.  Grocery cart token keeper key chain.  

Make a felted Snowman from the people at BHG.  Cute!  

And those are my finds for this week.  I hope you found something you can use!  

A thought to carry with you  . . . 

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A beautiful woman uses her lips for truth,
her voice for kindness, her ears for compassion,
her hands for charity, and her heart for love.
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BOOK OF MORMON CORNER - Today's Reading -2 Nephi 4:28-5:9
 Question - What do you learn from the way Nephi pleads with the Lord? Why do you think some blessings are conditional on fasting & praying and others are not? 

My thoughts - Nephi praises God, he asks for redemption, deliverance, and a hatred towards sin. He asks a lot of things but he also testifies to us in verse 35 that God is generous and wants to bless us with things that will help us. What I am learning at the moment is that there are some things he cannot bless us with because it would encroach upon our agency, so He eagerly waits until we ask. There is a brilliant talk called "when my prayers feel unanswered" by S. Michael Wilcox. I love it! He talks about sometimes our prayer can't be answered until a certain time when we can give place to receive it. I know this is true. I had to wait a very long time for an answer to a prayer I had, it came when I could give place for it in my heart, and in the most unimaginable way. I love this phrase from the song "in seasons of distress and grief, my soul has often found relief...I'll cast on him my ev'ry care". How blessed I feel to know I have a loving Father in Heaven who wants me to pour out my soul to Him. God is good! 
Tomorrow's Reading (Day 43) - 2 Nephi 5:10-25 
Question -What have you learnt from the reading today? What were Nephi's priorities? 

In the English Kitchen today  . . .  Frosty Cottage Pie.  Perfect for these colder days and a bit of fun for the family.

Have a wonderful Friday! Stay safe and stay warm and don't forget! 
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  1. Hi, Marie! Oh, that slow cook bread looks good! I've been wanting to try bread in the slow cooker. I have a few recipes saved, and will save this one too. So many fun and cute things there today. My goodness how cute is the fairy house--of plastic bottles, tin foil and paper clay!! How easy is that?! So cute are those felt snowmen. That little felt mouse in the suitcase is just adorable. How do folks come up with all these things? My brains must not work very well or as creatively as some-haha! LOVE those granny crocheted slipper--add to my list those too! Lovely ideas for oil and herbs...mmm... I could linger all day over all these goodies and ideas--THANK YOU, Marie! :) Wishing you all a happy weekend there, and a VERY BLESSED and BEAUTIFUL Advent season!! LOVE YOU's LOTS!! ((LOVE & BIG HUGS))

  2. I like that clever way to make pompoms with a fork. Looks so easy! Hope you're having a fantastic Friday !

  3. Hi Marie, lovely finds today, as usual!

    I've been in Liverpool today mooching round. It was so cold! Off to Manchester tomorrow, more wedding dress shopping.

    Happy December! (How did that happen!) and enjoy your weekend. Lots of love xxx

  4. You do find the cutest things. I loved all the crocheted items especially the slippers.
    The suitcase mice were darling.
    I must learn how to tie the perfect bow.
    I loved the link for how different oil dips.
    The slow cooker Pesto Bread looked interesting; something to try.
    Thanks for the talk by S. Michael Wilcox on "when my prayers feel unanswered.
    I must read that one.
    Always enjoy your thoughts on The Book of Mormon.
    Blessings, love, and hugs to you!

  5. I am wishing you a very happy and blessed weekend also Tracy! Love and hugs to all the "B's" xoxo

    I hope you had a lovely day Pam! xoxo

    Have fun in Manchester Kate! You have so much to look forward to! xoxo

    Thanks LeAnn. Love, hugs and blessings to you too! xoxo

  6. Love the cute houses and felt ornaments:) Sweet sweet..I've made the great..!

  7. I was just thinking I haven't been to this pizza place in along time. They serve this crusty bread with a yummy dipping oil.
    Then I come to your blog and there's 5 to try! Yay! I think the garlic one is calling my name. Lol.

    The bread in the slow cooker looks good too!

    Maybe if I put those two things together than I'll have what I've been craving! Yum!

    I hope your having a good weekend Marie!

    Big hugs!xo

  8. Oh wow, its nice to know that someone has made the oils and they worked well Monique! Thanks! xoxo

    Thanks Jan. As you can see Monique has done the oils and they worked really well! Happy Weekend to you also! xoxo


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