Friday, 24 January 2020

My Friday Finds . . .

A few of the things  I find each week that pique my interest, bring me joy, inspire me to learn, create, do, become, inspire memories . . . maybe they will do the same for you!   (I can't believe its already Friday!) 

No Tox Life. I am intrigued.  Not cheap by any stretch and I wonder if it works properly? 

A Mermaids Tale.  Recycled Gift Tags.  Love these.  


No source.  Paper clip and ribbon bookmarks.  Easy enough to figure out.


Pups with Chopsticks.  I love asian food. Sweet and Spicy Crispy Beef.   

Linda Israel.  Tiny Envelopes from book pages. Video.  


Birget Kirr. How to make your own semi-translucent tape.  

Simply Frugal.  10 uses for old magazines.  

A Rose Tinted World.  Unsponges.  

Happiest Camper.  Washcloth soap bags.  I remember doing something like this in Brownies or Guides. 


Crafting with K C.  Making T-shirt yarn.  


Shepherd Like A Girl.  Felted Wool Dryer Balls.

Make your own Kitchen Bin Liner from a piece of newspaper. You Tube video.  

Gina Demillo Wagner.  Reusable velcro closure sandwich bags.  

First for Women.  Using old socks for swifter covers.  

Trendenser.  Mini Green House from a soda bottle.  

Thrifty Fun. Make your own Seedling pots out of toilet paper tubes.  


Chopstick Chronicles.  Miso Katsu Don.  Yum!  What's not to like? 

Eco Green Love.  Using eggshells as Organic Pest Control.  

Glue Sticks.  Sorting and Matching dolls.  Wooden pegs and candle cups.

Closet Cooking.  Slow Cooker Roasted Garlic.   I am so going to try this.

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

A thought to carry with you  . . . 

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Nothing new to share cook-wise today so an old one, Pork Chops & Stuffing.  (On the plus side the china cabinet is gone!  Now I just have to find a place to put everything that was in it.) 

Have a wonderful Friday. Don't forget . . . 

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And I do too! 



  1. Good morning, Marie. What a lot of good ideas. How cute are those little seedling pots? And the paperclip/ribbon bookmarks are sweet. I love the recycled gift tags, too. I'm glad your china cupboard got picked up but I'm curious why you wanted to get rid of it. It looks like it held quite a lot of "stuff". Well, here it is Friday again. Only one more week left in January. It will soon be spring with its promise of renewal and hope. Well, maybe I'm being a tad optimistic here. Hugs, Elaine

    1. Hi Elaine! It was just huge and overwhelmed this room. Our homes are really quite tiny here in the UK and it took up the whole wall in our dining area. I can't wait to show you all a photograph when I am finished sorting everything out. We have gotten a long low bench large enough for two to three to sit on for along the wall, with storage bins underneath and on Monday two tall narrow bookcases are coming to match (ikea) where I can store my collectables on show and it should look fresher and more open in here. We'll see. That's my hope anyways! Yes, Spring is just around the corner. About six weeks or so, I think! Can't wait! Love and hugs and happy weekend wishes! xoxo

  2. Cant wait to see the new room:) Good for you,fresh is invigorating..a youth the tags!

  3. I do remember the days when we would use newspaper to line our waist baskets before plastic garbage bags came alone. It worked quite well. But now I no longer get the newspaper so I'll be sticking to the plastic liners. Although that is not so environmentally friend.y.

    1. My son in Canada says that all their groceries come in paper bags now. I wish they would do that over here. I miss paper grocery bags Pam! xoxo

  4. Hi Marie!

    Thank you for visiting my always makes me smile to see that you have visited!

    So many cute things to look at and look up! The little nesting dolls are very cute, my grands would have loved them when they were little.

    I can remember not having plastic garbage bags, we always used paper bags from the grocery store...because we didn't have plastic there either. The world is making changes that way and I am so glad they are. I need to be better about bringing my own bags. They still have paper but you have to ask for them.

    The roasted garlic looks delicious...I love garlic! I especially love it smeared on a good piece of French bread, yum!

    I hope all is going well for you, I know it's been a long week.
    I have thought about your sis all day, and pray that she is finding some are all in my continued prayers. XOXOX

    Much Love,

    1. Thanks so much Barb. I have not been able to speak to my sister since she went to Ontario. She called my father yesterday and when I was talking to him he told me that she was enjoying seeing the other children and of course her two grands that she had not yet met, but it was still a very sad occasion for them all, understandably! I wish more grocery shops would move to paper bags here. So far most are plastic! Love and hugs, xoxo


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