Friday, 23 May 2014

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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Now this is pure genius.  A zippered clutch created from an old book.  Isn't it a brilliant idea?  I found this on See Kate Sew.  There is a complete tutorial on how to do it with pictures and everything.  People just amaze me with their ingenuity!

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Last evening we watched a brilliant film called "The Letter Writer."   It was absolutely one of the best films I have seen in a while.  There was no sex.  There was no violence.   There was no nudity.  It made us laugh and it made us cry.   It was incredibly poignant and touching.   It was entertaining.   It was inspiring.   It made me want to be a better me.   It touched me in a special way and I just know that if you are the kind of person who enjoys my blog, you will LOVE LOVE LOVE this film.  Seriously.  I got it via Amazon, but you can also watch it via Net Flix.

Watch the trailer and you will see.  I guarantee you'll want to watch it too!

armpit stains

How to get rid of yellow armpit stains on your clothing that are left there after using deodorant.   I have a few shirts which I love, but they have stains on the underarms and I am embarrassed to wear them now.  I found a great tutorial on how to get rid of them.  I am going to try this.  If it works I will be one very happy camper.
I found it on One Good Thing.  And apparently it works on colours as well.

Punch a hole in the top of a bottle of vinegar and sit the bottle in your toilet tank. In doing this you will save water, as the tank wont fill as much, the vinegar will clean your toilet AND tank on each flush, it leaves the bathroom smelling fresh and it doesn't harm any component of your toilet OR the environment when flushed.

Punch a hole in the top of a bottle of vinegar and sit the bottle in your toilet tank. In doing this you will save water, as the tank wont fill as much, the vinegar will clean your toilet and tank on each flush, it leaves the bathroom smelling fresh and it doesn't harm any component of your toilet or the environment when flushed.

I use white vinegar and baking soda a lot in my house.  I use it to keep my drains smelling fresh, to get off stubborn cooked on food, etc.   It's like my magic cleaner.  

Get your feet ready for summer. Sounds crazy but it works! Mix 1/4c Listerine (any kind but I like the blue), 1/4c vinegar and 1/2c of warm water. Soak feet for 10 minutes and when you take them out the dead skin will practically wipe off!

A home-made foot soak for dry feet.  Just in time for wearing all of those summer sandals.
Mix 1/4 cup of  Listerine mouth wash , 1/4 cup of vinegar and 1/2  cup of warm water in a large dish pan. Soak your feet in it for 10 minutes and when you take them out the dead skin will easily come off.   They'll smell nice too I reckon!  Going to try this.  Found on

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A tutorial on how to grow new roses from cuttings, simply and easily.  Found on alternative gardening.   I am going to get Todd to try this.  The only thing I am wondering is if we will also grow potatoes??  Does anyone know??

 DIY Quilted Pot Holders

Four fast quilting projects.   There is one for these cute pot holders,  and three really cute lap quilts.  I found them on a fabulous page by Coat's and Clark,  Coat's and Clark Sewing Secrets.   There is a wealth of knowledge and sewing projects on that page.  It's pretty fabulous!

I found this fabulous page called Rook No. 17.   It is chock full of lots of goodies.   Free printable's, Vintage Clip Art, Book Reviews, Cooking, Recipes, etc.   It's just a great page full stop.  "Rook No. 17 where creative ideas take wing."

How to make tiny gift boxes.   This will come in really handy I reckon!
Found on The Dapper Toad.  There have been lots of times when I have wanted a small box for a small gift.  Now I can make my own.  And I can customize them to match the gift!

Free Printable Mason Jar Alphabets.   One for each letter.  All downloadable and printable.  All free.
From The Cottage Market, an eclectic blog.  Works for me!

And there you have it, ten new things to discover for this week!  I hope that you found something which you can use here!

A thought to carry with you through today . . .


"Within every human being there's a God given ability, 
and if you find it and nurture it, 
you'll be able to bless the lives of others." 
~Stanley aka Sam Worthington, The Letter Writer


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Baking in The English Kitchen today . . . a delicious breakfast bake for the weekend.  Blueberry and Lemon Breakfast Buns.  Simple.   Easy.   Delicious!

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Have a wonderful Friday.  I know it's the long weekend here in the UK as well as in America.  Stay safe no matter what you are doing or where you are going!  Remember God loves you and I do too!


  1. Good Morning Marie. i wish you a great day. Lots of love.

  2. Same to you Suzan! I hope you have a day as lovely as you are!

  3. Soooo MANY GOODIES today, Marie--such a great mix, as always, of fun and helpful! :o) I have to go see about those breakfast bun... there goes my will go quit sugar again... LOL! Wishing all of you there a lovely weekend now ((LOVE & BIG HUGS))

  4. I have seen that movie and enjoyed it very much too. I'm looking forward to a very busy and sunny weekend here. I hope your Friday is a fantastic one !

  5. I love seeking out these things Tracy! You just never know what you will find when you look for it. Such a wealth of talent and information out there! Love you too and hope you have a fab weekend! xxoo

    I knew you would like this film Pam. It had your name written all over it! It's gentle and sweet, just like you. ☺

  6. Boohoohoo..I sped to Netflix and it's not here:(
    I would LOVE it I know..
    Have you watched My Afternoons with Marguerite?

    I tried that foot soak this winter.. not sure..but it felt like a pamper:)
    Maybe 5 times..

  7. Love your blog today. Lots of good information. I can't wait to see "The Letter Writer". Also, those book cover clutches are amazing. I don't think I would actually take the time to make one but I really like them. I follow the blog "One Good Thing", daily. It is a super blog. Thanks for all your research, etc. that enlightens or makes my day.

  8. MOnique, you can buy it on That is where I got it. Blueray. It was worth the investment as I know we will watch it again and again! I will have to look for Afternoons with Marguerite. It sounds good!

    Thanks Marsha! You are a dear. I will have to look up One Good Thing! It sounds like a blog I would like!

  9. Oh my! I LOVE The Letter Writer. One of my favorite movies of all time. Such a sweet movie.
    What a neat idea for rooting roses. I need to try this too. But like you, I wonder if the potato would sprout as well. Blessings and Sunshine, Valerie

  10. Yo find some of the most amazing things.
    I loved the zippered clutch purses from old books. It's a very unique idea.
    I too loved the film "The Letter Writer". It was a wonderful one.
    Thanks for the recipes for the stained shirts and the foot soak. I think I will try them both.
    You Blueberry and lemon Breakfast buns look so good. I can't wait to try that one.
    Blessings and hugs dear friend.

  11. I am happy to know others loved this movie as well Valerie. I will have to ask at the garden centre of potatoes would grow too, now I really want to know!

    Thanks LeAnn! That clutch is cute, but I think I might have a difficult time ruining a book! Blessings and hugs to you too!


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