Friday 6 January 2017

My Friday Finds . . .

A few of the things I find each week which pique my curiosity or inspire me to want to do something, create something, cook something, or become a better person! I hope they will pique your curiosity or inspire you in some way as well!

24 useful tips from the Crafty Blog Stalker.   Some of these are amazingly brilliant, and yes, you will find yourself saying, "Why didn't I think of that!"  People are just so smart!

Mom 4 Real.  Two ingredients instant car de-icer.  This will come in handy.  Its amazing!

The Southern Living Year.    Very helpful.

From One Good Thing.  Gifts in a jar.  They're not just for Christmas.  These would be great for Birthdays or anytime you are looking for a great gift for someone.   I can't think of anyone who would not love to get one of these for any occasion.  These are fantastic!

I am loving both the colour and the pattern in this beautiful crochet throw from Ravelry.

15 Free Printables for Valentines Day.  From Just Busy with Life.

Starting a Bullet Journal.  I love this.  From Sarah's Chapter.

Ravelry.  Wicked Witch House Socks by Amy Schurmann.

I love this short sleeved ladies sweater.  From Etsy.  Not free, but not expensive either.  Instant Digital Download.

For when the power goes off.  An Emergency Heater.  Been doing this for years.  But it's nice to have a tutorial to share.  It really works and will heat a small room, and you can boil water on it as well.  From Budget 101.

A Photography Cheat Sheets.  From Hand Luggage Only.  There is more than one sheet.

Oval Crochet Rug Pattern, from Craftsy.  I love this.  Not free but not expensive either.

Ravelry, the Granny Shawl.  A free pattern download.  I love this.

The Knitting Network.  Crochet Hot Water Bottle pattern.  Not expensive.  I like the little heart pocket.

From Hello Glow.  How to make Aroma Relief Roll Ons for Headache, Insomnia and Cramps.

And those are my finds for this week. I hope you saw something of interest.

A thought to carry with you  . . .

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 In the English Kitchen today  . . .  Creamy Potato Gratin.  Simple and indulgent.

Have a fabulous Friday!!  I am going into town this morning to pick up some salad stuff at M&S.   Their fresh fruit and veg lasts twice as long as anyone else's.  Its worth it to pay a tiny bit more.   Don't forget!  

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And I do too! 


  1. Hi Marie, some lovely finds this week! I'm sure M&S have got 10% off all there Eat Well range, which includes fruit and veg. Have a lovely day, lots of love xxx

  2. Thanks for that Info Kate, my trip into town will be well timed! Love and hugs back and happy day wishes! xoxo

  3. I too must go out today and get some fresh foods. The cupboards are well stocked, but those fresh things must be purchased every week it seems. Hope you have a fantastic Day!

  4. You are sure right about that Pam! You need fresh along with the storecupboard things. I wish I could convince my husband of that simple truth! Have a great day! xoxo

  5. I wish we had a Marks near us for that sort of thing but we have to go into Bath which in itself would be no bother as its only about 5 miles away but parking is a horror we have to be in by 9 in the morning to be ...nearly....sure of a spot....Thankfully we do have a good garage just out of the village they usually have the best all your ideas this morning Marie, best was tip for de icing the car but can't think where we could buy that isopropop or whatever the alchohol it was that she you know Marie ?.....was a wee bit warmer this morning but dull and now the rain has started...thankfully we have not been,out....Been trying to write a few letters...hope you got on well in town xxxxx

  6. Good evening Marie,

    I have enjoyed the delights of Brighton today. We went into a Sainsbury's to buy a few things. I had fun comparing price. I must indulge in my love of clementines. There were none to be found this Christmas. Our mandarin season is a few months off.

    I had a big smile as I read your blog as I wanted to start bullet journal this year. When I had a quiet time I did some research but it needs to be set up. I loved the witches socks too.

    We will be there Sunday late. Beth has decided I cannot go alone as I was so ill on the plane and overnight too. I will have to buy a phone card so I can speak to you before we leave.

    God bless and lots of love.

  7. Hi Marie~

    I always find something I love on your, Friday Finds! I really love the crochet rug and the aromatherapy mixtures. But, what I really love is your recipe for Creamy Potato Gratin. My daughter gave me a zoodle maker for Christmas, and it makes the most lovely potato ribbons, can't wait to make this one!


  8. Parking is a horror and nightmarishly expensive in Chester also Sybil which is why we take the bus. I know that is not an option for you. There is a car park over top of the M&S however and also in Cheshire Oaks which is not far from us there is a HUGE M&S, which I have never been to, but is said to be fabulous. I have not searched for the Isoprophyl yet, but I have heard that you can do the same thing with white vinegar and water. I will check it out! Love and hugs! xoxo

    Ahh, Suzan, so glad you are enjoying Brighton. Did you get to the Royal Pavilion I wonder or the toy museum. I never did get to see those the whole time we lived down south. I am sorry you were so sick on the plane. I cannot imaging what it feels like to be sick on a plane. God bless and see you soon. xoxo

    Glad you liked some of what I posted Barb! I have a zoodle maker somewhere. I should dig it out and use it I think! xoxo

  9. Amazing finds as always! I don't know how you find these items. I loved all the crocheted ones. I wish I was good at that. Love the gifts jars; they are the best. I will look at this one more closely. I like the bullet journal since I am having difficulty keeping up on mine.
    I will spend sometime looking at many of these items; they were awesome. Thanks for your hard work in finding these things to share. Blessings and hugs for you!

  10. I bought a couple of new journals yesterday to bullet in LeAnn! Can't wait to get started! Blessings and hugs right back! xoxo


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