Thursday, March 31, 2011

On the TDIPT Mercantile

Just a quick note to share my newest creations.

Both of these will be featured on the TDIPT Mercantile for April -

Please drop by and check out all of the amazing offerings! You wont be disappointed ♥

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Magic You Can Buy With a Dollar!

Who knew the benefits that come in that $1.00 package of coffee filters at the Dollar Tree? They are better than paper towels and a lot less expensive. I thought this was worth passing on! It may have you thinking the next time you have a job to do...
1. Cover bowls or dishes when cooking in the microwave. Coffee filters make excellent covers.

2. Clean windows, mirrors, and chrome... Coffee filters are lint-free so they'll leave windows sparkling.

3. Protect China by separating your good dishes with a coffee filter between each dish.

4. Filter broken cork from wine. If you break the cork when opening a wine bottle, filter the wine through a coffee filter.

5. Protect a cast-iron skillet. Place a coffee filter in the skillet to absorb moisture and prevent rust.

6. Apply shoe polish. Ball up a lint-free coffee filter.

7. Recycle frying oil. After frying, strain oil through a sieve lined with a coffee filter.

8. Weigh chopped foods. Place chopped ingredients in a coffee filter on a kitchen scale.

9. Hold tacos. Coffee filters make convenient wrappers for messy foods.

10 Stop the soil from leaking out of a plant pot. Line a plant pot with a coffee filter to prevent the soil from going through the drainage holes.

11. Prevent a Popsicle from dripping. Poke one or two holes as needed in a coffee filter.

12. Do you think we used expensive strips to wax eyebrows? Use strips of coffee filters.

13. Put a few in a plate and put your fried bacon, French fries, chicken fingers, etc on them.. It soaks out all the grease.

14. Keep in the bathroom. They make great "razor nick fixers."

15. As a sewing backing. Use a filter as an easy-to-tear backing for embroidering or appliqueing soft fabrics.

16. Put baking soda into a coffee filter and insert into shoes or a closet to absorb or prevent odors.

17. Use them to strain soup stock and to tie fresh herbs in to put in soups and stews.

18 Use a coffee filter to prevent spilling when you add fluids to your car.

19. Use them as a spoon rest while cooking and clean up small counter spills.

20. Can use to hold dry ingredients when baking or when cutting a piece of fruit or veggies.. Saves on having extra bowls to wash.

21. Use them to wrap Christmas ornaments for storage.

22. Use them to remove fingernail polish when out of cotton balls.

23. Use them to sprout seeds. Simply dampen the coffee filter, place seeds inside, fold it and place it into a zip-lock plastic bag until they sprout.

24. Use coffee filters as blotting paper for pressed flowers. Place the flowers between two coffee filters and put the coffee filters in phone book.

25. Use as a disposable "snack bowl" for popcorn, chips, etc.


Friday, March 25, 2011

Set Your Alarm Clocks!

The amazingly talented ladies of TDIPT are hosting a Spring Launch ...

~ Coming to Ebay beginning March 27th ~

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


The following article was sent out in a recent Wellness Newsletter in my company and I thought it was quite interesting... enough to share here ♥

When we remember them, our dreams can seem bizarre – with impossible physical feats,
disconnected people and sudden changes in place. We wake up and think, “What was that about?”

For thousands of years humans have been fascinated with dreams, but we still don’t know as much as we’d like about them. We do know that the vast majority of humans dream every night. Sometimes dreams can be traced to our recent activities, as though our minds are trying to organize our experiences. Some people repeat the same
themes over and over in their dreams, and many of us share the same themes – such as flying like a bird or forgetting to attend a class until the final exam.

In 1953, the phenomenon of rapid eye movement (REM) was discovered. People who were awakened during REM sleep usually remembered vivid dreams, but when awakened during
non-REM sleep, they seldom remembered dreaming. This proved that our brains are
active during sleep.

Researchers also discovered that if they waked people just as they began dreaming,
these people exhibited increased tension, anxiety and irritability; along with difficulty concentrating. These results indicate that dreaming is important, and
that dream deprivation can have serious consequences.

We still don’t know exactly why we dream, but we do know that our brains are, and
should be, working while we sleep.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Be Still My Heart

I dont think I need to say one word for you to know what I feel in my heart.....

Friday, March 18, 2011

Pray for Japan

There is a movement going on across the nation today called "Red Friday" to honor of our troops - I think it's an amazing way to support and pray!

But I propose we also use this opportunity to remind us to pray for Japan.
There is so much devestation and sorrow ...
Japan needs our help and our prayers.

Will you join in?

One way to help is very simple - over at RIPT,
they have a very special tee design running for one day only.

With every t-shirt sold, RIPT is donating $5.00; in conjunction, the artist is also donating $1.00, so for every t-shirt sold today - a grand total of $6.00 will be donated to the Red Cross to help Japan. I respect and admire the Red Cross and their humanitarian efforts so very much and think we could all do something
(no matter how small or large) to send help to the people of Japan.

Please, take a moment to check it out...

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Sully Turns One!!

Our Sully Bear turned one year old on March 10th, and mom and dad planned a birthday party to beat the band! What fun it turned out to be, too.

Cheyenne decorated the party area in a "Cowboy and Indian" theme, complete with cupcakes and headdress for both Sully and her!

One little indian, happy as a lark!

His Grandma Betty made these magnificent mocassins for Sully ... aren't they wonderful?

Cheyenne, with the help of two friends who love to bake made the cupcakes and Sully's birthday cake. There were s'more cupcakes, peanut butter and jelly cupcakes, and birthday cake cupcakes!

His grand throne and cowboy bib awaited him...

The anticipation was building.... little did he know what was about to happen!

Did I mention the paparazzi was out in force?

I dont know how Chey will top his first birthday party celebration ... but she has a whole year to work on it ♥

Sunday, March 6, 2011

There is a little creature that lives in my house,
small and quiet as a mouse,
sneaks into my bedroom, past all the locks,
opens my drawers, and steals my socks.
He's not greedy, just one at a time,
I had eighteen, now I've nine.
Christmas, birthdays, you can bet,
socks and socks are all I get.
From Aunties, Uncles the occasional Niece.
this makes the day of the one sock thief.
Why does he takes just the one!
Perverted pleasure or just for fun?
Why he takes them is beyond belief,
the dirty rotten one sock thief

John Wathen