Monday, January 26, 2009

Wire cd rack not just for cd's

I found this nice Cd rack in our "Goodwill" area. I usually go to donate but then afterwards I check to see what they have in store. Well this time I found something that I could use. It is a wire CD rack and I thought I could hang my earrings on for a display. I purchased it and brought it home. I am so happy I bought the wonderful bargain. So don't forget to go to your local discount stores and see what you could find. The total cost......................$2.00

Monday, January 19, 2009

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Oil dipping for bread recipe

Oh man, did I stumble onto a great oil dipping recipe! I just made it and love it. I could eat this all day, but that would not be good. This would be great for appetizer or with any kind of Italian food. It came from the Taste of Home Here it is...........


  • 1 tablespoon dried minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS (for each batch):
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 French bread baguette (10-1/2 ounces)


In a small bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Store in an airtight container in a cool dry place for up to 6 months. Yield: 3 batches (1/4 cup total).
To prepare dipping oil: In a small microwave-safe bowl, combine 4 teaspoons herb mix with water. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 10-15 seconds. Drain excess water. Transfer to a shallow serving plate; add oil and stir. Serve with bread. Yield: 1/2 cup per batch.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Handmade gift for my son-stop Cpsia law

My son received these wonderful slipper socks from Foxyfleece. What a great product and handmade at that! He really enjoys wearing them. He is only 11 years old. Okay no big deal. Well not according to this new law to pass next month Cpsia (Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act) Look under children products containing lead. In short products that are made whether handmade or manufactured for children 12 years and younger need to be tested for lead before they are sold. This will put alot of business out especially the small ones. If you feel strongly against this you can, sign the petition, Write the CSPC, Write your legislator
This is my question? My son is 11 years old but guess what his feet are big so we ended up getting a man's size slipper. Now he is under the age group but he is wearing adult size slippers that are not tested and frankly I don't want to go through all of this. There has to be a better way than this law. (okay off my soap box)