Here are a few leftovers from my week:
- I am totally in love with these shoes. Not only do they look comfy, I think they would make my extra-wide feet look narrower. Sigh...
- WARNING: The following link contains images of raw meat, pre-hatched eggs, and a chicken in various stages of butchery. If any of those sights bother you, skip it. But I think this post about butchering chickens took a lot of moxie and I really appreciate it. My 82 year old grandma recently taught a group of ladies how to butcher a chicken and she made pretty penny doing it. Something so fundamental is now close to becoming a lost art. Food for thought.
- I'm crushing on this font. I just need a good excuse to buy it. Do you think my grocery list is a worthy enough project?
- Since a few yards of knit jersey doesn't cost much, I think I want to attempt this Bina-style wrap. It looks like something I could throw over a tshirt and lounge around the house in.
- I did attempt this project last month and it worked! In a matter of about 45 minutes I had made 3 wrap style leather bracelets. I guess I should take a picture and show you... next time I wear it I will!
- I realize this striped cardigan is maternity-wear, but can I have it anyway? I just love the shape and pattern. And since half of my wardrobe is black, it would go with everything.
- I think topping an old table with sheet metal is brilliant!
- The new Mumford & Sons album is crazy good. 'Nuf said.
- And lastly, it's November 6th. If you are an American and you are registered to vote, get out there and exercise your freedom!
Time once again for an installment of Crumbs. Just consider "Crumbs" a drive-by-post of a few things that have been on my mind lately:
- My friend Lynnie just introduced me to the app/website "How Stuff Works" and my nerdiness is satisfied. They have podcasts on subject themes such as Stuff You Missed In History Class, Stuff Mom Never Told You, and The Coolest Stuff On The Planet. The shows are informative but clever and humorous. If you have a long car trip or a long ride on the stationary bike coming up you will be entertained!
- I tried a version of cold-brewed coffee this weekend. It had some highs and lows, I'm going to try it again later this week with a different recipe from America's Test Kitchen. I'll let you know how it goes.
Source: americastestkitchenfeed.com via Ginny on Pinterest
- And lastly, my theme song for the past several months. It makes me smile. "Been waiting on this for a while now, paying my dues to the dirt."
- [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpPK7i5Aqh4]
This is going to be a busy, busy week for me. So here are few “Crumbs” to keep you busy:
- Bree and I made this for our last Girl’s Wine and Cheese Night. It was yummy and not too bad on the calories because it’s made with ricotta. I think next time I would add a little more garlic, a little more rosemary, a pinch more salt, then let it sit in the fridge for an hour so the flavors meld before baking.(click the pic for the recipe)
Try something new this week!!
Crumbs? Just a bunch of small topics, links, articles that I have run across lately that just didn't make it to a post all their own. Enjoy my ramblings!
- The Seven Year Pen from See Jane Work. It is exactly what it sounds like, a writing pen that lasts for 7 years! And it comes in all sorts of dandy shades/designs like the blue "ciao" one. I kinda want one.
- I know I've told you about it before, but I'm going to tell you again because I use it all the time! CardStar (for our new friends) is an app for your mobile phone that allows you to load your store rewards cards (like CVS, Sam's Club, Ulta, Panera, etc.) into your cell phone so that 1) you don't have to scrounge around in your purse or wallet for your rewards card while you are standing at the checkout and 2) you can leave the cards at home if you want because all the info is preloaded into the app. At checkout you just whip out your phone and the checker "scans" the bar code straight from the app. Voila! I have never used rewards cards & coupons so much as I have since I started using the app. I used it today!
- Did you know there is a group on Facebook called Discussing Downton Abbey? I'm just sayin'....
- Not everyone can/wants to shell out the bucks for a Brazilian Blowout Hair Smoothing Treatment but did you know they have a whole line of hair products that work insanely well at smoothing your hair? I know some of you have been nervous about the formaldehyde in their original formula but they now have a line called Brazilian Zero that contains no formaldehyde. It's not for everyone, but if you have unruly hair like mine, I recommend it.
- Someone on Pinterest posted this "markdown schedule" for Target. I haven't had a chance to see if it's true or not but I'm gonna. Like, tomorrow.
- If you're new to cooking or just want to brush up on the basics, I really recommend Kelsey's Essentials on Cooking Channel. She's perky but not in an annoying way and she gives you the essential techniques you need to be a great home cook.
And that's what's been on my mind lately!