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A Table Set for Four September 18, 2009

Filed under: Decorating,Household,Nature — 7:02 am

I got to use my china for the first time.  It was so fun pulling it all out and setting a table with such beautiful china.

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I couldn’t find any candles to float so I dropped in some flowers from a bouquet I had.

 
 

Going Green September 17, 2009

Filed under: Coupons,Family,Going Green,Household,Recycle — 7:40 am

It is so annoying having to spend money on paper products.  Paper towels, paper napkins, toilet paper, paper, paper, paper, paper…..   ANYWAY, I stopped using paper towels to clean with.  I don’t even use paper towels to clean the glass and mirrors in my house.  A soft towel works even better.

Also, I bought several cloth napkins so I don’t need to buy/use paper napkins.  I bought them on sale at JCPenny.  They were 75% off (about $0.75/napkin).  It is actually very nice using cloth napkins.  It feels as if your eating at a restaurant.

I think I will keep buying toilet paper…  My husband might move away if I stop buying it.  LOL

 
 

Remember the Tickle Me Elmo? September 16, 2009

Filed under: Coffee,Family,Food,House,Shopping — 8:00 am

This is the Tickle Me Elmo of the adult world.

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If you go into a Starbucks and see this cup, buy it!!!!  For one, it is a cool cup and is very handy for taking drinks to work, school, etc.  Two, you can sell it on Amazon or eBay for more money than you paid for it.  They are in such high demand that they are being sold online for $10+ more than Starbucks sells them for.  My mother-in-law bought me the large one for my birthday on amazon.com and she calls it the “Golden Chalice.”  She was here recently and asked me for a drink of the golden chalice.  I had no idea what she was talking about until she explained.

 
 

I’m a Barista! September 15, 2009

Filed under: Coffee,Food,Recipe — 8:00 am

With the purchase of our new Espresso machine, we have acquired a smattering of coffee essentials.

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In addition to coffee drinks, I have also been making Italian Sodas.  Here is how I make them:

  • Fill a glass tumbler with ice
  • Squirt in 1-2 T of strawberry syrup in (amount depends on preference)
  • Fill with sparkling mineral water (Perrier) until almost full
  • Top with milk (Coffee shops use half & half but any milk is fine)

This drink is typically served not mixed, but if you are making it at home mix it up.  Serve with a straw and enjoy!  It is so easy to make.

 
 

My Ride September 14, 2009

Filed under: Vehicle — 3:20 pm

My new ride (for two days) is bringing out my inner country girl….ok, maybe not…  It is probably just the Sirius radio.  It is set to a country station and I don’t know how to change it yet.

This pickup is so quiet inside.  I am super impressed.  It drives just like a car!  It is nothing like my Ford 150, stick shift, plain jane pickup I learned to drive in.

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I am driving this because my car has to get a headlight fixed.  Yes, I wish bad things on the engineer that designed the Mercury Montego’s headlights.  It is $300 to change the light without labor, $500 to change the ballast (what the light is fixed into), and $700 without labor for the light assembly (the glass part that contains the light and ballast).  It appears that the light assembly’s seal is corroded ruining the ballast and light.  The ballast is a very very sensitive part.  It can not be touched by anything or it will fail.  It is very annoying paying an upwards of $1500 per year to get a headlight fixed.  Do you think this could have been planned service department job security on the part of Ford?  Everything involving this situation seems unreal.