Monday, December 15, 2014

My Latest Quilling

I've been so busy and it seems like Christmas has snuck up on me! I have managed to make only two things the last couple of weeks...two ornaments. The first is an ornament of about 1/4 inch with the center spiral that is a 1/2 inch. I then sprayed it with a glaze coating. I love the sturdiness of it. 

The next ornament I made for a sweet friend who had twin boys.  There is pulled out cotton in the background and then the two quilled babies in front.  On the tag in the front is their names and birthdate.  Of course this ornament doesn't come apart,so it was quite the challenge to place and put everything in. Hope you like it!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Arla Dofino Brand Cheese

So the last few years I have started to try to become a little more knowledgable about wine.  It's been interesting for someone who had never drank much and mostly had those tropical fruity things on a rare occasion. But, here in Florida I've found that wine is a typical drink of choice and what comes naturally with wine? Cheese, of course!  I have REALLY enjoyed that part!  I have always loved cheese and so I was of course excited to try some through BzzAgent.  They provided me the opportunity to try Arla Dofino's smoked Gouda.  The deep flavor and soft texture goes well with a nice red wine.  It also went nicely in a grilled cheese,with some other varieties.  Needless to say, I can't wait to try some of their other varieties.
Thanks BzzAgent and Arla Dofino for the opportunity to try this smooth, soft cheese wrapped in a thin wax shell!
 If you're curious about the brand here's a few facts of interest:

  • They’re made with only a few natural ingredients and no added hormones
  • They’re crafted in Wisconsin from local farmers’ milk 
  • They come in a range of flavors, like Jalapeño Havarti and Pesto Gouda!
  • They’re delicious! 
  • Friday, November 14, 2014

    Nescafé Coffee with Creamer

    I loooove getting to try out products before I buy!  There have been so many times I've bought something only to suffer through either eating it (yuck!) or having it lay around the house gathering dust because I didn't like it after I bought it.  I am a member of Smiley360 and today I received a goody box of Nescafé 2-in-1 coffee and creamer.
    When I usually drink coffee, I like to mix in flavored creamers and some milk.  Soooo good!  This is instant coffee with Coffee Mate creamer mixed in.  It wasn't too bad.  I had to add a little extra to make it creamier, but talk about a fast cup of joe!  If you're looking for a quick cuppa, don't hesitate to try Nescafé.  It's not like the real thing, but it would work to make a fast cup of coffee.
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    Wednesday, November 12, 2014

    The Fun Side of Having Children... And a Dirty Truck!

     How many times have you sat down in your car or truck and looked around only to be grossed out from the condition of your seats and floorboard?  After little man had the flu the week before ( that was another fun time), I was all geared up to get back into the routine.  You know- work, taxi-driving, etc...  Anyway, as I sat down in my truck I took a really hard look around.  I cleaned out a few empty drink bottles, three jackets, karate equipment, and some dance stuff and was able to really check out my seats.  I was horrified!  I have tan leather seats and all the times that my kids have slid in all sweaty, they had literally turned them almost black!  
    Well, I didn't want to spend a couple hundred dollars on getting the truck detailed, so when I went to the store I picked up a canister of ArmorAll leather wipes.  I was hesitant to see how they would work, but it was well worth it.  To clean four captain chairs, I used the whole canister which contains 20 wipes.  I must admit, they turned out much better than I expected.  
    Here is where you can see the before.  I cleaned the bottom right section so you can see the difference.

    Here is the after picture.  Not too bad ....just lots of elbow grease! :)