Cake Show & Tell

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This is the latest addition to our Wedding Cake Portfolio. Being the bird lover that I am, I love it.

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I love thrift stores

I have been on the look out for a new pair of work shoes for a while.


I purchased these (believe it or not) at Grocery Outlet. Yes, at a grocery store. As the name implies GO is an outlet store for an odd assortment of clearance merchandise, mostly groceries. The shoes were $10 and I’ve gotten my money’s worth out of them.3256soles

I’ve worn most of the tread off the soles and they no longer offer the support I need as I stand on my feet for 8 hours at a time.

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In late January I stopped to check out what Goodwill had to offer and I found these New Balance Hiking/sports shoes that retail for $80. They’re in perfect condition. They have been worn, (I can tell by the tiny pebbles lodged in the tread) but not very much. Goodwill price $7.99. SCORE!!

I also picked up a new feeder for my feathered friends. It cost $3.99. Similar ones go for around $35.00. Double score !!

Have you found any incredible deals at the thrift stores lately? Tell me about it in the comments. I love to hear your stories.


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Superbowl Sunday Show & Tell



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I don’t understand the game of football at all.

I am in the minority around here.

 Seattle has gone Super Mad.

 We’ve been making lots of Superbowl related goodies lately.

Not everyone is cheering on the Hawks.

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Sunday Show & Tell

This week’s show & tell is gone to the dogs

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Two Food Waste Saves

I’m pleased to say that I have no food waste to report this week.
I found ways to use some mealy apples and some disgusting looking carrots.

Much to my disappointment the 99cents/pound Red Delicious Apples I purchased were anything but delicious. Actually some were very tasty and some were mealy. I never knew what I would get.  I ate the crisp ones fresh.

The mealy textured ones I used it to made Apple-Cinnamon Oatmeal. 3059apple cin Oat

I diced the apple into small piece, added them to OF oats and water, then microwaved it for 3 minutes.

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I added sugar and cinnamon and was ready for breakfast.

After a oatmeal 3 mornings in a row I was ready for some variety.


I mixed chopped apples into pancake batter.


The Apple pancakes were delicoius.

I was given the remains of a 25# bag of juicing carrots. The carrots had been forgotten in the basement fridge and were headed for the compost. 2990moldy
Hating food waste the way I do, I offered to try to rescue anything that was still usable.


Lili at Creative Saav had a post about Curried Carrot Soup so I thought I’d give it a try.


How was your food waste this week? Have you rescued anything lately?

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Show & Tell Sunday


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Sunday Show & Tell

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