Campfire Giant Roasters Marshmallows? I lurve roasted marshmallows - and I was sick the last time we went camping and skipped the desert and headed straight to bed. So, I want! Soon. Soon we will camp again and these babies are coming along.
In other news, since I'm getting married in less than a month, strange new realizations are taking place. (Besides needing jumbo-sized s'mores.) My nickname, DanaMc, well, I won't be a "Mc" anymore. *Sniff* I love what my new name will be. Yet, I can't help morning the fact that I won't be DanaMc anymore. (I actually teased that I was going to merge my names and put a "Mc" in front of his last name. LOL!)
I'll get used to it.
Maybe a nice s'more will help me bide my time.
Monday, August 30, 2010
Monday, August 23, 2010
Do you shop at Etsy?
I hope so. You can get homemade items, vintage items - just about anything. Think swap meet, meets craft fair, cum garage sale.
(I have waxed poetically about my love for the shop of artist Valeria Fuqua before. Lurve her shop Mistflower Photo.)
Today I want to encourage you to shop there if you are looking for a certain color. I just discovered that you can shop by color! Who knew? So, if you are looking for teal, or chartreuse, or candy-apple red, here's a new toy to play with.
Friday, August 20, 2010
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Eggs affected by this recall were distributed to food wholesalers, distribution centers and foodservice companies in California, Illinois, Missouri, Colorado, Nebraska, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa. These companies distribute nationwide.
Eggs are packaged under the following brand names: Lucerne, Albertson, Mountain Dairy, Ralph’s, Boomsma’s, Sunshine, Hillandale, Trafficanda, Farm Fresh, Shoreland, Lund, Dutch Farms and Kemps. Eggs are packed in varying sizes of cartons (6-egg cartons, dozen egg cartons, 18-egg cartons) with Julian dates ranging from 136 to 225 and plant numbers 1026, 1413 and 1946. Dates and codes can be found stamped on the end of the egg carton. The plant number begins with the letter P and then the number. The Julian date follows the plant number, for example: P-1946 223.
You can find the rest of this Press Release at this FDA link which includes details to help you determine whether the eggs in your fridge are subject to this voluntary recall.
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
At some point, I will get back to cooking, but for now, I'm planning a little vintage kitchen reception. Wanna preview? I'll give you a hint...there's moss rose growing in my kitchen.
Our wedding will be an outdoor event at a gorgeous state park, if the skies cooperate. If not it will be in an adorable rustic cabin. So, I thought about going rustic. And, it's toward the end of September. So, I thought about decorating in Autumn. (Except the real yellows and reds and oranges are truly not expected until October.) And, I even pondered a silver filagree theme.
Much of the stuff I was going to buy was inexpensive enough - $1 for a votive candle holder, etc. But, when you multiply each and every $1 item and then factor in that (unless you have a real need for votive holders and plate chargers and mirror centerpiece put-them-on-ers) you are really buying things you will never use again. And, I now understand why centerpieces are given away - who wants 22 of the same thing?
I have it easy. Tiny wedding. 30...including the bridal party. Yep, 30 people. So, only a handful of tables. And, I decided that even though *everyone AND his mother* will tell you not to, I've decided to bring things I really enjoy to use to decorate our reception. So, vintage linens, antique cheese boxes, milk glass...well, you get the idea - things I already have - will be making an appearance. Here's a preview.
And, I'll see you...well, I'd say soon, but let's just be honest. I'll see you when I see you. *wink*