Friday, August 7, 2015

Week #9: My List of Fabulous Finds

I always have mixed feelings about the beginning of August. It makes me sad to realize that so much of the summer has gone by. There is relief too, however, knowing that at least there is still a full month until Labor Day. 

Need  a few ideas of how to make the most of every moment of the rest of summer?

Here are links to some of what I came across this week.

This Week's Fabulous Finds:

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~ ~ Become a better photographer
If you are thinking of buying a camera, or wanting to improve your photography skills, I think this post about photography from the blog Yammie's Noshery is very helpful.


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~ ~ All in knots
Having knots in the fine chain of a necklace can really be frustrating! Have you ever tried this technique to unravel them?
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~ ~ De-stress!
They say numbers play tricks. Maybe this expression proves that words do too. This saying seems a good excuse to justify indulging in a piece of cake or ice cream! I might need one of these signs for my kitchen!

Fun Poster Tin Sign - Remember Stressed Spelled Backwards Is Desserts (12 x 5 inches)

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~ ~ It's a matter of perspective
I'm not sure if I am more impressed by the life philosophy, or the literary skill of the teenager who wrote this poem that has "gone viral." Either way, I am going to think of this whenever I feel like I am having a bad day! (Be sure to read from top to bottom; then bottom to top.)

~ ~ Homemade Mint Marshmallows
Who knew that making homemade marshmallows was so easy?! And so delicious! I love the subtle flavor of mint that was produced when I added  homemade mint extract I made earlier this year using this recipe from Mommypotamus.



Have you ever made homemade marshmallows?

This post may be linked to one of the great link-up parties I follow and list on my blog. Check them out!


14 comments :

  1. It's funny you should mention desserts...My teen daughter and her best freind took over my kitchen and made this super yummy dessert today.. thereby stressing me out because I was on a diet and knew I would not be able to limit myself. Now as I sit here writing to you, I am stuffed after 4 pieces of this yummy brownie they made...lol. It's all a matter of perspective.

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    1. Hi Mary K. Sorry to be so long responding to your comment. Glad to hear that I was able to put eating brownies into perspective for you! :-)

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  2. Love that teenagers attitude and skill. I hope we see more of his/her work.
    Back in the dark ages I have made marshmallows. Not something I have thought about in years. Thank you for the reminder.

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    1. The poem does show a lot of talent and insight. I was surprised how easy marshmallows are to make. They would be fun at Christmastime.

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  3. Fun post. Will bookmark the photography article. I really want to invest in a little better camera than what my iPhone provides, and maybe a tripod and a remote? Then maybe some lights and a backdrop! Maybe Santa will help me afford some of those goodies.
    The poem you linked to is very clever. There is a children's book of poems written the same way...called reversos. I should review it on my blog!!! Coincidentally, the poems are about fairy tale characters. Thank you for the reminder!

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    1. I'm glad the photography link was helpful to you Leslie. I hope you do write a post about the children's book of poems - it sounds interesting!

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  4. Great post, Susan! I'm de-stressed, awed by the words of 'The Worst Day Ever' and yummified at the prospect of making my own marshmallows. It's a perfect day! :)

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    1. I'm so happy to have contributed to your happiness Diane! I'm finally getting a minute to respond to comments from last week - and I hope every day of yours since when you posted this comment has been perfect as well!

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  5. Oh now this is yet another reason for me to take you to Butter. They make marshmallows that are shipped around the world. Loved that video about the chain knot unravelling. Such an easy method, who knew? Is this the guy who demonstrates the easiest way to stuff a duvet back into the cover?

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    1. I am definitely up for a trip to Butter with you! I haven't seen the duvet cover demo - but it sounds like some helpful information to know!

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  6. Great finds as usual, Susan! I am heading off to check out the photography post.

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    1. Thanks Rena - I hope you find the photography link helpful!

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  7. Great tips. Those marshmallows look so good - making them for sure. I just spent an hour trying to untangle a necklace - this video will come in handy!

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    1. It is so frustrating to want to wear a necklace, and realize it is all in knots. I hope the tip is helpful!

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