Saturday, July 5, 2014

Saturday Snippets and a New Grilling Toy!

Pig Alert! Check out the new grilling toy tool I found at World Market, it's a Terracotta Ceramic Pig Hibachi! Isn't she cute, I've named her Terra Bella:@) While this type of ceramic grill may be new to us in the US, I hear they're pretty popular in Mexico? Don't know for sure, just what I read. For some reason I really want to paint her, trying to decide if I want to embrace my inner hippie and go with a flower-power theme or lean more towards red, white and blue...
Bella will come out on those days I'm grilling a little something for just myself and feel like using charcoal. The grate area is 5.5" x 8", only big enough for maybe two hamburgers, 4-6 hot dogs, one steak, etc. Gonna take her for a test drive today. Stay tuned...

I found these Planters Chipotle Peanuts at Walmart-boy are they a tasty snack! I had to chuckle, while it wasn't on the ingredient list the first thing that hit my taste buds was lime... They have a smidge of heat to them but I consider them mild, especially if served with an ice cold adult beverage:@) If you like smoky chipotle folks, you'll love these nuts!

And lastly, I'll leave you with a quick pic of my 4th of July feather tree
Time for me to start focusing on making and finding decorations for the Eagles/football tree I'll put up next!
 I hope you're all having a great 4th of July weekend-
The rain has cleared out and it should be a spectacular two days here in Philly!

PS-I stopped by the craft stores today and they're already putting out fall and Halloween items... amazing.
Have a happy day:@)

18 comments:

  1. no WAY! Now that has your name all over it! But, Terra Bella is pretty cute too.

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  2. I can't believe you found this! Now we're all going to want one! I love it! And your tree is very fun! Happy weekend my friend! Hugs!

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  3. Of course you have a piggy grill!
    Love your tree.
    Now, will there be a romance between Miss Bella and Earl? ;)

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  4. love the cute terra bella! hope she does a good job for you! cute r,w&b tree! enjoy your weekend!

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  5. I saw this and wondered how long it would be before you got it!

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  6. That is so darn cute and Terra Bella....perfect! Love your tree!
    hugs, Linda

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  7. Terra Bella is a cutie, did you name her after me? Ha ha, well my name is Terra. I wouldn't paint her in case the heat from the grill would release toxic paint fumes (?) that could get on the food.

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    1. Good thought! Her face and ears don't get very hot, the... other end... gets hot! I'd just use those acrylic craft paints and think it will be ok though:@)

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  8. Sorry the Philly 4th events were rained out. Our rain came Thursday night which made for a fresh cooler Friday morning for the parade.
    Sending you a pic from the parade. We had a surprise participant this year.
    Love the new grill. Perfect for you! '-)

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  9. Oh I'm so glad you got Terra Bella, Lynn! She's going to be perfect for just cooking for you, and now Earl has a girlfriend. I can't wait to see how you paint her. Enjoy your new toy!

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  10. Can't wait to hear how the cute grill works out for you! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  11. Lynn, I love your little piggy. I am going right over to World Market and get one. IT would be perfect for me - just one. You find the best cooking items. Terra Bella is a great name for her. Before I fell in love with roosters (my son started that) I was having a love affair with piggies and had lots of pig items. Over the years they have broken, so I am done to 3 pigs, so I really feel I should have a Terra Bella pig, of course I will re-name her.
    Have a wonderful rest of the weekend - glad you only had rain.
    Mary

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  12. I saw my first pig hibachi just days ago at a house we are buying. I sure hope they forget its on the back porch!! Its cute as can be.

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  13. That grill is very cool, love it. Of course you would find something like that :) Looks a lot like your little friend.

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  14. Terra Bella was just made for YOU!!! Can't wait to see her all painted up too. I'm loving your patriotic decorations.

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  15. A match made in heaven! So cute. :)

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  16. Too cute, Lynn. Perfect for you.Can't wait to hear more about her. Glad your weather improved.

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  17. What an adorable grill Lynn and a perfect size for a quick meal! Lovin' your patriotic tree celebrating the Red, White & Blue! Glad the weather cleared up for you :)

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