Saturday, August 23, 2014

Saturday Snippets

Happy Saturday!!! My mind has been on gathering decorations for the Halloween tree which will go up in a few weeks... This will be the first year I'm using a 6' tree so I need some quick ornament ideas to help fill the branches. Decided these lollypop ornaments would be perfect for Halloween by adding a simple little black bow to the stick, there are six of them. The green one has a traditional bow tied around the stick, I used the tutorial below for the flat bow on the orange one, I think that looks neater. The lollypops were from Michaels a year or two ago.
While clear ornaments with the glitter on the inside are very pretty (and not messy), nothing beats the shine and sparkle from glitter on the outside! Lovin' this royal purple chunky glitter I found at Walmart for 88¢. So far I've covered a couple old balls of different sizes...

How to tie a flat bow:

My pudgy little heart is broken, after almost 5 years of solid use and abuse my ♥4 quart electronic pressure cooker♥ has died. Gonna spend some time without it to see how much I really do miss it... I guess the good news is I now know what to ask Santa for:@) I've said it many times, this has been my all time #1 favorite -worth every penny- kitchen toy.

It's a cool, rainy day here so I think I'll put a pot of Chalupa (pork and pintos) on the stove 
and enjoy the smell of that gently bubbling away for a few hours. If you haven't tried it, it's good stuff folks!

And lastly:
I'm so excited, I even treated myself to a new 50" TV this year!
It'll be like the players are in my livingroom!!! Well... minus all that sweat:@)

Have a happy day everyone!

15 comments:

  1. laughing at you and your football fanaticism. :) sorry about the cute little pressure cooker, though! good luck with the halloweeny stuff.

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  2. My condolences on the demise of your kitchen "helper". I'm still deciding if I need one. I was just thinking about pulling out halloween/fall decorations yesterday.

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  3. Happy Saturday to you too Lynn. It's always sad to see an old kitchen friend die. Summer is my favorite season, so it will be a while before I can think about October.
    Sam

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  4. My husband gave me an electric pressure cooker 1 1/2 years ago and I've never had it out of the box. Not quite sure what to cook in it. Guess I should get the manual out and give it a test drive.

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  5. My Mom has a pressure cooker like yours and loves it! Maybe on my Christmas list also. Love your tree and can't wait to see it. I love a big TV and some football is always fun!
    hugs,
    Linda

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  6. I think the lollypops are perfect for that tree!
    Sorry about your pressure cooker. Believe it or not, I have never even used one. (Hangs her head in shame...)
    I hope you're going to do some pigskin snacks again this year. You have no idea the number of times I have used one of your previous ones. So many great ideas!

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  7. Happy Saturday to you too, Lynn! I'm sorry about your pressure cooker; like Debbie, I've never used one either. I'm always afraid I might blow my kitchen up. :-D

    Your Halloween ornaments are great! I look forward to seeing some pics of your tree! Yep, football season is definitely nigh. Hubby had a game on last night (two games actually). Sigh. I really do like football, but I just don't want to watch it four times a week. :) Have a great weekend, Lynn!!

    Hugs,

    Denise at Forest Manor

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  8. I love the lollypops...and, altho my mom used a pressure cooker, I was always afraid of them and have never used one;

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  9. You always make me smile, Lynn! I'm so happy that you got yourself a 50" TV. You're gonna be in hog heaven.. pun intended! I'm so sorry though, about your favorite kitchen toy dying on you. Maybe your sons will take the hint?? Your Halloween tree is going to be so festive. Now, I'm off to check out the chalupa recipe....
    Happy weekend!

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  10. Wow a 50" TV, my husband would be jealous!! A pressure cooker is the ONE kitchen tool I don't have. I've debated but just never pulled the plug. Can't wait to see the Halloween tree. Have a great week.

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  11. That's one mega tv!!! Keep suggesting the Halloween ornaments. I'm ready to do some crafting!!

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  12. 50" YES!! a definite necessity!! Never had a pressure cooker, but I sure couldn't live without my slow cooker, or a nice big flat screen TV :)
    Roll Tide!
    Jenna

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  13. Lynn, What a fun gift just in time for football season! Maybe Santa will come early and deliver a new pressure cooker for you! Looking forward to all the Halloween fun you'll have and share with your larger tree :)

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  14. The chalupa sounds wonderful - and to have that nice fragrance to enjoy all day long as it simmers...mmmm! Sorry your pressure cooker died. Glad you got a nice new TV. I know you'll love it. Hope your Eagles do well this year.

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