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:@)


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

  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!

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

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

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

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

  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.

    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:@)

  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! '-)

  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!

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

  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.

  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.

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

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

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

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

  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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