Saturday, February 10, 2018

Saturday Snippets-Spell Check? Crafting A Super Bowl Ornament, Tabasco Popcorn and Lottery Update

Vendor tents popped up on every street corner after the Eagles won the Super Bowl and I decided to treat myself to a t-shirt. So I stopped and picked up a $10 one that had a fun picture on the front and the guy was all excited because it listed everyone on the team on the back. Only one little issue (that I noticed after I got home)... They misspelled PhiladeLphia! Ha-ha, oh well, I guess you get what you pay for:@)

While we can find t-shirts and hoodies (some even spelled correctly), glasses and mugs and all sorts of other commemorative items at stores... The few ornaments that are offered have to be bought on-line and with shipping can be a little expensive. So, I'll just hope that Eagles Super Bowl Ornaments trickle into the stores as we get closer to the holidays. In the mean time, the guys at work printed me this Eagles Underdog Logo and I Mod Podged it to a ball. Added the letter beads, a football button from Ma's stash and a bit of fine glitter bling... Wa-La, a unique free ornament for my tree-I likey:@)

This idea from a 1985 advertisement for Tabasco Popcorn was a fun Friday night treat! I will say the advertisement, as written, is for butter lovers:@) I will also say I gave my popcorn an extra sprinkling of hot sauce before eating it... But it's always fun to try new things with popcorn.

Tabasco Popcorn-from Hey My Mom Used To Make That
1/4 C butter, melted
1 1/2 tsp Tabasco hot pepper sauce
2 Tblsp Parmesan cheese, grated
~Mix everything and pour over 3 quarts popcorn, toss to coat.

As for my Lottery Experiment... Someone told me the rule of thumb is ~some kind of prize~ for every four $1 tickets sold. So this leads folks to buy $5 worth of tickets. It seemed like a theory worth testing (once), so I did:@) I won $10! And yes, the winner was ticket #5. Bottom Line: At this moment, I'm ahead $1 (would have broken even). And won't be retiring soon...

Have a great weekend everyone-enjoy:@)


  1. Love your homemade ornament! No hot stuff for me but I do love some buttered popcorn!!

  2. You and my son would get a long great, he always wants everything hotter! Your ornament is too adorable, I thought the whole underdog thing was so cute, and what a game!! One of the greatest ever!!

  3. The ornament is fantastic! Now I want that popcorn but am on day 9 of whole 30. This might happen on day 31!

  4. You did a great job with the homemade ornament! And giggling at the T-shirt---at least it's a conversation starter!

  5. Thanks for showing the t-shirt, Lynn! That is too funny! Wasn't that nice of the guys at work? Your ornament turned out so cute. I sure enjoyed that game, myself. I might have to try that Tabasco popcorn.

  6. I'm lovin' your underdog ornament much cuter than what you could buy! I had to chuckle at the misspelling, I guess they ran out of room on your shirt. ;)


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