I noted this new FREE knitting collection of bags and purses, in my inbox today from Knitting Daily.
I just ♥ that basketweave one! 🙂
(last one at the end of the top row)
Free to download and they don’t send a lot of junk mail afterwards!
What are you knitting right now?
Happy Knitting and Weekend!
PS: Mr. Cheddar will have a very special announcement to make, in the next few days. 🙂 Stay tuned!!!
He’s soooo excited and so am I! 😉
I ♥ BEETS! 😉
And the simple marinated beet salad (see recipe below) featured in my cookbook:
and is one of my fav ways to prepare and enjoy them. 🙂
Beet and Fresh Dill Layered Salad
A flavorful marinated salad, especially good to make when garden dill and beets are at their peak. Keeps for several days, covered in the refrigerator. A perfect side dish with all kinds of main dishes. Adds a brilliant color contrast on your plate too. Serves 6.
12 medium fresh (preferred) beets: precooked, peeled and cut into thin circles (or use equivalent amount of whole canned beets with no salt added, thoroughly rinsed and drained, then sliced)
1 medium red Bermuda onion, thinly sliced in rings
3 -4 T. chopped fresh dill-weed
Red Wine Marinade:
1/3 C. extra-virgin olive oil
5 T. red wine vinegar
1 teas. Mrs. Dash Original Blend Seasoning
1/2- 1 teas. sea salt
½ teas. freshly-ground black pepper
In a large bowl (that has a secure cover) layer 1/3 of the sliced beets, topped by ½ of the onion rings, then ½ of the dill-weed. Repeat layers, ending with the last 1/3 of the beets on top.
Combine marinade ingredients in a jar and shake thoroughly. Pour over vegetables, cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving. Shake container gently to re-distribute marinade evenly before serving, especially if storing for a longer period of time.
Last night, I made this beet salad, along with an orzo salad for supper. It was soooo good. 🙂
I also like to serve this with my: German Sauerkraut Feast (click to enjoy that slow cooker recipe).
If you ♥ beets too, you might want to give this one a try! 😉
Mr. Cheddar is in ♥♥ !!
Awwww…..angel paw purrrrfection! 😉
Have a sweet week from me and Mr. C
I was thinking…
which pose I could do
for my Selfies…
so I washed myself a little…
and laid myself down again…
to make sure
that I captured everything..
that comes into my mind…
and that’s when the intelligibility…
made his entrance…
and I knew…
how I wanted to do…
by holding my paws together
and show you
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THE BEST HAIR GEL I’VE EVER USED! 😉
I’ve tried a LOT of hair gels over the years and this product is the best I’ve found to date, mainly due to its first/main ingredient being: organic aloe juice, NOT some unpronounceable chemical, as is usually the case with these types of products.
It also “does the job” with thick, unruly hair like mine.
So many styling products I’ve tried didn’t actually do much, especially the more natural options. But this one from Andalou really tames the frizzies and keeps my hair looking smooth in almost all types of weather. NOTHING really works when it’s super humid! 😦
Reasonably priced, at Amazon I noted this product is currently less than $10. for a 6.8 oz tube.
And a little of this product goes a long way! 🙂
If you’ve been looking for a better option for hair gel than the chemically-laden mainstream brands, you might want to give this one a try. I’m glad I did.
From the Amazon product page:
Sunflower & Citrus Styling Gel from Andalou Naturals improves hair vitality from root to tip and allows for controlled styling with extra body, texture and definition.
It works for straight or curly hair, and is color-safe for vibrant hair.
It moisturizes, controls static and shields against humidity, frizz and fly-aways.
Non-GMO, gluten free, no paraben preservatives, sulfates or phthalates.
Vegetarian & cruelty free.
Made in the USA.
Aloe Barbadensis Juice*, Cyamopsis Tetragonolobus (Guar) Gum*, Sodium Alginate (Algin), Glycine Soja (Soy) Protein, Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B5), Allantoin, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower), Chamomilla Recutita (Chamomile), and Pyrus Cydonia (Quince) Extracts*, Fruit Stem Cells (Malus Domestica, Solar Vitis) and BioActive 8 Berry Complex*, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Camellia Sinensis (White Tea) and Hibiscus Rosa-Sinensis Extracts*†, Phenethyl Alcohol, Vegetable Glycerin, Ethylhexylglycerin, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) and Citrus Tangerina (Tangerine) Oils*
* Certified Organic
† Fair Trade
… BLACK RIBBED TURTLENECK SWEATER! 😉
I have been searching (and searching…) online for this elusive item, this past week.
Why is a simple, basic sweater like this so hard to find?
I couldn’t even find the right style in a different color, to include a photo with this post.
So here are my must-haves for the perfect black “turtle“ 😉
- Fitted, not sloppy looking, with a fitted neck, no cowls.
- Preferably a cotton or other natural blend fabric.
- Ribbed texture throughout.
- Reasonably priced, not over $40.
- True black, not mixed colors, marled…
- Not too thick but not thin either, medium weight.
- Free or reasonable shipping charges.
If you happen to note this kind of pullover sweater online and it is at a site that ships to Canada, please let me know.
I can’t believe I am the only woman searching for a black, ribbed turtleneck right now.
And I can’t believe that I haven’t been able to find what was always considered a winter wardrobe basic, especially here in Canada. 😦
HAPPY SHOPPING AND WEEKEND!
My Holiday Gift Suggestion List for 2015 (all under $20) including links to my reviews.
A must-have DVD collection for the “Hitch” fan on your list!
One of the best books on Reiki I’ve ever read!
My all-time fav gardening book.
Fun and Easy Gardening for even the “green thumb challenged“! 😉
A Mr. Cheddar Approved Title!
Enlightening and Informative. Recipes Too!
Wonderful Pens! Mine Are Still Going Strong, Years Later! 🙂
Beautiful Eco-Friendly Stationary, with a Difference!
Yoga CAN Be For Almost Everyone!
Sooooo relaxing!!! ZZZZZzzzzz…. 😉
My Go-To Tootsie Polish! It’s Great.
♥Happy Shopping and Holidays♥
Don’t these look delish? 😉
I’m not gluten-intolerant but I know a LOT of people are.
Happy (Gluten-Free) Cooking! G
Some free knit goodies to share, this time courtesy of:
Peacefully Knitting & More,
one of my new, regular blog stops via my WP Reader.
I ♥ GOOD freebies. 😉
Some excellent designer patterns available for fall and winter! Gift ideas too.
There’s nothing like a pair of toasty slippers to warm up with at the end of cool,fall day! 😉
I just noted this new knit kit contest for these slippers today. Aren’t they cute?
Enter now though, the contest closes in 4 days. You can enter here.