Candi Aromatic Infusions- Aromatic Infusions Natural Soy Candles “UpCycled” Glass

Uncorked Candles, candles with a cork


Aromatic Infusions

Mason City, IA, United States

Prices vary upon the type of item.

I love anything quirky and fun. If you know anyone who loves wine and candles, this is your place. Aromatic Infusions is not limited to candles, there are soaps and tumblers too. I came across them on my search for Soy Candles. I was burning inexpensive, even expensive candles and happened to wash a tiny part of my kitchen wall. Hours of elbow grease later, I swore off all candles that burn sooty.

The world has too much trash! UpCycled Style & Aromatic Infusions hopes to change that. An eco-friendly, green company. All of their glass work is at least 50% re-purposed glass, hence UpCycled Style. Stunning glass colors. Re-cycled shipping materials from other vendors. Their goal is to turn the planet green…one piece of trash at a time.

“Uncorked” a name so appropriate for…

View original post 209 more words

Please share to show my pupils how far a photo can go (even if you don’t want it to!)

Please share.

Not about everything

Sharing this, because it seems an interesting lesson.

I am teaching E-safety to my pupils at the moment and wanted to try a little experiment. Please share this photo and see how far it gets, I want to show my students how easily photos etc can go viral, even when you may not want them to. Share it and see how far it goes!


View original post

Os Estorninhos, Handmade Children’s Clothing

Os Estorninhos, Handmade Children’s Clothing from Portugal


The story of Os Estorninhos

After spending several years working for kids clothing companies, Maria Gil branched out on her own and started Os Estorninhos. This allowed her to be creative and design beautiful children’s clothing at reasonable prices. All of the items in her shop are handmade by her and can be changed to your liking. She is always up for a challenge.

These are a few of my favorite outfits:

Camel wool Bow dress  Girls Jacket, reversible, with hoodie - Pink or blue with small flowers  Os Estorninhos plaid dress

To see more photos of her work go to: &

Payment, shipping and contact information.

Baby Girl Outfit - Red Tunic, Fuxico red plaid butterfly on the chest, Red plaid baby diaper cover - shortsBaby Girl Outfit - Baby Girl sailor cotton dress with navy blue stars, baby diaper cover,  beret and baby booties - 4-piece setGirls lace Dress - Girls Ivory white Lace  Dress, Ivory satin ribbon flower sash with ruffled sleeves - Other sashes colors availableSALE - Girls dress - Girls floral Green dress 3T

Maria is a lovely woman to work with and I look forward to working with her again.

Here are the items she sent to me:

Os Estorninhos White DressOs Estorninhos outfits

She does wonderful detail work on each outfit and every one has been made with love.


Enhanced by Zemanta

View original post

Pet Treat Maker by Open Country (Food Dehydrator) Combo

The Pet Treat Maker by Open Country (NESCO) is a really great item for pet lovers, those who enjoy dehydrating food and saving money. Dehydrating food is easy and can be fun. It can be used in place of canning and freezing and saves so much room if you already have storage issues.Pet Food Dehydrator 1 NESCO offers this product on their website for $59.95.

This is the actual Pet Treat Maker by Open Country (NESCO). It’s super light, easy to use and even easier to clean.

5 drying trays
Recipe book with 25 homemade recipes for your pet
2 dog bone and 1 fish-shaped treat cutters
Jerky gun with 3 attachments for making jerky strips and sticks
5 packets of pet treat spice (enough to season 5 pounds of treats)

Download their Pet Treat Maker Manual

I used the Parmesan Bacon Chicken Strips recipe as a guide (page 7) on my Pet Treat Maker by Open Country’s (NESCO) Manual. It was the least intimidating recipe I could find and I had all the ingredients. I used the turkey leftovers from Christmas instead of chicken. I also tossed in Carrington Farm’s Organic Flax Hemp Blend and plain yogurt. I never follow a recipe precisely.
white dot

Makes about two dozen bacon shaped treats
Plain yogurt
Squash (also leftover)
2 tablespoons sunflower seeds, hulled, roasted
2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, dry, grated
2 tablespoons flour (can be wheat, rice, oat or barley)
2 tablespoons bacon, cooked, crumbled
white dot
I mixed the ingredients in my food processor. If I can minimize a few steps, I’m all for it. As long as the consistency is thick enough where the mixture does not fall through the vents in the bottoms of the tray, you shouldn’t have any issues with your Pet Treat Maker by Open Country (NESCO). The consistency of my treats were like frosting, making it easy to work with.
white dot
Fill up your “Jerky Gun” and let it rip. I made bacon like strips. I cleared out the kitchen table and filled up all five trays.
Pet Food Dehydrator 2

Dehydrate 3 to 5 hours in the Pet Treat Maker. When your treat is done, it should be dry, with no moisture remaining, and break easily.

Store in an airtight container. If not used within a week, refrigerate up to three weeks although excess can be frozen. I had no issues in freezing or storing these because my dog loved them and I’m a sucker for those big doggie eyes. Chance loved them and I loved the cost!
white dot
Pet Food Dehydrator 3
Enhanced by Zemanta

Themis and Thread


Owner/Designer: Owner Jesse Junko Beardslee

Mailing Address:
3624 CR 2
Hector, NY 14841

Receive Monthly Love Notes and Occasional Announcements:

You know how you go to a restaurant and if you are a regular, you have your favorite Server? Jesse, has become one of my favorite Designers. Scroll down to see some of her designs. For me, customer service interaction, just like first impressions, are lasting. Jesse sent me a Sweetheart Skirt in “Stripes” (her red organic cotton); She also gave me a terrific idea that will winterize the skirt, tights!





BOOM, By Cindy Joseph

BOOM! BY CINDY JOSEPHIf you read, watch TV, listen to radio, you have heard of Cindy Joseph. I had the opportunity to try some of Cindy’s products. What I really like about BOOM is that it’s for real people, it works, and it’s affordable. I really enjoyed reading Cindy’s story. She knew what she wanted to do and against all odds, actually did it!

Take a peek at Cindy’s BOOM Products.

It’s about women. It’s about beauty. It’s about time. It’s BOOM.Just Cindy Boom

In 1999, at the age of 49, Cindy was approached on the street by a casting agent to model for Dolce and Gabbana photographed by Steven Meisel. That ignited her modeling career with Ford Models Inc. , which continues to flourish today.

Cindy emphasizes the fact that, if given the right tools, anyone can look fantastic!

Along side her modeling career, Cindy writes a monthly blog, “Just Cindy”, for Experience Life Magazine, as well as a column in their news stand issue. She brings a new voice to the magazine, with a fresh and provocative perspective.

NESCO/American Harvest BDM-100 Bread Maker

nesco small kitchen appliancesMake “Homemade Bread” without all the work. Just add the ingredients and let the Nesco®/American Harvest® Bread Maker do all the work. I make at least four loaves a week.


This sleek looking bread maker makes baking fresh bread stress-free and the aroma is incredible. The buttons were large, the recipes were easy, everything is done in their Teflon coated loaf pan, which makes for easy cleaning!

12 Program Automatic Bread Maker
Item Number: BDM-100

12 Program Automatic Bread Maker    NESCO's Bread Maker  NESCO's 12 Program Automatic Bread Maker

Since I have oodles of  time to kill now that I painstakingly wrapped each Christmas gift as it were a Faberge’ Egg, what a perfect time to make Swiss Cheese bread and try my pajama jeans! 😉

I ran out and got all the ingredients for my bread making experience. After I unloaded the bags on the counters and prepared the ingredients right in the loaf pan, bells started ringing and I heard the mixer churning.  I woke up in the middle of the night and checked on my Swiss Cheese Bread. Apparently, I used 1/4 cup of water vs. the required 1 1/4 cup of water…

Determined not to give up, and frustrated with myself, I made a loaf of white bread and tossed in some shredded Mozzarella. After the whirring stopped, it baked for a little over two hours and came out steaming hot and delicious.

Good luck!

Enhanced by Zemanta