December 11th, 2013
Today I want to share a site for some unique faith-based jewelry. Our website of the week is PS121 Jewelry. I had the privilege of meeting this talented artist at Canton First Monday last month. Her jewelry is absolutely gorgeous. My friend Sally-Gally and I almost bought out her entire store! Michael told me she is terrible about updating her etsy store, and once you get to her site you might be disappointed. However, I urge you to contact her if you are looking for a unique necklace for a special someone. She told us she could basically make anything you were looking for. If your loved one has a favorite gem, or if they love crosses, or angels, or other religious charms, Michael can make it for you. Don’t you love her name? I had a friend years ago named Michael, and I always thought it was the coolest name for a girl.
From PS121 Jewelry:
Michael Ann and her sons stands on the comforting promise in Psalm 121 that the Lord is their Keeper and Protector. The promise is an integral part of their everyday life and the inspiration for their jewelry. Michael Ann began PS:121 Jewelry over 20 years ago, PS:121 Jewelry has since grown into a thriving, satisfying business.
Michael Ann takes great care in carefully choosing each gem stone, pearl and crystal for its quality and uniqueness. The results are one-of-a-kind pieces you can’t find anywhere else.
I urge you to check out her store and contact her. How great would it be to give someone you love a custom piece of jewelry? And it doesn’t have to contain any religious charms, you can just get a beautiful gem if that’s what you are looking for.
December 10th, 2013
I purchased the RazorPit Razor Blade Sharpener for my husband and son for Christmas, after seeing the review of it on HGTV’s I Want That. So, technically, I haven’t used it yet. But the reviews on amazon.com are really good, and it got the endorsement of the TV show, so I just had to share. Especially if you are like me and ALWAYS struggle to come up with good gifts for men. I can find a million things for myself, but not so much for the guys!
I think this would make a great gift for the women too. I mean, we shave too! I certainly plan on using the hubby’s for my own razor blades.
As you can see from the picture above, you put a little shaving cream on the sharpener, and it sharpens the blade. Let’s face it, razor blades are RIDICULOUSLY high priced. My husband is always complaining about how often he has to replace his blades. So for $25, it’s worth it to save up to 90% on the blades. It will work on all the cartridge blades and the dual refill blades, so basically it works on any razor blade.
- RazorPit Saves You Money up to 90% on Razor Blades
- RazorPit Increases Shaves per Blade from 10 Shaves to 100 Shaves
- RazorPit features a Patented Friction Razor Sharpening and Cleaning Technology
- RazorPit Sharpener Works on All Razors and Razors Blades
- RazorPit is Made from Recyclable Materials and Reduces the Waste of Disposable Blades
December 9th, 2013
I must admit that I had a LOT of fun with this app. I’m sure it’s meant for kids, but let’s face it, we are all kids at heart. Especially at Christmas time! You can sing along without playing the piano, or play the piano at various skill levels. I just know I will get to two hands in no time! This is a fun free app! Enjoy!
From the developer:
Play along and sing along to Christmas carols on a real piano right on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch! Guaranteed to get you in the Christmas spirit, this piano includes some of the most popular Christmas carols. Every song includes sing along lyrics that highlight in time with the music making caroling easier than ever! You can also learn to play Christmas songs geared for all ages and skill levels!
December 6th, 2013
Doesn’t that picture just make your want to get to the kitchen and whip up a batch? Here’s a great recipe from Betty Crocker.
Oatmeal-Cranberry-Sour Cream Bars
- 1 pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker® oatmeal cookie mix
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
- 1 egg
- 3/4 cup sour cream
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 cup dried cranberries
- 1/2 cup coarsely chopped pecans
- Heat oven to 350°F. Line 9-inch square pan with foil, leaving 1 inch of foil extending up over sides of pan. Spray foil-lined pan with cooking spray.
- In large bowl, stir cookie mix, cinnamon, butter and egg until stiff dough forms. Reserve 1/4 of the dough. Press remaining dough in bottom of foil-lined pan. Bake 15 minutes.
- In small bowl, stir sour cream, sugar, lemon peel, vanilla and egg yolk until well blended. Stir in cranberries. Spread over crust. Stir pecans into reserved oatmeal dough; crumble over cranberry mixture.
- Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until top is light brown. Cool 30 minutes. Refrigerate 2 hours. For bars, cut into 4 rows by 4 rows. Store covered in refrigerator.
Lining the baking pan with foil eliminates sticking and makes for easy cleanup.