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Facebook tutorial 0010 – a frie...

Facebook tutorial 0010 – a friend’s account has been cloned (cloning vs hacked)
When you get a friend request from someone who’s already one of your Facebook friends, it’s most likely a cloned account.  This is not the same as their account being hacked.  Hacked generally means someone was able to glean the login credentials & can take over the account & make posts & add photos to the hacked accou [...]

What’s all this talk about matc...

What’s all this talk about matcha???
Here’s a nice article from Bon Appetit about matcha.  Steeped Tea carries many flavored matchas including peppermint, strawberry, pineapple, mocha matcha, lemonatcha matcha & my favorite, melon ball matcha.    

All About Steeped Tea!!!

All About Steeped Tea!!!
I’m thinking many of you have never heard of Steeped Tea. Well I hadn’t either, until about a year ago. It’s a fairly new company (founded in 2006) and even newer to the U.S. market that markets premium loose leaf tea. I used to be an avid Teavana customer. But after finding Steeped Tea, I started reading the ingredient lis [...]

Is all the poli-talk getting you down...

Is all the poli-talk getting you down?  Need a laugh or five?
All this election turmoil reminds me so much of 2004. For a few years, I had been heavily involved in a coffee lovers forum.  I mean, I not only ground my own coffee beans, I bought green beans & roasted them myself. And yet many long time regulars of the forum (message board) were at each others’ throats over the candidates. Even t [...]

Zoodle lasagne

Zoodle lasagne
Inspired by this recipe, I made zoodle lasagne for tonight’s dinner.  However as usual, I didn’t follow the recipe exactly & made it my own.  I didn’t make them “roll ups” but simply layered the zoodles like you would regular lasagne noodles.  I omitted the basil from the ricotta mixture, since my husband doe [...]

Steeped Tea BOGO sale on seasonal tea...

Steeped Tea BOGO sale on seasonal teas
Starting tomorrow (7/27/16) and going through 7/31/16, Steeped Tea has a BOGO (buy one, get one free) sale on the teas they will be vaulting.  Vaulted teas are seasonal teas that “go into the vault” at the end of the season.  Some never return but some return the next season.  SO…if you love any of the teas being vaulted, no [...]

Mother’s Birthday Luncheon 2016

Mother’s Birthday Luncheon 2016
I know most of you already know this, but for those of you who don’t, my mother passed away two months shy of her 95th birthday.  In order to not be sad on that day, I decided to keep myself busy by hosting a girls lunch.  I did it up all girly, used my wedding china, good silver & crystal.  I then decided to make it an annual event [...]

Mother’s birthday luncheon 2015

Mother’s birthday luncheon 2015
I’m only about seven months late in posting this, but I guess better late than never, eh?  As some of you may already know, my mother passed away two months shy of her 95th birthday in 2012.  In an effort to not focus on being sad that day, I decided to have a girls luncheon to celebrate the day and decided to make it an annual event.  [...]

Nifty Fifties Birthday Card

Nifty Fifties Birthday Card
  This is a birthday card for my sister.  The plaid card base is digital paper from Carina Gardner.  The font on the front & all the cuts are from the Cricut Nifty Fifties cartridge.  The font on the inside is Old 54 Regular.  My sister, who was a teenager in the ’50’s really, really liked it.    

Diamonds may be a girls best friend, ...

Diamonds may be a girls best friend, but Mincs are pretty fun too!
I’ve been making my own cards, on my computer, for over 20 years.  But I’m relatively new to the crafting/scrapbooking/hybrid world, having discovered it in early 2012.  So new to me was the Minc.  There is an Anna Griffin branded version (6 inches) of the Minc as well as a Heidi Swapp branded version (12 inches).  What a neat too [...]