Friday, July 29, 2011

Friday Favorites #1

Sharing some of my favorites seems to be a good way to wind down the week, right?  I totally stole this idea from fifty-hundred (my 5 year old's favorite number) other bloggers, but who doesn't like to see some favorites?  Plus, it gives me a chance to feature great ideas, which I don't do often enough!

So here they are....
#1:  Wall of Vintage Pie Plates ~ doesn't this just look cool?  I don't have a single vintage pie plate, let alone the amount needed to necessitate a wall.....but I think I'm going to start keeping my eye out for some!  This picture is originally from Martha Stewart, but I saw it over at Cozy.Cottage.Cute., where Sarah was lucky enough to score some pie plates!  Check her blog out, it's exactly what the title says, no false advertising there!

#2:  Paper Towel Cubby ~ From Southern Living, but originally found on Annie's Pinterest, I looove this idea.  It went directly onto my Pinterest's Dream Kitchen board.  Currently I don't have enough drawer space as it is, but eventually (years from now) when I have storage out the wazoo, I want to do this.

#3:  Speaking of Annie of Arlington Mama, she made an amazing growth chart (inspired by mine here).  I am loving it, especially the numbers!  She was smart enough to copy down heights the had marked on a doorframe and just transferred them over to the new chart.  Do yourself a favor and check out her blog ~ it's another great one!  (Another recent project of her's I love is the shower curtain she dyed!)

Oh, and speaking of my growth chart, it just made the Top 10 over at The DIY Club!  So exciting!!

#4:  Cookie Dough Brownies ~ need I say more?  Probably not, but I will.  I made these brownies to take on vacation and they were super yummy!  Super sweet too, so best with a cold glass of milk or if you are me, iced coffee.  Thanks, Chef in Training!  (I think after this recipe, you have officially passed the training!)

#5:  Fall Pillow ~ During the heat wave we've been having, I've been thinking ahead to the cooler temps of Fall....doesn't this pillow just take you there?  I think I originally saw it on Pinterest, but it's originally from Cluck Cluck Sew, back in 2009!  (One of the many reasons I love Pinterest....I never would have found this pillow without it!)

And now for a few plugs...

#1:  Attention All Coffee Lovers!  :)  As you know, our Just Love Coffee Adoption Fundraiser is underway!  Just Love is an incredible company that sells Fair Trade coffee to help orphans world wide.  There are many varieties of coffee available that you are able to purchase in ground, whole bean, or even green bean if you like to roast your own.  This specialty coffee is not even roasted until the order is received, so you know it is SUPER FRESH when it arrives!!  We received our first shipment yesterday (we tried the African Skies variety) and I could smell the deliciousness as soon as I opened my joke!  Also, I wanted to mention that if you have become wary about drinking decaf, hearing about the chemicals used in the decaffeination (if that is a word) process, Just Love offers organic decaffeinated coffee that uses a water-based process, so no chemicals.

***Anyway....... TODAY ONLY, there is a CHRISTMAS IN JULY SPECIAL at Just Love!  If you buy any 3 13oz bags of coffee, the Roastmaster will throw in another bag of his choice when your order is shipped.  Being fair trade specialty coffee and a fundraiser, the coffee is more expensive than the Folgers or Maxwell House you buy in a grocery store, but 4 for the price of 3 is a great deal!  (And it's never too early to start stocking up on gifts for the holidays!!)***

As a reminder, we need to raise between $25-35K for our Ethiopian adoption, and we get $5 per bag of coffee sold!  We are thankful to Just Love for this opportunity!  Feel free to spread the word to all your coffee-lovin' friends!  I have also added a PayPal donation button to the sidebar if you would like to donate in that way (PayPal does take out a very small fee).  I would never want anyone to feel pressured to buy coffee or donate, but I just want to let you know that these options are available if you feel led to do so!

#2:  Swagbucks ~ Today (and every Friday) is MegaSwagBucks Day, where there are larger than normal amounts of Swagbucks to be found by using the search engine!  Even more exciting, this coming Monday, 8/1, will be a Swag Code Extravaganza, meaning multiple Swag Codes can be found throughout the day.  If you have never heard of SwagBucks, it's a great way to earn FREE prizes (my favorite are the Amazon gift cards) through doing things like using SwagBucks as a search engine, finding codes, daily polls, completing surveys, etc.  Lots of ways to earn bucks to get prizes!  I save the Amazon gift cards I earn and use them around Christmas time ~ last year it really helped cut back on my Christmas spending!

Have a great weekend, everyone!  If you were featured, feel free to grab a button!


PC said...

Great idea and good ideas! Thanks for sharing!

Chef in Training said...

thanks for the feature :) Love your blog!

Tanya said...

I love Friday Favorites! When I'm back up and blogging again I too made a growth chart inspired by you. I'll make sure to let you know when I post it. Happy Friday to you.

Sonya Chisenhall said...

love the dyed shower curtain. when i move my bathroom colors are changing so i might be able to get away with dyeing my shower curtain a different color to save money!

Heather Ramirez said...

I have that autumn pillow pinned on my Pinterest as well!! I love it!

Annie said...

Thanks for featuring my growth chart, Angie! You're too kind! Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, right. Hehe. I love Friday faves, too. Can't get enough of them. :)

Roeshel said...

Great features - can't wait to visit for more information.

Anyway, I was going to buy some coffee but I like that you have the donate button instead. Wishing you the best of luck. Happy for you! ((hug!))


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