Here we are at the end of another year, making this the last Friday 5+1 of 2017! I have to tell you, writing this series has made me pay closer attention to things that catch my eye (or drive me crazy). Overall, I think it’s been a good thing, as I’ve learned and discovered a lot myself in doing them. Besides, looking for fun, cool and interesting things is a nice hobby, right? If you ever come across something that catches your eye and you think is worthy of a share, I’d love to hear about it! This post contains some affiliate links.
I’m already a fan of the Zipwall, and have used it in my own home when painting my kitchen cabinets, and on job sites while doing customer spray cabinet jobs. They’re a great product, and excellent for containing overspray, or even drywall dust while construction work is being done. The Ziprunner serves as a great flooring protection when painting, as it prevents spills from seeping through to the carpet/floor underneath. But you can also throw it in your car and utilize it as an extra protection barrier. This would have come in exceedingly handy when my son drove my car, and primer spilled in the back. Adding to my supply list…
The title of this book basically says it all. I gave Sh*t My Dad Says to my husband for Christmas (but not without first reading portions of it myself and laughing out loud in the process). I remember reading about the Twitter feed that preceded this book (where a guy basically just tweeted out sh*t his dad said), but just discovered the book at the bookstore. If you’re not easily offended by swear words, and appreciate dad-humor, you’ll love this book as much as I do.
A sample: “Pick your furniture like you pick a wife; it should make you feel comfortable and look nice, but not so nice that if someone walks past it they want to steal it.”
I have loved the Luminara flameless candles since the moment I discovered them because they look so real, but they are in fact, flameless. I first spotted one in a local shop, under a cloche, and for a second I thought to myself, “That can’t be safe, having a candle under a glass dome.” They look that real.
Given that birch wrapped items are all the rage, I couldn’t help but share the Luminara Birch Candles, after spotting them in a store.
One of my girlfriends in my monthly bunco group had Famous Dave’s cornbread when it was her turn to host back in November. This cornbread is the bomb! A nice change from my usual Jiffy brand cornbread (I still love you Jiffy), but this cornbread is moist (I hate that word, so you know it must be good if I’m putting it in print) and hearty. We had it the other night with some chili – good stuff!
My friend Cyndy at The Creativity Exchange shared this flu remedy, and I went out and bought it since the Man Flu hit our house. Oscillococcinum supposed to act as an over-the-counter version of Tamiflu, so I have the family sized version in our medicine cabinet as an insurance policy. After having the flu a few years ago, I don’t want to mess with it again.
My +1 for the week – Forgetting about Christmas presents that I purchased
It’s official. I’ve turned into my mother. I never understood how she could forget about Christmas presents that she had hidden around the house, only to whip them out after the festivities were over, or sometimes, telling us that she knew she had another gift, but couldn’t remember where it was. I don’t even stash my gifts all over the house, so I have no excuse for forgetting where I put things. I just stuffed them away… and forgot. I did buy them early in my gift buying process, if that helps explain my plight.
Have an awesome Friday and a safe holiday weekend!