Friday, September 27, 2013

Halloween is coming....

I'm really amazed at how time is just flying by... or maybe it's just things are available so much sooner now than they were just a few years ago.  One of my neighbors has halloween lights up around their house and on my morning walk I notice that more and more people have Halloween decorations up rather than the standard "fall" decorations. (And don't even get me started on the K-Mart Christmas commercial).  Walking home the other night I passed a house that was decorated with Giant spiders and webs.  The first thing that caught my eye was the ghost hanging from the big tree out front, I turned my head to the left and OMG Spiders!

I've been selling Avon for a few months now and am pleasantly surprised at the adorable Halloween items that they have

Singing and Dancing Witch’s Hat
Item#  096-994

 Reg. $24.99
Sale $19.99
Intro Special - SAVE 20%! Wear and scare! Push the side button and the hat plays a creepy tune and moves to the music. 13" H x 13 1/2" diam. Uses 3 AA batteries (not included). Polyester. Imported.

Halloween Bowl

Item# 097-842
Large Halloween-decorated bowl perfect for holding all that candy. 4 1/2" H x 9 1/2" diam. Plastic. Hand wash. Imported.

Halloween Glam Apron

A festive look for the Halloween party. The cat’s eyes light up at the push of a button. 34" W x 30 3/4" L. Button-cell battery included. Polyester. Spot clean. Imported

Light-Up Pumpkin Bag
Item#  096-975
Reg. $9.99
Sale $4.99
Intro Special - SAVE 50%!

Spooky Pathway Markers

Item # 097-015

Light the path to your doorstep with three little ghosts on stakes. Each, 18" H x 4 1/2" W. Uses 3 AAA batteries (not included). Plastic, polyester. Imported.

There are plenty more items available including Halloween themed jewelry and nail polish to name a few.

**There seems there was an issue with the Avon link.  I fixed it.  Also, there are some very cute Christmas items in the new outlet :)

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

9/11 the memories remain

This is my story of that day.

I can't forget what happened.  Every minute is etched into my soul.

I will never forget.  I can never forget.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Garlic rosemary potato chips

Today turned out to be a rainy, pretty generally yucky Labor Day. Total bummer. On the flip side I spent most of the day in my PJ's flipping through Pinterest, folding the laundry I finished yesterday and relaxing before the workweek actually begins. 

I had taken a few potatoes out of the pantry earlier and scrubbed them then went about my business and kind of forgot why I had taken them out in the first place. 

Dinner time rolled around and I knew I had ground beef in the fridge and then I remembered about the potatoes and I thought I'd try a different variation of something I had wanted to try for a while. 

Grilled potatoes on my Foreman grill 

So I took 3 small-medium Idaho potatoes and sliced them evenly. Not too thick but not paper thin either and soaked them in about 3 cups of cold water with about 1/4 tsp sea salt added to the water and let them sit for about half an hour, drained them and let them dry. 

Once the potatoes were dried off I tossed them in a bowl with 1Tbs canola oil, about 1/2 tsp sea salt and good sprinkling of both rosemary and garlic powder (NOT garlic salt!). 

I heated the grill and then carefully laid the slices evenly and not overlapping at all on the grill. Closed it and left or for about 10 minutes. Carefully flipped the potatoes and went about making the rest of dinner. About 15 minutes later the smell of rosemary and potato was happily mingling in my kitchen.  

While I was hoping for something closer to a roasted potato what I ended up with was more potato chip like well seasoned Not fried delicious potato chips. The pieces that were a little thicker were crispy on the outside while staying soft and fry like on the inside. 

So delicious and so incredibly easy. 

Happy Labor Day!!

Well... looks like any BBQ potential has been squashed with this rainy weather today... but I shall not be deterred!  I have plenty to get done before the workweek actually begins for me.

Everyone have a safe and happy Labor Day :)