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Saturday, January 9, 2010


Guess what I was just gifted?  Some style!  Yep, that's right STYLE!  It's a course being offered from Elsie Flannigan and Leigh-Ann Keffer called "Style School".  As described from their site: There are a total of 30 projects in the class that focus on style in the following areas; Art/Craft, Wardrobe, Home Decor and Life. There is also a Style File binder project that begins as soon as you register (it's the most fun 'homework' ever) and lasts throughout the entire class. It's full of fun assignments to help discover and develop your unique personal style!

Here's their link: Style School Details

I can't tell you how excited I am to be as my son put it, "Gettin' my edumacation on". 

Here's something clever that I came across on Corie's blog, Creations by Corie:

You can buy 1,000 at the Dollar Tree for almost nothing... even the large ones!

  • Cover bowls or dishes when cooking in the microwave. Coffee filters make excellent covers.
  • Clean windows, mirrors, and chrome.... Coffee filters are lint-free so they'll leave windows sparkling.
  • Protect China by separating your good dishes with a coffee filter between each dish.
  • Filter broken cork from wine. If you break the cork when opening a wine bottle, filter the wine through a coffee filter.
  • Protect a cast-iron skillet. Place a coffee filter in the skillet to absorb moisture and prevent rust.
  • Apply shoe polish.. Ball up a lint-free coffee filter.
  • Recycle frying oil. After frying, strain oil through a sieve lined with a coffee filter.
  • Weigh chopped foods. Place chopped ingredients in a coffee filter on a kitchen scale.
  • Hold tacos. Coffee filters make convenient wrappers for messy foods.
  • Stop the soil from leaking out of a plant pot. Line a plant pot with a coffee filter to prevent the soil from going through the drainage holes.
  • Prevent a Popsicle from dripping. Poke one or two holes as needed in a coffee filter.
  • Do you think we used expensive strips to wax eyebrows? Use strips of coffee filters.
  • Put a few in a plate and put your fried bacon, French fries, chicken fingers, etc on them. It soaks out all the grease.
  • Keep in the bathroom. They make great "razor nick fixers."
  • As a sewing backing. Use a filter as an easy-to-tear backing for embroidering or appliqueing soft fabrics.
  • Put baking soda into a coffee filter and insert into shoes or a closet to absorb or prevent odors.
  • Use them to strain soup stock and to tie fresh herbs in to put in soups and stews.
  • Use a coffee filter to prevent spilling when you add fluids to your car.
  • Use them as a spoon rest while cooking and clean up small counter spills.
  • Can use to hold dry ingredients when baking or when cutting a piece of fruit or veggies.. Saves on having extra bowls to wash.
  • Use them to wrap Christmas ornaments for storage.
  • Use them to remove fingernail polish when out of cotton balls.
  • Use them to sprout seeds. Simply dampen the coffee filter, place seeds inside, fold it and place it into a plastic baggie until they sprout.
  • Use coffee filters as blotting paper for pressed flowers. Place the flowers between two coffee filters and put the coffee filters in phone book...
  • Use as a disposable "snack bowl" for popcorn, chips, etc.
  • My addition to this list is to use them as a tidy tray while crafting with embossing powder or glitter.  :-)

I am off to get on in my day.  I have laundry ready to hang on the racks, potatoes in the wood stove, and an anxious little girl that wants to go for a walk in our woods.

I hope you've been blessed like I have!

*PHOTO DETAILS: This snapshot was of me and my son and daughter taken over the summer.  You can see the back of my head.  Alex lives in Alaska and they hadn't seen eachother since we moved to Oregon.  She was playing shy.

Sharing a verse:
"Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver." II Corinthians 9:7


Tanis said...

How super fun for you!!!
What great looking kids you've got :)

Doris said...

I'm adding coffee filters to my next shopping list--thanks for the ideas!