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Old 01-23-2015, 02:48 PM   #22161
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We're getting a new shower installed! I'm so excited! It's from Bath Fitters, all one piece and very low maintenance. The whole operation seems very professional. Beagle is a bit consternated though.
It's so much fun to get something new Dawg!

I'm sitting here in our little computer/TV room enjoying our new fireplace that arrived at the door an hour ago. Fake though it is, it will give us a realistic feel, and heat only if we want it. Next Christmas our little fake tree will look adorable on the top, without the heat of course. The thing practically matches the wall color, and the dancing flames are so realistic.

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Old 01-23-2015, 03:02 PM   #22162
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Been playin' out in my studio with Sally and Bella. Got a wild hair that caused me to want to try my hand at making tee shirt scarves. Had lots of fun and ended up with 3 really neat ones. Two will go to Glenn's son's wife and another will go to one of the "thinks she's grown up" granddaughters who just turned 11.

I'll take some photos and share.
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Old 01-23-2015, 04:50 PM   #22163
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Scarves are all done and really fun and easy to make.

The purple one and one of the blue-and-gold/yellow ones are a looped version. The other blue-and-gold/yellow one is done in strips infinity-style. They only took about 15 minutes each to make and I bought the tee shirts at an area thrift store for a dollar each.

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Old 01-23-2015, 04:52 PM   #22164
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Super cute, Katie!
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Old 01-23-2015, 05:32 PM   #22165
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I love printed recipes, I will sometimes copy the pages of my books, not to mess with a book when cooking, these are very handy for printed recipes Amazon.com: Architec Recipe Rock: Recipe Holders: Kitchen & Dining
Breadtopia sells them for $9.99
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Old 01-23-2015, 05:47 PM   #22166
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I love printed recipes, I will sometimes copy the pages of my books, not to mess with a book when cooking, these are very handy for printed recipes Amazon.com: Architec Recipe Rock: Recipe Holders: Kitchen & Dining
Breadtopia sells them for $9.99
To not mess up a book, if I am cooking a recipe from it, I simply cover the opened pages with a piece of thin, transparent hard plastic.
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Old 01-23-2015, 06:09 PM   #22167
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To not mess up a book, if I am cooking a recipe from it, I simply cover the opened pages with a piece of thin, transparent hard plastic.
I have a Perspex or plastic stand that holds the book up at a slant and protects the pages from mess - similar to this.


Acrylic Cookbook Stand in books and book stands at Lakeland


I've had it for about 30 years so I don't think I bought it from Lakeland. useful though - the book doesn't take up so much room.


Off to bed now. I've had a few late nights this week so I'm having an early one tonight - 11pm. Night-night, all.
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I have a cookbook stand also, but the boks are always trying to close so I clip them open and if I mix something and it splatters it is at risk of getting dirty. It seems much easier to copy the page in the machine and put it in my binder, then if I need it I pull it out, put it in the recipe rock {I have 3 of them since sometimes I will cook a bunch of stuff at once} and then just put it back... After I get a bunch of them I run then through the laminater. I actually havent added many recipes lately. I will also sometimes use the ipod, it has its own stand built in...
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Old 01-23-2015, 09:18 PM   #22169
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That's a nice little faux fireplace, Kay. I love the look of fireplaces, whether they are real or not. Some places around my neighborhood have fireplaces, I don't and there are some times I wish I did.

Dawg, I hope all goes well with your new shower! I've been wanting to re-do my master bath for a year or two now, but I'm still not quite ready to commit.

C42, if I want a recipe from one of my older cookbooks that don't want to lay flat , I do the same as you and try to copy it on my printer. If it's something I know I'll want for years and it can't be found online, I re-type it and put it in a plastic sleeve. I'm lazy though, so I don't want to do that very often.
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Old 01-23-2015, 09:31 PM   #22170
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Can't recall where I heard this hint: whether it's a single sheet or book, set your clear glass 9" x 12" (approx.) casserole dish on the recipe. Maybe not if the recipe is for something that's cooked in that dish . . .
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