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Monday, March 25, 2013

Hoppy Easter!

I can't believe it's almost Easter!  I also cannot believe it's spring!  You wouldn't know it by looking out my window right now!  It seems the snow will never stop!

Pretty Easter images from Pinterest
 Pinterest is so inspiring~!  There are inspirational quotes, gorgeous home decor, yummy food ideas, and more!

Sweet bunnies
 I thought I'd add a bit of spring to my blog since I can't seem to find it outside!

Pinterest makes me think I can do crafts  
 So here's to spring, hopefully we will hear birds chirping soon!

Hoppy Easter!


Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Vintage Percolators for Sale!

Retro Corning Green Medallion Percolator
Well gosh-darn-it!  I have several of these very cool Corning Ware vintage percolators.  I even gave one to my mother-in-law, and she loves it and uses it everyday!

Fresh stove top coffee!
 I guess there was a recall on them, I think it's because of an issue with the handle coming off?  Anyways, I had some listed on Etsy awhile back and they made me take them down due to the recall (that's how I found out about it).

I just recently posted them on Ebay, and was getting bids of them.  I actually sold one with the buy-it-now option, but today Ebay pulled the rest of them off the site.  Boo-hoo!

Classic Cornflower Blue
 So I thought I'd tell my blogger friends about them, in case anyone wants one! I'm selling them cheap cheap cheap just to get rid of them at this point!  I would not sell them if I thought there was a hazard, like I said, my mother-in-law uses hers everyday!  Come to think of it, I haven't talked to her in a couple of days (just kidding).

They range in sizes from 6 cup to 10 cup.  I also have a cute Spice of Life one that has part of the metal insert, but not the lid to the metal insert.

Take care!


Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Quinoa and Veggie Salad

Jen's Quinoa and Veggie Salad

Here's another one of my recipes I made up just using things I had in the refrigerator!

Start by rinsing 1 cup of quinoa (in a fine strainer), add that to 2 cups of water in a pan and bring to boil, then cover and simmer for about 15 minutes or so.

While that's cooking just go through your refrigerator, find things that you love and will make a colorful and yummy salad!

I used (these are all raw):
yellow bell pepper
red onion
green onion
chick peas (I used canned)

I diced everything pretty small and uniform in size.  You can let the quinoa cool and toss it all together, but I was too hungry, so I just used the warm quinoa topped with veggies, added some salt & pepper, and just a little balsamic vinegar and olive oil.

The perfect lunch!

Try it-you'll like it!


Friday, March 1, 2013

Old Books

As you may know, I have a passion for antiques and vintage!  I have my own personal (and quite large) collection of old books.  I especially love old history books!  I not only love reading old books, I love the look and the smell (yes the smell) of old books!

Today I sold a 1936 novel titled "Yang and Yin". I really did not know anything about the book, except that it was red and I loved the title!

It turns out to be more interesting than I thought!  My customer, Susan, told me that her Mom actually referenced this book in her diary back in the 1930's.

Wait, it gets even more interesting!  The diary by Joan Wehlen Morrison was turned into a book and edited by her daughter, Susan Signe Morrison!  The book is available for purchase, so be sure to check out my link for more information!

Home Front Girl 

Yes, one of the reasons I have my Etsy shops is to make money, of course, but it goes deeper than that.  At least once a week I hear a story from one of my customers about why they have purchased a certain item.  Often I hear from my customers that the item brings back special memories from their childhood.  I love that!

Follow your passion...and Happy March!