Sunday, January 18, 2009

PB poisoning? GReat Deal and a DIY........

Well, these are headed for the trash!

Did you know there was a Recall on these crackers?
I didn't until today, when I finally got around to reading the newspaper.

There is a possibility that these crackers have tainted peanut butter in the filling. Did you notice how mine have 50% MORE filling? Geez, what a way to go............ poisoned peanut butter. Killed off by cheese crackers.

Now, isn't this the cutest little flicker light? There is a snowflake on the front; which means its perfect for this time of year. The bottom is blue so nope, its not so Christmasy- just wintery( or is that wintry?). :)

You know what makes it even better?

The Dollar Zone has them marked 75% off ( along with other Christmas stuff). so that means...... yes, you got it!! I paid just 25 cents for this cute little flickering snowflake light.

What a great deal!!

Do you like those reed diffusers?
And don't want to spend the money on them?
Here are some basic directions for making your own..........

What you need:
- 1 small jar or bottle (simple ones can be purchased from supermarkets or craft stores) OR what about a small old prim bottle? hmmm.... I wonder if we could use a MASON JAR? Where is Char ( the mason jar diva)? :)
- Reed sticks will work best, you can purchase them at candle or gift stores OR Thin bamboo skewer sticks will also work (supermarkets sell them for around $3 for a packet of 100). I found mine at Big Lots for $1.00.
- Carrier oil: Don't let this freak you out. lol You can use sweet almond oil (or substitute with extra virgin olive oil , grapeseed oil or canola oil).
- Scent oil /essantial oil
-OPTIONAL-Ribbon, homespun, rusty star,vintage pic or hang tag

Blend the scent oil and carrier oil together.
For every 1ml of your scent oil, blend with 10ml of the carrier oil. For a stronger scent, pour 6ml of carrier oil instead. Swirl the blend together in the bottle and let it sit for an hour.
*If you're using bamboo skewers, cut off both ends and make sure half of the stick appears above the bottle.
Have 10-12 sticks in the bottle and let it sit for a few hours for the scent to climb up.
Take a piece of ribbon ( or homespun) and tie around the bottle .
You can add a hang tag or rusty star if you want. OR attach a vintage pic to the front of the jar. :)

Thats it! You are all done!!

*Add more scent oils to make the blend stronger or add more carrier oil to make the blend weaker. Flip the sticks around every 2-3 days. Replace the sticks every 3-4 weeks.

I made a BIG pot of potato soup and served it with shredded cheddar and french bread.
We spent this evening watching old Clint Eastwood movies(westerns).

What did you do?


  1. We are watching the Steeler game and we had pot roast today.

    My daughter told me she threw out the cheese crackers she had...Samantha love them. I did have to laugh when I read done in by cheese crackers.lol
    Have a great evening,

  2. I love the radio idea. That is great. I will check my crackers tomorrow. I did know about the recall but haven't checked mine yet. Thanks for the reminder. I love your blog!

  3. Funny, I made a big pot of Potato Soup too. Some grated cheese and bacon bits on top and some little oyster crackers. Yum, yum.

  4. Great job on the speaker! I gave up on trying to hide ours at this point. I don't know that I could find an old radio that wouldn't cost a fortune around here and that it would fit in. Wonder if Jer could build some sort of box? It would still have to have an opening in the front but what if it were something cool and Prim like a star? Good luck getting him to do it, though! LOL

    I'll have to let my grandparents know about those crackers because my Pap eats peanut butter crackers just about every day for a snack! Eek!

    Oh, I didn't get a anything done this weekend...:( I was sick on Saturday and busy yesterday trying to catch up! LOL

    Have a great day!

  5. I think your speaker/radio was a great idea...it looks wonderful!!

  6. Great idea on the speaker!!

    I made a great pot of soup, did some blogging and organizing and reading and relaxing!

    Have a great Monday!

  7. Great idea with the radio. The recipe for the reed difusser is a keeper. I'll have to check out Dollar Zone for the snowflake light. Thanks for the tip.

    Made beef stew and watched football (unfortunately) due to the TV being taken over.

    I plan on spending my last day off working on a snowman craft!

  8. Love what you did with the radio!You are so crafty! thanks for sharing and have a blessed day!

  9. What a great idea to cover up the speaker...very clever! Hope you're having a great day!

  10. What a wonderful idea to cover a woofer! I think I just may need to keep an eye out for one to cover mine!

    Have a wonderful day!

  11. Love the radio redo! What a great idea! I had to chuckle at the "killed off my cheese crackers!" Thanks for the heads up!

  12. Yep, I too heard about the PB recall. So glad your keeping busy you need to send that energy over to me! Looks like your having a chilly one today...1 degree! Stay warm! :)

  13. I just bought a few of those reed air fresheners today! I'll have to remember this when it's time to replace the oil!