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?