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Thursday, April 6, 2017

This week, Hollar, and cooking

Hello everyone
This week was not normal.  My husband was out of town for part of it and I was slowed down by mild cold.  I'm all better and husband is home now ❤
I made a list at the first of the week and I've gotten some of it done but some will keep waiting.

I had time to sew and I finished the Easter table runner.  



It was sewn 100% with  fabric and supplies on hand.  I even made the bias binding for the edge.  
It's all very scrappy but I like it.  

For the backing, I used some green clover fabric.  Now when March rolls around again,  I'll use the green side up and then as Easter gets closer, I'll flip it over the pink side. 



Have you seen any ads for Hollar.com?
I had a $5 off code from them and everyone gets free shipping on their first order of $15.
I wanted some extra scissors so I spent awhile browsing on their site.  They have quite an assortment and most of the prices are quite low.  Some things do have to be bought in multiples.


My order arrived in 1 week in this bright orange box.  
My total spent was $10 and below is exactly what I got as it came out of the box. 



The scissor quality seems very good.   The eye shadow brush is just the size I was wanting.  

These scrubbers look like they will scrub just fine and they are so sparkly with gold colored threads woven in. 




I ordered this broom and dustpan for grandchildren to sweep with when I am really sweeping.  It's quite a bit smaller than I was expecting but I think grands will still enjoy it. 

My review of Hollar is 👍🏻 Thumbs Up.  I will order again from them in the future.  

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My favorite local  thrift store is having a closing down sale.  I'm sad they are closing but I did like their 50% off sale.  I got assorted children's clothes and toys, as well as one book and a wagon that is really good quality.  


I didn't cook much over the last week but some of children did.  My son used my grandparents bread recipe and made cinnamon rolls- filled with and topped with bacon.  😱
He cooks a lot but this was his first time to make yeast breads solo. 

My daughter baked a Batman  inside the cake birthday cake for sweet JJ.  


Have a Good Friday and weekend everyone. 



29 comments:

  1. That table runner is simply adorable! (And so is JJ!)

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  2. Cute table runner! Clever to use St. Pats day fabric for the other side. How do your daughter make the batman inside the cake? Pretty neat! JJ is a sweetie. My grandson was into Batman too, when he was four. Never heard of Hollar. Thanks for the heads up!

    Hugs
    Jane

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    1. thank you Jane. Ill ask Nina to write out a description of how she made the cake, Ive never done anything like that.
      I do like Hollar

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  3. Very clever and cute, don't you just love using up scraps and making do and then coming up with something wonderful!

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    1. thank you, and yes I do like turning scraps into usefull things.
      I have a lot of fabric and awhile back, I felt a need to downsize it. My husband didn't think it was a good idea, he said he has seen me many times sew up something without ever going to a store. He knows I like to do that and I'm glad he doesn't mind my very full craft room.

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  4. Great idea on the reversible table runner!
    Love the cake!!!
    Have a lovely weekend

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  5. Love that Batman cake- what a great idea. I need to shop Hollar you certainly got some great deals! Have a great day!

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    1. Vickie, thank you. I really like the stuff I got from Hollar. I hope you find good deals there too.

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  6. What a cute batman cake! I'm sure JJ was thrilled with it. Never heard of Hollar. Love your runner! Hope you are feeling better now.

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    1. Yes, Melanie, JJ was thrilled with his cake. He is a fun little guy.
      I am feeling better. I usually catch these colds from a grand but I don't think I got this one from any of them, not this time anyway.....

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  7. I just discovered Hollar, too! I had a $5 off promo code for my first order. I do Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes, and I ordered a bunch of little cosmetic purses for $1.00 each to put in the older girls' boxes. I'll put a piece of jewelry, socks, or other small treasures in them. Or maybe school supplies. I figured the girls would like a cute little zippered bag. I bought some more expensive cosmetic bags for gifts and for myself. The prices were really good. Another site I recently discovered is Jet.com. They have everything, and some great prices on a lot of their stuff.

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    1. Hello Joyce, I'm glad you like Hollar too. I won't be ordering from them every month but they do have lots of good deals, don't they?

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  8. Rhonda I absolutely LOVE the table runner. That is really clever backing it for St. Patty's day. I'll also have to check out Hollar. I've never heard of it before.

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    1. Thank you. I'm enjoying the table runner for Easter and I know come March, Ill like that side too. I was truly just using stuff I already had.
      hope you find some things on Hollar you like too.

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  9. Rhonda,
    You are so very talented!
    That runner is beautiful.
    Have a lovely weekend!

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    1. thank you Billie Jo, I don't think I'm all that talented, I just do stuff

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  10. It looks like a great week! I have a thrift store I just love visiting but they are getting higher and higher on their prices. I still wander in about every two or three months just to look about and almost always find something that is worth the stop in. I know you'll miss your thrift store.
    The bacon rolls looks good! And as you know, I don't eat bacon...I find turkey bacon doesn't really translate well as a substitute for a lot of the recipes that call for bacon. It's good for sandwiches and breakfast and that's about it.

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    1. I've tried turkey bacon several times and really tried to like it but its just not that good, is it? I can easily live without bacon but that son Bobby is quite the Bacon Fan, as you can tell.
      My town has other thrift stores I can shop at, and a new Goodwill is just a couple miles from us, but I really like my favorite one and really will miss it.

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  11. Your Easter table runner is so pretty! ( love the dual use )
    Sounds like some great shopping!

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  12. You did such a food job on that table runner! What great deals from Hollar and that birthday cake is amazing!

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    1. Thank you Debbie, my daughter is rather amazing, isn't she?

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  13. Everything's better with bacon, but I hadn't considered cinnamon rolls. That does seem like a "guy" recipe, though, and I'm sure my guys would love them.
    I love the table runner, especially since it's scrappy.
    Look at JJ! He's looking so grown up.

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    1. Yes, I am sure all your guys would like the bacon cinnamon rolls. Bobby thinks most everything is better with bacon.

      our little boys are all growing up!

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  14. Love the table runner and that you can get 2 holidays with it!!! The batman cake is really cool!

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  15. Hello Mrs. Rhonda,

    I love your table runner and you are so very clever by making it a dual holiday runner ... two thumbs up from me! Also, wow! on your families baking. It looks as if everyone in your family is as creative and as awesome as you.
    Blessings,
    Mrs.B

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I love to hear from you - thanks for telling me what you think.

Jeff and Rhonda

Jeff and Rhonda