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Sunday, January 16, 2022

A few favorites!

I've got a few things I've really been enjoying lately, and I thought I would share them with you.


The first one I got last year, but in this cold spell we've been having I've been using it a lot!

This is a heated throw blanket.  I seem to spend most of the winter freezing, so settling into my chair with my computer, and wrapping up in a heated blanket is a wonderful thing!





This is The Pink Stuff! I had seen a few people mention it and decided to give it a try.  It's a thick, pink paste and I've used it to clean the tub with amazing results.  I've also used it on sinks and the stove top.  It really works!






This is called a Drying Stone.  I don't know about you, but I often have a few things that I wash by hand and set out on a towel to dry.  This is something that looks nice enough that I can leave it setting behind my cannisters and pull it out to use it when I need it.  It quickly absorbs the water which makes things dry faster.  I know I could just towel things dry and be done with it, but I find this really handy!






This is a Dash Egg Cooker.  It was part of a Christmas gift this year.  I eat boiled eggs almost every morning, and so I frequently had a pan on the stove for them.  This makes it so very easy!  You pop the eggs in, turn it on and it beeps when it's done.  It cooks by steam, so you can adjust how soft or hard boiled your eggs are by how much water you put in it.  It's much quicker than boiling them on the stove.  It does come with inserts to poach eggs or make omelets.  I didn't have success with the poached eggs, so I'm sticking with the boiled eggs, which is why I wanted it in the first place.






This is a cricut joy.  You've probably heard of the regular cricuts that people use in cutting and lettering.  This is the newest version - a little size that is more reasonable in cost and a lot easier to store.
Bob gave it to me for Christmas and I've been having fun figuring it out.


This is the first project I made - a baby gift for a couple from our church.  I'm looking forward to doing some fun things for and with my granddaughters!

24 comments:

Deb said...

All of these things look great! I think I need to look for That Pink Stuff. I had never heard of it before. The egg cooker also looks like something that would get some use around here. Charly loves boiled eggs. Thanks for sharing these favorites. Have a great week and see you again soon!

Ginny Hartzler said...

The onsie is adorable, you did great on your very first try! I have the heated throw, and love it. And I am tempted to get the egg cooker, I love the Dash products. Will it cook the eggs nice and runny?

Susan said...

That egg thing looks interesting! My kids got me a Cricut Air Explore 2 and I haven't tried it yet. I have been busy getting ready for my Bible journaling class. Enjoy your week Mari!

Linda said...

Such awesome things, Mari! We got snow, like nearly 2 feet, sigh. Have a beautiful day, friend.

Beth Cotell said...

I'm very intrigued by the drying stone! I'll have to check that out!

Sparky said...

We'll have to give The Pink Stuff a try. Thanks for the recommend.
I've been wondering what a Cricut is. Sounds like something fun for crafts.
Blessings xx

Hootin' Anni said...

Cute gift for a newborn. But, what piques my interest most is the egg cooker!!

Beside a babbling brook... said...

Ohhhhh bookmarked The Pink Stuff!!! Sounds wonderful!!!!

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Catherine said...

I wish I had them! Very useful.

Doris said...

Fun items! A smaller cricut would be nice. Cute gift....everyone will want one of your creations! I've seen the egg cooker on IG and surely would be easy! Always thought a heated throw would be nice. Maybe one day...

Suemn said...

I have that egg cooker and I've only made boiled eggs in it too. Perfect every time:) You did a great job on the onsie. Very cute!

Jeanette said...

I've seen that pink stuff all over the internet but have yet to try it. My daughter has that egg cooker. She uses it all the time. My husband enjoys making hard boiled eggs. He has it down to a science! I love the little onesie! Very cute!

R's Rue said...

I need to try the pink stuff.

happyone said...

I've never seen an egg cooker like that or heard of a circuit joy!
I clean my sinks and shower with water and just a little ammonia. It's cheep and makes everything sparkle. My mom used to clean with it too.
The throw blanket looks toasty warm but I don't sit still long enough to use it. :)

Terri D said...

What fun you will have with your Cricut! That onesie is so cute! Thanks for sharing the things you have been loving!! Going to look at a couple of them! xo

Henny Penny said...

All these things are so nice. I love the heated throw blanket. I spend winters freezing too. I want to try the pink stuff too and the drying stone.

Annsterw said...

My parents love that egg cooker! That heated blanket sure looks snuggly especially since it is snowing here but alas, menopause has made such things unnecessary at the current time! HA HA!

Debi said...

The Pink Stuff intrigues me. I'm going to be on the lookout for it. My husband would love that heated throw... he's always cold. Love the onesie that you made.

carrie@northwoods scrapbook said...

I've been catching up on your posts! I love posts like this. I'm so happy to hear that about the pink stuff because I recently ordered some! Lol

Jenny the Pirate said...

OK I would expire under a heated anything, but the throw is ideal for you, my Michi-friend, haaahaha! I am going to need some pink stuff for my glass stove top. I hope it works on that because I obsess about it being mirror-shiny and I hate cleaning it. I too wash a few things by hand and I always have to haul out a drying mat from under the sink. This stone thing has me intrigued! So clever! I opened a new tab while still reading this post, to order a Dash Egg Cooker. I have wanted one for a long time and I figured your posting about it was a sign from above. LOVE the cricut stuff and although I'm not smart enough for that, I know you are and it will be interesting to see all the cute stuff you come up with! The girls are going to love working with that. xoxo

Kim said...

So I basically want everything on your list!! I'm off to check out that Cricut, I don't have one and that drying board is awesome. I have things sitting out on a kitchen towel all the time. One question...does the pink paste have a scent? Thanks for sharing! Off to google your fun finds!

Jean said...

That drying stone interests me. I noticed a number of reviewers saying that they wish it were larger. For a crew our size right now, I think I would need a bigger one.

LL Cool Joe said...

Pink stuff is really good at removing certain stains. I use it on my trainers. My daughter bought herself the heated throw blanket, in fact it looks just the same as yours!

Great-Granny Grandma said...

Love the onesie, and the egg cooker looks intriguing. I've never seen one like that before.
I've been thinking about trying the pink stuff and wondering if it really works. Now, after reading your post, I think I'll finally give it a try.