Tidbit Tuesday

It’s been a while since I jotted down a few tidbits. I actually found time the worst way imaginable….sitting for three hours at the Reddy clinic on a Sunday morning with 15 other poor miserable souls. I knew it would take forever to see the doctor, so I took 10 old October issues of various magazines to get extra ideas for our annual Halloween party. Might as well be productive, eh?

Here are a few things I thought I would pass along. Thanks, Woman’s Day!

Rent a book.
Did you know there is a Netflix sort of operation for books!? You sign up for a membership just like you would for movies, but you get all the goodness of guilty reads sent right to your front door! Now, I love the library, but they don’t always have the book I want when I want it. I have no problems buying books I’d love to read, but I am seriously running out of space to store them! I should cash them in to the used bookstore, but I’d literally get pennies. There is also Amazon where I could sell them, but I think I would rather just rent them! So, if you are like me and love to read and can’t get enough, check out: http://www.booksfree.com/.

Free yourself from junk mail!
Now this service is super cool if you get obnoxious amounts of junk mail. For $20 a year, you can sign up with this neat little company to remove your name from major mailers filling up your box. Save a tree. Save your sanity. http://mailstopper.tonic.com/

Yummo for my tummo! (as my Tay says)
The minute my strep throat is gone, I am SO trying this recipe for monster chocolate crackle cookies! Here goes:
Preheat oven to 350
Melt 1 bar (3.5 oz) 70% cocoa dark chocolate broken up (or whatever your fav)
Break up 1 roll of refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough (should be at room temp) in to a bowl
Add melted chocolate (no need to cool) & 2/3 cup of cherry Craisins (or whatever your fav)
Stir with spoon until blended
Put a little bit of sugar in a bowl
Roll 1/4 cupfuls of dough in to balls
Roll balls in sugar to coat
Place 2 1/2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheet
Flatten cookies with bottom of measuring cup to 2 1/2 inch rounds
Bake 14-16 minutes until tops of cookies look dry and crackled (cookies will be very soft)
Let cool on sheet on a wire rack 2 minutes before removing to cool completely (or gobble them up like I will the minute they come out!)

Mommy sanity minute:
Have an antsy toddler in the backseat that’s driving you nutso and you still have another 10 minutes or so of driving left? Keep a container of bubbles in your car and break them out in your time of need. Blast the AC and hold the bubble wand up in front of the vent and listen to the sound of silence. This mommy sanity minute was brought to you by my good friend, Niki, who has geniusly devised this plan to calm her own sweetie pie many times over. Thanks, Nik!

Have stuff of your own you want to share? Pass it on!


  1. 1

    Rent a book? How neat! I’ll have to check that out. You have a really cute, blog! Have a great day!

  2. 2

    Thanks you Scented! It is sweet comments like these that keep me going. =)

  3. 3

    I came over from Lee’s HHH Blog, I am LOVING all of your sock Monkey things!!! And I can’t wait to check out the book rental site, Thanks for sharing that 🙂

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