Web Wednesday: June 7, 2017

Failures, Free files and Pockets

 

  • Technically this wasn’t a web link that caught my eye; it was one of the things NPR calls a “Driveway Moment” where you are listening to a story on your car radio and you have to sit in your driveway to hear the end of it because it’s so interesting. Anyway you term it, I really enjoyed this feature on Total Failure.
  • Here’s a cool resource – Scrapbook & Cards today is a magazine available in Canada. But they let you read all the issues and have access to all the downloads for free, online.  EDIT: Pam from Get Silvered has a way better post on all these magazines.
  • I don’t wear dresses often, but this sewing tip is a good one. I believe EVERYTHING should have pockets. And if it doesn’t, then just add them!

None of the links in this post are affiliate; they are just items that caught my eye.

Teeny Tiny Tip: Visually Reinforce a New Habit

A quick trick that doesn’t require a 500-word essay

I’ve reached that age where my doctor is aggressively encouraging me (as in threatening me with lab tests) to take a Calcium supplement.

I’m apparently also at that age where it’s getting harder to take on new habits, in that I failed to remember to take it 3 times in the first 5 days.

Mr. SuzerSpace came up with the trick of putting the bottle in front of the cereal boxes in the cabinet.

MEGA BIG DISCLAIMER TIME: This would be a terrible idea if we had children in the house.

I’m supposed to take it with food, and literally having the bottle in front of me when I go to make my breakfast has given me a 30-day no fail record so far.

First Friday: June 2, 2017

A look back at the last month

Here’s what the month of May looked like at SuzerSpace:

  1. Happy Face Planter – this has held up through a very rainy month and still looks great.
  2. Mom pin – She did see it on the blog before I gave it to her, but she liked it anyway!
  3. Happy Day Mini Wreath in spring colors. Thinking of doing a patriotic version for July
  4. After seeing those “Avocado Hand” injuries on the internet, I wish more people would try my better method for getting the pit out of an avocado.

 

Daisy Flower Pot Birthday Card

A Silhouette Print & Cut Project

Mom’s birthday is near Mother’s Day which always presents a challenge – how to make sure she gets double attention instead of cheated out of half the fun.

Since it happens in the Spring, and I’ve been on a paper flower kick for weeks, it’s obvious what her card needed to be this year.

A paper flower pot! Continue reading “Daisy Flower Pot Birthday Card”

Creamy Coleslaw

Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start to summer, and at SuzerSpace, that means it’s the beginning of creamy coleslaw season as well.

I used to buy this in the deli section of the grocery store, but those pre-made tubs are often loaded with preservatives, and they are usually pretty large (intended to feed a crowd) and we are a two-person household.

It’s not very difficult to make this, and I really like being able to control how much onion is in it, and the creamy-sauce-to-slaw ratio.

I watch the prices of the pre-shredded “slaw mix” at the store, and when the come down for summer, I use them as my base. If the price is too high, then I start by shredding red and green cabbage and carrots in my food processor. This recipe assumes you are starting with a standard 14 oz bag of pre-sliced mix.

Creamy Coleslaw

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 5

Ingredients

  • 14 oz Bag Pre-shredded Slaw Mix
  • 2 Stalks Green Onion
  • 1/4 - 1/3 Cup Mayonnaise Regular or Light
  • 2 Tbsp Cider Vinegar
  • 1/4 - 1/2 Tsp Celery Salt

Instructions

  1. Slice the ends off the green onion, and then slice thinly. I use the entire onion - white and green parts.

  2. In a large bowl, combine the slaw mix and the onion.

  3. Add the cider vinegar and 1/4 cup of Mayo. Sprinkle the Celery Salt on top of the mayo.

  4. Using a large fork, stir to combine. Mix thoroughly, and add additional mayo if a creamier sauce is desired.

  5. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes before serving. 

Recipe Notes

  • I like the mild taste of green onions, but feel free to swap white, yellow or even red. You'll need to adjust the proportions for the heat of the onion.
  • Note: There is no "cooking" in this recipe - the 30 minutes included in the recipe list are for the time it needs to refrigerate before serving.