Sunday, July 10, 2011

Ep 71- Aaaaaaaaaand DONE!

~Welcome/ Intro/ Thanks!
~ Sponsors:
Audible and Bar-Maids
~ Sweater Forecast:
Mid 70s first part of the week, low 60 and rain for later part!
~Knitting/ Spinning:
The wedding shawl is DONE!!!!!!!!
It is currently blocking!! OMG YAY!  The BFF socks are coming along, and so has my Tour de Fleece spinning! (except for today) I've spun every day! And I've still got time today!!  Finally, I will be casting on another Daybreak Shawl, this one for Amy!  She is making one, and we are going to trade!
~Free Entertainment:
The Complete Guide to Everything Podcast! Thanks for the recommendation Jackie! You are awesome!
OMG I caged my tomatoes!  YUM!
~ Sales:
Knitpicks is having their book sale! Books are 40% off!!!
Also, JoAnn has all their summer stuff (like lawn chairs, beach towels etc) on sale for 75% off! Summer has barely started and they are already selling it off!!
~How I Saved the Week:
Bartering for my hairstyling for the wedding and haircuts for Aaron! My stylist is a new spinner and a knitter so I am trading fiber and spinning lessons!! Yay!
Mustard Trout
1 1/2 T whole grain mustard
2 T olive oil
1 T lemon juice
3 cloves garlic, pressed or minced
4 fresh basil leaves, shredded
salt and pepper to taste
mix the ingredients, then use to marinate some fish. I used 2 filets about the size of the palm of my hand each.  Cover with plastic wrap and let sit for 20 mins.  Wrap in foil topped with an onion slice, cook over bbq for 10 mins (skin side down) and serve with rice and salad with honey mustard dressing! YUM! Sauce would also be tasty on chicken or mushrooms!
~Worth It!
How To Make Soap Without Burning Your Face Off by Raleigh Briggs, Microcosm Publishing
$3.00, 12 pages, all hand written and illustrated! Once again, this is amazingly beautiful and really full of useful information!  A total of 8 recipes (2 basic with 6 add ons), all the processes and safety info you need and step by step instructions! For $3, you really can't beat it!  Totally worth it!
~Contact Info:
Email: cleverroue (at) gmail (dot) com
Ravelry: Roue
Twitter: Roue0824
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Monday, July 4, 2011

Ep 70- BSG2011 Recap

~Welcome/ Intro/ Thanks!
Audible and BarMaids!
~Contest Winners:
 You'll have to listen to see if you won!
~July contest: 
None this month. Sorry
~Sweater Forecast:
No need! It's finally summer here!
~ Knitting:
Only 3 repeats left on my wedding shawl! I might make it a little bigger if I have time!  Also knitted 1.5 socks while at Black Sheep!
 OMG Tour de Fleece! My goal, spin 15 mins a day! So far, so good!
~ BSG 2011 Recap:
Thursday we drove down and had dinner at Poppi's Anatolia
Friday we went to breakfast at Off the Waffle, went to the festival, ate on site, did the meet and greet, and then ate dinner at The Pizza Research Institute!
Saturyday, we had more waffles, then went to the Eugene Saturday Market! We had so much fun, we didn't even get to BSG that day!  We did however, eat at an amazing gluten free deli called New Dawn Bakery!  Then dinner at Marche, which was amazing once again!
Sunday we had breakfast at Studio One Cafe which had an awesome eggs beni menu, stopped by BSG for a little while, said our goodbyes :( and headed home! Overall, a TOTAL BLAST!
~ Sales!
Jo-Ann's 4th of July Sale!
Premier Yarns is having a 4th of July Sale as well! Use the coupon code JULY4 at checkout to receive 10% off your order!
~Tip of the Week:
Trade in to trade up!  Target now has Electronic trade ins! Trade in your old stuff to get $$on giftcards to spend at Target!
~How I Saved the Week:
Upgraded my phone! My contract with AT&T is up in a few days and I wanted an iPhone4! Found a refurbished one through the AT&T website for $100 with my new contract AND I will be trading my old one in at Target for $70 on a Target gift card! New phone for about $30! PS if you want to Facetime with me, let me know!
~ Worth It!
Make Your Place: Affordable, Sustainable Nesting Skills by Raleigh Briggs

Retail: $7 (sliding scale- isn't that awesome?!)
THIS BOOK IS AMAZING!! Not only is it absolutely beautiful because it is all hand written and illustrated, but it is FULL of useful information on maintaining a healthy, eco friendly household !  I am SO happy to have this book as a resource, and I hope you will add it to your collection!!!
100% WORTH IT!
~Contact Info:
Email: cleverroue (at) gmail (dot) com
Ravelry: Roue
Twitter: Roue0824