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Birthday brittle

August 25th, 2009

Today’s Cluttercast comes courtesy of to my  birthday.   When it comes to chocolate, I think my expertise can be trusted.  So trust me on California brittle, my favorite Sees candy.   This bag was a gift from my daughter’s friend, who asked Alli whether to give me the standard milk chocolate, or the new advanced version: dark chocolate.  (Correct answer:  BOTH)

My ex-husband  used to say I am the most generous person he knows, who will give you anything I have;  unless it’s chocolate—in that case, I’ll fight you to the death.  Which makes this a rare, even historic occasion.   Normally I would stash it for a future emergency; but I’m feeling overwhelmed by the expressions of chocolate-flavored love and decided to share.   I’m posting this before I eat it myself change my mind.

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(1 bag See’s Dark chocolate California brittle: 8 oz. ; more calories than you want to count) 

HOW TO WIN:  If you would like to have this item, please  let me know in a comment.   If you know someone else who might like it, I hope you’ll share this and let them know.

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“great minds think alike”

August 22nd, 2009

Bet you noticed—-I’m taking  a break—and haven’t done much cluttercasting lately.

But I’m thinking about it—and just blogged about clutter on my personal blog.   (click to check it out)

Be back soon.

Miscellaneous

40 years after Woodstock

August 12th, 2009

No, I don’t have anything from Woodstock; I wasn’t even there.  I’ve always regretted that I didn’t come back from Europe in time to go, especially since I knew the area so well after spending every summer of my childhood at camp within a few miles of Max Yasgur’s farm.

You didn’t have to attend personally to be part of what Woodstock represented.   Today,  as we celebrate Woodstock’s 40-year anniversary, everyone is talking about it and Woodstock fashion is back in style.   I was reading about this today, a piece with the headline: “Peace, Love and Rockin’ Style”—from  USA Today.   The paper quoted advice from a  fashion editor—on how to incorporate Woodstock style into the modern era: “You want to choose one or two elements, pieces that represent the trend.”  

So this woven bag is suddenly in its element—-Who knew by saving it I’d be fashion forward? 

  

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HOW TO WIN:  If you would like to have this item, please  let me know in a comment.   If you know someone else who might like it, I hope you’ll share this and let them know.

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It’s spreading…

August 11th, 2009

Ok so lately I’ve been too lazy busy to post much on Cluttercast. 

Even though it’s pretty easy to do—and fun.  As proof, click here to check out what Kim Moldofsky just cluttercast on her own blog

Then check out the proud winner who just posted his cluttercatch on Twitter. 

And then let me know if you’re ready to try cluttercasting too.

Miscellaneous

This week’s catchers

August 9th, 2009

I’m home— and hoping to get back to a more reliable schedule—not just on Cluttercast but for real. 

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Swag bagLisa

I wouldn’t have really wanted to go to BlogHer for a number of reasons. Too crowded mainly, but I’m also not really all that sociable in person, and I couldn’t stand to leave my babies that long. :) I’ve been looking longingly at all the swag everyone came back home with though. That part would have been fun.

 

   

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summer sun hatAnita

 I live in Denver and know that the sun here is especially stronger-you’re closer to the sun so the UV is stronger. I will also be moving to Africa for 6 months in December and am looking for a hat I can wear that will look good on me!

 

 

 

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Beading bonanza: Darlene and Shelby 

Darlene: I would love these. I am recovering from surgery and just started beading again.This sure would help keep me from having to buy more just now since I am not working and no money is coming in!I sure hope you consider me

Shelby: My little sister has found a new love for beading and while I was visiting her this summer(we live 5 states apart) we got to make a few things together. It would mean so much to her to know that I’m thinking about her even when I’m not with her and the items you have she needs. Thanks!

I  want to add how much I appreciate the input of commenters like Barbara and Ginger who both suggest that I give items to someone else.  Their thoughts really represent the spirit of Cluttercast, and the best in people in general.  Thanks so much!

This Week's Catchers

Beading bonanza

August 5th, 2009

When I had cancer, I discovered that art was the secret for me to relieve stress.  After a lifetime of avoiding everything arty or crafty, suddenly I couldn’t get enough.

For a few years, it seemed I never met a craft I didn’t like; I took a stab at everything from decoupage to jewelry making.    My beading phase lasted only about as long as one of the phases of the moon.

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(Tray for arranging necklaces and bracelets; plus assorted beads)

HOW TO WIN:  If you would like to have this item, please  let me know in a comment.   If you know someone else who might like it, I hope you’ll share this and let them know.

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summer sun hat

August 2nd, 2009

Right now I’m in Aspen on vacation with my sister and brother-in-law.  A few days before I left, my sister called and warned me that in the summer in the Rockies, the sun is strong so I really need a hat.    I had to laugh—-spending my entire life between Florida and California, I think I know enough about how strong the sun can be.

Still I appreciated her concern, and dutifully packed up a hat in my suitcase and that’s when I came across this one—never worn.  It’s by the San Diego Hat company—they’re light, easy to fold up and take with you and you can shape the brim up like it is here, or down.

Meanwhile, I’ve been in Aspen for just one afternoon but I can tell you my sister is right—in the summer, the sun is strong,  so you really need a hat.

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HOW TO WIN:  If you would like to have this item, please  let me know in a comment.   If you know someone else who might like it, I hope you’ll share this and let them know.

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