Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Chips and Dip

It's really tough to find snack food for Nathan.  Really tough.  Usually there's way too much sodium and/or potassium.  

Rebekah and I were at Costco earlier this week and ran across Ocean Spray Cranberry Fiesta Salsa.  It isn't something that I would normally be drawn to, but hey, at this point, anything is worth a try.  

We'll be buying him more.

It tastes fairly similar to the mango salsa that Costco also carries...without nearly as much sodium or potassium, so that's a win in my book.  We just needed something for him to eat with it - because, hey, chips are salty.  

Unless you wander over to the health food isle in Fred Meyer...wherein we found some chips(Xochitl brand) with ZERO salt.  They're not bad...nothing a little salt wouldn't fix.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

"Who" Has Time for Crafts?

Evidently I do.

I needed to figure out a way to make charms for a bracelet that we gave to our former YW secretary.  She left to go on a mission this week, and before she left we presented her with a nearly empty charm bracelet.  It had one lone charm on it.  We plan to send her a charm every month that she's gone...so they needed to be cheap and flat-ish.  Thank you Pinterest for solving my dilemma. Quite a while ago I had pinned a charm bracelet with Shrinky Dink charms.

I don't think I've ever actually bought Shrinky Dinks before.  My poor children led a deprived childhood.  I found these at Michael's and used some coupons...before coupon a 6 pack of white ink-jet compatible sheets was about $14.  Lucky me, I had a 50% off coupon burning a hole in my pocket.
I screen captured a bunch of quotes, then lightened the pictures.

Most of them turned out fine - there are a couple that are hard to read - but considering this was my first attempt, I feel pretty good about it.

My second set...time for a little Doctor Who.

This time I added a design on the back.  I typed out the name of the recipient in Simple Gallifreyan.