This highly lickable element - no, dont' go licking your screen, is dedicated to Kristin who shudders to see me putting up my fall elements, as she is not ready to let summer go... Take a good lick Kristin, its pretty much gone, girl. Ahem, I'm not the only one who thinks so... you don't see Walmart and Target pushing the bikinis anymore... sorry to shatter your sweet summery thoughts.
Speaking of Ice Cream (and my tip today will be Ice Creamy too) I read the following article in the July edition of Popular Science Mag:
LICK YOUR VEGGIES
Turnip sundae, anyone? The world's first all-vegetable "ice-cream" debuts in European freezers this year. Germany's Fraunhofer Institute has concocted a frozen dessert from the seeds of the blue lupin flowers, turnips, and other vegetables, without a drop of dairy, cholesterol or saturated fat. The magic ingredient is a chemically modified protien that mimics ice cream's cream texture and melting behavior.
SO.... your all wondering, WHAT WAS HER PRESENT YESTERDAY???? Ok, I will come clean w/ you all. It is a Samsung Pro 815 Camera. I picked it out this summer and all the pieces fell together that we could afford it just now. How sweet is that. My new toy has more features than I can possibly tell you about, including text recognition and video in stereo. Sheesh. I have barely learned how to turn it on! You can read all the specs HERE.
ONE OF MY FIRST PICS W/ NEW CAMERA - VASEAUX LAKE
So, today's entry will be short, as my friend Alison (link in my links list) is coming over and we are going to play w/ our cameras.
MY FREE MONGOLIAN SAUCE!
And just before my tip - do you all remember when I gave a link for Lee Kum Kee for a free sauce? Well, yesterday, in the mail I recieved my free sample, mailed to me all the way from California. I got a mongolian sauce, which I am totally looking forward to!
BARB'S TIP #79
Give Someone (yourself, included) a Free DQ Blizzard
I will always remembered with a small gift on my birthday - from DAIRY QUEEN. See, last year sometime, I signed up for the DQ Blizzard Fan Club, and thought no more about it. Oh, they send me a newsletter each month to tell me about the newest Blizzard, which is really nice. But, imagine this - just before my birthday for the past two years, I recieve an email from them just before my birthday and it has a printable coupon attached for a free blizzard (buy one get one free) How sweet is that! Why don't you sign up yourself and email an invitation to all your family and friends!
BLIZZARD FAN CLUB