Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Odds and Ends

It happens to the best of us.  Fusible web gunk on the iron!  I put my iron down on a piece that was upside down and the next thing I knew .... it was stuck to the bottom of my iron.  Now when this happens I don't worry.  You take your warm iron and iron an old dryer sheet. Presto....it's clean again.  You can even Google uses for dryer sheets.  One website has 101 uses.  Go figure!

We ordered a new TV over the Internet.  I love how crystal clear it is.  It came shipped in a box in a box.  The outer box was filled with these little chip board Swiss cheese things.  I was so impressed with them that I had to blog about them.  I hope this means they won't make another Styrofoam peanut.  These little things can be recycled.  At our house and my husbands veterinary clinic we recycle EVERYTHING.  Kudos for the person who invented these!!!

My granddaughter Rowan got two of these beds from her Grandpa Mike and Grandma Connie for her Zombie dolls. They designed and made the beds themselves for her Christmas.  I thought her Monster dolls were crazy and now she has Zombie dolls.  The Monster dolls are one of the fastest growing brands within the entire toy industry.  Barbie sales are on a decline. The dolls are designed to help girls "celebrate their own freaky flaws,"says Mattel's Cathy Cline.

I went into a antique store today and these two characters walked out with me.  Mr and Mrs Potato Head were first manufactured and distributed by Hasbro in 1952 and cost .98 cents. It was even the first toy to be advertised on television.  The toy was originally made as separate plastic parts with pushpins that could be stuck into a real potato or other vegetable. However, due to complaints regarding rotting vegetables and new government safety regulations, Hasbro began including a plastic potato body within the toy set. Do these bring back memories?

Have a great week!  Amy


  1. First time I have seen the 'cheese' packaging things. I still have my original mr. potato head and my grands love to play with him.

  2. I've made sure my grandsons get Mr. Potato head figures...I have to carry on the memories I have of playing with them! I think I want one of those Monster dolls. That's my kind of creepy doll. :O)