GRAB THE TISSUES…
German supermarket Edeka has released a commercial guaranteed to jerk the tears, just in time for the holiday season. It’s an emotional reminder, albeit with a dark twist, of why we should cherish the loved ones (that we tend to take for granted) not just on holidays, but everyday. (Compliments of House Beautiful)
HOW DOES SOMEONE LOSE AN AIRPLANE?
Here’s a strange story from MSN News about three unclaimed Boeing 747 airplanes that are sitting on the tarmac at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia. Authorities there have placed an ad in a Malaysian newspaper attempting to locate the owners. I’m never going to berate myself for misplacing the car keys…
Who doesn’t love the smell of lavender? This little flower is great for more than just bouquets and soap. This short article & infographic from The Cleveland Clinic talks about the health benefits and how it can be easily incorporated in foods!
HOT BUTTERED RUM
How about a hot and creamy buttered rum beverage to take the chill off and warm the spirits this Christmas? This yummy recipe comes from the folks at ozy.com, just in time for the holidays!
4 tablespoons butter
Assorted spices (I use cinnamon, allspice, ginger, cloves, nutmeg and star anise)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 cup water
Throw butter into a saucepan and add large dashes of spices. Continue to let butter melt over medium heat and add vanilla, sugar and water. Stir until sugar dissolves into spices and then simmer mixture over low heat for 10 minutes. Pour through a strainer into mason jars and refrigerate for a few hours. Using a spoon, scoop out butter solids collected at top of jars (it leaves the flavor of the butter without the grease). To drink, heat buttered broth, add 2 ounces (or more) of rum and top with whipped cream.
PUNCTUATION BE DAMNED!
These days there’s a study for everything…and here’s one from Binghamton University that says ending a text with a period makes the sender seem “less sincere.” Seriously? I wonder what kind of negative message I send when I capitalize and use proper English??? (MSN.com)