Archives for September 1, 2015

Fix-It and Forget-It Slow Cooker Magic Over Eleven Million Fix-It and Forget-It Units Sold! Named a Bestselling Book by The New York Times • USA Today • Publishers Weekly

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Does a slow cooker make it quick and easy to put hot meals on the table every night? Or does it, as Sam Sifton wrote in the New York Times, “promise joy” but too often “deliver mush”? Even as the popularity of the appliance skyrockets (sales have doubled in the last fifteen years), the question still fiercely divides parents and home cooks.

Among the most opinionated is Phyllis Good, the mom behind the national bestselling Fix-It and Forget It slow cooker recipe books, which have sold over eleven million copies.
Known for eschewing expensive ingredients and exotic flavors in favor of truly foolproof recipes, Ms. Good is propelled by the belief that slow cookers make it easy to cultivate quality time with loved ones. Now she is out to prove that her traditional brand is exactly what modern families are missing.
Her newest release, Fix-It and Forget-It Slow Cooker Magic (August 4, 2015) will make it easy for all types of families to gather around the dinner table—not just nuclear households with 2.5 children, but also millennial roommates living on a budget, college students, single parents, and anyone in between.

Slow Cooker Magic highlights vegan recipes, and features a variety of dishes perfect for every season— not just winter—like banana chocolate chip bars and cornbread, in addition to the usual soups, stews, and casseroles.

I received a copy of this book and love the recipes! This is a Must-Have cook book for the Fall!


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About the Author Phyllis Good is a New York Times bestselling author whose books have sold more than eleven million copies. She received her BA and MA in English from New York University. She and her husband, Merle, live in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Self Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book to facilitate this post.


Free and Low Cost Events in September at Michaels

During the month of September, Michaels will offer a variety of free and low-cost in-store crafting events including Designing with Gelatos® paper-crafting classes, a meet-the-instructor open house, beading and rhinestone bracelet-making sessions, pumpkin workshops and more. Crafters of all skill levels and their families are invited to join in on the creative activities!


Kids Club events include seasonally-inspired projects such as football windsocks, DIY birdfeeders, candy corn Halloween banners, decorative harvest-themed mobiles and more.    



Instructor Open House

Saturday, September 12 | 11:00am – 3:00pm

Stop in for our open house, meet our talented instructors and sign up for an in-store class.


Free Paper Crafting Class: Gelatos® Swatch Journal

Monday, September 14 | 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Craft a colorful swatch journal using the Designing With Gelatos® Kit by Faber-Castell.


Free Jewelry Class: Arm Candy Stackable

Tuesday, September 15 | 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Create a trio of stretchy, stackable arm candy bracelets featuring rhinestones and strung beads.


Free Painting Class

Monday, September 21 | 6:30 pm—8:30pm

Join the class and explore basic acrylic painting techniques, brushstrokes, color selection and more.


Free Drawing Class

Tuesday, September 22 | 6:30 pm—8:30pm

Join us to learn basic techniques, including how to use fine art drawing pencils and erasers.


Craft Pumpkin Workshop

Saturday, September 26 | 1pm—4pm

Join us as we make the most of autumn with this stunning harvest-themed floral pumpkin project. Buy the craft pumpkin and the rest of the supplies are free.


Free Arm Knitting Class

Monday, September 28 | 6:30pm—8:30pm

In this beginner class, you’ll create a simple, cozy cowl using just your arms and some soft yarn.


Free Floral Class

Tuesday, September 29 | 6:30pm—8:30pm

Learn how to select floral pieces and create an autumn centerpiece or a feathered fall wreath for your door.


Family Craft Time: Great Pumpkin Event

Saturday, October 3 | 1pm—4pm

Join us for a pumpkin decorating class and let your imagination run wild! Purchase the pumpkin at Michaels before the class and the decorative supplies are free.




Football Windsock

Saturday, September 5 | 10am-noon

Your little makers can craft a football windsock just in time for the season to start! Ages 3 and up. Only $2 per session, includes supplies.


Bird Feeder

Saturday, September 12 | 10am – noon

Kids can make a bird feeder to hang in a treehouse or outside a window. Ages 3 and up. Only $2 per session, includes supplies.


Fall Handprint Tree

Saturday, September 19 | 10am – noon

Make a fall handprint tree to celebrate the leaves changing color this season. Ages 3 and up. Only $2 per session, includes supplies.


Candy Corn Banner

Saturday, September 26 | 10am – noon

Drop in and have your little ones create a fun candy corn banner for festive parties or classroom décor. Ages 3 and up. Only $2 per session, includes supplies.


Harvest Mobile

Saturday, October 3 | 10am – noon

Kids can create a harvest-themed mobile to keep or give to a friend. Ages 3 and up. Only $2 per session, includes supplies.



LikeThat Style- a new fashion app makes finding fashion simple!

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Welcome LikeThat Style- a new fashion app that makes it a snap to find fashion you love.   It is as simple as taking a picture (it can be online, in a magazine or from your closet) of a piece of clothing that fits your style, and  get instant results of visually similar styles from thousands of stores.   Just launched today, LikeThat Style is a free mobile app and is available at both the Apple App Store and Google Play.

LikeThat Style is the fifth app in the LikeThat Suite from JustVisual, following LikeThat Garden, LikeThat Meme, LikeThat Pets and LikeThat Décor. The LikeThat family of products has become organically popular with consumers – now being used by over a half a million users.

Key Features of LikeThat Style Include:

  • Access to over 8 million women’s fashion styles from thousands of merchants
  • Ability to explore and find clothing at better shapes, colors, sizes and prices
  • Find fashion pieces you love using any picture – from your phone, from a catalogue or favorite screenshots.

Check it out today!


Self Disclosure: I did not receive any compensation to post and no review was completed.