Monday, June 25, 2012

Miscellaneous Monday!

Look what I found in my basement!  I got it at an auction in Iowa years ago with the intention of hanging pretty linens on it for display but recently I was shopping on the internet for one of those indoor clothes dryers (non-mechanical) and realized that was what this was!  The new ones are very expensive too!  This one has seen a lot of use and some of the dowels split and someone repaired them by wrapping wire tightly around the break.  I put it in my laundry room and it's a little crowded so it will probably end up somewhere else eventually.  I washed it all good and it could probably use a coat of paint but for now it's okay as is.  I used to hang outside but kept getting ticks in my clothes from the cedar tree that is near my clothes line so I had to stop hanging outside.  Although I could probably place this outside away from the trees as it folds up and is portable. 

I was able to hang an entire load of clothes on this baby!  I was amazed!  Whoever invented these was a genius and I know I paid very little for less than $10.00 while the new ones go for $70-$100 I think.
Lucky me!
I went to Wal-mart yesterday and would you believe they carry Bison meat now!   I bought a pound of ground Bison to see if I would like it.  I had it years ago and I remember it tasting almost sweet.  It is very healthy for you as opposed to beef and this has no antibiotics or hormones or additives of any kind.  I'll let you know what I think after I make something with it.
Remember the other day when I said the only thing that could make that "coffee" cake any better would be some coffee ice cream?  Well........Ta Da!!!!!
Oh baby, oh baby! was delicious!  I may need to go on a diet after I finish this cake...who am I kidding....I need a diet NOW! LOL!  It is one of the true joys of life though to have these extraordinarily delicious foods.  I just can't have them all the time.
See this paint chip below?
I know, it's hard to see the color really well.  Think Granny Smith Apple green.
Now...........see this door?

Stay tuned for further developments!
Have a wonderful Monday and stay was 97 here yesterday or more.  Thank you Lord for my AC!


  1. If you use that wooden dryer rack outside you'll need to be mindful of windy conditions. They can blow over or stuff can blow off. But on a nice calm sunny day it should work well.

    We have a buffalo farm in Edinboro where we can get meat in various forms. I use the ground buffalo in chili. It's not bad!!

  2. My daughter has been buying the bison in Little Rock at Kroger and they like it. I haven't seen it here yet, but probably will if your store has it. I'm so excited about your door! I know it will be great!

  3. The cake looks delish!!! Can't wait to see the door - Never had bison... and you are right, those clothes racks hold a ton! They come in handy when its rainy and I don't want to use the dryer. Have a great day :)

  4. Coffee ice cream is my favorite! Just had some last week. :) I bet it was perfect with that cake. Yum! Good thing you found that drying rack so you didn't spend all that money. There are metal ones here that are cheap -- don't quite understand why even a wood one would cost so much though. I don't eat meat so no chance of me trying bison. Have fun painting the door. Best wishes, Tammy

  5. Hi!

    What a treasure you 'found'!!

    I've been looking at yard sales for one of those, and maybe I'll get lucky yet and find one.

    Your dessert looks tasty!

    LOVE that green color!
    Could be that green is my favorite color...but I think that is such a pretty shade that you've chosen.

    It's been hot here too.
    Looking forward to the cooler temps of Fall.
    Still wanting to enjoy Summer how-ever :)

    Have a great day!!

    Smiles :)

    p.s I need to see if our Walmart sells bison.
    Beef always makes me it would be nice to have an alternative.


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