Monthly Archives: May 2011

It’s Gilda Sue’s Mail Bag!

Gilda Sue Rosenstern

Hello, lovelies!

Welcome to Gilda Sue’s Mail bag.

FINALLY! I, Gilda Sue Rosenstern, the Deep South’s gabbiest half Jewish Internet talk show hostess will answer your questions!

Y’all can ask me anything at all about anything at all: Love, sex, beauty tips, grammar conundrums, car trouble, religious dilemmas, political analysis, medical questions, pet problems, dating, childrearing (those last two are often the same, I know). And I’ll answer.

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Crafty Teacher Gifts

So I’ve started trying to come up with a nice gift for Mia’s teachers. Also, I’ve also been trying to figure out what I could do with some used tomato sauce cans and so I got to thinking I should make pencil holders out of them and give them as gifts to her teachers.!? (in addition to giving them soaps and lotion from Totty’s Bend of course) So that’s what we did. We painted them. Mia painted them, I helped. Definitely want it to have that special kid love painting.

After covering the whole can with 2-3 coats of acrylic paint, we let them dry and then she painted flowers and ladybugs all over them. We also added clear sparkly paint as well as a clear coat. After the cans are finished we put a little bit of shredded junk mail in the bottom and then filled them  with goat milk soap and lotion as well as a pen and a handwritten note from Mia. more!

this is pretty much how i spent my shower…

laughing really hard.

read on…click!

True Beauty Tip- that’s not skin deep

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bath and then bed, in that order

There is this preconceived notion that it’s dinner and then bath but keep an open mind about this one because bath before dinner can be the best thing you’ve ever done for yourself and your kids. continue reading

Who Stole the Sweet Potatoes?

A couple of weeks ago I planted sweet potatoes.  Apparently you just cut them in half and stick them in the ground and they make roots that you would then cut off and plant. I had been checking on them everyday and after about the fourth or fifth day I go out to check on everything and I couldn’t believe it. continue reading

Making it without Losing it

Recently I had the opportunity to attend a conference for women in farming and small business. I expected the workshops on marketing and management  but what I didn’t expect was an intimate forum in which several successful business women shared their stories of self doubt, faith, motherhood, natural disasters, community support…Continue Reading.

Can’t Take the Heat

I usually make blueberry muffins or banana bread at least once a week and I really enjoy baking, so I decided it was time for me to start baking my own bread. It’s a no brainer. I’ve never made bread before and I found a recipe that says it’s so easy even a four year old can make it so I break out my eager five year old, some yeast, warm water and flour and go to town.  Feeling pretty  good right about now because Mia’s five and we’ve got a whole extra years worth of experience here. So we make the dough an d cover it to let it rise.

It was going so well that I decide to keep right on going and make a chocolate chip loaf. I was also planning on making lemon muffins after that, woah. So we mixed the butter and sugar, fighting the urge to eat all of it and got all the ingrediants mixed and in the bowl, and finally in the oven. And that’s the turning point, when all my luck ran out. Dylan starts crying just as the timer goes off. I let the loaf cool a little bit and decided I could flip it out onto a plate while holding him, why not? Keep reading


BS Ladies Favorite Adages

An adage (pronounced /ˈædɨdʒ/), or adagium (Latin), is a short but memorable saying which holds some important fact of experience that is considered true by many people, or that has gained some credibility through its long use.

Beggars can’t be choosers

Dollars to Donuts

killing two birds with one stone

going to hell in a handbasket

til the cows come home

Pennies make dimes and dimes make dollars.

Only the good die young.

Be careful what you wish for.

Never say never.

If the shoe fits wear it.

If something can’t go on forever one day it will stop

if you can’t take the heat get out of the kitchen

like a bat out of hell

like putting the cart before the horse

A rolling stone gathers no moss.

A watched pot never boils.

One in the hand is worth more than two in the bush.

That’s like robbing Peter to pay Paul.

The grass is always greener on the other side.

Don’t judge a book by its cover.

No news is good news.

When taking a pill, always read the bottle.

Sooner is better than later.

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This post is linked to Works for Me Wednesdays on the blog We Are THAT Family

Just Say No-to plastic bags

Dear grocery baggers of the world: Everytime I go to the grocery store and take my own bags you put only 4 or 5 items in each bag and then try to send me home with 2 or 3 plastic bags…Here’s the deal, I bring my own bags so that I don’t get the plastic ones so fill her up, stuff it, I don’t care, do whatever you have to do but don’t even think about giving me a plastic bag. Some of us who have survived earthquakes, tornadoes, tsunamis and bin Laden  would like to save the planet, thank you!