Wednesday, August 11, 2010

When a Woman Takes an Axe to a Wall

Fun title, fun book.  This is a quick read from a do-it-yourselfer woman published by a small shop - The Writer's Lair Books.  While the book is geared more towards divorced women and encouraging their "homeownhership", I think it's an inspirational read for anyone with a little fear of tackling home projects.

I've done a lot of projects myself, but that doesn't mean I'm not anxious about some of them.  A sample list: ripped up carpet, removed old and installed new blinds, installed kitchen and bath hardware (the handles), cut and installed moulding, replaced outlet receptacles and even replaced two lights.  Next up?  One of my kitchen fluorescents kicked the bucket so I'm aiming to replace the ballast (not that I even know what it does) this weekend.  Anytime I'm working with electricity I turn off the current at the breaker and have a set of current testers I use to make sure I used the right switch.  It makes me a little nervous, but I'm not paying anyone for a ten minute job.  After a hiatus, this book has got me back in the spirit of fixing and improving!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Food Should Taste Good

Food Should Taste Good is an all-natural snack food maker of tortilla chips.  I was lucky enough to try out five flavors with my office mates.  We went for Sweet Potato, Multigrain, Lime, Olive and Chocolate.

What does it taste like?   Well, tortilla chips.  That's what I tasted first and then the flavor kicks in a bit, and not like a fake food flavor.  The chips have a long list of all the reasons it's healthy and better for you, but it still passed the taste test.  The majority winner was Sweet Potato and Multigrain came in second for me.  One guy like Lime the best and another Olive so you really won't know what you like until you try them all.  :)  They've already been asking in the office when I'm bringing more in and where they can get some.  That's a great sign for people used to snacking on processed bars.

If you want to try Food Should Taste Good then check out their website for stores near you.  If you sign up for their fan club then you get a dollar off coupon.  Not only do you get $1 off, but Food Should Taste Good will donate 50 cents to Share Our Strength, a charity to alleviate child hunger in America.  What could be better than that?  And if you want more, google Food Should Taste Good coupons.  They switch them up a bit, but currently have $2 off any three bags over 5 oz.

We're hooked!