03 March 2008

A few good things

Thought I'd start the week with a quick list of a few things I pretty much love:

Thomas English Muffins. I'll eat other English muffins if I'm forced to, but Thomas brand is the best, IMHO. The package refers to the "nooks and crannies" of these particular muffins. If you're someone who appreciates English muffins, you know what I'm talking about...lots of holes for the butter to soak into.

Blueberry preserves. Did you know that on the continuum of fruit spreads, preserves have the most chunks of fruit? The continuum goes like this: jelly, jam, preserves. No jelly or jam for this chickie. Only preserves, and preferably blueberry.

The Font Thing. If you're looking for a simple way to organize (and better utilize) your fonts, The Font Thing is for you. It allows you to view sample text, see entire character sets, categorize your fonts, and more. Best of all, it's free.

Divine Design. I swear, Candice Olson is the most talented interior designer in the entire universe. I could never afford her services (and you have to live in Toronto to be on the show), but I'm completely inspired by how she transforms ordinary or dysfunctional rooms into amazing spaces.

Kokuyo Dot 'n' Roller. This is by far my all-time favorite adhesive. Available in permanent and repositionable, the adhesive dispenser doesn't jam and clog like the Herma brand, and the tape doesn't break as sometimes happens with Duck adhesive. Plus it's super easy to insert refill cartridges (unlike Herma). I recommend it in just about every class I teach.

8 comments:

Sarah C. said...

Great list! I need to download the Font Thing - my fonts are out of control! LOL Also, love watching Divine Design. Candace has some great ideas.

Lida said...

Very nice list, but I am a AMP Font Viewer girl, used the Font Thing but this other program won me over.
Now I wan an english muffin.

Cheri said...

The Font Thing IS awesome. I spent a considerable amount of time this summer sorting my fonts into folders (using TFT) and now it is SO easy and quick to find a suitable font!

I will have to try that adhesive. I got a bunch of Herma dispensers and refills 50% off (I figured I'd really have my money's worth by the time they ALL gummed up) so I'm still plugging away using those:)

Great list!

Heather said...

Great links. I will be checking them out!

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

Oooh I'll have to look into that dot thing. Well...if I ever scrapbook again that is. I HATE the herma dot thing! It always messes up!!!!!

toners said...

Fun list! I love those English Muffins too...although I wonder why they're called that? I never came across anything like them back home :) LOL!!

jp said...

Sarah-The Font Thing is great. Very easy to use. You'll like it!

Lida-I'm going to check out AMP Font Viewer! I wonder if I'd like it even better?

Cheri-I just finished my last Herma refill...YAY! You MUST try the Dot N Roller -- You will be amazed at the difference!

Heather-Thx for stopping by!

Jill-I'm totally with you on the Herma thing. Used to love it, but it's not worth the trouble when the Dot N Roller is so great!

Toni-Great question about English muffins. This calls for a bit of research, methinks! :-)

Ryzmomplus2 said...

I've been searching for a new adhesive - I'll have to give this one a try?