What's on sale?
What's better than Kindle books? FREE Kindle books!
Fortunately, Amazon frequently offers e-book freebies and discounts. And I've found no better way of browsing, searching, and tracking these wallet-friendly options than at eReaderIQ. The site maintains a huge, frequently updated database of free and discounted Kindle books.
For any of the freebie listings, clicking the little green book icon will launch a preview window, where you can read the actual book in Amazon's currently-in-beta Kindle Web viewer. The orange star icon shows user reviews, while the Info link gives you a book summary.
The site also offers a Price Drop Tracker: Just enter the ASIN or URL for any book, your e-mail address, and a notification threshold (the price at which you want to receive an alert) and eReaderIQ will notify you when the book hits that price.
If you love e-books but hate paying high prices, eReaderIQ is one site you'll definitely want to bookmark.
DIY Baby Wipes
Mix olive oil, water, and baby shampoo.
Remove the cardboard center from both halves of paper towels.
Place halves of paper towels in 2 separate containers.
Pour 1/2 of mixture into each container, cover shake gently.
Pull sheet from the center of the paper towel roll and poke through the hole in top of baby wipe container; or cut hole in lid of plastic coffee can. Use just like regular store-bought wipes.
Registration formally closed on the 17th but if you call right away you might still be able to get in. The cost is $20 per person. Go by the Gainesville Civic Center, 830 Green St. NE, Gainesville or call 770-531-2680.
Reminder: Shelter Stars
Reminder: National Pancake Day
There is a mystique to Girl Scout Cookies. Partly because you can only buy them once a year but mostly because just about everyone I know has managed to devour an entire box of their favorite flavor in less than 10 minutes. On the off-chance that you have an extra box at home, here's a delicious adaptation of an elegant standard.
GIRL SCOUT COOKIE BAKED ALASKA
1 pkg. Trefoils
5 3 oz. chocolate covered vanilla ice cream bars
4 egg whites
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup sugar
Line 9×9 pan with foil. Place Trefoils on top. Place ice cream bars on top. Cover with another layer of cookies. Place in freezer. Preheat oven to 500°. In large bowl, beat egg whites, cream of tarter, vanilla and salt until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar (one tablespoon at a time) and beat on high with electric beater. Make sure meringue is very stiff. Remove pan from freezer and transfer everything (including foil) to a cookie sheet. Fold out side of foil and quickly cover with meringue all around. Bake for 2 to 3 min. or until meringue is light brown. Quickly return to freezer for no more than 5 hrs. Serves 6 to 8
Let's work to get the word out: friends don't let friends shop retail!
Teressa and the Next2New Crew
Next to New Resale Boutique
1705 Cleveland Hwy.
Gainesville, GA 30501
Monday- Saturday 10-6