Every weekend I plan to post a simple (& possibly silly) “tip, trick or tool” here on Gidget Goes Home! Maybe you already know about these things (if so, feel free to comment on why they’re so awesome!), but who knows, maybe it will be something new to you!
FYI: “It’s the absolute ultimate!” is one of the most famous lines from the movie Gidget, spoken by my cute little namesake.
“Cook Time: a Simple Oven Solution”
I have on occasion been known to forget to turn off the oven after I take out the yummy home-cookin’ that was inside. I’m not sure if this is some sort of subconscious rebellion since my dad is a fire chief, or if I often just have too much on my mind and flat-out forget. Either way, this is the last thing you want to do on a scorching hot day!
Last night when cooking a yummy family recipe called Crusty Pineapple (sounds a little odd but it tastes delicious!), I decided to try a button called Cook Time (not to be confused with Timer, which I’ve used before). Cook Time not only let me set a timer, but then when it was done, it kept beeping until I turned off the oven! Brilliant! Now, if there was only a similar feature on bathroom candles…. er, Dad, I hope you’re not reading this.
I read this quote on 2 blogs today… Okay, God, are you trying to tell me something?
“Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.” – William Morris
I’m working on simplifying…
Here’s an educational, and actually quite entertaining, short video (about 20 min.) about Stuff, going through the stages Extraction, Production, Distribution, Consumption, Disposal. It gives an interesting background on consumerism and how our country wasn’t always all about shopping, using, wasting, etc. like we seem to be now. And to be honest, a lot of what she says just makes sense.
Click HERE for the video.
On a spiritual level, I think the bombardment of stuff we “need” by the media is a major contributer in our putting people & things above God in our daily lives. In a book I’m reading called No Other Gods, the author, Kelly Minter, says,
“We’re at a significant disadvantage when it comes to the barrage of information society and the media continually propagate… We are constantly bombarded with what is sure to make us “happy” and “satisfied.” (Although it rarely feels like bombardment– that would be too easy to discern!) It feels alluring and promising, packaged in glossy magazines and inviting comercials, on gripping sitcoms and melodic pop songs, on the bodies of models and even in the words of friends. I don’t know how to fashi0nably state this except to say that we are being lied to every day, and greater still, we are being deceived by those lies (page 58-59).”