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Aug
27
2016
Aug 27, 2016

thingsthatwedo.com - bamboo lane crunchy rice rollers

Do you know what this is?

Yes, it’s an empty bag. It used to be a full bag of Bamboo Lane Crunchy Rice Rollers. It was a treat from a friend. She told me to share with the family and that’s what I did. I was about to take a photo of the unopened bag. I stepped away to find the camera and when I came back, well, the bag was already opened and a few of the rice rollers had disappeared. I managed to at least snap a photo of what they look like.

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Aug
23
2016
Aug 23, 2016

Oh my, where do I begin??

JUST WATCH THIS!

There, that about sums it up.

I absolutely love Pentatonix. Pentatonix released their fourth album back in 2015 and I’ve been listening to it ever since. I bopped to “Na Na Na”, I grooved to “Can’t Sleep Love”, I danced like a maniac to “Sing” while simultaneously belting my heart out. “Water” was one of my favourites. It was ethereal and effervescent. I loved all the tunes, from “Cracked” to “New Year’s Day”. I mean, I could go on forever. I can’t carry a tune for the life of me but I didn’t care. I was having too much fun!

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As time went on however, I craved something new from Pentatonix. I could feel that something new was on its way, I just didn’t know what and then out came this video.

Pentatonix has created yet another masterpiece, this time blending English with Japanese for their “Perfume” medley. Now, I’ll be honest, I had no idea what a “Perfume” medley was so I had to do a little digging and discovered that Perfume is a Japanese group. Sure, the use of Japanese in the song probably gave it away but I truly didn’t know the group existed until Pentatonix did the medley.

Thank you Pentatonix for this Perfume medley and for reminding everyone of how incredibly talented you are. As an accapella group, really, your talents are limitless. The notes, the harmonization, the creativity, and vibrancy you bring to the world of music is inspiring. You’ve tackled songs in French, Korean, and now Japanese too.

I mean, does it get any better than that?

Reminder: this post was written by and for thingsthatwedo.com only and reflects the opinion of one wee small family. If you see this post anywhere else except on my site at thingsthatwedo.com, know that I have not consented to having any part of this post (or this website for that matter), to be re-produced, copied, or re-printed anywhere else. Practice ethical posting!

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Aug
19
2016
Aug 19, 2016

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Here we go, yet another recall post. It’s been a while, ’tis true, so please be sure to scan this list, make sure you’re not impacted. Then, do yourself a favour and register to receive recent recall updates directly. See links at the bottom of this post for more details.

Reading material: from the FDA – FDA Office of Women’s Health
College Women’s Social Media Toolkit Click to access the PDF kit

Reading material: from the FDA – Final Rule: Substances Generally Recognized as Safe

Reading material: from the FDA – Vaccines for Children: Information for Parents and Caregivers

In the U.S. – Sage Products Expands Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Comfort Shield Barrier Cream Cloths
Reason for recall: Microbial Contamination Click here for more details

In Canada – Dorel Juvenile Canada recalls swivel wheel jogging strollers
Reason for recall: fall hazard Click here for more details

In Canada – GSI Outdoors recalls Kids’ Insulated Water Bottles
Reason for recall: lead Click here for more details

In the U.S. – Oriental Packing Co., Inc. Issues Alert on Lead in Curry Powder
Reason for recall: lead Click here for more details

In Canada – Les Produits Arboréka Inc. recalls certain BOKA pacifier holders
Reason for recall: choking hazard Click here for more details.

In the U.S. – Rabbit Creek Products recalls certain flavors of bread, muffin and brownie mixes
Reason for recall: possible E.Coli Click here for more details.

In Canada – Roots recalls Roots Salt and Pepper® Cooper Beaver Romper
Reason for recall: choking hazard Click here for more details.

In Canada – Basis Science, Inc., and Intel Corporation recall Basis Peak Watches
Reason for recall: burn hazard Click here for more details.

In Canada and the U.S. – Dennis East International recalls Whiskey Glass and 4 Whiskey Stone Gift Set
Reason for recall: Laceration Hazard Click here for more details.

In Canada and the U.S. – Brown Jordon Services recalls Hampton Bay Fall River Swivel Patio Chairs
Reason for recall: fall hazard Click here for more details.

In Canada and the U.S. – Kohler Power Systems Recalls Portable Generators
Reason for recall: electrical hazard Click here for more details.

In Canada – Loblaw Companies Limited recalls President’s Choice® Vintage Popcorn Maker
Reason for recall: potential shock or fire hazard Click here for more details.

In the U.S.- Update: Gel Spice, Inc. Issues Expanded Recall of Ground Tumeric Powder
Reason for recall: elevated lead levels Click here for more details.

In the U.S. – Update: JM Exotic Foods, Inc. Recalls Ground Turmeric
Reason for recall: elevated lead levels Click here for more details.

In Canada – Swagway LLC recalls Swagway X1 Hands-Free Smartboard Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards
Reason for recall: burn hazard Click here for more details.

DO YOU HAVE A COMPLAINT ABOUT A PRODUCT?

Remember, I can only give you a snapshot of all the recalls that come out. Be vigilant and make sure you go directly to the source!

Health Canada – how to report a consumer product. If you experience an incident with a consumer product, you need to know how to report it. Click here to read more.

In the United States, if you have a complaint about a particular medicine, medical device, or food product, contact the FDA. Click here to read more.

Problems with E-Cigarettes, Vape Products, Hookah, Cigarettes or Tobacco? Tell FDA

Stay tuned to ThingsThatWeDo.com. We’ll continue to keep you all posted of product recalls and safety tips!

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Aug
14
2016
Aug 14, 2016

thingsthatwedo.com - violets

but I have been keeping up with my wee indoor plants. I’ve had these pots of violets for ages now – handmedowns from others who didn’t want them. I couldn’t bear to see them wilt away and so I took them all in and did my best to water them and keep them alive. I can’t even remember how many years I’ve had them for now but it’s been a while.

Confession: I haven’t even re-potted any of them. They’re still in the original plastic pot that I got them in. I water them about once a week and hope for the best. Occasionally, they’ll bloom and I get these wonderful visions:

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And then this one:

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Aug
6
2016
Aug 6, 2016

finding doryHello there, folks. I know I haven’t posted in a month or two but here I am now – Jenny from ThingsThatWeDo.com. Today I’m doing a post on this good movie called ‘Finding Dory’ about a fish who can’t remember anything.

I saw the movie in the theatre and it was very good. Like I said before, the movie is about a fish who can’t remember anything. One day, while Dory was asleep somehow (I can’t remember) she remembered that she had a family.

Yowza!

From the old Finding Nemo movie, Dory gets Marlin and Nemo to help find her family. On the way, she ends up in the marine life centre because she ends up tangled in plastic garbage. The marine staff think she’s injured so they bring her back to the marine life institute. An octopus named Hank came to see her when she was in her tank and he told her she had a tag on her fin that said she was going to Cleveland. He wanted her tag because he had bad memories of the ocean and wanted to go to Cleveland. So, eventually, she promises that if he helps her find the open ocean exhibit (where she thinks her parents are) she’ll give him the tag.

Eventually, Dory finds her parents near the edge of California. I’ll leave the rest of it for you to figure out.

Mom Question: Did you like the movie?

Jenny’s Answer: Yes.

Q: Why?

A: Because it had a good meaning like fish belong in the water and it’s also about family like you’ll never forget your family no matter where you go even if you’re forgetful like this fish! It’s also important to recycle because you can get fish in hot water!

p.s. Dory suffers from short term memory loss

Q: Funniest part of the movie?

A: There are a lot of funny parts…um…I like Destiny the whale shark and Bailey the beluga whale. They were funny!

Q: Do you think Finding Dory is a good movie for children of all ages?

A: Yes, even adults too! It’s got a good meaning for everyone!

Final Thoughts?

The Finding Dory movie was really good and I hope you watch it. Final words: recycle, be good to your family, and have hope!

Reminder: this post was written by and for thingsthatwedo.com only and reflects the opinion of one wee small family. If you see this post anywhere else except on my site at thingsthatwedo.com, know that I have not consented to having any part of this post (or this website for that matter), to be re-produced, copied, or re-printed anywhere else. Practice ethical posting!

Aug
3
2016
Aug 3, 2016

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It’s been a while, I know, but well, here is a list of recent recalls that have been bouncing around. It’ll never be a comprehensive list which is why it’s so important for you to subscribe and get recalls directly but at least, it’s something to work with. See below for some reading material as well!

Reading material: from the FDA – Mercury Poisoning Linked to Skin Products

Reading material: from Health Canada – New safety measures for prescription codeine and hydrocodone to further restrict use in children and adolescents

In Canada – Arseno recalls children’s upper outerwear with drawstrings at the neck
Reason for recall: drawstring safety! Click here for more details

In Canada and the U.S. – Starbucks Coffee Company recalls Cold-to-Go Stainless Steel Straws
Reason for recall: possible injury hazard for young children. Think about it: stainless steel straws, moving children…you get the idea. Click here for more details

In the U.S. – Sage Products Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Comfort Shield Barrier Cream Cloths
Reason for recall: microbial contamination Click here for more details

In Canada – Sea Delight brand Blue Marlin Loins
Reason for recall: histamine Click here for more details

In the U.S. – Hampton Creek Issues Voluntary Recall of Mixes Containing Native Forest Coconut Milk Powder
Reason for recall: possible salmonella Click here for more details.

In the U.S. – Updated: Additional Package Codes Of Watts Brothers Farms Organic Mixed Vegetables, Organic Super Sweet Corn, and Organic Peas
Reason for recall: listeria Click here for more details.

In the U.S. – Gel Spice, Inc. Issues Alert on One Lot of Fresh Finds Ground Turmeric Powder
Reason for recall: Elevated lead levels Click here for more details.

In Canada, the U.S. and Mexico – Loot Crate Inc. recalls Infinity Gauntlet Oven Mitts
Reason for recall: burn hazard Click here for more details.

In Canada and the U.S. – Interlogix® recalls Personal Panic Devices
Reason for recall: wireless panic device may malfunction and that’s never a good thing during an emergency! Click here for more details.

In the U.S. – General Mills Expands Retail Flour Recall
Reason for recall: E-coli Click here for more details.

In the U.S. – Weis Markets issues voluntary recall for 30 bakery products
Reason for recall: possible small metal fragments in the sugar topping Click here for more details.

In the U.S. and Canada – Lorex Technology, Inc. recalls Lorex Care “N” Share video baby monitors
Reason for recall: burn hazard Click here for more details.

In Canada – Embrace Technologies Inc. recalls Little Lotus Swaddles and Sleeping Bags
Reason for recall: choking hazard Click here for more details.

In the U.S. and Canada – Cycling Sports Group Recalls 2010-2012 Cannondale Bad Boy and Bad Girl Bicycles
Reason for recall: fall hazard Click here for more details.

In Canada – Caramia Furniture Ltd. recalls Chelsea Six Drawer Dresser and Night Table
Reason for recall: entrapment hazard if product isn’t anchored Click here for more details.

DO YOU HAVE A COMPLAINT ABOUT A PRODUCT?

Remember, I can only give you a snapshot of all the recalls that come out. Be vigilant and make sure you go directly to the source!

Health Canada – how to report a consumer product. If you experience an incident with a consumer product, you need to know how to report it. Click here to read more.

In the United States, if you have a complaint about a particular medicine, medical device, or food product, contact the FDA. Click here to read more.

Problems with E-Cigarettes, Vape Products, Hookah, Cigarettes or Tobacco? Tell FDA

Stay tuned to ThingsThatWeDo.com. We’ll continue to keep you all posted of product recalls and safety tips!

Let others know about these recalls: it!

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Jul
29
2016
Jul 29, 2016
Posted in: Recipes

thingsthatwedo.com - lemon pudding cake

Where do I even begin?

If you like lemons, you’ll like this lemon pudding cake. I honestly thought this would become a disaster in the oven but was happily surprised by the finished product. You get this lovely light layer of cake at the top with a yummy pudding like lemon curd on the bottom. It tastes great fresh but in my humble opinion it tastes so much better after it’s been chilled.

I’m a mediocre baker at best so if I can make this simple lemon pudding cake, so can you!

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