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Thursday, December 02, 2010

Gift Wrapping with Holiday Kitchen Towels

I was just wrapping a gift for a gift exchange at our Bible study this month. I used cute Christmas gift towel as gift wrap. Thought it was cute!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Nanalulus is in a competition sponsored by intuit for a $30,000 grant for a small business. Please vote for us by using link below or texting Nanalulu to 244326, no cost to text, they will ask you what you love about us! THANKS!!!!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

WIN FREE AMERICA United State Map Colorful Graphics Retro Towel

WIN FREE !! America United State Map Colorful Graphics Retro Towel

We have a fun blog giveaway for you!!!
What you win
This great USA map towel has wonderful colorful retro grahics. You will find fun graphics for Mt Rushmore, Route 66, The Statue of Liberty The Rockies, Covered Bridges, Southern Belle, The Great Lakes, Georgia Peaches, and much more! Take a close up look at photos. Perfect addition to any textile maps collection.

This towel is from a fun collection of city, state, and special places retro styled kitchen towels. Reminiscent of vacations from days gone by. Each towel has original copyrighted designs printed on hand loomed 100% cotton fabric. Silk screened in 12 colors the design is framed by hand embroidery work and the towels are finished with hand dyed rick rack.
Each towel has a trio of colorful stripes on each side and comes in a nice organza pouch ready for gift giving. These fabulous towels make wonderful gifts. Besides adding a retro touch to any kitchen they could also be used as a guest / hand towel or a bar towel. They would be a lot of fun to frame or make pillows out of too. See last photo for framing idea.

Towel measures about 22"x 28 "

Retail Value 17.99 + free shipping

Look for more cities and state here:

These are fun to frame, see sample of France below

How to win:

Visit our website Nanalulus Linens & Handkerchiefs

Find any item you would like to receive as a gift or give as a gift. Come back to blog and leave a comment noting which item you chose, why you'd like to receive it, or whom you would give it to as a gift. Let us know how to get a hold of you if you win! SIMPLE That's it!

We will choose a winner using a random number picker on Sunday night November 7, 2010 Prize will be mailed to US addresses only. Must be 18 or over to win.

GOOD LUCK & Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Marie Shrivers Report On Alzheimers & Caregivers

Marie Shrivers has writteh a new report on Alzheimers. She has come out with a study on Alzheimers with interesting facts on caregivers. There are 10.9 million unpaid caregivers of people with Alzheimers. The biggest percentage of them are women, many being "sandwiched" between their own children and careers. It takes a toll on them emotionally & physically. They suffer from more depression, more illnesses, and more hospitalizations than non caregivers. 40% suffer from the most severe forms of depression.

Caregivers spend 4 BILLION dollars on their own health care costs due to the stress of being a caregiver. If the caregiver is elderly their death rate is 63% higher than non-cargivers. This is not good news with the expectancy of the number of people that will be afflicted with Alzheimers disease to triple to 16 million by 2050. Two-thirds of those will be women. Young men you better prepare now to become caregivers yourself. Please give to Alzheimers research in any way you can, and if you know a caregiver tell them you appreciate what they do. You can hear a little about the research on the ABC link below. Shriver has a book available on the study also.
My mom suffers from Alzheimers here are some photos of her.


These show why some people do not want to put their family in elder care facilities

Thanks for reading

Monday, October 11, 2010

Gorgeous Earrings Giveaway!

Would you like to win these beautiful earrings? Mary Jane is celebrating her birthday by giving away these sweet handmade earrings. Check out the details here

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Cute Halloween Ideas!

Here are a couple of cute Halloween ideas from
Better Homes & Gardens

Make a Vintage Star Ornament for Halloween
Create these easy vintage-look Halloween ornaments from a purchased graphics, glitter, tinsel, and jingle bells.

What You'll Need
•Vintage-inspired Halloween graphic
•Acrylic circle to fit in center of star
•Photo spray adhesive
•Purchased 9- or 12-inch star
•Crafts glue
•Glitter: black or orange
•Tinsel: black or orange
•Hole punch
•12-inch piece of 1/4-inch-wide ribbon
•5 gold jingle bells

How to Make It
1.Cut a circle from a Halloween graphic, such as a photo or postcard, the size of the acrylic circle.
2.Lightly spray the front side of the graphic circle with adhesive. Press the adhesive side of the circle onto one side of the acrylic circle. Spray the back of the graphic circle with adhesive and center on the star; press in place.
3.Apply crafts glue over the front of the star up to the edges of the acrylic circle using a paintbrush. Sprinkle glitter on the wet glue. Let glue dry. Tap off the excess glitter. Apply glitter on the back of the star if desired.
4.Apply glue along the edge of the acrylic circle. Press tinsel into the glue; let dry. Punch a hole in the top point of the star. Insert the ribbon through the hole, bring the ribbon ends together, and knot about 1 inch from the ends. Glue a jingle bell at each point of the star; let dry.
Make these pretty pumpkins by using hot glue to attach mums to real pumpkins. Pretty!

Looking for Halloween Goodies, See What We Have at NANALULUS

Saturday, September 18, 2010

What is Oilcloth? Oilcloth Tablecloths

What is Oilcloth?

Oilcloth has been around for about 100 years. You may remember walking into your grandmas kitchen and seeing a similar tablecloth on her kitchen table. It was relatively inexpensive, and often sold by the foot or yard in hardware or yardage stores. The original oilcloth was created by coating block-printed canvas or linen with linseed oil resin With age, the resin and design would crack and flake off.

Today’s high-tech version is a vinyl-permeated cotton mesh. It won’t crack and peel but has the same shine and color vibrancy of the oilcloth of yesteryear.

Some of today’s oilcloth is printed using some of the vintage designs, in many cases using the actual plates and rollers that were used for the vintage oilcloth.

Our tablecloths are durable even when used with hot plates. Waterproof and protected with a clear finish fade, stain, and soil resistant. They are easy to wipe clean with a warm, soapy sponge. Do not machine wash, or dry. Look at the pretty designs

Check out our tablecloths here:

Saturday, September 04, 2010

Some Words of Wisdom From Will Rogers

1. Never slap a man who's chewing tobacco.

2. Never kick a cow chip on a hot day.

3. There are 2 theories to arguing with a woman...neither works.

4. Never miss a good chance to shut up.

5. Always drink upstream from the herd.

6. If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.

7. The quickest way to double your money is to fold it and put it back in
your pocket.

8. There are three kinds of men: The ones that learn by reading.

The few who learn by observation.

The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence and find out for

9. Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad

10. If you're riding' ahead of the herd, take a look back every now and then
to make sure it's still there.

11. Lettin' the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier'n puttin' it back.

12. After eating an entire bull, a mountain lion felt so good he started
roaring. He kept it up until a hunter came along and shot him.

The moral: When you're full of bull, keep your mouth shut.


First ~ Eventually you will reach a point when you stop lying about your age
and start bragging about it.

Second ~ The older we get, the fewer things seem worth waiting in line for.

Third ~ Some people try to turn back their odometers. Not me, I want people
to know "why" I look this way. I've traveled a long way and some of the
roads weren't paved.

Fourth ~ When you are dissatisfied and would like to go back to youth, think
of Algebra.

Fifth ~ You know you are getting old when everything either dries up or

Sixth ~ I don't know how I got over the hill without getting to the top.

Seventh ~ One of the many things no one tells you about aging is that it is
such a nice change from being young.

Eighth ~ One must wait until evening to see how splendid the day has been.

Ninth ~ Being young is beautiful, but being old is comfortable.

Tenth ~ Long ago when men cursed and beat the ground with sticks, it was
called witchcraft. Today it's called golf.

And finally ~ If you don't learn to laugh at trouble, you won't have
anything to laugh at when you are old.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Cherry Cupcakes YUMMY

I made these yummy cupcakes for a MY Thirty-One Party I had last night. They turned out really cute. I used the red foil cupcake liners and the cherry cupcake picks


1 (18.25 ounce) package chocolate cake mix (I like the Betty Crocker Dark Chocolate)
1 1/3 cups water
1/2 cup vegetable oil
3 eggs
1 (21 ounce) can cherry pie filling
1 (16 ounce) can vanilla frosting

How To

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees, use the red foil cupcake liners with your cupcake pans.
In a mixing bowl, combine cake mix, water, oil and eggs; mix well. Spoon batter by 1/4 cupfuls into paper-lined muffin cups. Spoon a rounded teaspoon of pie filling (about 2 cherries and some glaze) onto the center of each cupcake. Bake at 350 degrees F for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted on an angle toward the center comes out clean. Remove to a wire rack to cool completely. Frost cupcakes; top with cherry cupcake pick

Your guests will be surprised by the cherry center :)

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Nanalulus Linens & Handkerchiefs

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Bliss Guild Blog Giveaway & Party!

Visit the Bliss Guild Blog, they are celebrating their 3rd anniversary with a great giveaway & a party. Check out the blog for details. There are 5 prizes, here is one of them by Roxi Designs