Saturday, March 24

Sewing a Sundress

     I don't know about all of you, but I go through project phases. For a period of time I'll be all about scrapbooking, then it'll be all about painting, then it'll be all about knitting, and then something else. Then it will repeat in some order or another. :)

     For now, it seems that I have an overwhelming desire to sew....only I haven't really mastered my sewing machine. I did take Home Ec way back when in middle school and I could work a sewing machine as good as the next girl. And when I made Kyleigh's baby quilt a few years ago I used the sewing machine for about half. But now, with a different machine, I am at a loss. I am hoping to find someone to teach me how to use it. So in the meantime, I'll be doing my sewing projects by hand.

     My first project was a sundress for little Abby. We went to the fabric store on a whim, and found some ruffled material that is perfect for this kind of project. And within that selection, Abby found a Dora the Explorer pattern. :)

It's All Quiche To Me

Spinach & Bacon Quiche
adapted from Magazine

makes 6 servings, Weight Watchers 7 Points Plus per serving
  • 1 unbaked 9-inch pie crust
  • 4 slices of bacon, cut into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 5 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup fat free milk
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 package (5 oz) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry (1/2 cup)
  • 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese

Wednesday, March 21

Unfogging The Foggy Headlights

     I think we all end up having a problem with our headlights. The cars' headlights. They become foggy and dull which means they no longer cast bright light. And it just looks bad. There are products out there now that say they clear up that foggy-ness. I don't know if they really work or not. I honestly can't afford to spend money on some headlight-clearing solution. And what's to say it actually works? If it doesn't, you are out the money. I never actually put this much thought into my car's headlights before the other day.

     I was on Pinterest (where else? :) ) and saw a pin where someone used toothpaste to solve this little problem. I thought that would be neat if it worked, but I didn't "like" it or "re-pin" it because I didn't want to look silly if it turned out to be fake. But it was nagging at me to give it a try. I mean, really, what was there to be lost by trying it? A little toothpaste and a few minutes of my time. And if it didn't really work, then at least my headlights would be clean of pollen....for a few minutes anyway. So with a few minutes on my hands (we were waiting for the time to go to the bus stop) I decided to get Abby to help me give it a go.

Did it work? Well, pictures speak volumes.

Sunday, March 4

     I'm addicted to Pinterest. There is just no other way to put it. I LOVE that site. I think it's awesome. The crafts and do-it-yourself projects and recipes and photographs and, well, you get the idea. It's fantastic. But now I'm excited because I got to use one of the ideas I found on the site!

     The blog that the "pin" is from is one that makes an organizing nerd like me very happy. :) Delightful Order is written by DaNita, and she also maintains an Etsy shop where you can purchase all her wonderful organizing kits. The idea I first found and fell in love with was the Children's Homework Message Center. After reading through the blog post, I knew this was one idea I was going to have to add to my house. Now this is one of those things that is available in the Etsy shop, but as I wanted to do this for both girls (since little Abby will be starting preschool this year) I found I didn't have $70+s&h to spend on this-- we do need food and gas and pull-ups ya know. So for the more budget-concious me, here's what I came up with.

Thursday, March 1

Goals going strong

If you remember back to my last post (waaaaaaaaay back), I talked about losing weight as one of my goals for the new year. No, not resolutions--I tend to break those within days of making them. haha There are so many diets out there these days but a lot seem to have one thing in common--doing without certain foods.

     I know I could never stick to any regimens that cut out carbs. I simply love bread and pasta waaaaaaaaaaaay too much. :)

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