Saturday, August 25, 2012
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
So, everyone seems to be on a health kick these days….including me! I have excess lbs I must shed and so we have turned to a “more veggie-less meat” lifestyle! It’s really going good, I might add! Everyone is feeling better and looking better to boot! Woohoo
As part of our healthy lifestyle we are making the switch to less processed food and wayyyy less sugar!
Anyway, I also made the switch to using real butter, coconut oil, and olive oil! I hate to say this but processed foods are so unhealthy! So, back to the butter….I made the switch to real butter and love it! Yay! The only thing I did not like about it was that it was not very spreadable unless you leave it out on the counter to soften for a while! So, my friend Debbie shared how to make real butter more spreadable! It’s super easy to make!! You can check out her blog HERE! She is one crafty lady if I do say so myself! <3
You let 1lb of butter come to room temp and then mix in 1 cup of olive oil or coconut oil. Once that is mixed well you add in one cup of water and blend til creamy! Store in an air tight container and keep in the frig. There you go! Easy Peasy!
Don’t that look yummy! I used olive oil this batch but think I’m going to use coconut oil next time because of coconut oils anti-fungal properties….and I love the taste of it! yum
Monday, June 18, 2012
Hi friends! I wanted to show y’all what I’ve been working on! I can’t decide if I’m going to keep them for myself or send them to friends and family! Decisions…Decisions! Ha!
Here is a trivet I made recently:
and here is the back!! Isn’t it pretty?
Here is another one I recently finished:
The second one is kinda backwards! I put the granny round as the back and straight stitches as the front…but I like how it turned out!
If you would like the pattern click HERE!
Friday, June 15, 2012
The Craftsy Block of the Month is a completely free, year-long online class instructed by expert quilter, Amy Gibson. There are 12 installments, each one posted on the first day of every month. The first 10 months/installments teach our students two new exciting blocks (brand new designs or funky spins on traditional blocks). The last two months are dedicated to finishing the quilt. At the end of the class, our students will have full-size and one-of-a-kind quilts. Like all of our classes, students can view it whenever it’s convenient for them, and can watch them however many times they’d like. It’s filmed in high-definition, and it’s fully interactive---students can ask Amy questions as they go.