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New Pillow Covers

Not to long ago we repainted our living area. Going from what I call a red/orange color to grey, big change. It made our living area feel so much bigger and brighter. My kitchen is a yellow color, like corn yellow, and I love grey and yellow color combos with hints of purple (my favorite color). So naturally when we went from our previous color to grey a lot of my decor no longer matched including my pillows. So we went without pillows for a while, I am not sure why, because we had pillows they just didn’t match and were sitting upstairs. Anyhow, I was at Hobby Lobby and found some Duck Canvas in A LOT of different colors and settled on these 2 prints and a couple others that I haven’t finished yet. How I made them? Well I took the old pillow…

Jean Cardigan via Inside Crochet

I finally finished it! Seriously I feel like this took forever, because it did, and now it is done. I LOVE THIS VINTAGE INSPIRED CARDIGAN. This piece came from Inside Crochet issue 72, I love this magazine. The only down side is this is a heavy piece of clothing and it is 80+ degrees outside so wearing it now, well, might not happen. I have been waiting all spring for 80 degree weather and now I want to have a cooler day so I can wear it. Or maybe I shouldn’t have been so damn lazy and finished it sooner. I lied, there is another down side, this yarn is expensive, and you need a lot of it. I kept checking on sites for this yarn and the original price was over $6 and finally snagged it for just over $4 from Deramores. I have never done cross…

Weekly Recipe Routine

Happy Saturday! For the past month I have been going through a routine of getting my meals in place for the week. I am not very efficient at it yet but it has been working thus far so I wanted to share what I do because this helps me to keep my eating in check, not to mention my wallet from eating out all the time. First, I try to land on 3 to 4 recipes to make for the week. The majority of these recipes come from PaleOMG and her cookbook. This allows enough leftovers for other nights as well as taking food for lunch. Second, I prepare my shopping list. What I do here is type up the recipes into Excel. Why Excel? Good question. What I do is type out the recipe into different columns: Amount, measurement, ingredient, servings, recipe name, recipe source. This way when I…

Samoa Brownies, Twice

Hello people! As I have told you previously Juli Bauer from PaleOMG is one of my favs. You should look her up on snapchat, epic. Anyhow, she posted a recipe for these Samoa Brownies and let me tell you what, they are delicious. On the other hand, I have made these twice and screwed them up both times. Let’s be truthful though, both times they were still edible and were eaten. The first time I made them, I overcooked the caramel sauce to the point of sugar so the coconut didn’t stick together. Not to mention I burnt the ever loving p*ss out of my finger. That was fun to type with at work with a huge blister on the pad of my finger! It was disgusting, not to mention I went to get my nails done and thought the poor lady was going to…

Cotton Mini Dress

My niece recently celebrated her first birthday so I thought I would make her a cute little dress using some leftover yarn I had from my Boyfriend Cardigan. I will say that I merely made it to the end of this dress with what I had left, I might have had to do some improvising on my last round just to get 2 more stitches to finish it up (yikes). This worked up really quickly and was so incredibly easy to make just using a single crochet stitch. The pattern comes from Inside Crochet Issue 57 and I used Knit Picks CotLin yarn…

On the mend….

Well it has been nearly 3 weeks ago when I voiced my hatred for the sickness claiming my household and here I am again sharing how much the sh*t sucks. Since that post my son missed another week of school because of a relapse with his pneumonia and my daughter got her 2nd ear infection, and I had another nasty bout of a cold. WTF… On to other things. I have been getting up at 5:30am to get a quick workout in this past week to ease back into things since it has been nearly 2 months since I last worked out. Seriously not kidding with the sickness. At my work gym they have rowers and I love them. They are such a good full body workout that is low impact to the body. I purchased a Concept2 rower last week and that is what I have…

Filet Mesh Top – Lion Brand

Earlier in the fall I was looking for some good layering pieces to wear since you can experience 4 seasons in nearly 24 hours here in my home state. I had come across this Filet Mesh Top pattern and several others over on the Lion Brand website and thought that it would be a good piece to add to my collection. I chose the Vanna’s Choice yarn in Antique Rose. I love the detail that comes out through the pattern, meaning the “X” detail if you can’t see it. I paired this with a long sleeve top underneath, skinny jeans, and some boots. Done and done. &nbsp…