Saturday, July 30, 2011

T-shirt Refashioned

I thought I'd dress up a plain T to be just a bit fancier!

Start with a plain t-shirt.

Folded the shirt in half and chalked a line in the middle.

Line up your buttons where you want them and chalk a line there too. My buttons are all different sizes and some are plain white and some are pearly. I did have enough of the same kind but it wasn't as cute!

Then sew on your buttons and sew on some lace!

Ta-da! So simple and easy!
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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Meal Schedule

When it comes to meal planning there are a ton of different ways to do it.
I usually use my Google Calendar to plan my meals, but I taught a class on meal planning and decided that I needed a cute display and came up with this...

Start with a dollar store frame (take out the glass). And print out a cute calendar, I found mine HERE at Anything but Perfect. And more HERE!

Place a couple of sheets of tin tiles behind your calendar, and your almost done!

Then you need to make a list of all of your 30 plus favorite meals that you know how to make... type out a list of them, here is mine if you want. Print them out on a few different colors of paper, you will need to space/size them to fit on your calendar. Then make magnates out of them. I traced some with pebble marbles, cut out, and Mod Podged them to the back.

Then hot glued a magnate to the back.

Others I just stuck a magnate on the paper.

So WHY meal plan?
You know what to buy at the store because your meals are set and you know what to get!
It makes being in the kitchen more enjoyable.
Your eating more of a variety, and it should be healthier and cheaper, because of your planning.
And the best part is NOW you KNOW what's for dinner!

Try throwing in a "New recipe night" or maybe buy something that you have never cooked before (because it's on sale) and try cooking it. Always have a "fill in meal" or a "fall back meal" something that is easy and requires no prep, so that way if you had a "leftover" night but you have no leftovers you still have a meal. Like potstickers that you pull out of the freezer, or cans of soup. Canned beef is a great one to have on hand... you can mix it with BBQ sauce and throw it on a hamburger bun (that you keep in the freezer). Or you can take that same can of beef and mix some green chili sauce with it, bust out some beans and tortillas and you have green burritos.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Cricut Giveaway!

I just wanted to spread the word, the odds are good and there are 5 more days! The giveaway is over at Turbo Bubblegum!