It’s the first Friday of the new year yall and you know what that means… It’s time for a BLT!!!!
I’m so excited to get back to regular editions of my little series. I kind of took an unofficial break from it during the holiday season but the holidays are now over and I’m can’t wait to get started. So enough “chat”…
BLOG: I discovered the Sewing Novice via Twitter. I started following her based her name and profile (very scientific) but hadn’t visited her blog until I pinned the Fabric Boxes (my last post). It’s become a regular haunt for me. Her blog is clean, fresh and gets right to the point. It’s full of one excellent tutorial after the other with the perfect balance of craft and personal. And for you sewing novices out there (like me) it’s an awesome resource. Clear, concise and best of all easy to follow instructions.
LOVE IT: One of my personal resolutions this year is to eat better. I’m not dieting but I do need to expand my palate a bit. I also want to eat less processed food. So we are starting with a simple and sweet thing first. Kira was recently introduced to hot chocolate. Now if you know my daughter that means that she also knows that something is missing. “Where marshmallows mummy?” So being the dedicated mum that I try very hard to be I dug around and found what sounds like the perfect recipe for homemade marshmallows. Now this is going to “kill” two birds with one stone. Kira loves to be in the kitchen “cooking” and “baking” so it’s something we can make together (a great rainy day project, child is engaged and learning) and one less processed food on the list. And they look so darn good!!!
I found the recipe at Smitten Kitchen. If you haven’t already checked out this site…please do. It’s awesome and beautiful!!
(picture by Smitten Kitchen….yum!!)
As I was looking for a great tutorial for this post I was lurking around Pinterest (I want to quit it but I just can’t) and found this.
I can’t even tell you how excited I was to find it. And I have to thank Ellen, The Long Thread, for all the work that went into putting that list together. Amazing! Organized and all in one place. Go have a look…you should be able to find something to keep you busy. My to-do list just tripled!!!!
Have a great weekend everyone!!!! Go do, make, create something that makes your heart happy.