Monday, January 30, 2012

Paleo "Hot Toddy" and Special Offer

Yep, we've "gone paleo."  DH shed 15 lbs in about a month.  I'm not doing quite as well on that front, but that's not what this post is about.


We found this recipe for Creamy Turmeric Tea on one of our favorite Paleo web sites (click here).  Tonight's batch blends coconut milk and almond milk, coconut oil and butter - plus, of course, turmeric.  It does not taste a bit like tea, but it's a nice, warm drink that we make occasionally in the evening.  Instead of sweet, it's savory and buttery.  Here are the obligatory pictures.

If you've read this far, I might as well tell you that I buy Nutiva coconut oil at iherb (click here).  This high-quality coconut oil smells good and we have many uses for it.  I will blog more about it later, but if you click here, you can get $5.00 (USD) off your first order from iherb.

Note from the next day:  Silly me -- I forgot to add a little bit of honey to the drink, but it still tasted good!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

More Sewing Progress

No matter how small the accomplishment, sewing progress IS sewing progress.

I have been working on New Look 6343, ever so slowly.  I am using the lines of the black and white view for both the front and the back:

I recently cut out all the pieces.  Today I pinned the lower skirt pieces, and they are now ready to be sewn:

I will post my progress.

Tuna Salad

Hubby made tuna salad for lunch:
Here's what's in it:

  • large can of tuna
  • chopped tomatoes
  • chopped green onions
  • cilantro
  • lemon grass paste


Green Eggs and Ham

Yesterday, I had green eggs and ham for breakfast:

Here's what's in it:

  • two boiled eggs, chopped
  • one piece of bacon, cut into pieces
  • one small packet of guacamole

It was good because I like boiled eggs with guacamole.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

A Little Sewing Progress Today

I finally finished cutting out the current project. It is the New Look 6343 skirt pattern.  I made it before (click here) in a jersey fabric called Jet from Joann's.  It is a really cheap-o, thin knit, but I was able to make it without hemming it.

I am now making this skirt in a Navy ponte de roma knit, which has more body and is altogether a classier fabric.  I have lengthened the skirt by five inches, and I also plan to hem it.  I have taken pictures of the current project in progress.  You can see the pictures and my comments by clicking on the picture below.

nl 6343

Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy New Year! -- and Early Version of a Free Tutorial

One of my goals for 2012 is to publish all my picture tutorials on my blog.  I will start with the Updated Classic Pillow Case.  It is currently in one of my Picasa web albums.

The picture is the link to that album.  I would appreciate any input you have.
classic pc updated

Thank you for looking!