Monday, July 20, 2009

A Week Of Journaling: Monday

Hubby ended up working all night last night, he went to bed sometime this morning and was called bright and early to fix another problem that he was able to handle from home. Since he worked about 15 hours yesterday, they gave him today off. After fixing the problem he went back to bed and slept in quite late today.

While he slept, I sewed. I made a dress last week, and it was absolutely hideous! lol It was just the wrong style for me. It looked like a giant Hawaiian moo moo. So not flattering. The arm holes were gigantic, they went all the way to my waist. And two other people probably could have fit into it with me! lol So I decided I would cut off the bottom and gather the skirt. Then I cut and seamed down the top and arms quiet a bit, and added another pleat at the bottom of the bodice. Then I sewed the top and bottom together and WaLa! A whole new dress!

Hubby woke up and we watched some more of the movie that we had started yesterday. I heated up some left over BBQ pork and we had BBQ pork sandwiches for lunch.

My Mom came over for dinner and visited with us for a little while. After she left Hubby got called into work again for about an hour. I tided up the house a bit and finished sewing a lining for a sewing bag that I'm currently making. I now have the exterior, interior, and handle finished, just got to put them all together now! When Hubby got home we finally finished our movie and watched another one. And now its time to sleep!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

A Week Of Journaling: Sunday

Not much happened today. Hubby and I slept in, I didn't feel well.

I decided to try something new, Sweet Potatoes! I baked them in my aroma oven on 300 degrees F for about an hour. They baked so well, when I got them out, the skin just peeled right off! First I tried them plain. They tasted okay, but not great. So I decided to add butter and brown sugar. Then tasted them again. I didn't like them at all with the butter and brown sugar! Hubby refused to even try a sweet potato....

A server messed up where Hubby works and he had to go in for about an hour. While he was at the office I fixed Cajun Chicken Alfredo, so yummy! I had it ready for him when he got home! He fixed the on site problems and then came home to finish the rest of the work remotely.

I managed to run to Big Lots, they were having a store wide 20% off sale. I just bought a few items, toilet paper, puppy pads, and a few other things. I would have loved to have been able to afford some of their furniture! I forgot to get a loaf of bread while I was there, so I stopped by a store close to the house.

Later I fixed BBQ pork sandwiches for dinner and washed dishes. Hubby and I started watching a movie, I was too tired to finish it and hopefully we'll finish it tomorrow. Hubby is still working and I'm off to bed!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

A Successful Day

  • Today was such a successful Day!
  • I got the baby quilt finished! Pictures coming soon!
  • I planted five hanging baskets of strawberries! Yum!
  • I got started on a matching sewing tote and machine cover!
  • Successful Days Are So Wonderful!
  • Don't you love it when you feel like you've got a lot accomplished?

Sunday, July 5, 2009

I'm So Happy

I finally found a quick and easy way to make Rice Milk! The last time I tried to make rice milk I blew my blender up! This recipe is even better for you because it is raw! You don't even have to cook the rice! So this is how I did it!

Rice Milk

  • 1 cup brown rice
  • 4 cups water
  • stevia to taste
  1. Pour rice and water in a bowl with lid, refrigerate overnight.
  2. Blend the rice and water on high with a stick blender for about two minutes or in a regular blender for about one minute.
  3. Strain through a cheese cloth, blend in some stevia to taste.
  4. Store in a glass jar in the refrigerator.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy 4th of July

Just wanted to stop in and say Happy 4th of July!

And also tell you what I've been up to lately! A while back I posted about my best friend being pregnant, well her Baby Shower is July 11! I've been super busy trying to get her gifts ready! Everything I'm giving her is going to be homemade! So, I've been working overtime! lol So far, I have finished a Baby Toboggan and I'm just about finished with her baby Quilt. All I lack on the quilt is the edging. I will be making a few more items for her also. I'll post pics within the next few days!