Tuesday, January 31
I have found that a little extra prep before bedtime goes a long way in this house. Which brings me to today's free printable. Hanger tags! Labeled with each day of the week, they minimize the amount of time wasted looking for the "right" outfit for each morning and reinforce the days of the week for my oldest two.
My little one loves pink, can you tell?
On Sunday night, we pick out everyone's clothing for the week and put them on hangers. I fold pants on the hanger and then put the tops on over those. Then we just pop on the hanger tags and hang up the outfits in order. This takes about 15 minutes total for all three kids, and I know it saves us loads of time overall during the week.
I may try and streamline this even more by simply adding a new outfit to the empty hanger and putting it in the back of the line. That would eliminate the 15 minute chunk of time on Sunday nights.
If you want to try it out, just click on the link below to a free PDF. There's two sets, blue and purple, in the document. I would suggest printing these out on card stock and using an exacto knife to cut them out. If this continues to work well in our house, I will probably laminate them as well.
Click here to download these for free.
Have a great day!
Monday, January 30
**Part of Project 365 - a single photo from each day of the prior week. If you do the same and would like to share your pictures, please leave a link to them in the comments section.**
Wishing you all a wonderful start to your week...
Friday, January 27
Oh! And with a pattern name of Stella Pixie Hat, how could I not make one for my little Stella.
Have a great weekend!
Wednesday, January 25
This was my first flourless cake. In fact, I had never even heard of such a thing until last week - really. I am so happy with the outcome! It's healthy, full of antioxidants, fiber, and protein. All of it is made with real food, and best of all, it actually tastes good. Since cutting the sugar out of my diet, I haven't really wanted sweets, but this recipe caught my atttention. I adjusted it to my needs, and this is what I ended up with.
Flourless Sugar Free Chocolate Cake
3 - 4oz 100% Cocoa Ghirardelli Baking Chocolate bars
1 Can (2 cups) Garbanzo Beans
3/4 Cup Agave Nectar
1/2 tsp Baking Powder
1) Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9" round cake pan. I dusted mine with cocoa powder.
2) Break the chocolate bars into bits and melt in a double boiler or according to the directions on the package.
3) Drain and rinse garbanzo beans.
4) In a blender, combine eggs and beans and blend until well combined and frothy looking.
5) Add the baking powder and agave and blend again.
6) Carefully add the melted chocolate and pulse until completely mixed. Pour into the greased pan and bake for 40-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Allow to cool for 15 minutes and then remove from pan.
Tuesday, January 24
I wanted to cry. Like really, really cry. And for a split second, I thought that perhaps it could be salvaged. But unless this January/February little baby boy I'm making it for wants to be hanging out in a sleeveless sweater, it would have to be frogged. Frogged - I like that term. It's a good thing too, because as I sat waiting in the pick up line for my son, staring down at the weeks and weeks worth of knitting that was about to disappear, I thought that exact line "This will have to be frogged". And then I giggled to myself, because saying something has to be frogged just sounds kind of wonky (by the way, I like the word wonky too).
So there you have it, my sanity saver - silly words. Well, that and an understanding friend.
Keep your fingers crossed for me that this sweater will arrive to said friend, before her little baby boy does.
Monday, January 23
**Part of Project 365. A single photo for each day of the prior week. If you do the same and would like to share, please leave a link to your photos in the comment section.**
Tuesday, January 17
Lately, instead of doing the crafty things I normally do (knitting, baking, sewing, crafting...), I have been stuck to my camera. I worried about what to post this week on the blog because really all of my free time has been spent taking pictures, researching photography techniques, looking at photo editing... I just can't seem to get enough :) I think I found a new love.
I promise to keep up with other topics, but for the next few months, don't be surprised if there's a lot of photo talk too.
And, just for fun, I thought I would share my first photo edit. Far from remarkable, I know, but still fun.
Have a great day!
Monday, January 16
**Part of project 365, a photo from each day of the prior week. If you do the same, please feel free to share a link to your photos in the comments section.**
Wishing you all a wonderful start to your week!
Wednesday, January 11
So there you have it. If you want to make one of your own, click here.
Monday, January 9
**Part of project 365. Every Monday I share a photo from each day of the prior week. If you do the same, please share a link to your photos in the comments section. Wishing you a wonderful start to your week. **