Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Cute Heat Transfer Onesies

Hi, All!

My sweet nephew turned 1 this month, so this was a perfect opportunity for me to get crafty and make him a birthday present.  I found the onesies online at (they came in a 4-pack) and did a search on Pinterest for some ideas that would be cute to make some heat transfers for them.  The Silhouette Studio online store had the perfect shapes and fonts, and I used the Silhouette brand black flocked heat transfer.  Although the instructions say to iron on for 45-60 seconds, 3 minutes or so is what it takes for my iron to get the transfer to stick.  The results turned out adorable!



I think the embellishments on the backside were just the ticket!

Friday, June 6, 2014

Fridge Chalkboard Vinyl

Well, our new fridge came in a couple weeks ago and it is absolutely glorious!  A choir sings in my head when I open the French doors and see all that wonderful space in there!  It is very large, though, and our kitchen is very small.  And because it is so small, we chose white instead of the ever popular stainless.  Otherwise, it would have looked like an elephant had made it's home in our kitchen.  I decided to jazz it up some with a very useful chalkboard.  I had some chalkboard vinyl in my stash and found some pretty dragonfly flourishes in the Silhouette library.  The Cameo cut everything out nicely using a doublecut; the chalkboard vinyl is a bit thicker than the regular vinyl.  The flourishes weeded out beautifully intact and I hated to waste them, so on the fridge they went as well.  Now, we have a nice memo board for groceries and the "Honey-do" list.

Bye for now!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Apples & Peanut Butter Yogurt

Hey, Everyone!
The Hubby and I are on a quest for better health and to also shed quite a few unwanted pounds.  We've learned that in order to lose weight, you do have to eat.  I was a horrible eater.  I didn't like breakfast, definitely didn't have a snack, lunch was whatever I could find in a pinch, and I really over did it at supper.  I love supper.  Roasted whatever on the Traeger, potatoes, pasta casserole, maybe some veggies, and throw in some home baked bread.  Mmmm, that was what I liked.  My metabolism must have figured I was a bear going into hibernation because by eating the way I was, I was telling my body to store up fat for the winter.   And it did.
So, now when I go grocery shopping I grab carrots, celery, and peppers and cut them up to fit in the little snack bags for snacks during the day.  Works out to be a cup of veggies in the bag.  I try to have at least 2 veggie bags during the day, have lots of veggies and/or salad at supper.  For my morning snack, I like to make a smoothie with the V8 Fruit Fusion Pomegranate and Blueberry (there's tomatoes in this juice, not just carrots), a tablespoon of psyllium fiber and a scoop of whey protein.  I have that after I exercise at Curves.
My afternoon snack requires a smart carb, a protein, and a veggie pack.  My smart carb of choice is a nice small Gala apple.  Peanut butter is a great protein, provided it is a natural peanut butter;  roasted peanuts and salt.  That's it.  Apples and peanut butter taste great together, but it was kind of difficult to scoop the peanut butter on the apples.  And the portion of peanut butter was only a tablespoon.  Not a lot.  So, I decided to try and mix it with some plain 0% fat Greek Yogurt in equal portions (half a cup of each), and added a small squirt of honey in with it.  Mix it all up good together and voila,  Peanut Butter Yogurt Dip.  Delish!
I think this is a great snack for kids and adults alike!

Take the time to eat something healthy!