Do you dread the cold winter months? I do and being in North Carolina I know they aren’t that harsh so I can imagine if I lived somewhere that stayed cold and got even colder than it does here. One of the main reasons I dread the winter months is because I know that my skin is going to become dry, cracked and itchy. I wanted to let you know about some products from Nourish that have helped me to have soft and supple skin while indulging in a relaxing spa atmosphere.
I love drinking smoothies, slushies, and mixed drinks. However, most of them are incredibly high in empty calories and massive amounts of sugar. Unhealthy treats are fine every once in a while, but not ideal for everyday drinking. When you prepare a drink at home, you have more control over exactly what goes into your drink and the calorie content. You can prepare a delicious cocktail with fresh ingredients and lower calories.
I used to make healthy protein shakes but due to budget, I started making smoothies instead. I enjoy a smoothie at least once a day. Over the years, I have used several blenders. First, I used one that my mom gave me and when that broke down, my husband bought me a new one. I also acquired one through blog. Blenders vary in their blending results. Unfortunately, I have experienced uneven smoothies, too thick smoothies and unblended fruit at the bottom.
My husband and I love our coffee! My husband has always been a coffee drinker long before we started dating. I only preferred iced coffee for the longest time. When we were dating, we even had a few coffee dates. It was nice to enjoy a cup of coffee and some quiet time. As parents, we rarely experience those quiet moments.
I have crocheted for over 20 years. I love it. And I always enjoy sinking my crochet hooks into a new pattern. One of the crochet and knit newsletters I subscribe to is from RedHeart.com. These Fur Top Holiday Stockings were featured in their recent 12 Weeks of Christmas series that was a part of that newsletter. If you’re into crochet or knit projects, their newsletter is a great place for inspiration and I highly recommend signing up to receive it. They don’t send a million emails. And some of those emails I trash if they don’t contain something I’m interested in. The ones I do keep get filed in an email folder so I can go peruse them easier, at my own leisure.
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Last week, my son was sent home with an assignment. As you can see above, we had to disguise the turkey! I honestly had no idea what I was going to do. I was thinking too elaborate with what I wanted to do. I was thinking along the lines of drawing a window and a lamp in the background and have the turkey holding binoculars. Then I decided to color the turkey to look like a tiger!
Our kids have all decided they are too old for dressing up and trick-or-treating. I guess I get it for the two older ones, they are 22 and 15, after all. But, I’m a little bummed that our 12-yr-old daughter, L., has decided not to costume-up and hit the road. This isn’t the first year, either. She hasn’t wanted to dress up and trick-or-treat for the last two years. Instead, we have opted to get pizzas from Papa Murphy’s, make some Halloween themed snack foods and have a big bowl of candy to eat while watching scary movies at home. Not a bad way to spent an evening as a family, all in all.
Looking for some fun and easy DIY Fall decorations to make at home?
My mother-in-law likes to pick up inexpensive towels (think dollar store finds, but not the super skinny rough ones) and sew tops on them with buttons so they hang on stove handles. Myself and both of my sisters-in-laws always get new towels for holiday gifts and seasonal changes. It’s pretty awesome! This year she made these, by sewing fun seasonal prints onto the towel instead of making a towel topper. She gave me these the other night when we took our kids to her house to carve pumpkins.
Not so DIY for those who don’t sew. I know. But, read on for a true DIY project I put together today.
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I’ve been wanting to try entrelac crochet for a long time. It looks like a billion separate little blocks all attached to each other (like a granny square afghan), but it’s not. Believe me, I live to crochet, but I cringe at the idea of attaching a bunch of squares together. It makes my jaw clench to think about it … booooriiiing!!!
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