Saturday, January 26, 2013
Thursday, January 24, 2013
You know all those projects that you start and
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
I have Number Word Bingo which is free. This is a fun way to help learn those number words.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
This post brought to you by No nonsense. All opinions are 100% mine.
Just before Christmas I got an amazing package. In it were a pair of red corduroy leggings and a pair of black lacey tights. I adore the leggings and am sure I'll love the tights just as much. It's been too cold to wear them. The leggings are nice and warm in this fridged cold that we've been having lately.
My style sense is unlike most in my area. My style is very ecletic. I normally explain it as being BoHo but I like to throw some funk into it at times too. I also tend to lean toward products that are totally out of my price range. My tastes are well above my means. These leggings those are in my budget! They retail for under $20.00!
Below is my style board for the leggings that I recieved. I paired them with a black sweater. I love pairing black and red together. I've read that those two colors together show that you are a powerful woman. I'm not sure about that but I love them together anyway. To add a little bit of funk I chose some combat style boots.
Monday, January 14, 2013
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
I don't have a pattern for you. I didn't make a pattern. What I do have for you is some lessons that I learned while making mine. Truth be told I'm still making them because now I get to do them for myself.
I used Red Heart yarn. I used their yarn because I liked the lace/ruffle part the best. It was wider and just the design of it suited me the best. So now for the tips!
1. Watch their video. I've included it here for easy viewing. It's a must. At least it was for this knitter. I throw my knitting. You can find out what that is here.
2. Don't knit off the ball. This yarn twists like no body's business. You'll need an easy way to untwist it. I used a Lay's Stax container that I cleaned and then cut a slit in the lid for the yarn to come out. This way I just had to rotate the container instead of dealing with the ball of yarn.
3. Red Heart provides two sizes of scarves on the band of the yarn. One is to cast on 10 stitches and the other is to cast on 6 stitches. I went down the middle and went with 8.
4. When I cast on I actually laid the yarn over itself and hid the tail that way. It just finished nicer that way. They show that technique in this video at 1:30. Just remember you did that when you knit back across because you'll need to go through both loops at once.
5. Use clear thread to sew your ends. The clear thread just disappears. It makes it look professional.
6. Have fun with them!
Have you made one of these scarves? Do you have any tips or tricks you want to share with the rest of us?
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Let's talk about how they came about. I found this waffle recipe and thought I'd convert it. I did and the waffles were OK. What my husband noticed was the texture was sort of bread like. A week later he asked for them again and this time instead of making them sweet could I make them savory. He wanted to use it as bread for a sandwich. So I whipped them up and with the little bit I had left over decided I'd toss it in the oven to see what they turned out like. They showed lots of potential, the downfall was I had under baked them.
3/4 cup rice flour
3/4 cup cornstarch
2 TBSP almond meal
2 tsp xanthum gum
1 1/2 tsp Season All
1 tsp Onion Powder
1 TBSP minced garlic
Fresh ground black pepper to taste
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup grated cheddar cheese
1 TBSP baking powder
6 TBSP Softened Butter
Milk 1/2 - 3/4 cup
Lightly grease a 9x13 pan and preheat your oven to 400.
Mix all ingredients except the butter and milk in a bowl. Cut in the butter with two forks or a pastry cutter until the butter is about pea sized. Add the milk, how much you need is dependent on your weather, you want just enough to bring it all together. It should be like drop biscuit consistency. Not real loose but too wet to roll out. I use an ice cream scoop to make my biscuits. You should get 12 biscuits. I gently push the biscuits down so that don't have a rounded top. Bake for 15 minutes or until bottoms are golden.