I've been crocheting baby stuff like crazy lately! Everyone seems to be expecting all at the same time. I thought I'd go ahead and share with you one of the cute projects I just finished for one of these lucky babes.
I'll be including pics of the finished products plus some info on how you can make yourself a set of baby birds! (If you're not familiar with Amigurumi (a Japanese knitting and crocheting style) you can read more about it here and here.)
Casserole season is upon us!!! This is one of my favorite recipes, I've spent years perfecting it to be just the way I like it! No evil mushrooms, extra creamy and no cans of stuff! It's a pretty large recipe, Alex likes to eat Tuna Casserole leftovers morning, noon and night so I usually make a big batch. (Pictured is the recipe cut in half.)
My big sister needed some new curtains whipped up for her super 60's themed basement she's been working on. I came up with a simple pattern for her four tiny windows (16.5"x34" windows to be exact.) It's quick and easy and doesn't use very much fabric at all! Traditional Valance patterns call for using double the amount of fabric width for the width of your window to create a more pronounced ruffle; ex. 30" wide window, 60" wide fabric, but this is my simple (cheap) version which uses as little fabric as possible so these are a bit smaller.
Every September I get super excited to bust out some of our favorite Fall recipes. We spend the whole Summer making burgers and stir fry so when September rolls around I'm more than ready to eat some comfort food. I've listed some of the substitutions we use to make a lot of these recipes Vegetarian.
I've been taking on a lot of large projects lately and sometimes with the big ones it seems like the end is never in sight! At these times I like to give myself a tiny project to work on in my off hours. Something with instant gratification. Tiny needlepoint is usually the answer. I love needlepoint because it allows for total creativity; a blue house with an orange roof!? Sounds good to me!
I love me a good Calzone. For a long time I was obsessed with Greek style Calzones with artichoke hearts and Feta cheese, yum! But now that I've fallen in love with Field Roast Vegan Sausage, I have a new favorite.
Italian Sausage Calzones!
Have you started decorating for Fall yet? I sure have! I'm kind of obsessed with Seasonal Decor. Some might even say I over decorate. I can't help it! A festive home is a cozy home!
Since we're still not quite out of the Summer season (unfortunately) I thought I'd share one of my go to Summer lunch recipes. It's perfect for picnics and days when you don't want to turn the oven on. You can make it simple (like I do) and make an open faced sandwich, or make it complicated like my bf does and turn it into a crazy, monstrous Dagwood sandwich.
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