Friday, August 30, 2013

Lemon Bars

I bake when I'm stressed so I've been baking a lot lately. These lemon bars are my most recent baking adventure. They are so delicious, I would make them again in a heart beat! The book I got the recipe from is now one of my favorites since they are easy and all have beautiful large pictures.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Quick Snack

I am a weight watchers member that loves to find new lighter snacks to try. Last night I decided my light popcorn needed some sweetness added to it. Since I had some candy coat chips left over from making cake balls, I just melted some in a bowl and mixed in the popcorn. For fun I melted some vanilla flavored chip and drizzled that on top. 
Result: Amazing!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Staining Wood

I spent most of Monday visiting my grandparents which is always a great way to spend the day. Especially because they have allowed me to set up a painting studio in one of their extra bedrooms. Since I quit my job back in June I've been really unmotivated when it comes to painting but Monday was a good day. While painting I found a blank wood panel that I decided that I was going to stain for my next project... so I did! And since I had already set up a little working station it was the perfect time to finish up a project that I started way back in March. There is still some work to do on the chair but at least I made progress!

I love how both of these projects turned out! I can't wait to finish them up.
In progress

Now the second half is ready for painting and staining.
And here's a picture of my poor cat who was so hot because our AC was on the fritz. He spent the whole day staying low to the ground when he usually likes to be up so that he can see out the window.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Busy Weekend

Here's some snap shots of my busy weekend!

I finished up this blanket which was started last week. 
This was delicious! I would definitely make this again.

Set up a sewing station in my bedroom.

I made this for my grandparents who loved these stuffed peppers.

One of the sewing projects that I finished.
Since I have lost 50 lbs over the last year, I've decided that I need to alter some of my t-shirts so that they fit my new body. Here is the first one that I tried there will be more in the next couple of weeks.

Recent Crochet Project that I worked on.
Dying some of the t-shirts before I alter them.