Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Sew For Victory


I had seen this sewing challenge a few weeks back, but figured that I did not feel like trying to alter patterns and make a big mess and try to get something to work for my ever changing figure. Then yesterday I came across this on Va-Voom Vintage's blog and thought I could try it out for myself. I purchased the pattern yesterday. Luckily there was a Butterick sale going on. Now I just need some fabric and I can get this going!

Butterick 5152


Saturday, February 9, 2013

Bountiful Baskets Prelude

I am trying to get better at cooking food, and by cooking I mean not just heating something up in the microwave. I was going gung-ho with menu planning until I got pregnant...and sick...and the thought of the kitchen made me nauseous. I have been trying again, now that I am not sick, to menu plan and make meals again. I cannot say I really enjoy the process, but it is growing on me. This last week both my husband and I were home at the same time for dinner one night! I decided that would be the day to fire up the grill and make some kabobs! We used pieces from our Bountiful Basket-pineapple, onion and green peppers- and some mushrooms because we love them and chicken that had been marinated in a little marinade packet mix. This was served over some brown rice and we both liked it! Success!

All pictures were taken by my husband!


Wednesday, February 6, 2013

24 Weeks

I got this dress last month for a black and white themed event. It is not a maternity dress. I went to the maternity store and didn't find anything I liked! I am still in an awkward in between stage, which I have decided I am glad about because that means I can wear normal clothes...minus jeans, they are just too tight.

Some little side notes-I have so many pictures, that I think they make up for all my words this time!

*I have been having problems for a while with my eyeliner smudging onto my eye creases. I just bought some new eyeliner (Almay) and am hoping that it solves the problem

*Have you heard of Bountiful Baskets? It is a really neat thing and I will probably post about it here very soon. I got my first one almost 2 weeks ago and am getting another this Saturday.

*I just found this dress from Sense and Sensibility patterns. I am trying to decide if my belly will fit underneath it or if I should just wait until after baby.