August 25, 2011

Baby Blankets

 Lots of people I know are having babies, so I've been sewing these easy baby blankets for gifts.

 I used this tutorial, which shows such a great way to get mitered corners and a border around the blanket.
 I made a taggy cloth to go with one of these, and made some simple rings for the other one.  The rings are great because you can just throw them in the wash after the baby gets them all slobbery. 
 Here's how to make them:
  1.  Cut 5 rectangles 4in.x10in.   2.  turn over one of the short ends and sew down.
 3.  Fold rectangle in half lengthwise and sew 1/4in. seam  
4.  Turn tube right side out.
 5. Stuff the tube.
6.  Put the raw end inside the finished one, forming a ring and sew together.  I like to use a zig zag stitch.
7.  Repeat with each tube, making sure to link to previous tube before sewing shut.

August 18, 2011

Low Carb Pesto Pizza

I love pizza! It's probably my favorite food, however it is not very carb friendly. This version is delicious, and since you can eat the whole pizza for around 300 calories it makes a lovely meal!Ingredients:

1 piece Whole Wheat Flat bread, or a Wrap, or you could even use a pita (I used a low carb wheat wrap)

1 T Pesto Sauce

1/4 C Mozzarella Cheese

1/8 C Shredded Parmesan Cheese


Red Bell Pepper

Chicken (optional, I just had some left over rotisserie)


Italian seasoning

Salt & Pepper


Pre heat oven to 425 and toast your wrap by "baking" it for about 4 min.

Spread Pesto onto crust and layer cheese and other toppings (being as generous as you like with the veggies)

Sprinkle on the seasonings to your liking.

Bake for an additional 5-8min depending on your "crispiness" preference.


August 17, 2011

Comment Confusion

I noticed that Blogger wasn't allowing me to comment, so I changed some of the settings and I think it's fixed.  Sorry if any of you were having the same problem!

August 12, 2011

Pink Drink!

Yesterday Landon asked, "Is Crew back in your tummy?".

I guess this means it's time to throw out the m&m's and get my butt off the couch! This recipe is from the F Factor Diet book. I really enjoyed this diet and felt SO good while on it. This is the first time I've made this and I LOVE it!!Please excuse my pumpkin cup, it's the only see through cup currently unpacked.

Strawberry Yogurt Shake

1 Cup crushed ice

1 1/4 Cup strawberries

1 container (5.3 oz) Fage Total 0% yogurt (this is greek yogurt and I bet Chobani would work?)

1 tsp vanilla

1 packet Splenda (I used 1 tsp of Truvia since that is what I have... plus I hear it's better for you.)

Place all ingredients into a blender. Mix on high until well blended. Pour into a glass and serve.

Serves 1

Nutritional Info: 137 Calories, 19g Carbs, 5g fiber, 14g protein, 1g fat, 2mg sodium.

August 3, 2011

Scallops...or scales...or petals

It is sooo hot in Arizona right now. Just putting clothes on is miserable. But since I don't think my in-laws would appreciate me going about in my underwears, I have to! So I've been living in light-weight short sleeved tees. I decided to make this one more exciting by adding a little embellishment. After giving up on a hundred different ideas I had, I finally settled on these little scallopy things:

All I did was cut out some circles....

 Bend the tops over like this....

And pin them onto the shirt in two rows. Then I sewed them on!

Oh an since I'm too lazy to stitch around the edges for fray prevention, I just put clear nail polish around the edges... whatever works, right?

I think it would probably look better with more circles or bigger ones.