Thursday, April 18, 2013

Make your own Hand Towels

All of the warm weather and blooming flowers has put me in the mood for spring and summer inspired projects! I decided to make a couple little hand towels to brighten up our kitchen.

All you need for this project is 1/2 yard of bright fabric, scissors, iron and sewing machine or needle and thread!
Lets go!

Cut your fabric to desired size of hand towel, I just used a linen towel I already had as a pattern and left an extra inch around the entire towel

Double fold, iron and pin down all sides of fabric

Machine sew or hand sew around all edges! Iron if needed. Throw them in the washer.

Hang and enjoy!
I bought 1 yard of fabric so I had leftovers to make...

Now our kitchen is ready for spring:)
Happy Sewing!
Love, T

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Sunday, April 14, 2013

Lasagna Stuffed Peppers

My mom makes the best lasagna in the whole world, seriously! If you're like me, you love lasagna but not the carbs! Problem solved! I just substituted the noodles for healthy bell peppers. Totally clean eating friendly too! If you have a favorite recipe for lasagna you can use this concept with your recipe just use everything you normally would except for the noodles and pile it on top of half of a pepper and bake.

You will need:
3 Bell peppers, any color
1 lb lean ground beef of ground turkey cooked and drained
1 can diced tomatoes
1 can tomato paste
1 1/2 cup reduced fat cottage cheese
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
Sea salt
Italian seasoning
Shredded mozzarella to sprinkle on top

Preheat oven to 350
Cut bell peppers in half getting all the seeds out and place in greased baking dish
In large bowl mix meat, diced tomatoes, and tomato paste
In separate bowl mix cottage cheese, Parmesan cheese and spices (season as desired)
Spoon a spoonful of cheese mixture into bell peppers, follow by meat mixture and top with mozzarella cheese
Bake for 20-25 min

Happy cooking!
Love, T

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Sunday, April 7, 2013

Chalkboard Mason Jars

As you may already know I love mason jars! I also love the whole chalkboard fad, so naturally I love the mason jars with chalkboard labels! I made some for my sister in law's bridal shower yesterday and I really think they turned out adorable! They are all over Pinterest, of course, but I will share how I made mine. After I had all the components they literally took 5 minutes!

Aren't they cute!? I bought the Walmart brand jars because they are flat all the way around so the chalkboard sticker would lay right. I ordered my paper straws, chalkboard stickers and chalkboard pen from a sweet shop on Etsy called Pink Lemonade. She has so many cute options for showers and parties!

After washing and drying all your jars it's as easy as 1,2,3...
1-Put the sticker on the jar
2-Throw a straw in your jar
3-Personalize your cup!

Happy Drinking!
Love, T

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Niacole's Bridal Shower

My sister in law Niacole is getting married next month! Yesterday we had a little bridal shower to celebrate her finding true love. I personally love bridal showers..girly games, love in the air and of course cupcakes..or cake or anything sweet for that matter:) The weather was gorgeous yesterday so that was a nice treat, fingers crossed for pretty weather on her big day! I am so happy for you Niacole and look forward to celebrating on your wedding day!

Gigi's cupcakes are always a good choice:)

The soon to be Bride and her bridesmaids:)

Happy Shower Day Niacole!
Love, T

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Monday, April 1, 2013

A Very Hoppy Birthday

Yesterday was not only Easter but my 29th birthday, hence the title:) My very last year of my twenties is officially here! The popular question has been, how does it feel to almost be 30?! Well it feels just fine to me! I think age is simply a number, it's all about how you feel!
I got so many great presents this year and had a perfect weekend with my family:) My parents have always made things special on holidays and birthdays and I really appreciate it, even at this age. It really gives me something to look forward to! I hope everyone enjoyed this Easter weekend!

Burli egg!

So instead of a cake my mom took my 2 most favorite desserts ever and put them in one! Brownies and Samoa Girl Scout cookies! Yumm! Nathan is a fan of The Hobbit so he got...

Pretty impressive I must say!

Birthday Twins!

The Easter Bunny visited Johnny and I:)

Matching neon yellow!

I got lots of goodies this year from sewing and beauty stuff to workout gear:) my family sure does know what I like! Thanks everyone for the sweet gifts!

Welcome spring and Happy April!
Love, T

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