Thursday, February 11, 2016

Nautical Seed Stitch Washcloth

I have to admit that I'm now addicted to making knit washcloths. They are simple and most patterns are very repetitive. Last month, I shared a double moss stitch washcloth, which is super simple...but i you're looking for something even more simple, you should try this seed stitch washcloth. One of my bathrooms has a little bit of a nautical theme, so I thought some navy stripes would be perfect?

Want to know how to make it?

You need navy yarn and cream (or white) cotton yarn and a size 5 knitting needle.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Easy Flower and Heart Headbands

My girls are so excited for Valentine's Day!! To them, it's a fun holiday full of red, purple, and pink hearts and and excuse to dress up a little. And since each of my girls loves a special hair accessory, I thought that they would enjoy an early Valentine's Day gift from me: Valentine-themed hairbands

These are super simple. If you can operate a glue gun, you can make these! I used mod melts, mod melt molds, and hot glue to create one-of a kind hairbands for each girl! They love them.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Menu Planning Monday 2015-02-08

Howdy folks! Are you recovered from your Superbowl festivities? It was a stressful evening for my house cheering for the Carolina Panthers.  I have to say that my focus was on football, not planning meals for the week! But we still gotta eat this week, right?

menu planning monday

Here's the plan:

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

12 Top Tips for Freezer Meal Prep

I mentioned earlier this week that my sister and I did a small crockpot freezer meal session this weekend. I call it small because it was just the two of us and we did no actual cooking during the session; all of the meals were "dump" meals where all the ingredients are raw and are dumped into freezer bags. If you are just starting out with freezer meals, I would suggest doing these kind of meals because it keeps prep to a minimum. We did 6 different recipes and only one meal per recipe for each family because all of the recipes were new. Over the last 12 years or so, I've done different versions of freezer meal prep, but there are several tips that I can give you, whether this is your first freezer prep session or your tenth.

So what tips can make your freezer meal session a success?