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Wednesday, April 13, 2011


I've never really been the domestic type. I'm just now at the point that I can cook an edible meal. I've been able to bake decently for awhile, but following and tweaking recipes has just has never been my thing. I married a man who could cook, and I most definitely took advantage of that while we were both working (especially when I was a coach!).

But I ran out of excuses when I became a stay at home mom. There wasn't really a valid reason I couldn't get dinner started before Matt got home from work, so in order to avoid being lazy, I just started cooking. And honestly, the more I did it, the easier it got.

I'm no gourmet chef, but there are nights that I definitely surprise myself with a dang good dinner.

I learned to sew in January, and so now I'm going all Suzy Homemaker and cooking, baking, and sewing as often as I get the chance. I know, it's so unlike me.

Anyway, now to the point of this post.

I would like to let you in on a few of discoveries I've recently made.  You're welcome.

{1} Craftgawker. Y'all, this site will be the death of my free time. I just want to sit and look at all the pretty things and tutorials all day long. If you sew, knit, crochet, scrapbook, or just like DIY projects, you have to check it out. Be sure to start with the "popular" tab so you're not overwhelmed with all the cuteness. It'll show you the the most popular tutorials first, and you can go from there. I've already gotten some great ideas for wedding and baby shower gifts.

{2} Chocolate chip cookie pie. Yum. Really, just yum. It's a mix between a pie and a cookie cake. And you can't go wrong with cookie cake. It's impossible. Be sure to use the oatmeal crust she links to; it's ridiculously easy and tasty (and cheap!).

{3} Okay, this one really isn't a discovery, but I finally mastered the art of sewing velcro! This accomplishment at least deserves a mention. I made my second diapers/wipes case and changing pad, this time for my cousin Kari, and I love the way they turned out! These are seriously so easy to make. Now I just need to make one for myself. Can someone please come and clean my house so I can just sew all day?

Speaking of cleaning the house, I really need to get off my booty and get some work done before Sleeping Beauty decides my time is up.


Anonymous said...

I can see you churning the butter now. =p

Kati said...

I have got to make that choc. chip cookie pie. And learn to sew.

I wish we lived closer to each other :-) If anything, it would make it more conveinent to swap maternity clothes. ha.