Sunday, April 25, 2010

Weekly Menu

Sunday: Greek salad, 3-ways.

Monday: Baked chicken, veggies, sweet potato rolls (*recipe to come).
Update* The sweet potato rolls didn't turn out, therefore Im not posting the recipe.

Tuesday: Chili & cheesy beer bread

Wednesday: Chicken stir fry

Thursday, Friday, Saturday: Out :)

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Lima Bean Wreath

I came across this post on All Things Thrifty a while back, and even bought my lima beans. All I was waiting for was the styrofoam wreath form...waiting to find the right one and with a coupon! Well, last week while at Hobby Lobby I jumped all in and bought my wreath form and some awesome avocado spray paint! I got the primer at Lowe's.

This project took me about 2 hours to hot-glue the lima beans to the wreath form. I primed then painted it in the avocado color. I used scrap fabric from my sister's bridesmaid dress (from my wedding) to hang the wreath. I didn't really care that some of the hot glue got stringy and left some of it on (even though my little brother noticed!).

Oh well, I love it, that's all that matters! Ignore my ugly door and red curtain, looks like Christmas, eh? Well, my weekend project will be trying to sew a new curtain for the door.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Weekly Menu

I've been slacking again on my posts and menu plans :( Here's mine for the week:

Monday: BBQ Meatloaf, creamy mashed potatoes, peas & carrots

Tuesday: Prosciutto wrapped asparagus, chicken & angel-hair pasta

Wednesday: Carryout :(

Thursday: Italian Beef Sandwiches

Friday: Veggie/cheese/fruit plate with dips, maybe sushi

Saturday: Cookout at family's

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Freezer Paper T-shirt Tutorial

I got the inspiration of this rock star tee design from my friend Mel- Thanks Mel! :)

Supplies: T-shirt, fabric paint, paint brush, freezer paper, printer, exacto knife and cutting mat, iron/ironing board


1). I did my design on powerpoint, then printed it out on the matte side of the freezer paper. (I bought a pack of 30 sheets on ebay-instead of buying the roll at the grocery).

2). I used my cutting mat and exacto knife (both bought from walmart) to cut out the shapes/design.

3). I made sure my shirt was flat and ironed it to position all pieces of the freezer paper then carefully placed the iron on top in sections-dont move the iron around, just lay it on top.

4). Then, you're ready to paint! I did pull off the freezer paper off the shirt right after I painted...and bought the wrong kind of paint so it gave a bled effect. Trial and error, right? :)