The Christmas Season is definitely known for its food. While I usually eat a pretty discipled diet (no wheat, sugar, dairy or meat). Around the holidays I slack a little bit. While this gives my brain a break, my body does not like it. Plus its hard to get back on track. So I'm trying to make my normal healthy fare more festive this year starting with my morning smoothies. This one is kale, banana, orange layered with strawberry, banana, orange. A feast for the eyes and the tummy :).
Friday, December 23, 2011
I haven't done a lot of sewing in the last five years or so but I remembered with this project why I love it. Its especially rewarding to use my talents and skills to make something for someone else. I could have purchased an apron online for about the same price as the fabric (cheaper if you count my time) but making something for Bonnie in colors that she loves, makes me happy. Its not about efficiency or thrift, for me its about being focused on someone I care about while I create something just for them.
I purchased the fabric at Sew EZ Too http://www.ezknit.com/ (in their brick and mortar store).
Thursday, December 8, 2011
I changed up my traditional mantle decor this year and went with a much simpler scheme with no red. The emphasis on the "no red" comes from me using red in everything. I love it like this though. The star was a black tin one that i got for 60% off at Joanne's. I painted it with a wash of gold and silver paint and then coated it with mica flakes. Some mercury glass and some greenery snipped from the yard (if I'm standing in my yard its fair game right?) and its done!
We use our fireplace most days and I love snuggling in front of a fire with my kiddos to read a book or listen to them play christmas songs on their ukeleles (yeah I said it-they're actually really good). :)
Tuesday, December 6, 2011