It’s just been busy here with the kids, the holiday, daycare taxes, jewelry sales tax, paperwork and so much more I haven’t had much time for anything else but the other night I was out surfing about and came upon this site..
Skip to my Lou and she had the coolest braiding technique she used on a headband. I’m not interested in the headband but I sure do love the braiding. I am thinking cool book marks, cool accents on a pouch and maybe even handles for a tote. Here’s a couple of worked on.
I’m not where near perfect yet on the braiding. The little one I did with the tiny ribbon, 1/8” stuff and the other one is with 1/4” stuff. I like that one and am thinking it would make a cool handle to a tote. I’m going to start making up some totes for our up coming craft show in April. People are getting more and more into them and I just make a cheap one with a little cool this or that on it and it makes them pretty special.
I’ve also been doing a lot of baking, cooking and what not. With me on my life style journey I am learning to cook the old recipes a bit more healthier. This week was black berry muffins and bread made with applesauce for the oil and a generic brand of splendid for the sugar. They tasted pretty darn good and no one was the wiser.
I also made scalloped potatoes and ham with a tiny bit of cheese. The ham was a turkey ham and the cheese a low fat variety and the guys thought it was the best yet.
Now for supper last night I made grilled chicken and roasted potatoes. It was excellent except the chicken was a tad dry. I enjoyed it but Mike used ketchup on his chicken.
I’m learning. It’s not easy turning old favorites into healthier food but I love the challenge and with almost 40 lbs gone from this frame of mine I’m happy.
Now for some funny pictures. Mike loves his animals, his kids and more so I am also snapping pictures of this and that. Enjoy my friends. Have a blessed and wonderful Friday and an excellent, relaxing and awesome weekend.