The highlight of my week arrived yesterday. Wanna see?
I am SO excited. I'd been holding off on getting a new Silhouette because my old one still works and because they're kind of pricey. I'm glad I waited because I found it heavily discounted, with added goodies, and with a gift card. So, I jumped on it. My first project will involve fabric. I plan on using some old bed linens I had purchased from Ikea forever ago. I've always loved the patterns and colors but I now realize that they are a bit too feminine for a shared room. My hubby never really complained but I owe him a more neutral sleeping space. So I decided I'll use the linens as curtains and new pillow covers to add some color and femininity to my otherwise plain studio.
I found some really good ideas on etsy. And, with my silhouette I can
I know I'll have fabric left over so I also intend on making some anthropologie-esque dishtowels. Here is one cute tute and here is another, using a silhouette I can make both! EEK! I'm very excited. I hope my kids allow me enough peace and time to make this happen. LOL! I'll be sure to share the before and afters once I am done.
I also finally made my own granola this week. I'm proud. I tweaked two recipes. Ina Garten's and Michael Bittman's. I used coconut oil instead of canola oil but I skimped on the honey and sweetener. Since it was my first time I wanted to see how it was with just dried fruit and no added sweeteners. It's yummy, but I do think it can use the honey or maple syrup. But, then again, we can always add it on top when we serve it on yogurt or milk. The kids and hubby are really enjoying it so I know it won't be my last time making it. I will try something else next time.
And a little glimpse of what's blooming in my house:
I got these cuties at Trader Joe's but I have no idea what they're called and I wish I did so I can find more. If you know, please advise.
I have two new cards brewing and hope to share pics soon. I hope you're having a wonderful week and that you're gearing up for Fall. I need to work on being okay with that.
Keep it SWEET! ;)