Warning! Granny update! My darling granddaughter just turned two months old this week and it called for photos, as you may imagine. I am sure she is developing wrist rolls to go with her thigh rolls and I couldn't be more pleased. I found this adorable outfit at Target (maybe they should start sponsoring me?) and I had to have it, Isn't dressing little girls fun? Shameless grandmother share complete. 💖
This week I began the dreaded slipcover project that I have been planning for the last year. When it comes to things I don't want to do I tend to procrastinate. As in, sit on the sofa binge watching Netflix, or doing ANYTHING except the thing I do not want to do, while I think about the intricacies of whatever project I am dreading. Sometimes there is coffee and chocolate, it helps me think. At any rate, being the frugal person that I am, and having a perfectly comfortable but hideous piece of furniture that hurts my eyes every time I see it, I decided that I would slipcover it. If Miss Mustard Seed can do it so can I right? I mean, LOTS of people slipcover their furniture and I can sew and I am sure I can do this. I don't want to, but I can.
|Attempts to camouflage the red plaid love seat were not successful.|
The cover is obviously too loose and I shudder at the thought of ripping it apart to redo it but that is what will happen, because I want to like this piece of furniture when I am done with this heinous task. Updates as I slog my way through this.
Just like many of you I have been trying to change to a more healthy way of eating. It's back to (mostly) low carb. I say mostly because, darn it, I am so tired of giving up EVERYTHING, following stringent eating plans for a while and then falling off the wagon. I just can't do that any more. I have a problem with sugar. Once I start I can't stop, and I have found that eating low carb / high fat fixes that for me. I am not as hungry, I slowly lose weight and I feel more satisfied. So what I do is eat low carb high fat for breakfast and lunch and then I make a healthy meal for the hubs and I for dinner. If we are going out, I'm not going to sweat it. If this is something I am going to do long term it has to be something that is not so stringent that I can never have a food group again. That's just silly and it doesn't work for me.
At any rate, Pinterest has been my friend and I have been making soups, and one pan meals that are delicious and good for me. One of those is Spanish Chicken with Chorizo and Potatoes I will warn you, I have had chorizo before and it tastes fine, but I actually read the ingredients at the store when I went to get some this time and it's not pretty. If you want to use chorizo, DO NOT READ THE INGREDIENTS. I just made it impossible not to look didn't I? I'll tell you, chorizo is made with pig snouts. 😝 I used regular old pork sausage in mine and it was still fabulous. This makes a huge batch, but I happened to have a friend who had just gone through surgery so I split the recipe and gave her half. Perfect. Add some steamed green beans and you will be in hog heaven. This is super easy and delicious. I am also loving Mediterranean Baked Chicken , and Tortellini Soup with Italian Sausage and Spinach. The soup is so delicious it has become a staple at many of my friends homes too.
This slipcovering project may actually get me blogging again. I suddenly felt the need to write a post rather than sew. What makes you procrastinate?