Hi I'm Skyler, and I'm into crafts, sewing, baking, and other domestic intrigue!

Posts made in February, 2012

Monthly Weigh In – February

February was another good month. I’ve reached my goal weight, so I’ve been off of JC for a while which has been nice. I’m really impressed with myself that I’m now smaller then I was before I had Ada and she’s only 5 1/2 months old. Yay me! I do want to continue working out and eating well in order to get more toned muscle (I’d love to wear shorts this summer without feeling self-conscious)! Previous Weight:...

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Spicy Turkey Chili and Healthy Cornbread

Yum! This spicy turkey chili and healthy cornbread combo is to die for on dreary days. I took this chili recipe and changed it up quite a bit, and here is where I found the cornbread recipe. Spicy Turkey Chili1. Seed, chop and set aside 1 red bell pepper1 green bell pepper1 red onion2 large garlic cloves2 jalapenos1 habanero (leave this out if you can’t handle the heat)2. In a large pot bring these ingredients to a boil2 cans kidney...

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Fat Quarter Friday: Fabric Yo Yo

Fat Quarter Friday: Fabric Yo Yo

This week I made a quick and easy fabric yo yo. I can’t believe that I’ve been sewing pretty much my whole life and never knew how to make one of these! I can’t remember which blog I saw these on first, but pretty much everybody knows how to make them, so I’ve seen them on multiple crafting sites. I decided to add a button and attach them to a pair of baby pants, um freaking adorable! Materials: 1 Fat Quarter Something...

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Fat Quarter Friday: Fabric Covered Container for Knitting Needles

Fat Quarter Friday: Fabric Covered Container for Knitting Needles

So this week I made a fabric covered clorox wipes container to store my knitting needles. I used the tutorial from tatertotsandjello . They used their covered containers to hold plastic bags, but since I just made something to hold my bags I decided to use it to hold my knitting needles! Materials: One fat quarter Empty clorox or lysol wipes container Tape measure Mod Podge Foam brush Some ribbon (optional) Step 1: Wash out your container and...

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Portioned Out Snacks

As a part of our effort to lose weight and change some of our eating habits, we’ve been portioning out a lot of our snacks and desserts. It’s really easy and actually does help curb mindless snacking (at least for us anyway). Step 1: Find out what an actual serving size is, count it out and throw it in a measuring cup to get a visual on how much you should scoop out every time (because lets face it, only crazy people actually count...

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