Friday, December 30, 2011

Upcoming Year

So many of us tend to make resolutions and they get broken within a few weeks. Well my resolutions just happen to be ones that will be focusing on saving us money and eating a bit healthier. They will hopefully keep our lives in a healthy balance.

Step One: Every weekend compile the whole weeks worth of meals and ingredients, prep everything on Sunday and freeze them. Doing this will make our weeknight meals go a lot faster.

Step Two: Buy whole chickens, and use the carcasses to make homemade stock. Store bought stock is fairly expensive and I use a lot of broth and stock in place of water for many recipes.

Step Three: Making my own seasonings, We use a lot of taco seasoning, ranch, and onion soup mix. By making on our own we can make a bulk amount and we won't have to worry about buying those little packets that can cost a fortune.

Step Four: Make some of our breads from scratch. Flour tortillas, rolls, crescent rolls and some loaf breads.

Step Five: Purge most of the stuff we haven't been using.

Step Six: Organizing the craft room. Re-purposing shoe boxes and storage baskets.

Step Seven: Use as many of my crafting supplies without buying more.

Step Eight: Use some of my already purchased clothing patterns and fabric to make shirts

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Just been sitting here... Crafting

We are officially moving in 3 weeks and all I seem to want to do is crochet, crochet, and crochet. I packed up the majority of my crafting stuff but all my yarn is in bins and crates so they don't need to go in boxes. I still have the sewing machine my husband got me for Christmas out so that I can repair stuff and make purse linings. Speaking of purses I have two completed purses that I'm going to be putting up on Etsy after we move and I'm still looking for the perfect fabric for the third purse. I am starting on a fourth on already, I have the matching fabric already and I just need a good deal on some handles to keep the price lower.