Tuesday, April 30, 2013

12 Layer Cake

As I was perusing pinterest I came upon a 12 layer cake. Holy cow that looked amazing! So I  went to the dollar store and bought 12 reusable cake tins. And I made 12 flat cakes, the frosting, assembled it... And it looked beautiful. And it tasted like a crepe cake, which was not what I was looking for. So I will try again. Because Thomas loves European type cakes with lots of layers.
Does any one have a cake recipe they love with lots of layers?

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Sweatshirt Re-Work

Here is a craft I did quite a while ago. Make a baggy sweatshirt into a fitted sweatshirt. I found the instructions here:

And here we go...
Original Size of the sweatshirt.

Sewing the area i want and then cutting off the extra material.

All sewn and ready to go.

And now I have a form fitting sweatshirt!
And it is long enough! This is the sweatshirt that I always used every time I went to visit Thomas in his dorm room. It was always freezing in there, so I would borrow one of his sweatshirts. This on. :) And now that it is now "my" sweatshirt as well, I can cut it up and make it fit me!
Thanks Thomas!

Monday, April 1, 2013

Organizational and Reusable/Upcycling Love!

In an effort to relax in life, I decided to just put my clothes away however. 
Well, this lasted all of about 6 months. I couldn't do it. 

I think part of it was the lack of organization, but the other part was the fact that my brain just doesn't work that way. I needed to have my shirts organized by color and sleeve length. Half the time I couldn't figure out what I wanted to wear when they were just hung up in a disorganized way. 

So my closet it back to normal.

And in the rest of my house, 5 out of the 8 rooms we have gone through what we are going to sell at our garage sale. A first for me. Both going through my house while thinking about living minimally, and selling it instead of just giving it away at Goodwill. 

But I am succeeding in simplifying our life just like I talked about back in January. Slowly but surely we are minimizing. And I am making as much stuff reusable as possible! Including the tissues, paper towels, and napkins that we use on a daily basis. Although I will NEVER go as far as reusable toilet paper. That is just wrong.

If you are interested in buying them, let me know! I currently have reusable snack and sandwich baggies on etsy, but I just bought stuff to make reusable grocery bags, reusable fruit and veggie bags for shopping, and I am in the middle of making the reusable paper towels. And of course I am looking into the napkins and tissues. Have to fully think through those ideas.

Up-cycling is the newest thing! And I am all for jumping on that bandwagon!