baby hats

a new project – making newborn hats for

the one-hour baby beanie

This one is easier!

And I will try this easy to make newborn hat.

the first one finished modeled by my ancient baby doll

This list is from Throw one item away each day – I will try to do this 🙂 🙂 🙂

The other side of a pair of lost earrings
Scraps of wrapping paper
Cards people have given you with no sentimental value
Receipts you don’t need
Ticket stubs
Socks with holes
Old t-shirts
Leftover change
Dried flowers
Hair elastics that have lost stretchiness
Hair accessories you don’t use
Shoes that don’t fit or that you don’t wear
Extra photo prints
Little knickknacks (designate a bowl and fill it)
Kitchen things you don’t use
Cooking utensils you have two of
Tired bras
Scarves you never wear
Clothes that don’t fit
Gifts you don’t like
Old towels
Old makeup
Old toiletries
Old or unused hangers
Expired or sample-sized toiletries
Extra buttons
Expired sauces
Toys your pets don’t play with
Expired medication
Dried-up nail polish
Bills you don’t need to keep
Expired coupons
Old paperwork
DVDs you don’t watch
Snacks your pets don’t eat
Damaged clothing you can’t mend
Stained clothing you can’t clean
Old prom dresses
Scratched nonstick cookware
Old underwear or swimwear that’s losing its stretch
Outdated electronics
Rusty jewelry
Stockings with runs
Pens that don’t work
Clothing you’ve outgrown
Necklaces and bracelets with broken clasps
Cables and wires you don’t use
Worn-out sheets and bedding
Empty or near-empty bottles of cleaning products
Old mending buttons for clothing you no longer have
Worn-out bath mats
Broken electronics
Purses you never use
Flatware, plates, and glasses that don’t match the rest of your collection, plus dingy children’s plates you no longer use
Old pillows
Worn-out shoes
Wedding invites
Wedding favors you don’t use
Old wallets that you don’t use
Broken kitchen equipment
Spare furniture parts you don’t need
Furniture manuals
Unused vases
Extra tupperware you don’t need
Old mail
Junk mail
Travel brochures
Bobby pins
Old crayons or art supplies, plus markers that have run out of ink
Random containers and jars
Unused stationery, stickers, and sticky notes
Ripped denim
Old artwork or old children’s artwork
Used and ripped envelopes
Broken or old iPhone cases
Old unused batteries
Extra and unused coffee mugs
Old spices
Address labels for your old house
Wrinkled ribbon and bows for gift wrap
Cards or gifts from exes
Frequent shopper cards you never use
Old shopping bags
Old calendars
Old folders
Clothes that are outdated or from college
Broken Christmas decorations
Christmas lights that don’t work
Frayed towels
Expired food
Computer cords, firewire cord, etc. that you don’t use
Old and outdated software
CDs for old computer programs
Old cell phones
Hand-me-downs that you’re guilt-tripped into keeping
Freebie or promotional t-shirts you never wear
Old fortune cookie fortunes
Old bank statements
Old planners
Delete email subscriptions from sites
Delete emails you don’t need
Delete unwanted music from your iTunes
Extra buttons that come with newly purchased clothes
Games that are missing pieces
Old schoolbooks you’ll never use again
Papers you have backed up on the computer
Books you’ve already read and don’t want to display
Cell phone covers you’re over
Old manuals to electronics
Cell phone accessories you don’t use anymore


cat feeder/ freezing cucumbers and zuchinni

Leaving tomorrow for a week. Trying to make husband’s job easier concerning dog and cat.

The Automatic Water Dispenser

This idea is extremely simple, and is based on the same physical concept that governs most other automatic water dispensers. Punch a pencil-sized hole about 1 inch from the bottom of a large jug. Fill with water, seal, then place in a dish greater than one inch high.

Automatic Cat Water Dispenser

Water flows out of the jug as long as the water level is below the hole at the bottom. When water flows out, the air pressure in jug decreases until it sucks in some air to equalize. When the water level covers the hole, though, the air pressure can no longer equalize, so the water flow stops.

When the cats drink the water level down a bit, the jug can once again equalize its air pressure, and lets more water out.

Automatic Cat Water Dispenser

It’s from here.

another thing to do before leaving – freeze my cute little cucumbers – Here’s how 🙂

and freezing zuchinni



brineing for 2 hours – nice thing to while the Royals are winning !


hugulkulture & cement counter tops

I love reading about hugulkulture – A picture of one way to do this:


Also would love to change our kitchen to look like the gray and white one – would be so nice.

p.s. the daniel plan is going well – down 5 pounds, but today we went to Cheddars – still, I ate pretty well – and the food is great there.

update: Cement countertops are very expensive – this is more our speed –

Tile Countertops

Tile Countertop Exampletilecountertop
Tile countertops are another economical option that may provide you a more substantial feel than laminate with the flexibility to customize. Choosing this option also allows for a unified transition between counter and backsplash.

Tiles can be made from ceramic, porcelain, slate, marble, granite, and tumbled stone to name a few. Prices vary greatly. Discontinued tile can cost less than $1.00 per 12″x12″ square allowing for a thrifty project. Decorative tile accents can be added to create a one-of-a-kind countertop. Tile departments at home improvement centers offer coordinating edge trims for various in-stock tile to enable a finished look.

Save labor costs by tiling your own countertop. Many online tiling tutorials can offer you guidance.

Pros: Economical. Custom appearance. Heat Resistant. DIY Installation.

Cons: Grout may stain and should be sealed. Susceptible to knife marks (depending on tile material).

Cost: Typically $3 – $12 per sq. ft. based on tile material choice and decorative accents.

Daniel Fast

I’m thinking of a 2 week Daniel Fast. My main reason is to lose weight but I know I would feel better too 🙂

Foods to eat:

all fruits

all vegetables

all whole grains

all nuts & seeds

all legumes

all quality oils

drink only water

other – soy products, vinegar, seasonings, salt, herbs & spices

Foods to avoid:

meat & animal products

all dairy

all sweeteners

all leavened bread

all refined & processed food

all deep fried foods

all solid fats