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Sunday, April 1, 2012

A Couple Of Things For Your Waist

Hi everyone and happy Sunday.  I am glad April Fool's Day came on a weekend this year.  When you work with small children, you get April fooled to death!  My youngest, who is graduating in June, started his first part-time job this past week.  He seems to be doing well and he loves the independence of having his own money.  He doesn't have his full licence yet so we are all ferrying him to and from work.  My husband and I are getting used to having dinner with just the two of us now that both our boys are working much of the time during the dinner hour.  It is kind of nice, but I would not be telling the truth if I didn't tell you it is a little sad to think of everyone growing up and getting on with their own lives. 

Well, onto the fun, creative part of this post!  I made this really cute and really functional hip pack from a tutorial from Daisy Janie.  I love it and I was able to pick out fabric I liked instead of just accepting what was already made.  This is the second project I have made from her tutorials and she rocks!  I love her projects and she can definitely instruct well.  I found both projects easy to follow and had great results. There are so many times I want to carry my belongings and still remain hands-free.  Also, there are places I go that I am afraid I will set my purse down and forget it.  I bought a cross-body small purse and I find it slightly uncomfortable and in the way.  This should be perfect.  It even has a couple of pockets inside. 

 And here is another thing for your waist-actually, it may help make less of your waist!  I have not exactly been dieting, but I have been watching what I eat.  We had a recent hot snap here and I discovered my capris are a little tight in the waist.  I love the Hungry Girl show on Food Network.  I must confess, I watch it because the host is a riot and I like the tips.  Usually the recipes contain NutraSweet or some other fake sugar and I refuse to use that stuff.  But a couple of weeks ago she made these and I thought I would give them a try for my snack day at school.  There are alot of teachers following Weight Watchers and apparently, they also use this recipe for points.  All you do is take a Devil's Food cake mix and add a can of Pure Pumpkin-nothing else.  Mix it up good and bake.  I made mini muffins and I figured they were 45 calories each and pumpkin is so good for you.  If you don't over bake them they are very moist.  I baked the mini ones for 12 minutes.  Enjoy!

 I had to share with you my husband's most recent creation for our home.  I collect Haunted Mansion stuff and he made some glass doors so they wouldn't get broken by the cat and they wouldn't get so dusty.  Isn't he talented?  He is in the process of making a hutch for his sister.  He made her a beautiful bookcase and a small end table already.  I have been hinting that I would like a cutting table and I don't want to pay the $300 plus I have seen them for.  He is a busy guy so we shall see. 

I hope everyone has a wonderful week.  I am off from school this week so I am hoping to get some Spring cleaning projects done as well as some sewing.  Dancing With the Stars started up again so I will be watching that.  I should take lessons, I love to watch ballroom dancing!  My husband is such a sweetie and he gives in to me all the time, but I don't see that ever happening!  Take care.  Nancy


  1. Your hip pouch looks great!!! Thanks so much for making it and sharing your experience with the tutorial... so glad to hear it went okay!!

  2. Great job on the pouch. thanks for sharing and thanks also for the recipe. Sounds like it is worth trying.

  3. My mom is off on a trip to Peru soon and needs something just like this. I'll have to go check out the tutorial!!

  4. The pouch looks great and so do the cup cakes look pretty good too. You have a wonderful blog and I am excited to be a new follower on GFC. I would like to invite you come visit my blog @
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  5. Love the hutch! Thanks for sharing at Handmade Tuesdays.

  6. Great little hip pouch - I really need one of those! And those muffins look and sound yummy!

    Enjoy your week off and spring cleaning projects this week!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  7. Love your pouch!! Great idea. Thanks for sharing with us at Link It Up Thursday.