7.30.2011

Cheesecake Pudding

Everyone knows that vanilla wafers and banana pudding go hand-in-hand but, when I perused the pudding section at the grocery store, I considered a new combination. The Jell-O instant cheesecake pudding called to me (I've had a bit of a sweet tooth lately). When I saw it, I immediately thought it would be great when combined with the Keebler graham crackers at home in our pantry.

It's insanely easy and quick (2 minutes whisking, 5 minutes setting) and it tastes quite good! It obviously doesn't have the luscious texture of cheesecake but, the flavor, especially when paired with the crackers, is very close. With four servings at around a quarter each and approximately 200 calories, depending on milk used, it's much easier than cheesecake on your wallet and your waistline.

Happy snacking! x
7.29.2011

Works in Progress

My, oh my! Where has the month gone!? Summer certainly has had a quieting effect on the blogging world, hasn't it? I hope you can forgive me for my part.

Along with staying outside more, soaking up some glittering happiness, I have, on promise to my DF, been working on clearing out my summer fabric stash. After oogling over recent "ladylike" dresses , I'm quickly brewing my own variations for fall. But, it's only fair that I work with what I have first. So, in the last week I've nearly finished:
  • Butterick 5351 in a lavender eyelet (needs straps sewn and hem)
  • Butterick 4443 in a pink and green plaid (needs the lining taken in to reduce bulk and hem)
  • Simplicity 2584 in white with a lace overlay (we're still deciding on a neckline and front darts)
Then, I just have to work on:
  • New Look 6057 in a blue and white linen gingham
  • Simplicity 2246 x2 in a red cotton and a blue herringbone
  • McCalls 2365 in a green linen
No problem, right? Curse you, sewing ADD! I just need to focus on the pretty Vogue patterns, wools, and silks at the end of the tunnel :) What are you rushing through working on? Please share below! I love hearing from you! Have a wonderful weekend! x
7.15.2011

McCalls 6027 - The Red Dress

A certain red dress in a certain British movie inspired me to create a flowy little scoopneck of my own. Can you guess which one I mean? (Hint: I've named this one my Shaftesbury Avenue dress.)

Please excuse the washout.
I was determined to get a few photos before rushing off to dinner and the HP double feature!
7.13.2011

Simply Vera No Show Socks

Last month, I told you my little trick to keep no show socks from sliding off your heel. Well, someone at Simply Vera must have read my post (kidding!).

A few weekends ago, my fiance and I stopped in Kohls (though I cannot remember why...) and something told me to check its sock selection. What I found was a 2-pair pack of Simply Vera no show socks with silicone grips in the heel! The pack I selected even had the bonus of little massaging strips on the bottom. I bought them in nude ($7 on sale, $10 regular retail) and brought them home, attempting to keep my expectations low.
7.09.2011

DIY TV Cord Cover

Yesterday, we received our new entertainment cabinet. With this cabinet, we wanted a way to hide and protect the cords between the TV and the inside of the cabinet. One common solution is velvet cord covers. By a simple Google search, these appear to cost upwards of $30. Not a huge cost but why pay that when they're so cheap and easy to make?