Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Tulle Tuesday: Personalized Tulle Wreath

                                       Made for my beautiful baby niece:)


Monday, January 21, 2013

Turkey Meatloaf

I wish I had thought to get some photos of this delicious meatloaf but I didn't think about it, at the time.

  • 1.5lbs ground turkey
  • 1 carrot fine diced
  • 1 sm onion fine diced
  • 2 celery stalks fine diced
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 c bread crumbs (I used whole wheat & panko)
  • 1/2 c Parmesan cheese
  • 3/4 c marinara sauce
  • Lawry's garlic salt/parsley blend
  • Honey bbq sauce
Directions:
  1. Saute carrot, onion and celery in olive oil, until soft. Stir frequently to keep from burning. Set aside until cooled.
  2. Once veggies are cool mix together all ingredients, except for the bbq sauce.
  3. Shape mixture into a loaf. I like to do free-form instead of using a loaf pan.
  4. Top with bbq sauce
  5. Bake for 60minutes at 350. Internal temp should reach 165.
I thought this came out really good! One of the best meatloaf recipes I've made.

Friday, January 11, 2013

45 Minutes With a Celebrity Trainer

I was chosen to do the Work It, Wisk It work-out with Jackie Warner. It was a lot of fun but really hard. What stinks is, it shouldn't have been hard for me (but it really was) and I have come to the realization that I'm starting to let myself go:(
However, I think this work-out was just the motivation I needed to get back on track! I'll be 40 in a month and I refuse to let myself go!





Here, Jackie is telling me to go lower and I'm telling her, if I go any lower I'm not getting back up! LOL!


It was great to be able to train with Jackie. I love her and have been a fan since her show, Work Out, came out in 2006. It was one of the shows I looked forward to while I was up nursing Brayden.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Heartshaped Felt Catnip Mice

I made these cute little heart shaped mice toys for my cats, today. My Krinny was all over them, right away.







To make you will need:

  • 2 sheets of felt in your choice of color. I did a dark grey and light pink.
  • coordinating embroidery floss
  • scissors
  • sewing needle
  • polyfil
  • catnip
Cut out heart shapes for body and smaller heart shapes for the interior body. I free-handed the hearts, instead of using a pattern. Cut out 2 strips of felt for the tail. Stitch smaller heart to larger heart, stitch on eyes with embroidery floss. Stitch front and back of the hearts together using a blanket stitch. I started at the tail and stitched that in first. Halfway through the blanket stitch I added the polyfil and catnip, then I finished stitching the hearts together. Easy project and fun for hours for my cats.