Lil Boo Blue's Cascading Ruffle Skirt, Adapted

This skirt by Lil Boo Blue is the first thing I bookmarked when I started learning to sew, and I am finally making it! I love the vertical ruffles and jagged ends. The ruffles fall because of the way they're cut, there is no gathering. For an example of gathered ruffles, see my tiered ruffle skirt post. (Recognize the yellow sparkle material?)

Cheesy Grits With Fresh Ground Black Pepper

I have a thing for cheddar cheese and black pepper. I don't know why they're so good together but I just go with it. This morning I made cheesy grits with, of course, fresh ground black pepper. You could fancy this up with different kinds of cheese, herbs etc. It's like a poor man's risotto.

Dutch Babies

Dutch Babies were a favorite of mine growing up.  I couldn't, for the life of me, describe it to my husband:  somewhere between a crepe and bread pudding.  The vision of powdered sugar absorbing the pools of butter on the surface is pure happiness.  BFF made them when we visited last weekend and the memories came flooding back.  This weekend I made them for my family for the first time.  

Finally Made A Ruffle Skirt!

A ruffle skirt has been in my project queue for some time, and I found some great stretch knit at Hancocks on clearance, so I couldn't wait to begin! I got the fabric in grey and yellow, and plan to use both colors to make Lil Boo Blue's cascading ruffle skirt. Today I'll just show how I made the yellow tiered ruffle skirt...

Homemade Frozen Breakfast Burritos

One of the best things I did while pregnant is make meals in large batches for the freezer so that I didn't have to cook much after the baby was born. Now that school is in and baseball tournaments that have us leaving the house much too early for my taste, I needed something ready-to-eat on hand.

Crispy Homemade Hashbrowns

I don't normally keep potatoes in the house, but I got a 10# bag at Costco and had to find ways to use them! I Googled recipes for homemade hashbrowns and one of my favorite go-to food blogs came up #1. Her method uses a potato ricer which I don't have, and I wanted to leave her a comment that mine turned out fantastic anyway, but her blog comments were closed -- I have to tell SOMEBODY how easy and crispy these are so I'll write up a quick post to share :)

Lil' Cowboy Baby Food Bag

I have these beautiful reusable glass baby food jars that, sadly, I tote around in ziplock bags in my purse when we're out and about. I finally made a little baby size lunch sack to carry them! This one is horribly mismatched -- blue and brown western print with black and white polkadots. But now I have a place for messy jars and spoons, and my purse stays clean! It fits 2 of these oversized glass containers with room for a spoon, small bib etc. You could probably fit 3 or more standard baby food jars, or use it for a pacifier, vitamins or medication or anything else you can think of.  It would be easy to fancy this up with a strap, bow, pocket, etc.