Friday, February 4, 2011

Flowers and hearts

So, with all of this cold weather, I'm thinking Valentine's Day (i'd better get moving with my chocolate truffles, especially since i have a college student and her friends to treat) and SPRING!!! So, what better way to celebrate than to make an SVG file of flowers and hearts. I just designed it and haven't cut it (we all know that designing and cutting can be two different bears). I was kinda pleased with it. Remember, these intricate files can double as placemats. As a matter of fact, I think I'm going to cut some out of red card stock and serve my VD dinner on them. I think with a little bit of glitter, they'll be glam enough to use with some steak or crab and some vino, of course! Enjoy! And BTW, I'm feeling a little bit unloved since people don't leave many comments on my blog. I mean, I really do have a social life. Well, sorta. So, if you can think of anything to say- like you did a load of wash today, or you crafted something absolutely FAB, or you need some prayer for somethin', just drop this cooped-up frumpy middle-aged lady a line. Fondly, Tami

*This file is no longer available for free. To purchase, go to after April 23, 2011. Thanks. Tami

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Act like a skinny person

That's my new motto. I'm sick of being fat. I'm not getting any younger. What am I waiting for? So, I'm really working on losing weight. That said, I've been thinking about delicious low fat food (can there be such a thing?), and I was reminded about my Big Mac sauce. You know- the kind that just makes a Big Mac a Big Mac. Years ago (and I mean centuries), my mom and I were craving a Big Mac, but we really didn't live near a MacDonald's and we couldn't easily just go out and get one. So, being the excellent cook that she is, she decided to make some Big Mac sauce. The ingredients are simple (and since, I'm sure there have been "recipes" posted, but my Mom did it first!). Mix ketchup, *low fat* or *fat free* mayo, and sweet pickle relish. That's it. When I grill hamburgers for the Fam, I just make a small one for myself and put it on a bed of lettuce with my *special sauce*, lettuce, cheese (sparingly), pickles, onions, without the sesame seed bun (and I throw in some tomatoes for good measure). It's yummy, and not bad for you, either. Try it and let me know if you like it! BTW, I looked for my SVG Mardis Gras mask and discovered I deleted it! UGH! Don't cha hate it when that happens? Anyway, I will be fabricating one in the next few days, so stay tuned! How are you all doing with this bad weather today? We were supposed to get up to an inch of ice, but it wasn't that bad so far. However, *they* say that the worst of it is to come, so we'll see. I'm just glad I don't have to go anywhere tomorrow. Fondly, Tami