I’m Having a Chair Complex

I’ve been kinda inspirationally challenged lately. The last two weeks, as you know I have been really busy and now I feel like I have finally caught up with life. Now that I have time to blog and craft, I feel as though I’m not doing it and I realized it’s because I don’t have any crazy awesome projects going on.

A few weeks ago I bough the patio chairs in hopes that 2 of them would sit in my sunroom, however since their paint job they haven’t moved from their spot next to the fireless pit. I’m ok with that since it is soo much more convenient to already have them outside, rather than lugging them in and out the swinging screen door every time I wanna sit out in the yard and enjoy this beautiful summer weather.

I also haven’t been yard saling in a few weeks..therefore have not been too inspired in those weeks. I decided a looksie on craigslist was about due today and look what I found….FOR FREE !

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What do you guys think? It is basically exactly the kind of furniture I have been looking for. I e-mailed the seller Getter-ridder of this piece and am keeping my fingies crossed that this babe is still available.
If anyone is looking for a vintage tufted couch that matches this, it seems as though it also, is FREE FREE FREE !! Take a looksie below.

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Another option that I came across are these lovelies.

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I love that there are two of these and velvet was something that was on my must-have-in-a-chair-list. And its in AWESOME condition too. The sellers only are asking $20 for these but the only problem is they are RED, which is awesome, but not in my yellow, white and gray room.

What should I do? Nab them all and keep the red guys in the basement for future use? I’m so torn. HELP !!

Hugs and Stitches,
Sarah

Trying to stifle my inner Neanderthal

Hola and happy Saturday all you busy bees ! Today has been quite productive. A few days ago I went on a 3 day fruit flush by Jay Robb.  I have never done anything like it before and it really got me into a better mindset of eating more healthy, at a more reasonable time of day ( rather than 11:30 pm). I will admit though, that by the end of the third day I was ready to eat  devoured a cold left over steak that was just taunting me from inside my refrigerator. All it took was one hand and a little channeling of my inner  Neanderthal and that sucker was history. Oh yeah, and I forgot to mention that this all took place approximately 1-2 hours before my family was to arrive to celebrate my birthday with 6 pizza pies, ice cream cake and fruit and veggie salads. I did behave though and limited myself to one slice. It’s really surprising how small the portions that our body require if only we give it a second to think. 

Since the flush, I have gained a new drive to eat healthier and exercise more. It helps that it’s bikini season too and…well let’s just say…no one wants to see a blob walking around.

Today I passed on the yard sale-ing to sleep in and make some breakfast. Saturday morning and afternoons are a time that I get to spend with my man and just enjoy the day, weather and each other. I decided to look up a healthy pancake recipe for breakfast, preferably one involving egg whites and oatmeal. I found the recipe, blended everything up to make a batter and poured it in the skillet.

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Holey Moley ! A pan-sized pancake. This recipe does not mess around. The cake smelled delicious as the cinnamon gave off a pleasant aroma.

The next hurdle was to add a topping or syrup, all while avoiding actual syrup and the evil sugar within. I decided to utilize some of the fresh blueberries and strawberries left over from my flush, blend ’em up in my awesome NINJA that I got from my C.V. and S.V. for my birthday and create a fruit sauce topping.

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I topped it right onto the monstrous cake and this is what I had. Vuala !  

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Doesn’t look too bad eh.

Well to my surprise and chagrin the cake was a little more  ALOT more dense than I had anticipated. It had a decent flavor, kind of a mix between baked oatmeal and an omelet, but lordy bigordy that sucker was thick and the word “cake” should not have even been added to this recipe. 

I think I ate about a third of sucker and I had enough. Plus sides.
1. It’s filling
2. It’s got pert near 21 grams of protein in each cake
3. You won’t be hungry for the rest of the day…ok thats a lie, but it is definitely hearty. 

I kept on a healthy kick and warmed up some lowfat turkey and a piece of 2% provolone cheese on the griddle and stuck it in a pita pocket with some lettuce, tomato and cucumber. No sauce necessary. Boy was that good. I think that will be my dinner as well. 

I finished the day out with an all fruit smoothie, some fresh, some frozen. I kinda eyeballed everything but I know that almond milk went in along with 1 banana, quite a few blueberries, about 10 strawberries and about a half bag of frozen pineapple (DOLE) and 5 ice cubes. No added sweeteners required. DELICIOUS and perfect for this warm summer day.

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Not so crafty or thrifty I know but I will show you what I have been working on lately.  
First, here is the first of 2 pillows that will be displayed in my sunroom.

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Initially my plan was to cover this entire pillow, but when I saw how much felt it was taking and how time consuming it was I decided to stop here , and I am in love with how it turned out.

I also told you that I was working on something new to add to my HortDecor Etsy Store

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I love this. I made one of these for my kitty last year, but this one, I think is a thousand times cooler. The cushion was hand stitched with quality printed fabric and tufted with my own hand made jute button balls.

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I wanted to make it to really scream, CUTE ! so I added the striped fabric bow at the top for a stunning contrast.

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All in all, I’m really happy with how it turned out. It is one of a kind and available now. If you are interested, in it, you better act fast before someone else gets their paws on this beaut. Get it here.

Alright. Enough for now. I’m going to get some more wreaths made. Go out and soak up the sun !

Hugs and Stitches,

Sarah

P.S. For more healthy meals, snacks and breakfasts that are sure to be delicious, check out my friend Emily’s blog EmilysHappyHomestead. She’s got some awesome stuff going on in her kitchen !