Friday, June 24, 2011

"New" maternity skirt

I found a brilliant woman's blog tutorial on how to change an old too-small skirt into a maternity skirt, and guess what? I made it.


The skirt was originally ankle-length, and had been shoved into a forgotten corner with a broken zipper, waiting for me to remember and fix it. It popped into my mind as soon as I saw the tutorial.

Here's the stretchy panel... the instructions called for an old Tshirt, and this is all I had:
Even though it's a little funky to have the panel all striped and whatnot, it works like a charm. And now that I have the know-how, I've got a feeling I'll be combing DI for some more skirts to transform!

In other news, my little boy has been such a wiggler! It's super cute to feel him poking/prodding/whatever-it-is-he-does-in-there. He's still teasing his daddy by holding super still as soon as Zach puts his hand on my tummy to feel him move. Lol.

I've been feeling really good lately, just easily winded and some back pain. And I'm seriously starting to outgrow the maternity clothes I have. So making the new skirt for free was exciting!

Anyway, happy weekend to everyone!!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Easy Peasy Lemon (poppy)Seedy!

I just found the most delicious-est pancake recipe ever. I tried it out today and fell in love.

AND since lemons are 3 for $1 right now at our grocery store, I decided to make it into a mix and share it with the girls I go visiting teaching to!

Lemon Poppyseed Pancakes - Gift Mix

To make the mix, put the following ingredients in a sandwich-sized ziploc bag:

1 cup flour
2 Tb sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp poppy seeds

Put the bag of mix and one lemon in a brown paper bag. Fold down and tie with a cute ribbon, and attach this label:

(Click on the picture to download the full size image. It should be able to print out at 4x6 size)

Nothing says summer like the smell of freshly cut lemons! I topped my pancakes with strawberries and whipped cream-- holy cow. Yum. Another lady online said she did blueberry syrup, and another said just put powdered sugar and whipped cream on top. The possibilities here are endless!