Monthly Archives: October 2014

Crocheted Infinity Scarf

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Crocheted Infinity Scarf

I have seen these infinity scarves all over Pinterest, and in every store, and fashion magazine lately. So, sooner or later, I had to make myself one! Sam has been bugging me to teach her how to knit, so I took her to Michaels yesterday. Of course, I ended up coming home with more yarn than she did. I loved the colour of this yarn, and it has even has sequins too! You can never have enough sparkle!

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I looked up a few patterns, and what I decided was that a length of about 6 feet would make a nice scarf that would wrap around three times. So I did a double foundation stitch to end up with a chain about 72 inches long. I used the biggest hook I could find which was a 7mm.

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I connected the two ends so it was a huge continuous loop, and crocheted a couple more rows. This is what it looked like..

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I had bought three balls of the yarn, so I just kept crocheting until I ran out of wool, which was five rows of double crochet, then I had just enough yarn left to add another row of single crochet. Here is the finished product:

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Because it was such a chunky yarn, and I used a pretty big hook, it turned out nice and fluffy, and the best part was that I had it done in less than a couple hours!
Every little bit of warmth helps me when I think about the long winter we have ahead of us. I know it’s only fall, but man am I looking forward to spring, I am not loving the Canadian winters the last few years!
Keep warm! -Unless of course you live in a country that is warm all the time… I am so jealous! 🙂

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Stuffed Peppers

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Stuffed Peppers

So many things going on, so little time – I am busy making stuff all of the time, but just haven’t been doing enough writing! The good news is that I have no shortage of things to write about! Anyways, I think I will share a recipe today….
I have made various versions of this a few times. What I like about the recipe is that it can be made ahead of time, is an entire dinner, and it makes great left overs, so I always make a huge batch. I haven’t put any measurements in because quite honestly, I didn’t measure anything! It is not the kind of recipe that you need to measure…and substitutions work great too! Use whatever you have in the fridge!
I decided to make these because we had a pile of red peppers in the fridge that needed to be eaten.
So I washed them all, cut them in half and removed the seeds.

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I browned some ground chicken in a frying pan, and mixed it with some leftover rice, and some left over brocolli. (corn is also good too)

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Then, I made a couple boxes of stuffing, and mixed everything together…

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I added some greek seasoning, a bit of salt, and a couple eggs to hold it all together. Than, I spooned it into the red pepper shells.

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I sprinkled the tops with some cheddar cheese and parmesan cheese.

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I popped them in the oven at about 360 degrees for about 1/2 hour.

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If I do say so myself, they were pretty good. They are healthy, low in fat, and contain all four food groups. They were just as good for lunch the next day and I put half of them in the freezer for later… yummy!

What to do with all of those tiny toys?

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What to do with all of those tiny toys?

After sorting out all of our toy boxes and the kids rooms, I was amazed at the pile of tiny toy pieces that we ended up with. Some of them were toy parts, some were freebees, and some I swear I have never seen before! I had them all bagged up, ready to donate, when I saw a fantastic idea!
Why can’t I make all of these little pieces into an Eye Spy game? I have these Eye Spy books at school that the kids love, so I thought, why not make a real life one? I am always looking for quiet activities for the kids at school.
Once again, my hoarding tendencies have paid off, because I have carefully washed and saved every sushi platter we have ever ordered! I had this huge party sized platter just waiting for a project like this! It even has a clear lid so the kids can’t pick off the toys.

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So I gathered up all of the little toys…

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I got out my glue gun, and started gluing! I started with the larger pieces. I had to make sure all of the toys were small enough so the lid would close.

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So after I glued all of toys down, I picked off all of the glue gun threads. I was pretty surprised how well the glue gun glue held everything down.
Then, I glued the lid down, so no little fingers are tempted to pick any of the toys off.

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Then, I took the tray to the computer and typed out a few lists of things to hunt for. When I ran out of ideas, I listed things like 4 things that start with s, and 3 yellow things.
Here is the finished product. I think the kids at school are going to love it!

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