* Free pattern * Halloween Pumpkin Orange Cable Scarf

Looking forward to making this this fall! Orange is my favorite color!

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Halloween Pumpkin Scarf Halloween Pumpkin Scarf

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I am making this scarf as a birthday present for a friend who loves orange.

It is a chunky eight-stitch cable pattern, repeated three times and divided by a simple rib. You can decide to repeat it more times: the pattern works on any multiple of 15+3 stitches.

PATTERN

Yarn:Rowan Big Wool, Orange no. 51

Needles: 10 mm needles + 1 10 mm cable needle

Abbreviations

k: knit
p: purl
C8B: slip 4 stitches to cable needle, hold at the back of the work, k4, then k4 from cable needle
C8F: slip 4 stitches to cable needle, hold in front of work, k4, then k4 from cable needle

How to

Cast over 48 stitches.
[1] (p1, k1, p1, k12) three times, p1, k1, p1.
[2] (k1, p1, k1, p12) three times, k1, p1, k1.
[3] (p1, k1, p1…

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Poster My Wall

Great end of season gifts for the Team:

T-ball ruled our lives for 3 months, every Monday and Saturday, from March to June. I watched the kids throw, catch, hit and run around with their friends. And when the season ended, a few of the other team moms and I wanted to gift a little something to the team.

The coaches bought the kids cute bobble-head trophies and medals, so we decided to gift them collages. At first, one mom offered to print photos and make a DIY collage. While we all loved the idea, we knew that project would take hours – with over 20 kids on the team, plus 3 coaches, we didn’t want anyone to sit, cut, glue and shop for frames.

Luckily, someone mentioned PosterMyWall. Thank goodness!!! The site was easy to use, and with a little help from their gallery of templates and online tools, we were able to create two different types of collages.

For the coach, we used their team pic and this quote: “A good coach will make his players see what they can be rather than what they are.” Ara Parasheghian

For each player, we made of a collage out of the best team candids. To personalize each kid’s gift, we added their team solo pic, name, number and team name/year. We used the site’s Color Pop feature to make each individual stand on their respective poster. It looked pretty cool.

The moms and I decided to buy the photo quality digital downloads and print at a nearby Costco. But PosterMyWall also offers offers different types of prints and even bulk download options! Checkout this page if you want more info on their products and shipping prices: http://www.postermywall.com/index.php/g/sports-posters

Anyway, at the team pizza party, we presented these gifts. Of course, the kids loved them for about 5 seconds before something else piqued their interest, but at least their parents have a nice keepsake for the season 🙂

Cheeseburger Pasta

I’ve honestly been working on this post since July 4th weekend and I have no better excuse than I was lazy. I promise to do better. We’ve spent the entire summer attempting to purchase the rental home that we’re currently in. Its been one set back after another. We have another potential closing date for tomorrow so we’ll see how that goes. None of those things have to do with this recipe though. This is kind of my favorite freezer meal. It’s not truly a freezer meal but eventually I’m going to do a series on freezer cooking and it’s going to be at the top of my list.

I know I said I was revamping everything on my blog and gearing it more towards fitness and healthier eating. That wasn’t a lie, I just firmly believe in semi unhealthy food to keep you from going insane sometimes. This recipe combines probably my two favorite food, Cheeseburgers and Pasta. The only thing it’s missing is pickles but I think that would be too weird for this dish.  This reminds me of a homemade version of Hamburger Helper. I’ve been guilty of grabbing a box or two of it when its on sale at our local grocery store for $.88 a box. That being said this is more expensive but you know exactly whats in it and for me and my husband it feeds us for at least two meals.


I found this recipe a few years ago and forgot about it until one night recently I wasn’t in the mood to cook anything huge and I had all the stuff. I originally got this recipe from Six Sisters Stuff. Their photo’s are alot prettier so go check them out! I did change the recipe up a little bit, I used ground turkey and Barilla Protein Noodles.

 

Cheeseburger Pasta

1 lb lean ground turkey

1(1 oz) pkg taco seasoning( my homemade recipe!)

1(10 oz) can Rotel tomatoes, you can use regular diced tomatoes if you don’t like the heat)

2 cups beef broth(use water if you don’t have broth)

1 cup pasta

Cheese Sauce:

2 Tbsp butter

2 Tbsp flour

3/4 cup milk

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

1/2 Tsp salt

1/2 Tsp pepper

 

For the pasta:

  1. Brown meat until no longer pink. Drain.
  2. Add taco seasoning, tomatoes and beef broth and mix together.
  3. Bring to simmer and add pasta.
  4. Cook 10-15 mins or until pasta is cooked.

For the cheese sauce:

  1. Add butter to a saute pan and melt.
  2. On med heat, add flour and whisk until combined.
  3. Whisk and cook until it is fragrant and golden brown.
  4. Add milk slowly, whisking the entire time.
  5. Add cheese, salt and pepper and whisk until cheese is melted.
  6. Add cheese sauce to pasta and serve!

 

 

 

 

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Why I don’t beauty blog

  
A lot of people question why I don’t wear makeup. I’ve tried, I have previously worn make up and occasionally will wear it for events. Some of the hottest, trending bloggers are beauty bloggers. I’m not saying your bad if your a beauty blogger. By all means forward me some tips! But beauty does not consume me, at least not society’s kind. 

Today’s society is bombarded with perfect body shapes and perfect skin, the hottest colors and trendiest clothes. It’s plastered all over magazines and movie screens. For a long time, I was trying to stay on that route. Lucky for me I met a boy, when at 17 I was trying to become what society paints all women to be, who loved me regardless of what I wore or looked like when I was with him. My husband’s not a poet, and he’s not a writer. Sometimes he’s stubborn and sometimes he’s rough around the edges. Tuesday will be our two year anniversary of being married. We’ve been together 7 years and he’s never stopped calling me beautiful. His definition is something completely different than what society paints. He sees me as beautiful when I’m covered in paint from some furniture project I’m doing. He sees me as beautiful when I’m having a depressed day, haven’t had a shower, and have barely made it off the couch. He sees me as beautiful when I’m frustrated and angry because my recent DIY project didn’t turn out to be anything like what it was suppose to be. He sees me as beautiful even when I’m upset with him. Your confidence may come from make up and that’s okay. My confidence comes from the way one man wraps his arms around me and kisses me on the worst day ever. I didn’t expect to marry my first boyfriend but he was perfect for me in every way. He loves me just the way I was meant to be loved. The feminist movement would say not to depend on a man to make you feel beautiful, I would say they haven’t found what I have. 

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Georgia Renaissance Festival 

  
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My Best Ways To Take A Rest Day

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Hello again fellow fitness bloggers!

I’m blogging abnormally soon after my last post about lazy gym hacks, mainly because I wanted to say a HUGE thank you as I’ve reached over 250 followersnow! Should I make a twitter & Instagram for this blog? Would you guys be interested in that? Please let me know!

I love giving you guys entertaining posts to read. And it’s also comforting to know that some of the stuff I write relates to others too – I’m not alone!

Anyways,on with the blog post Katy. Today was my rest day, unexpectedly due to university studies taking priority for once, but I wondered if it would help to share what I do on my rest days with all you. It would be great to know what you get up to too, comment below and I’ll be sure to get back to you.

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