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Me-Made-May 2018 Recap

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My goodness, it's already been almost a month since May ended and I'm finally getting around to this. How is June already almost over?! Anyway, my Me-Made-May was a bit of a challenge. I had a handful of repeats, so hopefully next year will be much better on the me-made front. This year, my main problem is that I work from home. Which means that I rarely get dressed in the morning. And on top of that, I mainly leave the house to go to the gym (and I have hardly ANY  me made workout clothes...) or to the grocery store. Most of my me-mades are dresses or cute tops that I would wear if I need to look decent out in public, not necessarily lounging around the house... So essentially, my me-made-May consisted of a whole lot of me made comfy pants! Next year, I think I might shoot for a mama-made-May (as well as a me-made)! Then, Max can join me in wearing some mama-made makes! 
Anyway, here is my recap! (Sorry, no hyperlinks 'cause I'm being a bum.) 

May 1 - Tilly and the B…

Twice Baked Spaghetti Squash

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I seriously love spaghetti squash! Though, the first time I made it, I wasn't a real big fan. Spaghetti squash has to be cooked just right or else the "noodles" will be too crunchy (unless you like it that way). This is also why I like twice baked because it ensures that everything is cooked just right!

Ingredients! 
1 or 2 Spaghetti Squash (I typically just do one at a time)
1 lb turkey sausage (this typically has a higher protein content and less fat than pork sausage)
1 medium yellow onion - cut in to small pieces. (I like to cut them in small squares)
1 Tbsp minced garlic
1/2 jar of Prego Spaghetti Sauce - Garlic & Herbs
1/2 cup mozorella cheese (possibly more or less, I don't measure this one)
1 zucchini or other veggies of your choosing (optional)
Approx. 1 Tbsp of olive oil
Salt & pepper to taste

Directions!


Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cut off the end/tip of the squash and cut the squash in half length wise (using a super sharp knife helps) and scoop ou…

Ororo Bralette - Rad Patterns

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Can I just say that I love Rad Patterns?! Stephanie is such an awesome designer and she is so real and down to Earth. I love it. I was able to help test the Ororo Bralette and it was just released today, which is a day early! You can get it on sale for 25% off, along with the panel undies and camisado cami until June 3rd. No codes needed!

The Ororo Bralette has light to medium support and is for the adventurous beginner and beyond. It has three cup size options, two neck line options, adjustable straps and an option for nursing! Boom! And it's perfect for using up all those scrap pieces that end up laying all around the sewing room...or the rest of the house... (Am I right?!) 

This bralette is super comfy! Power mesh can be used as the lining or added in addition to the lining if you need more support. Next baby, I will definitely be making a few with the nursing option since nursing bras, camis, tanks, etc. are stupidly expensive!

The only real modification I did was with the wai…

Murph 2018

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Is it seriously already Memorial Day weekend?! Where has the time gone? This year is FLYING by and I'm not ready! Mainly because my little man is almost a year old and that just blows my mind. But more on that later.

With it being Memorial Day weekend, it means its time for MURPH. The MURPH is a CrossFit Hero WOD (workout of the day). Hero WOD's are created by CrossFit to honor the men and women who have fallen in the line of duty. MURPH is specificallyto honor Michael Patrick "Murph" Murphy who was killed on June 29th, 2005. He was a United States Navy SEAL officer who was awarded the U.S. military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his actions during the War in Afghanistan.

People all over will participate in the MURPH at some point during the weekend. Pretty neat, huh? Now, what is this so called "Murph" that you speak of? (It's pretty terrible and supposed to be done with a weighted vest. No thanks!)

Murph
1 mile run
100 pull ups
200 p…

Five Beginner Sewing Patterns For Knits

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Are you new to sewing? Or maybe new to sewing with KNITS and are wanting to give it a whirl?! I'm going to provide you with some good beginner sewing patterns to get you started sewing with knits! (Wovens still make me nervous, ha!) These are all PDF patterns where you will need to print and tape/glue the pages together before cutting out your desired size. Most PDF patterns use layers where you have the option to only print the sizes you need, or print them all!

I love PDF patterns way more than paper patterns found in places like Hobby Lobby or Joanns because the ease within the PDF pattern is the actual correct ease. All you have to do is pick the size to your actual body measurements (Bust, Waist and Hip measurements, grading if necessary) and it should fit how the pattern is designed to. Some of the Simplicity patterns I've gotten, sometimes there is a 4 in ease for a fitted shirt. That is ridiculous! It makes it a lot harder to determine the correct side. Drives me loco!…