Friday, February 10, 2017

DIY Birthday Tutu

Having a daughter revived the crafter in me. When I was pregnant with her, I actually learned hoop embroidery. I made quite a few embroidery projects for her even before she was born. I also learned to make bow headbands and even a personalized pillow. Before her first birthday, I thought about buying her a birthday tutu. I browsed through Etsy and found a lot of pretty ones but they seem pricey to me. So I decided to make one myself. After watching a YouTube tutorial, I bought an elastic for the band and two shades of pink tulle. I can't believe how easy it is to make one! Now I got to make one in every color I want. Next one will be red which will be perfect for Valentines Day!
Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Back To Meal Prepping

After over a year, I finally got back to meal prepping. I figured it will help me reach my weight loss goal if I meal prep again. Nothing too fancy or too strict, just my regular simple meals. I always find it very convenient and beneficial to my goals. I don't have to eat just anything I can find and I don't have to worry what to eat for the next few days. I usually eat my prepped meals for dinner each day. For this batch I made baked sweet potatoes, steamed broccoli and cauliflower, and honey-sesame chicken. Easy peasy, yummy, and very healthy.
Monday, February 6, 2017

Wilton Wonder Mold

Once, while browsing through YouTube for cake decorating tutorials, I stumbled upon a video of somebody making a doll cake. She was using this Wilton Wonder Mold Pan Set. I was like; "Dang, I got to have that thing! For one, I have a baby girl and I know she got to have a doll birthday cake. Plus, this pan set makes making a doll cake seems like a breeze. So I went ahead and bought one from I paid like $14 for it and it's worth every dollar. Although it's not made of heavy duty, professional material, it still gets the work done. The set comes with the doll that you just stick on top of the cake to make the doll.

This doll cake that I made was for my daughter's first birthday. I used frosting to crumb coat the cake, then made her gown with marshmallow fondant. I did not like the doll's hair so I trimmed it a little bit then added a crown I borrowed from a Belle doll we have. I think for a newbie, my cake turned great.
Friday, February 3, 2017

Workout Motivation

If there is one way that really gets me motivated to work out, that's getting cute workout clothes to wear. They don't have to be fancy and expensive, they just have to look fashionable and still be functional. If you know me, you know I always hunt for the greatest deals I can find. And this workout outfit is just that. I got my hi-rise compression capri leggings from Old Navy. It is size XS from the Petite section. I only paid $6.98 for it since it was on clearance. As for my sports bra, it's a Danskin Now brand from Walmart for only $3.98. Add my old trusty Reebok kicks and Nike workout gloves and I'm good to go. Stylish, comfy, and affordable, except the Reebok shoes, of course!
Wednesday, February 1, 2017

28-Day Fitness Challenge-February 2017

I confess, I did not do the whole 28-day fitness challenge I posted for January this year. I religiously did it for more than 2 weeks then I started skipping every other day. But, the day I don't do my workout, I would go for a 30-minute walk. The good thing is, I kept on exercising even though I did not follow my plan to the T. So now, I decided to try and do better for February. I did see and feel a little bit of difference as a result for my working out again. Hopefully, I can really do better this month. Slowly but surely, I will get to my fitness goal this year.