Apologies to those of you who dislike lots of food posts, but I can’t help it, I love food, especially when it’s delicious. I was invited to take part in a competition to create something non-Asian with Kikkoman soy sauce and Teriyaki sauce and pulled pork came to mind!
At the start of this month I decided to challenge myself to not eat meat for a month. I ignored the mockery from some people and thought that instead I would be strong and see if I could do it. I have less than a week left, so decided to share with you what I’ve been eating. I haven’t got pictures from every single day as I was away in Manchester last week and was out on Friday and Saturday this week and have excuses from other times, but don’t worry I’ve not slipped up once!
Anyway, I thought that I would share with you what I was eating for the first part of the month:
I love Halloween even though I don’t usually ‘celebrate’ it in the expected way with dressing up, parties and more. Instead I like to wait until the holiday is over and the Halloween decor is reduced! I have always had a love for skulls and all things spooky and don’t like limiting myself to having it for a short time at a certain point in the year!
However, I realise that a lot of people are not as into having spooky things up and around all year round but still enjoy making and creating things to decorate their homes and serve at Halloween parties and I have found some awesome things around the internet for you to make and enjoy!
Yep. You’ve got it right.
Today I am looking at not only what inspires me, but how to save money. I’m an avid crafter and am lucky to have a room where I can do my crafty stuff without any fear of covering the whole house with glitter and mini alphas (any scrapbooker will know what I mean by that!). At the weekend I had a bit of a work on my room as it was slightly cluttered. I have a lot more work to do on it, but I thought I’d share with you one of the things that I recently picked up second hand from a local craft shop which is relocating. Ahold my paper storage unit:
(plz ignore the polar bear and my ‘diary’ board!)
I have lots more paper in that 12×12 plastic tub, but I shall need to get some more of those plastic shelves, so at the moment it only houses my cardstock and any new kits I have.
Speaking of kits, have you ever made yourself a kit out of your existing crafting stash? I do this every so often for a number of reasons, but mainly…
It saves buying way too much new stuff! You can see how newer and older collections can work together, which can be inspirational in itself. Look at different colours and even materials used in other crafts.
There’s actually a blog I found recently where they post a beautiful kit from a scrapbooking kit club (eg Studio Calico, Cocoa Daisy, Scrapagogo…) and then using your own supplies you create a kit for yourself inspired by it! I thought it was pretty cool and think that one day soon when I’m not super busy I will have to give it a go! The awesomely inspiring blog is called Counterfeit Kit Challenge, so go take a peek at it if you want to set yourself a scrapping challenge with what you already have.
See, I told you that this ‘shopping from home’ was a good idea!