I'm a little late getting this post up, but the rain storm put my Internet out of service all day yesterday.
Today I am showing a couple of Pinterest tries that I promised a couple of weeks ago.
Even though I am 5'5", (at least I still claim that height) I have my Mom's legs and she was only 5'2'.
So, every pair of pants I buy (even if they are marked "short") have to be hemmed. Since I found this method on Pinterest, it has not been such a pain to shorten jeans.
You can go to this blog and follow very good instructions...I know...it works and is SEW EASY
Since I have been on Weight Watchers, I have gone down two sizes in jeans and finally bought two pair in my new size to get by until summer and capri and shorts weather.
They, of course were way too long. By following Refashionmamas easy instructions, I very quickly shortened my two new pair of jeans. I didn't cut off the extra as I liked the neat appearance even though it only shows on the inside.
You can see the original stitching on the out side on both pairs.
Heres a close up.
Pretty cool, huh? No more broken needles trying to sew through the thickness of double flat feld jeans seams.
If you hate hemming jeans, go to Refashionmama's blog and try this.
Maybe you have noticed that I haven't mentioned too much about my progress on my Weight Watchers journey, except to share a recipe or meal when I am eating out.
I was afraid to jinx my progress and didn't want to brag until I knew I was going to stick with it.
Well, I am finally ready to share, that I have lost 30 lbs. (well, almost). I still have a long way to go and some days I struggle, but for the most part it has been an easy journey and I know for a fact what the reason is.
I have always thought since it was my own fault, I needed to diet that I needed to do it by my self. I
didn't feel me and my weight problem would be important enough to ask for help. Sometime last October, I heard or read something in a bible study "Breaking Free" by Beth Moore, that made me think THIS time, I needed to ask God's help...and I did. Everyday, I start and end my day with prayer and praise for His help.
Okay...so a recipe, that is a regular on our table now.
It is a Weight Watchers recipe and the nutritional information along with the recipe is on the link I am giving you. Mr. SS and my family love it and I have shared it with friends that cook it often now, not for it's Weight Watchers qualities, but because it is nutritious and tastes so dang yummy.
I put 4 chicken breasts and Rotelle (doesn't Rotelle just make everything taste better) in the crockpot.
Warning Rotelle can be a little spicey. I use the mild...but use the original or Hot at your own risk.
Check the link for the amounts of spices and add a chopped onion, chicken broth, corn and black beans.
I love Cilantro, so I'm always generous with that. You can adjust according to your taste.
Don't you just love crock pot meals. Just throw it all together in the morning and it smells so good in the house all day.
I served it over white or brown rice the first night and then we love the left overs made into burritos.
Last week, I had a couple portions in zip locks in the freezer and I threw it into the WW Tortilla soup recipe I gave you a while ago.
One last thing...today was Bernina club at Strawberry Patches. It's always such a fun morning seeing old friends and getting inspired by all the projects others have been working on. Today each of us had one of these on the table.
and we got to do a make and take tissue holder.
She also served the cutest little canning jars with Cheesecake in them.
and linked her post to my Pinterest Try Thursday today.
We all felt so pampered.
So be sure to visit Notes from the Patch and see her Pinterest tries.
(Her pictures are much better than mine)
Don't forget to come here and tell me if you have tried something from Pinterest and posted about it so I can link to you.
God is Good!!
Life is Good!!