Saturday, December 24, 2011

Chocolate Covered Strawberries - #98

98. Get better with working with Chocolate (1/5 various "projects")

I have always thought that chocolate was a cool but I thought it would be too hard.

What I have learned...


Chocolate takes time and patients, you can not rush the chocolate (while melting or hardening) or it will be mad at you.

Chocolate is alot easier than most people think.


Several people at work were amazed when I brought these tuxedo strawberries to work for a friend. People asked her where she had bought the strawberries. The tuxedo strawberries honestly didn't take me long at all to make them. Just a little patience!




Friday, December 23, 2011

Homemade T-shirt Scarves #99 - Pinterest

One of the first Pinterest projects I found and pinned was these homemade t-shirt scarves.

I was in Michael's one day to pick up something and saw they had t-shirts on sale for 4/$10. I couldn't pass it up. $2.50 for a scarf... I had been looking at other scarves at stores that day and they were anywhere from $15-$30. Being the frugal and creative person I just could not pay that much.

I originally planned on making the one pictured on the pin but what they do not list in the instructions is that you need fabric glue. So I was unable to make that one but I was able to make the other two styles.

And I took photos as I went along.

Scarf #1 - One big blue loop



One extra large t-shirt


Cut of the hem on the bottom of the t-shirt.


Cut the t-shirt just under the sleeves all the way across.


This is what you will need.


Then stretch it out. This will help curl up the edges that were cut (meaning NO SEWING NEEDED!)

Scarves # 2 & 3

Also made from an extra large shirt. 


Cut off hem then cut strips in 1 1/2 - 2 inch strips.


I ended up with 10 strips from hem to under sleeves.


I also did the same thing with a brown shirt. Then pull these strips stretching them so the ends curl up.


And there you have it. 10 minutes + $7.50 in t-shirts = 3 scarves!


And here I am wearing one of the scarves. You can wear them several ways, all long ones, looping them all around in two loops, I like taking 5 of them long then looping the 5 other ones to make a medium and short loop.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

# 62 - Melting Pot - Atlanta, Ga

62. Eat at "new to me" restaurants (8/10)

# 8 - Melting Pot - Atlanta, GA

Colin's brother Ahren sent Colin a gift card to Melting Pot as a congrats for graduating from in-patient care to the Day Program at Shepherd.



Good Self Portrait


Colin had been to Melting Pot before but this was a new experience for me.

We had the four-course experience, Big Night Out. I would love to go back to just have the cheese and dessert course. By the time we got to the fourth (dessert) course, I was almost too full to really enjoy it.


Spinach Artichoke Cheese FondueFontina and Butterkäse cheeses, spinach, artichoke hearts and garlic

I'm still not so sure about the apples with the cheese course but it was all good.

I don't remember which kind of salads we had or the entree and I managed to not take pictures of both.


Our server took our picture for us when she brought out the dessert.



Dippers...Fresh strawberries, bananas, cheesecake, Rice Krispies Treats®, marshmallows, pound cake and brownies for you to dip into any of our decadent chocolate-fondue creations

Yin & YangHalf dark chocolate and half white chocolate artfully swirled for a perfect balance of flavors
VERDICT: I loved it! And I would go back again, but next time only get the cheese and dessert only so I could really enjoy both of them!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

51. Adopt an Angel Tree child each year

51. Adopt an Angel Tree child each year (1/3)

Yes, a year late in updating but I wanted to share what I did last year.

I had not been in the Mobile area too long and the radio stations here do not talk as much about Angel Tree as they do in Jackson so I was not sure where I could pick one up and drop the stuff off.

Instead I ended up giving through a friend who works with Initial Outfitters. They were taking one time donations for Charlie's Lunch for Christmas. So this is what I did last year instead of the Angel Tree.

Monday, December 19, 2011

# 20 - Classes for Bachelor's degree update

20. Complete needed classed to complete Bachelors degree   (6/11)
Well I thought I only had 10 classes left when I made my last school update. But when I was looking over my course list I realized (or so I thought) I had 12 classes to complete. So a quick e-mail to my student advisor (or whatever his official title is) and I found out I have 11 classes not 12. Still I was a little sad to realize I had one more class then I thought.

 I just completed 2 more making it a total of 6 completed. I finished my Information Systems Management and Leadership.
 
I am enrolled in Financial Management and Business Policy and Strategy. I will start these two classes on Wednesday, January 4th. These are 8 week classes that will wrap up on Tuesday, February 28th.
 
The current plan is to finish these two classes and then switch from the "Term" enrollment, where I can only take 2 classes every 8 weeks, to the "pre-course" enrollment where I can take up to 3 classes in a 10 week period to finish the last 3 classes to complete my Bachelors degree!
 
I'll keep you updated!!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Deadline for current 101 list

I found this handy dandy day calculator that allows you to put in a date and then put in years, months, days or weeks that you want to add or subtract from that date and it will take care of the math for you....

Guess when my current 101 list should be completed....

Drum roll please....

Wednesday, July 3, 2013