Why throw away money? Cloth Napkins!

I’ve been using cloth napkins for ages, because I never got the point of buying something to throw away, like paper napkins. Born of being poor and frugal, my first out on my own adventures in adult land included buying cloth napkins, cloth diapers (for cleaning, you’d be amazed how well they work!) and a whole mess of towels. I hate buying things to throw away. I even bring them and silverware to work, despite the array of throw away napkins and cutlery provided. But now, with my new sewing machine, I can make much less expensive and much prettier ones!

wpid-20140123_083748.jpgi bought this fabric because it reminded me of my childhood. probably have something handmade somewhere by someone in the same fabric from 15 years ago…

wpid-20140123_083611.jpgthis was just pretty! i also made a matching bread towel, because normal towels are just too small for bread making.

100% cotton beautiful napkins sure impress! Can’t wait to wash them and use them!

Also, this is my wild yeast starter:


Going to make that baby into bread soon! Will keep you updated!




My fiance is in the process of moving out of his music studio and moving it into the basement until he finds another place due to flooding.

In January.

In the midwest.

Go figure.

It’s Illinois, what do you expect? We still hold onto Pluto being a planet.

wpid-20140105_104724.jpgone of two flamingos for the ark

Anyway, his band friends are coming over for dinner after moving. We decided that feeding them might be nice. I suggested lasagna, which my fiance makes from scratch and is excellent. He agreed. We then decided a salad and why the heck not, garlic bread! So, it’s a bread sweatshop up in here. I swear, I normally don’t bake this much. Usually it’s about once a week. So, here is the Italian Bread, from biga to end.

wpid-20140118_084420.jpgwpid-20140118_085558.jpgwpid-20140118_085756.jpgwpid-20140118_085837.jpgwpid-20140118_090002.jpgwpid-20140118_091220.jpgwpid-20140118_092040.jpgwpid-20140118_114436.jpgwpid-20140118_115514.jpgwpid-20140118_130254.jpgwpid-20140118_134117.jpgsorry i’ve run dry of stupid jokes, wait, there’s two loaves, is one male and one female? call noah. this is the worst joke ever. #yolo #punchesself

Hope you guys all enjoy and have a productive and wonderful day!!! 😀