Friday, November 17, 2017

Chile and tomato salad - multicultural week


It's not everyday that I get to dress up in my Chile outfit at work and play guitar. We had a multicultural week at the university that I work at. 

I also had the chance to share a "slice" of the food in Chile. Although it was not empanadas, chacarerro or a completo, it was a refreshing side item to complement any meal.
Empanadas de Pino Chacarero Image result

I made a chilean tomato and onion salad. Silly me didn't take a picture of the finished product. I made the salad the night before, so the tomatoes and onions could absorb the olive oil, lemon and cilantro flavors. Refreshing!

I also found a couple of Chile recipe books. I added them to my Amazon wishlist!

                    

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

What Are You Doing? July Blog Hop 2017

Welcome to the What Are You Doing? July blog hop!

This blog hop runs from July 11 through July 31. You will have all month long to add to this list!

Your hosts:

Sara from Content in the Meantime
 

Featured post of the week:



Thanks to Cranium Bolts for always sharing his blog posts. Look at this beautiful picture of a Sunbird. Check out his blog for more photos.

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What have I been doing?



I wrote a blog on my favorite crochet items for Amazon Prime Day. 


Now it's your turn! What have you been doing this week?



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Amazon prime - crochet edition!

I love looking for crochet items on Amazon. Since it is Prime Day today, I wanted to share what is on my crochet wish list. (These are affiliated links 

Yarns


First off is yarn. I can never have enough black yarn, and Amazon has a variety of prices for all colors of the Red Heart Super Saver yarns. 



If you want to try the Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable yarns, here is a deal on Amazon for this lovely color scheme. There is also a deal on Lion Brand Landscapes.



Caron simply soft is one of my favorite yarns because of the truly soft feel and it has a variety of colors. Check this Harvest Red color available for a good price.

Accessories


I have never tried stitch markers before. I always used a colored paper clips that I found at work. This Amazon deal looks like a good buy.



There's always been times where I would have rather has this row counter instead of having to count and recount my rows.

Books


The last two items are books available on Amazon. I love when I can find low cost or even free books on crocheting and different stitch methods. I love a stylist crochet handbag, and this book looks like a good one to try out. 



No crochet order is complete without the purchase of The Complete Book of Crochet Stitch Designs. I have heard so many people talking about how great this book is. 



Sara Silva is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

What Are You Doing? June Blog Hop 2017

Welcome to the What Are You Doing? June blog hop!

This blog hop runs from June 1 through June 30. You will have all month long to add to this list!

Your hosts:

Sara from Content in the Meantime
 

Featured post of the week:



This was a cute project for a teacher's gift from Lolly Jane. This Cherry Gift teacher appreciation tags and other gifts shared on their blog is a great touch for end-of-the-year gifts. Thanks for sharing, Lolly Jane!

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Now it's your turn! What have you been doing this week?



  • Please post the link to a specific blog entry, not just the blog. I look at every link posted, and I comment in every entry. If you don't post a specific entry I can't comment!
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  • All blog posts will also be pinned on my What Are You Doing? Pinterest board, so others can see the awesome things you are doing!
  • Family friendly posts, please!
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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

What Are You Doing? April Blog Hop 2017

Welcome to the What Are You Doing? April blog hop!

This blog hop runs from April 1 through April 31. You will have all month long to add to this list!

Your hosts:

Sara from Content in the Meantime
 

Featured post of the week:




I've been saving a variety of recipes on Facebook and Pinterest, especially ones that involve making a bread or a crust. I don't know when I will find the time to try them out, but I know I will need them one day. I love this idea for Heart Shaped Dinner Rolls from Somewhat Simple and how they provide their favorite dinner roll recipe. They look amazing and so much better than the store bought kind. Thank you for sharing!

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What have I been doing?


As you can see from the blog, I have been busy at work again for the past couple of months. But my husband and I have been creating and testing projects we find online. My husband made me a hanging planter shelf to showcase my surviving plants. 

I am still trying to make vegetables grow. I think we might have some potatoes ready, and I started more red and green peppers. I also tried making puppy chow with tortilla chips and pita chips, but there are no pictures to prove it. I promise I didn't eat them all!


Now it's your turn! What have you been doing this week?



  • Please post the link to a specific blog entry, not just the blog. I look at every link posted, and I comment in every entry. If you don't post a specific entry I can't comment!
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  • If your blog is featured on this blog hop, I will be using the picture you posted on the linky.
  • All blog posts will also be pinned on my What Are You Doing? Pinterest board, so others can see the awesome things you are doing!
  • Family friendly posts, please!
  • I also added a LIKE feature to the list, so make sure you check out the other blogs and like your favorite! Help me choose the featured blogs for the week! You only get one choice for a favorite though, but if you have other favorites, let me know in the comments!


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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

10 FREE Crochet Hearts Patterns for your Valentine

Valentines Day is here, and I wanted to put together a list of 10 FREE crochet heart patterns that are easy to make and adds a personality to your gifts and decorations. These patterns are great to decorate a gift, to add to a festive banner, or to decorate your home.



June Gilbank from PlanetJune created 4 different types of heart shapes to choose from, each with its own pattern. I think the large puffy hearts can be made into a lovely banner.
Here's a lovely granny square heart crochet pattern from Undisthreadness. this is done in cotton thread, but it can easily be created using worsted yarns.
Undisthreadness
You can add a crochet granny heart to chains and make a lovely choker.
Heart Slider Choker by Jaybird Designs

Or add granny hearts to a crochet basket to give goodies to your little one.
Crochet Valentine's Day Basket by The Stitchin' Mommy http://www.thestitchinmommy.com
Valentines Day Basket by The Stitchin' Mommy

Here are three crochet bookmark patterns for your favorite book nerd.
Image of Heart Bookmark
Heart Bookmark by JPF Crochet Club

Suzies Heart Bookmark

Heart to Heart Bookmark

And a heart cup cozy for your coffee lovers.
Heart Cup Cozy - One Dog Woof

Last but not least, hat patterns with hearts!
Whistle and Ivy

I'm working on this hat right now...
Wilmade - Lovely Heart Hat

Let me know which heart pattern you like
or any other heart crafts you have made. 

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