Monthly Archives: November 2016

Sewing Projects for the home

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This came from http://www.sewdaily.com/Sewing-Projects-for-Homeso credit goes to them!

In this day in age with everything costing so much and the internet has so much more to offer now, why not find things you can use and save money at the same time. With so many women become more and more domestic goddesses I figured these links should help with sewing patterns.
So here are some links I hope you find helpful to use up some of that fabric that might just be laying around the house.
http://www.freeneedle.com/ – This place has lots of patterns or well links to patterns.
http://www.burdastyle.com/patterns – This has clothing and other patterns, they are more modern
http://m-sewing.com/  – This is modern patterns and PDF in format
http://so-sew-easy.com/things-sew-kitchen/#_a5y_p=3920223– 50 plus projects for you to whip up
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Choose My Plate

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The new thing in portion control is choose my plate. It is designed with how much protein, veggies, grains and fruits you need in a meal. Does it work not sure but it does seem very interesting to me.

Portion control is what makes a balanced meal and the http://www.choosemyplate.gov/ give great printables and more on how to properly balance your meal.  I get that portion control along with eating a well balanced meal and exercise is good for you but what’s to say they (government) won’t change this plan in a couple months or years.

I’m all for this but I have noticed a couple of problems in this plan of theirs and it’s not really their fault, but the industry’s fault. The choose my plate plan is based upon a 8.5-9in. in diameter plate…well most plates that you buy from say walmart, target, kmart or what have are 10-12in. diameter sized plates. 

In my honest opinion it’s a start but with the ever increasing prices of food that one prepares at home verses the cost of pre-packaged meals or what I call convenience junk food it will be hard. To eat and prepare healthy meals for a family cost more than that convenience junk food that one can buy. May they can focus on getting rid of some these foods and lower the cost of healthy food. 

But like I was stating I am going to try more to have veggies and fruits than meat. But remember just start simple and eat in moderation.