• Leisurely Sunday: Crafts and Togetherness

    April 5, 2009

    Mal and I have been enjoying a leisurely Sunday together. I love days like this that have no plans, no agenda, just a relaxing day spent together. The extra time this morning also allowed me to get crafty! 😀


    After our grocery shopping for the week, Mal and I made a tasty lunch: roast beef sandwiches with tomato and wasabi horseradish. I had my sandwich in a whole wheat pita.

    The wasabi horseradish had a serious kick to it! I spread a nice thick layer on my pita. It made my eyes water it was so spicy!

    Along with my roast beef pita, I had a couple of pickles and some BBQ Kettle chips.

    The BBQ chips ended up in my sandwich. I loved the BBQ flavor and crunch!

    With pomegranate-lemonade

    My sweet treat after lunch was the usual. I’m addicted to this dessert combo!!!


    I changed it up this morning and traded my oats for cereal and milk. I ate two bowls of Peace cereal mixed with Cascadian Farm multigrain squares and milk. 

    I also enjoyed an iced coffee with milk and agave nectar.

    Bowl #2…

    Hunger-wise, my two bowls of cereal didn’t hold me over like I had hoped, so mid-morning, I snacked on two Oatmeal Chocolate Peanut Butter cookies with a smear of peanut butter and chocolate and peanut butter chips on top. They were SO GOOD! The Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter cookies are pretty good, but they definitely need the addition of chocolate and peanut butter chips. They’re sort of boring without them!

    Arts & Crafts

    After breakfast, I felt a little crafty and created an earring holder out of an old 4″ X 6″ frame, some wrapping paper, and 2 hair ties. The earrings in my jewelry box are always such a tangled mess, so this hanging idea was the perfect solution.

    Materials needed:

    • 4″ X 6″ frame
    • Wrapping paper
    • Scissors
    • 2 hair ties

    How to:

    • Remove back of the frame and cut wrapping paper to 4″ X 6″ to fit inside the frame.
    • Place wrapping paper inside of the frame; reattach back piece of frame.
    • Wrap hair ties around the length of the frame and adjust to your liking. The top hair tie will need to be higher on the frame for longer, dangling earrings; lower for shorter hanging earrings.
    • Use stand on the back of frame to hold frame upright.
    • Hang earrings on hair ties; adjust as needed.

    I had a similar 4″ X 6″ frame and leftover wrapping paper, so I also made a “catch-all” for my random pieces of jewelry and mini-perfume bottles. The only difference for this project is that I removed the stand from the back of the frame. It was a cheap-y frame, so it came right off, no problem.

    Matchy, matchy…

    I’m off to play cornhole then I am going to a yoga class.

    See ya later! :mrgreen:

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    Alison April 5, 2009 at 2:16 pm

    Great sandwich! Love the earring holder too!


    FoodsThatFit April 5, 2009 at 2:16 pm

    I never have been able to do the wasabi thing, WAY too spicy for me 🙂 The first time I tried wasabi peas, my eyes started watering!


    glidingcalm April 5, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    oh my gosh! that frame idea is GENIUS!! i totally need a new earring holder…and that is just awesome!!!

    love the eats too! i used to always put potato chips in my turkey sammys! with mustard! yum!


    Pearl April 5, 2009 at 2:29 pm

    oh my gosh – that is SO creative! now i know how to display earrings and organize them all at once!


    K April 5, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    That is genius!! Not to mention, way cuter than most jewelery holders you would buy from a store!


    Run Sarah April 5, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    Your jewelry holders are gorgeous…wow! I should make one for my necklaces, they are all in a basket and get tangled so easily.


    erinbee. April 5, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    so clever. and i must say..you have the most wonderful earrings!


    RunningWithin April 5, 2009 at 2:48 pm

    You are so creative! I’m absolutely copying that idea : )


    Mara @ What's For Dinner? April 5, 2009 at 2:51 pm

    GREAT Idea! i’m definitely doing something similar, I love it!


    Nicole April 5, 2009 at 2:51 pm

    I love lazy Sundays!


    Beadie @ What I Ate Yesterday April 5, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    I just had basically the same sandwich for lunch except I made horseradish cream instead of the wasabit horseradish!

    Love the little holders you made, very creative! Your earrings are pretty cute, too!


    Laura April 5, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    Enjoy your relaxing Sunday! I love days like that too. 🙂

    Very cute earring holder! I love your earrings too.


    Jess April 5, 2009 at 3:08 pm

    Tina, you have me addicted to that dessert! Except I toast the bread, spread the peanut butter, add chocolate chips, and pop it back into the toaster oven until the chocolate chips melt! SO good.


    Victoria April 5, 2009 at 3:15 pm

    That is such a cute craft idea. I love it.


    Meg April 5, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    This is such a fabulous idea!!! I can’t wait to do this myself!!!

    I love adding chips to sandwiches.. so tasty!


    Melinda Pollard April 5, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    I Love the jewelry organizer- how creative and cute!!


    VeggieGirl April 5, 2009 at 3:41 pm



    TorontoGirloutWest April 5, 2009 at 3:44 pm

    LOVE the idea!!!!!! Never would have thought of it! I’m going to have to try this one pronto! 😉


    bobbi April 5, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    Tina you are too creative!!! I have a jewlery box who’s glass broke in the front, there used to be a place to put a picture but now I am going to make this!!!


    emily April 5, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    I LOVE putting chips on sandwiches! I keep my earrings in little bags on a cork board.


    Dulcie April 5, 2009 at 6:25 pm

    I totally agree with you about leisurely Sundays. I just love being with my family and relaxing and enjoying the day together. It’s nice to have a day where there’s no plan and instead you roll with the punches.

    What a creative earring holder! I could so use one of those.. not only is that so convenient, but also extremely pretty!

    May I ask what cornhole is?!

    Hope you have a lovely Sunday 🙂


    Clean Veggie April 5, 2009 at 6:31 pm

    oh man that dessert combo does sound divine!!
    gorgeous bracelets too! hope your having a great sunday!


    Becca April 5, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    Cute idea for the picture frames! I definitely have some hanging around the apartment that could use that kind of treatment. 😀


    zestycook April 5, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    Little Miss Martha 🙂 Tina – that is very cool!! I too love chips in sandwiches


    Katrina April 5, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    Um… what is cornhole-ing? hahaha
    The chips in the sandwich combo remind me of when I was little! Also, I am intrigued by that Wasabi Horseradish. Is it similar to spicy mustard, but with a wasabi kick?


    Brandi April 5, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    cute crafts! and I LOVE chips on sandwiches 🙂 one of my favorite things.


    Michelle April 5, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    Wow Tina, awesome invention! I definitely know what you mean about tangled earrings…mine are a MESS in my little tin. Ugh! Maybe one day soon, I’ll whip one up too! YAY for lazy Sundays!! Enjoy!


    Mizz Independent April 5, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    Cute jewelry holders!


    Kath April 5, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    SO COOL!!!!!!!!


    Oh She Glows April 5, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    Oh my gosh I LOVE the earring holder idea! I am so doing this! 🙂 So crafty!


    Meg April 5, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    Yeah for laid back Sundays! Love the earring holder creation! You rock!


    Emmy April 5, 2009 at 11:34 pm

    I adore the earring holder. I think I may just have to steal your idea : )



    Caroline April 6, 2009 at 12:08 am

    Love the BBQ chips on the sandwich idea–genius!


    Jenn (eating bender) April 6, 2009 at 12:30 am

    Wow I love your craftiness! Those are two really great ideas – I have so many picture frames that I’m not using right now.

    Mmm love all this pb/chocolate chip madness 🙂 And the chips on the sandwich are awesome – gosh, I’m totally bookmarking this post, Tina! Haha, I hope you had a great rest of your day!


    Melissa April 6, 2009 at 2:10 am

    Aren’t you just the crafty one. Such a great idea!! 🙂


    Ashley C. April 6, 2009 at 2:37 am

    That is such a good idea! So cute and affordable 🙂


    Lara April 6, 2009 at 6:44 am

    Adorable idea! You should submit it to Martha Stewart or something 🙂


    Tina April 6, 2009 at 7:10 am
    Lauren April 6, 2009 at 7:29 am

    Chips on a sandwich rock!

    Your dessert looks mouth-watering… chocolate & pb X 2!

    Very creative earring holder 😉


    Leslie April 6, 2009 at 8:10 am

    gold star for you!
    that is so freaking cute! I totally plan to copy you!

    also, the food looks fab as well!


    Sarah W. April 6, 2009 at 8:37 am

    GREAT idea for the earring holder!!!! that would make a CUTE gift for somebody!!!


    Christine April 6, 2009 at 9:55 am

    That earring holder is such an amazing idea (Do the hair ties just stay in place or are you keeping them in place somehow?)!! Instead of wrapping paper you could even use left over fabric (aka what I would be forced to do because I don’t have cute wrapping paper ever in my house and my mom has been bugging me to use up the bags of scrap fabric I have from sewing). Man, so jealous though! I used to constantly do crafts until college started. I miss it, its so relaxing and satisfying!


    jenna April 6, 2009 at 10:26 am

    what a brillant idea!! Thanks for sharing! 🙂


    lauren (athlEAT) April 6, 2009 at 2:34 pm

    what a great idea for the earrings and other jewelry!


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