Lemon Cucumber Mint Detox Water

Hey y’all!

This morning I uploaded a vlog one of my favorite detox drinks to put together this summer. Everyone knows that drinking water daily is healthy but did you know that adding lemon, cucumber, and mint to your water takes the healthiness up another level. Putting cucumber, lemon, and mint in your water can help you get ride of belly fat, digest food better, clear skin, and much more! You can google all of the health benefits for each one of these ingredients for yourself and decide if this detox drink is best for you. I’ve seen other recipes on Pinterst where people put watermelon, strawberries, and other fruits in their water (prefer this recipe the best). I love to pour this detox water into my hot tea to cool it down just enough to drink without watering it down too much.

 You will want to cut the cucumber slices as thin a possible to get the most flavor into your detox water.

I found this pitcher at Marshalls for under $20, the perfect size and it doesn’t take up a lot of space in my refrigerator.

xo,
Marion
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July 2015 Garden Tour/ Update

Good evening,
This morning before I left for work I recorded a quick video of my summer garden. There are a few changes in my garden sense the last time I took y’all out there with me. I also have plenty of pictures to share with y’all too.

 This is a side view of my garden.

 Look at my cucumber I was so excited to finally be able to pick one.

 This is my cucumber plant.

 These cherry tomatoes are so sweet and juicy!

 Blackberries are blooming!

 This is a full view of my garden.

If you have any questions about my garden feel free to leave them below! Do you grow your own food in your backyard? Please share your experiences in the comment sectoon below
 Enjoy the rest of your week!

Xo,
Marion

Sewing my 1st Tablecloth

Good Morning Darlings!
 
I hope everyone enjoyed their 4th of July weekend with family and friends. My sewing project for the last few weeks have been working on was designing a tablecloth for my kitchen table. I wanted a tablecloth on the table to protect the table from spills, hot dishes, and sticky hands. To my surprise I could not find one store that sold square tablecloths. I went to Walmart, Target, World Market, and other popular chain stores.

 
 

I ended up going to Joann’s to find fabric to sew my own tablecloth sense I could not find a square one for my kitchen table. I decided to go with the same fabric I used to sew my curtains hanging in the kitchen window.

However, I wanted to do something different so I decided cut the floral print fabric down into a smaller square and add brown fabric around it.

Keep in mind I never sewed a tablecloth before but it seem simple enough for me to do.

I cut the brown fabric in an angle so when I sewed it all together it will make a almost perfect square.

I also found another contrasting print fabric and attach it to the square.

I ended up adding row after row until I had ended up with enough fabric to cover the entire table. I believe it turned out pretty nice for my first try.

Don’t forget to prewash your fabric before cutting into it or it will shrink in the wash and throw your measurements off.

I hope you enjoyed my blog post, to keep in touch with the latest craft project I’m working on join my facebook group; Crafting is Sexy. \

xo,
Marion

It’s Time to ge my Life RIGHT and ORGANIZE!

I totally suck and have to be one of the most forgetful people in the whole wide world! Who forgets they started a blog and made a commit to post in it at least ONCE a week but instead doesn’t?? Yep that would be me :/…… Any who, this Memorial weekend I will be focusing on “getting my life right and organize”. I decided it was time to become more focus and start planning out what I need to get done. I have been watching a ton of planning videos. I didn’t realize that there was so many people who were into planning. Some of these ladies take planning to the next level, it seems to be more like journaling or creating a scrape book rather then a planning. Its really pretty and I admire them taking that much time out to plan. I don’t seem myself buying stickers, a bunch of washi tape, and other fancy planner supplies. I most definitely do NOT see myself spending more then $20 on a planner that is only going to last me one or two years. I couldn’t find a planner that fit my personal needs so I decided to make one myself for a lot cheaper then what they have in the stores. I even recorded a video of a little haul showing ya’ll some of the items that I bought. In my next blog post I will go in more detail about how I will be using the planner.

 
xo
Marion

Sewing Machine Reveiw| CS-6000i Computerized Brother Sewing Machine

Happy Sunday Everyone!
Today on the blog I have a sewing machine review for you :). In the video below I recorded a review for my CS-6000i Computerized sewing machine. I know buying a sewing machine for the first time or if you are looking for a new machine it can be difficult trying to make a decision going off of what you see in the stores.

I hope you enjoy watching the video and learn a little bit out the CS-6000i Computerized sewing machine.  Thanks for coming by and visiting my blog!

xo
Marion

DIY floor length Jumpsuit| M6083 view E| Putting the top together

Good Evening everyone!
I posted part two of my first sew- along using McCall’s pattern 6083 a few days ago and I am hoping to finish my jumpsuit this weekend. In this video I tried to show you all how I put together the top part of the jumpsuit. I also had some issues with my brother sewing machine and filmed my mistakes that I made when sewing. I felt if I edited out all the little issues I had you couldn’t learn from my mistakes. Keep in mind that this video is a sew along and not a tutorial (where I would teach you how to make the jumpsuit). Until I can get a better camera set up its hard for me to record tutorials and show you how to do each step. But if you have any questions on anything I did in the video feel free to ask me below in and I’ll do my best to answer you.

If you made this jumpsuit before or joining me in this sew- along please post pictures on my facebook page or tag me on twitter or instagram.

xo
Marion

Intro to my Etsy Shop| Crafts for Sell on Etsy(1)

Happy 1st Sunday!

If you are like me living in a house like mine some where the football game is on and the grill is fired up cooking some yummy wings! To kick off this month I recorded a video displaying all the items that are on my online etsy shop. I think this is a great way to show you all what I have made and its a more in depth look then pictures. All the links to find each item that was shown in this video is listed below.

If you have any custom requests on what you would like to see on my shop feel free to leave a comment below. I hope y’all have a bless week!

Cozy Red Fleece Neck Warmer
https://www.etsy.com/listing/178181821/cozy-red-fleece-neck-warmer?ref=shop_home_active_7

Butterfly Fleece Neck Warmer
https://www.etsy.com/listing/178175038/pink-butterfly-fleece-neck-warmer?ref=related-1

Soft Pink Crochet Neck Warmer
https://www.etsy.com/listing/193877314/soft-pink-crochet-neck-warmer-cowl?ref=related-0

Super Cute Chunky Crochet Pink, White, and, Black Neck Warmer
https://www.etsy.com/listing/178166360/super-cute-chunky-crochet-pink-white?ref=shop_home_active_9

Rosy Red Infinity Scarf
https://www.etsy.com/listing/178185269/rosy-red-infinity-scarf?ref=related-7

Cozy White Crochet Baby Hat
https://www.etsy.com/listing/193875596/cozy-white-crochet-baby-hat?ref=related-5

Under the Sea Baby Blue Hat
https://www.etsy.com/listing/83162140/under-the-sea-baby-blue-hat?ref=related-0

Reversible Quilt Top Fabric Napkins
https://www.etsy.com/listing/193881612/set-of-4-reversible-quilt-top-inspired?ref=related-2

Purple and Green Crochet Granny Square Coaster
https://www.etsy.com/listing/201938732/purple-and-green-crochet-granny-square?ref=related-0

Elegant White Knitted Scarf
https://www.etsy.com/listing/65522049/elegant-white-knitted-scarf?ref=shop_home_active_10

xo
Marion