MamaFae's Knit Whits Blog Posts

  • How my kids challenged my skills this Halloween; or how to make armor from craft foam Part 3 The Final Results!Ok so if you have followed along thus far, you've seen all of the steps I used in making this year's Halloween costumes.  I finally had time to get the kids back into their outfits and take some nice pictures in the woods behind our house. I'll...
  • How my kids challenged my skills this Halloween; or how to make armor from craft foam Part 2So we left off with Link's Tunic and Hat........I forgot to mention that I used the most awesome spray adhesive to glue all the different armor pieces and details together.Now on to Austin's choice of character. Ezio Auditore da Firenz...
  • How my kids challenged my skills this Halloween; or how to make armor from craft foam Part 1This Halloween the kids really challenged my costume making skills!All three kids chose characters from video games this year as their costumes. Colton and Lily wanted to be characters from  game series called Zelda. The main character is Link.
  • Solidarity in motherhood
    on Dec 13, 2011
    I have always valued my mommy friends.  Ever since I became pregnant with my oldest son way back in the fall of 2000, I sought out like minded women with similar experiences to help me navigate the waters of parenthood.  The simple idea tha...
  • Santa and believing in the unseen aka Yes, Virginia there is a Santa!
    on Dec 10, 2011
    Recently there have been a rash of articles, blogs, and essays written on whether or not we should as parents perpetuate the myth of Santa.  I was dumb and broke the 1st rule of the internet and read the comments on some of the articles.  I...
  • Halloween 2011
    on Nov 14, 2011
    Halloween 2011So this year we all dressed up as Harry Potter characters! I had a lot of fun making the kids robes in their characters' house colors, shopping for accessories, and going through a few different Goodwill stores for Marc's and my co...
  • The making of a Harry Potter Halloween!
    on Nov 14, 2011
    This year I stayed true to my "no store bought costumes" mantra and made all 3 of my children robes for their Harry Potter character costumes.I started off with THIS pattern that I found online.  But rather than lining the whole thing I only did...
  • 30 Days of Thankfulness-Week One Recap
    on Nov 9, 2011
    I think I did pretty good! Only missed one day and repeated myself once. But at least that repetition had a bit more detail AND it just shows you how much I LOVE my children.Day 1: So hopefully I can remember to do this every day, but I am...
  • Adventures in NRT and diet change
    on Apr 25, 2011
    So as many of you know I've been dealing with chronic pain, inflammation, fatigue, and fogginess over the last few years.  I'm starting a new approach in healing my body and hopefully this will fix the problems that I'm facing once and for all.N...
  • I am a birth art addict!
    on Apr 6, 2011
    I don't normally go in for blog giveaways, but one of the blogs I follow just put up one of the coolest pieces as a give away that I've ever seen!!  It speaks to me in so many ways, and feeds my addiction to birth art of all kinds.Nicole over at...
  • 38 years now what?
    on Mar 21, 2011
    So last year I wrote a pretty good post on my birthday thinking about where I've come from and where I plan on going.  Looking back at this last year I have managed to meet some of the goals I've set for myself and I feel pretty good about it!Th...
  • Easy Tri Tip Fajitas with Cilantro-Lime RiceFajitas1 onion1 bell pepper (I like red or orange better than green!)Grilled Tri-tip sliced into thin strips1 pkg Fajitas seasoning2 T olive oilIn a large frying pan heat the oil over medium heat.Slice the onion and pepper into stripsSaut√© the onion...
  • Grilled Tri-Tip
    on Mar 21, 2011 in tri-tip grilling beef recipes marinades
    Marinade1/4 cup veg oil (I use Canola for it's high smoke point since I'm grilling)2 T Worchester Sauce1T lemon juice1t ground black pepper1t kosher salt1/2t red pepper flakes3-4 cloves of garlic minced4-5 green onion chopped fineWhisk all ingredient...
  • Tri-tip Steak Soup
    on Mar 21, 2011 in tri-tip beef leftovers soup recipes
    It's no secret to my friends that I LOVE Tri-tip. It's an amazing cut of beef that is a luscious steak dinner one night and transforms into so many different things the next that it is really a frugal cooks' dream.  Here's what I did w...
  • What I wrote for my grandpa's funeral
    on Mar 12, 2011
    When trying to think of something to say that would capture my feelings and what it was like to have Carl Pittman as a grandfather, so many thoughts swirled in my mind that I was quite overwhelmed. I was advised to pick a single memory, something th...
  • Why yes, I AM a Doula!
    on Feb 20, 2011
    I haven't talked much about being a doula on this blog since I try to keep my personal blogging stuff separate from my professional web presence, BUT I came across this video embedded on another doula's website and just had to share it here...
  • When being "green" is just "mean"
    on Jan 28, 2011
    Disclaimer: This post is meant as sarcasm and humor any offense generated is purely coincidental and the responsibility of the reader.I am all for being a good steward of the resources you are given. Be they natural ...
  • My first homemade cheese....
    on Jan 21, 2011
    So I decided I would make manicotti for dinner tonight (easy, not super cheap, but totally yummy) and then decided what the heck I'll make the ricotta myself!So I searched the interwebs and found a great little "how to" for whole milk ricotta po...
  • Frugal cooking--Request for recipe submissions!!!
    on Jan 17, 2011
    Hello dear readers!! I have a HUGE favor to ask of you.  I'm trying to get out of a cooking rut AND save money. Both things are hard but possible, doing them together are causing me to pull out hair.So in an effort to not go bald and accomplish...
  • Looking forward!
    on Jan 2, 2011
    So its 2011. A new year, and some how that is supposed to mean a new start.  For my kids it really will be a new start.  Starting a new school tomorrow is a big deal. Probably an even bigger deal in my own mind, so I'm trying to k...
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