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St. Patrick’s Day Lunch

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First off, Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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I’m Mae from over at The Life Of A Compulsive Crafter. I was asked by the lovely ladies at TWSC to guest blog once a month and quickly said yes!

Though I’m not much of a gourmet cook (eek, recipe please!), I still enjoy being in the kitchen. Today I chose to take a super simple and well known lunch option, tuna sandwiches – and show you a fun way to green them up and make them a bit healthier for St. Patrick’s Day.

Green Tuna Sandwiches

1 can of tuna

1/2  an avocado

2 tbsp mayonnaise

relish *optional

1 tbsp

 

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Drain your tuna and place into a medium size bowl. Add your avocado and mayonnaise and mix well.  If you like relish, add that as well. Because the avocado has a nice creamy texture, you’re able to use less of the mayonnaise making it healthier. Plus, I just love me some avocado’s. So, if you’re as big of fan as me, slice up the second half thinly and lay it onto your tuna sandwich.

 

 

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I chose to eat mine spooned onto foccacia bread and added an extra punch of green by slicing a granny smith green apple as the side.

If you’re feeling extra green today, consider making this recipe, or you can use your imagination to dream up ways of turning some of your go-to recipe’s green. Pesto sauce? Spinach? I promise, it’s pretty fun! Have a great day!

Small FRY-day Spotlight: Life of a Compulsive Crafter

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Crystal here!  It’s October and that means Halloween!  We have decided to spotlight a “Small Fry” a week because we’re all small fries too and want to see what you can do. We’re spooking things up for the next 4 weeks to fit this haunt-a-licious time of year and we have some great posts coming your way from crafters just like you and me and the other SHEs.  Featured this week in our FIRST EVER “Small Fry-day” spotlight is Mae from Life of a Compulsive Crafter .  She’s going to share her super fun and wild Halloween costume suitable for the at-home crafter.  Enjoy!  I know that I did!
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Hey!
My names Mae and I blog over at The Life of A Compulsive Crafter where I mostly discuss my need to create clothing as well as other random things.  Today I’m here to discuss a super cute but also easy DIY Halloween costume.
Nearly five years ago when it was my daughters second Halloween I hadn’t rekindled my love for sewing yet, but still scoffed at buying the store costumes. They were usually $20 and looked like they were made for $5. Just not my first choice, ya know?
So, following the theme of her nursery/bedroom I chose to create her a MAX costume from Where the Wild Things Are. This year, I’m showing it to you on my son who will be wearing it for his second Halloween as well!
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What I used:
1. A set of white footed pajamas with a small embroidered logo on the chest
2. Grey Felt
3. 2 fuzzy boa’s bought at Michael’s/Joann’s
4. Gold fabric
5. 3 White buttons
6. Stuffing
What I did:
1. I had to get the logo off so I used a seam ripper and carefully picked the stitches.
2. I sewed the buttons next to the zipper to mimic Max’s outfit.
3. I ripped the seams at the feet, then using the grey felt I cut claws and sewed the seam back up with them tucked nicely into it.
4. I cut a tiny hole in the butt of the pj’s where a tail would be, then I pulled the string at the end of the boa through the hole and tied a few knots to secure it. I also hand-stitched this to be extra sure it wouldn’t pull out.
5. (The Crown) I measured his head, added 3inches& cut the gold fabric with points at the top to create a crown. Then I sewed it all together and stuffed it to give it character. I used the second fuzzy boa (not all of it) to wrap around the bottom edge of the crown.
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&that’s it!
Seriously guys, this was one of the quickest halloween costumes I have ever made. It’s lasted us all of these years and is still cuter than ever!
Happy Halloween!