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Sunday, July 10, 2011

Question #4 What can I do with all this tulle? +Bonus question!!!!

Fushia, Lavendar, Teal Tulle Oh My
You want the long story or the short?  How about a short version of the long.

Fabulous husband buys sewing machine for wife who doesn't know how to sew. 
Wife in an attempt to use sewing machine sews on paper.  Yes paper...I am a papercrafter not a seamstress!!!
Had wonderful idea based on a ballerina stamp...sew on a tulle skirt and sell on etsy.  The money rolls in...it didn't really but just saying it makes me feel like it might.  The tulle color requests pile up.  Problem is I only need about 8 inches of tulle which comes on a super large spool. 
Mission accomplished...thats the long and short of it!

Now I am heading to the internet to find out what I can do with tulle.
I've come up with a few things.... (I have no baby by the way, not sure why I thought this up I didn't see it on internet)







(Oh and I don't know anyone having a baby)



I haven't even made a dent on the pale green...which apparently can only be used to make baby paper things. 
You can purchase these lovely tulle items at my etsy store.  Maybe you have a baby or know someone who does.
Time for a bonus question!!!!!!! I have a curious mind... so today I thought more than one thing. 

I find it a little annoying when words aren't used properly.  It's not something I really understand about myself as I make up shit all the time...I do.  So I was curious about the two words
Enquire VS Inquire
"These are two spellings of the same word, which means to seek information about something or to conduct a formal investigation (usually when followed by “into”). The corresponding noun is enquiry or inquiry.
Either spelling can be used, but many people prefer enquire and enquiry for the general sense of “ask”, and inquire and inquiry for a formal investigation:
  • I enquired his name
  • The first enquiry in my inbox today was about lost property.
  • We are going to inquire into the incident.
  • The lawyers asked when the inquiry will be completed.
In practice, enquire and enquiry are more common in British English, and inquire and inquiry are more common in US English, for both informal questions and formal investigations. However, the Guardian (a British newspaper) tells writers to “use inquiry and the Oxford English Dictionary seems to recognise inquire as the more dominant form, deeming enquiry:
”An alternative form of INQUIRE. The mod. Dicts. give inquire as the standard form, but enquire is still very frequently used, esp. in the sense ‘to ask a question’.”
So, it’s up to you which spelling you use, though if you’re writing for a particular publication, it’s worth asking about their house style. Sticking with inquire is probably best if you’re at all unsure, and whichever you pick, be consistent!"


(from dailywritingtips.com).
....thanks you've been no help!!!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Question #3 How does a person who doesn't eat red meat, chicken or pork increase protein for marathon training?

It has come to my attention that my diet may be in need of an overhaul to keep up with all this running.  I'm one of those "kitchen sink" runners...ie I'm incredibly needy and need constant distraction in order to justify the craziness of training to run for 4 hours straight.  So I should mention that since I've increased my exercise so has my weight...wha.wha.what says I?  What am I doing wrong...and my husband can quit it with the "muscle weighs more than fat" lecture.  I haven't lost one pound to running...I'm burning a ton of calories...I don't order a pizza at the 6 mile mark...I don't even like cheesecake.  But I do eat all day long.  I'm always hungry.  So I did some internet digging...all those professors who claim there is a bunch off useless info on this highway..I say boo to you...tons of good stuff, throwing out all stupid textbooks as we speak.  Anywho, perhaps I need to look to my diet said I, to solve this mystery.  So I am looking around and I find out that there is this thing called protein...very important.  Well being vegetarian almost (I do eat fish and eggs.), technically I guess you'd say I'm ovo-lacto-pescatarian...I tend not to get a ton of preotein.  Twin...this is what you need to do...
A List of Low Calorie High Protein Foods
Increase the amounts of  these low cal high protein somewhat vegetarian items...
1. Cottage Cheese 15mg of protein...104 cal per serving
2. Egg Whites  1 c has 26mg protein and only 117 cal
3. Edamame (luckily they have those single serving packs in the freezer aisle) 12mg 120 cal 3.75oz
4. Chickpeas,refried, kidney beans,lentils 8mg protein 100 cal 1/2 c average
5. Tunafish,monkfish,roughy,pout, cuttlefish,clams, crayfish...3 oz 100 cal 22mg protein
6.Skim Milk
7. greek yoghurt
8.quinoa is a good high fiber carb

Any other suggestions????