Sunday, August 29, 2010

Homemaker Monday: How to make a shirt out of a one dollar bill

Try the new thumbnail linky today!

Welcome to the 103rd weekly edition of...

Thank you for joining us! If you're new to this carnival and would like to enter your post, please check HERE for the rules and regs.

YOURS: This week's "YOURS" goes to Alessandra over at Ale's Random Tips. Ale (as her friends, including me, call her) is an Italian in Italy (imagine that) and her recipes always sound delicious and are usually made with fresh vegetables and other healthy ingredients. Last week she posted on how to make Crispy Eggplant, and because I love eggplant, and crispiness, but have no idea how to cook it, her title caught my eye... and so did her photo...


And just a note. Ale explains that the eggplant is sauteed in EVOO. I had no idea what that was, nor did I want to bother her with a stupid question, so I googled it, and it means extra virgin olive oil. You learn something new everyday! :)

Anyway, thank you so much, Ale, for your link and recipe. I'm going out to get me some eggplant! For Ale's post, go HERE.

MINE: You may wonder what making a shirt with a dollar bill has to do with homemaking. Well, it has everything to do with homemaking when your 10-year-old boy spends 45 minutes studying instructions and figures out how to make it himself and you then have a boy who is just a little bit smarter and has a little bit more confidence because he did something hard and fun and cool, and he wasn't watching I, Carly! Just look!


HERE are the instructions in case you would like to encourage your kids to do this, and there are tons of other origami sites out there, too. And if you really plan things out, you can purchase super-cute paper like this...


...and your kids can make some really pretty stuff. Have fun!

OURS: So what homemaking tips, recipes, or how-tos do you have? Feel free to add your link below. We're changing things up a bit and doing a thumbnail linky, which I think makes Homemaker Monday much more exciting! Tell me what you think!


Emily in Wonderland said...

I wish I had something to share... :(

alessandra said...

Quote:an Italian in Italy (imagine that)
This cracked me up!
You are too funny and being featured by you is always an honor for me.
And yes you are a dear friend of mine.
TVTTB that means (in text slang) I love you very very much, in Italian sounds, Ti Voglio Tanto Tanto Bene.
P.s. a cultural Italian, we have two different ways to say to love, "amare" is usually addressed to your significant other and has a more passionate element, if you know what I mean.
"Volere bene" is for friends, children, parents, etc....and it means I want you to be well.

April@The 21st Century Housewife said...

I love the new thumbnail links :-) That eggplant looks just wonderful, and that dollar bill shirt is so clever! Thanks for hosting and have a great week!

alessandra said...

P.P.S. I love the dollar shirt, and I imagine, using some colorful kind of paper, you can make an Hawaian one.
P.P.P.S. Nice that you did the thumbnail linky, unfortunately I have no new homemaking post.

Rebecca said...

Our missionaries use to make the shirts out of 3x5 cards and wrote their thank-you-for-dinner notes on them. So cute! I didn't know you could do it with a dollar bill.

Mom2my10 @ 11th Heaven said...

Oh, my goodness, I love the thumbnail linky! Such pretty pictures!

singlemormonchick said...

i love how you are adding the thumbnails. fun stuff. let me know if mine is ok-i just used the one from my blog, but i am slightly concerned it might be a bit over the top.

Mom2my10 @ 11th Heaven said...

No, SMC, your pic is fine! Still, though, I always wish you would post pics of your delectable delights!

Carol@easytobeglutenfree said...

I love the dollar bill shirt. One year for Christmas I gave some Dollar Bill Origami books. That was a lot of fun. My brother made all of the projects in the book. It's a fun way to leave your tips at restaurants too. Thanks for hosting the swap. I am linking up with a Zucchini Gratin recipe.

Mom2my10 @ 11th Heaven said...

Carol, great idea about leaving a tip in the form of origami! Going to do it next time!

singlemormonchick said...

i know, i know! i always forget, but i am making a resolution to start taking some pictures! i love reading recipes with pictures, so why shouldnt i provide them as well? i made 2 cheesecakes and they were BEAUTIFUL. totally worthy of a picture.

Alea Milham said...

This is my first time linking up. I discovered your site last week, when viewing some of the 2 for Tuesday posts.

The crispy eggplant looks wonderful! I have tons of eggplant and am always looking for new ways to use it up!

Cute dollar bill shirt. I will have to impress my kids with that trick today! :)