Guess what, y’all! We sold our house about 2 weeks ago!! Woohoo!
Here’s what one corner of my kitchen looks like right now. Boxes. Yay!
And here are some boxes piled up under the bar in my kitchen. My goal has been to pack at least a box a day until it’s time to move out– and it’s working quite well! But with that, it’s been pure craziness around here. Since I have been super busy with all of that, it’s been hard to keep up with cooking full blown meals every single night. Some nights, when we are super busy packing and such, it’s nice to be able to grab an easy meal that’s cooked for me. Can I get an Amen?
When I was at Sam’s Club this past week picking up cleaning supplies, I went ahead and purchased the Family Pizza Combo for dinner that night, right on my way out!
All I had to do was walk up, tell them I wanted the Family Pizza Combo and after about 10 minutes they gave me a HOT 16″ pizza, a row of cheesy bread, 6 cookies and a 2-Liter of Coca-Cola, for only $13.98. It’s hard to feed a family of 5 quickly for that price when you order take out, so I was happy with the price point! I also love that I didn’t have to cook that night, because that particular evening was packed full of homework, packing, cleaning, and more.
Even though our easy meal idea was not fancy, I really wanted to try out the no-sew fabric napkins that I made! We as a family go through a ton of paper towels, and a lot of that is due to meal time usage. Paper towels are expensive, y’all, so if I can cut down on that cost by making some awesome-looking reusable napkins, that makes me a happy girl.
And since my sewing machine is packed away and ready for the move, I made these no-sew using Liquid Stitch! Here’s how you make them:
Cut 4 rectangles of cotton fabric, about 12.5″ x 10.5″ and wash/dry them. After you get out all the wrinkles, use a bottle of Liquid Stitch and glue down all 4 corners of the fabric first, using just a dot. Then, run a line of Liquid Stitch down all 4 sides and clue down the sides, coming in about 1/4.” Run another line of LS and fold in another 1/4.” Allow to dry for at least 30 minutes and run the napkins through the wash after 24 hours. Be sure to air dry or dry on really low heat in the dryer.
I really love this bright and cheery houndstooth pattern. You could double this tutorial and make enough for the whole family, or take a whole yard and make enough for an entire party! These are really great to have on hand so you can reduce waste and reduce your everyday cost. Like I said before, paper towels are expensive!
So, what do you do when your week is busy and you need an affordable, easy solution to a busy night? Let me know in the comments, I can take all the ideas I can get!