How to Measure with your Hand!

March 30, 2014

Have you ever been out shopping and thought, “Wow, I really wish I knew how long this was.” or “I love this, but will it fit my {fill in the blank}?”  Or sometimes when I’m baking and the dough needs to be rolled out to a 16×20 rectangle.  What to do?  Get out a ruler?  Find a measuring tape?  See if there’s an app for that?  NO!  Use your hand.  Really.  I saw Hubs measure something with his hand when we were first married, and it was such a eureka moment for me!  I could measure my hand, then use MY HAND to measure other stuff!  I do it all. the. time.

The span of my hand is exactly 8 inches, as you can see, so whenever I need a quick measurement, this is what I do!  Pure genius.  I use it to measure ribbon, dough, baking dishes, cello bags, random kids stuff…everything!

By Becky

Becky is a mom to 4 kiddos and wife to an awesome guy. She's a food fanatic and loves creating and improving recipes. Bread is her weakness and delicious food is her passion!