Tuesday, August 13, 2013

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Sunday, September 23, 2012

It again has been a while since I posted...  However... here is my most recent creation.. My first attempt at the Entrelac Knitting Stitch... I think it turned out very good... It was a challenge at first... but once you get the hang of it.. it goes very fast...  I love my color choices and have another one started... hahaha

Saturday, April 07, 2012

Wow its been a long time..  I am back online again and didn't realize how much I had missed messing around on the computer.. hahaha

I have been working again..  I have been at O'Reilly Auto Parts for over a year now.  My unemployed days only lasted about 6 weeks when I was unfortunately forced back into the workforce.. sigh.. I really like being a stay at home mommy..  But it just isn't in the cards right now...

I really dislike my job... More like my boss...  He is a super nice person but the most irresponsible manager I have ever worked for.   His personal business and life interferes with his managerial duties more than not..  Drives me absolutely crazy... But its paying the bills for now...

I am thinking about going back into home daycare..  Seems that is going to be as close to a stay at home mom as I am going to be able to get and still pay my bills...sighing again..

anyway... I am off to get Easter eggs colored...  Gotta get ready for the Easter Bunny to come... lol

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

I am a bad bad bad blogger.. hahaha

It has been forever since I posted on here.  So much has happened that I couldn't even begin to start..  I am just going to start with current events.. :)

I started working in September.  That was a huge change for me as well as the kids.  It went very well in the beginning, however, my youngest daughter seemed to be having some really rough spells with me gone all the time.  So a few weeks ago, a decision was made and I ended my employment to be a stay at home mommy again.   I cannot say that I am unhappy with my choice.  I have always loved being involved with my childrens daily lives. 

It has also opened up time for me to get back into crafting which I love dearly.  I will be able to create new things for my etsy store as well as for my family.  I haven't made a batch of soap in months.  I am jonezin (spelling..hahaha) for some essential oil playing.   Just ordered a full supply yesterday.  Can't wait til it comes in on Friday.  So.. for your enjoyment... here are a few of the things I have made in the last 2 weeks...
Gold Ear/Head Warmer
Brown Ear/Head Warmer
Adult Crochet beanie
Crochet cotton kitchen set
Knit pumpkin Hat with leaf
Crochet slouchy beret/tam
child Crochet beanie

Thursday, June 17, 2010

So I started a new job at Jolivettes Family Farms on June 5th.  I have to say that it is one of my favorite jobs ever.  Surprise, surprise...  I figured I was going to be doing some produce selling or some other boring ass thing.  WRONG!!!  I am a tractor driver.. lol  

They asked me "Can you drive a tractor?"
I said "noooooo"...
They asked "Do you want to learn?"... hahaha
And of course my response was "Well sure... Why not"

So here I am learning to drive tractor..  It is a blast.. I love it..

It really is great...  I even made a video.. hahaha... But you have to ignore my rambling.. I was just to excited!!  If I can figure out how to get it on here I will upload it...

This one is great, but I didn't have as much fun driving it as I thought I would..  The other one has a bigger motor and really hauls butt!!
And here is the fruit of my labor..  Ignore the fact that it is my chest... but dang it.. a sunburn from hell... 

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

I trust you all had a wonderful Mothers Day!  Mine was fantastic..   A very lazy day..  With 4 beautiful daughters I have been blessed beyond words.  My babies are soooo perfect (of course I may be slightly biased).  My girls decided to get mom some fantastic gifts this year.  My absolute favorite things..  FLOWERS!!!

My gosh I just love them all...  I have been planning on making a victorian(ish) garden in the back yard this year.  I think these will be a great start..  Thank you my angels!!

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Geezzzz....  It has been forever since I posted to my blog.. I swore I was going to get better at it..LOL 

Alot has been happening in my life...  Starting with all the house fixing up...  I did some trim work, but need to get that finished..  Here is a couple sample pictures of what it looks like.

Now... I have also been doing a bit of crocheting... I love to crochet.. hahaha...  I am particularly fond of this new pattern I found on Ravelry   Ravelry has the largest collection of patterns out there..  Very worthwhile if you like to crochet or knit.

These are all made using the Chromium Star Pattern
The idea was to use up all the stashes of Red Heart Yarn I had packed away in tote bins..  I am a complete sucker for sales, so when I find yarn on sale I tend to go over board..  So.. I bought very little yarn for these 3 afghans...  The rainbow one is completely done..  Macky claimed that one..  The primary colored one is Katies.   Not completely done yet..  Ran out of a few colors and refuse to buy more until I get thru a few more totes.. LOL...  And I am not really sure who will get the blue one..  It is complete and very cute..

Next up...  I have a fondness of making crocheted roses too...  My Grandma had a bunch of little granny squares made that I was not going to use, so i pulled them out and made these...
I do have a pack of 10 left over that I have listed in my Etsy Store..  Here is the direct link..  I would also be happy to make them in any color you'd like if you wanted a custom order..  As long as I have it on hand there would be no price change..  If I special order yarn, then I would need to adjust the price...

And speaking of my Etsy Store, I have a huge clearance sale with free shipping going on with most of my crocheted items..  Sale link is here...

So there....  hahaha.. I have updated you on my projects.. At least a few of them..  I am working on Coffee Cup Sleeves at the moment..  They are knit and quite fun to make..   These will be stocking stuffers for Christmas this year..  yes.. I know..  Christmas planning already.. I really gotta get back to having all my gift giving wrapped up by Halloween..  So much easier and makes a less rushed holiday season....

Love you all...  I am off to get some dishes done and the kids in the tub...