• Ramblings

    Valentine’s Day Crochet Pattern {little projects that show a lot of love}

    The holidays are behind us and now it’s time to bring out the pink and red hearts. LOVE IS IN THE AIR!! Have you started thinking about ways to show the people you love just how much you care? You don’t need an expensive trip or shiny piece of jewelry to give them. A cute pink bag filled with kisses (chocolate, that is) and maybe movie tickets would be a great idea for the movie lover in your life. What about a cute pink (or blue, green or purple) Valentina Beanie? It’s still winter for a lot of people. I’m going to show you 10 easy pattern that you can…

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    Thinking back on the year…

    and moving on to next year. So, I’m sitting here at the local coffee shop with my White Chocolate Mocha and the newest retest pattern I’m working on trying to get things done while my daughter is across the street at the movies and I’ve been thinking…. Where has this year gone? It’s Dec 31st and it seems like I haven’t gotten anything done that I wanted to do this year. I admit, this year has been extremely hard. We’ve had a surgery to mend back to health and then my mom got real sick and passed away. That took a good chunk of the last half of the year.…

  • Ramblings,  Vinyl

    Busy with Vinyl

    Things have been very busy here. Who knew you could do so much with a Cricut and some vinyl? I’m still learning something new about my Cricut every day and I didn’t know just how busy I would become. It all started when I bought some buckets and water bottles to add some names to. I figured I’d sell a few to make a bit of extra cash and then it exploded! Haha. The water bottles have been such a huge hit, everyone wants one. Here are a few I’ve made recently. I’ve also made a ton of baskets. Most have been Easter baskets but with normal designs. Nobody wants…

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    Giveaway Winner Announcement!

    Hey, hey!! How’s everyone doing? I hope you guys are staying dry. We are getting drenched over here on the East coast. This is the most rain I’ve seen in a very long time. First of all, I want to thank everyone who entered the Brooklyn Ear Warmer contest. I would not be here where I am without you guys. Thank you for supporting me. I appreciate it so much. For those of you who missed it, you can find the contest here. I’m sorry if you missed it but don’t worry. I will be having a Christmas giveaway soon. I’m sorry I’m a bit late announcing this giveaway but…

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    Custom orders and more!

    I love it when I get custom orders from people. The whole process is exciting. I get the initial message saying “hey, can you make this?”. It’s usually got a link to go with it. I say “sure, all I need is your choice of colors”. Then it just goes from there. The most exciting part of it all is hearing the stories behind why they want me to make something. Here are two of my recent orders. This is a Wonder Woman doll made for a really brave little girl. She’s just a few months old and is still in the hospital fighting for her life. She’s been through…

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    Christmas in July

    Do I have any Christmas fanatics here? Please tell me I’m not the only one? I am so excited that today kicked off Hallmark’s Christmas in July. You can find the entire list of movies right here. I am currently watching Miss Christmas. Do you see my Christmas countdown ornament? Yeah, it stays out all year round! It’s my favorite ornament. Actually, it’s a tie between that and my crystal mistletoe that I got on vacation years ago. It stays out all year round, too. My daughter tells me it doesn’t even count as a Christmas decoration because of how long it’s been out. This is the only time I…

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    Reusable Crochet Water Balloons

    These have been around for a few years now but I never got on the bandwagon, until now… AND I’M LOVING THEM! I know everyone loves a good water balloon fight, right? But how many of you love spending an hour filling 50 balloons then running through them in two minutes just to spend a week picking up all the balloon remnants off the ground? Yeah, me neither and let’s not mention having to tie those bad boys!!! Pure torture! I break at least two nails and have one good blister when I’m done. Well, not any more! I found an amazing tutorial on reusable crochet water balloons from Left…

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    Mother’s Day surprises…. Laughter and tears were involved.

    I hope everyone had a great Mother’s Day this past Sunday. My day was fantastic and I was spoiled by my family. Many of you know that my son has had a really rough time the past few years in school and I pulled him out in March to homeschool. I had a rough day last week and it took a village to help me through it. Saturday night my son sat down to make me Mother’s Day card and said I was going to LOVE it. If anyone knows him, he is so full of jokes and pranks that I couldn’t even imagine what he came up with when…

  • Crochet,  Ramblings

    Monthly Photo Challenges… do you like them?

    I love monthly photo challenges but I am so bad at keeping up with them. If you follow any of the crocheters on Instagram you’ll see everyone using the #makersmay everywhere. It’s because lovecrochetcom put up a new challenge at the beginning of the month and they’re offering a large prize to one lucky winner to someone who posts a photo a day. You can find the photo here -> https://www.instagram.com/p/BiIaPnbFamS/.  You have to tag them and hashtag makersmay. I have already fallen behind (no shocker there) and am constantly playing catch up. It then occurred to me that I should be posting it here as well and talking more…

  • Homeschool,  Ramblings

    Homeschool! The good, the bad and the ugly..

    Today is day 3 of my son being homeschooled. We are still in the learning and adjusting phase of doing school work at home. Things do not flow smoothly yet but I have high hopes that they will. Today started off so well! Caleb wanted to do Science first and then we moved on to Social Studies.  We learned about personal and civic life and what goes on with each. He wanted to write a letter to the Mayor about how terrible school lunches and how they can make them better. He may not be in the public school system anymore but  he’s advocating for all the other kids who…