Sunday, May 1, 2011


The winner of the April drawing for an Afghan is Vaylene Perry.  Vaylene gets to choose the color or colors for her blanket and I will post pictures when I start and finish it.  Thank you Everyone for your enteries.  Keep checking the site ...  I may do another drawing soon.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Cover Girl Sample/Coupons

My newest product trial is the Cover Girl Nature Luxe makeup.  I'm liking these BssAgent trials.  I have worn the foundation for several days now and I really like it.  I will be switching to the Nature Luxe as soon as my other bottle of foundation runs out.  I really think I use less of the product because it goes on so smoothely.  I also received a sample of the Lip Balm.  I was a little worried when I first saw it because it is BRIGHT RED... but when you put it on, it is very light and silky in weight and color.  It doesn't feel waxy like most lip products.  I would recomend it to anyone.  I have some coupons for $2 off.  If you are interested in trying it out, let me know and I will send you a coupon.


I have a ton of headbands left over from the craft fair.  If you would like to purchase any, please leave a comment and a way to contact you.  I will sell them for $3 each and if they need to be mailed, it wil cost $2 for up to 6 headbands.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

April/May 2011 Project

This is my latest afghan I am making.  I wanted to finish it for the craft fair, but I'm not going to make it.  The verigated yarn I have had for quite a few years and is discontinued.  I decided I needed to use it instead of store it.  I liked the color pattern at first, but now I'm not sure.  I gues I will wait until it is finished before I make up my mind.  This may be a future giveaway prize???

Monday, April 25, 2011

Childrens Claritin
I have just joined a group and am a BzzAgent.  I recieve samples of products to try and then share my opinion.  The first sample I received last week was Childrens Claritin.  Last year we discovered that Brook is alergic to horses and she loves animals, so I thought this would be great to have on hand.  Good thinking on my part since Brodie's dad just brought the horse back to our house and Brook goes out to check on her everyday.  I love the Claritin brand and have 8 coupons for $3 off to share.  If you are interested in trying this, leave a comment with your name and I will send a coupon to the first 8 people.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Afghans I've Made

I have added a page of most of the blankets I have made since I was around 10 yrs old.  As of today, I have made 94 blankets and hope to reach 100 by the end of this year.  There are around 13 that I do not have pictures of, and a few that my little girls have lost while playing with my picture book.  I thought this would be a good way to get the pictures on my computer and let everyone see my work.  I love to crochet and I love to snuggle up in afghans.  I also love to see others use what I have given them.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Butterflies and Ladybugs are in the air

So, this is the new crocheting project I have been working on.  I wanted something springy - other than flowers for the girls to wear on their headbands.  I made my own pattern for these butterflies and they actually worked.  I used regular yard to make the 2 in the pictures, so they are a little larger than I wanted, but from here on out, I will be using a thinner yarn to make them smaller. 

This is the Ladybug that I made this afternoon.  I like it, but the red is dark.  I think ladybugs may become pastel for this spring fashion.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

New Projects

Since I have so much yarn to use up, I have been looking for something else to crochet.  I have found a pattern for coasters and an idea for a holder to put them on. Pictures will be posted when I complete a set.  I also found a pattern for some butterflies that are really cute.  A  friend and I made a bunch when we were teens.  We worked together on a project and each month delivered the project to the hospital with a treat for the kids who were in there.  I made some with a magnet on back to hang on the fridge, and also have just hung them on a wall to decorate.  My thought right now is to make some small butterflies and creat a mobile.  If it works, I will post pictures later.

Friday, March 11, 2011

The Beginning

I love being a stay at home mom.  I also love to make crafts and crochet.  I don't usually think of myself as original, or extra creative, but I do try to come up with my own thing every so often.  I have been crocheting afghans since I was around 10 yrs old and keep a photo album of what I have done.  I have made 95 blankets and hope to hit 100 this winter.  Last fall, I needed a new craft, so I decided to create card holers.  They were really fun to do, especially since I haven't seen anything like them before.  With spring in the air, I have been staying busy making headbands for my daughter and her friends.  It has been fun coming up with different color combinations and then seeing people wear them.  Hopefully, I can come up with something else to do before to long, but until then, check out the other pages to see what I've been up to.