Monday, February 7, 2011

My goodness, it's been a VERY long time since I've blogged at all! A lot has happened since May. Let's see, the father of my children and I have split, I moved back in with my parents taking the boys with me, I started a new job while keeping my old one, and someone special has stepped into my life. The baby has turned one...where did time go??? It's amazing what went on as you think back on what a short period of time it was. I've barely had the chance to crochet or knit. I will have to rectify that of course, but for now it's just taking things one step at a time with my children.

Things were tough when I left and came back home, but Thomas stepping into my life has made things feel so much better. He's wonderful with the children too, supportive of everything, and he gives great back massages ;) I will definitely get back on track with the blogging though, I've missed it!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Mail Presents

Oh boy oh boy! I've won two giveaways at two different times, and both packages came in the mail today! The first was a Boogie Wipes giveaway. For those of you who don't know what Boogie Wipes are, you're missing out. When my second little one was born, he consistently had a stuffy nose and would get so upset that he was always crying. Wiping his nose with a tissue didn't get any dried boogies off, and his nose would get so red. My mother found Boogie Wipes while shopping one day and I LOVE them! They're like baby wipes, but they're just moistened with saline and lightly scented, or if your little one is sensitive to scents, they come unscented too! Gone were the days of little red noses and dried on boogies, and here are the days of little happy boys because mommy can wipe their noses without irritation! The prize box held two packages of Boogie Wipes, one the regular lightly scented, and the other is grape scented, mmm! Then there were a bunch of little single wipe packets in grape, lightly scented, and unscented. They arrived at such a great time too, with the weather constantly changing, I was almost out of Boogie Wipes!

The second giveaway is the second one I've won from Phat Fiber. One of my favorite shops, Desert Garden Farms, had sent in her Fruit Bat batts for a giveaway, and I won! I believe the fruit bat idea had come up when her and I were chatting when I bought one of each of her fruit batts, to try them out. We named it the fruit sampler and since bat and batt are just one 't' away in spelling, of course the fruit bat came up! I'm so excited to have won the fruit bat batt, I can't wait to spin it up and put it with my fruit yarns!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Phat Fiber Giveaway

Jessie, of Phat Fiber, is holding one of her many giveaways! Ann of Color Bug Yarns has given a skein of her green worsted weight yarn, and boy is it pretty! Check out the giveaway here: Color Bug Yarns Giveaway! Believe me, you'll love it!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Car Accident

My Sister-In_law was in a serious car accident late Tuesday afternoon. She was waiting at a red light behind a few other cars. There was space enough for another car between her car and the car behind her and some jerk decided to SPEED into the gap. Well he caused a 5 car accident and my sister-in-law was trapped in her car until help arrived. Her one ankle was dislocated, broken and right above her ankle, her tibia was fractured. Her other ankle is sprained and she has a few bumps and ugly looking bruises. I've been back and forth between home and the hospital along with other family members so she isn't alone and she's coming home tomorrow. We're all upset that this happened but we're thankful that she wasn't hurt worse.

Please share, what was one bad time in your life where you looked through and were able to find the good?

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Sorry I haven't posted in a few days! I worked Saturday and then spent the day in NYC on Sunday! It was so much fun, I went with my brother and his fiance. We visit the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) to see their Tim Burton exhibit....AMAZING! I absolutely love all of Tim Burton's works, like Edward Scissorhands, Beetlejuice, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Nightmare Before Christmas, Sweeney Todd: Demon Barber of Fleet Street, etc. I have yet to see Alice in Wonderland, I'm afraid to be disappointed since I'm a lifetime fan of Lewis Carrol's book and loved the original Disney film when I was a child. I'm sure it is amazing work though.

I haven't done much crocheting over the weekend like I wanted to, I have to finish up a car seat blanket for my mother's friend. I did get some spinning done with my drop spindle. I'm in love with spinning! I spun two batts from my spoiler in the Merry Unbirthday swap I was in, and a batt from Desert Garden Farms.I love shopping from her store, she has gorgeous batts and gorgeous handspun yarn. Check it out!

For those of you who don't know, batts are folded and rolled up "sheets" of combed fiber. There's a way to pull these into a long strip of fiber that's ready to spin. I'll post pictures later when I get my camera hooked up.

Friday, April 16, 2010

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Welcome to any and all new followers! I'm Mandii and thanks for stopping by my blog!

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