Star Wars

Selfie Sunday – Spring Break 2019 times two! Double the breaks, double the fun!

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Well, we just finished spring break for the girls’ followed by spring break for Doug. Lots of fun was had and awesome memories were made. There was cleaning, too. Lots of cleaning. And some work. But the fun and memories were the best!

Selfie Sunday Spring Break 2019 times two from Jessie At Home
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Wrapping Up 2016

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Hello my Blogland friends! I hope you had a lovely Holiday season and your New Year is starting out well. I have some pictures of our holidays to share with you.

A little bit before Christmas we made some candy to give away. We made some Christmas shapes, and we also made a few of these:

Star Wars Pops - Christmas 2016

We got a package from Italy from Dad’s friend, Camillo. It was full of cookies from Bar Re! (more…)

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Philly ComiCon or Go Go Power Rangers!

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After leaving the Yarn and Wine Tasting last week, we decided to take a little adventure. Doug had discovered that half way home we would be passing the Philly ComiCon, and the original Pink Ranger would be signing autographs! The girls LOVE the Power Rangers, and Kyla dressed as the Pink Ranger – her favorite – for Halloween this year. So you can imagine that it was pretty much decided immediately that we would stop at the ComiCon on the way home for an autograph and photo op!

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Stitch ‘N’ Pitch

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Hello there! A few weekends ago I attended the 2015 Stitch ‘N’ Pitch at a NY Mets game. The Stitch ‘N’ Pitch is an event that happens at various pro baseball games around the country in association with TNNA (The National Needlearts Association). The Stitch ‘N’ Pitch that I attended was also sponsored by Lion Brand Yarn. They gave all the attendees a goodie bag with some yarn so that everyone could make some afghan squares for Warm Up America, a wonderful organization that makes and collects hand made blankets for those in need.

It was tons of fun! I went with Amy of Stitchin’ Mommy. We met there, as she lives in Queens, and I live in NJ. I miss living in Queens, it was so much easier to go play in Manhattan, and to go to fun events without having to drive and park.

Anyway, I drove to the game. The bus from here only runs every 2 hours on the weekend, and would require a transfer to the subway as well. By the time all the tickets are purchased, it is pretty much the same cost as tolls and parking, so I decided I would rather drive. Public transit is not as affordable or convenient coming from NJ. I got in at noon for a 1:10 game, and I still ended up parking pretty far away. I snapped a photo of where I was parked so I would be able to find Thor again after the game.

Where-did-I-park

Once I got to the gate, I met up with Amy and we went in. As we arrived, we stumbled upon (more…)

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Memorial Day and other Family Fun

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It’s been some time since I have shared family photos with you all! So here are some fun snaps and a bit about what we have all been up to over the last month or so

Star-Wars-Day-May-2015

Star Wars Day (May the Fourth be with you!) was on a Monday, so Doug and the girls celebrated on Sunday with lots of Star Wars toys. It was adorable. (more…)

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2014 Wrap up

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I know I have been lax in sharing snaps and stories of the family lately. I haven’t even been sharing WiPs lately. I will get back to all that.

I have been working on find some organization in my life. I finally have found a way that works for me to keep on top of this crazy little blog. Slowly but surely I have been working towards that end. Somehow, the personal posts seemed to have gotten lost in the shuffle. Just as I was realizing how long it had been, this happened.

If I am recieving an award for best personal life posts on a crochet blog, maybe I should be sure to keep posting them, right? Not to mention my family may be a bit upset with me if I don’t share some stories of the twins, like, now.

So let me just tell you that a schedule is happening, and updates to the blog are happening as well. I would love for it all to be complete by the end of February. For now, the schedule is:

Monday: Crochet or Knit ALong (CAL, KAL)
Tuesday: alternating between a free knit pattern and a Stitchopedia post
Wednesday: evening round up
Thursday: free crochet pattern
Friday or Saturday (or Sunday…): one or two posts about the family and/or WiPs and such
Sunday: evening link blast

I reserve the right to lose my mind and change it all.

For now, here are nearly 40 photos of the last 6 or so weeks of 2014, and a little bit of text to tell you what they are all about.

Sometime Kyla needs to dress up.

Wonder Kyla

I know I told you a little about our Thanksgiving trip in my last family post, but here are a few pictures I missed sharing. I taught the girls to crochet while we were there. They just learned the chain st, but they had fun with it. (more…)

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Weeks Past

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May has been quite busy for me. Starting on the 4th, I had a VERY busy week, and have been trying to catch up since. I found a pile of pictures I would like to share with you, which will guide you through my crazy May.

I know I shared about the meeting we had on May 4th, with about a dozen people in our house. It was fun! That night Kyla had to write her weekend story for school. Here it is:

May-the-Fourth

It says, “On the weekend, I had a meeting. It was at my house. It was also Star Wars day. May the force be with you, Mrs. K.”

I love that kid.

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I am really happy that the weather is finally nice and the girls can play in the back yard. Sometimes they even get me to go out with them.

Still-working-on-the-room

There has been time on and off working on Kyla’s room. She can’t sleep in there until we get the door up, but I am hoping that will be painted and ready to go today or tomorrow. We have hit a small snag in the painting department. For some reason the painters tape works fine for me, but no so well for Doug, so everything he paints takes much longer because it needs so many touch ups when he removes the tape.

7-guests-for-dinner

On Wednesday the 7th my friend Barbara, her husband, and their 5 children came over for dinner and for the night on the way into NYC for a long weekend. I met Barbara through CafeMom.com back when the girls were babies. As Facebook grew, we both joined and carried our friendship over there. We have been through so much together. I can’t imagine my life without her. Yet, until the 7th, we had never met in person. It was so wonderful to finally be able to hug her. It was a joyous evening, with lots of food (they are Jewish and keep Kosher, so I played it safe and scrubbed down the grill to get all the meat bits off it and made a grilled veggie dinner) and great friends. As I suspected, her kids were awesome and my girls fell in love with them all. As an outsider looking in, you would never know it was the first time we had meet in person, considering all we already knew of each other. For all its faults and dangers, I still believe the internet is a wonderful thing. My friendship with Barbara and her family is proof of that.

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The very next night I had to lead a Girl Scout meeting. I am not going to go into details about it, as I shared all about it with you earlier this week, but here is a collage of the awesome and unique animals the girls created.

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Two days later, on Saturday, we had a medieval event. We were there a bit early, so the girls played with their pet dragon (AKA Daddy.)

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I ended up on baby patrol. OK, I may have volunteered for baby patrol. We had two 5 months olds whos parents had a lot to do at the event, and I was helping out at the kid craft table, so I had a stroller with a baby on one side, and a little baby play pen with a baby on the other side. At one point Marsha came by and had some quality time with baby Tristan. I pulled out the cell phone and put it on selfie mode so that Tristan could see himself while I took some pictures. He was very interested in the baby on the screen. *And isn’t Marsha so pretty? I just love her smile. Yes, she really is as kind as she looks.

Sleepy-Tristan

Adorable sleeping baby.

kid-crafts

The event was the day before Mother’s Day, so the kid’s craft was painted picture frames for Mom. The kids had a great time.

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I have been avoiding taking a drop spindle class for years. I have a few drop spindles, because people like to give them to me, but I have been trying not to add to my list of addictions. I finally gave in and took a drop spindle class taught by the fabulous Vivian! She is really an expert (weather she will admit it or not) so I figured I would be crazy not to take advantage of taking a class with her with only 4 other students. The class came with a simple bottom whirl drop spindle and 1 oz of wool. The photo above is what I did in class.

my-first-yarn

When I got home I finished spinning the wool, and then made it into 2-ply yarn. It is only about 45 yards, and bulky weight, but not bad for my first go.

making-for-Kyla's-room

I still have more yarnie plans for Kyla’s room. Here is a peek of some of the yarn.

Homespun-Drop-Spindle-2-Ply

I went to Lion Brand Outlet and had a tour a few weeks ago. I think it was Friday, May 2nd, but the whole month is starting to blur together. I wrote a post about it for Stitch and Unwind. Check it out here. The last photo is my loot, and you can see a bag of roving used to make Lion Brand Homespun yarn. I couldn’t resist it. Even though (at that point) I did not know how to spin, I bought a bag. One pound for $10, who could resist? Last week I spun about 100 grams of it. First I spun it on the drop spindle, then I wound it into a cake on my ball winder. I was able to pull one end from inside the cake, and one from outside to respin it into 2 ply yarn on the drop spindle. I then wrapped it on my swift and tossed it into some VERY hot water for a while. I just let it sit in the bowl of hot water, no touching, for a few hours.

Drying-new-yarn

After that I squeezed it out and draped it over a chair to dry. It’s very pretty. I still have to work on getting an even thickness, and I would like to make it a bit thinner, but still, not bad.

Kyla-made-a-laptop

The other day at school, Kyla made a laptop. Isn’t it cute. She grabbed a little leather belt that was rolled up on the table to use as her mouse, and the picture frame she had painted for me to hold it up, and played on her laptop for quite some time. She sent me several emails about how much she loves me.

Vada's-Utopia

And here we have Vada’s weekend story. She needs a little help with the spelling, but here is what she was trying to say: “If children were in charge of the world, they would do anything like be crazy. They would also play princesses and princes. They can also eat anything with no asking at all.”

That is Vada’s Utopia.

In-The-Works-Pink-and-Gold

I have been working on some items for Kyla’s room. I should be able to share some photos and even some patterns with you soon.

Finishing-Touches-for-Kyla's-Room

There are still a lot of little things to be painted.

Bubble-time

Bubble time!!

Chilling-at-IKEA

Yesterday we had to make an IKEA run. Kyla really needed a wardrobe to hang some of her clothing. We really did not feel like building a closet, and thankfully IKEA had the perfect wardrobe for just $119. Yay! I will share pictures soon.

All righty my friends, I really need to get back to finishing up that room!!!

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So Busy!!

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My, I have been busy. I took a few days off of Kyla’s room reno to work on some secret designs (designs I have sold and can’t share with you until they are published.)

There is still quite a bit to do in Kyla’s room, and I hope to be done soon. I really need to buckle down and finish it, because we are having over night guests on Wednesday night, and we will need all the sleeping space we can get!

Speaking of guests, we had several friends over today. One couple brought this awesome pan of brownies:

May-The-Fourth-Be-With-You

My friends are so awesome!

Doug and I spent the most of yesterday and this morning cleaning the house to get ready for the company. The house cleaning had kind of gotten away from me. There were boxes of yarn all over, tools in every corner and hall, bits of Kyla’s room in the oddests of places. It was crazy.

It’s a lot better now, but there are still a few things I want to get done before Wednesday. Plus I need to finish laying Kyla’s floor, put up the trim, put in the fabric behind the bed, and buy her bed. Oh, right, she still needs a bed! I will not let the reno win! I will be victorious!!

OK, I may be a bit sleep deprived.

OH…I have some great patterns that are coming out of Kyla’s room reno. You are going to be so happy!

So I may be a bit scarce over the next few days, but there are fun things for you after that.

In the meantime, VadaBell says have a great week!

Vada-Bell

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Spool Knit Fun and Other Goodies

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I hope you all had a lovely weekend, and that your week is turning out well. We’ve had some fun here. I used one of my new~to~me tea pots for the first time. It was an Earl Gray kind of day.

Tea-Crochet-and-Chewy

On Sunday the girls and I decided it was time for a spool knitting tea party. They had received spool knitting kits from my parents (who are now stationed in Sicily) for Christmas, and with the plague we had going around, I hadn’t had a chance to teach them yet.

Ready-to-Spool-Knit

They both picked it up quite quickly. They love learning how to create new things. I have no idea where they get that from. 🙂

learning-to-spool-knit

They spent hours, yes HOURS, sitting and spool knitting. No TV, just happily making. Vada even needed to swipe some yarn from my stash to keep going! Kyla’s kit had a lot more yarn in it, so she was fine with what she had.

getting-the-hang-of-it

Vada’s spool knitter is wood and has 4 pegs, so it makes a cute little tube. Vada has a thing for green.

Look-What-Vada-Did

Kyla’s spool knitter is plastic and has 6 pegs, so it makes a wider tube. She wants to make it really long and make a scarf. I am going to see if she can make it 3 times as long as she wants so we can loosely braid it to make it wider.

Kyla-Loves-her-creation

This coming Saturday, my friend Marsha will be coming for a visit. Remember when I told you I swiped her pretty bowl so she would have to come visit? I went grocery shopping at Trader Joes on Monday and I may have gotten a bit excited about Marsha coming. I told her if she came around lunch time we could have a “bunch~of~little~things” kind of lunch. So this is what I picked up. I have some other crackers in the pantry as well. Plus tea, coffee, and tea biscuits. Yes, that is chocolate cheddar cheese. It is either going to be awesome or gross, I will let you know!

I-may-have-gone-overboard

We received a package that was packed with this brown paper the other day. Kyla loves huge paper to color!

Giant-coloring

I had to buy a new scanner. At some point I will replace my scanner/printer/fax machine, but that is not in the budget right now. So I thought it would be nice to have a portable scanner, and I found this one for under $50 including the memory card and shipping. I was worried that it would get dirty, especially if I traveled with it. Why buy a portable scanner if you can’t take it anywhere? I thought it would be nice at conferences and such if there is a flyer or something I want to remember. So I knitted myself a little cotton cover for the scanner, and I even put on a pocket for the cord. The scanner is battery operated, but the cord is needed to upload the scans to a computer.

cover-for-my-scanner

I’ve made some progress on the jean/yarn skirt. I am almost done with the front wedge. This is taking a while because I don’t work on it that often. I have several other things that are a higher priority at the moment, but sometimes I just need a fun and easy knit, so this is great!

almost-done-with-the-first-wedge

Well it is almost time to take the littles to school, so I should wrap this up. Have a great day, my friends!

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The story of Hexie

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I have been doing some housecleaning on my blog. Trying to get all the photos stored in the right place, and lots of other technical “stuff” I had no clue about years ago. It has been fun looking through old posts, though this is going to take at least a week, if not two! So if you notice a few things looking wonky over the next week or two, you know it is just me futzing around!

Centers-for-the-hexagon-blanket

Anyway, if you follow me on Twitter, you may have noticed me sharing some of my older posts I thought you might like. For example, I shared the very first post I ever wrote, and also a fun post about going to see Star Wars in Concert.

I have also been keeping track of all the posts about the creation of Hexie ~ the blanket that turned this blog into something more then a place for my family to see pictures of my kids. Documenting the creation of Hexie made me realize how much I love blogging for people other then just my family. I fell in love with sharing my creativity with all of you, even though at the time it was only just 2 or 3 of you! I look back now at how far I have come, and how far I still will go, and it makes me giddy.

Thank you for taking this journey with me, no matter when you joined up! Here’s to many more years of creative fun together!

…and here is the list I made of the story of Hexie:

Fort Blanket!!!

My Projects.

Pieces of my Day

Flower to Hex Blankets

Flower Hexagon Granny How To

Flower to Hexagon Blanket Reveal

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Family Fun Night and other silliness

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Well hello there my blogland friends! I hope you had a splendid weekend. I have some pretty snaps of the last few days to share with you!

happy-pretty-fruit-bowl

Everything looked so good at the produce store last week, I got very camera happy when I got home. I just noticed one of those plums looks a bit off in the photo. It must just be the water on it and a trick of the light, as they were all very great!

bowl-of-cherries

The cherries, however, ended up having a lot more mushy specks then I would have liked, but oh well.

bowl-of-grapes

Vada was very happy about the grapes. Both of the girls love them, but Vada did a little happy dance when she got home from school and saw them on the table.

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Friday evening was Family Fun Night at the school. They had an inflated slide.

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There was also a bouncy obstacle course. The kids got to go two at a time and race.

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Vada won this one.

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There were lots of fun things to do. Including face painting. Yes, the girls decided Friday was another Star Wars day. Some mornings are very amusing when the girls pop out of their room with their outfits on. I have seriously debated listening at the door to hear the conversations that happen when they are picking out their clothes. I don’t, though. I like that they have little things just for the two of them, and choosing their outfits together is one of those things.

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Kyla asked to be a princess. Are you surprised?

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Vada wanted a rainbow.

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The girls found a nice patch of dirt to sit upon at dinner time. I’m not sure why I found it so amusing that with all the grass around, they managed to find a dirt patch.

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There was also a free photo booth that popped out two sets of photos with each session. The poses were great. I love when they give themselves bunny ears!

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Here’s a close up of the last 3 snaps.

Kyla-in-the-wall

Kyla was feeling especially silly on Saturday.

Kyla-just-hanging-out

The wall seemed like a good spot for TV watching.

Kyla-booty-in-the-wall

I love my little odd balls.

colorful-kettle-corn

Sunday’s street fair was another bust. At least the girls had a great time, and we got some colorful kettle corn!

Washer-and-dryer-working-away

Today I have been doing some house cleaning. Lots of laundry to be done. Always lots of laundry to be done.

coming-up-with-boarders

I have started playing around with ideas for my next crochet pattern.

my-Angela-almost-ready-for-photos

The Angela shrug is almost ready to be released! I am just about done with making one for myself, I have been using this one to get better process photos for the pattern. Once it is done I just need to get a few good snaps of the finished shrug, and then add in some of the various finished photos from my testers to the pattern. Then it will be all ready for you to make your own!

Have a great week!

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May the fourth be with me…and you too.

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Just a quick post tonight. I know there is a running theme through this blog of me trying to find my way in my creative endeavors. I am always trying to balance what makes me happy, and what makes money. It is appropriate that on Star Wars Day, I have come up with an answer that makes me happy. I just followed MY force.

May-The-4th-Be-With-You-Star-Wars-Day

I keep putting what really makes me happy to the side and attempting other things in the hopes of rescuing us from this financial strain we have due to the lack of contract we are suffering. I have taken on contract crocheting and knitting, yet when you do the math, the time I put in is not worth the pay. I have invested time and money to sell at street fairs, yet the first of the three I signed up for did not pay enough to make it worth it (we’ll have to see about the other two.) The fact is, these things are not going to financially save us, they are just causing me stress and taking me away from what I enjoy, and what has been making money this whole time.

So I am going to finish those things I have committed to, and paid for, and then I will be back to love. I am going to focus back on my patterns and this blog. They make me happy. The patterns make me money, and the blog brings people to the patterns (and can make me money if I can get it “out there” a bit more.) And I enjoy both! What is the point of waiting? I know what I want to do, and I have an amazingly supportive husband who believes in me, so why not do what I want? Through all the other things I have been taking on, my patterns have still been selling. So there is no reason to try something else when what I enjoy also works!

So this is me, committing to doing what makes me happy. Now excuse me, time to knit.

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Sometimes you need to take a day

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It was a rough night last night. Vada was coughing all night, and Kyla woke us up (OK, only me as Doug didn’t hear her) at 3am, crying with growing pains.

Due to the impending doom of Nemo *I dare you to read that without a chuckle* the district had called today as a half day for school. So, with the utter lack of sleep we all had, I decided it was time to take a day.

Yummy-Berry-Tea-From-InsaniTeallc.com

We started the morning with some Yummy Berry tea from InsaniTea. The girls love to pick out the little pieces of fruit and berries and eat them.

OK, so do I.

Tea-From-InsaniTeallc.com

Nemo started off early. I tried to photograph the snow falling, but it wouldn’t show up in the snap.

really-it-is-snowingNemo-is-starting

I gave it a shot thought the other side of the window and it worked a bit better.

See-Nemo-Snow

I decided to deal with the cold for a quick bit and opened the side door. Finally a picture where you can actually see the snow falling. I had grand plans to document the storm…but I forgot to keep taking picture throughout the day. I’m not that heartbroken about it though, as it really is only dropped a few inches of snow. Nothing like what was advertised.

Ten!

We spent the morning relaxing and watching PBS. It was nice.

better-then-it-looks

I made myself one of my favorite breakfasts. It really is better then it looks. It is a sandwich thin (you can find them with the hamburger rolls, they are flat and round and yummy) topped with sliced tomatoes, and then cheese on top. Toss it under the broiler and let the cheese melt and brown a bit. Don’t forget about it! Mine browned a bit more then I wanted, but it was still very tasty! If you have some pesto, sneak that in on the sandwich thin under the tomatoes. You can also use bread, muffins or bagels in place of the sandwich thin.

Parcheesi

The girls and I had a very pleasant morning. Doug came home early, and after their nap the girls talked him into playing Parcheesi. They really do know how to play. There are very few things in life that they like better then playing games with Daddy.

silly-mushtache-Kyla

Kyla found a little piece of yarn and tried to tell me it wasn’t trash. She insisted I could make something with it. So I did.

Sight-Word-wall-stars

I have a Pinworthy idea I have been meaning to share with you. I know you have seen it in pictures before, but I never really told you about it. As any of you with school age littles know, Kindergarten is full of “sight words” that you are encouraged to practice with your children. I came up with this solution as a place to display the sight words where the girls would see them everyday, and we could easily practice them. It’s quite simple. I took some 1 1/2″ ribbon and attached it along the stairway. I was able to just use a household stapler to attach the ribbon at the top and bottom of the stairs. Then use paper clips to attach the sight words onto the ribbon. I did staple the ribbon again under a few of the sight words to keep the ribbon from sagging. We really like it.

Well, I have some things to finish up this evening. I hope you are all ready for the virtual party here tomorrow!!

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Sub~Floor? What Sub~Floor?

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So I have looked up when in the basement before. I actually spent quite some time looking at the joists with the inspector. Yet for some reason, I never really looked at the ceiling/floor above the joists. Maybe then I would have realized why someone put other imitation wood floors all over the first floor on top of the real wood.

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See that ceiling; does it look familiar? Here’s the dining room floor again (the one on the left.) (more…)

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The good, the bad, and the monsters.

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It was an interesting weekend here. Doug got home a little early on Saturday, so he and the girls spent some quality time together.

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Doug bought some new Dinosaur Train figures for the girls, and much fun was had by the three of them.

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Apparently there was a carnivore convention.

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When I came back to check on them, the convention had grown.

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Later there was light saber fun to be had.

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Everything was going well until dinner. So many times dinner has almost fell victim to the tiny kitchen with nearly no counter space. This time it was not almost and the London Broil ended up on the floor. To say I was not happy would be an understatement.

So on went the shoes and off to Wendy’s we went. I’m not a fan of fast food; I can count on one hand the number of times the girls have had it (to my knowledge, at least); but it was fun.

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The kid’s meals had little monster labs as toys.

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We had a blast putting them together at home.

Roooooaaaarrrrr

Roooaaaarrr!!!!

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I finished up a few more tea cup buntings.

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They will be in my Etsy store shortly.

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Well, that’s about it for now. Just working hard on my patterns to make sure they are up to my standards and full of pictures before I release them. Have a nice week!

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Use the force

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Christmas post to come; in the meantime, here are some cute shots of the girls in my jackets.

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Star Wars in Concert

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Last month Doug and I bought ourselves an early Christmas present ~ tickets to see Star Wars in Concert. It was really quite wonderful. We got there early and waited in a VERY large group of fans, anticipating the musical event. There were a lot of children accompanying their parents, many of whom were dressed in costume. It was very adorable. I wanted to get pictures of them, but didn’t want to freak out any parents, so I only got a picture of this one:

Darth-Bear

Eventually we were allowed in. The concert was taking place in the Izod Center ~ a stadium in the Meadowlands which is also where Giants Stadium is. When we entered we were in the outer ring around the stadium, where the concessions, souvenirs, restrooms and such are located. While walking around we saw one little girl I just had to have a picture of; isn’t she cute? (more…)

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