Friday, June 11, 2010


OK, so I have a huge list of projects that need done by Christmas, and only 3 of them are gifts. And one of those is already complete save for weaving in the ends. (the bane of my existence. lol)

So basically just a place to put my list for reference.

Pikachu afghan for Nick
Blaziken afghan for Kaileb (own chart and design)
Raider's afghan for Brian (own chart and design)
Christmas tree skirt
My stocking
Brian stocking
Kaileb stocking
Nick stocking

Nick's afghan is the one that just needs the ends weaved in and I started with my stocking so I could get any kinks worked out on my own. I only have a little of the gusset and the toe to finish. I love this pattern, It's a really quick knit. If I solidly worked on them I could have them done in less than 2 days a piece.

So I've got a little over 6 months to get them done. The downside is the boys are going to be here tomorrow and I can't work on their afghans while they are here, so I can't start the Blaziken afghan until after they leave in August. But that leaves Brian's afghan I can work on while he's at work (once he goes back to work that is, he's off for at least another 2 weeks) And all the general Christmas stuff because none of that is a surprise. We just need them. Right now our stockings and tree skirt both are that really cheesy felt type stuff.

Well, TTFN

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Some hints...

Well, just a quick couple of hints. The first one is for coupons. I'm a total nerd and will find any excuse to make a spread sheet. I've discovered that I can make a spread sheet of all my coupons and sort by expiration date. And since my grocery list and meal plan are both on spread sheets as well it makes it really easy to cross reference.

The second one has to do with knitting. I'm knitting a pair of socks right now and the only measuring tape I have is a roll up plastic one which is kind of a pain in the ass to unroll and roll a million times to get the right measurement. So I had a flash of brilliance and figured out I could cut a length of scrap yarn to the right length then I only have to get my tape measure out once. It's pretty handy. Especially for socks where you have to do the same things twice.

That's all for now.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Wrong title

So I've decided that my blog really has the wrong title. Originally it was right with what I wanted to do, but I've changed it. So now I need to think of a new name. Because now it's more about homemaking, knitting and other crafts and stuff. I'm going to start posting pictures as well. I'm super excited for Friday because that's when I can finally get all my baking pans and stuff that I need to really start baking. I know I'm a nerd since that's not really something that normal people get excited about, but I've never claimed to be normal. :)

Alright well until I actually take my pictures that's all I have for now.


Sunday, April 18, 2010


Well, I've starting becoming quite the homemaker, along with knitting, crocheting and cross stitching( I realize that doesn't really have anything to do with homemaking, it's just what I do) I've now started baking. And doing all the meal planning and looking up new recipes to make every week. I've always loved cooking, it's just before when I was working I didn't have as much time to cook as I wanted to, and then once I was laid off we didn't have the money to do shop properly. So now that I'm not going to work, and we're(by that I mean my hubby) are making good money again, it's time to start being a "proper" wife. So off to bake some cookies I go. :)

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Things are happening

Well, we found a place. Not exactly what we want but we are only staying there for a year, so it doesn't really matter. It's in Newport News and it's a town home instead of a house, but we'll be buying a house at the end of that year and this way we can save even more money. We finally replaced the wii and xbox this weekend. So we've been spending a lot of time indoors the last couple evenings. While Brian has been playing I've been working on Nicky's afghan and finishing up my bag. I'm really not a good blog writer I've discovered, but that's ok, I'm strictly writing it for me, not really for anybody else. If somebody else reads it, great. But otherwise, oh well. That's all for now. Going to try to get some sleep now.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Finally some changes

So I've moved a little early. My husband changed my flight as an anniversary present and then got a room at a bed and breakfast for 2 nights, roses, champagne, strawberries the works and took me to see the sunrise over the ocean for the first time in my life. I've only been here a couple days and so far it's been amazing, but it's been at the beach, not where we'll really live and wining and dining. But anyway, that's all for now. Talk to you all later.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Catching Up...

So I haven't done a very good job in keeping up this blog. Well since I last wrote quite a bit has happened, and yet at the same time nothing at all. My husband left for Virginia and I will be moving there at the end of March. So that's 2 months and 2 weeks without seeing him. That pretty much sucks. We still don't have a working car, so I've spent a lot of time in the house. The positive side of that is I have started working on my crafts a lot more and I learned how to knit. It's really not that hard at all. I've lost a total of 9 pounds so far, so that's good, but since he's been gone I haven't been working out as much as I should because I don't like going to the gym all by myself and there's only so much you can do at home. This weekend I get to go down to Oregon and not only see my parents and brothers buy my mom's whole side of the family. I'm super excited about that. Especially with the moving at the end of march. Well that's pretty much all I have to say right now. My life's pretty boring right now, so there's not a lot to blog about. Until next time.