Friday, January 10, 2014

Completed Rebecca Cowel

I have completed the construction of my first CAL on Design Wars.

From this....

To this!

I have had fun wearing it on these cold Florida days!  All kidding aside, now I need to get back to my works in progress.  

I have been working on items for EBay and my Etsy store.  Pictures to follow soon!

Friday, January 3, 2014

My First CAL (crochet along) Rebecca Cowl

Happy New Year!  I am starting the New Year out with 2 of my NY Resolutions 1.  Use this Blog I started and 2.  Crochet more.  The second one is easy to do! 

I'm going to start my first project of the year with this Rebecca Cowl.  It is a pattern available on and a crochet along (CAL) from 

This is the yarn I have chosen for this project.  Caron Simply Soft in Autom Maize.

I will post my project when I have started it.


Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Snail Mail Valentine Love

Recently I joined in when Kendra @ Domestc Princess in Training hosted a "Snail Mail Valentine Love Exchange" The post can be viewed here Domestic Princess in Training.

When I received my exchange persons information I set out to get it ready to send.

I made my first attempt at making my own cards.....I thought it turned out pretty darn cute.
I also included one of my crocheted pot holders.  (That I neglected to photograph) :(

I have since mailed it waiting to here if my new friend, Amanda loves it as much as I loved making it for her.


Friday, June 1, 2012

We Had a Party

We pulled off a SURPRISE joint Birthday Party for Evan and Mckenzie.

The Candy Table

The proud Mom and Dad

Yes, it was at the Bowling Alley
Evan will be turning 12 in June

Mckenzie turned 10 in May
Birthday Cupcakes.  Angry Birds for Evan and Cute Puppies for Mckenzie.  Dawn is so talented when it comes to baking and decorating (with help from Pinterest)
Everyone had a great time.  The best part was seeing their little faces light up when we yelled "SURPRISE".


Saturday, May 12, 2012

Spring Planting #2 & Did You Know?

 The next step in my spring planting.  Here are my supplies planter, soil and geraniums.

 The finished product.  When I was all done my daughter, Dawn, told me that it made her think of her Grandma Butler.  She always had geraniums planted every spring and they would all last well into the fall.

Did you know?

That you can grow celery from the root of a celery stalk?  I didn't either and then I read it somewhere on the internet.  I was skeptical, but what did I have to lose.  So I took a celery root and did what was suggested and just stuck it down in some dirt.  I choose a planter that didn't do so well in the move, I have been giving it some TLC hoping to breath life back into it.  It was quite huge when I moved it.  The result of the celery root was that in just a couple of days I could see leaves sprouting up from the center of the celery root.


This is what it looked like today, after only a couple of weeks. I have planted some at work also, in our raised garden beds.  I can't wait to harvest my first stalk of celery.


Saturday, April 14, 2012

Spring Planting, Part 1

Dawn and Tim have started a nice little rock garden at the entrance to there home.  I have been given the green flag to add a little color to it for the summer.

This is my first project for the spring.  I am going to repot a foliage arrangement that I received when Larry passed into a new pot.  I am placing it on the left side of the garage.

Next weekend I am going to tackle the other side of the garage.


Friday, April 6, 2012

Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs....Everytime

Just in time for Easter and all the hard boiled eggs everyone will be doing.  I thought I would give you all my no fail technique for hard boiled eggs.

Put your eggs in a shallow pan and cover with cold water.

Bring to a rolling boil.

Cover with a tight fitting lid and turn the heat off.

Wait 15-20 minutes and you will have perfect hard boiled eggs everytime.

Let me know how this technique works for you.