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Kitchen Fixes

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This will be mostly photos tonight. It is after 1am (hey, happy 8th anniversary to Doug & me!) I just want to show you what I have been up to lately.

First, here are some snaps from a trip to Target we made the other day. The girls were having fun as you can see. *as always, if you hover your mouse over the photos, a little description will come up*

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When we got home, there were things to unload into the garage (we had picked up some shelving that I had found on Freecycle.) Later I noticed that Thor looked like he was staring in a Chevy commercial, with the way he was parked.

looks-like-a-Chevy-commercial

The last two days have been spent working in the kitchen. You see, I have this wall in my kitchen that I have wanted to turn into my little coffee/tea/cookbook center since we bought the house a year ago.  Not only that, but I have been wanting to take the doors off the cabinets, and remove the shelves and drawers, and clean the heck out of them. The kitchen is very 70s, and though we can not afford to redo the kitchen at this time, I can at least remove the layers of crud on everything. It is just so gross. I don’t think the previous owner liked to clean very much. The oven vent doesn’t really work, so all the grease from years of cooking just settled on the cabinets. I have cleaned them many times, but they just never got clean enough. So it was time for drastic measures. Besides, I really needed to reorganize in there and trash/donate/recycle some of my extra stuff. Anyway, here are some process photos of the last 2 days. Take a look at that great 80’s wallpaper in the second snap!

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Well, I am off to shower and bed. I told Doug all I want for our anniversary is my kitchen clean and pretty. I think we are taking the girls to a movie (we have some gift cards from Christmas) and then maybe splurging on a dinner out! Hopefully there will still be time to work on the kitchen. The girls’ birthday party is Saturday, and we are having it here, so we will need to have the house presentable by then!

*oh, almost forgot; the coffee/tea/cookbook center cost us about $30, I’ll tell you how we made that happen in a future post.

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Breakdown of the Yarn Haul!!

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So I promised more photos and a break down of all the yarn I bought last night. I didn’t count out all the colors, but I did separate and count it by type. So here is the breakdown, with links to the yarns on line, and the retail price (based on the price of the yarn in the LYS, not on line.) The photos may not match up with the text, as they are just snaps of the unpacking and organizing efforts.

*btw ~ there will be a party here all day Saturday with pattern give aways, and fun contests*

First-Box-of-Yarn-Unpacked

Berroco Vintage Chunky, 105 skeins, retail $8.50 x 105 = $892.50

Three-Boxes-Of-Yarn-Unpacked

Berroco Remix, 12 skeins, retail $11.00 x 12 = $132.00

Starting-to-organize- the-yarn

Tahki Cotton Classic, 15 skeins, retail $6.50 x 15 = $97.50

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Prism Tencel Tape, 3 skeins, retail $15.00 x 3 = $45.00

All-the-yarn

Zara Chine, 9 skeins, retail $10.95 x 9 = $98.55

I-Love-My-Yarn-Stash

Universal Cotton Supreme, 7 skeins, retail $9.00 x 7 = $63.00

Needles-and-Patterns

Tahki Boulder, 4 skeins, retail $30.00 x 4 = $120.00

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Various patterns and needles = $102.45

Happy-me

Total retail = $1551.00, I paid = $320.00 I’m happy.

OK, that is an old picture of me happy, but it is hard to find pictures of me, I am rather camera shy.

I hope you all have had a weekend as spectacular as mine has been, or even just half as spectacular would still be rather awesome!

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What a week!

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Last week was quite long and short, all at once. Do you know what I mean?

Fanny-crochet-skirt-pattern

Before I get into it, I should share that I finally released my Fanny skirt pattern. I am having a give away for any one of my patterns (winners get to choose which one they want) over on my facebook page.

just-being-cute

On Monday the girls informed me they wanted to be princesses at school. Kyla wanted to be a Ballerina Princess, and Vada wanted to be a Rock Star Princess. These are the outfits they chose for those looks.

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I made Kyla’s hair into a crown for her. She was very happy.

going-to-school

On the way to school, I kept thinking how cute they were. So I took a picture. Somehow, I missed something very obvious. Do you see it? I’ll give you a hint. We are walking to school, and I am not carrying anything. Yup, all three of us forgot the girls’ backpacks. Ooops. So not long after I got home, I had to drive back to school with the backpacks.

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I also made a few Christmas~ie pieces for selling at a friend’s art studio. This little tam~type hat is just too adorable, if I do say so myself!

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A few boxes have started to arrive for Craft Hope, Project 19. The girls and I will be opening them tomorrow after homework time. I didn’t want to open any up last week, things were just too hectic around here.

Wonder-Woman-Coffee

This is how most of my mornings have looked as of late. Yesterday’s coffee mug pushed aside for today’s. Looks like I need to clean that table…

Holiday-Craft-Fair

The Holiday Gift Shop at school was on Thursday and Friday. I forgot my camera on Thursday, and then still didn’t remember to take any photos until after things got started, so it’s a bit messy in the snaps. Everything for sale had to be $9.00 or less, so I choose to cut some prices on some of my pieces. I guess I’m just a sucker for kids!

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I made a whole lot of vinyl record bowls, and used some of them to hold items. I made index card labels so they would be easy for the newer readers to read.

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I made this little cutie during lunch on Friday.

ooo-free-goodies

On Friday evening, Peggy (one of the other Daisy leaders,) stopped by with a bag of goodies. She is an art teacher, and someone donated the bag. They told her if she didn’t need it to just throw it away. She didn’t need it, but she though I could use it!

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There were lots of fun books.

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And fabric, and embroidery kits, and embroidery thread, and hooks and needles, and lots of other stuff. Because what I really need is more stuff. But boy do I love it!

Girl-Scout-tea

I had a nice day at InsaniTea yesterday. Look, I found a Girl Scout mug in the mug stash! It made me happy. As did the yummy peppermint/lemon tea that Ingrid mixed up for me!

Rainbow Ruffle Scarf

I made a few ruffle scarves to sell there. Here is one of them. That’s Travis. Isn’t he just adorable? He’s a music therapy major at Montclair State University.

Well, that is it for now. I should have a tutorial for you in the next few days.

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Pieces of my day

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I took a quick break from my projects to whip this cutie up on Monday. It’s from this great pattern I found on Ravelry. The bit of purple there is for lining the hood. I still have to stitch that little bugger in there tonight. I’ll get some better snaps of it tomorrow when it is all done.

hood-in-progress

Still plugging away on the first of the kinda’ matching Christmas gifts I am making for the girls. I hope to have a little reveal for you by the end of the week. We will see…

skirt-in-progress

I am almost done with the flower baubles for the holiday boutique. Then I need to tag and price them all. My least favorite part.

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I have also been working on getting all my existing patterns in order. Making sure they are all formatted as I like, posted on all my sites, and even putting photo links to each one over there to the left. Lots of work.

coffee-in-progress

Tonight I am sipping some coffee in my Tigger mug, and doing some cleaning.

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Hopefully I’ll get some stitching done, too!

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Wordless Wednesday, May 31, 2012

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Gobble Gobble, Ho Ho Ho!!

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As usual, I’m a bit late in posting these pictures.  We had a wonderful time visiting family in Beverly for Thanksgiving.  So much fun in fact, that I frequently forgot to pick up the camera. Ooops. We stayed with my cousin Christine, who hosted a small Thanksgiving at her apartment. Afterwards Tom, her boyfriend, kicked everybody out of the kitchen so that he could clean it all up.  Vada popped in and asked if she could help, and amazingly he said yes.  I had to sneak in to take a picture of Vada carefully loading the dishwasher after Tom rinsed off the plates.

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Later Tom came into the living room to let us know there was another photo op.  Vada was busily scrubbing out all of the pots. She is quite the little helper! (more…)

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Plugging Away

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That’s me. Just working on finishing various half done crafts around the place. I just ran around and took a few snaps to show you all in blogland what I’ve been up to lately.

Last week I broke my rule about no new projects aside from holiday gifts or Craft Hope until I finish all the partially finished projects. There was a good reason, though: I kept loosing pencils. So I took a paper towel roll, a page from a board book the girls had torn up (I always keep old board books that are not in good enough shape to pass on, they come in handy for crafts,) some scrapbook paper, and glue, and I created this little guy.

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Rather nifty, isn’t he? And it really only took me the course of one program I was watching with the hubby.

Here we go, a project I had found in my closet. (more…)

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