Wednesday, April 24, 2013

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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

2013 - A New Year!


Wow has it been a busy several months! Just when I thought I could take a step back and maybe blog more frequently, life stepped right back in the way. I'm going to have to set an appointment on my calendar to have time to post here more frequently. ;)

So, since I last typed anything for this space, I've joined the doTERRA Essential Oils family. I LOVE their products!! I'd love to tell you about them too! I'm learning so much about how essential oils can help us not use engineered medications - sort of going back to the old time remedies but in a more concentrated formula I guess.

If you'd like to check out a little about the doTERRA products, just click and browse: There is a lot to learn and I'd be happy to answer any questions you may have! Just email me at ????????????

I've also started a crochet group on Facebook called CrochetGang. If you crochet or would like to learn, you are welcome to join us! We are currently working on an Entrelac project which is a fun, easy and fairly quick project if you are making something small. With Entrelac you can make something as small as a placement or as large a blanket as you'd like! Here are a couple of pictures of some I've done.


Life calls but I'll be back soon!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Blogging when I can

I know, I know... I've not been very good at keeping up with this. Oh well. Life goes on and this is something I do when I think I might have something to share or that I want to remember. ;)

The actual main purpose of this blog today is to see if I can figure out how to place a "pin-it" button on here for Pinterest. I LOVE Pinterest! It's the perfect way to book mark those items I would love to have time to make or do or eat at some point in time. I can go there and see a picture of it and remember WHY I bookmarked it. Unlike using words and website titles in my regular browser.

Here is a picture of a blanket I'm currently working on. Let's see if I can "pin" a button for it so if you wanted you could "Pin it" to your Pinterest board.
Now to see if this actually works properly. Should you try it, please let me know how well it works or if it does or does not work at all. I appreciate the feed back!

How do you like my glowing hook under there? It's a size H hook I bought here. I love it! It's great for working with very dark colors or working in a not so well lit area of a room. 

By the way, this is the start of a baby blanket for a little boy. Making it for no one in particular at the moment but someone is always pregnant so I'm sure it won't be long before I have a recipient. 

I call this a Granny Ripple. I have someone testing my instructions to tell me if I've written them in such a way as to be easily understood and followed, as well as to see if I wrote them correctly for someone else to get the same result I did.  We will see how that goes.

Ok - enough for now. Hopefully I'll be back soon. :D

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Long Time, No Blog!

Well, it's been quite a while since I checked in over here. Sorry about that! I guess there has been a lot going on and time just keeps passing on by. Since the last time ...

Sarah turned 22, Savannah turned 20, Skylar turned 14. Sandi will be 16 soon. Wow! Not discussing right now how old Terry and I are. ;)

The curriculum I present webinars for several times a week is getting a facelift of sorts right now. They are adding some of the features we've been clamoring for. I'm excited to see it next week when I get to travel to Cincinnati for one of the conventions. This time of year attendance picks up in the webinars because everyone is starting to work on what they wish to use next year. Also because AOP offers 20% off during April.

Other than webinars and conventions, running the home school group takes a little time. We are in the process of moving to a new website with hosting designed specifically for home school support groups. Thankfully I have some help getting things transferred and checking the links we keep posted in our resource pages. We want to be sure they are all working properly and organize them a bit better. 

I keep trying to get some crochet work done as well. I learned a couple of new stitches that I enjoy and so I've started 2 new blankets for Sandi and Skylar. Sarah has also requested one of the patterns for herself. Then there always seems to be someone having a baby here and there. I've made several blankets and bootie sets too. I finished a pair of camouflage and brown cowboy boots today. So CUTE! I need to mail those this weekend. 
 Now I'll attempt a hat. I'll let you know later how THAT turns out. ;)

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

I just won 2 points on the SuperLucky Button!

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Thursday, September 8, 2011

Good Home School Mama

I took the girls to the High Museum of Art today. They had a free day sponsored by Target. Actually, the first 4 Thursdays this month are free. There are several exhibits leaving this weekend and some that were just moved in and started so today was great because you got to see them all. I had never been. Always wanted to go but it's dang expensive most of the time.

Well,  we weren't there too long when one was totally bored and ready to leave now. Excuse me, the museum was free but we paid $10 to park - we will walk and see it all (because quite frankly, I really don't intend to go back). And so we did.

Of course I nearly got us all in trouble because I was taking a picture of the girls looking at something. Yeah lady, I ASKED the dude over here first and he said I could take a picture of my girls to document this field trip. I'm NOT taking a picture this art (because quite frankly, my girls can paint MUCH better than this). Dude finally came over and said "She is JUST documenting that her girls were here on this field trip. She is NOT taking pictures of the art work. Thanks for backing me up Dude. Maybe I can convince Skylar to share the pictures I took with me (she loaded them to HER computer) and then I can add them here for you to see. One day...  ;)

And I really didn't. But Skylar told me after we left she took 3 pictures. LOL She looked like she was texting but she got 3 pictures of her favorite things. Maybe I'll get her to let me have access to them one day so you can see the lips, Marilyn Monroe and bicycle she liked. In her defense, she was walking on an injured foot and it really hurt her to do so much walking. 

Sandi was basically her 15yo bored teen self. We were walking through one area where she said "it looks like they just stole that stuff out of a 1970's house and put it here." I must agree.  She did like the one exhibit by Radcliffe Bailey. "It was all sparkly. I like his use of glitter." His work was actually quite interesting and you could see the thoughts behind most of it. Also, he was there speaking to a group that moved through so we saw and heard him for a bit. Being in the back of the group though meant you didn't hear a lot so we moved on and kept looking.

So, I sufficiently bored my daughters for the year. Isn't that the job of every GOOD home schooling mom? Maybe now we can get busy with some FUN field trips. 

Actually, one day I would be willing to go look at more exhibits but I'll wait a few weeks or months. Just wish I'd worn my pedometer today. Sure would love to know how far I actually walked!