Tuesday, November 2, 2010

I decided to show some of the quilts I've made. I haven't done anything recently and looking at my pictures it makes me really want to start making quilts again. I have several I've started and put aside and I have enough fabric to make several quilts.

Do you have a favorite quilt design? I like things fairly simple but the neon quilt I made for Tara is definitely the exception. Initially it was supposed to be for a twin bed but Diane kept calling me and saying they had moved her to a bigger bed and I had to keep adding on to make it the right size. I think it turned out pretty well.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Sometimes you run across a really great giveaway. Out Of Debt Again is running one of those right now. I missed out on the first four days of entry but there is still plenty of time to win a very nice prize. Over $800 in prizes are being given away and there is something for everyone. From a Starbucks gift card to a Microsoft Windows upgrade and lots in between I would be thrilled with any of the prizes.
Ending on September 27th so hurry on over and enter.

New Giveaway for a $50 Visa card

Head over to Thrifty Wifey to enter for her latest giveaway. She is reviewing Cora Carolina and their wonderful products. Cora Carolina has some darling handmade dolls and offer so many choices every child can find one they would love.
Along with the review Thrifty Wifey is giving away a $50 Visa gift card. Who couldn't use that! The giveaway ends on 9/27 so don't delay entering.

Friday, August 27, 2010

I'm not doing this blogging thing well

I started this blog to share my love of all kinds of crafts. I planned to post photos of the things I had made and encourage others to try their hand. Instead I've gotten caught up in the contests so many bloggers are posting. I admit I've won some pretty nice things but I think it's time I got back to the real reason I started this.
I've been reading so many posts about pride of accomplishments and I'm realizing I'm not doing what I planned. So give me a couple of days to get some photos and I'll be back with something to show everyone.
This post was inspired by The Follower Appreciation Extravaganza over at In Through The Out Door!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

I don't really do well at writing anything except dry boring reports. I nearly failed English comp because I tend to "report" everything instead of making it interesting.

Nevertheless, I decided to participate in Homemaker Honey's giveaway and as a result I am posting 10 random things about me.

1. I love to read, especially murder mysteries
2. I knit and crochet in my spare time
3. I've made several quilts, but only machine stitching, nothing by hand
4. I spend way too much time on the computer
5. Very few people ever realize that I really don't want to talk to them
6. I don't feel old until I realize that my great grandkids are starting middle school - WOW!
7. I just realized that I am now one of those old ladies who shouldn't be wearing shorts in public.
8. I'm a junk food junkie
9. I really want to retire but can't afford to
10. My friends think I'm very lucky at winning things - they don't realize it's my second job :)

That wasn't too hard so maybe I'll get the hang of writing something reasonably interesting eventually.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Want the ability to multi-task just a little easier? Well, we can't give you super powers. But you could win a Plantronics Discovery 975 Bluetooth headset and feel like a super hero while you get things done. Angie at 5 Vinez Monkeys is giving away a Plantronics Discovery 975 Bluetooth headset with a rechargeable case that extends talk time to over 15 hours to one lucky winner! To find out more and enter to win this awesome prize, just stop by before 11:59pm ET on May 9th. Don't miss out!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Win a great Henckels knife

Enter a great giveaway for a Zwilling JA Henckels Twin Signature 8" Chef's Knife from CSN Stores at A Bluebonnet in Beantown." linking to this blog post for three extra entries. Please provide a link to your blog.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

I found this fascinating quote today:

I had the chance to test out an Oreck Halo Vacuum Cleaner. When I received the box I was very excited to take it out of the box and give it a try. Of course all the daycare kids were watching me as I open the big box wondering what was in it. I was really expecting a lot of pieces to put together but I was very surprised. I took it out of the box and the only thing I had to put on was the handle. It was very simple to put on. It also has two attachments and the hose that came with it. Soon as I got the vacuum together I plugged it right in and went ahead and gave it a try. I was very amazed at all the dirt that it got up. I actually saw the dirt vibrating to the vacuum. Here is a look at how the vacuum cleaned…Deborah Wellenstein, You can earn 1 extra entries each for doing any of the following (you must post a separate comment for each one that you do), Feb 2010

You should read the whole article.

Have you tried any nut butters other than peanut butter? The only one I've tried is the one made with hazelnuts (I won't say the brand name because I don't like it). What a difference in taste. I love hazelnuts so I'm not sure why I don't like the nut butter. I want to try the nut butters from MaraNatha
Today you can enter to win coupons for 3 products. You can choose from several different butters including almond and cashew. Head over to Thrify Maven to enter.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

If you hurry you can enter to win Caress Beauty Bars at Rockin Mama. Giveaway ends at 11:59 p.m. PST.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Earn Bonus Box Tops and Help Your Favorite School Even More! To help celebrate the partnership of Kroger Family of Stores and Box Tops for Education on www.RewardYourSchool.com, Angie at 5 Vinez Monkeys is hosting a giveaway on her blog to give one of her readers a $25 Kroger Gift Card. You won't want to miss this giveaway! Stop by before 11:59pm ET on February 19th, get all the details, and enter to win!

Friday, February 5, 2010

The Princess & The Monkey: Fitness Friday: Denise's Daily Dozen by Denise Austin

The Princess & The Monkey: Fitness Friday: Denise's Daily Dozen by Denise Austin
My mattress is over 15 years old. I know I need a new one, but I can't afford one right now so I've tried adding a nice little foam topper. That does help but my body is still telling me that it isn't enough. Well, I've been looking for alternatives. Today I found a possibility! Bizzie Mommie is giving away a new Sealy Posturepedic® Signature 11-Series innerspring mattress to one of her Lucky Readers! I want to be the winner but if it can't be me I'd love for one of my readers to be the lucky winner. Head on over and enter and good luck.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Enter to win a fabulous new Delta faucet at One Project Closer
This thing is a work of art. I can't even imagine having one in my kitchen. I'd probably spend all my time admiring it.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Dirty Little Secrets

I just found a new blog with a great little contest. The prize is a very interesting book called "Dirty Little Secrets". A story of a teen whose mother is a hoarder. I have a tendency to keep things that should be thrown away so I can relate to the embarrassment a child would have if the parent keeps everything and the home is overrun with junk. Take a look at Ramblings of a Teenage Bookworm