Wednesday, April 22, 2015

TAH-DAH: Blanket for Donation #1

I finished the first blanket I plan on donating this year!


Cute right?

I haven't done my research yet to figure out where I'll be donating it to yet (probably Project Linus). I just want it to go someplace in the county I live in. I want someone in my neighborhood to have the comfort and security of thier own little blankie!





I need to give myself a (realistic) goal of how many blankets I plan to make and donate this year. I'm thinking that anywhere between three and five blankets is I can have complete it before the end of 2015.  

Trish

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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Rant Number 1,345,897,509

Are you ready to read a rant?

Okay here goes and it is very simple: if you RSVP "yes" for an event ... your ass better show up! 
 
A couple weeks ago I threw a baby shower for a good friend of mine. I worried about everything: food, theme, venue, games, giveaways, gifts, invitees -etc. 
 
I settled on a plated brunch, blue and green theme and ordered little candles that were personalized with mom-to-be's name and baby shower date. 
 
 
Before I get into my rant I will let you know that the baby shower went off great! I think the mom-to-be was very pleased and the guests that were there were happy they made it. 
 
A month before the actual event I sent out an Evite to about 15 to 20 of the guest of honor's friends. In the end about 15 people RSVPed that they would be there. 
Because this was a plated brunch I had to provide the restaurant with a head count of how many people would be there for the party. 15 people RSVPed and I was worried that some of them would bring extra guest with them - but I was so wrong - the opposite ended up happening: literally half of the people that RSVPed did not show up!!! And I won't mention the two people that showed up over a hour late.
 
How freaking rude is that? 
Is that how you treat your friend by not showing up to her baby shower? 
Is that how you treat people to invite to an event? 
What makes it worse is only one person contacted me to let me know they weren't coming and that was 30 minutes before the brunch started (still bad).
 
I don't think I can even express how much I was fuming at the event. What makes it worse is I had to pay for every single person that did not show up. It gets my blood boiling just thinking about it now! I could've used that money for soo many other things: diapers, wet wipes, margaritas, water bill, ant spray - ANYTHING!
 
Afterwords a few people contacted the guest of honor with why they didn't make it and the excuses range from not having a babysitter to someone saying they weren't reminded that the event was happening. I get not having a babysitter. Fine. But saying that you didn't get a reminder to an event that you RSVPed for is bullshit!
 
Ugh. At the end of the day if you're going to RSVP yes to something then show up! Consider the guest of honor and the person that's hosting the event. If you're unsure as if you are able to show up to the event don't RSVP - especially if it's a pay-per-plate type of event.
 
I'm still mad.
 
Do you agree that this is bullshit or am I being petty?
 
~trish

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

WIPWednesday: VStitch Ripple Blanket Crochet

I started another crochet WIP:


Figured I needed to do something with the yarn I bought with from my now abandoned crochet mood blanket 2015.


What do you think so far?! Yay? Or Nay? 

Pattern via alottastitches

~trish 

Monday, April 13, 2015

Monday Coffee

Hey Gals! 
How was your weekend? Magical and Fantastical? 

How about some Monday Coffee? It's been awhile!

{via}
 
::Troy got a soundbar this weekend! I'm excited about it b/c now I can FINALLY hear the tracking TV. I swear every show I watch the characters are whispering and I can't hear a damn thing. I should get my ears checked b/c it must be pretty bad. Troy looks at me crazy when I ask "turn it up" or say "I can't hear that." Now with the soundbar I can hear every word! I wonder if my neighbors can too...

::This weekend was Ashby's family baby shower (I threw the "friends" shower a couple weeks ago - I haven't told you about that yet...just know there's a rant post coming up soon). I love the love family shows Ashby and her husband! I can't wait for this baby so I can spoil! 


::I finally got a jawbone this weekend (I ordered one on groupon) and I'm kicking myself because I should've go the one of these bad boys a long time ago! 
I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE it. It's so neat. It tracks your sleep, steps, alerts you when you haven't moved in 15 mins. Just awesome. I find the sleep tracking most interesting.
This is from Saturday night. Don't judge me because I was in bed nearly 11 hours lol. I'm eager to see my sleep pattern play out over the next few weeks.

::This week's weather looks like it's going to be great. I'm going to try to get back on my running schedule. I started with a Sunday walk/run on 3 miles. Took me 45 minutes but it's something.

::I'm having a REALLY good work month. I've closed a lot of new business and my sales year is on the up&cup. Hopefully it stays that way. I really need to make $$ so I can save $$.

What's going on with you?
::How's work?
::Any new toys you got worth sharing (I love gadgets)?
::How's your workouts looking these days?

Share in the coffee with me and spill the beans!

~Trish

Linking up with: A Cute Angle | Mingle Monday | B Loved Boston

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

WIPWednesday

It's WIP Wednesday!

I'm STILL (surprise surprise) working on my purple hexi blanket - but I've run out of silver yarn. So until I order more ... I've started a new blanket!


I plan on donating this blanket once it's complete. I'm hoping to find a Montgomery County MD chapter of Project Linus. 

I'd love for this blanket make some little one happy.

What are you working on?

~trish

Monday, March 23, 2015

Another Baby Shower Blanket For the Books

I haven't had a crochet post in forever + day. This is the first project I've finished since I moved (in December) and I'm quite pleased with it.  

Grrrreeen baby blanket for my pal Ashby:

Too bad you can't reach into your screen and feel this blankie - it's SOOOOOO soft! 







This ended up going over really well and mom and dad to be loved it!



~trish
 
 

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, 
hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm

goodreads
“The Chicago winter is harsh. But every now and then God blesses us with a thirty-or forty-degree day to remind us that misery comes and goes.” 

***

How true is that?

Keep reading or no?

Have you/will you read this book?

~trish