Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Baby Shower Gift - Planning - Need Your Opinion

Mating never stops amongst my friends. Something's in the air, the water, - I don't know what it is but keep on drinking and smelling it people. I love dem babies!
I have been tasked to make baby blanket - I feel happy that my pals actually want one of my P Jones Creations.  The hardest part is figuring out what the Mom-to-Be (MTB) will like and worrying if she WILL like it once it's complete.
Before I even get hooking - I have to choose a pattern (MTB wants everything - except stripes) so I've been on Pinterest trying to see if anything catches my eye (oh and MTB sent me some stuff she likes...which I didn't like any of it).
Here's what I'm looking at so far:
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Here's what the MTB likes:
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{pin 6}
I'm not thrilled with any of the 6 options.
Which one do you like the best?
I'm leaning most towards ripples like this:
{pin 7}

Monday, November 24, 2014

Monday Morning Coffee {Virtual Coffee}

Happy Monday! Especially since it's a short week.
Let's have some Monday Morning Coffee!
My boxes finally arrived. I came home to them waiting right outside my door for me:
very convenient! Flash forward to 3 days later I've managed to pack quite a few boxes.
My house is a mess. Troy's been telling me I have a lot of stuff (I politely disagree) and then my mom stopped by and said the same thing (that I have a lot of stuff). I mean. Everything I have has a purpose. I SWEAR. And OF COURSE I need four fondue sets, 40 wine glasses and a boxes and boxes of books I'll never read again. Does that make me a horder?
As I'm packing I realized I borrowed these books from Jenn and never returned them (or read). Sorry Jenn! I promised to read and return before 2016. What have you found packing/unpacking?
On Thursday I got to see Mockingjay with my mom and pal Judi and I REALLY liked it. I was really hesitant to see it and wasn't expecting to even see it in it's first week - but I'm glad I did.  It was really good. Did you go see this yet? Will you go see it? What do you think?

He says he's helping:
I think not.
What are your plans for the holiday?
Share some sips with me!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Monday Morning Coffee {virtual coffee}

Hello There!
Would you like to have a few sips with me today?
Side bar gals - it's already November 17th! WTF?
Next week is Thanksgiving.
Holy cow.


[Sip One]: Grateful:
So for the first time since college (nearly 10 years ago) I have off on the day after Thanksgiving. WOOHOO. It's been 10 years since I've enjoyed that day off! Can you believe that? Apparently it was a huge request from our employee survey and the guys up above granted everyone's wish. I only have four hours of vacation time left until February 2015 so any day off until then I'm very grateful for. What are you grateful for this week?
[Sip Two]: Give It Away-Give It Away-Give It Away Now:
So. I still only have 5 boxes packed (I know you ladies told me to start packing like two weeks ago) but I still don't have my boxes (they are due to be delivered today) BUUUUUT I have been trying to get my ish together and I have bags and bags and bags of stuff to drop off to GoodWill. Over 150 items! Shoes, Shirts, Dresses, some household items. Stuff I'll never wear again (sadly I'll never be a size four..six...or eight again). I'm keeping track of all the items so I can properly write them off on my taxes. Where do you take your donated items to?
[Sip Three]: Confession:
Oh %^&# I have to ADMIT it. I am a Taylor Swift fan. Dammit. I love all this new music she's putting out (I'm not THAT big of a fan where I'll buy her album but I have purchased one...okay two...shit...maybe three of her songs from her latest cd off of iTunes.
This one is my latest obsession. What singer are you embarrassed to admit you actually like?
[Sip Four]: What's Cooking?
Well. Nothing in my house but here's some stuff on Pinterest I wish someone would cook for me:
Mac & Cheese Muffins
Marshmallow Brownies with Salted Almonds
Potato Ham Chowder
Triple-Chocolate Mousse Cake
 Can you tell I have a major sweet tooth? What's on your menu (or wishful menu).
 [Sip Five]: Something Exciting
Something exciting is happening this week! One step to getting me even closer to my very exciting news (fingers and toes crossed). I hope to share with everyone soon but I don't want to jinx it. Just think of me on Wednesday. Send me good thoughts! What's going on in your world this week?

Monday, November 10, 2014

Monday Morning Coffee {Virtual Coffee}

Hello There.
I can't believe Monday is back.
How about some Monday Morning Coffee??
In a few weeks I'll be pulling out the hook and skeins to make a baby shower gift (another Gemini is on the way -- woohoo). Now my question is - if I gift someone a handmade blanket - am I obligated to also give a store bought gift? Or is the blanket gift enough?  What would make you happy? Both? or will the blanket make you happy?
I ended up with no sales for our November issue - I actually ended up in the negative to be honest. But the start of December is looking pretty good. I hate being in the negative.  I also hate this time of year when it gets dark early and it's cold outside - it's hard to be in the elements trying to sell something when you can't feel your fingers! How's work for you? Are you having a good month?
Next week my little baby sister is turning 13. ugh. They grow up so fast. I wish I could keep her as a little bright eyed pink lipped baby. She is just the sweetest pre-teen I've ever met though. AND she's easy to shop for. She just requested a giftcard to either iTunes or Amazon. Easy. Love Her. Does it break your heart too when your little ones grow up so fast? I mean they grow and we don't age at all - that's how it works right?
The Friday before last I had a doctor's appointment. I get there. Wait my turn. Long story short they call me up and say "is your address blah blah blah? oh well you owe us a balance so we can't see you". That balance was actually in collections. A balance I didn't even know I owed. I RAGED. Then cried because of the anger. Straight Frustration. I asked why somebody didn't call me and tell me AND on top of that I waited SIX MONTHS for this appointment. Fast forward to Monday afternoon the doctor's office calls me and goes "Dr. Blah Blah said you really need to come in." <-- that call added to my anger.  Took everything in me not to say "No Shit Sherlock."  Do doctor office policy's sometime just piss you off? Has this ever happened to you?
This is a very word heavy post today huh? How about some Pinterest loves?

That's it for now! What's going on in your world? Leave me a sip or two below!

Linking up with: Monday Mingle | Let It Shine | Weekending |

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

It's Really Hard Trying To Take A Picture Of Each Of My Hands

I never realized how hard it is to try and take a picture of both my hands until the other day. 

I really need a 3rd arm ... 

But then again, if I had a 3rd arm I'd have to take 3 of these:

Lacy Fingerless Mitts - aren't they cuuuuute?

Another accessory that makes this stupid cold weather more barable!

Purple pair are mine but I've added a couple pairs to my Etsy shop:
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Is it weird that each hand is matchy matchy? That each glove is different from it's mate?

I can't decide if I like that or not. What do you think?

Linking up with: Hooking on Hump Day | Inspire Me Monday |

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Teaser Tuesday ::: What Alice Forgot

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, 
hosted by MizB of Should be Reading.
“It was good to remember that for every horrible memory from her marriage, there was also a happy one. She wanted to see it clearly, to understand that it wasn’t all black, or all white. It was a million colors. And yes, ultimately it hadn’t worked out, but that was okay. Just because a marriage ended didn’t mean that it hadn’t been happy at times.”  
What do you think?
This could be true for all relationships that end - don't you think?
Keep Reading? Or No?