Thursday, May 26, 2011

Some great deals

Aaron and I decided to take a stroll through Lowe's today to look for some new wheel barrel handles that needed to be replaced and while he was doing that I decided to roam the store. Oh I am so glad that I did because this is what I found.


We looked at the fridge at another store and was quoted $2700. and this one we got for $1688. I can not believe the great deal we got.

We also found a beautiful wool rug that used to be $350.00 for $160. It was a very great day for me finding these two great deals. Now maybe I will get new counter tops and kitchen sink and faucet.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Spring has sprung and change is in the air!

The season of unsettledness is upon us. One day we have 90 degree weather and the next day it's in the 50's, it rains or the wind is blowing wildly and you never know if that thunderstorm will produce something bad. Well, this is how it's been for me the last month. Many changes have happened, some of them good and some of them very disheartening and having you question your every thought ,action and who you allow to be part of your life. Over the past couple of years I have helped new knitters challenged themselves, grow and give them lots of encouragement only to have some people who I thought were my friends throw me out for there own personal gain. No, I will not mention names nor will I give details for I just need to put this all behind me so that I can once again attempt to have confidence in myself.

So, with that said there needs to be some changes made in my life and unfortunately some of you will not be happy with my decision to no longer offer the Block of the month club. I want you all to know that it was super fun and I will miss having my girls night out.

So other changes are that we will be moving sometime this fall and the other house needs a ton of work before we will move in. Take a look at this kitchen..........

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Yes, that is all the renters clutter. I will be paining the cabinets inside and out as well as the walls. The flooring is carpet so that has to pulled up and vinyl put down.

Here is the other side of the kitchen.
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This next picture is of the basement wall that needs to be removed and replaced before we can move in.

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That is just a little bit of the work that needs to be done.

So what else is going on..... we have a Baptism on Sunday for Aaron's Godson and the next Sunday a wedding for Aaron's 1st Cousin in Ames. after that it's school out for the summer and work , work, work.

As always happy knitting.

Saturday, June 19, 2010



I have officially decided to do the 52 Pair plunge 4 this year. It started on June 1st and I'm sad to say that I have yet to make a pair of socks. Why you ask is that? Well, I've been a little busy this month. I had a wedding last weekend and tons of family in town and lots of gatherings and on top of that I started a new job on the 7th as well. So with the new job consuming all of my time and it being summer and the kids are home all day driving me crazy I have my work cut out for me.

But, on the good side I have babies that I can knit socks for that are due this winter so that will help me get to my 52 pairs.

So with that said I did cast on a sock today. I started Wendy Johnson's Diagonal Lace socks which is also the pattern for the June KAL in the group Socks from the toe up KAL on Ravely.