My Family, The Main People (or Victims) I Knit For

Thursday, February 26, 2015

How I Spent Some of My Weekend

How I Spent Some of My Weekend

My family helped a family friend with their indoor petting zoo this weekend. Nothing is better than crocheting & knitting around a bunch of baby lambs and baby goats. One spunky baby lamb, BamBam tried to take my yarn off my lap and then tried to take my cell phone while I was pickup up the yarn. CUTE! My kids were even able to bottle feed some of the baby lambs. It was a fun weekend for the kids. This Knitting KnitWit loved feeling all the wool on the sheep. ;-) 
Animals are from Griffin's Willow Farms. The farm isn't open to the public but their store, Griffin & Co. in Kettering, OH is open to the public and sometimes has young farm visitors.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Welcome Summer 2014

Our annual end of the school year bonfire! We burned school assignments and roasted peeps while listening to music. I even tried to teach the kids how to line dance and some other 'old' popular dances. I think they had more fun laughing than actually dancing. My husband decided to download an astronomy app on our phones. The kids really enjoyed using it, even the teenager!! It was neat to see them aim the phone at different areas of the sky and name the stars, planets, and the moon. The app make it easier to point out constellations to them. There are tons of different stargazing apps to pick. I think everyone should download one and use it tonight. 

Friday, May 16, 2014

Bzz Box Starbucks

I signed up to be a Bzzagent! They send you items to review. Here is the Starbucks Blonde Roast box that they sent.

The blonde roast was very different from the regular roast. I was expecting a very light flavor but it was bitter. I didn't care for it at all.

Bzz Box Claritin

I signed up to be a Bzzagent! They send you items to review. Here is the Claritin box that they sent. It was full of coupons and two boxes of Claritin. 

Claritin lived up to the reputation the brand carries. Flavor wasn't horrible. No one was drowsy or acting different from it. We didn't have to redose because it actually lasted for the whole length of time! I liked that it was dye free for the liquid dose but wish the chewables were also dye free.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Knitting Behind Bars

I am proud of all the good that Lynn Zwerling is doing with Knitting Behind Bars. She is using knitting therapy to help prisoners deal with stress while helping charities at the same time. The prisoners only make hats. They are allowed to keep their first hat or send it home. The rest of the hats go to need children. The prisoners feel they are doing good after doing some horrible things. Some even skip dinner or extra earned privileges to attend the two hour once a week meeting. Check out this news story about them.Knitting Behind Bars ABC Here is another news story: ABCNEWS

 You can read about it on their blog: or on their FB page:

They can not accept donations of yarn or needles because of the strict rules applied by the prison but are allowed to accept monetary donations. You can find the paypal on their blog.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Sunday, January 12, 2014

First Weekly Kindness Challenge #KKWKC

It is time for the First Weekly Kindness Challenge #KKWKC. Visit my post explaining the challenge here.

The first challenge is a simple one. You do not even need to leave your computer to do so!

#KKWKC  Challenge #1
Post a nice comment on the wall of THREE Facebook friends. Something to make them smile. That is it. Do you have five minutes to make three of your friends feel a little bit of virtual love? Share that you completed this challenge on my FB page, in the comments here, or inbox me. I can't wait to see the kindness spread!!

Next week will involve your arm. ;-)