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

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. ;-)

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Silly Share Saturday

Here are a few things that made me smile this week. Click the title to view the videos.

Lucy the dog decided that she wants to the chicken nuggets that are cooking in a toaster oven. The only problem for her is that the toaster oven is on a high counter. hehehehe
Lucy the dog caught on camera getting chicken nuggets. 

A janitor made his job of snow removal a little more interesting.
Janitor's Revenge

Oh my goodness! You will laugh at this. Watch all the clips. The last one is my favorite. I am sure every dad would like a Trunk Monkey for when his daughter starts dating.
Trunk Monkey

This is just something to make you smile.
Irish Version of 'Cups'

Have you seen car snow art popping up everywhere?? I love it!

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Looking for Guest Bloggers

Do you have something interesting to share with the world? It could something serious or silly. Once a week I would like to feature a guest blogger. Guest bloggers need to have their own blog, blog type FB page, or website.  The topics need to be family friend to a point. Let me know if you would like to be a guest blogger by inboxing my FB page. Thanks!

2014 Weekly Kindness Challenge

I know a lot of us come up with a list of new year resolutions that we really try to complete but our focus is usually stolen away by life. Life can make us lose focus on what is truly important. I believe kindness is one of the important things that has been lost. This year I decide to have weekly kind goals instead of resolutions. My friend asked if I could share them every week so other could join in. Each week a new goal will be updated on my blog and on my blog's Facebook page. The first weekly challenge will be post on 01-12-14, that is this coming Sunday. Please join in and share your photos and experiences with by posting on my FB page. I hope we can all bring a little kindness to those around us.

I will probably post organizational weekly tips and challenges as well. Organized people tend to be happier and save money. This is going to be a great year!