Friday, February 24, 2012

Friday: Cuteness!

She's wearing her brothers' hat & shorts and her Spongebob shirt. Lol.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

WIP Wednesday

I am working on the Wa na na na na na na na Bat Shawl! The pattern can be found here on Ravelry.
I am using size 8 circulars. The yarn is some I got at the Dollar Tree.


Friday, February 17, 2012

It's FO Friday!

Here are a few of my recent FOs.

Kids Seamless Sweater. I decided not to do longer sleeves. This was fast and simple.

A knitted beanie. No pattern, just made up the color changes as I went along. It's not really that bright. Camera flash sucks sometimes.

Hubby got a Kindle for Christmas and needed a little something to help protect it from kids & scratches. I used a chart I found on Ravelry..however, I can't find the exact one again. The yarn is slightly fuzzy so it was hard to get a good pic.


Thursday, February 16, 2012

New Look!

I spent part of the day changing things up around here! The previous layout and colors were getting old. So...Feel free to let me know what you think.


Thursday, February 9, 2012

Ravelry Faves

Here are a few of my recent favorites on Ravelry.
Eric's Cocktail Cozy

Red Dragon Chart-Rav download

Kindle Death-Rav download

Kids Seamless Sweater-Blog

Kitty Love


My Review of Roku LT Streaming Player

Originally submitted at Roku

Roku lowest priced high-definition streaming player.

We love it!
By ApeClems from Alabama on 2/9/2012

5out of 5
Pros: Easy to set up, Easy to use, High quality picture, Compact, Video selection, Reliability, Built in Wi-Fi, Quality Remote, Great value
Cons: Want more video choices
Best Uses: Bedroom, Living room, Secondary TV, Primary TV
Describe Yourself: Movie buff, Power User, Home entertainment enthusiast, Netflix fan, Technophile
We love the Roku! As I stated in my pros, the remote is of good quality. We had previously bought another brand and the remote either wouldn't work or the battery kept popping out. We now have two Roku's and plan to get more for our home! The Roku also has a larger selection of available content. This is great for my kids since we homeschool. We can look things up on YouTube or in the various movie selections to find content about whatever we are studying!

Let the organization begin!

Purchase from Amazon!
I purchased this book yesterday. (Clicking the photo will send you to Amazon. If you purchase this book, I receive a small amount of the sale)
 There wasn't much to choose from but, I like this book so far. It is broken down into sections of the house (kitchen, closets, living room,etc). The book has 317 tips to help you get organized. It also has 2 pages of all kinds of stickers to mark pages and ideas that you like to help you plan.
-Ever wondered how to fold a fitted sheet? Photo instructions are inside!
-Have to drag every pot & pan out to get to the cookie sheets on the bottom? Stacey has a great idea for vertical storage!
-Need to tackle the piles of random papers/tax papers? There's a whole section for them!

I also purchased a 2012 planner. This one is by Avalanche (Perfect Timing, Inc.) and includes:
-2012-2013 Holidays and calendars at a glance.
-Pages for birthdays, anniversary's, addresses, babysitters, restaurants, services, emergency contacts, and notes.
-A pocket in the front cover.
-Each week is divided by days and has a space for daily activities. The outside edge of the pages are perforated. Why? Because on the right side, you write out your menu for the week. On the left side is a grocery list where you will list everything you need for the weeks meals. You then tear this off and take it with you! There is also a 'To Do' section.

-In the back are two pages of stickers. One page is for school related activities: field trip, first day of school, practice, games, etc. The 2nd page has stickers like: dinner date, vet, doctor visit, vacation, haircut, party, dentist, etc.
I can already tell I am going to like this one a lot more than just those basic planners.


Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Another hat for a friend's sister

I was asked to make another hat for a friend's sister. I had made her a black hat with a huge black flower a couple years ago. I was told she wears it all the time and is now wanting a cream one just like it. How could I say no. So, here it is. Hope she likes it! :-)

Thank You!

I just want to say a big thank you to everyone who has stopped by my blog. This is my 100th post. And, looking through my traffic/audiences, I have to say it is awesome to see that people from all over the world have visited my blog.

Also, here are the top Referring Websites: Most of these are for my Crochet Football Beanie.
Crochet Pattern Central >20,000!
Daily Crocheter about 4,000
Ravelry about 3,200
Knitting Paradise about 1,100
Pinterest about 600
List My Five about 300
FaceBook about 300
All I can say is that I did not think I would have such a reaction to my blog. Especially the football beanie. It all started because I was looking for a football pattern and there was NOTHING out there. Now, there are all kinds of hat patterns similar to mine. It's weird to think that I may have got the ball rolling on these hats! :-)
I would also like to say "Hi!" to my 12 followers! Please, stop by and say hi sometime. I try to answer any comments but, sometimes I miss a few. So, you can always ask again, or email me at aprilnmichael(AT)gmail(Dot)com.
Again, thanks for making me feel like people actually see my blog! I will try to get some new patterns up soon. It's hard with 3 kids, homeschooling, and just life in general to get things written down. But, I hope to atleast get a new one up soon.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Blog Hopping-Organization

I've been looking into better organizing our home. There are some awesome blogs out there so, I thought I'd share a few I came across today.

Echoes of Laughter
IHeart Organizing


Thursday, February 2, 2012

Goodies in the mail...TrueBlood

I was checking the mail today and got all kinds of giggly when I looked inside the mailbox. A friend in FL sent me some vials of "V" and a mug that says "Keep Calm & Drink Blood". Love it all!!! The friends I have made on Ravelry are awesome!
Thanks, Gail...You definitely made my day!