Monday, December 30, 2013

Yay Estelle Is Finished!!

Estelle by Melissa Leapman

Well good evening/morning blog readers!  It's been a crazy couple of weeks but I was able to get this one afghan done within all the havoc.  As you can see above the name of this pattern is called Estelle and I found the pattern in the book that's pictured above.  The pattern is super simple to follow and work with and especially if you're in a hurry to get a baby gift done on time. 

I do plan on knitting my way through this book so since this first afghan is done I'm going to start the second one tonight.  One might as why I'm in such a hurry to start another afghan and the answer to that is I'm due to attend a baby shower within a little over a week from now so my gift needs to be completed NOW. 

Well I need to pick another pattern to work on for my next project and I need to finish up some chores around here before I head off to bed so be blessed and I'll be back later!!!  Night nightt!!

Sunday, December 29, 2013

A New Addition To My Natural Hair Care Regiment: Tea Tree Oil!!!

Good evening readers!  Sorry that I haven't been writing to ya'll as much as I would have liked but this past month has been pretty hectic but I'm happy to share this quick hair update you!!  Both items in this video was purchased by myself from Walgreens:-)  Gotta run so be blessed and I'll be back to update you on my knitting and other random stuff later!!

Friday, December 27, 2013

Sunday, December 22, 2013

My Latest Project.

Good evening!   I can't talk long but I did want to update you on what I'm knitting at the moment. 
I can't remember what book this is from but I do know that it's from the Leisure Arts collection and the name of this pattern is called Estelle.  This is my first time working with circular knitting needles so this project is pretty interesting so far.  Well I have a lot of knitting to get done, especially since this needs to be done in a couple of days so be blessed and have a wonderful evening!

Monday, December 9, 2013

IT'S MY BIRTHDAY!!!!



Good afternoon everyone!  I just wanted to take a few moments to wish all my fellow December 9th birthday ladies and gents and wonderful birthday today! Be blessed and I'll be back with more vids soon!

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Reshma Henna Results On My 4C Natural Hair!!!! Pictures included!!!!!!

Homemade Ornaments With The Kids On A Rainy Day!

Today really is a good day because it's RAINING!  Yes I'm a little too excited about the rain today but I can't help it because we hardly get enough rain where I'm at.

Anyhoo we brought home our first REAL tree in over a decade yesterday and have been working on decorating it ever since.  The story behind our tree is while on our way to church we saw a big sign that read, "ANY SIZE CHRISTMAS TREE FOR $25", so we didn't waste much time going back there to check out what they would have.  Of course once we got in there we soon realized that the sign wasn't exactly truthful, because the trees were in fact priced differently, but we were able to find a tree that we liked in our $25 area:-)  Once we got home and got our tree situated we weren't expecting for our tree to be thick in the least bit but once we opend the tree we realized that we had won the jackpot!  The tree is beautful, tall and rather thick which means that we have to get more ornaments that what we currently have.  That's when the title of this blog comes in.

Shopping last night for several different tree decorations was a lot of fun but due to the weather today that kind had me stuck at home to wait out the rain, but I didn't want to waste such a great afternoon and time with my kids so I decided to make homemade ornaments with the kids and the project actually turned out to be a success.  We didn't do the typical Christmas themed ornaments but we just desinged, colored and cut whatever we wanted and it turned out to be a lot of fun:-)  Between the LaLa Loopsy cut outs, hearts and circular hand made cutouts that we made our tree is looking better and better by the minute:-)  And I'm looking forward to seeing what my mom and husband will add on to the tree to make it complete!

Pictures of some of our projects will be up soon but I just wanted to write to you guys to encourage you to try to do a fun small project with your family this year, because it will help bring ya'll even closer this holiday season.  Be Blessed!!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

It's A Good Morning To Be Thankful!!

Good morning readers!!  So I wasn't able to really do a lot of writing over the Thanksgiving weekend so I want to take a little while to share with you a few things that I'm thankful for.  It can be pretty disappointing at times when I see how a lot of people, including myself sometimes, don't take enough time to just back and thank God for what he's blessed us all with and this past holiday was a big reminder that we ought to do so on a more regular basis.  Here we go!

#1- I'm thankful that I'm saved.  Whether you believe in God or not is between you and God but I personally know that without God I wouldn't even be here to write to you today.  Just thinking about all the WRONG I've done in my life makes me shake my head but I'm then brought right back into my thankfulness when I remember the Salvation that my Lord has given me so for that I"m VERY thankful.

#2-I'm thankful for my parents, especially my mommy.  When growing up I didn't have the worse upbringing but it wasn't the best one either, and it took me to hear other childrens horror stories to realize that although my life wasn't the greatest to be had, I was still blessed.

Now let me take a few moments to share with you my thankfulness to my mom.  Besides the Lord, my mom has been my rock, cheerleader, provider, best friend, doctor, and partner in crime.  I love this woman so much because through everything we have gone through together she's never failded to love and support me.  I can only hope to be as great of a mom as she was and for her I'm EXTREMELY  thankful.  I'm going to move on to number three before I start crying now!

#3- I am very very thankful for my husband and let me tell you why.  (Lol) So for those of you who don't know I became a teen mom and opted out of a very unhealthy relationship soon after, so the LAST thing that I wanted to think about was get into another relationship.  As a matter of fact I remember telling my best (SHOUT OUT TO KT!!!) that I wasn't going to get married until I was 40 and if I didn't then the married life was just not for me. And I was completely okay with that because with a baby to raise and care for I didn't want to deal with any more craziness or foolishness.  And then I met my husband:-D  We didn't start dating right off the bat but became friends, then good friends, then REALLY good friends and then we decided to date and not long after that was married.  He isn't perfect but he's an amazing man and father and I can't even begin to think of us without him

#4-I'm thankful for my kiddos:-)  I love my kids, I love my kids I LOVE my kids:-)  I certainly wasn't expecting to have three kids by now but they have done nothing but bring me laughter and joy to my heart.  Don't get it twisted though because they definitely are three handfuls to handle but I love them an can't imagine myself without them.  Life just would not be the same.  I'm also thankful for the love and interest that they have in God learning more and more about him.  My two girls LOVE to sing praise and worship songs, while my son practices in drumming and preaching abilities every chance that he gets!  Thank you Lord! 

#5- I'm thankful for all our health.  I can go on and on about that but I won't.  I'm just THANKFUL ABOUT THAT TRUST ME.

#6 -I'm thankful for my church family.  This made it to my top 7 list because for the first 19 almost 20 years of my life I had gone to my previous home church and felt at home there for the most part.  One Sunday my husband and I decided to take  a Sunday off from our church to support a Pastor that we had grown to love and wanted to support because she was holding her very first service in her church for the very FIRST time.  Despite us being an hour late out the door we made it to hear the service and after that first service we knew that this church was where we were lead to be.  This church family has been nothing but loving and welcoming to our family and for that I appreciate them tremendously.  And my Pastor Liz.  I don't think sh realizes just how big of a blessing she's been to us but I'm thankful for her and I pray that God continues to bless her and her ministry!

#7-I'm thankful for my family!  You know how sometimes people don't realize how good they have it until they loose, let go or walk away from that good thing?  Well that's exactly how I felt earlier this year.  I loved my family with all my heart but I really didn't understand how blessed and amazing we were until I took time away from them.  With them I know that no matter what happens in life, whether it be good or bad, or pretty or ugly, I know that my family will have our back no matter what.  I know that no matter the situation no material thing will get in the way of our loyalty to one another and everyone doesn't have that in their family unit.  So for them I'm endlessly thankful.

So I mean I could write on and on and that probably wouldn't be enough to tell you just how THANKFUL I am.  I didn't even get to write my number 8 which is that I'm thankful for all our service men and women who have sacrificed their lives, time, family,  and freedom to protect and support this country.  Sorry I had to get that one in there.  My husband was a Navy, my cousin is in the Army and I have other cousins and uncles who are serving or who have served so I have a special place in my heart for our Service People.

Anyways I wrote all this to say that it's important that we take time to be thankful for all the things that we have in our lives, and even if we don't have everything that we want right now still continue to be thankful because life could always be worse.  Thank you Lord!

Be blessed you guys!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Patch Work On A Pair Of Jeans For Beginners!!!!



Hey readers how are you doing today?  I just recorded this video yesterday evening so I hope you enjoy!  The final pictures of my daughters jeans will be up soon!!

Monday, December 2, 2013

My First Quilt Update!! Sewing All My Squares Together.

My black friday haul..Small Fabric Rant lol.

My First Quilt Update!!

Good morning blog it's a pleasure to be back to you write more about my first quilting project.  So I just finished sewing all 81 squares together so now I plan on going to the crafting store to get some batting and more material to attach to the back of the quilt.  So far my son LOVES his blanket and he can't get enough of it.  The hardest part of the project to me at the moment has to be cutting all the squares out because sewing everything together with moms sewing machine was pretty simple.
This is me practicing my quilting on a scrap piece of materiel

Progress!!