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FLASH SALE CODE!!!!! — January 9, 2016

FLASH SALE CODE!!!!!

So today marks 15 years since the day my sweet but not so little nephew, Ian, was born. I love that kid to pieces.

So. To celebrate ( not that he cares, he just wants some Krispy Kreme donuts and junk food, lol) I’m offering 15% off EVERYTHING! YES! MERMAID TAIL BLANKETS TOO!!.

Enter code FLASHSAVE when you check out at My Store.

OR — because Ian likes to have options…

FREE SHIPPING on your entire order.

Who doesn’t love that!? Enter code FREESHIP09

Thanks for shopping and celebrating my nephew’s birthday!!

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FLASH Sale! —

FLASH Sale!

I’m flashing a smile because I am so excited about tomorrow’s flash sale. I just designed this cute little scarf. It won’t be available until tomorrow for purchase… And DRUM ROLL, PLEASE….

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I actually wrote the pattern down and it will be available on Ravelry FOR FREE as soon as its polished up. 🙂

I love the layers, the textures. It’s the perfect pop of color.

Mermaid Tails OH MY! — January 6, 2016

Mermaid Tails OH MY!

By far my favorite thing to make and design are our mermaid tail blankets. I was fortunate enough to have LOTS to make in time for the holidays and I was super excited to do custom colors for many of my orders.

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This one is my favorite, though. I made it for a customer named Rachael. She was so awesome to work with, together we customized three Mermaid Tail Blankets. This one is dubbed “Totally Teal”. I love how rich and oceany the colors are. I want to make one for myself. Ha-ha.

What do you think? Totally Rad or Totally BAD?

Happy New Year! — January 1, 2016
WHERE THE EFF IS WINTER?! — December 29, 2015

WHERE THE EFF IS WINTER?!

I am a crocheter, so winter weather is kind of my thing. Everyone loves the idea of a soft, handmade scarf to keep you warm on a chilly day.

It’s not chilly here at all! 73°F and RAIN! We are under a flood watch! Winter, WHERE ARE YOU?!  The holidays didn’t feel like the holidays at all considering I had to run my AC.

I make lots of stuff. I love it all, but, I want to be whipping up scarves and gloves and stuff, but also pet stuff. Because now through December 31st 1/2 of the proceeds from all sales of pet items benefit South of the Bully Rescue. That’s good stuff.

So shop here.
Save Puppies!

Set Goals for Self-Care. — December 11, 2015

Set Goals for Self-Care.

Something I have found to be profoundly important is to make sure you do something –be it daily, weekly, monthly, annually- periodically, that makes YOU happy. All too often, especially as a parent, I find myself constantly catering to the needs and desires of others. I cater to my kids (to a point, but if you ask them I am the meanest mother ever!) and to my husband. I cater to my friends and family. I cater to my customers. I even cater to my DOG before I will do something for myself.

I have found that when I am feeling burned out, tired, exhaustipated, the best thing I can do to give myself a little pick me up is to do a little something for myself.

Sometimes its as simple as rocking out to a song with no interruptions. Or new nail polish (and even APPLYING IT!) or a face mask after I have willed my minions to bed (the force is strong with the chunky one).

When that’s not enough I workout. Which often resembles some sort of exorcism in my living room, but you get the idea.

Then there’s what I consider the major refill of my mom-tank, dropping the kids off with the sitter for a couple of hours while I window shop, get a coffee, or whatever– ALONE TIME.

I have been slacking lately taking care of myself. That’s a problem.

I’ve decided to set some goals for myself, that I can actually accomplish- some short term some long term.

1. Workout twice a week. (Short term goal– long term affect)

2. Plan some me time once a week. No crochet. No kids. Maybe the dog.

3. Buy new nail polish and give myself a manicure. (this will probably happen today.)

Here is my challenge for you— Set 3 goals for YOURSELF, that you think you’ll actually accomplish. Share them here if you’d like. 🙂

I’m starting a thing. — December 10, 2015