Monday, September 22, 2014

Friday, September 12, 2014

Flashback Friday

#tbt on Friday. Tyler enjoying his trike. He was such a drooly baby so he wore a bib for 1st year or so.

It 's so hard to believe that this little cute baby is now 15 years old. Here Tyler is enjoying his trike rocker. Hector used to get an umbrella with the hook handle to snag the front rail to drag Tyler around the family room. Tyler thought it was the greatest thing ever.

He pretty much wore a bib his first 2 years of life because he drooled constantly. I always said it was his natural lubrication because boy, can this guy talk and talk. :)

He's been a joy and challenge and we love him more than he knows.

Monday, September 08, 2014

Knitted Lace Jewelry Frame

Okay, so now I'm kind of expanding my knitting wings so to speak. I usually like to give knits as gifts and it's nice to know if they're being used or not because I don't want to be that weird person/ family member who is always giving handknits.

I've knit the usual hats, socks, and scarves but I found a cool pattern and hopefully the women in my life will enjoy this as much as I do.

Latest #DIY #knit #project done. A #knitted #jewelry #frame #display.

It's an unusual and cool gift IMO if the ladies don't like these, then they can re-gift. I already know of one person in my family who does not want one. The horror!

The frames can be set on a table or hung on the wall. Pretty nifty.

I like this a lot and spent all weekend looking for frames, knitting the pattern and finding the fabric backing. :)

Knitted Lace Jewelry Frame

This barely uses any yarn and I like how the frame can totally set the mood.

A better photo with my DSLR. Knitted Lace Jewelry Frame

Birthday Knitted Jewelry frame all done.
One last one that will be a birthday gift. It has the funky Instagram filter on it so I will get proper photos of this and the others too.

This pattern is free on Ravelry.

Friday, September 05, 2014


Super quick post to show what has been going on.

The kids finally started school. Time flies to where I have a 6th and 9th grader.

First day of school. #6thgrade

Heading out for 1st day of school
Labor Day weekend was low key. Tyler turned 15, we saw Guardians of the Galaxy (highly recommend) and I made a rib roast.

I defrosted this 6lb rib roast for my BIL Carlos' visit over Labor Day weekend. Well he didn't make it over but this did!

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Summer NYC Trip

A super quick blurb/pics of my first trip to NYC. 

Four fabulous days & many many miles of walking left me with lots of fun memories and not so fun reminders of NYC.

We saw as much as could pack in and ate great food.

I realized that all the walking I did combined with poor choice in shoes resulted in blisters and bruised toenails. We walked about 7-10 miles a day.

My Instagram NYC photos.

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Happy September

Hockey is coming back in a month (more or less) so I thought I'd put up one the funnier hockey commercials we remember.