Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The Outcome of the Relay for Life event...

The wonderful Marianne posted a blog about how the Relay for Life event turned out that I participated in with the rest of the Create Crochet Team. I thought I would share the blog here to share how much of a great success it was and how honored I am to have been able to participate in this worthy cause with so many terrific, caring, and talented people!!

Click HERE to read the blog =)


With Love,

Monday, June 28, 2010

Lyrics: 'If I Die Young' by The Band Perry

I was listening to The Highway earlier today while I was doing some geneology research (not really having any luck on that front btw!) and this song came on by The Band Perry. I've never heard of the group or the song. I guess they are another new group of kids trying to modernize country music?! I honestly kind of liked the song. The topic and lyrics are kind of morbid but I liked the sound of the song and some of the lyrics too....So I thought I would share the lyrics. I'm a little curious to know if they have other singles out or if this was their first. I'd like to get the feel of their music to see if I would like it. I don't really like buying cd's if I will only like 1 or 2 songs from the entire album. I think its a big waste. If you get the chance to hear it, let me know what you think.

If I die young bury me in satin
Lay me down on a bed of roses
Sink me in the river at dawn
Send me away with the words of a love song
oh oh oh oh

Lord make me a rainbow,
I’ll shine down on my mother
She'll know I’m safe with you when she stands under my colors,
oh and Life ain't always what you think it ought to be,
no Ain't even grey, but she buries her baby
The sharp knife of a short life,

well I’ve had just enough time

If I die young bury me in satin
Lay me down on a bed of roses
Sink me in the river at dawn
Send me away with the words of a love song
The sharp knife of a short life

well I’ve had just enough time

And I’ll be wearing white when I come into your kingdom
I’m as green as the ring on my little cold finger
I’ve never known the lovin' of a man
But it sure felt nice when he was holding my hand
There’s a boy here in town says he’ll love me forever
Who would have thought forever could be severed by
The sharp knife of a short life,

well I’ve had just enough time

So put on your best boys and I’ll wear my pearls
What I never did is done
A penny for my thoughts, oh no I’ll sell them for a dollar
They're worth so much more after I’m a goner
And maybe then you’ll hear the words I been singin’
Funny when you're dead how people start listenin’

If I die young bury me in satin
Lay me down on a bed of roses
Sink me in the river at dawn
Send me away with the words of a love song
oh oh The ballad of a dove
Go with peace and love
Gather up your tears, keep ‘em in your pocket
Save them for a time when your really gonna need 'em
oh The sharp knife of a short life, well I’ve had just enough time
So put on your best boys and I’ll wear my pearls

With Love,

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Meet Albert....

Meet Albert the Betta Fish =) My hubby got him for me last weekend. He's such a pretty orange isnt he? He's goes perfectly in our Gator Room. Thats right, we have a Gator room. Not for alligators folks, but we are Florida Gators fans here and so we have a room decorated in orange & blue to show off our Gator pride =) His aquarium has a blue bottom and top and I even found orange and blue stones for the bottom of his aquarium! He's not a very skittish fish to be honest. Normally they swim away from you if you tap the glass etc. But Albert just stares at you LOL. If only fish could talk, I wonder what he would be saying to me. I can only imagine that its not nice! LMAO!

I bet you're wondering why his name is Albert??? Well.... FU's mascots name is Albert E. Gator =) Haha!

So not only have you gotten to meet my perty fish, but you learned a Florida fun fact! HA! Have a great day!

Later Gators,

Thursday, June 17, 2010

New Blog & stuff...

I'm so sleepy! If I sound like a complete loon, please attempt to overlook it. LOL. I was up until almost 3 am because I couldn't sleep, then my hubby leaves for work at around 5:15 and wakes me up to say goodbye (his normal routine) and I just couldn't go back to sleep. My mind kept wandering, and I couldn't stop thinking of all the things I wanted to do today... My lifestyle changes that I am praying I will actually stick with... The things me and Tim need to do this weekend when he gets off... I even was looking around the room and thinking of how I could redecorate it! ACKK! So I just caved and got up. I hate when my mind races like that!

Me and my best friend Ginger decided that we both are going to give our best effort in changing our lifestyles to something healthier. We plan on dieting & exercising to reach goals that we both set. We then created a blog where we are going to share healthy recipes, our goals,accomplishments and fallbacks, as well as personal blogs through our journey. We want to keep each other motivated, so that we dont cave on it and we actually reach our goals to better, healthier lives. Its not going to be easy! If you want to follow along our journey and even help to support us, feel free to check out our blog at

On another note, the postal service stinks! LOL! We sent a package out almost 2 weeks ago. It will be 2 weeks on Saturday. To my sister who lives in California and she still has yet to receive it! It really drives me crazy at how slow things they can be... especially when you pay for priority mail thats SUPPOSED to be 2-4 days. UGH!

I finished re-reading Eclipse for the upcoming film. I can not wait until the movie comes out! I want to go to the midnight show but I know that it will be super hard for Tim since he has to leave for work at 5 am. Sooo I think we may go on the 1st after he gets off of work or something. I'm really glad I read the book again too because I completely forgot some very important moments in the story! It would have been too funny if I would have seen the movie and claimed that they added things and really they didn't.. it was in the story and I just didnt remember. I'd really feel like a smart person then. Haha! I'm hoping they keep to the story though and that they don't leave too much out. I know they can't include every little thing but still. I also think it will be very interesting to see how they mention Imprinting. Thats going to be a toughy!

Now I am reading 'The Last Song' by Nicholas Sparks. So far so good, but I haven't really gotten into the story yet. Only read the first couple of chapters.

I've added a couple of pretty cool items to the shop. Check them out at

Well I think thats all for now,
Later Gators,

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Almost 3 years... wow!

I can hardly believe that in 40 something days I will be celebrating my 3 year blogiversary! Its hard to believe that its been that long! I'm kinda proud that I've been doing this for so long. Its kinda cool to look back on everything! I've changed this blog sooo many times LOL. I always get tired of the way it looks and want to snaz it up. :) I need to come up with some sort of giveaway to celebrate the anniversary, that should be fun. I'll put a little something together soon and let you all know in advance!

Thanks for being such terrific and dedicated followers!

A Drop Spindle Tutorial

I thought this was a really cool tutorial on how to use a drop spindle to spin yarn and I wanted to share :) I made my own drop spindle today and can not wait to dye and spin my first skein of yarn. Now I just need to find some really decent priced roving ;)

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Marrakesh Mary Jane Slippers

Check out these fashionably cute and cozy women's slippers!! They're made from acrylic Redheart Yarn in a Marrakesh (Morrocan) pattern with contrasting Espresso Brown. They feature a working strap & stylish button!

These slippers fit women's size 8 but can stretch to a 10. Keep in mind when purchasing, these do not come with grips or soles yet are super comfy!

They are adorable & you'll want to wear them round the clock to keep your toes toasty!! Wear them at home, while you're traveling, or at the office when those heels just aren't working! Treat them as your favorite pair of snuggly, cushiony socks with that comfortable fit you love so much! *Not to be worn outdoors.

These slippers are washer and dryer safe! Just turn them inside out and wash on gentle cycle!

The slippers are currently available for $10 a pair.

If you are interested in purchasing these slippers please click here! If you are looking for slippers like this but in another color scheme, email me at . Custom orders are VERY welcome!

If you are interested in crocheting your own Mary Jane Slippers check out my pattern by going here!