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I’m never going to survive unless I get a little crazy February 27, 2009

Filed under: Crafts,Crazy Things I Do For Love,Giveaways — Jess @ 2:07 pm

I’m a knitter, if you didn’t know.

I LOVE to knit, like I love to eat cookies. It’s very relaxing–the knitting that is. And it doesn’t make me fat like eating cookies does.

Right now I am knitting the Blue-Eyed Boy a sweater vest for Easter. I even let him pick the colors (what a crazy nice mommy!). He actually picked really nice complimentary colors (blue and bright green). The pattern is from 1950. My Great Grandmother bought the book for 75 cents way back when. When she passed my mom was given all of her knitting stuff because she had taught my mom how to knit (although I don’t think my mom remembers anymore) and no one else in the family knew how. When I taught myself how to knit my mom passed it all on to me. I have some really great books on argyle socks and such. I think the newest book I have was from the 70s (she died in the 80s just before I was born). I wish I could have known her. Anyways..moving on.

I really enjoy watching it come together. I am currently almost finished with the back side.  It’s full of cables and ribbing which keeps me on my toes (or fingers?), but makes it really interesting.

Here’s what it looks like so far:

The back

The back

Pretty spiffey huh? Well, I think so at least!

Now I don’t know if you all have noticed but for the last..umm….9 posts (including this one) I have been using song lyrics or movie quotes as the titles of my posts.

What in tarnation would posses me to do that?!? You might possibly be asking yourself (although not in such a strange way, I’m sure, unless you talk funny like me). Well, I’m going to tell you.

It’s Giveaway time!!!!! (Are you excited? Well you should be!)

One lucky winner will receive a hand-knit custom sweater vest for their little girl or boy. The only stipulation to this is that it will take me at least a month to make it, so sorry but good things come to those who wait! I’m going to leave this giveaway open for quite awhile so that I can finish the Blue-Eyed Boys vest and you all can see how it looks (and decide if you actually would want your kid to be seen in one!) And because I want to get more than just the 8 faithful readers to enter (I love you all–you know it). The other stipulation is that the winner give me some constructive criticism and feedback on it. I am thinking of adding these to my store and you (the lucky winner) get to be my guinea-pig (are you feeling special? I hope so!). Don’t worry I’ll just email you some questions to answer after you have received it, it’s easy as eating a pie…..or a cookie.

So, here are the rules:



Who can enter: Anyone

How to enter: Go look at the past 9 posts (including this one) and tell me the name of the song/artist or movie/actor(ress) that each quote is from. To make it easy I will link to all the posts at the bottom. For every quote you get right you will get an entry.

When can you enter: The giveaway begins today February 27th and ends March 31st.

What you will win: One hand-knit sweater vest in the color(s) (up to two colors) and size (children sizing only please) of your choice!

Here are the posts:





Five P.S.I’ve protected this one because I don’t want my almost in the buff baby all over the Internet (there are pervs you know), but you can still see the Title.





Happy guessing! and good luck!

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Winner of The New Home Giveaway 2009!!! February 1, 2009

Filed under: Giveaways — Jess @ 8:29 pm

The Draw

The winner is………


Congratulations! You can be looking for an email in your inbox!

To everyone else:

Thank you for all the laughs!! I really enjoyed it!

And a special thank you to Angela whose joke made me laugh the hardest, and the only joke that got a snort out of me:

A pirate walks into a bar with a paper towel on his head.
The bartender says “Hey, what’s with the paper towel?”
The pirate says “Arrr, there’s a Bounty on me head”.

And now MY favorite joke of all time….

What did the mayonaise say to the refridgerator?

“Shut the door!!! I’m dressing!!”

Yep, I have a dorky sense of humor. What can I say?


The New Home Giveaway 2009!!!! January 22, 2009

Filed under: Giveaways — Jess @ 10:41 am
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(Don’t get excited I’m not giving away a house)

Here’s what I am giving away:


Two hand-knit sage green dishcloths made with 100% cotton.

And they are in dire need of a new home!

The Technical Stuff You Need To Know:

Who Can Participate: anyone in the whole wide world; I will ship anywhere.

How to Enter: leave a comment with your favorite (G rated please) joke. If you can make me laugh out loud then you will get an extra entry (I laugh easily, just so you know), and if you can make me snort (it will have to be really funny to get me to laugh that hard!) you will get another extra entry. For another extra entry link to me on your Blog, then come back and tell me that you did (Holy Moly, you can get up to FOUR entries!!!). Note: you do not need a WordPress account to enter. Just post your joke as anonymous and leave your email. Or email me at mrsculverATgmailDOTcom with your info.

When Will the Giveaway End? I’ll pick the winner on February 1st at noon and contact you by email to get shipping information. [Edited to add: I won’t be able to chose a winner at noon so I am extending the giveaway until 5pm! Same day, different time!]

Okay people make me laugh–I need it!

This post is part of the Bloggy Giveaways Carnival.


In that strange space between coming and going

Filed under: Change,Giveaways,When Life Really Sucks — Jess @ 9:20 am
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It seems like my life is on hold right now. I feel like everything is at a stand still, whereas before we were cruising along at lightning speed. We don’t know where we will be tomorrow let alone in a week. It’s crazy. But exciting.

Because of this I have put a stand still on the 365 Days to Whole Foods series. I have only made last weeks goal of drinking 2 liters of water per day–ONCE. Can you said FAILURE!? I need to focus on packing and getting things organized around here so we can move when we need to. I’ll resume it in a couple of weeks!

I know I have been neglecting my blog here–I hope you haven’t missed me too much!

I don’t know when I’ll be back to blogging regularily again. I just feel so up in the air right now. I just have to take one day at a time.

In celebration of our need of a new job and a new home and because I need to do something fun I’m going to have a giveaway.

I’ll post that in a little bit, stay tuned!