Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Featured Etsyblogger March 2010

This month's featured Etsyblogger is Vicki of DizzyDragonflies!

She has two Etsy shops for her knitted items and dyed yarns! You can find them here and here!

Look at this delicious Tropical Waters dyed yarn:



And what about this Spicy Mama dyed yarn? It must have been named after me. ;)




Vicki has quite an online presence and you can find her many places:


Wow! No wonder she's dizzy...she's all over the place! Check out all of Vivki's links and get to know her. You'll be glad you did. :)





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Saturday, March 27, 2010

Stitching With The Stars

If you're smart, by now you know that my fierce lady Niecy Nash is on this season of Dancing With The Stars. In honor of her appearance and OBVIOUS WINNING SKILLZ, I have created this magnificent cross stitch pattern with a lovely picture of Ms. Niecy with her famous flower. When she wins, you can hang this piece on the wall at the victory party you'll be having.

This pattern can be downloaded for free, but I ask you two things:

-Vote for Niecy on DWTS.
-Put down your needle while she's dancing. All eyes on Niecy.

Thank you, my friends.




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Friday, March 26, 2010

Gardening for Lazy Dummies (like me!)

I don't know a damn thing about gardening. I wish I did, but I don't! Almost every houseplant I've ever had has died. The only things I've ever been able to keep alive have been my bamboo plants, and even they are starting to look kinda sickly. Or maybe they're just lonely.

I see all of these gardening thingies (I call them thingies because I have no idea what they actually ARE) and I want them. Sometimes I think if I had these nifty little gadgets, I could grow stuff. If you have known me for more than five minutes, you know that I am not an outdoor person. Although the idea of gardening sounds fun, I am way too lazy for it. Also now that I have an awful back, I'd never be able to bend over and do all of that work on the ground. What a...bummer? I hate hot weather, too. I don't like to sweat. People that have to be close enough to smell me don't like it when I sweat, either.

So instead of giving gardening tips like I am some sort of expert, I decided to show you all of the thingies that seem like they could turn me into a quasi-gardener. 
This, my friends, is how I prepare to garden.

First, I would buy an AeroGarden. This thing looks FUN. Like all I would have to do it open up the box and pour some water on it and voila! I'M A GARDENER.

I also like the fact that it looks kinda like a UFO, and the top part appears to be hovering. I think maybe I just want this to be in my house because it's neat looking. They have them in different colors. Some of them grow tomatoes!


Speaking of tomatoes, I saw this Topsy Turvy tomato thing on tv and I wondered if it would really work. I tried to grow tomatoes once, and I ended up with a pile of tangled weeds. My grandfather had a tomato garden when I was a kid and those fresh tomatoes were so yummy. I wanted to have fresh tomatoes all the time! Now, with this jacked up windsock, it might be possible!



Then I found out about these things. They look like alien pods. I am fascinated. I think they are sort of like automatic plant growers. Could I screw this up? Possibly. Will they look cute on my countertop? Absolutely!



They make this thing, too! It's professional.



These things seem like they could really help me become a real gardener. Like stuff someone who knows what they're doing would buy. It's almost like buying them would make me credible as a botanist!

And that's how I prepare for gardening in the spring. I'll buy stuff like this that'll make it easy! Or maybe I'll just buy a bunch of seeds and throw them in the yard. Sort of like grab bag gardening. We'll just wait and see what pops up. I left our jack-o-lantern from Halloween 2008 by the mailbox so long, it sprouted and now we have a lovely vine on the mailbox. Turns out my laziness is good for something, sometimes!

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Friday, March 12, 2010

Live from St. Olaf, it's Saturday Night!

Mother's Day weekend this year is going to be a huge hit in this house - Betty White will be hosting SNL on May 8th! What? I'm so excited I don't even know what to do! I haven't been this happy since I had an 8.5 pound baby removed from my uterus over two years ago. Ok, I'll admit I was pretty excited when I made my 100th sale on Etsy yesterday! But Betty White, people. Come on. I love me some Etsy and all, but this is Betty Freakin' White we're talking about here. Also, very appropriately, my 100th sale was for my Little Golden Girls cross stitch pattern. A very nice moment to share with the gals!

I believe I will be hosting a sleepover at my house for all of my GG fans, there will be food and margaritas. Come on over and watch with us!


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Thursday, March 4, 2010

A Spicy Vernacular

I am a Dancing With The Stars fan. Ok, that's a load off my shoulders. Aren't you glad you know?
Now that I've gotten that out there, I must tell you that Niecy Nash is going to be on the new season of DWTS. NIECY NASH, people.

I love Niecy Nash, in case you couldn't tell. That is all. She is fierce! I actually made a cross stitch pattern of this picture. I haven't started stitching it yet, though.


Raineesha, I love you!


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