Friday, July 03, 2020

Friday Favorites - a mini version

Knit By God's Hand: Friday Favorites
So - not going to lie - I thought all day yesterday was Friday since we're OFF WORK TODAY
YAHOOO!!!!!! Thank you Lord for a long weekend.

So taking some short cuts from Friday Favorites for just some fun!!

Hope you all a great long weekend & enjoy your holiday weekend
....staying social distance & safe & healthy - of course ;)

God Bless America!!!

580 Best Happy 4th Of July images in 2020 | Happy 4 of july, 4th ...

Favorite Musical Parody Video

...all you new parents will appreciate  this one

Favorite Funnies

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... me every single day of 2020

Anthony Fauci GIF by GIPHY News

...when I have to tell the dogs to stop barking at the neighbors

Joe Biden GIF by Election 2020

... me enjoying the 4th at home in my own patriotic way

feel good win GIF by Unreel Entertainment


Thursday, July 02, 2020

Curb sides, mugs & give me all the clearance fun! {Thankful Thursday #266}

Knit By God's Hand: Lots of surviving.... packing, ER visits ...

This week I am Thankful for:

Being home
I've felt so YUCK lately - dont know if my iron has bottomed out again (I go back to the doc in a few weeks) but I'm just glad I've been at home where I can take it a little easy - & take naps during my lunch hour. The dogs love it too.

Clearance Fun
So I found this little selfie light on clearance as I ran in Target one day - like $2.50. I'll buy a cute  that.  It actually works really well - I'm impressed.  It charges up with USB port too & looks really cute with a snakeskin leather-like cover.  I love little clearance finds.

Bottom right is without it on & the other 3 are different settings with it on.

Assembly Line
Masking so many masks lately, I found a good way to keep it moving - I've learned to cut fabric out in bulk pieces at a time - so now, I can basically just cut my elastic & pick out which materials I need & its so fast.  Experience is a teacher.

For some reason, i'm finally getting approved for books that I've been requesting.  I'm always used to the reject on them but I got 2 lately that I was really hoping for.

New Mug
It is NO secret how much I love The Daily Grace Co. & their campfire mugs.... so tell me how shocked I was when I pulled one of my new mugs out of the dishwasher & saw the lettering was gone!!!  I'm pretty aware of things I cant put in the dishwasher & need to hand wash - & I put in all my other mugs in the dishwasher....

.... so I emailed them & told them & saw they had taken that mug off the market. They must have had other issues with it.  But they sent me this gorgeous baby in placement of it... its so beautiful. & I did read - this is a HANDWASH ONLY one since its stone.  Noted.

Give Me Jesus Ivory Mug

Joann's curbside pick up
While I do love to go inside & look at the fabric - their curbside pick up has saved me some time by ordering things I need & dont feel like roaming the store for (needles, bobbins, threads)... even needed more material that I was running low on & click - pick up the next day. It's been helpful.

Brother's surgery
Just so glad its over & behind him. He's having some pains & normal healing issues - but at least its all in the right direction.

My work family
When I left my job after 25 years, I was anxious of leaving the people that I knew so well & enjoyed working with. You never know how you're going to get along with new people in a work environment.  So I feel especially lucky that the people I work with are all such great people. They really are the ones who make me laugh in a day, can relate with in the struggles & help me when there's problems. I am honestly so grateful for each one of them every single day.

Tell me something good in your week

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Wednesday, July 01, 2020


From this Side of the Pond
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1. Are you currently making plans of any kind? What kind? What emotions are associated with the planning process? Tell us about one plan you had to cancel due to the current situation which shall remain nameless. Ha!

Lots of questions here... I'll just sum it up one response.

Look at me I am the planner now | Make a Meme

I like to plan out all things.  How much time to get ready - how much time to get somewhere - what the plans are for the day & how long it takes. I'm a very much by the book schedule kind of person.

& let me introduce you to The Hubs...

you have to realize there is no plan. - | Make a Meme

Which is exactly why we dont travel a lot. We'll basically hurt one another or end up in divorce. 

& its why when we get to any event, I'm nearing a heart attack because we're RIGHT ON TIME (we should be there 5-10 minutes early) & The Hubs is mad because we're RIGHT ON TIME (he prefers to be at least 5-10 minutes LATE to everything)....

Anyway - I do plan on having a nice long weekend of relaxing.

2. Last time you saw stars, either literally or figuratively?

That's the one thing I do love about living in the country. The sky at night & all the stars you can see in the sky - its just beautiful.  I always love watching the Little Dipper & watching it move in different places in the sky as each night changes towards another season.

3. Blueberries yay or nay? Blueberry pie, blueberry muffins, blueberry yogurt, blueberries by the handful...what's your pleasure?

I do love me some blueberries. I like them in yogurt & also love me some blueberry muffins.  I'll eat them by the handful but I always get those sore ones that .....ummmph... make me pucker up.

When the blueberry muffins are just too good to stop - Violet ...
I never eat a blueberry & not think of Violet from Willy Wonka

4. swim against the tide, swimming upstream, in the swim, sink or swim, makes your head swim...choose one of the 'swim' idioms listed and tell us how/why you relate?

Swimming upstream stood out to me & then I found this... I like it!

The Christian life is like a fish swimming upstream... going ...

5. Sum up your June in a single sentence.

Reading as much as possible to stay away from the craziness & chaos of real life.

6.  Insert your own random thought here.

Thanks to everyone who lifted some prayers for my brother & has been checking on him. His surgery went really well & he's obviously in some big time pain right now just 3 days out from the slice & dice.  But we're glad its behind him & every day that passes is closer to healing & getting back to normal life.

Thanks Joyce for hosting again this week!

Monday, June 29, 2020

The weekend that I slept like a teenager & worked like a crafty fool

So I'm starting off this Monday anxious.

My brother is back in surgery today.    As always, my brother isn't a public person so I wont say a lot, but with the COVID, his follow up surgery was delayed for MONTHS - so this is a day that is long awaited for him - but surgery is always nerve wrecking & hopefully by the time you read this, I'll have the news that he's just fine & only healing lays ahead.

Backing up, how did the weekend go.... honestly, this is probably one of the laziest weekends - with a side of working. How is that possible?  It really is.

Friday, when I got off work, I ended up going to my "second job" as I call it now - making masks.  I end up selling 27 masks this past week.  Fun stuff.... so I had to start recutting fabric & all that fun stuff.

Then I ended up going & taking care of the horses so Ricky could get to sleep. He was exhausted after a long week & a hard days work.

For me, it was a beautiful night working in the barn. The sun was going down & it was a cool temp.  It was really lovely...

... until I had to fill up water buckets.

So much for them being FULL by the time I carried them into the stalls. #soaked

Saturday.... I slept till after 9am.... WHAT AM I? A TEENAGER??? I honestly dont know the last time I did that.  But let me tell you - it messed with my day. I'm used to getting up around 6-6:30 - even on the weekends.  So to have like 3 hours of my day gone? It really did make me feel like half the day was POOF - gone.

I ended  up getting up fast & just threw on some clothes, shoes & headed out to do a lot of errands.  I had to drop off some Etsy mail, drop off a UPS package, ran down to Joann's to get some princess fabric, pick up my mom's groceries, take care of the horses - just running running running. It was nearly 3:30 by the time I got home. What the heck.... time in a time warp going on fast forward.

I ended up getting to work on some new masks & am just loving how beautiful & soft these Princess prints are.

I'm also pretty bummed that I cant find any more Belle / Beauty & the Beast fabric. I've sold out of all my Belle masks & glad I have any other princesses.

I finally called it when it was getting later & started watching Lenox Hill.  Of course, waking up so late, I couldnt go to bed, so I stayed up so late watching it all - but 2 episodes. I was a nervous wreck though watching it.  Totally convinced I now have a brain tumor... & I was SOBBING crying over some of these stories.  I was an anxious ball of mess. If you get anxious over medical things- steer clear of this one - but it is so powerful & interesting to see how these doctors work.

I especially liked the COVID episode they added on. I wish it was longer & they could have gotten more on that topic.  I think I'm gonna need a yearly update on these doctors & some patients.  ... maybe not. I get really emotionally invested... obviously.

Sunday, I did wake up & finish the last 2 episodes of Lenox Hill & got to work on some yarn projects.  Hello old friend. Remember when knitting & crocheting was all I did before my sewing machine came into my life?

I woke up early for not going to bed so late (bed around 2am - woke up at 7am) & then just laid in bed to watch Netflix until 11am.  LAZY.  See why I'm a scheduled kind of person - one day thrown off & it just messes with me.

I ended  up finishing Fuller House too & again, all the feels. I hate seeing that show go off. I loved the light heart feel of it. It usually was my go-to to watch before bed after watching news & all the horrible things going on in the world.  The Tanner house always made it all better - at least for pleasant dreams.

I took some time to do some self care & did my nails - just in time for the 4th of July.  I am totally digging these Colorstreet Nails. Seriously - the cutest.

I then had to put the petal to the metal & get ready - actually READY - make up & straighten my hair - GASP!!!!!.... I have not straightened my hair since March y'all... MARCH.... 3 months ago!  Are you kidding me?

Who is this person?

To be honest - I didnt put make up on below my eyes. LOL... I did put make up around my forehead & my eyes - but none on my noses & chin because of masks :) LOL!!! Why waste it?  Plus, my chin is starting to break out with the hot air in the mask & my chin is sweating!! EW!!!! Anyone else getting Maskne?  I didnt want make up on my chin to make it worse.

We had to head out to a funeral home for my sister in law who lost her father last week.  The restrictions had just lifted a little bit more last week as well so they were able to have a pretty normal visitation & service.  I still ache for those that had to have closure without the support of loved ones or a normal funeral.

It was crazy that I was there with Ricky & his family & I look up & see my uncle & aunt & cousin & his wife coming down the hall way. Tell me its not a small world!  We actually found out at my dad's funeral that Ricky's sister knows my uncle really well.  I had forgotten all about that until I saw them there.  I love the connections people have with one another when it wraps back up & holds others that you know & love.

We got home & it was time to feed the dogs, do some home stuff & my brother drove over to pick up some things & I got to wish him luck for his big day....

& we've circled back around to the beginning of the post.

So, if you dont mind & you are a praying person - if you can lift up some prayers  for my brother & his wife & girls. It'll be a bumpy road for the next few weeks.  Thank you!!!

What is your favorite princess?

Have you watched Lenox Hill on Netflix?

Do you get anxiety watching or hearing medical issues?

Are you back to doing normal hair & make up routines?

Friday, June 26, 2020

Friday Favorites

Knit By God's Hand: Friday Favorites
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Favorite Jar Grips

I can remember my grandmother having a ton of these in her drawer when I was little.
I thought they were just fun to play with... now, I appreciate the value in these babies.
I had a few & lost them some how (ran away with that spare sock?) but I need to get more.

Favorite Alexa

I dont know why this excites me that it has a clock on the front of it.
I mean, I ask Alexa a dozen times a day what time it is ...
maybe they're tired of people asking that.
But this does make me want to get another one for my bedroom

Favorite Tee

...because I'm waiting for this to come in the mail.
Ordered it this week

Favorite Garage Organizer

The storage racks hanging from the ceiling of a garage

Out of sight, out of mind.

Favorite Eye Help
Collagen Eye Zone Mask
Because bags under the eye & because Collagen

Favorite Oven Tool

A person pulling out their oven rack using the push/pull tool.

To push or pull the oven. - I'm getting these for my toaster oven.
We LIVE by our toaster oven & I'm forever having issues getting that tray out

Favorite Mirror Decal

This would be so cute to put on your kiddos mirror for that daily reminder
... I mean for $2.00 it'd be perfect little surprise
...start thinking STOCKING STUFFERS!
(who am I?)

Favorite Hammer

Because we're FOREVER looking for hammers in the house to hang a picture or something small.

Favorite Funnies

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... me counting down till Hamilton is on Disney+

Bored Daily Show GIF by CTV Comedy Channel

... when Friday finally gets here

Tired Over It GIF by Apple TV

.... me at 4:30pm

living single dancing GIF

Happy weekend Y'all!

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