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  • Submarine Sunday #102

    Welcome to the Submarine Sunday Link Party! A couple nights ago I put together a fall wreath using my old burlap rag wreath. That wreath has been through the most redos! so now it's hanging on our front door. I am still working on the crochet fish blanket for the baby. I should finish it soon. I can't wait. I have so many other baby projects I want to make and not much time. I'm 33 weeks pregnant!...

  • Fall Burlap Rag Wreath

    My poor burlap rag wreath has been through so many changes... Well, last night, I decided to revise it yet again. I want to make it a little simpler this time. When I dug it out of my storage unit the other day, it looked like this:...

  • Mickey Mouse Mug Rug Set

    Earlier this summer, I wrote about a Mickey Mouse mug rug I made for my mother (she loves Mickey). Well, I actually made two. I only wrote about the first one I created, which was also my very first mug rug. So here is the second Mickey Mouse mug rug I made. The only different is that the Mickey Mouse applique is centered on this one...

  • Tinley Tee and Love Me Knot Shorts

    A couple months ago Chelsea from GYCT Designs asked me to review a couple patterns for her Tinley Tee and Love Me Knot Shorts blog tour. Of course, I said yes! I'm always looking for fun new patterns to try. When I saw pictures of the shorts and the shirt, I thought they were both too cute, and I knew I wanted to make them as a matching outfit for my daughter Krissy....

  • Blue Camo Crochet Hat, Booties, and Bib

    I am currently 29 weeks pregnant with a baby boy, and I still have not made anything new for him yet. However, I had a blue camouflage hat, booties, and bib set for sale in my Etsy shop, and it's listing recently expired. So I'm going keep it for my baby boy...

  • Hubby's Crochet Blanket with Submarine

    I am pleased to announce that after a year and a half of working on this blanket off and on, I have FINALLY completed my husband's blanket! Yay! It has 56 granny squares and a submarine applique. My husband helped me decide how I should make the submarine, but he always makes sure to remind me that submarines don't have windows. I've been on a submarine. I know that real subs don't have windows, but this appliqued submarine does...

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Submarine Sunday #102

Posted by T'onna Peters | Saturday, September 20, 2014 Categories:
Welcome to the Submarine Sunday Link Party! A couple nights ago I put together a fall wreath using my old burlap rag wreath. That wreath has been through the most redos! so now it's hanging on our front door. I am still working on the crochet fish blanket for the baby. I should finish it soon. I can't wait. I have so many other baby projects I want to make and not much time. I'm 33 weeks pregnant! Anyhoo... I can't wait to see what you all have been up to. Also I'm still looking for cool fall and Halloween craft and decor ideas, so make sure you link up recent and past fall/Halloween projects!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Fall Burlap Rag Wreath

Posted by T'onna Peters | Thursday, September 18, 2014 Categories:

My poor burlap rag wreath has been through so many changes... Well, last night, I decided to revise it yet again. I want to make it a little simpler this time. When I dug it out of my storage unit the other day, it looked like this:

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Little Passports Fundraising For Your School!

Posted by T'onna Peters | Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Categories:
*The links in this post are affiliate links and I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on my link.*
Planning a fundraiser at your child's school? Little Passports is the perfect partner, with an award-winning educational product that kids and parents love.

Here's how it works: your community shops at Little Passports and we donate 15% back to your school. They even have a flyer to help you spread the word. Get more information here: www.littlepassports.com/schools. The fundraising period is from October 21 - 28 and the deadline to sign-up is October 10th so check it out today!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Mickey Mouse Mug Rug Set

Posted by T'onna Peters | Sunday, September 14, 2014 Categories: ,
Earlier this summer, I wrote about a Mickey Mouse mug rug I made for my mother (she loves Mickey). Well, I actually made two. I only wrote about the first one I created, which was also my very first mug rug. So here is the second Mickey Mouse mug rug I made. The only different is that the Mickey Mouse applique is centered on this one.


Submarine Sunday #101

Posted by T'onna Peters | Sunday, September 14, 2014 Categories:
Welcome to the Submarine Sunday Link Party! I'm still working on the fishy baby afghan for my baby boy. According to the pattern, there are 7 fishy panels in the blanket, but I've completed 6, and I don't think 7 will be big enough. Maybe I'll make 8 or 9... I should finish it this week. I can't wait to share the finished blanket with you all. Also, I ventured into my storage unit to dig out my fall/Thanksgiving wreath. It definitely needs a makeover, so I should be posting about that soon. So what have you all been working on? After checking out this week's features, link up your recent crafty creations below! 

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Shopping for My Baby Boy

Posted by T'onna Peters | Tuesday, September 09, 2014 Categories: , , ,
Pirate Puppies crib bedding and a blanket
(This post contains affiliate links.) Yesterday I did some shopping for my baby boy. I bought a crib bedding set, Mickey Mouse onesies, and Mickey Mouse sleep and play outfits. Of course, I had to get a couple fall/winter outfits for Krissy. 

For the crib bedding, I bought a set called Cuddletime Infant Boy's Puppy Pirates Nautical Themed 4 Piece Crib Bedding Set. It has anchors and treasure and ships and, of course, pirate puppies! I'd seen this set at the store weeks ago, but I wanted to shop around to see what other nautical nursery bedding sets I could find. But I decided to go ahead and get this set because it was nautical and fun. Some nautical sets are just covered in anchors and ship wheels and compasses and lack fun! So I thought the pirate puppies were cute.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Submarine Sunday #100

Posted by T'onna Peters | Saturday, September 06, 2014 Categories:
Welcome to the Submarine Sunday Link Party! I've begun working on a crochet baby blanket for my baby boy, but I am nowhere near finished yet. I hope to finish it this week. I can't wait to see how it turns out. So what have you all been working on? After checking out this week's features, link up your recent crafty creations below! 

Krissy's 3rd Birthday

Posted by T'onna Peters | Saturday, September 06, 2014 Categories:

My daughter's 3rd birthday was about two weeks ago, and even though I was sick with a cold, I think we had a good time. We didn't have a party. I prefer to go out for a special meal or make a trip to a special place for birthday, but we probably will have a birthday party for her next year since she'll be four years old. So to celebrate Krissy's birthday, we had lunch at the Mad Hatter Tea Shop. I had been wanting to check the place out since we moved here over 3 years ago. I really enjoyed the food, but I was expecting more of a Alice in Wonderland tea party theme with the decor.

My husband was keeping Krissy occupied with games on his phone while we waited for our food.

Krissy's ham and cheese sandwich... I thought it was so cool how they cut the sandwich into shapes.

I had the chicken salad sandwiches on croissants and a salad.

My husband had the BLT sandwich and salad. Krissy ended up taking over his salad. She didn't like the brown things though.
Here's a video of Krissy stealing Daddy's salad at the Mad Hatter Tea Shop on her 3rd birthday.
video 

For her birthday gifts, Krissy received a pink moose from Alaska, $34, and some outfits from friends and family. My husband and I bought her a LeapPad Ultra, the Minnie's Bow-tique game for the LeapPad, and a talking Olaf plush, which she adores because she loves the movie Frozen. Since she loves Frozen so much, we got her a marble Frozen birthday cake with whipped icing.


Krissy playing with her new LeapPad Ultra
Krissy loves her LeapPad Ultra. I downloaded the Frozen soundtrack and a book with the Frozen characters in it for her. I hope she enjoyed her birthday. I can't wait to see what new things she'll learn as a 3 year old.


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Friday, September 5, 2014

7 Quick Takes

Posted by T'onna Peters | Friday, September 05, 2014 Categories:
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I started working on a crochet blanket for my baby boy. It features fish. I'm making it with my favorite yarn, Caron Simply Soft in the colors country blue, autumn red, and white.



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We've had some regression with potty training already. I was thinking that my daughter had it down pat, except for pooping in the potty, which scares her for some reason. She's been peeing on her bed on purpose. How do I know she's doing it on purpose? Because my husband and I have both been in the room when she does it. She'll sit on edge of her bed (and her potty is directly in front of her just a couple steps away), and she'll smile and announce, "I pee pee!" like she did a good thing. It's so frustrating, but I told her that she can't watch Frozen (which she refers to as "snowman) until she goes back to peeing in the potty like a big girl. That worked one day; she didn't have any more accidents that afternoon or that night while she slept, but last night.... When I went in her room this morning to wake her up, I was overwhelmed by the smell of pee. At 31 weeks pregnant, I was not happy at all that my nose was attacked by this pungent odor and I had to scrub the pee off the fabric on her toddler bed frame that holds the mattress in place. I can't wait for her to get back on track.


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My daughter is 3 years old, and I finally finished her pregnancy journal. It just needed a couple pictures added. I felt that I needed to finish her journal before I could start the new pregnancy journal I bought for my current pregnancy. I ordered one before that was a very different style from the pregnancy journal that I used for my pregnancy with my daughter, and I didn't like the new journal, so I ordered on just like the one I used for Krissy.I didn't like the Bump to Birthday journal because it's not fill-in-the-blank style like I was used to with The Ultimate Pregnancy Journal, which also has stickers, frames, and picture pages. The Ultimate Pregnancy Journal feels more like a scrapbook than the Bump to Birthday journal. Don't get me wrong, the Bump to Birthday book is also a cute journal, but prefer the style of the Ultimate Pregnancy Journal.
I purchased all 3 journals from Amazon. Disclosure: The affiliate links to each book is below, which means I receive a commission if you make a purchase using these links.
 
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My daughter has been enjoying her new LeapPad Ultra, which we bought her as a birthday present. I downloaded a book featuring the characters from Frozen and the Frozen soundtrack for her since she is crazy about Frozen.
Krissy and Daddy playing with her LeapFrog LeapPad Ultra Kids' Learning Tablet <---Affiliate link

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I have no idea what to make for dinner tonight, but earlier this week, we had a fun meal. I made chili dogs, corn on the cob, baked beans, and tater tots. I know it's not a healthy meal, but the baby wanted chili dogs. 
Krissy's plate... That Snoopy fork is one that I used as a child. My mom gave it to me for Krissy. Sweet,, huh?
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I recently ordered a couple items for my cell phone (Samsung Galaxy Note 1) on Ebay. I dropped my phone and broke the case, so I need a new one. I've also been having issues with my battery. It dies so fast. My husband has a much newer Samsung phone (I forgot the model), and his holds battery all day. If I play a few rounds of Candy Crush, then I have to charge my phone once or twice that day. So I ordered a new battery, and I hope that will solve my issue. I kinda want a new phone, but I don't see any point in paying for a new phone if all my phone needs is a battery. It's a good phone, and I have everything all setup. I hate having to setup and figure how to work a new phone. Plus, phones aren't cheap!
This is the case I ordered phone my phone. Isn't it cute?

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During the weekend, I enjoy watching the new movies on Lifetime. This weekend they're showing the Brittany Murphy story, and I am really looking forward to it. I remember seeing her in Clueless and on episodes of Sister, Sister. I liked her and still wonder what in the world happened. I watched the Saved By the Bell story, and it wasn't that interesting. I didn't learn anything I didn't already know from the movie, except the show originally had a different name and was cancelled a couple times. 


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Monday, September 1, 2014

Tinley Tee & Love Me Knot Shorts Blog Tour (& Pattern Giveaway)

Posted by T'onna Peters | Monday, September 01, 2014 Categories: , , , ,

A couple months ago Chelsea from GYCT Designs asked me to review a couple patterns for her Tinley Tee and Love Me Knot Shorts blog tour. Of course, I said yes! I'm always looking for fun new patterns to try. When I saw pictures of the shorts and the shirt, I thought they were both too cute, and I knew I wanted to make them as a matching outfit for my daughter Krissy.

For the Tinley Tee, I used pink camo and army green fabric. The pattern provides 4 different sleeve options. I chose the gathered cap sleeve. I decided to add 3 buttons to one shoulder of the shirt, which is NOT a part of the pattern.

For the Love Me Knot Shorts, I cut up a pair of my husband's jeans that were too short. (How did they become too short? Did he grow? I mean, he's 31. He should be done growing by now...) I decided to use green bias tape for the hem and keyhole on the shorts. Also, for these shorts, you can make the ties long enough to tie in a bow or keep them short and just tie them in a knot. I chose long ties, but Krissy kept untying the shorts all day, so I wish I had just gone with the shorter option.


The pic on the left shows how my husband's jeans looked before I chopped them up to create the Love Me Knot shorts for our daughter. And the pic on the right is all that's left of his jeans. I believe they were sacrificed for a great cause!
front view

back view

side view... Check out the keyhole in the shorts.
just hanging out...

The outfit seems comfy. Krissy had fun running around and playing in her new outfit.

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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Submarine Sunday #99

Posted by T'onna Peters | Saturday, August 30, 2014 Categories:
Welcome to the Submarine Sunday Link Party! Last week I completed an outfit for my daughter that will be part of GYCT Design's Tinley Tee and Love Me Knot Short Pattern Tour. My post will go live Monday, so make sure to stop by again to check it out and let me know what you think! This week I will begin working on a crochet fish blanket for my baby boy. I can't wait to see how it turns out. So what have you all been working on? After checking out this week's features, link up your recent crafty creations below! 

Friday, August 29, 2014

ModCloth's Casting Call for All

Posted by T'onna Peters | Friday, August 29, 2014 Categories: ,
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Fashion mavens, rejoice! ModCloth is inviting you to come showcase your unique style at their #FASHIONTRUTH Casting Call for ALL event in New York City on September 3rd. All you have to do is show up in your cutest outfit and you could be featured on ModCloth and across their social platforms. Anyone and everyone is invited, so if you’re in the area, grab your friends and go -- this is an event you won’t want to miss! Head to the ModCloth blog for more details and RSVP info.




LuLu*s Labor Day Sale!

Posted by T'onna Peters | Friday, August 29, 2014 Categories: ,
Shop LuLu*s Labor Day Sale! **DISCLOSURE: This post contains affiliate links, which means I receive a commission if you make a purchase using those links.

Let's face it. We all love a great sale at our favorite store. We anticipate holiday weekends not only for the extra days off work, but for the fantastic shopping opportunities that await. Lucky for us, LuLu*s has delivered! They have some amazing deals this Labor Day Weekend - including up to $35 off site wide! You can shop this great deal here. Happy Shopping!

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