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  • Submarine Sunday #97

    Welcome to the Submarine Sunday Link Party! I am pleased to announce that I finally finished my husband's crochet blanket! Now that I've completed that project, I feel like I am free to finally get started on projects for my baby boy. I can't believe that I am 28 weeks pregnant, and I haven't made anything for my baby yet...

  • 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...

  • I've Been Working on My Cornrow Braiding Skills

    Before having my daughter, I could not cornrow braid hair to save my life. I just couldn't do it. My mother told me to keep practicing, and eventually I'd get it. I still haven't perfected the art of cornrow braids, but I think that I have definitely gotten better...

  • Krissy's 3rd Birthday Card

    It's almost that time again... My daughter will be 3 years old on August 26th. Last year, I made a birthday card for her, and I sent it in to the Sprout channel. I was so excited when they showed it on TV. At the time, Sean was still a host on the Sunny Side Up Show, and he read Krissy's card...

  • Krissy's Chalkboard Dresser

    Yesterday my little family and I went to some local antique stores. We were on the hunt for a dresser for Krissy's room and a bookshelf (preferably a boat shelf) for the living room. Krissy will be three next month, and she still had a dresser/changing table in her room. That thing annoyed me because we purchased it from Wal-Mart (so it's not real wood), and the bottoms of the drawers kept coming apart...

  • I Love Sewing Mug Rug

    I've finally gotten around to making a mug rug for myself. I recently made two Mickey Mouse mug rugs for my mother. For my latest mug rug, I used a pattern from a book that I bought. I didn't follow the pattern exactly...

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Submarine Sunday #97

Posted by T'onna Peters | Saturday, August 16, 2014 Categories:
Welcome to the Submarine Sunday Link Party! I am pleased to announce that I finally finished my husband's crochet blanket! Now that I've completed that project, I feel like I am free to finally get started on projects for my baby boy. I can't believe that I am 28 weeks pregnant, and I haven't made anything for my baby yet. I will definitely start on baby projects this week. Also, I am very proud to announce that my daughter is potty trained! She hasn't had any accidents today, not even during naptime. Anyhoo, I can't wait to see what all my crafty blogger friends have been working on. Check out my husband's blanket, the fabulous features, and link up below! 

I Finally Finished My Husband's Crochet Blanket!

Posted by T'onna Peters | Saturday, August 16, 2014 Categories: , ,
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! My husband asked me if I was going to put a submarine on each square... Ummm No! Now that I have complete this project, I can get started on things for the baby I am 7 months pregnant, and I still have not made anything for my baby boy. I plan on crocheting a baby blanket that features fish. I also want to make some a couple bibs and cardigan onesies for him. Anyhoo, check out pics of the blanket that is no longer a WIP (work in progress).
This is how big it is on my king sized bed.

I added a crochet submarine applique.






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Friday, August 15, 2014

Craftsy Quilt Giveaway

Posted by T'onna Peters | Friday, August 15, 2014 Categories: , ,
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Which quilt would you love to win? One randomly selected quilter will get to choose their prize, whether it's the starry True Blue Quilt Kit OR the elegant Blue Garden Quilt Kit. (Psst ... the prize also comes with the coordinated backing for the quilt!)

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Craftsy Cupcake Decorating Set & Class Giveaway!

Posted by T'onna Peters | Thursday, August 14, 2014 Categories: , ,
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Would you enjoy a free cupcake decorating class? Wouldn't it be nice to also get a free cupcake decorating set? Craftsy is giving away a 55-piece Ateco Stainless-Steel Decorating Set plus free enrollment in the new online Craftsy class The Perfect Cupcake. No purchase necessary. One entry per contestant. Winner will be selected on/about August 27, 2014.


*Contest open to residents of United States and Canada.*



Saturday, August 9, 2014

Submarine Sunday #96

Posted by T'onna Peters | Saturday, August 09, 2014 Categories:
Welcome to the Submarine Sunday Link Party! I'm so glad you stopped by. This weekend we're giving potty training another try. So far today, my daughter has successfully used the potty twice today, and she's had several accidents, but it appears that today she has enjoyed sitting on the potty. We've tried potty training her many times. This time we're trying to make sure that we don't make a big fuss over accidents. I mean, they're gonna happen. I just hope it works this time. I'm trying to get her potty trained before she turns 3. She'll be 3 in 17 days. Wish us luck! Anyhoo, what crafts have you been working on? I don't have anything to share yet, but I definitely have some great projects to come really soon. My pregnancy naps have been interfering with my crafting time. I usually craft while my daughter is napping, but lately, I've been napping when she naps. Anyhoo, check out the great features and link up your latest creations below!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

I've Been Working on My Cornrow Braiding Skills

Posted by T'onna Peters | Thursday, August 07, 2014 Categories: ,
 Before having my daughter, I could not cornrow braid hair to save my life. I just couldn't do it. My mother told me to keep practicing, and eventually I'd get it. I still haven't perfected the art of cornrow braids, but I think that I have definitely gotten better. Since my daughter's hair is still short, I like to leave the little afro puff ends out instead of braiding the hair all the way to the end. And I must put bows in here hair to match her outfit. Anyhoo, check out my progress so far:

Last Summer: the braids on the left are just terrible...




Colorful bows are a must!

I really like this hairstyle.

Easter: my first attempt at what I call the "cornrow mohawk"
June: I snapped a quick pic of Krissy's hair why both she and my husband were napping in the waiting room at the Mayo Clinic.

another "cornrow mohawk" This is from last week.

I braided Krissy's hair like this Monday.
This is Krissy's 31 Bag that holds most of her hair stuff.

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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Meet A Stella & Dot Stylist

Posted by T'onna Peters | Tuesday, August 05, 2014 Categories: ,
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Amelia, Stella & Dot Director
Amelia left her career in education, after working in the classroom for six years, to have her first baby. Thanks to the flexible working schedule of a Stella & Dot Stylist, Amelia was able to focus on building her Stella & Dot business and rose through the ranks to the position of Director. She loves that she is not only able to stay home and raise her son, but that she is contributing significantly to the household income at the same time. Amelia has found that as a Stella & Dot Stylist, the time and effort that she puts in pays off financially, which has allowed her to save up enough money to pay off a loan. However, the aspect that she treasures the most about being a Stella & Dot Stylist, is being able to coach women to achieve their dreams.

"My favorite part of my day is the coaching calls with new Stylists or anyone on my team." —Amelia, Stella & Dot Director

To learn more about being a Stella & Dot Stylist visit: www.stelladot.com/stylist



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Sunday, August 3, 2014

Krissy's 3rd Birthday Card

Posted by T'onna Peters | Sunday, August 03, 2014 Categories: , ,


It's almost that time again... My daughter will be 3 years old on August 26th. Last year, I made a birthday card for her, and I sent it in to the Sprout channel. I was so excited when they showed it on TV. At the time, Sean was still a host on the Sunny Side Up Show, and he read Krissy's card, which was great because he is the only host who Krissy ever said his name. On the Noodle and Doodle show, the kids always say, "Hi Sean!" and Krissy would say it with them. So last night, I was up late working on her card. I made trips to Wal-Mart and Michael's for supplies. Last year's card was also an Elmo card, but it also featured a few of the other Sprout characters like Caillou, Poppy Cat, and Supper Why & friends. This year's card only features Krissy and Elmo.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Submarine Sunday #95 & Giveaway!

Posted by T'onna Peters | Saturday, August 02, 2014 Categories: ,
Welcome to the Submarine Sunday Link Party! I'm so glad you stopped by. I've been working on my daughter's 3rd birthday card, which I will send to the Sprout channel in hopes that they will show it on TV. I did this last year, and her 2nd Birthday card was shown. I was one excited and proud mommy! So hopefully, they'll show this year's card, too. Anyhoo, what have you been working on? I'd love to see it, so link up below!But before you link up, make sure you check out this week's fantastic features and enter my JewelryCoco giveaway!

Thursday, July 31, 2014

20% Off Decor at ModCloth

Posted by T'onna Peters | Thursday, July 31, 2014 Categories: ,
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ModCloth may be your go-to for cute dresses and clothing, but did you know they have a flourishing decor department? Think fun and unique adornments for your home, kitchen, bedroom, office space, and more. If that’s not incentive enough to check it out, they just so happen to be having a 20% Off Decor Sale that’ll give your place a pop of personality. No code needed, so just shop 'till your heart is content and there really will be no place like your home! Hurry while it lasts!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Trendy Tot Tuesday: Ladybug Shortalls

Posted by T'onna Peters | Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Categories:
I love dressing my daughter in cute outfits that feature ladybugs. So while shopping in Jacksonville one day, I found a cute outfit that included denim shortalls with a ladybug applique and a red and white striped shirt. I thought it was so cute, and I just had to buy it for my Krissy Pooh. She's worn this outfit a couple of times, and she wears it with white sames and red and white hair bows.


Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Trendy Tot Tuesday: Daycare Fun

Posted by T'onna Peters | Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Categories:
Today while I was at my physical therapy appointment, my daughter was having fun at the base daycare. When I dropped her off, the kids were on the playground with freeze pops. Krissy was so excited that she didn't sit with the group right away, she ran around and slid down the slide. I got her to calm down a little, and she sat and enjoyed her freeze pop with the other children. When I take her to daycare, I try to make sure that I dress her in something that she can play and run comfortably in, and that I don't mind her getting dirty. So no dresses.... no super cute sandals... So here's what she wore to daycare today:

Krissy is tired from a few hours of playing at daycare.
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