Monday, July 27, 2015

back to school


Saturday, March 7, 2015

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Been a bit busy....

....because we have a new baby in our family!
I am still not getting full night sleeps three weeks later, a harder transition than Andre's. Caleb is 17 months old, and the kids are loving having him....mom and dad too.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

I probably should have...

Just posted these on here, but it is kind of different than just our regular family blog so I started a new blog: http://livingoncents.blogspot.com/
This blog is about coping with all of the allergies Andre has and how we are adapting things for him and saving a ton of money while doing it too! It is all about frugal living and doing things for yourself. I have a lot of posts already planned and I wanted all of these ideas in the one, same place so I can go back and reference them without sorting through all of the other stuff I post about in this blog even though a lot of it overlaps.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Bitter Blue Bobble Booties

This free pattern is available for personal and charitable use only, and is only for the booties. Patterns for the rest of the set may be made available at a later date. You do not have permission to sell this pattern or items made from it, if you would like to sell items made from it please contact me to obtain permission and consider making a donation to our adoption fund. These booties are designed to fit a new baby, but can be made slightly larger or smaller by using finer or thicker yarn or adjusting your needle size.

Guage is 15 stiches and 20 rows in stockinette equals approximately 3"x3"

Made using sport weight yarn and US size 3 needles.



co 30 sts in french blue

k1 p1 across then change to chocolate and rib 5 more rows

stockinet for 6 rows

eyelete row *k1, yo, k2t* across

p across
k across
p across
k10, k1, m1, k4, m1, k4, m1, k1 turn

p13 turn

k13 turn

p13 turn

k13 turn

p 13 turn

k3, work bobble on stitch 4, k5, wor bobble, k3

p13 turn

k13 turn

p13 turn

k6, bobble, k6

p across
k across
p across
k, pick up an knit 7 stitches on side, then k10 to end of row

p30, pick up an purl 7 stitches on side then p10 to end (47 stitches)

k across
p across
k across
p across
k across
p across
k across

sole

k k2t k14 k2t k9 k2t k14 k2t k

k k2t k13 k2t k7 k2t k13 k2t k

k k2t k12 k2t k5 k2t k12 k2t k

k k2t k11 k2t k3 k2t k11 k2t k

k k2t k10 k2t k1 k2t k10 k2t k

bo all stitches

sew up seam and make a 10 inch icord as the tie or use ribbon weaved through the eyeletes. Use basic embroidery to accent booties with a feminine touch.

Make two alike.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Family of 7 portrait!

Our first family portrait as a family of seven! It was a hectic day battling to get everyone ready, but in the end it worked out....can't believe it is possible that in a few months we could be doing this again as a family of nine!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Spoiled....

My sweet husband and kids surprised me with an early Christmas present yesterday. I am so excited about the greenhouse and have planted all the heirloom veggies I got for free on Listia. I can't wait to see what comes up and eat the delicious fresh veggies. The kids also planted tons of flowers in my little love heart garden in the very front of our house yesterday and it looks so pretty. I LOVE our autumns and winters here and am looking forward to getting out potato and onion crops in soon and trying out some sweet potato this year too! I will post pictures soon!!!!! To top off my holiday weekend, we are waiting on Princess Laya to deliver our first bunnies of the breeding season, she has built a nest of hay and fur and is probably waiting for the cover of night for the arrival.