Monday, January 9, 2012

Why do I need to sleep?

So I'm attempting to just blog on the fly this morning. I'm weird that I like to think about what I'm going to write about, plan it out, then blog. This feels weird. I don't really know what I'm going to write about. I'm just typing to see if anything pops into my head. 

So welcome to 2012. (btw I totally started writing about something else and changed my mind and deleted it all) LOL I'm hopeless. So I guess one of the things that has been taking up my blogging and reading time is crochet and knitting.  My grandmother and auntie taught me how to crochet when I was a teenager.  I get in these crafty moods from time to time and break out my yarn and needles.  My 8 year old nephew recently started loom knitting so I wanted to try it too.  Hey if an 8 year old could do it, how hard could it be.  So I bought one and I loved it.  It is so much easier than knitting by hand. And faster. And already I've made 2 hats, and 2 scarves.  

The other thing that has got me obsessed lately is Pinterest.  It's this new website.  I guess you can call it an online pin board of things you love, recipes you want to try, clothes you like, places you want to go, and anything really. I LOVE IT!  Wolfy sits there and teases me about it, but I've found a lot of great ideas on there for storage, organization, and saving money.  Which of course has me wanting to do all kinds of other crafts...that take up my reading and blogging time. Ugh, why do I need to sleep. I would get so much done. 

So here are some links to some of the new projects I've found and done on Pinterest. You should try it. 

My daughter has so many headbands all over the house. I went to the dollar store for a cheap paper towel holder and a roll of paper towel.  I used fabric I had on hand to make this. Cost me $2. Here is the link to Headband Holder tutorial

Here is an example of loom knitting

I also found this recipe for super easy 2 ingredients Pumpkin Muffins. Genius and Delicious. 

Pinterest is currently invite only. Just let me know and I'll invite you. 
Happy crafting, cooking, and eating. =) 


  1. what a crafty start to 2012 :)

  2. Thanks jandal! I was just looking at some of your crafts...awesome! I'm going to try some fabric flowers and poms for my girls room. My husband was teasing me, but now he is excited to have a project after I asked him to paint an old frame I have and I'm going to use in my daughters room. lol

  3. Me please, me please! I would love an invite to pinterest - just the sort of thing I LOVE :) That headband holder looks so good and really useful too. You and Jandal Prints blogs are a perfect motivation to a craftier me. Love this post

    1. i had a look at pinterest and i was in awe. I love it :) so is it possible to be invited to it please, please, please :) awwww Betty, craft give-a-way soon from your blog???

    2. can you send me your email to Then I'll send an invite

  4. Hi Reenie!!!
    Long time!!! Love the new look of your blog... I haven't been on blogspot in months... finally stopped procrastinating and wrote something last night. Like you I like to plan out or have something to write about me and writing on the go - a NO GO for me bahahaha

    Love that you have all these hobbies to go back too... I'm straight FAIL again in this department can never stay motivated with arts and crafts to finish anything... so I will live my fascination through others accomplishment and completed items... lol

  5. I wish I knew how to knit! I've said to myself - I'll learn someday. Just don't know when that day will be.

    Thank you for sharing your crafty-ness.

  6. HI Ali! Great to see you back on the Bloggersphere. I was missing for a while too. But I've been keeping busy. I have no life outside this house, but I keep busy. lol too busy I guess. I started a bunch of different projects so I just hope I actually finish them.

  7. You know what Joan, I bought my loom w/ out a clue of how to do it. I just went onto youtube and watched some videos. And I just do along w/ the video. It's like having your own personal knitting lesson.