Friday, June 29, 2012

Sampler CAL Week 6

We are on our final week for squares! It's flown by!  I have really enjoyed this one and hope everyone wants to do another!  

You should have 10 square complete!!  We are on our final 2 squares this week!

This week you will do 

# 5  Double O Double V


#12  Lace Ripples

If you are making extra squares for your blanket you'll want to get those wrapped up soon too!  Next week we will start joining these bad boys!

Monday, June 25, 2012

It Works! Giveaway

Summer is upon us!  Are you ready?  Did you put off that diet or exercise for one too many Mondays?   Well, if you are like me and most people I know you definitely wouldn't mind looking a little tighter in trimmer in that swimsuit!  Rock that summer dress without worrying if every time you take a step something on you visibly jiggles (wait? is that just me that worries about that?...probably not)  
What if you could have visible results in as little as 45 minutes?
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The *magic* product!!  The Ultimate Body Applicator.  
The Ultimate Body Applicator Wrap is a non-woven cloth wrap that has been infused with a powerful, botanically-based formula to deliver maximum tightening, toning, and firming results where applied to the skin. Simply apply the applicator to an area of your choice (abdomen, back, sides, legs, arms, buttocks, etc) and leave in place for 45 minutes. Upon removal you will see instant results and as time progresses you can measure yourself and notice inches lost as well. These results typically last 2-6 months if you drink your water and follow fairly healthy eating!  Obviously if you are filling your body with crappy fatty foods results won't last as long!
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  • Detoxifying, alkalizing drink powder
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  • 38 herbs & nutrient-rich “superfoods”
  • Equivalent of 8+ servings of fruits and vegetables in each serving
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Yes, you can even give them to your kids!  I know my 3 year old needs the extra help!
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Are you curious yet???  This is just a small sample (my faves) of what It Works! has to offer!  Those that know me know I am pretty cautious about chemicals and what I put on and in my body!  I love these supplements and can't wait to try the wraps!  I've had 3 friends have some pretty awesome results!  I was a doubter and now I am kicking myself for not trying them earlier!
This is the picture that finally convinced me to give it a try!  
Yes I do realize this is hard to believe.  
I wouldn't have either if I didn't know the person that wrapped her!

and a few more pictures for your to check out!

Have you been thinking of trying these for awhile but been scared to take the plunge?  
Well today is your lucky day!  I am giving one of my own away to one of you!!
This is my first time using this form for entries.  I am hoping it'll simplify entering for myself and all of you!!! 
Please feel free to email me with any questions regarding the products, ordering, hosting a wrap party, becoming a Loyal Customer (aka saving 20-50% off everything!!!), or even becoming a Distributor!!  
If I don't know the answer I can find it out quickly!  Looking forward to talking to you soon!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Hodgepodge Fiber Art Winner

Was it you??? 

Are you the lucky one that will have a chance at some of this gorgeous fiber??

If your name is.......

Lyndsi Skiles said... Ok, I love her confetti yarn...but if I could spin my own I love the sweetness!

Then you are the lucky one!!

Thank you Hodgepodge Fiber Arts for sponsoring this June's giveaway!  

If you didn't win please remember to check out Hodgepodge Fiber Arts for all your fiber loving needs! Follow them on facebook for sneak peaks and perks!  
Kimberly does amazing work and is a super awesome lady too!  

Sampler CAL Week 5

Week FIVE!

You should have 8 squares completed!  (1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11)

This week you will do 

Square #4  Wavy Rib


Square #6  Crochet Cable

One more week of squares after this!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Crochet Along Sampler Week 4

Another week, another 2 squares!  Can you believe we only have 2 more weeks of squares after this week?!?!  Then we will be onto joining and the border!  Anyone else already dreaming of the next one?  Overall I am really loving this CAL!  The Ravelry group is awesome and so involved and helpful!  What a great group!  If you haven't joined, you are really missing out on the community part of a CAL.

Quick recap:  You should have 6 squares completed (1, 2, 7, 8, 9 & 10)

This week's squares are

#3 Network


#11 Slipstream

I am one square behind last week after spending too much time wrapping up a new pattern.  That and my splotchy internet have made for a hectic few weeks!  I have been assured tomorrow everything should be back to normal!  I also need to get cracking on my extra squares!  Hopefully I'll post a few that I do this week!  To see the previous posts for this CAL go here.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Crochet Along Sampler Week 3

Is everyone keeping up?  Surging ahead?  I am proud to say I am keeping up!  I try to get the following week done ahead so I have an idea of how they work in case questions or anything come up.  I’d like to have more “extra” squares done than I do but o’well.  I think I overthink them too much.  There are so many pretty grannies out there it’s hard for me to pick!

So far you should have 4 squares done (#’s 1, 2, 8 & 10). 

This week we are going to do 

#7 Waves and Bobbles 


#9 Radiant.

If you are just joining us you can see all of the crochet along posts HERE.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Hodgepodge Fiber Art Giveaway!

This week’s sponsor is Hodgepodge Fiber Art.   Yarn harlots swoon!  Kimberly has some AMAZING talent! Before I connected the dots on who the shop owner/ spinner extrodinaire was I fell in love with this photo! 

Is it not dreamy?!?! 
I mean even if it weren’t a Hooker pattern I’d still love it. It makes me want another baby so I can whip it up a cozy cocoon and force him to sleep in it.  

Let's get your droolers drooling with a few pictures of her handspun....

This yarn is called Cowboy, I couldn't pick a better name for it!  Love!

Painted Desert


Spring Garden

She also sells fiber for you to spin yourself.

I found this little lovely on her facebook page!  Isn't it to die for?!?!

Kim also sells a few photo props made from her lovely squishy yarn.

and of course that lovely cocoon I first posted!  Oh what?  You want to see it again?  Yeah, me too!
Can you believe that is only $45!  One of you photographers or expecting mommas should definitely snatch this up!  She also has a few holiday colored cocoons for an insane discount!  (think like half off!)

Excited???  I hope you are!  I know my girls love them some yarn!

Hodgepodge Fiber Art is donating $25 shop credit to one lucky winner!

Here's how to enter:

Head over to Hodgepodge Fiber Art and tell me what you'd spend your prize on!

A few extra ways to enter!
Post about Hodgepodge Fiber Art on your FB, be sure to link to their page!
'Pin' something from Hodgepodge Fiber Art (while you are there follow them if you'd like!)

That's up to 4 entries!  Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry!

Contest will be open until June 8 11:59p central time (that's Texas y'all)

Don't want to wait to win??  Shop now!  Hodgepodge Fiber Art's shop is updated weekly!  Stop in often and follow on fb for sneak peaks and update info!

Friday, June 1, 2012

Sampler Crochet Along Week 2

I am blown away by how many people are participating in this crochet along! If you aren’t in the Ravelry group yet you are really missing out! It’s up to about 180 members! Lots of good sharing and helping going on there! 

A lot of people are working ahead since the squares work up so fast and some people are just making 2 blankets! I love that idea! Great way to get a head start on holiday gifts! While it’s no biggie to work ahead I have had some people ask to increase the weekly assignments. Since not everyone hooks at the same speed or has the same amount of crochet time each week I am going to stick with the 2 squares per week. I am going to share a few extra square patterns as well because I am making my blanket a little larger. These will be in addition to the weekly assignments and won’t have their own devoted weeks. Like I said though feel free to work ahead, make extras, etc…! I love seeing all the progress! 

This week’s squares will be

Square 2: Shell 


 Square 10 Twinkle, Twinkle 

Don’t forget to join in on Facebook and Ravelry! If you missed the extra pattern post earlier this week you can find it here. You can find all of the CAL posts here.