Friday, July 20, 2012


I am so happy to be nominated for One Lovely Blog Award!!! My fellow blogger friend Beck, who has an amazing blog Beck to Vintage, is the one who nominated me!! Thanks Beck, your amazing!!!

This is actually the second time I've been nominated. The first time I was I little confuse..but I will not embarrass myself by giving details of my silliness.... on with the show!!!

1) Show your Thanks: Thank the person who awarded the honor and link them back

2) Share seven things about yourself
1- I LOVE JESUS...above all things
2- I am a single mother of a beautiful 10 yr old girl...she is awesome!!
3- I've had this blog for less then 2 months and have enjoyed meeting new friends!
4- I love football..GO STEELERS!!
5- Caity and I love musicals...especially Hello Dolly!!
6- Love Barbra Streisand
7- Creating things with my see someone wearing something I made...makes me smile...warms my a blessing!

3) Nominate up to 15 blogs that you admire

4) Contact each blogger by leaving a comment with them about their award

Congrats to you all! Have a wonderfully blessed weekend!



Wednesday, July 18, 2012


I love doing hats! Adding flowers or bows...different colors...for babies and adults!! I am always getting request to do more hats. They are so fun to do and quick to crochet.

Here are some of my favorite hats...

All white hat I did for a baby of my first brim hats

I loved this hat!!! Made it with Simply Soft yarn

Herbal Life Slouchy

Black and Pink Slouchy

My friend's daughter rockin her Monster High beanie (made with Red Heart shimmer)...her "homeboy pose" lol

Split shell beanie...again Shimmer from Red Heart

I love this yarn...its all one skein!!!!

Pretty in Pink

Made this for a friend is UM colors for her baby!

On of my favorite favorites!!

I love this flower!!!

Here is another friend's daughter that I make all these type of hats for...she wears them all the time...even in the summer...which in FL is all!

Red Hats...made them for her and her sisters

I use several different patterns from pattern books I've purchased at 123Stitch or from yarn stores. Some I've found from Valliekids and Stitch of love. Some are a combination of what I've learned.

I love the crafter community...everyone is always sharing like Shari and Debi name a few.

Thank you, Ladies...I think you are all amazing!!!

They taught me to always make sure to give credit to those who share.  I hope that I am doing that...I am still new to the blog world.... so please feel free to give me advice on how to........share :)

Thank you all!! I am so happy for all the lovely comments and the visits and followers!!


Thursday, July 12, 2012

Words, Words, Words

On my previous post I guess I must have worded it incorrectly and it seems as if I have moved back to NY. I apologize for this. I recently drove to NY to visit with my family but I am still here in FL. As much as I love life is now here in Florida and I am happy to be back.

Isn't it crazy how we can word something incorrectly and it can take over a whole new meaning! We must be careful with our words. This was just a small thing on my blog but it has me thinking about a lot of things!

The words we say to one another..good or bad...can have a real affect. I recently read a blog where a wonderful person had some not too nice words said about them. I joined the blog world to to share with others, not only my creations but also a little piece of me. Let's face it, friends....when we blog we are sharing a piece of our lives with others. Let's be kinder and nicer to each other...let's enjoy each other...encourage one another...

"Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;" -Romans 12:10

The most powerful words in my life is God's Word! He loves us all so let's love one another as He loves us!

For more encouraging words...check out this awesome blog!
I love you all!!!


Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Home Sweet Home

Hello ALL!!!

I'm back!! Sorry, I've been away from my blog for sooo long!! I was just enjoying time with my family. I got to see me nephew (Thank you Lord!) and my brother and hang with my parents. You know how sometimes you have a plan but then when you get there...the plan goes out the window? Well, thats what happened!!! I just went with the flow. It was awesome! Man, I missed being in New York...but I'm happy I'm back home.

Here are some of my pics:

Saw this on the drive up to NY!!

This is my home!! Up state in Westchester, NY...ain't it purty?

First time I had pizza in TWO years!!! Had to have double dose of Lactaid!!

Our view from the dinner crusie we took my dad on for his bday!! SOOOOO BEAUTIFUL!!!

Me and my angel!!

My parents!

The new towers!!!


Movie Night! "Brave"...awesome movie!! Mothers take your daughters!!

My big brother!! Love you, D!!!

My brother's view from his office

Times Square!!! Many it was CRAZY!! I had fun...but my feet were killing me by the end of the seems living in FL...I've forgotten how to walk!!! LOL

Can you see the all the people? CRAZY!!

Trying to be

A hat I made for Jahsiah...cute right!

A hat I made for my sister-in-law!

I did make a few other things for the baby but I didn't take pics of those :( hopefully my sister-in-law will take some and send them.

Hope you enjoyed my array of pictures!!!


Tuesday, June 19, 2012

New Events, New Vacation, New York!!

FIRST...I just want to give a big THANK YOU to my new friends\followers\blog visitors! Everyone has been very nice and welcoming. It's very encouraging!!

A few events are taking place back home in New York. big brother just had a new baby...well...not him exactly....but his wife...hahaha.
Anyway, it's their first child...he's a boy...his name is Jahsiah (Ja-sy-yah). Beautiful, right?!
Second my dad is turning 60!!!Crazy right! He doesn't look a day over 59...just kidding!

I am taking all my vacation time and going home!! Yay!!! Road trip!! Yes...I'm driving. It was actually Caity's idea....I was trying to find a flight and she knows how much I hate to fly and she turned to me and said "Mom, why don't we just drive to NY?" and I'm like "Good idea, baby!" So we're and a friend will be sharing the drive. We're leaving tomorrow morning and should be in NY on Thursday...God willing.

Check back for pictures from our drive and of my hometown NEW YORK!

Here are a few pics of the beginning of an afghan for my new nephew and of my dad!

Ahh...getting some fresh air

Can you see Caity's baby? LOL

  You can't see in this pic...but the yarn is really a dark blue

Just a few squares but now that I'm on, a much needed, vacation I should finish it a lot quicker

Me and Dad, ain't he handsome!

OK, friends be sure to check in for updates. I will post more since I'm on VACATION!! Yippee!!!


Wednesday, June 13, 2012

A Thanks to Nana!!!

Today's blog is gonna be for my nana...yesterday was her 85th birthday. She's not into big celebrations these days so my cousin, Caity and I went over for a nice dinner and cake.

As some of you know, my grandmother taught me to crochet. It all began with her...I was probably 7 or 8 when she put the hook into my hand and forced me to learn...yes forced! At 7...I just wanted to be outside in the pool...not cooped up in the hot sunny Florida...on my summer vacation...with YARN!!
While my brother and boy cousins were outside chasing the ducks and chickens (yes my nana had...still has..ducks and chickens...she's Florida...HELLO!!)...anyway, while the boys were out having a good ole time...we (me and my two girl cousins) were inside learning to crochet.
After the first whining session I actually liked it.We learned the foundation chain and then to join and single and double crochet. We made ruffle collars for our pet ducks and ruffle coasters...very cute. I went home to NY and it was back to school and hook and yarn left behind in Florida.
I wasn't until I was pregnant and on maternity leave when I went by a craft store (actually looking for a cross stitch pattern) and bought my own hook (size K/10.5- 6.5mm) and yarn and yarn book (have no idea where that is now lost in the move)...and it was like riding a jumping back on a you get the picture. I made my nana a throw for the bottom of the her bed, which she still has!

My nana is multi talented as I'm sure most women her age are...the pioneers of DIY..sewing, cooking, knitting, crocheting, raising babies! It's funny how they teach you things early on that you may have hated to learn because you wanted to be hip...down...moving with the times..out with you friends...and what they were teaching were the "old ways"...NOW...TODAY...I wouldn't be where I am...creating new things everyday and LOVING it... if it wasn't for my grandmother.

Thank you, Nana...the Queen in our family...the foundation chain in my life! I love you!!

My brother, Nana, and me..rocking the OshKosh B'gosh (it was the 80's)

That's my Papi trying not to laugh! Nana with Caity

Dad, Caity and Nana


Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Creative Nook

So I'm sure everyone has a little "nook". That place in your house/apartment/villa/casa where you can sit with your yarn & hook and create amazing things. For me it's my couch...I know, so simple and common right? But my couch is the first piece of furniture I bought for me and Caity. Its a chocolate leather recliner that has become soft from wear...I sit in my little corner with my teal throw (my favorite), surrounded by yarn and hooks and crochet til my heart's content. I also use my nook as a backdrop in most of my pictures.

Here is a purse I made for rules...just my nook...being creative...

My beautiful girl and my top model :)

Where is your Creative Nook?

Friday, June 1, 2012

Hello Blogger World

After much persuasion from my close friend I have decided to start this blog. Isn't it nice to be blessed with loving friends who see the potential and give you that extra push. Check out my amazing friend here.

I love to grandmother taught me when I was little but it wasn't until recent years that I truly started pushing myself and enhancing my skill level.
I have recently started selling my items and will be opening my etsy shop in the very near future. I am truly blessed and very excited for what the future holds.

Here are two of my favorite creations...hope you enjoy

The beginning of an amazing hat...don't you just love my stitch marker :)

Without and with the bow...which to you prefer?  

Didn't even know what I was going to make

The begining of a bag

This is my bible bag. It is about 11 inches long and 8 inches wide...I used single and double crochet.

If you like these please follow me to see more of my many other creations.