Nov 27, 2012

Homebuying, Landlord-ing, Etsy, & Ears

As per my usual, there are plenty of things keeping me occupied outside of my career (which is busy enough).

We have been trying to sell our home since March of this year, without a scrap of luck. We haven't even had anyone come for a second showing. Well, we pulled our home off the market and got ourselves a we need to move out by December 15th. My immediate thought, each time my brain circles back to it, YIKES, DECEMBER 15TH !!!! Should be an interesting next few weeks. Luckily, my in-laws are kind enough to let us stay with them while we put all of our "stuff" into a POD (so cool). We are set to close, on our new house, just after the new year, so, fingers crossed ya'll.

In other news, I've been frantically knitting/crocheting to get some stock in my Etsy store. I've decided to get a bit more serious about my crafty life, since I enjoy it so much and it costs me a pile quite a bit of money. I figure, if I can just earn a few bucks to suplement my burgeoning desire to purchase yarn and patterns, then I won't feel so guilty. I have a few things, but I've been too busy to take photos and put up listings, so wish me luck to get this sh-tuff done.

Finally, the ears. My 6 month old son has caught an ear infection. He is miserable. You know what that means, it's simple math really. Baby misery^3 = Mommy misery

Be back soon, folks.

Nov 7, 2012

TOMS Shoes Review - Fashionable AND Comfortable

Disclaimer: I did not recieve any type of incentive to write this review.

There are many good things that I can say about this company, but I suppose, the most important concern that you have when purchasing shoes, is comfort.  I know many people may say look, style, etc....but in reality, if your feet hurt you're probably going to be grouchy (some people would say that MY shoes, never are comfy).

TOMS shoes are very comfy.  I can speak for a few of their styles, as I have purchased many pairs of TOMS shoes.  Currently, I'm wearing the desert wedges (at work) and they are so comfortable, that I don't even feel like I'm wearing a heel.  Also, my feet are quite snug and relatively warm in there, even with just thin trouser socks.  I have also purchased their wedges (peep toe variety) and their "classics" style shoe (which is my absolute favorite).

Now, let me talk a little about why they are so great.  When you buy a pair of their shoes, they donate a pair to a child in need.  So, you get a great pair of shoes, that are relatively stylish, and really comfortable, AND you're donating to a good cause.  Who doesn't love that with just simple shopping, you can do something good (other than for your closet)?

Here is where you can read a little bit about their cause.

Ok, onto the best part of all this.  They are offering free shipping.  Yes, that's right.  I love me some free shipping.  I wait for this, just to order their shoes (yeah I'm cheap thrifty, like that).

So, head on over and just check them out.  Even if you don't like anything now, they are always innovating and updating, so keep an eye on them.  Also, they do make other products, but as I've only bought shoes, I can't speak on the quality or style of them.

I'm off to buy a pair of shoes.

Nov 2, 2012

Sock Yarn Extravaganza

Hurricane Sandy came through and left me without power for about 3 days, but I'm back now and ready to blog.  We had some minor damage here (in Langhorne, PA) thankfully, nothing too terrible.  We have to replant my poor uprooted butterfly bush and put up some fencing that has come down.  The howling wind was really unsettling and we retreated to my in-laws because they have a gas stove and a fireplace.  It got quite chilly after the storm passed and not having heat isn't fun when you have a 5 month old baby.  I have this to help me feel better though.

Sock yarn time.  I have to confess, that I have some strange obsession with buying sock yarn.  I have no desire, AT ALL, to actually make any socks.  Oh, how I enjoy irony.  To see the extent of my crazy sock yarn love, click here to see my stash on Ravelry (sign up required).  I know it doesn't seem overly excessive, but it really really is.  I mean, I don't plan to EVER make any socks...

This leaves me with a bit of a dilemma.  But, thanks to Ravelry, there are, literally, tens of thousands of ideas.  Here are a few projects that I've completed.  The last one is still in progress.