Craftastic Goods at the shop!

Craftastic Goods at the shop!

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My handmade goods at a local shop, Lazy Meadow Alpacas, Muncy, PA. See me in the background (hehe)

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Lazy, lazy me

Actually, not really. I just feel that way since I haven’t posted in a bit. I’ve been wayyyyy busy and haven’t mastered how to post on my mobile. I’ll figure it out.

This past Sunday we went to the Pennsylvania Heritage Festival in Troy, PA. It was awesome! We learned how to make logs and checked out all the old school ways things were done. Let’s just say that I’m very grateful to be a modern girl. I like to think that I do things the old-fashioned way like make soap, knit and grow my own food, but for real, it’s still more modern than what our ancestors did.

Did you know that people slept on mats stuff with corn husks on the floor!! I can’t imagine. And that boys wore dresses until 4 or 5 because of diapering? I thought that was amusing. We also talked to a chair caner. I think it’s kind of tedious weaving chair seats but the results are pretty cool. There were so many other things that went on but the baby didn’t have the patience to go through much. He did enjoy the sheep that were getting sheared and BAA’d loudly at them. We also rode the hay wagon about 6 times because he loved the horses as well.

It was a lovely day. I love doing stuff like that with the kids. I did get one picture of Van Wagner who is a musician/teacher/historian kind of guy but I won’t post that. My husband likes his music and it is all about PA. Amazing to think there’s just so much history here!

We had a good time.

A bummer of a day

Not really. But I’m a bit bummed. I hosted one of those home parties today and no one showed. First time that has ever happened to me. oh well, life moves on. 😦 I’ll get over it.

Awards? What! No WAY!

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Well, never did I set out to win awards or even imagine many people following me in these last couple months since I’ve re-started blogging. Here’s a big THANK YOU to Heart Made! Thanks for the nomination 😀 I love all of your comments and blog! I hope that everyone goes to check out her page also! I was inspired by so many people’s love of crafting, knitting and writing, that I wanted to share also since my own blood family doesn’t seem to appreciate it as all of you. I so love you all!

This week marks 50 followers and that’s a big THANK YOU to you also! And what a better way to share the news (and some love in a few) than a post. But that’s part of the rules. They really aren’t rules rules like “No smoking in the boys room” or “15 items or less” but guidelines nonetheless to follow to promote more blogs 🙂 That’s what we are all here for right? To share the love!

Here are the Rules: (I copied these from her blog)

Display the Award Certificates on your blog. (Click on the image and “save as” to your computer)
Announce your win with a post. Make sure you post a link back to me as a ‘thank you’ for the nomination.
Present 15 awards to 15 deserving bloggers.
Leave them a comment to let them know after you have linked them to a post.
Post 7 interesting things about yourself.

And in no particular order, some deserving bloggers:

Spoonful of Snark

Becky Says Things

Crafty Madre

Never Contrary

Nice Piece of Work

Pans & Needles

What I’m up to Today

Listful Thinking

Lpcrochet

Knit The Hell Out

Yarnycakes

Soknitsome

The Sweaty Knitter, Weaver And Devotee of Other Fiber Arts

My Hands Made It

Teabeaknits

Now some fun facts about myself…

Both my parents were Marines. I grew up in a very structured environment but I’m a crafty artistic flowy kind of person.

I’ve lived all over the world however, I have resided in Pennsylvania for the last 17 years. I’ve found home!

I am absolutely in love with purple. I wish my hair were purple. It will be soon.

Speaking of my hair, I’ve donated nearly 3 feet of mine to different programs. (Not all at once lol!)

I didn’t get my driver’s license til I was 25. I never needed until I decided to go to college. I failed the driving part 3 times. 😦

My children and I have blue birthmarks compliments of my asian descent. When my oldest was born, I accused the hospital of bruising my newborn. They set me straight.

I thought my husband stalked me when we first met. I had no idea how he got my phone number until my best friend told me later that it was her attempt of getting us together. That was 10 years ago.

And now I’m off to go post my nominations!

Oh the places we went!

I took all the pics off my phone from vacation and there are 219 of them. I think that I will break up my vacation adventures in a couple posts.

My family came in on Sunday and bright and early Monday morning (Labor Day no less!) we went for a hike at Rider Park outside Montoursville, PA. And what a hike it was!

It’s very difficult to take little babies on hikes in strollers when the terrain is a bit uphill and rocky. Yes, I know that most hikes are just that, but I was hoping for a nice wooded nature stroll. This is my sister with her small umbrella stroller not made for hiking.

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She was pushing quickly past me while yelling “ARE YOU TAKING PICTURES!” hahah! Yes, I documented our grueling adventure.

We found some fun insects. Katydids!

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This is my niece’s caterpillar before she suffocated him in her pocket.

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And we had some vistas to look over. So beautiful!

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And here is our dog, Shay, who normally is the lead of the pack but the baby was restless and found pure joy in walking her. I don’t know how long this hike was, but it felt like forever! I have so many more pictures but these are some fun ones.

More adventuring tomorrow!

A yarntastic Bubble Guppy

A yarntastic Bubble Guppy

I had no idea what one of these characters were until a couple weeks ago. This was a present for a friend’s daughter. Molly, the head guppy. I made another one and when I get pics of my phone I’ll post. Hopefully, tomorrow.