“Haunting” Me Halloween

Yeah, it’s creeping up here. Halloween is next week. Didn’t really sink in until I woke up & checked in at work where I was told my work order was…

Word Count: 500-700 words
Keywords: How to crochet a cat

I assumed it was a typo when I began & wrote an article for a hat. Then I looked back and had a few choice words–checked in with my boss & rewrote it. It was closer to 2,000 with all the dang steps and abbreviations.

All I was thinking was–Have you ever since a crocheting plan? There’s no way you can only to 500-700 on steps to make it. HellO, I was over 900 for a hat!

Upside, the handyman showed up & fixed the tub & the drawer that broke last night. He is now outside fixing the gate to the backyard–or attempting to.

Poor Mr. Z didn’t like mommy having to woke this morning, he was fussing a good portion of the time. But, now he is happy go lucky in mommy’s arms.


Alas, the article is written–possibly. And it’s time to watch Aladdin with the boys. Then, coffee and either cereal or muffins.

Got my chocolates going again–yum! And possibly a recruit.

What are you up to fellow readers? Sleep time yet?

Christmas Planning

Never too early to start, right? Started Christmas planning a couple days ago and last night, I was wake for quite a while thinking about ideas and looking on Pinterest. I found a couple ideas and I am super excited.

When I first started, I wanted to get our oldest something that was just under $150 with accessories taking it to just over $200. However, the more I think about it, I have decided that each of our boys will get one “BIG” present and the rest will be stuff that we craft by hand. Some of them, I will have them help me with since I am home with them 24/7 and I don’t think there’s a way I could just make the stuff for everyone on weekends and be done before Christmas hits.

My original goal was get everyone something awesome and then it went to spending under $1,000. But, I don’t now what price range I am thinking right now but, definitely under $1,000.

Unfortunately, because friends and family read this, I can’t post exactly what I am thinking for who but, there are two or three presents I want to buy my husband–depending on if he buys the other one before then. I know of one more present I want to make him. There is one present I am going to make my family that we are living with. And there are tons of ideas that are still out there so, I need to start a list and start figuring out what is for who and start crafting all the non-perishables.

Lots to do, lots of ideas–thank you. Pinterest! 😛

Keep you updated as the journey continues–hoping that I can get all the “BIG” presents for the men for under $500 but, we’ll see. Fingers crossed. Here goes the rest of the planning.