Jun 19, 2018

Pinterest Challenge Blog Hop: TMNT Inspired Granny Square Blanket

Welcome to the June Pinterest Challenge Blog Hop! The purpose of this Pinterest Challenge is to motivate all the participants of this hop (and you too) to not just pin, but to make it happen! So this month, I'm sharing a TMNT Inspired Granny Square Blanket.

I'm always searching Pinterest for ideas for crochet creations, and one day I found a super cute TMNT themed granny square blanket that featured the turtle eyes and masks. I thought it was cool how the crocheter added the ties for the masks to the blanket.
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  • Jun 18, 2018

    Craft Room De-Stash Challenge: Playful Ripple Baby Blanket

    I’m so excited that this is my first time participating in the Craft Room De-stash Challenge! Every month, a group of bloggers challenge each other to create a new craft or project from their own stash of goodies! Check out some awesome creations you might be able to make from your own stash! #CraftRoomDestashChallenge

    For this month's challenge, I'm sharing a crochet baby blanket I recently finished using yarn that I already had in my massive stash! I recently did an inventory of all my yarn... all 702 skeins of it! So anyhoo, the mommy-to-be is having a gender reveal party next weekend, so since I don't know the gender of the baby, I kept the blanket gender neutral. That was especially easy since the mommy loves Tinkerbell, and the colors I used for the blanket are Tinkerbell colors... but this color combo also reminds me of a pineapple!🍍
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  • Jun 15, 2018

    Summer Time Fun Link Party

    I'm excited to co-host a Summer Time Fun Link Party! I've joined with a group of my blogging friends to bring you a month long link party. As we jump into summer, you're invited to share your summer time posts with us! Share your crafts, DIY projects, recipes, activities, vacation ideas, and more! 
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  • Crochet Ice Cream Scarf

    When I think of summer, I think of warm weather, fun in the sun, BBQs, days at the pool/beach, and ICE CREAM! So I decided to crochet a fun ice cream scarf. Since my family and I are back in the South, it is super hot down here! And ice cream is the perfect way to keep cool. My favorite ice cream flavor is Bubblegum (especially the Baskin Robbins Pink Bubblegum). My love for bubblegum ice cream began when I was a little girl, and my parents and I would visit family in North Carolina. We'd stop at a place called South of the Border to get ice cream, and my father would get bubblegum, and so did I! The bubblegum ice cream at South of the Border was blue and so delicious. So what's YOUR favorite ice cream flavor? (Tell me in the comments!)
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  • Jun 11, 2018

    Dollar Store Father's Day Fedora Wreath

    It's time for the Dollar Store Craft Challenge! I've joined with several of my blogging friend for the June Dollar Store Craft Challenge, and we're each creating a project using items from the Dollar Store. Since Father's Day is just around the corner, I decided to share a Father's Day Fedora Wreath I made using supplies from the Dollar Tree.
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  • Jun 7, 2018

    Crochet Hotdog Scarf

    Summertime is barbeque season, and when I think of BBQ, I think of hamburgers, ribs, and hotdogs! I recently crocheted a Cheeseburger Scarf, so of course a hotdog scarf was my next project. If you've been following my blog or my Instagram, then you know that I am a fan of the crochet designer Twinkie Chan, and this is one of her fabulously fun food inspired patterns.
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  • Jun 6, 2018

    Crochet Cheeseburger Scarf

    One of my crochet goals for the year is to crochet new patterns, so I recently crocheted a Cheeseburger Scarf. It was a really fun project to create!  If you've been following my blog or my Instagram, then you know that I am a fan of the crochet designer Twinkie Chan, and this is one of her fabulously fun food inspired patterns.
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  • Jun 5, 2018

    Crochet Flowering Cactus Scarf

    My hands have been busy busy busy crocheting scarves for my Etsy Shop and a baby blanket for a friend. One of my favorite scarves to make is the Flowering Cactus Scarf. The pattern is by HelloHappyCrafts. It's a fun and easy to follow pattern. And you can customize this scarf however you'd like. I like to stick to the terracotta colored flower pot for my cactus, and I like to add pink flowers with yellow stamen. So far, I've made two of cacti scarves, and I plan to make at least two or three more soon!
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  • May 25, 2018

    Crochet Rocket Pop Scarf

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    Happy Memorial Day Weekend! Often during this weekend, we enjoy the long weekend with BBQs, fireworks, and fun times with friends and family. And we also remember those who have served and sacrificed their lives for this country. As a military wife (and Army Brat), I have a great appreciation for those who have served our country. I also have a love for patriotic crafts! So you're going to see lots of Red, White, and Blue this summer!  To kick off the Red, White, and Blue season... I'm sharing a red, white, and blue Crochet Rocket Pop Scarf.
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  • May 23, 2018

    Gymboree's Local Legends Collection

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    School's out for summer! Today was the last day of school for my kiddos, and we've got a lot of plans for family fun this summer! My family and I recently moved from the Pacific Northwest to Georgia (very close to the Florida state line), so we will have plenty of fun in the sun the summer! No matter what the kiddos are up to this summer, Gymboree has so many cute and fun outfit choices from dressy clothing to everyday playwear. This summer, my children will need lots of playwear because I've started a list of things we can do to get out of the house (while staying local) this summer. Our summer plans including:
    • visiting the local aquatics center
    • visiting the waterfront park
    • visiting different playgrounds in the area
    • visiting the zoo
    • taking swimming lessons
    • going to local museums
    • going to the beach
    There are also so many fun activities the kiddos can do on their own streets with their neighborhood friends...
    My kiddos love blowing bubbles. We have a bubble machine, and I've also stocked up on lots of bubbles for them to blow and watch float away... Or sometimes they try to catch them and pop them. Gymboree has the perfect playwear for blowing bubbles with friends. Don't these shorts and tees look comfy and cute!? My son would look adorable in the black and white shorts, and the pink shorts are perfect for my daughter.

    A water balloon fight sounds like lots of fun! There are so many kids on our street, so we definitely should have at least one major water balloon fight this summer, and we can't forget the water guns!
    My kiddos also love chalk, and I've got a lot of sidewalk chalk for them to draw lots of cute pictures and practice their letters and numbers.  And Gymboree has lots of cute and affordable tanks, shorts, cropped leggings, and tees for the kids to wear during all their summer fun.

    And for trips to the local pool, beach, or splash pad, Gymboree has an amazing selection of swimwear. Last summer, my daughter took swim lessons, and she looked so stylish in her Gymboree swimsuit and swim cover. At the time, my son wasn't too fond of the water, but he still looked adorable in his Gymboree swim shorts and swim shirt. Gymboree also has the perfect sandals for the beach or pool. I have my eye on a couple swimsuits for my kiddos for this summer.

    I'm adding this Bright Coral Ikat 1-Piece Swimsuit and these Colorblock Board Shorts to my summer shopping list.

    These kids are having a blast in their Gymboree denim shorts while taking a break from riding their bikes. My husband and I plan to take my daughter shopping for a new bike soon. She outgrew her old bike. Kids grow up so fast, so we have to make sure their childhoods are as fun as possible!

    I just love these Gymboree shorts! Also Gymboree has a great selection of fun hats and sunglasses to protect children's young eyes from the sun.

    Summer also means the patriotic holidays like Memorial Day and Independence Day/4th of July are just around the corner. Gymboree's Americana Shop has everything you need to have your child in red, white, and blue from head to toe! The Americana Shop has so many red, white, and cool looks perfect for parades, cookouts, and fun all summer long!

    As a military family, there are always patriotic events, parades, and celebrations to attention, and a great red, white, and blue outfit is absolutely necessary!  I love this red, white, and blue maxi dress, and think the denim vest and sandals complete this outfit perfectly. I definitely need this for my darling daughter. These fabulous items are in the Gymboree Americana Shop.

    And I love these patriotic pieces from the Gymboree Americana Shop for my toddler son. I have a thing for patchwork, so these shorts are totally adorable to me, and they will look great on my son. And that hot dog tank is just too cute! And the flag sneakers are perfectly patriotic.

    So it looks like I've got some shopping to do, and my kiddos will be ready for summer fun. They'll be stylish, comfy, and cute in Gymboree's awesome outfits. So you know some of the things I have planned for my family for this summer. Now what are your family's plans for this summer?  Whatever you're up to this summer, be sure to use the hashtag #locallegends in any of your social media posts! Thanks for reading, and leave a comment below telling me your summer plans. I could use more ideas for fun in the sun!

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