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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Crochet along Mary Jane Slippers

This time I made a pair of slippers  for Sophia.  
She really loved them.
Remember I had done some other different kind of slippers before?  This time I learned a couple of new tricks.  Such as DC 3 together on the last row before closing up the slippers and SC 3 together to round up the corners. These are really easy to whip up in one sitting really.

I don't think I am at the corner of expert and pro yet, but I really liked how these came out.

 Sophia got a little carried away with her feet modeling
What do you think?? 

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January 2013 Photo A Day Challenge...Day 31


  Today is day 31 the last day of January and the challenge is over.  Yay!  I accomplished it and the last prompt is 'YOURSELF'.  It is probably the hardest for me :/  According to Sophia this is the best picture I took.

January 2013 Photo A Day Challenge...Day 30

30.  DOWN

 Hey I'm up here!  While at the Medical offices, poor Sophia got some shots and blood drawn.  She was brave but certainly a drama queen, she said she saw the 'light' silly girl.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

January 2013 Photo A Day Challenge...Day 29

29.  GROW

For today's post 'GROW'  I was thinking to take a picture of a plant or a flower...doesn't grow always make you think of a plant??  
Well I went to Michaels this morning to get some supplies that I needed and while checking out this is a little conversation between me and the saleslady.

Saleslady:  We have this pad of scrapbooking paper on clearance."
Me:  "Don't tempt me, I love paper."
Saleslady: "It's only $2.00"
Me:  "I will take it.  You are a good salesperson"

I scored a super paper pad of 205 pieces of pretty paper for only $2.00!  Can't go wrong on that one ;)

That's where the growing part comes in.
I wish money could grow on my bank account!

Monday, January 28, 2013

January 2013 Photo A Day Challenge...Day 28


For me it's always rewarding doing things early in the morning, for example as soon as Target opens 
Here I am actually leaving the store :)

Sunday, January 27, 2013

January 2013 Photo A Day Challenge...Day 27

27.  SUN

 We haven't seen the sun since last Thursday.  Today it peaks only a little bit under the clouds.  I've been trying to chase it all day, this lazy Sunday.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

January 2013 Photo A Day Challenge...Day 26


 Saturday outing at Sizzler, thanks to God for being together with the family!

Friday, January 25, 2013

January 2013 Photo A Day Challenge...Day 25


 Not much I can show you but lots of open space and mountains on a gray day.


Wednesday, January 23, 2013

January 2013 Photo A Day Challenge...Day 23


 Something electric let me see, let me see hummm? oh yes 
this outlet in which nothing is plugged in because my microwave decided to die on us this past Sunday. RIP.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

January 2013 Photo A Day Challenge...Day 22


 Out of the corner of my eye I see my Sophie having breakfast and reading a book she really cannot put down,  Eleven years ago I held her in my arms for the first time ♥
Who would have thought that that 6 pounder baby would have become a little book worm.  I love her so much.

Monday, January 21, 2013

January 2013 Photo A Day Challenge...Day 21


 Not for a living!  (Although it would be nice...)  I enjoy doing my crafts such as this one available here

Sunday, January 20, 2013

January 2013 Photo A Day Challenge...Day 20


 Today I saw two lego men water skiing 
and a dude in the back taking a bath.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

January 2013 Photo A Day Challenge...Day 19


 Today we went to the bowling alley to celebrate Sophia's B-day she will be 11 yrs old on Tuesday. My baby girl. It's a good thing I remembered to take a picture of the pizza ;)

Friday, January 18, 2013

Thursday, January 17, 2013

January 2013 Photo A Day Challenge...Day 17

17.  READY

 I was ready to go in to one of my favorite thrift shops 
but they were still closed :( 
open open.

remember to use code FREESHIPPING 
when checking out at:

moncy3 and moncyscottage

U.S. customers only, today is the last day. 

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

January 2013 Photo A Day Challenge...Day 16


 So I went shopping this morning and these are 
two of the things I needed to buy.

Wow, day 16!! I am more than half way over on this January challenge.  For that same reason I've decided to share a free shipping code on both my etsy shops.  

use code FREESHIPPING when checking out
U.S. only Jan. 16 and 17

moncy3 and moncyscottage

Two things, two shops, two days!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

January 2013 Photo A Day Challenge...Day 15


 Every school day at 2:00 pm I drive on this road to pick up the kids from school.  Except Fridays when they get out at 1:00 pm.
But still very ordinary...this might bring memories to some of you  
Seasons Change.

Monday, January 14, 2013

January 2013 Photo A Day Challenge...Day 14


Washing dishes is an endless task we all know it right?.  
I don't use my dishwasher machine too often, 
I don't know why really.  So I do it by hand :/

Now Palmolive is helping us infuse our kitchen with freshness.
Really!  Great scents and the same cleaning power bottled beautifully.  
Yes you can have it all.

 Inluenster is a community of social media trendsetters that
share opinions and experiences of different products.

I was selected to participate in one of their programs and was sent a box to review.  When I opened it I was surprised to see the three pretty bottles of Palmolive concentrated Fresh Infusions and to read the manes of the scents was just relaxing including ginger white tea, lemon thyme and lime basil. Basically it sounded like a cup of tea!

I shared one of the bottles with my sister, she picked  ginger white tea.  I also shared a picture on my personal facebook page and my cousin asked if they were edible!?!?  They really look desirable and inviting.  I was eager to try my dish washing liquid and I picked lemon thyme it works on grease and it works great.  And the best thing they do the nasty job of doing dishes more enjoyable with that natural inspired scent.

If you'd like to try Palmolive Fresh Infusions you can find them at Walmart or Target.  You won't regret it really! :)

Disclaimer:  I received these products complimentary from Influenster and was not compensated in any other way.  All opinions are my own.

January 2013 Photo A Day Challenge...Day 13


 Confession:  I have not been riding my bike lately...It's been awfully cold Brrr.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

January 2013 Photo A Day Challenge...Day 12


 Xavi's surprised face when his dad showed him some Darth Vader slippers that he bought for him.  Oh the intensity!

Friday, January 11, 2013

January 2013 Photo A Day Challenge...Day 11

11.  Water 

 It's been freezing cold these past days.  Just thinking of those poor ducks in that cold water  makes me shiver.  But then again that is their habitat right?

Thursday, January 10, 2013

January 2013 Photo A Day Challenge...Day 10


 Around 1 o'clock  today I was sorting the laundry.  I make two piles one being mine and the boys' and the other one is Sophia's.  She one day will do it all on her own.  I want to start training Xavi too.  Soon.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

January 2013 Photo A Day Challenge...Day 9

9.  Paper
I was taking pictures for my etsy shop and loved how this  
hand dyed paper doilies came out.

I take this opportunity to share with you an email I received yesterday from a repeated customer that made a recent purchase:

Hello Claudia,

Your beautifully wrapped package arrived yesterday. Thank you!

Receiving an order from you is like Christmas. Each item is so charmingly presented and then to top it off all packaged together in cheerful wrapping paper. A real treat. As always, every item I ordered is even more impressive than the photos online.   

Thank you so much for the extra goodies too. The fabric rose bookmark is very cool. I will enjoy using it. I also appreciate your tucking in the extra notecards and envelopes. You are very generous and kind.

I love your paper art  - you make it fun to drop notes to friends and family. I am already looking forward to needing to order more again. It's so fun browsing your site.

Thank so much Claudia. You are awesome.

(signed by my customer)

I do take pride in customer service!  Happy customers make me happy and this email totally made my day and made me proud.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

January 2013 Photo A Day Challenge...Day 8

8.  Something beginning with "T"

 A tank, technically a fish tank.  We've had it for about five years I would say.  It is a rather small tank 20 gallons.  The place had just had a renovation.  This past Sunday I cleaned it and put new plants and new rocks.  Its inhabitants are four fishes.  The big guy here which is really 2 1/2 inches of body and 2 1/2 inches of tail (or dress as my niece calls it) and three more little goldfishes.

But do not be fool.  That big guy there with the fancy and flaunting white veil as a tail is really a killer.  He is Sophia's precious fish and has been with us since the beginning.  None of the original inhabitants are here to tell the story.  Every now and then we found biten or dead bodies and we figured it was just their time to die.  

It wasn't until recently that we figured out that it was this guy who got rid of most of the fish population in this tank.  We had a bottom dweller (the kind that cleans the tank) who hardly moved very  inactive guy, well one morning I noticed he was dead.  Since he was Xavi's fish we bought him another one.  Now this new one was very active and I spotted him more than once poking that fancy white tail.  Soon he was dead too.  We later bought a small crab for Xavi and thought that Sophia's fish will not harm him.  We were wrong.  He is a gonner also.  For now we don't plan on buying any more.  

Specially me because maintaining a tank is a lot of work.  Just like the Christmas tree everybody is excited to put it up and when it's time to take it down nobody is around.  Same with the tank when it comes to clean it up I don't see any volunteers :/


Monday, January 7, 2013

January 2013 Photo A Day Challenge...Day 7

7.   Street

Empty street.  This is how my house looked like this morning after my husband had left for work and the kids went back to
  school. You see that little soul way in the back?  
that's how I felt. 


Sunday, January 6, 2013

Thursday, January 3, 2013

January 2013 Photo A Day Challenge...Day 3


 Hearts never fail in my office space aka my refrigerator. 

January 2013 Photo A Day Challenge...Day 2


A new box of cookies and a new box of relaxing herbal tea bags plus a remote control makes a perfect combination. 

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

January 2013 Photo A Day Challenge...Day 1


 Today camping in our living room as we spent New Year's Eve watching movies and eating popcorn.
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