Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Knit Pin Cushion

Found this pattern the other day.....isn't it cute?
I think this would make a wonderful gift.

This took me only an hour to knit up, what a great way to use up some left-over dish cloth yarn!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Win a Shabby Apple Dress!

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Shabby Apple is a store that sells beautiful and modest dresses. They are great quality and truly gorgeous. Plus, you can find your style using their "Fit To Flatter" application which is a great way to look through all of the dresses that would look great on your figure!Shabby Apple has just recently set up a new dress line for Pre-teens. Right now, it has some adorable dresses that any girl that likes dresses would love!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

The Crying Tree, Book Review

The Crying Tree
By Naseem Rakha
This is a sad story, Nate decides to move his family to Oregon, against his wife, Irene's better judgment. They move, their 15 yr old son seems to come out of his shell only to be shot to death. After years of pain the killer is set to be executed...the twist....Irene has been communicating with the killer and fights to save him. As the fight goes on we learn some truths that are shocking and will break your heart. This is a story of forgiveness and love.

The Girl Who Stopped Swimming, Book Review

The Girl Who Stopped Swimming
by Joshilyn Jackson
A breathtaking read, Joshilyn takes you on an emotional ride in this heartbreaking story. Laurel see's ghosts, but they have not appeared for several years, not until a body is found floating in her pool. This is not a typical who-dun-it, but a story of a family that could be any one of us. A sisterly tug-of-war and relatives that are best left alone, we all have family issues, but Laurel has some serious skeletons in her closet. As the skeletons are revealed Laurel's family history is played out, strengthening some bonds that should be left alone, and some that will never be broken.
This is a great read, I recommend this book, some very interesting twists and turns that keep the story fun!

The Lost Throne Book Review

The Lost Throne
by Chris Kuzneski
What do Monks, Spartans and Secret Private Agents have in common? In The Lost Throne you'll learn that they have a lot in common! An unidentified man collapses and dies, but not before uttering words in many different languages, what do they mean? This fast-paced book will take you from murders to secret codes and lost treasures, never a boring minute as you read about beheaded monks and those that live to kill. As Payne and Jones race against time they will take you on a breathless journey.
I highly recommend this book, what a fun, adventurous read!

Fish Washcloth

Isn't this the cutest washcloth ever? I had so much fun knitting it that I've made several!

Daughter Knits!

My daughter finished her knitting project and got a Grand Champion Ribbon for her age group at the county fair! The outfit is absolutely adorable on my niece!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Undiscoverd Gyrl, by Allison Burnett

Undiscoverd Gyrl

by Allison Burnett

Undiscovered Gyrl...where does the truth end and a lie begin? Sometimes the two become so tangled that it's difficult to tell them apart. Here's a story that will break your heart and make you wonder how much you really know about those around you. This is a story about a young girl who is so obviously lost that you want to reach out, grab her, and give her a hug, but at the same time shake some sense into her.

This book left me feeling haunted and cold. It was a good book and an eye opener of sorts, how much do we really know about those closest to us, how much do we want to know and how much do we need to know to keep those around us safe? I recommend this book, it contains quite a bit of sexual content.

Broken Birds, Book Review

Broken Birds
by Jeannette Katzir

Broken Birds is a book that shows the effects Nazi war camps had on people. Not just those who were at the camps, but future generations as well. Jeannette Katzir makes us think about our own relationships as she brings out the worst of sibling rivalry, how much is due to normal happenings, how much is due to her parent's survival of the Holocaust? Sometimes those who are broken can never be repaired, read this book and find out the consequences.

I had a hard time with this book, the beginning was very interesting and thought provoking as well as the ending. The middle felt as though it went on a little too long with the sibling problems which made the book lose it's feeling of a Holocaust survival story. The book left me wanting to learn more about the Germans and their refusal to acknowledge what happened to the Jews, and less about siblings who hate one another. I'm not sure that I would recommend this book to others just because of the drawn out middle.