DIW#2 Mystery Scarf Blog Hop CAL

DIW#2 Mystery Scarf Blog Hop CAL

Here is my portion of the Design Improv Workshop #2 You can find out all about it here.

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Basically a bunch of us designers got together and decided to do a mystery crochet along project.  We chose a scarf.  Sounds easy enough right?

 

There is only 1 rule.  Each row can only have 40 stitches.

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Rows 1-5 are here on Stitches N’ Scraps

Rows 6-10 are here on American Crochet

Rows 11-15 are here on Underground Crafter

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Abbreviations:

Ch- Chain

Slst- Slip Stitch

Sc- Single Crochet

Hdc- Half Double Crochet

FpHdc- Front Post Half Double Crochet

Dc- Double Crochet

 

Ch 3 counts as first dc

“” is used to denote the repeats

Now starts part 4!!

Change colors

16. Ch 3, turn, dc into the next stitch, skip 2 stitches, “(2dc, ch 1, 2dc) into the next stitch, skip 4 stitches” [3 times], 2dc into the next stitch, ch 2, 2dc into the next stitch, “skip 4 stitches, (2dc, ch 1, 2dc) into the next stitch” [3 times], skip 2 stitches, dc into the last 2 stitches.

Change Colors

17. Ch 3, turn, dc into the next stitch, fphdc around the next 2 stitches, “sc into the ch space, fphdc around the next 4 stitches” [3 times], 2sc into the ch space, “fphdc around the next 4 stitches, sc into the ch space” [3 times], fphdc around the next 2 stitches, dc into the last 2 stitches.

18. Ch 3, turn, dc into the next stitch, skip 2 stitches, “(2dc, ch 1, 2dc) into the next stitch, skip 4 stitches” [3 times], 2dc into the next stitch, ch 2, 2dc into the next stitch, “skip 4 stitches, (2dc, ch 1, 2dc) into the next stitch” [3 times], skip 2 stitches, dc into the last 2 stitches.

Change Colors

19. Ch 3, turn, dc into the next stitch, fphdc around the next 2 stitches, “sc into the ch space, fphdc around the next 4 stitches” [3 times], 2sc into the ch space, “fphdc around the next 4 stitches, sc into the ch space” [3 times], fphdc around the next 2 stitches, dc into the last 2 stitches.

20. Ch 1, turn, sc into each stitch.

 

I hope you enjoy!

Lemon Matcha Muffin Recipe and Review

Lemon Matcha Muffin Recipe and Review

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Ingredients:

1/2 teaspoon lemon zest

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

2 cups of flour

2 eggs

3/4 cup of oil

1/2 cup of sugar

1 tablespoon of Matcha powder (I used KissMe Organics)

Directions:

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Mix the dry ingredients, then mix the wet ingredients.  Combine the wet with the dry ingredients.

Pour into each muffin tin.

Bake for 30-35 minutes.  Test to make sure they are completely done.

Let them cool and enjoy!

Review of KissMe Organics Matcha Powder

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I really like this powder.  It doesn’t have a funny after taste and it’s fine enough to mix with almost anything. I love the bright color that it adds to my recipes and the added health benefits.

I used it in my sugar cookie recipe as well.  My kids loved it. Next I will add it to eggs. Mmmm MMM mm.

Animal Trackers Club

Animal Trackers Club

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The Animal Trackers Club is such a great idea.  You just sign up and they send a box of learning material all focused on one animal.  They include a toy, magnet, activity sheets, mask, pencils, lunch box, word worksheets,  information cards, and more.  The lunch box holds all the material thst you get with each shipment.  There is even a ring to keep all of the tracking cards together.

I love the fact that the box keeps the mess to a minimum.  I don’t like the fact that I would need to buy several boxes to have enough for all the kids.

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Lili’s favorite part was the foam paper picture.  Once she got the hang of them, she really enjoyed it.  Nonny liked the mask and the card with tracks.  She kept comparing the card to the local animal tracks.

I would definitely look into getting this for the kids.

Animal Tail Prop

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Have you ever wondered how they make the little crochet animal tail props?  Well here is a quick and simple pattern that will tell you how to make one.  I hope you enjoy.

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Review of Huggies® Snug and Dry Ultra Diapers

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Huggies®. All opinions are 100% mine.

Review of Huggies® Snug and Dry Ultra Diapers

      I tried out these diapers on YumYums.  I wasn’t sure if they would be a good fit or not. We usually use this brand when buy diapers, but that isn’t often.  My main concerns were if the diaper would stay on his bum, keep him dry, and allow him to move freely.  It definitely did those things.

He usually pees as soon as he gets a fresh diaper causing the diaper to be partially used already.  When he did that in Huggies® Snug and Dry Ultra Diapers it stayed so thin.  He tends to get a rash whenever he wears most diapers.  With the Huggies® Snug and Dry Ultra Diapers I didn’t even notice any irritation.  I am unsure if it was because he is getting older or if it was because he was dryer than usual.  I let him wear them for a few days consistently.  He wore them to bed.  I thought for sure he would have had an explosion if he wore them all night, but he didn’t.  The diaper wasn’t even full. Last night he went to bed early and he did wake up with a full diaper, but he went to sleep at 6:30pm and woke up at 8 am.

The feature that I liked the most was the Trusted Leak Lock System with quick-absorbing layers for up to 12 hours of protection.  It held a lot of liquid and his bed wasn’t wet like with the others that we tried.

Huggies® Snug and Dry Ultra Diapers are only available at Walmart. If you don’t have a local Walmart you can order them online.

I would also like to add that the only time that he was in his diaper for an extended period of time was overnight. Now that he is nursing less he only wakes in the middle of the night a couple nights a week.

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Lightscoop Giveaway

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Okay, here is an awesome tool for taking great photos! I am so excited about this giveaway. I wrote a review here about what I liked and disliked.

This giveaway is going to last from March 31, 2015 until April 7, 2015 11:59pm cst.

All you need to do it comment with why you need the Lightscoop.

(Make sure that you enter your email address into the form as that is the only way for me to contact you)

 

I will contact the winner on April 8th, 2015.  Good Luck!

Lightscoop Review

Lightscoop Review

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Simple Hook Case

First of all I love this thing.  There are a few drawbacks that come to mind.  First I will show you my results, then I list my pros and cons.  At the bottom of this post will be a link to the giveaway that I have going on from March 31, 2015 – April 7, 2015.

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Without Lightscoop

(Yumyums is a very active baby)

Here is the photo I took with the Lightscoop

YumYumslogoLighting is great and he doesn’t look overexposed.

Okay now for the pros and cons

Pros:

It’s pretty easy to use.

Quick setup every time you use it.

It isn’t super bulky.

I am able to freeze the motion of my children with the flash without getting a crazy result.

Cons:

You may have to adjust your white balance.  If you are not familiar with your camera, then this may be difficult for you.

You have to have a wall near by to use.

The color of your walls will change the color of the light, so it is best if you use a white wall or adjust your white balance.

Giveaway Located Here!!