Friday, October 29, 2010


This morning I was reading one of the Mommy blogs that I follow A Story of Two Moms and reading about the struggles that they are having with their preemie triplets, and then saw on Facebook about another family that is struggling with the loss of one of their premature twins.

It made me want to do nothing today but hold my babies. I am so blessed to have two beautiful healthy children, and I think that there are many days when we get so caught up in the superficial struggles that we forget what is REALLY important.

So go hug your babies. Say a prayer for all of the families out there today that are struggling with things much bigger than your own troubles.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


Winners were chosen...and have been contacted!!

FYI folks, next giveaway I'm going to be a stickler for the rules. Please include your EMAIL in the comments!! It's a pain in the butt to play detective trying to figure out ways to contact the winners without an email!!

But anywhooo......

I'm making the prize for the next giveaway it will be about two weeks...but stay tuned!

Friday, October 22, 2010

GIVEAWAY!!!! Do you have a yarn addiction?? GIVEAWAY!!! THREE WINNERS!

I've got some GREAT stuff for you!!

I've got FOUR great prizes, so this giveaway will have THREE WINNERS!!

Let's get down to business!

The mandatory entry  for this giveaway, the first is to follow Knifty Thrifty by subscription or by Google Friend Connect and leave a comment, or if you are already a follower let me know that!

The contest will run from 9am Friday October 22nd, to 9am Tuesday, October 26th.

Winners will be chosen by and notified by email. After 24hrs new winners will be chosen in event that the winner doesn't respond.

You may enter to win all three prizes by leaving separate comments for all three prizes.

Please include your email in your comment so I can reach you if you win!


              Prize #1                                 

Jeli the Elephant and choice of TWO patterns from Charlotte at Princess Delerium!
Mandatory entry: visit and subscribe to Charlotte's RSS feed. 

Extra entries: Follow @endlessdelirium on Twitter

TEN ENTRIES for a verified purchase made before the end of the contest!

Prize #2

Project bag and set of beautiful stitch markers from Nicole at Spinners World!

Mandatory entry: Visit Spinners World and subscribe to her shop feed!

Extra entries: Follow Nicole's Blog via Google Friend connect
10% off any purchase of $7.00 or more.
Vaild from 10/21-10/31.
Use code:October
Only 1 Coupon Code per customer.

TEN ENTRIES for a verified purchase made before the end of the contest!

Prize #3

Set of stitch markers and winners choice of pattern from HANDARBEITSKRAM!

Mandatory entry: Visit HANDARBEITSKRAM and subscribe to her shop feed!

Extra entries: Share HANDARBEITSKRAM on Facebook (and be sure to leave your facebook name in your comment!)

TEN ENTRIES for a verified purchase made before the end of the contest! 

Thank you for participating! 

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Tell me what you think...

I've been planning and plotting for a while now to arrange a giveaway geared toward other yarn addicts like myself... and I could use some input from all of my knitters/crocheters out there.

What would you LOVE to see in a giveaway? Is there a brand you would never splurge to buy yourself? A cool knitting gadget that you've always wanted to try but haven't? Or just your favorite sock yarn or needle/hook cozy?

Leave a comment on this post with your suggestions and when the giveaway happens everyone who has commented will get 5 extra entries!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Always a Bridesmaid...

Last weekend my Baby Sister became a Mrs.

She's 24 so its not like shes a baby...but I still tear up everytime I think about it.

Living as far away from my family as I do, I don't get to spend that much time with her, and being able to hang with her last weekend, and watch her in all of her bridal glory, was pretty special.

We are very lucky to be as close as we are. I know a lot of adult women who can't say that their sisters are also their friends. I can say that, and I appreciate how special a relationship like this is.

I guess we have my Mom to thank for that. She never let us be indifferent to each other. I grew up with a sense of responsibility for my siblings and I truly believe that it made us closer as adults. I plan on raising my girls the same way.

Like any other family we have had our trials and tribulations, ups and downs and rollercoasters and all that other good stuff, but when it comes to the important stuff, we all come together and have one helluva good time.

I am so proud of my sister and her new husband, they planned a great day, and everything went off smoothly and it was a beautiful day. I can't wait til my girls are all grown up so Auntie Roni can plan their weddings too! (hahahahaha)