Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Bitty Fluff: Fundraiser Auctions Benefiting Autism Speaks

This Friday the vendors of Bitty Fluff and guests will be holding auctions to benefit Autism Speaks in honor of April being Autism Awareness Month.

I have three knit bracelets and a girly 0-3 month size romper going up for auction with 100% of the purchase price going directly to Autism Speaks.






Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Soap Rave

I am in love with Etsy and all things handmade.

And I make exceptions for plastic when it is this cute.

The Easter Bunny left these soaps in both bathrooms (although I don't think one child noticed....) and  I moved the one out of my bathroom into the kitchen so I could see it more often. I love rubber duckies, especially when they are holiday themed and sitting on top of cupcake shaped yummy smelling soap.

They can be found at Anderson Soap Co. on Etsy.


All you need is love.

But is love all you need?

Yes. At times it is.

But I want to clarify.

Love is not all you need in many situations.

Loving someone is not enough.
Someone loving not enough.

Love that hurts (physically/mentally) not enough.

Love that threatens physically or verbally (you/others) not enough.

Love that holds you back from being who you want to not enough.

Love that makes you comfortable with being less then you should not enough.

There are many many ways love is not all you need.

Love is all you need when you have a healthy, respectful relationship that brings joy to you and others around you.

Love is enough when you understand that you can't change someone, and that loving them is not going to change them.

A healthy love will get you through the toughest of situations.
An unhealthy love will just makes those tough situations tougher.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Knitting Update: 4/25

March was a busy month with a few custom soakers and lots of instock goodies for Bitty Fluff.
You can see those items in my knitting gallery on Flickr: Laurel Love Knits

And here are my current WIP's (works in progress)...

A Molly Bubble Romper for a fundraiser @ Bitty Fluff on 4/29
I need to find my snaps or buttons asap so I can do the band at the bottom and then it's done.


Billy's tunic:
Alllmost done the body. Then it's time for sleeves and a hood.
***Updated pics to come later***

Mosaic Moon "Imbas" shortis for Declan:
At the gusset increases...can't wait to get these on him.

And I'm casting something on today. :)

Friday, April 22, 2011

Egg Dying 2011

At the request of the boys...who wanted another "Family Fun Night" I brought out the egg dying kits last night. I read reviews on egg dying kits in a local news/magazine and was sold on the roller paint kits. So I grabbed two of them (worth the extra $2.99 to not have to mess with sharing) and a 3D Star Wars kit for the big boys. The boys had fun, the mess was well contained and the end result is beautiful. SUCCESS!













Grandma came up to join in on the fun. <3 026

Monday, April 18, 2011

Pizza with the Riley's

Logan: Pepperoni "Regular" Pizza
Billy: Cheese English Muffin Pizza
Ben, Garrett & Declan: Pineapple Pizza
Shaun: Bacon/Pineapple English Muffin Pizza (experiment...precooked bacon worked great!)
Me: Whatever is left. Pizza isn't my favorite food. 003