Saturday, March 27, 2010

Another Birthday, A Little Me & A Little Yarn

Now Playing:
Like The Weather
by 10,000 Maniacs

So, That Baby turned 2 this week... and I made her something...

That Baby's 2nd Birthday

That Baby's 2nd Birthday
Oh! What is it?!?! The suspense is killing me!!!

That Baby's 2nd Birthday Bear
A teddy bear! This is the one I was knitting from Itty Bitty Nursery. She got so excited when she saw what was in the gift bag and repeatedly exclaimed, "Tay-ee Bay-o! Tay-ee Bay-o!"

That Baby's 2nd Birthday Bear
Awww. Givin' the bear loves...

That Baby's 2nd Birthday Bear
...And showing papa her bear.

Old Bear

Bear Sweater

Beauty In An End
My birthday tulips from my sister, Brandi, are losing their petals, but they are still so beautiful.

This Is Me?
Ryn said she bought me in a coin machine the other day. Not bought FOR me... bought ME, literally. (But, she did give this to me to keep.)

Daughter Knits
Ryn is knitting herself a scarf to go with the wrist warmers she knit for herself! Thanks to my knit meeting friend, Jessica, for teaching her how to do seed stitch.♥ I love Ryn's choice of texture combination here. I'm really proud of her for being willing to learn something new. I know that can be intimidating for beginners, but the rewards are so worth it.

My Nails
My most recent Konadicure didn't turn out quite how I planned. The pink was more... mauve, than the shocking, bright pink it is in the bottle. But, it's still cute, I guess.

Until next time,

Sunday, March 21, 2010

The Best Birthday

Now Playing:
by U2

Well, Miss Yarn Pixie is 32 now. Where does the time go?

Now I'll tell you about my awesome birthday!

Knit Eyeglass Case
Well, the day before my birthday, my knitting friend, Michelle, brought me this eyeglasses case that she knitting for the reading glasses she bought me earlier.

YellowFin Sushi
Stu, Ryn and I went to Yellow Fin Sushi for my brithday dinner.

Princess Birthday Cake
Stu and Ryn got me this cake, complete with Disney Princesses and my picture!

Blowing Out The Candles...
But I forgot to make a wish... DOH!

The Joker Has A Neighbor
Ryn got me a huge framed Jack Skellington picture and now The Joker has a neighbor on the wall. I love Tim Burton junk!

The Joker Has A Neighbor

Dude!  I got a Dell!
Dude! I got a Dell! Stu got me a pink (OPI Strawberry Margarita to be exact) Dell laptop! I love it! He got it equipped with everything I would need, since he knows what I use a computer for... blogging, flickring, raveling, watching DVDs and online videos and listening to music online and on computer. This baby has a 6 hour battery life!!!

Dude!  I got a Dell!

Laptop Case
My sister, Ashley, gave me this adorable laptop case and my parents gave me a wireless mouse in red for my laptop and two packages of pink peeps!

Edward Scissorhands
Stu also gave me Edward Scissorhands! Did I mention that I love Tim Burton stuff?

Birthday Tulips
My sister, Brandi, gave me pink tulips. Spring flowers for a spring baby. I love them and I love spring!

That Baby N' Popcorn
That Baby eatin' some popcorn and lookin' cute. She sang and said "Happy Birthday" a lot while we were at my mom and dad's yesterday for cake and ice cream with the family. She even mimicked Stu's ring tone for when I call when she heard it. It's the Axe commercial, "Bow, chicka, wow, wow!" So hilarious... she wouldn't say anything else for a little bit.

Pink Birthday Cake
My mom and dad gave me my very own little (pink) strawberry brithday cake. I shared it with Stu last night.

Thanks to everyone who made my birthday so special... especially my husband, who bent over backwards to make sure I got everything I wanted. Love you, honey! <3

My Nails
More Konad fun! Clear polish and white flower tips. These are one of my favorites so far!

In yarn news...

Little Star Pin
I finally crocheted the star pin I promised Ryn.

Grumpy Old Bear
I'm making a "Grumpy Old Bear" from Itty Bitty Nursery. But, I'm gonna try and make him happy... not grumpy. He's made completely of garter stitch rectangles... super easy... just some stuffing and sewing.

Grumpy Old Bear Sweater
And he's getting a sweater too! Maybe that will make him smile...

Until next time...
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Sunday, March 14, 2010

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Sunday Sweets & A Movie

I watched Over The Hedge tonight in the kitchen while I made these...

Tuxedo Brownie Cups!!!

Tuxedo Brownie Cups
A team leader at my job made these for everyone for Christmas and again for Valentine's Day. I've been waiting since Christmas for her to remember to bring the recipe for me. I finally found it myself at Pampered Chef. Recipe here:

It's the best! You'll love it and you'll be a hit if you make them for any gathering or holiday!!!

Stu and Ryn have been begging me for more since gave them their first taste tonight.

Oh yeah, and my Konad manicure? Lasted a whole day. MOFO! I gotta find a way to make my manicures last!!! Maybe it's cuz I cleaned the kitchen today... with no gloves.

Until next time,

Pixie's Got A Brand New Cut!

Now Playing:
Ghost Hunters International
"Quaratine Station"

Going to the zoo!

The Zoo - Danika, Ryn, Ashley, Chris and I
Ryn, Danika, Ashley and her husband Chris.
We went to the zoo a couple weeks ago. It was cold, but fun!

The Zoo - Danika, Ryn, Ashley, Chris and I
Danika had fun running around when she wasn't in her stroller.

The Zoo - Danika, Ryn, Ashley, Chris and I
Ryn had fun drinking hot chocolate from Danika's sippy cup.

The Zoo - Danika, Ryn, Ashley, Chris and I
Danika and I looking at big kitties.

The Zoo - Danika, Ryn, Ashley, Chris and I
Sleeping kitties.

The Zoo - Danika, Ryn, Ashley, Chris and I
Danika tried petting the kitties through the glass, lol.

The Zoo - Danika, Ryn, Ashley, Chris and I
Moment of awe. Awww!

In other news...

New Haircut
I got a new haircut!

Stu had a hard time adjusting to this, he loves long hair with a passion. But he did say it was cute and called me pretty lady the day I had it done.

Ryn's Haircut
Ryn got a haircut too!

My Nails
I've been playing with my Konad kit again. Geez, I can never get a clear, good pic of my nails anymore!

Reading Glasses
Here's my new reading glasses. My knitting group friend, Michelle, bought these reading glasses for me after she heard my eye doctor said I should be using them when reading and knitting so my eyes can relax. (My knitting friend Jennifer explained that he probably said that because my prescription is so strong for seeing far away that my eyes have to work harder to see up close. Makes sense to me.) I love these glasses! They're PINK!!!

Grandma's Ring
On a sad note, my dad's mom passed from cancer last week. My dad had made four rings for my grandma and she wanted each of us girls to have one. We got to pick oldest to youngest (I'm second oldest). I picked this turquoise ring. It's beatiful. I'm doing fine, but she will be greatly missed. I've been more worried about my dad. I hope he gets through this okay.

Not much news in knitting, except I tried knitting a bulky poncho in one Sunday... took more like a week and a half and I haven't even finished it yet but I decided to frog it. Such a shame it didn't turn out better, I really loved the idea!

Cable Me Cozy Poncho
Reference my facebook status for an explanation: "Dear Big, Bulky, Cabled Poncho That I Gave Up Knitting Because You Drape Horribly, Stretched Way Too Much And The Bottom Portion Of Your Cable Waggles Around In An Outward Direction Like A Weiner Made Of Yarn: I hate you. ♥ Me" Hubby's comment on this status update: "And yet, a weiner made of yarn would be a dream come true for you." AHAHAHA! Nice

Until next time!