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Monday, July 27, 2015


Will Need/Need to Know
  • H- hook
  • caron simply soft yarn
  • needle to sew in ends
  • v stitch = double crochet, chain 2, double crochet all in same stitch

st(s) – stitch(s)
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
v st – v stitch

  1. ch 5 (counts as 1st dc and ch 2), dc in 5th ch from hook (v st), turn (1 v st)
  2. ch 5 (counts as 1st dc and ch 2), dc in same st (v st), v st in last dc, turn (2 v sts)
  3. ch 5 (counts as 1st dc and ch 2), dc in same st (v st), v st between next 2 v sts, v st in last dc, turn (3 v sts)
  4. ch 5 (counts as 1st dc and ch 2), dc in same st )v st), [v st between next 2 v sts] repeat 1 more time, v st in last dc, turn (4 v sts)
  5. ch 5 (counts as 1st dc and ch 2), dc in same st (v st), [v st between next 2 v sts] repeat 2 more times, v st in last dc, turn (5 v sts)
  6. ch 5 (counts as 1st dc and ch 2), dc in same st (v st), [v st between next 2 v sts] repeat 3 more times, v st in last dc, do not turn (6 v sts)
  7. for this row we will be making the band and what size neck we want so the sizing numbering will go like so XXS(xs, s, m).... ch 12(20, 28, 36), join in top of dc on opposite side, ch 1, [2 sc in ch 2 sp, 1 sc between v sts] repeat more times, 2 sc in ch 2 sp, [1 sc in next ch] repeat across, join to 1st sc, tie off (29, 37, 45, 53sc)

  • sew in your ends and your done !

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Pet Pack Unboxing July 2015

Pet Pack Unboxing July 2015
Pet Pack is a monthly subscription pet box for your dog or cat. Starting at $20 a month. You can get your own HERE. Also used code ANCA for an extra 10% off at checkout! Also 10% of all proceeds go to help shelters, sanctuaries and more. They ship to the U.S. And now Canada! They were nice enough to send this box to us for review. Okay no more blabbing lets dig in ! (video at bottom)
First off we have Dawg Grillz Ballz. This ball isn't even out yet for people to buy. How cool is that. That's what I call VIP treatment go petpack! It floats, bounces, squeaks, and smells like peanut-butter. Its also BPA free and food safe. We really like this ball.
Next we have Blueberry & Kale treats. These are $7 a box. They are corn, soy, wheat, and GMO free. Also made in the U.S.A. Small and great for training, we are really happy with these treats.
SnoutSoother, now if you have a bulldog you probably know what this is. This product is awesome. For this little tin its $4.95, and it goes a lot farther then you think. It is great for dry or irritated nose's and skin, works as sunscreen and more. Its organic, vegan made with 100% natural ingredients. Made here in the U.S.A. this is a winner.
Last we got a Petrageous collapsible 1.5 cup pet bowl. Now for this Brand of bowl I couldn't find a good site for the most part to find this exact bowl (just one) in the size it was in the best I could do was Kohls for $28.99. So I would give it a value at at least $10-$15. Now I do want to say I'm very happy with this bowl. Its well made, and I have been meaning to buy one anyway.

So is this box worth the money ? We think so! We give petpack two thumb's up, 5 stars, A+. I hope you enjoyed our unboxing !

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Jr. NerdBlock Unboxing Boys July 2015

NerdBlock Jr Boys Unboxing July 2015
Jr. NerdBlock Unboxing July 2015. Nerd Blocks Jr. boxes are about $20 a month and you can choice girls or boys. Get your own box HERE. My daughter choice this box for herself as a birthday present as got 3 month. So lets unbox this box.
She got 2 little toy figures. One Bot blind box, she got the spray paint bot. These are all extra cute. Then she got a Skylanders figure.... neither of us really know what that is but it looks cool.
Then she got a book and a magazine. The book looks good and is from the best sellers list. I really like that they included a book. The magazine looks like a great one for kids, and it has games inside as well.
She got this foam 3D Vader. Its really cool looking, but was a pain to put together, she couldn't have done it on her own.
Last she got a box of Ninja Turtle tattoo's and one bonus sticker sheet. She gave these to her brothers. Well that's it I hope you found this helpful !

NerdBlock Unboxing July 2015

July 2015 NerdBlock Unboxing
NerdBlock is a montly subscription box for nerdy and geeky things and its about $29 a month with shipping. Get your own NerdBlock HERE. So lets open this box.
First we have a G.I. Joe Cobra T. While this looks cool I am not a huge fan of G.I. Joe.
Then we have a Spike Titian from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Now I do kinda like him. He fits in with my bad guy collectables, and I did used to watch Buffy as a kid.
Third we have this adorable little Iron Man Funko Pop key chain. I really like this and it will either go in my car or on my keys.
We also got this little Transformers cell charm. Now I do like Transformers, but this cell charm is lacking.
Next is this Mad Max comic. Not a huge fan of Max, but this comic looks really nice and I'll read it at least once.
Then more Ghost Busters. A paper wallet.... I like Ghost Busters as well as the next guy but NerdBlock is also including anther Ghost Busters item in next months block, as well as having the Ecto 1 in a previous Block, plus it was in vinyl palooza so Ghost Busters is really feeling over done. So next month we will not be unboxing another classic NerdBlock. Instead we will be doing Horror Block. I'm really looking forward to next month! Hope you are too!

July 2015 BarkBox Unboxing

BarkBox Unboxing July 2015
Here is our July 2015 BarkBox unboxing. Get your own BarkBox HERE. We have size 25-50lbs. The Theme for this month is Circus. Lets dig in!
We got 2 toys in this box like normal. First we have a circus elephant. Its extra soft, cute and squeaky. Then we have this Fireman’s hose squeaky tug and toss toy. Anca like's it, but unsure on how it fits the theme.
We got two treats and a chew this month and they are all delish Anca said. First we have BarkMade Chicken Biscuits. Grain free and made here in the U.S.
The second treat is Trail Blazin Bits, beef and liver recipe. These are handmade in Canada it says, and made with only 4 ingredients, beef liver, oat flour, olive, oil and oregano. Anca really enjoys these
Last is the chew, a slow roasted knee beef knee cap. Made here in the U.S. As you can see Anca's Chihuahua sister really showed interest in this a stole it for herself. So both dogs were really happy with this months box. Hope you enjoyed seeing what we got!

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Spacey Wacey Bow

Spacey Wacey Bow
Will Need/Need to Know
  • H hook
  • caron simply soft yarn in dark & light blue, black & white
  • needle to sew in ends
  • clip to attach to back (can be found on amazon or craft stores)
  • ( ) holds number of stitches and needed info
  • one size fits most

st(s)- stitch(s)
ch- chain
dc- double crochet
sc- single crochet

in both dark & light blue holding both strands together
  1. ch 25, dc in the 4th ch from hook (1st ch 3 counts as 1st dc), and each st across, turn (23dc)
  2. ch 3 (counts as dc), 1 dc in each st across, turn (23dc)
  3. repeat row 2, 9 more times
  4. fold together the log way (hotdog style), ch 1 (does not count as sc), now sc both sides together all the way down (23sc) tie off

Bow Middle
in black using 2 strands at once
  1. ch 9, sc in 2nd ch from hook (1st ch does not count as 1st sc), and each st across, turn (8sc)
  2. ch 1(does not count as sc), 1 sc in each st across, turn (8sc)
  3. repeat row 2, 11 more times, tie off
  4. in white using one strand, sew in the crack in space and time in the middle of the bow the short ways

sew bow middle to bow, sew in any lose ends,
add clip and your done !

Ipsy Unboxing July 2015

Ipsy Unboxing July 2015
Ipsy is a $10 make-up subscription box.... well err... bag. It has free shipping and advertises that every month you will receive 4-5 deluxe sized samples in a cute little make up bag. Grab one HERE. So lets get into what I got, what its worth, and if I like it!
Eyetini eyeliner in the color blue hawaiian. Retails for $18. Now I like it but I honestly don't think I will ever use it.
Tarte Bronzer in the shade of park ave princess. Retails for $30. I love this its so pretty, and is perfect for my skin tone. I will be using this all the time. Color swatch of this is below the blue eyeliner but you may not be able to see it as well but it does give a nice subtle golden glow.
Then we have Bellapierre minerallipstick in the color pink. It Retails for $19.99. Now it is a much nicer shade of pink on your lips then on my hand, but once again this will be something I never use. I was really hopping for something darker.
Now we have Mongongo lipconditioner. No color like a chap-stick. It retails for $10. I am so in love with this its sitting right next me right now and I have been using it religiously. It makes you lips feel like silk. Love love love it.
Last we have Jor'el Parker roll on perfume in the sent classico. This little 8.8ml bottle retails for $21. It smells sooo good. I will be wearing this.
I'm not sure if I was lucky in getting mostly full sized items as the only promise 1, or if its how they are doing things now. As of now I have canceled my subscription (it was easy to do so), but its not because I didn't like my bag. I did. I got 3 items I will use all the time and buying these items by yourself is way more then 10$ so this bag was worth it. I just don't have the money to be getting 2 make-up subscriptions every month, and ill never use that much make up, but I will probably get another again in the future. Well that is it ! I hope you enjoyed my unboxing/unbagging.  

Glamour Skull Slipper Pattern Review

Glamour Skull Slipper Pattern Review
This pattern is by Glamour 4 You and can be found on Ravelry HERE. The price is $4.99. I however was lucky enough to get this pattern at a sale price with a coupon code a while ago. This is the mens sized pattern but it also comes in women and child sizes too. Now before we go into the review I want to point out mine do not look as cool as the designers pair because my customer wanted them all in one color, and they also wanted it lose at the ankles so I skipped the last row as well.
So lets get into it! This pattern gives you lots of size choices from 5/6 to 13/14. It has a double sole, so its extra cozy and comfortable. This pattern has nice details in it and the skull looks really good. It's easy to read and understand. It has all the info you could need and more. It even has picture tutorials. I honestly have nothing bad to say about this pattern and am very please with it. I will be make this again some day. A great pattern that you really get your money's worth out of especially I you regularly make items to sell. Well that's it I hope you enjoyed my review !

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

TOMbox Unboxing July 2015

TOMbox Unboxing July 2015
This is a lady's time of the month subscription box. The cost is $10 no flow box (no tampons), $16 for the flow box, and then you can add double the make-up and jewelry for and extra $6. This month I chose the no flow box with double the make-up and jewelry for $16, and I would say its well worth it as you get at least double your moneys worth. You can order your own tomboxhere. Now lets get to the goodies!
All four items pictured above are full sized items! Okay so first we have Cult nail polish in the color laguna, a nice pretty pink color. It retails for $12 on the Cult Cosmetics site. Next to the polish we have a very nice make-up brush, its super soft. I would guess its retail value at $5-$10. I will use this all the time. Then we have Be a Bombshell lip gloss in the color taupeless. Now its not much to look at in the tube but its beautiful on, very happy with this. It retails for $16 on Be a Bombshells site. Next we have some beautiful Hikari blush in the shade of sun-kissed. I love this ! It retails for $15 on Hikari's site.
Now for the little stuff, the samples. First we have a travel pack of make-up remover wipes by La Fresh. You get 8 wipes, its ruffly worth $2. Next is Joanna Vargas daily serum sample. Its a 5 ml sample the full sized bottle is 29.5 ml or 1 oz and sells on amazon for $85. So you can only guess at how much this tiny sample is worth. Last sample is a perfume called Escada Marine Groove. Smells nice not sure if its for me though. Not sure how much is in this tiny bottle but you could probably get a weeks use out of it. You can find this this same sample on fragrancenet for $2.99.
Last the jewelry ! I'm not going to even try to guess what they are worth, and I don't expect much for the jewelry they send you for a $16 box especially when the make-up is so good. So we got a very cute pair of star fish earrings, and a braided leather head band. All in all I am very very happy with this months box and will continue my subscription.
That's it hope you enjoyed it!
And for fun her is a photo of me wearing just make-up from my last two tombox's !

Granny's Spiked Cozy

Granny's Spiked Cozy
Will Need/Need to Know
  • H-hook
  • Red Heart w/Love yarn in 2 colors
  • needle to sew in ends
  • ( ) holds needed info and number of stitches
  • [ ] repeat whats inside
  • turn work after every other row instead of every row
  • 1st ch 3 counts as dc
  • one size fits most beverages

in double crochet 8 stitches x 4 rows = 2 inches

st(s)- stitch(s)
sp- space
sk- skip
ch- chain
dc- double crochet
dc sp st- double crochet spike stitch

  1. in color A, ch 32, join to 1st ch, ch 3(counts as dc here and through out), 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts, ch 1, sk next st, [1 dc in each of the next 3 sts, ch 1, sk next st] repeat around, join to 1st dc, tie off (24dc and 8 ch sp)
  2. join color B in any ch 1 sp, ch 3, dc spk st in middle dc of previous row, 1 dc in ch 1 sp, ch 1, sk 3 dc, [1 dc in next ch 1 sp, dc spk st in middle dc of previous row, 1 dc in ch 1 sp, ch 1, dk 3 dc] repeat around, join to 1st dc, tie off (16dc, 8dc sp st, 8 ch sp)
  3. join color A in any ch 1 sp, ch 3, dc spk st in middle dc of previous row, 1 dc in ch 1 sp, ch 1, sk 3 dc, [1 dc in next ch 1 sp, dc spk st in middle dc of previous row, 1 dc in ch 1 sp, ch 1, dk 3 dc] repeat around, join to 1st dc, tie off (16dc, 8dc sp st, 8 ch sp)
  • repeat rows 2 and 3, 2 more times, tie off
  • sew in ends and its ready for your favorite drink !

Monday, July 13, 2015

Vinyl Palooza Unboxing/ Possible Giveaway ???

Zazzle Special Offers and Coupons
Vinyl Palooza UnBoxing
Okay so Vinyl Palooza is a mystery box from NerdBlock. It is not a subscription box, just a one time limited deal they do every once in awhile. Cost was about $30, and you had a chance to receive a golden ticket box, and in that case you would have gotten 4 funko pops instead of one funko pop and 3 other vinyl figures. As you can tell I did not get a golden ticket box *tear, but that's okay. So lets get more into this thing! You can learn more about NerdBlock or order your own HERE!
Here is all four figures all together. Now lets take a closer look at what I got.
We will start with my favorite one. The Ghost Busters Ecto 1 car. This thing is awesome. While its small it has tons of detail. I was hopping for this one if I didn't get the golden ticket box, and I'm very happy I got it. Oh and this one is a NerdBlock exclusive!
Second favorite is one I already had. The 10th Doctor. With his geeky glasses and trusty sonic he is an awesome addition to any nerd collection, and he is a NerdBox exclusive as well. Being I already have one and my sister-in-law is a whovian as well this will be going to her, and I guess we will see if she reads my blog or not. As if she does she will find out she is getting this little gem for her own nerd collection!
Now we have Piccolo from Dragon Ball Z. Now Dragon Ball Z is not my favorite but I did watch it when I was a kid before it went all crazy. Personally I think the show just went on to long and it ended up ruining it. Now some of you may hate me for that but this wouldn't be a good review without my honest opinions. Having said that I do like him for the most part and he is very well made.
Last we hace Saul Goodman from Breaking Bad, and he is another NerdBlock exclusive. Now I don't care for this one at all. I never got into the show, and its just not my type of thing at all. I don't even think he is nerdy or geeky. I guess he hits some fandom marks for some, but I wish they would have left him out of this box, and given us something more nerdy. The idea to hold a giveaway to ship him off to a new owner has crossed my mind. So if you would be interested in me doing said giveaway for a change to win Saul leave a comment down below ! Hope you enjoyed my unboxing and have a very nerdy day !

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Nerd Block Unboxing June 2015

NerdBlock Unboxing
This is June 2015's box. Theme British Invasion. Cost $19.99 + shipping. With shipping this is a $30 box, and they say you get $60 worth of items. Each box contains 4-6 items + t-shirt, and the cost is about $30. You can get your own block HERE at NerdBlock. So lets unbox this baby.
In this box we got a Mr. Bean bendy doll, exclusive Doctor Who 10th Doctor titan figure, Mr. Bean's teddy plush doll, Doctor Who poster card deal, and Monty Python magnets. I have to say I love love love this box just with these items alone. The Doctor Who stuff is amazing. I adore the Monty Python magnets with all the pre made sayings, and of course you can rearrange them to make your own. These went on my fridge immediately. Now for the shirt.
A Sherlock shirt ! This is such a cool shirt and I will be wearing it all the time. It was really awesome to have two of my favorite fandoms in one box ! Well that's is I hope you enjoyed !

TomBox UnBoxing

Unboxing TimeOfMonth or TOMbox
TomBox is a monthly subscription box for ladies. For that certain time of the month. To give you supply's you need, and some beauty products. To help make that time not so horrible, and help you feel beautiful in a time you may not feel oh so hot. Its $16 a month but well worth it as you get at least double your moneys worth or more! So lets get into it ! The picture about shows you what it looks like when it arrives and when you first open it up. Order TomBox HERE
It didn't look like to much when I first opened it, but I was really nicely surprised at the goodies inside. Fist is the box of tampon I knew I was getting. They have a wide variety of brands and kinds you can choose from. You can pick pads too if that's more for you.
Then in the nice little fax velvet bag was this really cute anklet ! It has some fish, a key and some cute little flower charms hanging from hearts. I really like it but as I have tiny ankles I'm going to have to alter it a bit, but I didn't expect expensive jewelry in a $16 box.
Next we have a very nice full sized make-up brush. Its super soft and I will differently be using this ! Now lets open the little pink box that what in the big box.
Score they are all full sized beauty products ! We have a Maybelline nail lacquer that goes for $3.99 a bottle on Maybellines website. Then there is Tattooed water prof felt pen eye liner by Skone, and that retails on Skone's website for $15. That's almost the price of the box itself ! Last in the pink box was some pink trophy wife lip crayon by Be a Bombshell. That retails on Be a Bomshell's site for $16 ! So I really feel I got my $$ worth our of this box. Especially for it being my 1st box for only $8. You differently want to get this box at least once if your looking to upgrade your make-up bag or just get a boost during that ugly time of the month !
Here is what the make-up and lacquer look like on skin ad nails. Really loving the blue lacquer.
That's it. I hope you enjoyed seeing what I got as much as I did getting it !