Sunday, March 8, 2015

Influencing Again

Influenster has struck again! I qualified for the #XOVoxBox back in February, but for some reason I just received it this past Friday! Eek's only a few days left to the campaign for me to test these items.

The last box I received was full of healthy/active lifestyle products. This one was a tad bit different...
I'm super excited to try those little Tide+ pods.

The box also contained a few John Frieda hair care products, which I think will be nice for when the warmer weather arrives as I received the Beach Blonde Collection in addition to the Luxurious Volume 7 Day In Shower Treatment. My fine limp hair will hopefully benefit from that treatment and I am dreaming that the Beach Collection with immediately transport me to the warm sandy beaches with a view of crystal clear blue water!

Not sure how I feel about the Colgate Optic White toothbrush and paste. I have rather sensitive teeth. We shall see how this one goes.

I've already dipped into the Skinfix Hand Repair Cream as soon as I saw it. My hands have been seriously suffering and after only one use, I already feel a huge difference!

I can't wait to try more of these products over the next few days.

Our regularly scheduled program of crafty goodiness will resume in my next post!

Note: I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

Thursday, March 5, 2015


Yes yes it's been a few days since I last posted. I know. No real excuse except every time I sit down to write a post, I get distracted by all my lovely scrapbooking supplies staring me in the face at my desk. Those lovelies seem to win out every time during the past couple of weeks. I think I am just too excited to have my stuff out again and can't help myself.

So, while I have been scrapbooking this winter weather blues that I seem to have away, there has also been some stuff going on with the knitting needles too.

Today I thought I would catch everyone up with "What I Am Knitting Now".

My scrap yarn blankie had a good presence in my knitting life during the end of January. I did manage to finish knitting up the half row of squares needed to complete the row. I even got as far as picking out the yarns for each of the squares for the next row.
Sadly, I did not knit any squares during the month on February. So I am going to try to complete two rows for the month of March.

After I finished my Inlay socks, I picked up with the TTL Mystery Sock 2015 and managed to knock out sock number one the other week. I didn't let too much time pass before I started sock number two either.
The color of this yarn is much darker than what you see in the picture. I was in a hurry to snap a progress pic to try to get the real color. I am absolutely loving knitting with this yarn. I won it over at Ellen's blog last summer, right before we left for Europe. When I came home three weeks later, this lovely squishiness was a pleasant surprise in my mailbox amongst all the bills.

Recently I casted on for Color Affection using these three beauties from Madeline Tosh Sock.
After casting on three time, I finally got my first row of increases to the way I liked it and am now almost ready to join in the middle color. I am excited to see this get done. Hopefully sooner rather than later.

I have a few more projects that I am dying to start. But I am going to be good and keep my needles busy with these projects right now. I really need to finish these socks so I can start my next pair for the Sock Sampler KAL that I participate in on Ravelry. The only good thing about the KAL is that we have two months to finish the project.

So that's all I've got for now. Short and simple.