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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Calvin Klein "Reveal" Sampling!

Hi, guys! I just wanted to do a quick follow up on the unboxing video of Calvin Klein's new scent, Reveal. I gave the sample to my husband...who loved it! The scent is just a clean, woody, manly one! I love how it smells in the bottle, and especially on my husband. Reveal is currently available at Macy's, but will be nationwide next month! Here is a link to my video. The sample was sent complimentary by Influenster for testing purposes.


Sunday, February 8, 2015

Review: Lade B Flat Trumpet from TMart.com!

Hi, guys! I decided to go ahead and do a blog post for this trumpet since I was hard pressed to find any online currently. This trumpet was sent to me by Tmart.com for review purposes, and I really enjoyed the opportunity to do so because my 14 yo has been playing for many years. This model of Lade (or Slade) is a great beginner trumpet at a wonderful entry price. The sound is very good. My son had a couple of concerns...he stated the the keys are "sort of high," and there is no adjusting the back pinky loop. Other than that, the valves work great, and he had no complaints. Be assured, this is not a trumpet for a professional player, but is very nice for a novice. Also, at the low price...it won't hurt so much if/when your child decides he/she would prefer to play something else or just move on!

Here are some pics and the video review:








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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Written Pattern to "Monster" Crocheted Cap!

Here is the pattern for my Monster baby hat tutorial on YouTube:
Pattern:
3 Month Size

Worsted Weight Yarn in any colors you like
H Hook (5mm)
yarn needle

Abbreviations:
Ch – chain
Dc – double crochet
Sc – single crochet


Beginning ch1 and ch3 do not count as stitches.

Instructions for basic hat:
Round 1: Magic Ring, ch 3, dc 10, pull ring tight, join to top ch of ch 3. (10 dc)
Round 2: Ch 3, 2 dc each ch around.  Join to top ch of ch 3. (20 dc)
Round 3: Ch 3.  *2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc, repeat from * around.  Join to top ch of ch 3. (30 dc)
Round 4: Ch 3.  *2 dc in next dc, dc in next 2 dc, repeat from * around.  Join to top ch of ch 3.  (40) 
Round 5: Ch 3.  *2 dc in next dc,  dc in next 7 dc, repeat from * around.  Join to top ch of ch 3. (45 dc)
Round 6-10: Ch 3, dc in each dc around.  Join to top ch of ch 3. 

Round 11: Ch 1, 1 sc in each dc around. Join to top of ch 1. Finish off.


Eye:
Round 1: Make a magic ring with black yarn, pull up a ch 1, then 10 sc in the magic loop. Join to top of ch 1, pull magic ring tight. Fasten off. (10 sc)
Round 2: Attach blue yarn. Pull up a ch 1, then 2 sc in every stitch around. Join to top of ch 1. (20 sc)
Round 3: Ch 1, 2 sc in first sc from previous round, then 1 sc in next stitch. Continue w/2 sc then 1 sc around. Join to top of ch 1. Fasten off. (30 sc)
Round 4: Attach white yarn. Pull up a ch 3, dc in first sc of previous round, 1 sc in next two stitches. Continue w/2 sc then 1 sc in next two stitches around. Join to top of ch 1. Fasten off,  and leave tail long enough for sewing onto hat.. (40 dc)

Horns (Make as many as you would like):
Round 1: Make a magic ring with grey yarn, pull-up a ch 1, then 6 single crochets in the loop. Join to top of ch 1, pull ring tight. (6 sc)
Round 2: Ch 1, then single crochet in each stitch around. .Join to top of ch 1. (6 sc)
Round 3: Ch 1, then 2 single crochet in first stitch, 1 sc in next stitch - repeat around. Join to top of ch 1. (9 sc)
Round 4: Ch 1, then single crochet in each stitch around. Join to top of ch 1. (9 sc)
Round 5: Ch 1, then 2 single crochet in first stitch, 1 sc in next stitch - repeat around, ending with 2 sc in last stitch. .Join to top of ch 1. (14 sc)
Round 6: Single crochet around. Fasten off, and leave a long enough tail to sew to the top of the hat. (14 sc)

Finishing:
Weave in hat ends, then fold hat so seam is toward the back. Attach eye, then sew on horns. Weave in all ends and enjoy!

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Nail Art Close-Ups!

Here are some stills of the last few nail designs featured on my YouTube channel: