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Monday, August 3, 2015

First tie dye

First attempt at tie dyeing 
letters "A" and "S".

The Letter "A"
I used a half paper towel for the letter A.
While dry I a drew the letter "A"free hand.
Folded in half vertically. 
Then started folding as use would a star. Adding an additional fold for the center line.
When all folds were finished it was a single straight line.
Accordion folding across the line and securing with a rubber band. 
Finished by gathering the remains and rubber banding, for a total of two bands.
Ran it under the water and squeezed out excess.
Added dye and dried it in the microwave. 

The Letter "S"
Is a baby/face wet wipe from Sams Club.
Free handed the letter "S" in washable maker.
Making sure to go all the was from the top to the bottom, this allows the rubber band to be applied.
Next accordion fold from top to bottom or vice versa, creating a straight line. 
Secure first rubberband, effectively dividng the fabric in half.
Following loosely previous folds I added a band on either side of the first, for a total of three bands.
Added dye in sink.
Microwaved to set colors.
Waited for it to cool
Cut off rubber bands.
Rinsed and twisted out excess dye. 

Stayed tuned, I will be trying to dye all the letters soon. 

Enjoy and keep dyeing! :):

Wednesday, September 11, 2013


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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Laundry Hack

Laundry Hack -

It is washing day.  Everything else happens at once and I don't have time to wait for the water to fill up before I put the soap in and I do not want to put the soap in first, so I  came up with this.  I do not use the softner dispenser so I removed it and just turn on the washer add the clothes and put the cup and all on top of the aggitator and done.  I have been doing this ever since for over a year with no problems. 
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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

2012 Wal-mart holiday lay-a-way

2012 Wal-mart holiday lay-a-way
Available Sept 16 - Dec 14, 2012

For what it is worth with all the restrictions. But thought I'd share all the same.

The main points are
*$50 minimum total amount
*$15 minimum per item
*$10 or 10% whichever is greater
*$15 Fee refundable only with complete payment and only as a Wal-mart gift card

Saturday, August 25, 2012


I am going to coin a new word "Screll or Screlling is what a baby or toddler does during periods of sleep regression.  They scream and yell at you at the same time."

Friday, August 24, 2012

2 hours and $35

Before and after

$0.33 paver bricks
$1.88 cypress mulch
+ 2 hours of weeding
= Happy home owners

Monday, July 23, 2012

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Ever have one of those DOH moments as a parent?

Ever have one of those DOH moments as a parent? That was me tonight. Our 11 1/2 month old daughter has been teething and trying her best to sleep in her crib in her room and mommy (me) has been trying to help. I had been leaving her bedroom door cracked. WRONG!!! (Thank you mom for the heads up!) I may have to install a webcam with night vision though not being able to go and physically see her was driving me nuts. Then since I closed her door I wanted to provide her some comfort in the form of a little light.... Wrong again! DOH! I realized in my sleepless delirium that she was waking up and fuss crying every 30 minutes or so. Recalling when she slept in our room she slept better sooner and longer when I would have all the lights off and the tv off, I figured I'd go turn off the "comfort" light I provided. NO wait if I enter and my presence is observed or detected that is another scream and yell at mommy and then a crying fit for then next hour. hmmm... Then it hit me, turn off the power to just her room. WOW !!! talk about instant gratification, she stopped mid fuss and was back to snoring in less than a minute. Off to bed for me now.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Late night pondering... From mom to daughter.

Sugar and spice and everything nice,
Is NOT what little girl's drool is made of.

Friday, September 12, 2008

I'm on a video kick please forgive me

This has got to be one of my favorite songs. I just wish I knew what she was singing!

or it could be The Phantom of the Opera (fast forward to minute 6)

Test Deployment (Seperation)

First a little back ground. This will be the first extended deployment Chaos and I have been through. This short 2 month trial run was nice. Chaos has been at training for his latest deployment for the past 2 months, but got a small 1 week reprieve where he could come home before he's gone for 10 months. It's been nice having him here. I mean don't get me wrong I missed him before, I just realized how much more I already missed him over the past 2months and how much stronger I'll have to be for our little family.

Things were bumpy the first 24 hours. Let's see the day he arrived lawnmower broke, I cut open the bottom of my foot and the dog ran away (the dog was found with in 30minutes). I swore a long time ago I should right country songs. But I digress, besides I like country music along with everything else. Other than that we've been having fun just spending time together.

This coming up weekend is the Korean Thanksgiving holiday (which Chaos' side of our family still follow), so we'll be visiting relatives the last few hours before Chaos has to leave back for base. "Que sera sera - whatever will be will be

"Hakuna matata" (Did you know that is a Swahili phrase? I didn't it literally translated as "There are no worries"

or "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious"

or as Bobby Mcferrin said best "Don't Worry Be Happy"


To say the least life has been total Chaos! I need to think of nicknames for my husband and son. So from now on I'll call my husband, ChaosRacer or Chaos for short (ok so I'll try and think of something better, but for now it fits.) Our son will be nicknamed "The Imp" (I doubt I'll change that).

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Welcome & Overview

This blog is to bring some order to my day to day wandering mind.
Such as informative links, ideas, wishes, to do's and things I've done.

There will be Links galore on all subjects and:

  • Pictures of - my son, gardens, crafts, patterns in the world, & different states
  • Military information for - Navy, duty stations, Army, benefits, spouses, families, children, IA's (Individual Augmentees) & deployments
  • Crafts - sewing, shrinky dinks, scrap booking, children friendly arts and craft projects, knitting, crocheting, wood working, & whatever else floats my boat
  • Computers - free software downloads, Linux, hacks, XP, and Vista
  • Hacks & Recycling - life, digital photography, crafts, gardening, energy, repurposing, free stuff (where to find) & household
  • Gardening - kitchen gardens (vegetables, herbs & edible flowers) and gardening (sprouts, aeroponic, aquaponics, and hydroponics)
  • Health - my fitness regiment, alternative and natural cures, eating habits, migraines, baby & children tried remedies, & female issues (monthly, pregnancy & edited to keep it family oriented)
  • Cooking for - health, weight loss, with children, sneaky healthy recipes & foods
  • Consumer Services & Products Review - video service providers, tv providers (cable, satellite, & internet), cellular, home phone, oil companies, satellite radio,internet, credit cards, banks, libraries, parks, favorite stores (internet & actual), internet music, baby - toddler - children - general products, diapers, etc etc etc
  • Educational -anything educational else that doesn't fit else where
  • Korean - Korean language (Hangul), music, movies, dramas, K-Pop, recipes, foods, clothing, customs, art, children's song's, stories and what ever else I can learn or find
  • Entertainment - internet & real life games, music, movies, books, & etc