Wednesday, March 28, 2012

It's Wednesday again!

WIP Wednesdays with Tami's Amis:

Socks: Started a pair of plain vanilla socks with Lion Brand Sock Ease after a field trip to the Lion Brand Outlet.  In the way of yarn I was good and only purchased 3 skeins of sock yarn.  Also purchased were some clear boots for Babygirl so she can show off her (way in the future) knitted socks!  The smallest size the boots came in were a 9, so we've got a whole lot of time before Babygirl will fit in them, but for two bucks I couldn't pass them up.  I also got a stuffed animal that you sew together which has a recordable button inside.  I though it would be cute to record Babygirl's first words and give her the animal when she's a bit older so she can hear herself.

 Child's Pinwheel Sweater is done!  It just needed arms.  Here is last week's picture:

This is what it looks like this week:
The next few weeks I"ll be concentrating on this sweater for my daughter:
And this blanket for my friend:
Sad to say this blanket was started 6 years ago.  It's been buried in the closet for most of that time.  It's pretty close to completion though.  I'm giving myself until Mother's Day to finish it and sew the pieces together.  I'm hoping to deliver it on my trip home in May.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

WIP Wednesday: Another UFO to work on

WIP Wednesdays with Tami's Amis

The socks...finished the first one.  I'm taking a break before I start the second one or I may have to poke my eyes out with my knitting needles.  I had so many issues with the sock.  I really want to focus on something fun right now.

Continuing with  The Beekeeper's Quilt. Finished three puffs this week.  Haven't sewn them on yet, but here's a photo:

Pulled Child's Pinwheel Sweater out of the closet.  It just needs arms.  Hopefully this won't take too long to finish up.  Here's what it looks like at the moment:

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Sippy cups

A cup is just a cup....right?  Oh so wrong.  Babygirl has been exploring the cup since she was six months old.  And boy, have we learned alot about cups the last six months!  We've been through three brands in that time.  The Lil-Gripper-Spout-Cup by Playtex is the winner in this house :

It doesn't leak, it's easy to clean and thus far has proven to be made of strong plastic.  Yes, Babygirl has reached the throwing stage.  She's caught the edge of the doorway a few times with the cup and it's still in one piece.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Clean + Green Giveaway Winner

Congratulations Candace M!   You are the winner of the Clean + Green giveaway.  I have sent an email requesting the necessary information to get your product shipped from Clean + Green.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

WIP Wednesdays #6 And We Have an FO!

WIP Wednesdays with Tami's Amis

Finally, I am done with the leprechaun hat.  Just in time for St. Patty's Day.  Problem is, Babygirl's not a big fan of this hat.  Everytime I put it on her she pulls it off.  We shall see what happens with this one.

The socks...still going.  One day I will finish these :)

I put the UFO vest back into the closet.  It was annoying me.  I really need something quick to work on right now so I pulled out The Beekeeper's Quilt.  This one's going to take a long time, but I can get a hexipuff or two in at night.  So it will give me the satisfaction of finishing something.  Last night I sewed these together:

I figure it won't be so bad if I sew a bunch together every now and then.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Review and Giveaway: Clean + Green

With a baby and two dogs I am constantly cleaning up messes.  I’m always looking for safe cleaning products to use to clean up said messes.  Recently I connected with Clean + Green and received some products to review.  The three items I received from Clean + Green are:
    * Carpet & Upholstery – Eliminates odors, deep cleans and removes stains from  
         carpet, area rugs and upholstery.  
    * Furniture Refresher – Cleans and eliminates pet odors on fabric and leather.

 * DeSkunk Coat Cleaner – Odor eliminator and cleaner.

The carpet and upholstery was really put to the test as one dog got sick two days after I received it.  I found the product easy to use to spot clean my carpet.  I did need to scrub the area after spraying the carpet cleaner in order to get it clean.  I felt comfortable using Clean + Green because it’s made from all natural ingredients.  With Babygirl crawling all over the place I really don’t want to be spraying chemicals on the carpet!

Next up was the Furniture Refresher.  When we got new living room furniture we moved the old furniture downstairs.  The dogs have taken to climbing up and snoozing on the chaise down there.  Furniture Refresher to the rescue!  I sprayed the chaise until it was damp, closed the door to keep the dogs off and walked away.  No scrubbing needed.  I went back down in an hour…so much better.  I’ll be adding this to my weekly cleaning routine.

Unfortunately (fortunately for me) I did not have the opportunity to try out the De-Skunker.

I really enjoyed reviewing these products.  I love finding eco-friendly, non toxic products that I can feel comfortable using around my daughter and with my pets.   The ingredients are organic and biodegradable.  Another thing I like is that this product is made in the USA and all containers can be recycled.

Clean + Green can be found on Facebook: and Twitter:!/seayu  

Clean + Green has offered a giveaway for one of their cleaning products.  The giveaway begins tonight and ends March 14th at 12:01 am (EST).  One lucky reader will win a cleaner of his/her choice from the Clean + Green website.  I will need the following from the winner: Name, email, address (no PO boxes), a phone number (for shipping) and the item you would like.  Winner will be chosen March 15.  Winner will be posted on the blog and notified via email.

I was given three free cleaning products to review for this giveaway.  I was not compensated in any other way.

We Have Our Winners!


The winners of The Birthday Chronicle are: #11 Ed and #14 meme

Winners:  I need the name and date of birth for The Birthday Chronicle, your headline choice, and email address sent to me at babyisbossblog @ gmail . com (Take out spaces). The Birthday Chronicle will be delivered via PDF.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

WIP Wednesdays: Week 5

WIP Wednesdays with Tami's Amis:

My Mistake Rib Vest was pulled out of hibernation last week.  Added a bit to the shoulder. The yarn is Lion Brand Wool.

At Knit Night on Friday I worked on Bellatrix Socks by Monkeytoes.  I'm using my own Dog Gone Yarns, colorway Vampy.   Added about 10 rows. 

The Leprechaun hat is coming along.  The buckle must get knit this weekend so Babygirl can start wearing it.

If all goes well I'll be adding some pictures this evening.  Right now I've got to run out to a few appointments.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Review and Giveaway: A Birthday Chronicle from Because I Tried It

Because I Tried It what a great site for personalized gift needs!

                                   Because I Tried It, Personalized Gifts for Anyone, Anytime!
I received The Birthday Chronicle, a personalized 8 1/2 x 11 newspaper headline page from the date I chose.  You can get a Birthday Chronicle made for any date between January 1, 1900 and December 31, 2010.  I chose to have one made for my nephew, Crash. 

The Birthday Chronicle includes a greeting from the then President of the United States along with headlines from the chosen date of birth.  It tells which celebrities share your birthday and the top music hits of the year.

Delivery can be by email for $2.00, super cheap and QUICK!  I received my Birthday Chronicle within a few hours of ordering.  (The site states that all orders will be delivered within 48 hours.) Great for a last minute gift!  Or by snail mail for $6.00. You can even have it put in a black frame and mailed for $20.00.

My husband and I are excited to give this to our nephew.  It makes a wonderful keepsake that he can look at as he grows older.  I look forward to getting one for my daughter as well.  I just have to wait for her date of birth to become available :)  I can see myself ordering form Because I Tried It in the future.  The product I received is adorable, the price is great and delivery was super quick.  The website states that orders will be delivered within 48 hours.  In addition to the Birthday Chronicle, Because I Tried It offers many other personalized products. An Anniversary AlmanacHandprint Keepsake Poem, N is for Name Poem, and Meaning of Name Print are just a few of the other products offered.

                                                               Some Because I Tried It products.

Now for the fun.  Casie at Because I Tried It has offered to giveaway a Your Birthday Chronicle to TWO readers of Baby Is Boss!  In order to win this giveaway you must be a public follower of this blog.  Additional entries are available for: becoming a Facebook fan of Because I Tried It, following Because I Tried it on Twitter, tweeting about this giveaway, and joining Because I Tried It's Newsletter.  Contest ends March 7, 2012.

If you are the winner: I will need the name and date of birth for The Birthday Chronicle, your headline choice, and email address sent to me at babyisbossblog @ gmail . com (Take out spaces).  The Birthday Chronicle will be delivered via PDF.