New Adventures...

Okay I have been considering this for some time now but I have finally decided that I am going to try my hand at selling items that I crochet. Yikes! I am not very business minded so this is going to be very simply done...I hope. (fingers crossed)
Here is where I need some help...if you don't mind. I am trying to decide what I should crochet. I need help...what would you buy if it was reasonably priced and crocheted...I won't hold you to it I promise. ;) I just need to have an idea of where to start...what people might be willing to buy.
Thanks for all your help in advance!


"Candy, Nuts, and Monkey Butts" -Jeremy

Jeremy heard something on the radio about people’s lists of their favorite new albums for the year and was very disappointed with their music selections. In a fit of rage both Jeremy and I decided to put together our own list of albums that WE think everyone would enjoy. Ours, however, is a list of albums that weren't necessarily put out this year but that we love to listen to nonetheless.

1. Josh Groban (all albums)-Favorite of: Both
-you can’t go wrong with Josh. “Dreamy eyes and a dreamy voice to match.”-Jeremy

2. Remy Shand
(The way I feel)-Favorite of: Both
-the best artist you’ve never heard of. Every song on this album is an instant classic. Some albums have to grow on you but this one I liked from the beginning I still listen to it and he put it out 5 years ago.

3. John Legend
(Evolver)- Favorite of: Both
-the perfect album to do chores to, you can listen to it from beginning to end and not get bored.

4. Beyonce
(I am…Sasha Fierce)-Favorite of: Mandy
-this album makes me want to get up and dance, excellent exercise music...or sitting on the couch music...

5. Musiq Soulchild
(Onmyradio)-Favorite of: Jeremy
-if you’re a pop lockin’ fool like me you need funky beats and soulful lyrics to get you through the monotonous day.

6. Joss Stone
(Introducing Joss Stone)-Favorite of: Both
-soulful, fun, and sassy. Her voice reminds me of Aretha Franklin and get this…she’s only 19!

7. Wayne Brady
(A Long Time Coming)-Favorite of: Jeremy
-“Uncontrollable hotness, that just sums it all up right there.”-Jeremy

8. Amy Winehouse
(Back in Black)-Favorite of: Jeremy
-sometimes things just don’t make sense, like purple flying monkeys working for the wicked witch of the west. And sometimes crazy people have awesome voices. She might be crazy, but she sure can sing.

9. Anthony David
(3 Chords & the Truth)-Favorite of: Jeremy
-Fantastic! Plus his soft, soulful songs help drown out the high pitched voice that constantly reminds me to do the dishes.

10. Corinne Bailey Rae
(Corinne Bailey Rae)-Favorite of Mandy
-I get a little scared sometimes when I listen to her songs cause it feels like she has been outside my window writing songs about my life.

11. Jason Mraz
(We Sing, We Dance, We Steal Things)-Favorite of: Mandy
-I didn’t like this guy before but this new album has really changed my mind.

12. Julia Nunes
(Left Right Wrong)-Favorite of: Mandy
-look her up on Youtube and tell me you don’t want to be her BFF. (plus she does awesome covers!)

13. Raphael Saadiq
(The Way I See It)-Favorite of: Jeremy
-when the ozone layer has depleted and the sun has scorched the cursed land and all that’s left are cockroaches and underground cave dwellers this CD will still be awesome.

There are many more that we’d like to suggest but after many revisions to our original top “ten” list we were finally able to compromise on this. As you’ll notice Jeremy left his mark on most of these comments.


Happy New Year!/Resolutions

Happy New Year to all my friends and family! We just got back from our second trip to Tucson this year! It was so fun, I'm a big baby so the thought of spending Christmas away from both of our families was more than I could bear. So we went...and well we had to make up a story how Santa was helping with the trip...I love that the kids believe so hard that anything goes. But Grandmas, Grandpas, Aunties, and Uncles came to the rescue with everything they could have wanted. It was so great. I was so happy to just be with family. I miss Tucson...shorts in the winter! Haha, I'm sure everyone thought we were nuts. Overall I'm going to have to say this was a good year I did some growing up being up here making it on our own has definitely brought us closer. In the next year my hopes for us are... 1. to get all the kids through with the dentist (this is a very expensive venture) 2. get organized 3. do more sewing (hmm maybe quilting is in my future?) 4. soak up my kids more 5. Find and purchase better Memory (for my brain) 6. move back to Tucson? 7. start school 8. lose about a gajillion pounds 9. cook more 10. eradicate soda from my diet (and my family's diet-heh heh). Hmm, I'm sure I can think of a million more, can't we all? Our love to everyone and wishing you and yours the best year!
PS. The picture at the top is the ball in Times Square.