Tuesday, July 3, 2012

How I've Been Beating the Heat

Here are a few sneak peeks of what I've been up to lately, and more importantly, what has been helping me stay cool, or at least, what has been keeping my mind off this summer heatwave.


I know I sound like a whiny Midwesterner, but it's been HOT out! Temperatures in the upper 90s, with an awful humidity level. My work IS air conditioned, but half the walls are floor to ceiling windows, so it can still be pretty uncomfortable in there. I've been dressing nice and cool to help me through the day. Here I am in my silly little horse-dress, a crochet vest, and some (imitation) mocs!


I love little tomatoes. During the summer, we used  have a little cherry tomato plant out in the back yard, and I loved when my mom picked a bunch and brought them inside. There was always a little cereal bowl of warm tomatoes that I could snack on every time I walked through the kitchen. I thought of that yesterday when I was at HyVee picking up some summer - I saw a little package of these guys for $2, so I bought them for the car ride back home. Yum!


You know how much I love Pokemon and you know how much I love little cute toys. So when McDonalds busted out some more Pokemon happy meal prizes, I knew I had to have them ALL! Did you know you don't have to buy food to get these?! Just ask for the toys - only like $1.50 or $1.99 each. I go inside and make the workers pull them out for me so I can pick. I was so happy to finally get AXEW, my newest prized possession.


Too hot outside means fun inside! I'm trying to beat the last Professor Layton (Last Specter) before the new 3DS one comes out. This also means I have to figure out how to buy a 3DS finally! I'm also planning a Pokemon marathon of all the old games (well, not all) to lead up to the new Black & White 2. Eee!


Yes, I crochet year round, and yarncrafting is most know for the cosy, cold winter months, BUT.. it's not like I'm making a big afghan or anything. Here are some little Pokeballs I'm starting to crank out for who knows what. WINK.


  1. I am loving your dress! So cute! Did you crochet that vest?
    cherry tomatoes are so tasty! I love when my mom plants them. I hope she planted some this year. I can't wait to taste those little scrumptious tomatoes.
    Also, there is nothing wrong with crocheting in the summer time! I can't wait to see what you create!

    1. I wish I did, but no - I bought the vest! :)

      I loooove fresh from the garden cherry tomatoes, yum! All nice and warm from being outside. Perfect.

      Thanks for the comment, pretty lady <3

  2. Ooo! Poke balls! Haha that is so creative :) good job!

    1. Ha! Thanks :) I'm a little poke-crazy at the moment..

  3. i was looking at your dress trying to decide if it was unicorns or horses. :) where do you live in the midwest? I'm in Texas and it's pretty darn hot, but I came from Kansas two handfuls of months ago and miss it cuz of family. Did it take you long to learn to croche?

    1. I WISH they were unicorns, but they are just little horsies. I live in MN - I know its not as hot as most other states, but we have a few 100 degree days coming up. Yuuuuck!

      Hmm, it didnt' take all that long to learn, and I kept practicing to get better and better. I used YOUTUBE a lot when I started, just for the most basic stitches. It really helps. It took me a few weeks before I could bust out all the stitches I read in patterns without having to check what they were again. ;) Are you going to start to learn? I wanna know how you do!

  4. I have been having a craving for tomatoes. Homegrown taste so good.

    I love the Pokeballs! :O

  5. WHERE....did you get those sunglasses?! Too cute... And I'll admit it, I want some of my own.

  6. I lOVE the pokeballs. You are uber talented.


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