22 February 2010

Giveaway Giveaway Giveaway!!

Hey, friends! I am giving away this awesome set of homemade washcloths.
I am promoting my scarf fundraiser and need your help!

Scarf information: Scarves are pink and white and about 2.5 inches wide and 70 inches long. To recieve a scarf, simply donate a minimum of $15 to my Avon Walk fund (www.avonwalk.org/goto/kellydawnreckas)

What do you have to do for an entry?

1 entry, tweet this giveaway! Make sure you put @kellycrochets and this blog post somewhere in your tweet, or retweet my tweet about the giveaway twitter.com/kellycrochets (comment once on this post)

2 entries, blog about this giveaway. (comment twice about this post)

5 entries, donate to my Avon Walk (www.avonwalk.org/goto/kellydawnreckas) comment five times on this post with your first name and last initial so I know who you are (and a $15 donation gets you a scarf!)

I will draw a name on March 9th using the random number generator. Good luck!

08 February 2010


I have completed four scarves so far and I love them all. If you're interested in one, go to my walk site and, for a $15 minimum donation, I will send you one - just put "scarf" in the message to me!

Please let me know which you would like to see more of!

Pink with white

White with Pink

Light Pink

Pink Center

04 February 2010

Tax Return Time

Ahhh... Taxes.

I just got my return yesterday afternoon (perfect timing, as my gas tank was empty and my cupboards were nearly empty)

I have been dreaming of wonderful things to spend the extra money on. The top of the list? Yarn. Soft, handspun, gorgeous yarn.

These yarns can be found here (left to right) MustSpinFasterLunabudKnitsBlumzieluxuryyarnsSyrendelllaikaknitsFJCruiserTerraBellaSpunSpinningWheelStudio, and, KISDesigns

Next on the list? A Blendtec blender.

Seriously, this thing is amazing. Its a 3qt jar with a 4 (YES FOUR) inch blade. It has a 13Amp motor, is faster blending than the Vitamix, has ten speeds, and comes with two jars (one with a three inch blade and one with a four inch blade).

Lets just take a moment to admire its beauty.

Up next, a case of cherimoya AND a case of white sapote. At $50/case, this is something I've never splurged on.
Cherimoya are a tropical fruit that is sweet, delicate, and has flavour reminiscent of pineapple, banana, pear, papaya, strawberry/'berry', dragon fruit, and/or apple depending on the particular variety. The outside is green and almost scaly looking:

White Sapote is a tropical fruit related to citrus. Its flavour ranges from vanilla-y to peachy.

Last, but certainly not least, a juicer. Ideally, I'd get something really high-end, but I've got my eye on the L'equip Juicer. Basic, affordable, and functional. Most importantly, Mary (who doesn't have a fun webpage for me to share with you) says it juices greens quite well.

In reality, I will be putting this money toward:
Student loans
New wheel bearings for the new car
An implant, bridge, or braces - I just had a baby tooth pulled, and my mouth is a mess. Gross.

Most likely, I will be buying new wheel bearings. Any leftover money will go toward more fun things - CSA and a heartrate monitor (or running shoes)