About A Blog…Ay-chill-lees, knitting and Cake!

Say it Rah-shay By Apr 13, 2014 25 Comments


As I was browsing through the interwebs, I came across a few articles, sites and posts which fed my need to procrastinate. I thought I should share them with you but almost didn’t because I had trouble coming up with a name for sharing links. I COULD wait until Friday (Five for Friday) but it’s Sunday and I am way too impatient to wait another five days. Also, I don’t want to be beholden to one day a week or what I can share. I might think of seven things on Tuesday or three on Thursday. It’s crazy, yo! I probably shouldn’t make this a thing but I want to and the more I think about it, the more this is going to be a thing so just roll with me…s’alright?


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Anywho, you all know may know that I am corny clever and even though I was worried that I was making this a “thing” instead of letting it roll I was working hard to find something clever  corny to present the links that I think you should read.  I was watching the MOVIE* version of Nick Hornsby’s book About A Boy and silently thought, “Eureka!” I wanted to channel Jenny from The Bloggess despite not being as hip as she is. Aside…did I tell you about the time I met her? We were besties for like 12 minutes…see picture for proof.

Please ignore the obvious hair issues I am experiencing!


So here is where the interwebs sent me this week:

Mom and I were watching Wheel of Fortune this week and saw the worst contestant ever! He still won and made it to the bonus round but it was totally cringe worthy and awful to see.




The Bee and I got to attend the City of Hope’s tenth anniversary Let Them Eat Cake Contest and we had a blast! Over 40 kinds of cake, beautiful dresses and decorative table settings.

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Blog love

Buffy aka mrsrkfj aka my sister wrote a great post about the benefits of knitting.

Brandi from Mama Knows It All wrote about the Goodwill (my happy place!)

I happened upon a Twitter Party and found this blog from Little eLit Children. I feel inspired to finish up my summer reading AND fall planning!

Fadra, like, totally wrote such a cool post channeling the 80’s!




Yes, Spring is here but I LOVE making scarves. Here is a chevron scarf that I have added to my WIP pile

My Star Wars poser** WIP, a Boba Fett hat for Effin Guy

Off the hook: The My So Called Life (and other lies) Really Simple Hat Pattern*




Hat done in less than TWO DAYS! TWO!


How you doin’?




*NOT the TV version which cast Minnie Driver as Fiona? C’mon!

** I feel like a poser ’cause I just do not get why Star Wars is a thing. It’s not Star Trek!


I am mom, daughter, sister, yarn lover, word lover, crazy cat lady and library chick. Find me with book or with hook and a hot cuppa.


  1. Oy – my heart broke for that guy on Wheel of Fortune, but then again- how did he make it to college and not know how to pronounce that?

  2. Those are some beautiful cakes! Looks like a fantastic time. And SO cool you met The Blogess – LOVE her!

  3. Scott says:

    Star Trek > Star Wars any day! Live long and prosper! 😉

  4. Terry says:

    Speaking of knitting. I used to knit, but not well and couldn’t follow a pattern to save my life. Scarves are the only thing I can make.

  5. I don’t knit but I do crochet and I love cake so this is a great post for me to see since I have interest in crafts and food who dosen’t?.

  6. Ashley Gill says:

    I want to go somewhere with so much cake and eat it all! What a wonderful place to spend an afternoon!

  7. Pam W says:

    That hat is so cute! I keep seeing knitting and crochet projects and wishing I knew how to do either one.

  8. I would love to the cake tasting and try that much cake! Too bad my husband wouldn’t enjoy it. haha.

  9. Veronica says:

    That guy on wheels of fortune made me cringe the whole time. Lol.

  10. I have never been to a cake tasting but have no doubt I’d enjoy it very much.

  11. Oh my goodness, I’d love that “Let Them Eat Cake” event! Beautiful!

  12. Sarah Bailey says:

    Cake tasting sounds good, something you should almost do everyday kinda good 😉 x

  13. becca says:

    I’ve never been to a cake testing before but it looks yummy.

  14. Kristen says:

    That Cake tasting looks like so much fun!

  15. I had not seen Wheel of Fortune since we moved, had kind of forgotten about it. That poor guy. I would have loved to join you for all that cake, it has been a rough week here and I could have used that!

  16. That cake looks amazing! I wish I could go to a cake tasting. Thanks for sharing.

  17. Those cakes look delicious and I imagine that you enjoyed sampling all of those delectable treats. I would attend an event like that in a heartbeat.

  18. So jealous! Wish I could have been there! Looks like so much fun!

  19. It seems a cool event – had lots of fun and I’d love that cake tasting too!

  20. Rosey says:

    I would love to see a cake event. It’s amazing what some people can bake up, for sure!

  21. Gingermommy says:

    That hat looks great! I can never follow a pattern so all I do is scarves . Those cakes look super delish as well (Kim)

  22. Pam says:

    Lots of good stuff here to check out and read. I love the hat! I had heard about the poor guy on Wheel of Fortune but this was the first time I was able to see it.

    I wish I could have attended the cake eating event. Yum!

  23. Toni says:

    Oh that cake looks delish! And that poor guy, I felt horrible for him

  24. Amber NElson says:

    That cake looks really good and I love that knit hat!

  25. What beautiful cakes. thanks for sharing, looks like you had a great time too! ~ mommy2jam

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