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Kristina here: Ok so I didn't really have any pictures but thought it would be dull without them....

I happened upon a website recently and have been perusing it. I felt the strong need to share it with you. I found someone who sincerely wants to share his knowledge. Most people will sell you a book on how to make money, this guy is giving it away. He is teaching people how to make passive income streams so they can work from home. 

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I would love to stay home all day every day with my children and my husband. I would love to sit around and crochet, to go to the beach whenever I feel like it. To be relaxed and calm instead of exhausted and wound up tight as a spring. So... I'm reading this website! I have just started working on  http://www.stevepavlina.com/blog/2012/04/set-your-passive-income-goal/ So I set my goal: I create a new stream of passive income by December 31, 2012 that generates at least $75 a month and endures for a minimum of 5 years. I'm hoping you guys will join with me and make a goal too. If you would please share your goal with us. 

I have no idea yet how I'm supposed to make a passive income of $75 a month but once I figure it out I will let you know. I will keep you updated as this experiment progresses. We can learn together from an expert. Check it out and keep me posted of your progress too!

The second step is to come up with a negative consequence if I fail. Any ideas? 
Talk soon, Kristina
 
 
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David has grown again - not sure why he keeps doing that but I suspect just to make me mad! lol :)

So he swapped me a year's worth of meals for some used t-shirts and jeans. With such an abundance of t's, we decided to make a few tote bags.


 
 
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My favorite thing to do is special orders! Its amazing to get someone else's input and make something special, and specific, just for them. I love to know that it is exactly what they want and not something they would settle for. 

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The hat pictured here is based off of one I had done earlier, based on Blue's clues. A customer requested it in different colors and big enough for his little one to grow into. I was more than happy to oblige. Step 1 was to get him a color chart to pick his colors from. Then I went to the store and bought the ones he asked for. They did not have his exact blue so I got the next darker shade. Then I made the hat, with plenty of growing room, and the spots, and ears. 

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I then pinned everything in place, as you see from the pictures, to get final approval. Once I knew the customer was super happy with it I sewed all the pieces on, now I just have to get to the post office to ship it out. Yay! Its so much more fun to make something for someone because you know they will love it! If you have anything you want made please let us know, we would love to make something special just for you!

 
 
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Kristina told me all about this blog post she say where they were tie dying with ICE! I had to try it!

Wet your shirts and wad, tie, knot, etc. how you want them, and put them in a bucket or something to hold them. I opted not to use a rack and next time I will.


 
 
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I'm a nerd, there I said it. Are you a nerd? Well even if you aren't I found this awesome, and fun, site called Nerdigurumi. They make amigurumi (obviously) with a nerd theme! How cool is that. If you aren't familiar with amigurumi you should become familiar with it because it is awesome. It is making stuffed animals (and people) with crochet. Totally fun and definitely cute. 


 
 
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I found this great website with tons of great info. I am all into being prepared for emergencies of all types and so is this lady. Lots of great info on her site to include the pattern instructions, knit and crochet, for making your own ace bandages!!
View her site for the pattern:

http://thepreparedhomemaker.blogspot.com/2010/12/home-made-ace-bandages.html


 
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