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Wow it has been awhile since I last blogged. See I developed a very bad case of Crochet Addiction. I have been crocheting daily. Actually more like ever chance I got. Well thanks to My Love I am seeing once again that there is life out there….lol

A couple weeks ago I went to my “unplugging” place. I have a friend who has a home/farm that gets no cell coverage. I do not take any other electronic devices. She owns no tv. It is my peaceful place to just be.

How can one not feel peace here:

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I am hoping to get my s*** together soon and get some pictures posted of what I have made lately.
Be good to your self!!

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On July 16th I attended my first Buffalo Reading Invasion (http://buffaloreadinginvasion.com/). It was so much fun. I am looking forward to the next one. I just learned that it is scheduled for 8/3/14. I should be able to attend…yipee!
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Reading in Nature

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NAture at work

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Get your read on

What I read

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Invasion ending

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Just this past Friday I decided I needed quality me time. So I headed to the Elmwood Village and Canalside in Buffalo, NY.
My 1st stop was at Ashker’s (http://www.ashkers.com/)
Upbeet I tried their Upbeet (Beet, Apple, Carrot and Celery)and an Egg White Vegetable Omelet. I highly recommend both!!
2nd Stop was Caffe Aroma where I deviated form my usual Iced Coffee or Macchiato. Instead I went for the Cappuccino and am not sorry for the decision. This cappuccino was spot on and I informed the barista as such!
3rd Stop was Karma Salon on a spur of the moment I decided I needed a haircut. I Yelped on my phone and Ta Da:

My super cute short summer do!

My super cute short summer do!

4th Stop was Everything Elmwood (http://www.everythingelmwood.org/). It was here that I purchased these cute notebooks and a couple of cards (that since have been mailed…oops forgot to take pictures)

Years ago I use to write poetry. I have been missing it of late. Thinking this is the perfect motivation to start again.

Years ago I use to write poetry. I have been missing it of late. Thinking this is the perfect motivation to start again.

5th stop was a spice store. I ended up with a Salt Free all purpose seasoning, Cilantro, Hungarian Paprika and Orange Peel (thinking that the latter will make a fabulous Orange infused simple syrup for Iced Coffee).
6th Stop was Lexington Coop (http://lexington.coop/). I figured can not go Canalside with out something to drink and a snack. Plus it is always a fun shopping experience. Wish we had other Coop’s locally.
7th Stop was Pearl Street Grill (http://buffalobrewerydistrict.com/pearl/node/29). I noticed the time and thought hmmm not too early for a Iced Cold Beer. I actually allowed the waiter to decide for me. All I told him was that I did not like IPA’s and was thinking something fruity. I ended up with a BlueEyed Blueberry Blonde. I enjoyed it though not something I will go out of my way for. I also had the Wild Mushroom flatbread. I was not sure what to expect but was just thrilled it contained marinaded mushrooms. It was Yummers!!
8th Stop was Canalside (http://www.canalsidebuffalo.com/). They offer something for everyone. From activities for children to concerts and an Artist Market.
9th Stop was Talking Leaves Bookstore (http://www.tleavesbooks.com/). I picked up a book of poetry and a book by an author that is new to me.

Literature is one of my passions

Literature is one of my passions

Final stop was back to at Ashker’s. I picked up their Hummus & Garden Veggie Wrap. This was delicious. It was so big that I had half for dinner and finished the other half the next day (everything was still crisp). Oh and not to mention 2 more Upbeets! Apparently I have developed an Upbeet problem…lol
Well I see this is my longest post yet! Hope you enjoyed.

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Last Saturday My Love and I spend a few hours at a local nature preserve. Such beauty

On the 4th of July My Love and I went to a local park to catch the sunset and fireworks. I did take a video of the fireworks display. I could not figure out how to upload it to share with you ūüė¶

Love the clouds in this picture

Love the clouds in this picture

 

Catching the sunset before fire works start

Catching the sunset before fire works start

 

I love watching sunsets

I love watching sunsets

 

Enjoying a beautiful sunset

Enjoying a beautiful sunset

 

What a pretty sun

What a pretty sun

Sewing has taken a back seat as of late. I have been so focused on crocheting that I almost forgot about sewing. I woke up this morning itching to plan a sewing project. So off I went to visit my fabric stash.  I am going to make a bag of sorts that will help contain my yarn stash.
I also am going to make an apron for a customer. This excites me and also stresses me. It is for the woman I made the Piggy Toy Bag for. I am under no time constraint….Just my own. This has been months in planning as we chose a fabric that had not yet been released. Well finally it was released and I found it on sale!!!
I have been taking pictures like crazy lately. 4th of July, A sunset and a trip to a nature preserve. I will post pictures later in the week.
I am attending my first Reading Invasion tomorrow and an so excited!!!!
Have a Beautiful Monday!!!

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I posted new pictures last night. They are from the hike I took on 6/1/2014. As promised here is the music video that I was able to be a part of. I appear many times. I have on a grey tie dye shirt, sunglasses and curly hair. I am one of the last people before the screen goes black.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ob01xNAf5RM

I recently realized that I have 99 followers…in under a year. I am in complete awe that so many people are interested in what I have to say. I know that people follow blogs for different reasons. I am curious as to why you follow my particular blog. On that note I am excited to share with you what my most recent endeavor is. I started an online course to learn how to write for the web. I thought it would help improve the writing I do on my blog. This is a month long course that I started on 6/2/2014. So far I have picked up some great ideas. This is so exciting for me.

A couple of weeks ago I was in a music video for a Whiskey Reverb http://whiskeyreverb.com/ . The video goes live tomorrow at 10 am. Unfortunate for me I will be at work when it does go live. However, I will post a link here on my blog for those that may be interested in seeing me in a music video for my favorite band. 

I am still crocheting and sewing. I am currently crocheting  a scarf. It is not going as quickly as I may like seeing that I currently am dealing with tendinitis in my right elbow. I also managed to injury the right elbow while on a hike on Sunday. The choice was fall into a ravine or brace myself against a tree with the right elbow. I think I made the safest decision. I am going to put up some pictures this evening. Hope everyone is well and happy!

If you could be so kind as to let me know why you follow my blog I would appreciate it. I am asking as I am hoping to use it as a tool for gaining incite on my followers.

Our Day is what we call our anniversary. This year instead of making set plans we decided to just do.  After breakfast we decided to go to the Botanical Gardens (http://www.buffalogardens.com/). No matter how many times one goes here there is always something new to see. We so enjoy looking at all the plants, trees and fish that live here. Nature tends to center the two of us so this was a great start to Our Day.

¬†Next up was rug shopping…about a month ago a pipe burst in our apartment and we lost out living room rug. Off to see what treasures we could find at Ollies. I LOVE the rug we found. It so goes perfect with our brown couch.¬†

New Rug

At this point My Love turned to me and asked if I would like to go window shopping at the mall. I figured why not. I am not a big mall person but love to window shop. I have not been to this particular mall in sometime and learned that there was a Pandora store. I do own a Pandora bracelet and looked at it as an opportunity to look at charms. I like that my bracelet each charm has meaning to me so I take my time in purchasing them. I did acquire a new charm…..The World’s A Stage. I chose this particular charm as Life & Marriage are full of ups and downs.

We had an early dinner at Jack Astor’s. We always enjoy the food. So that was a bit of a look into Our Day.

I have been making tweaks to my blog pages. Still learning what is working for me and what isn’t. Just added some pictures from the Botanical Gardens. Guess I should stop procrastinating and finally sit down and complete my OSHA video tutorial that I promised I would complete today. After it is completing I am hoping to make a batch of hummus and do some reading.

 

Enjoy what today brings you!


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