Friday, August 28, 2009

Fun New Site To Play With!

I found the most fun site. It's called Fun Photo Box.

I won't tell you how much time I wasted on this site, but suffice to say, I could/should have been doing other things like tackling dish mountain and laundry mountain. It's really easy, just upload a pic - yourself or someone else and in the photo effects section plug it into one of the many choices they have. The results are super fun. The Harry Potter one would be great for a Harry Potter Party Invitation. I plugged the Eldest's pic into that one since he's the big fan:

And this one? Yeah, it's just part of my campaign to become famous:

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Knitting Monogamy

Knitting Monogamy can be such a pain. I tend towards working on just one project at a time. I find that if I don't do this, putting off the second project for "just a little while" results in me never finishing it.

I am totally bored to death working on my present sweater. I have doubts as to whether or not it will fit anyway. I'm just not overjoyed with the project. I may frog it and begin something else. I haven't quite decided yet. My son wants the quidditch sweater (think Harry Potter) from Charmed Knits and I already have all of the yarn that I need, so I may start that. I just know that if I put off the Buttercup sweater, it will go to UFO heaven.

I've noticed that not everyone is overjoyed with the contest prize. I have only had two entries so far. So I've decided to sweeten the pot a little. Along with the pendant I'm offering up this yarn as a prize:
Tertiary Fun! -Handspun by me (127 yds worsted weight wool)

So send me in some ideas!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Bill Manipulations

Several things have been driving me nuts lately and today I decided to take some action to fix things.

1. The first thing is my internet service. I'm being charged by AT&T for the highest speed internet available in the area. I went online today and did a speed test. Now get this, I'm supposed to be getting 3mbps download speeds. What was my actual total? .30 mbps. Somehow, AT&T misplaced a decimal there and I've been getting overcharged by a mile. So. byebye AT&T internet service and hello where I'll be getting around 6mbps or there abouts for the same price. It absolutely irks me to be paying for a service and be getting subpar performance with my internet.

2. The second thing is no cable/dish or local channels on our tv. I'm feeling deprived. We've been without these for about three years now. So, I'm canceling my home phone land line and going with cell phones only so that I can afford the tv stuff. Besides, it's silly to be paying twice for phone service.

So this afternoon I've spent my time rearranging all my bills. It's been a stressful experience all around. I feel like I've been robbing Peter to pay Paul.

Once I've gotten both of the internet and dish stuff set up, I'll be giving AT&T the boot (except for my cell phones anyway.) I can't wait. I know my Eldest will be thrilled. He's the only kid he knows that can't get the Boomerang cartoons. How has he ever survived? :)

Don't forget to enter into the contest. Someone needs to have a non stress moment and win something free and it could be you! Jolene left me with some fabulous suggestions. Anyone else wanna play?

Monday, August 24, 2009

I feel a contest coming on!

To celebrate the opening of the AllThingsShea Etsy Store, I'm having a contest! Here's how to enter and win:

The Eldest is having a birthday coming up in September. We've picked a Cub Scout/Boy Scout/Camping theme for this big birthday bash. Help me out with some party activity ideas and you'll win yourself, or someone you love, this lovely pendant (comes with black silk cord):

ETA: New prize added! Tertiary Fun Yarn - my handspun (127 yds, worsted, wool)

Two ways to win:

1. Leave me a comment with your party activity idea (please make it camping/scout/survival oriented).
2. Leave a mention on your blog about the contest!

Both of these gets you an entry in the contest. Winner will be randomly chosen from those who enter. Contest ends September 4th! Good luck!

Etsy Shop Update

More jewelry is up in my etsy store! 2 new pendants and 4 baby charms.