The Other Breast Cancer

Posted by Stitchblade | 10:21 AM Oct 29, 2008

IBC....Ever heard of it? If you are like most women then you probably have not. IBC stands for

Inflammatory Breast Cancer

I want you to click that link and watch that video of a newscast talking about IBC. It could save your life. There are no tell tale lumps with IBC. People think they have bug bites, seriously...bug bites...this can KILL YOU. For most women by the time they find out its just too late.

Here are some more helpful links:
National Cancer Institute
IBC Research Foundation
MayoClinic

Take some time to check it out, and spread the word!

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I Wan't To Win A $16,000 Dream Kitchen!

Posted by Stitchblade | 9:10 AM



Click the banner above to get your chance at winning a $16,000 Dream Kitchen! All brand new shiny appliances, wouldn't it be so awesome? You can enter EVERYDAY until oct 31st!

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Attention Attention!

Posted by Stitchblade | 10:22 AM Oct 28, 2008

HOLY COW! Over at Deal Seeking Moms she is hosting one awesome giveaway! EYECLOPS NIGHT VISION GOGGLES! You know, my girls would totally dig this, but I am thinking J would enjoy such a toy as well! Maybe I will win and put it under the tree for him! Go enter!

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Chaaaanges

Posted by Stitchblade | 9:41 AM

OK so Stitchblade is in for some BIG CHANGES. I'm going to be moving. Not moving to a new house...just moving to a new place in CyberLand. It's going to be good. I have been neglecting things here a bit as it may appear, but really I am still staying busy. I have posts up on Dinker and Giggles so go check it out over there and stay tuned for the other changes here at Stitchblade!

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I love giveaways!

Posted by Stitchblade | 8:50 AM Oct 26, 2008

Ok so I am really lagging this past week on my blogging. I had a big nasty computer crash. Not cool. My computer is about as saved as I can get it myself, I just messed with things and hoped for the best. I guess I did something somewhat right. Anyhow, I wanted to share some contests with y'all! Go check them out!

A Mother's Boutique has a giveaway going right now for a $50 GC!

Dinker and Giggles has several giveaways going on right now and will have more......hers will be going all month (31 days of giveaways) so you need to check back daily!

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No more nursing time to get in shape!

Posted by Stitchblade | 10:35 AM Oct 22, 2008

So now that I am done nursing I am ready to get back to my old self. Whenever I am nursing I am not the typical drop weight like crazy person. I am the one that holds on to everything. Well the time has come and I am ready. I don't want any chemical type diet pills. I want to do this all natural....I wouldn't mind some sort of herbal help for energy and burning calories. I do not need any type of thing that makes me not hungry...as it is I have to remind myself to eat. I would like to hear your all natural weight loss tips. Please post them here and share the goodness! Don't be stingy!

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31 Days of Giveaways!!!

Posted by Stitchblade | 7:06 PM Oct 20, 2008

Hop on over to Dinker and Giggles and join the fun with her 31 days of giveaways! It started today so HURRY!

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Out of the Darkness walk

Posted by Stitchblade | 9:14 PM Oct 19, 2008

Yesterday my friend Misti, all of my children and myself joined with the Cooksey Family and walked in the Out of the Darkness Walk. It was a 5K walk for Suicide prevention and awareness. Our team raised $1700 to help fund this great organization. Below are some pictures I managed to take while walking Saturday. It was a great time for a great cause and I am so happy we could be there!






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Tot Tote Contest

Posted by Stitchblade | 9:28 AM Oct 18, 2008

Over at The Secret is in the Sauce they are having yet another giveaway! This one is for a Tot Tote from Tweetie Pie Baby. Be sure to stop in today and comment for your chance to win!

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Kentucky memories

Posted by Stitchblade | 9:47 PM Oct 17, 2008

I remember back when I was in high school, maybe 9th grade? My friend Susie and I went and visited her family that lived in Kentucky. It was such an awesome experience for us. These people lived like Little House on the Prairie. I kid you not. They had water they pumped from a well, oil lanterns, an outhouse, a loft with the ladder, horses, cows, bulls, turkeys, chickens, goats...you name it. Now Susie and I were girls that were used to modern things. We came somewhat prepared....prepared to look good of course. Now you have to realize these days were Aquanet days....you know Camaro hair? Man we had some hair....big hair. I remember we had these snazzy propane powered curling irons. Do you remember those? We were lucky to be able to stay in a pull behind trailer that her dad brought down. It had a bathroom with a shower. We didn't have to use the outhouse thank GOD because of the snakes...yes lots of snakes. I remember one of her many male cousins asking us to go horse back riding. We assumed a short ride.....no....his type of ride was a tour of the Kentucky mountains. Holy cow I could not walk standing up straight for days! Another favorite thing for these Kentucky boys was "caving". Um yea....at night even. They took us "caving" in the scariest most dangerous places at NIGHT. I would like to have gone back there again, it was so cool how they were so self sufficient and lived without many modern things. If I had gone back I would have brought more things with me to make my stay more comfortable. Perhaps a hard hat with a light? Or maybe one of those wind up radios? All in all it was a great time...well except when that one boy sitting in the back seat with me decided to swallow some of that chewing tobacco and immediately upchucked allover the place. I tried so hard to get out of that car! Susie was in the front passenger side and I was in the back passenger side. I begged her to hurry, and well...she tried....but this boy decided to place his hand over his mouth as he heaved and a spray of Ham and Cheese went everywhere. I'll never forget that. I was never able to eat a Ham and Cheese sandwich after that day, heck I can't even look at one.

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Oh Oh...I want to win!

Posted by Stitchblade | 8:48 PM Oct 16, 2008

ME ME ME ME ME ME! Yes ME I want to win this, but I guess y'all can have a chance too... I mean...ugh..yea...I'll tell ya. So here is the deal. These awesome chicks over at The Secret is in the Sauce are giving away something awesome and amazing, and you probably want it just as bad as I do... The new Photoshop Elements 7! How awesome are they? Well they are just my very best friends in the world. Did I mention they were pretty? Did I win yet?

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So awesome!

Posted by Stitchblade | 8:18 PM


I can not even explain how excited I am. Things have been a little rough around here lately. The economy sucks. No, really.... it sucks. Money has been tight and I have been looking for more ways to bring in a few bucks. Things are falling into place in more ways than one. I have an awesome friend that is helping me get started on some really exciting things. Just in time too! I mean Christmas is around the corner! I feel like more people are starting to notice my efforts, it's as if there is digital signage some place with "Stitchblade" flashing across it. It's fantastic and I want to dive right into it all! I just need to get myself organized and in order to take on all these tasks and get them accomplished and really get it all going. So to those that are helping me along on this great ride......THANK YOU! So people...stay tuned for some really big changes happening around here!

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Halloween!

Posted by Stitchblade | 1:20 PM



So Halloween is coming, I absolutely LOVE Halloween! Now things are too tight to do it this year, but I promise....next year I am having a HUGE Halloween bash with Halloween invitations
and all the other stuff that goes along with throwing a real big bash! This year however....we will just settle for taking the kiddos out Trick Or Treating. YUM...free candy! My kids have figured out what they want to be and really I have no investment this year besides having to get a witch hat for Lauren. Lauren chose to be a witch after getting a very cool witch costume minus the hat in a box of freecycle stuff. PERFECT! Little money to be spent makes me a very happy mama! Lauren and Morgan have both chosen to be punk rockers. Again...no investment because they both already have clothing that will work for this. So a witch hat, some bags of candy and we are set! What are your kiddos being for Halloween? What do you have planned?

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Ugh. what's happening to me?

Posted by Stitchblade | 9:11 AM Oct 15, 2008

OK, it's not like that bad..but still....why am I breaking out at this age? I have more breakouts as an adult than I did as a teenager? What gives? Is it my greasy kids touching my face all the time? Is it stress? It's driving me crazy. I am 33 or something...33? Yea I think 33 and here I have little spots on my chin, nose and forehead ready to pop up! I know I am not the only one that is going through this, so come on and tell me what acne treatment you use. I don't want to spend tons of money on making my skin look good, so the basics only please! I don't really get greasy either, in fact my skin on my nose is always dry. I'm so not hip to this stuff. Help me.......

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Tag I'm it again and maybe you too!

Posted by Stitchblade | 12:26 PM Oct 14, 2008

Candace at Mommy Matters tagged me!

The instructions are:

* Go to your Sixth Picture Folder then pick your Sixth Picture.
* Pray that you remember the details.
* Tag 5 others.


OK this was my 6Th photo in my 6Th picture folder! It's an old one! This was taken at our first house, I can tell because of that awful paneling! Lauren is close to 2 in this photo. Looking at a photo album while trying to use the potty, and apparently very tired!

Now I must tag 5 others to do the same...here they are! Get on it people!

Jessica
Misti
Catt
Linlori
LJ



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Check out the SALE!

Posted by Stitchblade | 3:51 PM Oct 13, 2008


I have a lot of fantastic (in my opinion of course) items in my shop marked WAY down! Check them out and get a jump on Christmas shopping for one of a kind items and GREAT prices!!!!!! This apron pictured above is made from vintage fabrics. This style normally sells for $18 and up! Go check out the SALE price!!!!!

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Menu Plan Monday

Posted by Stitchblade | 9:47 AM


Monday: Meatloaf, Mashed Taters, Peas
Tuesday: Crock Pot Beans and Corn Bread
Wednesday: 4H day so Fend for yourself sandwiches
Thursday: Homemade Pizza
Friday: Breakfast for Dinner
Saturday: Left overs
Sunday: Hot dogs and whatever else there is on the grill!

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Walking Fancy!

Posted by Stitchblade | 4:51 PM Oct 12, 2008

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Holidays

Posted by Stitchblade | 1:49 PM Oct 10, 2008

My favorite Holidays are quickly sneaking up on us. I love Thanksgiving. I always have, I was born on Thanksgiving day even! Occasionally my birthday lands on my beloved T day! This year it is the day before my birthday. I guess I get to eat left over turkey sandwiches on my birthday. Maybe some sweet potato pie, apple pie, pumpkin pie (which I just learned I do actually like). Yes I LOVE T day! J suggested that we have T day at our house this year. I don't think I am up for it. There are sooo many people in his family and I just don't think I could keep it together. I tend to get flustered and really...like seriously...I just don't think I can do it.

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So cool, literally!

Posted by Stitchblade | 10:04 PM Oct 4, 2008

It is so nice and cool out. Such an awesome thing here in Texas to have a cool breezy night. I'm so used to Michigan weather, and while I do not miss Michigan, I do miss the cold. I miss being able to bundle up with an electric blanket. I miss going sledding, I miss snowball fights. I miss making snowmen, I miss making snow angels. I don't miss the dreary gray skies, and nasty sludge on the roads though. I just miss snow.

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Another...

Posted by Stitchblade | 10:20 PM Oct 2, 2008


It has been another useless unproductive day. I sat online and really didn't accomplish anything. I surfed for auto insurance quotes....always looking for a cheaper solution there. I was found on myspace last night by an old friend that I have not heard from in years. Hearing from her made me think about all kids of people and places I had not thought of in a very very long time. I spent ALL day going through old yearbooks while searching on myspace. I found some, but not everyone I wanted to find. There are people that I didn't go to school with that I would like to find as well...be a little nosey and see what they did with life. Are they the same...did they change? Did they become famous? I think I am going to devote a little more time to this and see who all I can find. I bet most of them would not be surprised with my career choices at all. I always said I would be a tattoo artist. It is a small world on the Internet! Have you found someone from your past recently? Oh about that pic...it has nothing to do with the post but I was looking at it and I felt like posting it. Morgan is 6 (now 10) and Lauren (now 4) is the baby there!

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