Monday, February 20, 2012

Panda's Windham Bday!

We snowboarded for Amanda's birthday as per usual but this time we have a video!

Check it out!

Snowboading Windham Mt. from Raquel Barroso on Vimeo.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Simple Solutions

Are usually the ones that are overlooked.

I used to constantly forget my reusable grocery bags at home when I'd unexpectedly run to the grocery store (lets get real, even when I expectantly go to the store I forget). So I took some advice from my M-I-L... leave them in the car! Done - they sit in my trunk.

Yes, I've walked into the store and forgotten them, but usually realize at some point. I then run out and grab them leaving my filled cart in an aisle out of the way waiting for me. It works - we take home far less garbage and use far less plastic. Easy Peasy.

I forget my stop & shop card when I get gas all the time... so I took the card (the one that's not a key chain) and leave it in the car 24/7. We only have 1 car and if that gets us the occasional 10 cents off a gallon... it's WELL worth it.

Now I have no clue why but it took me stepping into the store without my stop & shop/CVS/ETC card approx. 5-6 times before realizing my key chain of discount coupon cards SHOULD go in the car along with my reusable bags. Duh! Like seriously what was I thinking. In NY I used to have them on my house keys, but I find that it's too big now. So I have them all on 1 key chain attached to my bags via a carebiner. And now ... they are there, waiting to be scanned along with my bags. Easy peasy!

So now I can shake my head and say... "DUH!"

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

New Beanie!

I finally put my hand dyed wool to good use. 3 years ago (yeah I know ridiculous) I went to Union Square just to check out the Catskills Merino Sheep Farm stand. What I was met with was hanks upon hanks of colors and soft cushiony yarn. So of course $115 later I came home with 3 green hanks, 2 gray and 3 undyed. And then I decided that my skills weren't worthy and left them in a bag... until this past weekend. When I decided it was time to whip out that green yarn and make myself the saggiest of all saggy beanies!

I found the pattern on ravelry. Click here if you are interested.

And this is what I ended up with....

Now I just need to decide - add buttons or leave it be.