Friday, October 29, 2010

A toothpick is the object most-often choked on by Americans

The Goonies
Tonight I really wanna just hang out, do some knitting and watch some movies.  Last night Keith and I watched The Goonies (LOVE that movie!) and tonight we're just staying in.  Keith worked a couple hours north today and it was freeeeeeeezing out and he's tired, so we're just going to hang out and watch some movies.  Do you guys have any movies to recommend?  I guess since it IS almost Halloween, we should watch a scary movie... I'm sure there will be tons on TV this weekend!  I have a GIANT list of movies (and TV shows) that I want to watch, but I never seem to mark any off my list... haha.  I've got lists everywhere!  In notebooks, scrap pieces of paper, on my laptop, on my phone... haha.  I just seem to add to them, never take anything off.  Here are some of the movies on my lists:

(Haha I always notice when people are left handed on TV.  Is anyone else a lefty?!)

I want to see this movie SO badly!!!!!!

Whatever Works
He Was a Quiet Man
City Island
What movies have you guys been wanting to watch?  Have you watched any of these?  Do you have any suggestions?  What was the last movie you watched?

Thursday, October 28, 2010

A first class (parlor suite) ticket on to the Titanic cost $4,350, which translates into $90,000 in 2006 USD

My head hurts.  Haha.  Last night Keith and I went out and he was playing poker, and a TV fell at hit Keith, then hit me right in the forehead.  Then I hit my head off of a pole.  Haha.  So, that was funnnnnnnnn.  Tonight we're just hanging out and I'm hopefully going to do some embroidery!   Change it up a bit, instead of knitting non-stop.  Haha.  Here are some other crafts that I want to try doing sometime soon!

Tote Bag
I have no idea how to sew, but I want to learn and once I do I would love to make this bag!

Crocheted Pumpkin
I'm not that big of a fan of Halloween, but I really like these pumpkins!
Fabric Lined Envelopes
These are cool envelopes to send to some of my pen pals!
DIY Tape Dispenser
Once I get my washi tape in the mail (My fingers are crossed that it comes tomorrow!) I want to make this box to store them in!
Autumn Garland
I LOVE this so much!  I want to make a bunch of these in different colours.  Check out the rest of Kellie's blog for some cool tutorials!

Take Time To...
This is SUCH a cool thing to make for someone!
What have you been working on lately?  Are there any tutorials I should check out?  Leave some links!  I love looking at new things to create.  Hope everyone has a great night!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


Hey!  This is just a short entry because Keith is waiting for me... hahaha.  But I felt like  I should blog before I go out tonight!  I want to start cooking or baking something different every week and then document it for my blog.  Do any of you guys have recipes I should try?  What is your favourite thing to make?


PS I'm going to be doing a giveaway VERY soon!!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The following sentence is grammatically correct: Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo.

I made my first sale yesterday (YAY!!  Check out the shop!) so I celebrated by spending more money than I made!  Hahaha oh well.  I have wanted to buy some stuff from some of my friends for a while, so I finally did! Here's what I bought:

sweet vanilla crush poppy garland headband by muchloveilly
while the world is sleeping poppy garland headband by muchloveilly
take me to the beach by sandyalamode
blue lotus stud earrings by sandyalamode
The fat stack - complete set of 26 postcards by Cerra
 And my sweet friend Megan of moonbeamwishes is making me some of her beautiful cards!  I'm excited.  And I'll be taking photos of all of these items for you guys once I get them in the mail!  I wish shipping to Canada didn't take so long... haha!  What have you guys bought recently from Etsy?  Or online?  If you haven't bought anything in a while... or want to buy something, check out my shop!  Hahaha.  Once I make more sales I can buy more stuff from Etsy.   Hope everyone has a great night!

PS.  Don't believe me about the title?  The word ''buffalo'' in the sentence has three meanings: the animal, the city in New York and the act of ''buffaloing'' which is another word for teasing or bullying. Here is another way of looking at the sentence: THE buffalo FROM Buffalo WHO ARE buffaloed BY buffalo FROM Buffalo ALSO buffalo THE buffalo FROM Buffalo.''

Monday, October 25, 2010

If a rainbow is seen from a plane, it is possible to see the rainbow as an entire circle and not just an arc

Hey guys!  I hope everyone had a great weekend.  With my Etsy store opening on Friday and all the brainstorming I have been doing recently about packaging, I thought that it would be a good time to do another pretty packages post!  If you have an Etsy shop, how do you like to package the items you ship off?  Or if you just like to send pretty packages in the mail to friends, what do you like to do to make it look extra nice?  I'll have to take some photos of how I'm packaging my items to be sold!   If you guys have any links to some pretty packages, please share!

Lace Sticky Tape
oh, hello friend.
curious constellation

Hilda Grahnat
mint design blog
we made this
Katie Day
Ooh and once I get to 111 followers, I will be doing a blog giveaway!  So, tell all your friends!  Haha.  Hope you have a great Monday everyone!

Friday, October 22, 2010

The day is here!!! Check out my Etsy store!!!

Black Dahlia Cowl
My Etsy store is up and running!!  Ahhhhhhhhhhhh!  Please please go check it out!  And tell all of your friends! (I would love you forever if you mentioned it on your blog!  haha!) I am soooooooo happy it is finally up!  It's a lot of work, haha.   Narrowing down all of the photos, then trying to upload them only to find out I had to re-size every one... figuring out the perfect name for every item!  And doing write ups for each one.  I am just sooooooo happy it is finally up and running!  Go check it out and do some shopping, haha!  This is just a taste of what I'm going to put on my Etsy, I'm going to be adding to it ALL of the time!  I also am more than happy to do custom work for you, if you see an item in a colour you like, just let me know and I can make it just for you! I really hope you guys like it, let me know what you think!  Okay, there are about a million exclamation points in this entry, haha!

Oak Mini Cowl
Buttercup Cowl
Raspberry Hat
And look!  Someone has already used one of my items in a treasury!  How awesome.

Today Liz from Srsly Liz opened up her shop Little Gray Suitcase, so be sure to check that out!  And my friend Ilene is having a giveaway today for reaching 200 followers!  Be sure to enter and start following her!  And today I was SO happy to see that my new friend Danielle at From The Briar Patch posted a blog entry featuring my shop!  Thank you so much!  I hope you all have a wonderful day and a great weekend!  It's the last two shows EVER at the Ford Plant this weekend, so that's where I will be! 


Tomorrow I will finally have an Etsy shop up and running!  Haha I'm sorry lately my posts haven't been much, I've just been doing SO much to get prepared!  I'm so excited and I really hope you guys will just love it! It's been a lot of work but luckily I have had some REALLY great help!  And every single one of you have been so supportive, I appreciate every single comment you guys leave!  It really means so much to me, so thank you!  I especially want to thank Megan (hahaha I feel like I just won an award and I'm giving a speech.) for helping me out SO much!  If you aren't following her blog already, GO AND DO IT! She is the sweetest girl ever and every single comment that she leaves just brightens your day!
Okay! I still have some things to do, so I will talk to you all tomorrow! Okay, it just hit midnight in Ontario, so... later today! haha. Hope everyone has a great night and comes back to check out the shop!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

'Dysania' is the state of finding it hard to get out of bed in the morning.

This photo is the greatest.
(This is what happens when you wear Holly Knitlightly!)

Be sure to wish Leti a very happy birthday today!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

It's almost time!!

I have more photos!  These are from Sunday, ahhhhh I love them!!   Keith and I are going over to De's house tonight instead to name everything.  I'm excited!! Let me know what you guys think!  Any products you especially like?  Do you like the colours?  These are just a few samples.  I'm excited to open my store!  FRIDAY!  Haha. 

Monday, October 18, 2010

The largest toy distributor in the world is not Toys 'R' Us or Wal-Mart - it's McDonald's

Okay so I know I have pushed it back twice, but THIS FRIDAY I am definitely going to be opening up my Etsy store!  I was going to try and open it for tomorrow, but I don't want to feel like I'm rushed.  So, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22ND my Etsy store is officially opening!  I'm so pumped!  Haha.   You can even write it in your calendars, haha, it's going to happen!  Tonight I'm going over to De's house and we're going to name all of the items, today I spent the day measuring everything and designing the fabric labels and knitting up a few more things (haha but I guess I knit every day so that isn't too much of a change!) and I bought some pretty washi tape to decorate the packages with!  And I was also coming up with some ideas for a certain someone's birthday that is approaching!  Ooh and today was an awesome mail day!  I received a postcard from France from Laura, a letter with the cutest card from Cuppy (she has the coolest handwriting!) and a package from Jillian from A Little Slice of Pye with the headband I won from a giveaway on Suzy's blog.  I think I'm going to start taking photos of all of the mail I get (okay, I already do that... I will start POSTING the photos, haha.) and taking photos of the mail I send out and post it to my blog.  People spend so much time packaging the mail they send, I love it.  Ah, ANYWAY, with all of this talk of Etsy I guess I should show you some of my favourite things again!  
Land of Ampersand by thewheatfield
Avocado necklace by lulubugjewelry
Custom World Map Collection by CallaghanArtGallery
Cherry Blossom Letterpress Card by OldSchoolStationers
Succulent Gift Tags by KisforCalligraphy
Hand Lettered Air Mail Envelope Seals by KisforCalligraphy

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Many people do this everyday but only 12% of those people complete the task. What is it?

The answer to the question I asked the other day was Other People!  Hahaha.  I never would have guessed that.  Anyways, HEY!  How was everyone's weekend?  I spent most of it knitting, haha!  And writing a midterm.  Yesterday we were going to do the photo shoot, but it got moved to today.  So yesterday I made some more cupcakes (haha I am paying them in cupcakes and handmade knits!) and then today we all got together again and took some really awesome photos!  I'm excited to see how they turned out.  They were jumping on the trampoline for some of them, it was a lot of fun!  Windy though.  One of my bags got picked up by the wind and we couldn't find it anywhere, haha. Katie has a lot of photos to edit, so I'm not sure if my Etsy shop will be opening tomorrow or on Tuesday.  Either way, it's going to be awesome!  I'm so excited to share it with you guys.  Tomorrow we're going to figure out the names for everything and put it all together!  Plus, I still have to figure out the shipping, ha.  I didn't get a chance to go to the post office on Friday before it closed, and in Canada it's closed on Saturdays.  But that's okay!  I don't want to open it until I am completely ready and organized!  Oooh and I'm really excited because Nat and I were talking about starting a craft night once a week!  Which would be AWESOME.  I usually just knit by myself, haha.  I would love to get together once a week and just work on different projects!  We will have time dedicated to starting projects and figure things out and it will just be so much fun.  I'm pumped.  I have all kinds of ideas and I really want to start doing different crafts and start selling things that I make in my Etsy shop.  I know it's called Holly Knitlightly,  but I want to do embroidery pieces and sell it, maybe some paintings (haha okay once I get better at painting, that is.  But that is what craft nights can be for!!), scratch board, I want to learn pottery one day... just all different kinds of things!  Okay, I feel like I'm talking a lot right now.  Haha.  I'm pretty tired so I'm going to go do a little knitting and sleep!  I hope you guys have a great night and I'll talk to you tomorrow!

And as always, leave your birthday and whatever quotes you think I might enjoy!  For one of the projects I want to start!  Any type of quote!  Funny, serious, weird, sad, happy, anything! Ooh and did I tell you guys I have twitter?  Haha yes, add me!  Hllly!   Okay, this is long enough, night everyone!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Every year nearly 80,000 people are bitten by these. What are they?

Yesterday we went to Hamilton to eat for Natalie's birthday, then I came home and my friend Tracy picked me up and we went to Guelph for her birthday.  The bar we were going to go to was closed, (we didn't get to Guelph until after 11pm) so we ended up going to an Irish pub, just in time for their Wednesday Night Trivia.  Umm, I totally kicked ass.  Hahaha!   We ended up tying for first with some other group of people, so for the tie breaker each group picked one person to represent them.  I was the person and the tiebreaker was a HOT WING eating contest.  AND I WON.  Don't ask me how.  My lips were burning for a little while after, but I did it!  Won 50$ in gift certificates to the bar that I've gone to a total of three times now, ha.  I gave it to Tracy's friends who let us crash at their place last night.  But it was fun!  Haha.  And I got some free wings out of it.  Today we got home around 2 and I knit for a little bit, then Keith finished work and we had a nap with Squirtle.  Well, Keith and Squirt are still sleeping.  I'm just waiting for him to wake up so we can go out to eat!  Tomorrow I'm planning on:
- writing letters (MUST DO THIS!)
- knitting (I have to try and finish as many new products as I can for the photoshoot on Saturday!)
- going to the Brantford Film Festival with my mom (I have to check out which films we want to see!)
- going to the post office and figuring out shipping
- writing my posts about apple sauce, chili, apple cinnamon muffins, apple picking, and whatever else I haven't posted!
and last but not least:
- CATCHING UP ON BLOG READING!!!!!!!!  I am sooo so behind.  Things will slow down after Saturday (I think?) and I will hopefully be caught up!  Haha.  What are you guys planning on doing for the weekend?

*I'll give you guys the answer to the question tomorrow! 

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Penguins cannot walk backwards.

Today is Keith's other sister Natalie's birthday!  (And my good friend Tracy's! Happy birthday T-UNIT! hahaha.)  I'm so glad I'm dating Keith, because I got to meet his wonderful family!  Haha.  Nat was living in China when Keith and I first started dating but she moved back home soon after and I'm so glad she did!  She is one of the sweetest girls ever.  She lived in China for 5 years and came home and worked on a farm for a bit (which had us talking about starting a family farm!  Filled with sheep, of course!) and is now going back and doing a non-profit leadership program and I just know she is going to do amazing things once she's finished.  I'm so excited to see what she is planning on doing in the future.  She is such a kind, caring and intelligent person, and she has all of these wonderful ideas.  She's also a blast to hang out with!  She's hilarious and so much fun to be around.  I'm also SO happy that she is going to model for Holly Knitlightly too!  I'm pumped, she was such a huge help on Monday and I can't wait for Saturday to come so that we can all work together again!  She had so many brilliant ideas, I'm excited to see what happens on Saturday!
I hope you have a wonderful birthday Nat, and I'll see you tonight! (I think we need to have a better photo of the two of us taken. Deal? Haha!)

*Oh the answer to my title yesterday was macaroni and cheese!
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