St. Jude Warrior

On may 10th, I will be running Warrior Dash.
I fully expect it to kick my rear. I had my baby Jan. 31st, spent a week with him in the hospital just after I was released back to exercise (c-section), and have generally not been training like I should. Or eating right. Or sleeping well.
New baby, you know?

All of that being said, I am going to run it anyways. I will go through mud, barbed wire, mud, obstacles, mud, fire, and mud. I will be filthy, and sore, and probably love every minute of it.

I am signed up to be a St. Jude warrior- meaning I am raising money for St. Jude's, the children's cancer research institute. You know, the one where no one gets a bill, which is awesome because if you have to be there things suck enough without thinking about how you will pay for it.  My personal goal is $300, and to finish the race. Sure, it would be easy to say "no, I'm not ready, not this year, I'm not in shape, I don't have time, blah blah..."

But I said I would do it. I will raise money. I will finish the race. I will prance around in my fuzzy viking helmet!

Who knows, maybe by next year I can raise $1000 and enter the competitive leg. One thing at a time, though =P

Please consider donating to help the children and families at St. Jude, or share the link if you are not able to. I promise pictures of me covered in mud when this is all over.
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Quick and Easy Crochet Cocoon & Bear Hat Free Pattern

I intentionally made this pattern a little big so my newest Grandson, Gabriel would be able to use it for the cool season since he was due in February and his brother was a huge moose when he was born.  Naturally, Gabe was a little peanut so he didn't need the extra room, but here he is at several weeks old.

Newborn cocoon and bear hat free crochet pattern
10.00 crochet hook, J - 6.00 crochet hook; 3 skein Lion Brand Wool-Ease thick & quick prints 502 Mesquite; 1 skein Lion Brand Homespun thick & quick 412 Pearls

Round 1: 10 dc in magic ring, join w/sl st
Round 2: ch 2, dc in same st, 2 dc in each st across, join w/sl st (20 dc)
Round 3: ch 2, dc in same st, dc in next st, *2 dc in next st, dc in next st, repeat from * around, join w/sl st (30 dc)
Round 4: ch 2, dc in same st, dc in next st, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 st, repeat from * around, join w/sl st (40 dc)
Round 5: ch 2, dc in same st, dc in next 3 st, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 3 st, repeat from * around, join w/sl st (50 dc)
Round 6 - 16: ch 2, dc in each st around, join w/sl st
Round 17: attach new color, ch 2, 2hdc in same st, 2 hdc in next st, *3 hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st around
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Bear hat
Round 1: 10 dc in magic ring, join w/sl st
Round 2: ch 2, 2 dc in each st around, join w/sl st
Round 3: ch 2, *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next st around, join w/sl st
Round 4: ch 2, *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 2 st around, join w/sl st
Round 5-7: ch 2, dc in each st around, join w/sl st
Round 8: ch 1, reverse sc around, join w/sl st
Fasten off and weave in ends

Ears - make 2 (J hook)
Round 1: 6 dc in magic ring, pull tight (half circle made); turn
Round 2: ch 1, 2 sc in each st across, turn
Round 3: attach new color, ch 2, *3 hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st across
Fasten off and weave in ends
Newborn crochet bear hat and cocoon free pattern.

Please feel free to use this pattern as you see fit, all I ask in return is if you choose to use it on your blog or website, please include a link back.

Thank you, and enjoy.
 Sherry 




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Quick and Easy Crochet Floppy Bunny Ears Hat Free Pattern

 I made this for the niece of my daughter Devon and her fiance Byron, last year.  Better late than never, right?  It is super easy and works up quickly.  Hope you enjoy-  if you make it up, please let me know how it worked out for you.

Bunny ear baby hat (newborn - 3 months) bulky baby yarn, size k crochet hook
R: 1 Magic ring, ch 2, 11 more dc join w/slip stitch (12 dc)
R: 2 ch 2, dc in same st, *dc in next st, 2 dc in next stitch around, join w/slip stitch (18 dc)
R: 3 ch 2, dc in same st, *dc in next st, 2 dc in next st around, join w/slip stitch (27 dc)
R: 4 ch 2, dc in same st, *dc in next 2 stitches, 2 dc in next st around, join w/slip stitch (36 dc)
R: 5 ch 2, dc in each stitch around, join w/slip st (36 dc)
R: 6 ch 2, dc in each stitch around, join w/slip st (36 dc)
R: 7 ch 2, dc in each stitch around, join w/slip st (36 dc)
change color
R: 8 ch 2, dc in each stitch around (36 dc) fasten off.

Please feel free to use this pattern as you see fit, all I ask in return is if you choose to use it on your blog or website, please include a link back.

Thank you, and enjoy.
 Sherry 


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Free Printable Weekly & Monthly Menus

Free printable menus - weekly & monthly
Free blank weekly and monthly menus
Weekly 
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

I designed and created these printables for my own personal use and have chosen to share them freely with anyone who wants to use them.  I chose to use the Fiesta Mugs because coffee and my Fiestaware are two of the things that I use daily and dearly love.

Please feel free to use them how you see fit, all I ask in return is if you choose to use them on your blog or website, please include a link back.

Thank you, and enjoy.

Sherry
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Free printable planner pages - monthly & weekly

Free printable calendar/planner pages - monthly & weekly
Free printable planner pages
Weekly 
January 
February 
March 
April 
May 
June
July 
August
September
October 
November 
December

I designed and created these printables for my own personal use and have chosen to share them freely with anyone who wants to use them.  I chose to use the Fiesta Mugs because coffee and my Fiestaware are two of the things that I use daily and dearly love.

Please feel free to use them how you see fit, all I ask in return is if you choose to use them on your blog or website, please include a link back.

Thank you, and enjoy.

Sherry
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