Sunday, March 31, 2013

Milso Love Bracelets!

I do a lot of crochet and I sell custom orders for crochet hats! I love taking custom orders because I can make just about anything and customs challenge me to push the boundaries of what I can make. I love when people look past what they see and order something new. Its always so great to finish and know I've made someone happy with the final project!

From time to time, I get a little anxious and I reach out to other crafts. Recently I have gotten into Milso Love inspired jewelry! I have started making paracord bracelets and stretch bracelets! I can do custom orders with them too! Custom order your colors and charms! Visit me at Kali's Kreations to order something today!

Made this one for myself, love it!

Order any 2 colors and charms of your choice!

Just a few air force options, I can do any branch!

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Weekend Social Mix Blog Hop & Big Giveaway!!!



From Grandma With Love


♥ 

Welcome to the weekend everyone! 
  
The Weekend Social Mix Blog Hop: 
Kick off your shoes, pull up your chair and let's get Social!



Marine Wife Mommy and Life
Grab Our Button!!

 


Please Follow the Hosts & Co-Hosts!

 

Link your blog post up using the linky tool below! It can be
ANYTHING! 


Why? Because it's FINALLY the weekend! 



Visit 3 or more other blogs, say hello & make some new friends!



Add the Weekend Social Mix Blog Hop button in your post or on your sidebar.



Please leave a comment with how you're following and your bloggy address so we can return the L♥VE!



Most Importantly: Have a Great (and Safe) Weekend Everyone!


If you'd like to Co-Host we'd love to have you join in the fun, email us at MWML11@yahoo.com. 


Giveaway Posted Below the Hop!!!






Giveaway

 

We're Celebrating Marine Wife Mommy & Life's 

Lil' Marine's & From Grandma with Love's youngest Grandson's FIRST Birthday on 5 April!!
 (Yep, From Grandma with Love and Marine Wife, Mommy & Life are Mother & Daughter!)
 A group of Amazing & Sweet Bloggers have come together to wish the Mini Marine a Happy First Birthday and bring you the Weekend Social Mix Blog Hop with a 

BIG AWESOME GIVEAWAY!


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Brittany Kristina Krista Kalyn

A GirlAlex Terri Kara Marquis


One lucky winner will win the  

ENTIRE Giveaway pictured below!!!




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Friday, March 22, 2013

Weekend Social Mix Blog Hop 3/21-3/24



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Welcome to the weekend everyone!  



The Weekend Social Mix Blog Hop: 
Our Blog Hop includes everyone hence the name "Social Mix Hop"! 

Kick off your shoes, pull up your chair and let's get Social!


Follow the Hosts & Co-Host
{Easy follow with clicking the Follow buttons under our pictures}

 

Link your blog post up using the linky tool below! It can be
ANYTHING! 


Why? Because it's FINALLY the weekend! 



Visit 3 or more other blogs, say hello & make some new friends!



Add the Weekend Social Mix Blog Hop button in your post or on your sidebar.



Please leave a comment with how you're following and your bloggy address so we can return the L♥VE!



Most Importantly: Have a Great (and Safe) Weekend Everyone!


If you'd like to Co-Host we'd love to have you join in the fun, email us at MWML11@yahoo.com. 


Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Liebster Award

Pam at The Patriotic Pam nominated me for the Liebster Award! As a new blogger, I am super excited to share more about myself and my blog! Thank you Pam for the opprotunity!

The Liebster Award is given by bloggers to bloggers who have less than 200 followers (hey that's me!) I chose some blogs that caught my eye but didn't necassarily carry the same theme. 

Rules:
1. Each blogger should answer the questions the tagger has set for you. 
2. Choose eleven new bloggers to pass the award on to and link them in your post.
3. Create eleven new questions for the chosen bloggers.
4. Go back to their page and tell them about the award.
5. Each blogger should post eleven random facts about themselves.
6. No Tag Backs!!!

The Bloggers I Am Nominating Are:

Questions Pam made for me:
{1}  What made you start blogging? I wanted somewhere to write down moments of my life like an electronic public diary 

{2}  Who do you admire most? My mom. She held the family together by the skin of her teeth and put up with my shit growing up!

{3}  Favorite vacation? Any trip back home to California!

{4}  Your most admirable trait? I am always smiling :)

{5} Sweats or Dresses? Summer dresses winter sweats!

{6} Dogs or Cats? Depends on the animal. If its got a great personality we'll get along, but if it pees in my house, theres the door! 

{7}  What is your favorite thing to do with friends? Anything that involves being together!

{8}  Grilling or Crockpot-ing? Grilling when my husband does it. He gets really creative and his food turns out amazing!

{9}  Tell us your favorite Sports team? Sports... whats that? :)

{10}  How many states have you lived in? 3: California (ages born to 19) Colorado (ages 19 to 22) and New Mexico (haven't had another birthday yet)

{11}  Since these are all military spouses, favorite thing you LOVE about being a milspouse? I would say unity. All I need to know if you're a military spouse and I already feel a connection with you.

11 Random Things About Me:

1. I love yarn (no shock to anyone who knows anything about me)

I've made all of these in the last 2 months!

2. I moved in with my husband after we dated 11 days!
Our cars are full of all my belongings! The white thing next to him is full of my yarn!
3. Before I found out I was pregnant with a boy, my husband and I used to call him Blueberry!
First sonogram!
4. My grandma was always my best friend and I love her husband like my grandpa!
This was taken Novenber 2009
5. I saw Paris when I was 10 years old
I'm the one with the pig tails 
6. I currently look like this:


7. The first time I hung out with my husband we hiked 7.5 miles up Pikes Peak and 7.5 miles back down with my dad




8. I've been on more road trips in the last 3 years than any other time in my life (in total there have been 7 road trips: Colorado to Indiana, Missouri, Texas, Mississippi, California and Arizona and from New Mexico to Colorado)




9. This has hung from my rear view since a giraffe tried to eat my hand

The giraffe wrapped his tongue around my hand and pulled it in his mouth!

10. My biggest craving while being pregnant has been:

11. While my husband was in basic I went to the place we got married and took pictures for him



Questions for my nominees:
1.  What made you start blogging?
2. Who do you admire most?
3. Favorite vacation?
4.  Your most admirable trait?
5. Pedicures or Manicures?
6. Beach or Mountains?
7.  What is your favorite thing to do with friends?
8. Whose the better cook in your house?
9.  What is your favorite hobby? 
10.  How many states have you lived in?
11. Since I think you're all married, how'd you meet?

Thanks again to Pam The Patriotic Pam for nominating me!

31 Weeks

I am 31 weeks pregnant and it didn't hit me how pregnant I was until just now when I looked at the calender and realized today marks 2 months until my due date! This is my first pregnancy and as excited as I am, I am getting quite nervous. My husband and I tried for some time to get pregnant before it actually happened. We figured since we were both so young it would happen immediately, but it ended up being close to a year of trying when it finally happened. We had just gotten to our first base and I started feeling sick. I thought it was because of the change in altitude or the weather but after 3 weeks I went to the doctor and found out I was 3 weeks pregnant! I must have started feeling the symptoms right away. 

23 weeks pregnant my little man was playing with his feet


My last ultrasound was at 23 weeks and it was only done because the tech didn't get all the required measurements at 18 weeks when we found out he was a he! I'm dying to see him! I have my next appointment coming up and I am hoping they give me another ultrasound. If I have to wait til he is here to see him again, I might go crazy! I can't imagine how different life will be once he gets here but I can't imagine life without him anymore. 
Tears of joy and a big grin from my husband after seeing a blue center in our gender reveal cake!

Our first family photo!

First photo of Grandma Stephanie right after cutting the cake!

At Christmas time, we went home to see our families and did a gender reveal dinner. We all found out together that my husband and I would be adding a little boy into the family! It was (so far) one of the most emotional nights of my life! I cut that cake open, saw blue, and just erupted in tears! I cannot wait to see him! 

Saturday, March 16, 2013

AFSA Visits Vets

My husband and I are part of an organization called the Air Force Sergeants Association. The Air Force Sergeants Association (AFSA) is a federally chartered non-profit organization representing the professional and personal interests of active duty, retired and veteran Total Air Force and their families. For more information on the AFSA here is there site :Air Force Sergeants Association

Every third Saturday of the month, a group of us go to a few of the local retirement homes to visit retired vets who've served our country! We visit Betty DareThe Aristocrat Assisted Living, and Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center. A lot of these vets don't have any other visitors. They really enjoy seeing the dogs that come with to visit. Today, we brought our dog and TSgt Siers brings his two. The vets really light up and the dogs seem to love it too. More hands to pet them I'm guessing. If you're in the Alamogordo area and would like to join us next time (you don't have to be military to go! If you are military, uniform is encouraged but not required) our next visit is at 9:30am on April 20, at the Betty Dare Center.

The group at Betty Dare!

This is part of the group at Casa Arena Blanca!

Friday, March 15, 2013

Giveaways!

Would you like to be a giveaway sponsor? Here's how it works:

For one week, I host a giveaway for you on my blog. Pick what you would like to donate, send me a message on my facebook page HERE, send me your facebook link, a link to your etsy account (if you have one) and tell me a little about yourself and you business! Entries will have to like your page to participate! This is a great way to get promoted and expand your audience! And its completely free.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Duneland Hearts & Crafts Giveaway!

Please give a warm welcome to my new sponsor Erika founder of Duneland Hearts & Crafts! Duneland Hearts makes beautifully crocheted items and takes custom orders as well!

 Duneland Hearts & Crafts is giving away a Hat and Booties Newborn set! 
 

Duneland Hearts & Crafts is a handmade business, she makes everything she sells! Take a moment and look at some other fantastic works by her!





Please stop by her facebook page HERE or her etsy page HERE check out the other hand crafted items she sells!

To enter to win her Newborn Hat and Booties set please follow the Rafflecopter below!
 There are multiple options to enter! Some of these options you can enter daily to increase your chances of winning! All entries will be verified  at the end of the giveaway! 
Good Luck!


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Monday, March 11, 2013

Meet Some Important People/Kali's Kreations Start

I like to enjoy a lot of crafts but yarn is my addiction! When I was 8 years old I got my first detention because I took chop sticks and a piece of string and started clicking them together in the middle of class because thats what I thought knitting was and I wanted to knit just like my grandma. When I was 10 years old my grandma taught me how you really knit. I was hooked. In my free time I would make scarves and I started working on a blanket, (its 12 feet wide because I didn't know how many stitches to cast on so it has taken me quite some time.)

Growing up, my grandma was my best friend and if you follow me you will hear about her again and again. I had a hard time growing up with my family because I never seemed to fit right with them. My grandma kept me sane threw all the craziness of being a teenager and learning to find myself and where I fit in this world. She was always there to listen, lend advise and to let me know I was never alone. I would call and talk to her about 4 times a week if not more.
This is my wonderful set of grandparents! I love you guys so much!

I moved to Colorado when I was 19 and after only 4 months I met a guy. We dated for 11 days when we moved in together. My parents thought I was crazy or that  I had to have been pregnant in order to rush in to something with someone so fast whom I hardly knew. My grandparents lent me $2,500 to pay off my car loan so that my parents would let me keep my car and allow me to commute to my new home. Without this I probably would not have been about to make it on my own with this new strange man I was living with!

A month after we started dating!


Not too long after, I found out that my grandma had been diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. I was completely devastated. The woman who'd been there for me threw everything was dying and there was nothing I could do for her. I used to lock myself in my closet, which I had filled with all the stuff that reminded me of her, and just cry for hours. During the last few months of her life, I always felt like I was on an emotional roller coaster. My husband and I had started planning our wedding. I had always dreamed of having my grandparents walk me down the isle.

My grandma passed away October 2, 2011. I miss her every day. Some days, I still pick up the phone to call her and realize she won't be there to answer on the other end. As I sit here and type this out, tears fill my eyes because it still hurts to think that she is gone. I really hope that death brought her peace because she was very sick for so long before the lung cancer. She had had several heart attacks, a pace maker, thyroid cancer on both sides of her neck, a few strokes and a brain tumor all within about 5 years. She was such a trooper but she had had enough fighting when the lung cancer got here.

October 29, 2011 my husband and I walked down the isle. Marrying this man was probably the best decision of my life. We might be young but we've been so drawn to each other since day one, there was no question this was who my life was to be connected to for the rest of my days. We got married at Hillside Gardens in Colorado Springs, Colorado which was just to my taste! It had some of the most unique visuals or some of the most random things and I love some of the great photos we got!

                                            

 





 
My Dad is the one strumming!
After the wedding (and they lived happily ever after) I couldn't put my yarn down. Since my grandma's hobby had always been knitting, it made me feel closer to her to surround myself in it. I ended up teaching myself to crochet because we were always supposed to learn together and now it was time that I learned for both of us. With the skills I learned I started selling what I made and Kali's Kreations was born! Now I sell ready to ship items and take custom orders at Kali's Kreations 

Here's a few photos from recent works I have done:










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