Wednesday, October 28, 2009

October, the PINK month!
When you see the title of this post, you should probably have the idea what I am going to talk about soon. October is the Breast Cancer Awareness Month. You might not know anyone around you that is diagnosed with breast cancer, but you should know breast cancer has the very high rate of survival if you seek for the appropriate treatment at the early stage.

With October being the breast cancer awareness month, I would like to talk about how stem cells from menstrual blood have the potential benefit to treat breast cancer. It might sound quite disgusting to believe what menstrual blood could do for the treatment of breast cancer but it is proven for its great potential benefits.

Cryo-Cell International, Inc is partnering with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to explore the potential utilization of menstrual stem cells to treat breast cancer. Through this partnership, we all can have a better understanding about C’elle stem cells and their potential benefit to cure breast cancer.

You now can help support the breast cancer research by purchasing programs in Cyro-cell. Cryo-Cell will contribute $50 for each purchase of the "Protect, Baby, Protect Mom"service to the Susan B. Komen Foundation, and $25 for each purchase of the “C’elle Menstrual Stem Cell” service. At the same time, you are planning something important for your family, you are also support the breast cancer research through C'Elle Breast Cancer Donation and Cyro-Cell Breast Cancer Donation.

Victoria's Secret Sweater
Victoria's Secret always have pretty sweaters at Falls and winter season. The catalogue is mailed in today and I actually saw few sweaters that I really like. Those sweaters are totally something we can knit but that would definitely consume a lot of time. I seriously don't think I have time to knit myself any sweater or pullover for this year winter.

Let's have a look at what I spotted from the catalogue and I love the last hoodie! 69usd for a hoodie sweater, not too bad right?!

Amazing Rate Across Asia Pacific
Accor is a major global group and they are the European leader in hotels, as well as the global leader in services to corporate clients and public institutions. They operate in nearly 100 countries with 150,000 employees.

For a limited time, is offering amazing hotel rates across the Asia Pacific. This is a Super 3-day Sale from 27th to 29th October. That means, this crazy sale is going on right now. Over one million room nights will be on sale, with rates starting as low as US$30 per night. When I found out about this, I checked on the hotel rates in Malaysia immediately because I will have a vacation at Malaysia at March and this super sale is available for trip or vacation that falls between December 09 to April 10.

The country list of this Super 3-day sale event includes Thailand, Korea, China, Japan, HongKong, Australia, Singapore, Vietnam, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Fiji, Indonesia, Taiwan, India and Bali. If you have planned a vacation to any countries listed above next year before 10th April, you really should check out the hotel rates at There are only two more days left for this amazing sale, check out the Accor Hotels Super 3-day Sale Asia Pacific and grab the GREAT hotel rates ever!

More yarn!!!! MORE!!!
I have to say that I am a very lucky lady! I know this and I appreciate what I have all the time. I am blessed with a hubby that supports my hobby and spoil me with yarns all the time. He knows the fact most knitters are yarn snob that they stock yarn, buy yarn, sniff yarn, photograph yarn. I am one of those knitters and I have to say I am happy to be a knitter!

Someone rang my door bell around noon time today and I had a big smile right then because I know my yarn order is here!!! YAY!!! I have ordered some yarn from WEBS last week and I can't wait to see those good price closeout items.

I opened up the box and I saw two skeins of tweed yarn that are in Brown, orange and green color. Wait a minute, why can't I remember that I have actually ordered these? Very fast that I went through my order list and I was stoned for a minute. Ok, there was no error or problem in the order BUT, did I really order these yarn in THAT color? DID I ???

I don't like that color and I want to RETURN and EXCHANGE but sadly, I found out that closeout and sales items are not returnable nor exchangeable! AAAAAhhhhh!!! Nothing I can do I guess. I just have to think of a scarf or shawl pattern to knit them with! So, the question comes up again... Did I really ORDER that color??? I have memory loss must be!

Anyway, I like other yarns that I got from WEBS. Cascade definitely produce quality and gorgeous yarn. Besides shopping at WEBS, I went to Woolie Ewe twice this week and bought few balls of colorful fiesta yarn! All that are for scarf or shawl knitting. But guess what, I really love the Cascade Pastaza. They are discontinued item and they are only 4.79usd per skein! I am thinking to get 10 skeins so I can knit myself a hoodie or sweater!

If You Don't Have a TV...
Electronic devices play such important role nowaday for every household and I can tell you frankly, I spend more than 8 hours a day using my laptop. Most of the time, the TV is turned on as well while I am surfing. I totally can't imagine how I am going to live without a computer and a TV.

If you are a big TV fans but can't afford a satelite dish or cable tv to watch all the shows you want, you now can turn your computer into your TV. LiveTV4Me has proprietary software technology that plugs you directly into hundreds of worldwide LIVE digital television channels right over the Internet. There are no monthly subscription fees or renewal fees at all, you just have to pay ONE time that is it, you can enjoy over 1000 live television channels from around the world whenever you want, wherever you want all from the convenience of your PC or laptop!

Not only that you can watch popular shows that are aired in the States, you get to watch many other shows that are from foreign countries. Access to all those channels is 100% legal no matter how many channels you choose to watch or for how long. I know it sounds too good to be true but with the price of $39.95, you can enjoy this amazing service anyway you want! Visit to to find out more it!

Good Customer Service from Knitpicks

I have been using the Knitpicks Option changeable circular needles for a while and I actually love them very much but two weeks ago, the purple cables finally fell off from the connectors while I was knitting the ruffle scarf. Well, not only 1 cable has the problem but 3 out of 4 cables they have in the set.

I know this is a common problem with this Option needles so I emailed Knitpicks customers tried to find out if I can return and get a new pairs of cables. It did not take them long to reply me at all and they already shipped 2 new pair of cables in different length to me. Another thing is, I don't even have to return the defective cables.

Their prompt response really impress me and I surely wish there won't have any problem with the needles anymore.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Warmth Mountain Christmas
Want to have a get-away badly? And wish to have a different Christmas this year? Branson is the answer because it is truly a remarkable vacation destination. You and your love one can have an amazing Ozark Mountain Christmas this year.
Branson is an incredible city with many live performance theaters, three pristine lakes, 12 championship golf courses, an international award-winning theme park and wonderful shopping galore. It is really a city that everyone can have fun!
2009 marks the 22nd season for Ozark Mountain Christmas in Branson. There will be many amazing events going on around that time. Branson will transform into a holiday wonderland featuring spectacular lighting displays. This is definitely something that worth seeing!
I passed by Missouri when I was on the way driving to Milwaukee last year. I din't get to do much there but I definitely want to return to Missouri and visit Branson one day. My top choices of accomodation will be the Hilton Promenade, Hilton Branson Convention Center Hotel or Branson Landing.
There are some attractive holiday packages available now at the Hilton Promenade at Branson Landing and the Hilton Branson Convention Center Hotel. Starting at $329 per night from Nov 15 thru Dec 23, you can experience the ultimate holiday package like It's a wonderful life! Santa himself will even deliver presents, cookies and milk to guest’s rooms with the Santa’s Coming to Town Package and this package is starting at $189 per night.
Christmas is not too far away and it is about time to plan for a vacation if you want to have one with your family! Plan a good one in Branson and indulge yourself a true holiday treat!

I am still in the mood...
To prepare for the Urban Bazaar Street 9 event, I have started knitting scarf since June. I can't remember how many balls of yarn I have bought and am STILL buying, but I really really enjoy knitting scarf.

I sold some scarves last year in Etsy during the Christmas season therefore, I am hoping more scarves can be sold this year. Eventhough the craft fair is over, I am still knitting scarves religiously. I actually want to knit one for myself for the trip to Milwaukee at the beginning of November. I just realize, I haven't knitted anything for myself quite sometimes. A scarf will be something I really need in this coming trip!

I don't think I show all the scarves I have knitted in my blog so I will upload some in this post! I have so many yummy gorgeous yarn laying around on the carpet, I am still waiting for some to be delivered. Til then, I will take picture of those yarn and share with you all!

Charter On Demand
Full-time mom is one of the hardest jobs in the world. 24-hour a day is always not enough for busy moms. I believe most of the moms have to sacrifice their TV time in order to run the family errands, prepare meals and take care of the kids. If you are a Charter digital subscriber, life can be easier. You still can enjoy most of the TV shows and movies you want while you are a busy moms like other.

When you have Charter digital, you have On Demand and it’s free to access. We all know how amazing On Demand is. With more than over 6,000 movies and shows on it, you can watch them anytime you want. You don't have to wait neither to schedule. If you missed your favourite shows like Heroes, 30 Rock, The Office, they are always back on TV the next day they air.

Busy moms can hardly have the chance to enjoy a movie with their husband in the theatre. But if you have Charter digital, you can pick whatever movie you want and watch it with your spouse when you have the free time. Driving a car to the mall to get a DVD is too much hassles, with the free access to On Demand through Charter, you can enjoy your life better! HD is the thing nowadays and you can find more HD shows on Charter now.

Want to find out more about Charter On Demand? You now can learn more at Also, if you are a Facebook user, you can get updates and fun extras on Charter’s Facebook page.



Sunday, October 25, 2009

Scarf Pattern

With the request from a Ravelry knitter, I wrote out the patterns of two scarves that I made some times ago. I am very happy that she likes these scarves and I am totally more than willing to write out the pattern.

The scarf pattern that she requested are Octo scarf and Pink zebra. It did not take me long to write the pattern out and I am charging 3usd for each pattern. If you wish to knit something quick, simple and nice as Christmas gift, they are the ideal choices you can go for.



Wednesday, October 21, 2009

See what I saw at the State Fair!!!
I love state fair, try not to talk about those funny interesting food that I get to try out, I always have fun admiring nice crafts that other people make too. It was a rainy day when we went to the state fair but overall I enjoyed myself very much. I appreciate all the time that I get to hang out with my family! =)

I took some pictures of some nice knitted items I saw in the fair. Cool stuff!!!

Web Hosting Geek
I have been blogging for several years and I am pretty happy with what I am doing with my blog. But lately, I am thinking about getting my own domain site so I can have my blog moved over there. Also, I really think I need a site to do my online knitting business.

Before such big decision is made, I have been spending some times to find out more about those available web hostings nowadays. Web Hosting Geeks answers most of the questions that I want to know. It is a popular and reliable webhosting reviews and rating site. You can find out different category of web hosting awards there so you know what are the BEST webhosts out there. Not only you can find out the best, you can also find ou the worst from Web Hosting Geeks.

I am looking at the Top 10 Best Web Hosts of year 2009 now. Inmotion is ranked 1st place in the chart as the best business web host. GoDaddy is ranked at 9th with the rating of 93%. Not only you can read the reviews, you can actually do some reviews about those web hosts that you have used before.

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Sunday, October 18, 2009

I Want a Kitchen Makeover!
Do you spend most of your time in the kitchen? I do! I try to cook every weekday so we don't spend too much on outside food and I find cooking at home is entertaining and fulfilling especially your love one enjoys the meal or food that you prepare for him. Sometimes, I love to bake as well. John and I both love desserts and I always love to try out new recipes at the weekend.

I always wish for a nicer kitchen. I want a gas stove kitchen instead of the electric one but to have a kitchen makeover at this time of life is just not wise. That will definitely cost a fortuneat to do that. But how if I told you that you would have a chance to win a kitchen makeover?

I can't be excited for this news because this kitchen makeover contest is only available for Canadian residents. Please visit to to have a whole new Maple Leaf Market experience! You could meet the Butcher, the Baker and the Pasta Maker, and get many easy-to-make meal ideas. Besides that, you can also find useful tips, recipes, coupons, contests.

Maple Leaf Market is giving away a $32,000 Dream Kitchen and 12 Frigidaire® fridges to celebrate the launch of their delectable new site! If you are a Canadian, nothing should hold you back to join this contest and win yourself a dream kitchen or a cool fridge.

Urban Bazaar Street 9 (10th - 11th Oct 2009)

The craft fair is over and I had so much fun doing it. It was a 2 days event, 10th and 11th October. The first day started from 12 noon till 8pm evening, the 2nd day, only 4 hours which was from noon till 4pm. The weather was colder than we expected, been cloudy whole day with wind blowing.

There were around 80 other vendors and different kind of tent settings were available. I shared a tent with my sista in law Gloria and we arrived there about 9.30am to set up the store. It was fun and I am already looking forward to the next year fair.

Gloves, hats and neckwarmers sold good as I think the weather did help but amazingly scarves was selling slow. Overall, I am very happy with the sales result and I get the better idea what to do knit more next year.