Saturday, September 29, 2012

Facebook Page

Lazy Daisy Crochet / Mel's Daisy Patch.. Now has a Facebook page.  Come have a peek.  I have to admit there is not much there yet as I just got it set up today.  But there are a couple pics of my latest patterns that will be up for sale as soon as they are finished being tested.  Have a great night.


Big Fish Now Has Unlimited Gaming

Big Fish Unlimited
Big Fish Games is now offering unlimited gaming.  The service at Big Fish Unlimited  allows you to try casual games free for 7 days played on the cloud, which means you don't have to download anything to your computer.  Big Fish Unlimited offers unlimited cloud gaming from among a selection of over 100 games for only 7.99 per month(compared to the $2.99 - $9.99 range per game on the Big Fish Games site.)  This site is great for adults who like to play online games, as well as fickle kids (like mine) who get bored with one game and want to try a new one.

Big Fish Unlimited

Instant games. At your fingertips!

Choose from 100+ great games
Choose from 100+ great games, with new games every week.
Start playing instantly
Start playing instantly, with no additional downloads.
Play across devices
Play across devices — your game is saved in the cloud.

My kids love to play all kinds of computer games. They tend to want to play the hidden objects games the most, but love games like Diner Dash and Farming or animal games as well.  With Big Fish Games Unlimited you can play all of these types of games and more.  There is an alphabetical list of all the games you can play, as well as the description of each one.  All you have to do is click on the game and it loads quickly for you to play.  The game types include Hidden Object games, Time Management, Card & Board, Adventure, Match 3, Strategy, Arcade & Action, and Word games.  They are adding new games every week so you can keep coming back for new games.  Plus you are not limited to just playing on your computer.  You can play on your tablet as well as you phone.

We have enjoyed playing the games like Cooking Dash, Diner Dash, Fisher's Family Farm, Jane's Zoo, Mahjong, Pengu Wars, and many more.  I would highly recommend this site for people who love computer games but don't want to mess with the hassle of paying for each game and having to download them all.  It is great for kids as well as adults. Plus it doesn't take up room on your PC, Tablet or Phone.

You will need to make sure you have an updated version of your browser, and that you have a compatible browser.  Now go log on to and try out some of their wonderfully fun games free for seven days.  Come back and let me know how much you enjoyed it.

Have fun playing...I'm off to go play some more games.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Homemade Electronics Charging Station For Less Than $10.00

I'm sure all of you have seen, or even own, one of these charging stations.
product imageTotes Leather Executive Docking Charging Station Dresser Valet in BrownAViiQ Portable Charging Station
Black Charging Station with Photo Frame and Pencil CupCharging Station
I have been wanting to buy one for quite some time but could not give up the money for one.  They range anywhere from $20 to well over $100.  I decided that I would attempt to make one at home for less.  

Here is what you will need if you want to make one of your own.
*A 7 1/2" by 11" Cardboard Photo Storage Box (I got mine at Hobby Lobby...Regular $3.99 I paid  2.39 with 40% discount.  They came in a wide range of colors and 2 sizes.)
*A Craft Knife (or something else to cut holes in the box with.)
*A 10" Surge Protector Strip. (You can find these at Target or Walmart for around $4.  The 10" is just the part you plug the cords into, this does not include the cord.)
*Packing Tape or Other Heavy Tape.

What you need to do.
1. Gather up your Supplies.

2. Trace around the plug of the power strip on the inside of the box, towards the bottom. Cut out the hole and run the cord through. Roll pieces of the heavy duty tape, sticky side out, and place on bottom of power strip to help it stay where you want it.

3. On the inside on the lid, trace around the smallest end of the plug you will be putting through the hole. Then cut out the holes.

4. Pull all of the cords through the lid and plug them into the power strip. Leave a little bit of the cord sticking out of the lid of the box with the end that will be plugged into your electronic device.

As you can see.  The box will hold extra plugs, phone carrying cases, headphones, even a pencil and notebook to take messages on if needed. Plus it will hid all the extra cords attached to your devices.

5. Put the lid back on the box and plug your devices into their cords.  The box serves as a table to hold your electronics also.

Now to tell you how much mine cost. I spent around $2.60 with tax on the box and about $4.00 for the cord.  For a Grand Total of $6.60.  I hope this helped some of you that have had the same problem I have.  Let me know if you make one.  Have a great day.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Monday Funday #5...Football Fun

ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOOOTBAAAAALL!! Now that fall is here everyone starts to think about Football season. So this Monday Funday is all about football fun.

Of course we can't have Football with out the players and the ball.

And with the cooler weather we need a hat (or a few hats maybe).

Slouchy Football Hat by Darleen Hopkins

And baby needs a bib for all of those tail gating snacks.

And of course something to keep our drinks cozy.

Lots of Football Crafts

And we also need a few snacks.

football whoopie pies

And last but not least, with Christmas just around the corner, we have to have an ornament.

d fence football christmas ornament

Now my dears if you have something fun to link up this week, just use the linkup below.  Remember that it does NOT have to match my theme. Don't forget to grab a button while you are here and a special one if you were featured.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012


On October 2, 2012, the new book UNSTOPPABLE by Nick Vujicic, will be released.  You can find a video below as well as a link to the first chapter of his new book.  
Nick Vujicic - Unstoppable

About the Author

Nick VujicicNICK VUJICIC is a motivational speaker and the director of the nonprofit organization, Life Without Limbs. Nick has become a great inspiration to people around the world, regularly speaking to large crowds about overcoming obstacles and achieving dreams. A longtime resident of Australia, he now lives in southern California with his wife, Kanae. Visit his website at

Enjoy!!  I hope it touches you as much as it did me.


Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Crochet Hat Crazy Pattern Giveaway- 3 Winners

In honor of the Grand reopening and renaming of my dear friend Susan's Etsy store, Crochet Hat Crazy, I am hosting a giveaway.  One lucky person will win their choice of 3 of Susan's single patterns, and 2 lucky runner up winners will have their choice of one single pattern. You will be able to choose from a wide variety of patterns that are all available on her blog. (She hasn't had a chance to get them all up in the store yet.)

These are just a few of the wonderful hats that she has designed.  You can also find her patterns in her Ravelry Store and Craftsy Store as well as the finished product in her Facebook Store.

These are two of her newest patterns.  I just love these patterns. They are too cute.

So, to win just fill out the Rafflecopter form below and Good Luck to everyone.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Monday, September 17, 2012

Monday Funday #4...It's Almost Fall Y'all

With the first day of Fall, here in the US, coming Saturday. I had to make this Monday Funday all about Fall.
It is called Falling Leaves by: Donna Kay Lacey. You can search her name on Ravelry and find lots of beautiful free patterns there.

Of course we can't have fall without some lovely knit hats. Brambles at Knitty Little Pearls of Wisdom.

A scarf. Falling Leaves Scarf (crochet)  from Bernat

And maybe a bag.  Falling Leaves Felted Bag(knit) from Classic Elite Yarns
pattern image

Or two
Hexagon Fall Flower Tote from Crochet n' Crafts
Hexagon Fall Flower Tote

And we all know with the cooler weather we will be wanting more hot drinks so of course we need some coasters. Fall Leaf Coasters from Craft Memoir
Fall coasters

We will also need a snugly afghan or blanket to keep us warm.
Falling Leaves Crochet Pattern from Coats and Clark
Falling Leaves Afghan

Falling Leaves Knit Pattern from Coats and Clark
Falling Leaves Afghan
And I would never leave out all of my Quilter friends.
Falling Leaves 1 from Free
Falling Leaves I
Falling Leaves 2 candle mat from Free
Falling Leaves II

Now if you have anything to share please feel free to link up below, oh and grab a button while you are here also. Remember what you share does not have to go along with my theme. If you were featured please grab a featured button from the side bar.

Melissa, Fall