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Saturday, July 08, 2006

Lost Time

I think later today I'll have the time and energy to blog about our crazy week at Casa Nelson. It will include some really cute pictures of the kids at the zoo and give you an idea of why the whole Nelson clan slept in until 10AM yesterday without even planning on it! I don't remember the last time I was able to sleep in that late (neither could Carl) but I'm sure it was pre-kids. Even they were pooped beyond belief.

Other items:

I have some requests of my fellow blog readers:

1. Where do you shop online for yarn? I've been having a heck of a time finding good SOLID COLOR sock yarn at a place that charges reasonable amounts for shipping. I also just want a good place to shop online that has good service and good shipping deals. I already know about knitpicks and elann.

2. Where can I find a kid size card table and chairs? Target doesn't have any (except a really cute wooden one w/ 2 chairs that costs about $100), I tried Once Upon a Child, and Walmart.

3. Where do they sell those pop beads? You know the kids blocks that pop together and you can make awesome snakes and huge necklaces? Target, Walmart, the fancy toy shop here in town and Toys R Us don't have them.

Can you tell I've been TRYING to do a little shopping lately? Maybe that's why I'm so tired!


  1. Sounds like you have been busy! For the kid sized table and chairs try Kid's Stuff Superstore- 3740 N 27th. I think they should have something. Good luck!

  2. I don't know about the other too, but as for yarn online, I really like Webs. The website is They charge shipping, but they also give a great discount on yarn that varies depending on how much you spend. They are pretty quick, but I do live in the same state as the store, so that could be a part of it.

  3. Anonymous10:31 AM

    IKEA has some nice kid-size tables and chairs for about $20. and you can order them on-line.

  4. I love this site. I don't know if they have the yarn stuff but occasionally they have some awesome deals on the things you need.

  5. I think we got our table and chairs at Wal-Green's, but I've seen them at Big Lots too.

    Craft places like Michael's or Hobby Lobby *might* have pop beads, but I'm not sure when I last saw those. If you do find some, let me know.

  6. It's

    What do you have going on next week?

  7. Janet1:40 PM

    When I saw your questions, I knew you'd get some good answers. I wish I could help you with the pop beads, but ... I'm a little ways out of that loop. We still have a few (6-8?) in the attic.....

    Good luck. I look forward to hearing about the week.

  8. Deanna2:37 PM


    For the kids table and chairs...Dollar general and they have also been seen at Big Lots....


  9. Y'all are too good to me! Thanks for all of the good ideas. I think I'll be out shopping again on Monday. Hollie--wanna come?

  10. They're call "Snap-Lock Beads" and are made by Fisher Price. I found them online at and I'm assuming this is what you are referring to. We use to have a ton of them. I must of got rid of them in the past year or two.

    Looks like you got lots of response on the chair/table.

    I have no idea on the yarn. Sorry!

    We'll be there in 2 1/2 weeks!

  11. I'm there dude! You tell me when you want me to come over. Hey maybe we could do lunch too?? I can't believe we leave in three weeks!!!

  12. I think I've seen a kiddo sized card table and chairs at Walgreens.