Kim's Rantings


I am a crafter and a cook living in East Harlem, NYC. I'm always looking for inspiration. My tastes are very diverse.

I have two cats, a Shih-Tzu, and my son. I adore his three closest friends. Our house used to be filled with boys. But now they are in college and I rarely see them.

Right now I crochet. I am really into Granny Squares. I learned how to make them on YouTube and it's taken over my life. I have so many projects planned.

I used to love photography. I even took classes when I was a teenager. When my son was born I took so many photos because babies changes so quickly. My picture taking slowed down as he grew. Right now I take photos of my pets, my family, my friends, my home and my crafts. I hope you enjoy the photographs.

I signed up for Instagram the same day I started this Tumblr account. You can follow me at: Tampaborn68

THINGS I OBSESS OVER:
Walt Disney World (no particular character)
Disney food
Handbags
Flip-flops, sandals
The Beach
Florida
Shabby Chic decor
England (anything British)
Hydrangea
Roses
Magnolia
Tokidoki
Hello Kitty
Bento
Lego
Harry Potter
South Park
Barbies from Disney World
Tattoos
The color Pink
Holidays, especially Christmas
Quilts and Afghans
Embroidery
Mixed media collage
Upcycled clothing
Cooking and entertaining
Comfort food
Road trips
Diet Mountain Dew
Thin Mint cookies
Cupcakes
Cinnamon pretzels at the mall
ICEE
Going to the mall to shop
Ikea
Craft stores
Outlet malls
Pirates
Flamingos
Reading on the bus and subway
Jane Austen novels and movies
Henry Cavill (Immortals)
Agatha Christie novels and movies
James Bond movies
Investigation Discovery shows
Pinterest.com
Being able to follow my favorite bloggers on Facebook

You can find me on Pinterest at:
http://pinterest.com/babytease/
There you will see so many other things I love!

Ask me anything!
Green tea and chiabatta sandwich at my business meeting this morning. It’s a one woman meeting. Needed some alone time to think about the future.
#panera #breakfast #nonpaleo (at Panera Bread)

Green tea and chiabatta sandwich at my business meeting this morning. It’s a one woman meeting. Needed some alone time to think about the future.
#panera #breakfast #nonpaleo (at Panera Bread)

Tagged: breakfastpaneranonpaleo

#februaryhats 25 thru 28 of 28. Two days late but I did it!
#2014completedwip 
Ladies #beanies and a child size #snowwhite #beanie
#crochet #hat #yarn
 (at Kim’s Craft Room)

#februaryhats 25 thru 28 of 28. Two days late but I did it!
#2014completedwip
Ladies #beanies and a child size #snowwhite #beanie
#crochet #hat #yarn
(at Kim’s Craft Room)

Tagged: beanie2014completedwipfebruaryhatsyarnsnowwhitecrochetbeanieshat

#februaryhats 24/28
#2014completedwip 
#baby #beanie #crochet #hat #yarn  (at Kim’s Craft Room)

#februaryhats 24/28
#2014completedwip
#baby #beanie #crochet #hat #yarn (at Kim’s Craft Room)

Tagged: beanie2014completedwipfebruaryhatsyarncrochetbabyhat

#februaryhats 23/28
#2014completedwip 
#beanie #crochet #granny #grannysquare #hat #yarn  (at Kim’s Craft Room)

#februaryhats 23/28
#2014completedwip
#beanie #crochet #granny #grannysquare #hat #yarn (at Kim’s Craft Room)

Tagged: beanie2014completedwipfebruaryhatscrochetyarngrannysquaregrannyhat

Some goodies to keep me company while I catch up on the rest of my hats.  
I’m also setting up an #Etsy shop and Facebook page this weekend.  Once I get the shipping details sorted I’ll be able to open up. I am just too excited!!! Please feel free to take a look at my accounts. #dreamsdocometrue
#peeps #whitechocolate #pretzels #dots #tootsie #sweets #candy (at Kim’s Craft Room)

Some goodies to keep me company while I catch up on the rest of my hats.
I’m also setting up an #Etsy shop and Facebook page this weekend. Once I get the shipping details sorted I’ll be able to open up. I am just too excited!!! Please feel free to take a look at my accounts. #dreamsdocometrue
#peeps #whitechocolate #pretzels #dots #tootsie #sweets #candy (at Kim’s Craft Room)

Tagged: dotspretzelsdreamsdocometruetootsiepeepscandysweetsetsywhitechocolate

#februaryhats 22/28
#2014completedwip 
#baby #beanie #crochet #hat #yarn #hobbylobby (at Kim’s Craft Room)

#februaryhats 22/28
#2014completedwip
#baby #beanie #crochet #hat #yarn #hobbylobby (at Kim’s Craft Room)

Tagged: beanie2014completedwiphobbylobbyfebruaryhatsyarncrochetbabyhat

#februaryhats 20 & 21/28
#2014completedwip 
#baby #beanie #crochet #hat #yarn  (at Kim’s Craft Room)

#februaryhats 20 & 21/28
#2014completedwip
#baby #beanie #crochet #hat #yarn (at Kim’s Craft Room)

Tagged: beanie2014completedwipfebruaryhatsyarncrochetbabyhat

#FebruaryHats 18 & 19/28
#2014CompletedWIP
#beanie #crochet #hat #yarn #blue #yellow 
I’d wanted to get more hats done today, but we are still recovering from our extended vacation. Lots to do in this house today. Just watched last season of Dexter. End of last ep as I type this. Had to watch the first seven seasons over so Mr could “catch up”. (at Kim’s Craft Room)

#FebruaryHats 18 & 19/28
#2014CompletedWIP
#beanie #crochet #hat #yarn #blue #yellow
I’d wanted to get more hats done today, but we are still recovering from our extended vacation. Lots to do in this house today. Just watched last season of Dexter. End of last ep as I type this. Had to watch the first seven seasons over so Mr could “catch up”. (at Kim’s Craft Room)

Tagged: bluebeanie2014completedwipfebruaryhatsyarnyellowcrochethat

Today’s activities include harassing turtles and screaming as loud as possible while I have a migraine…
#killmenow #miamitrip  (at Kissimee Drive, Poinciana FL)

Today’s activities include harassing turtles and screaming as loud as possible while I have a migraine…
#killmenow #miamitrip (at Kissimee Drive, Poinciana FL)

Tagged: miamitripkillmenow

I need to make one of these! #blocking #crochet #grannysquare #repost  (at Kissimee Drive, Poinciana FL)

I need to make one of these! #blocking #crochet #grannysquare #repost (at Kissimee Drive, Poinciana FL)

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Much bigger #beanie - on purpose. 
#colorful #variegated #yarn #crochet #hat 
#februaryhats 17/28
#2014completedwip  (at Kissimee Drive, Poinciana FL)

Much bigger #beanie - on purpose.
#colorful #variegated #yarn #crochet #hat
#februaryhats 17/28
#2014completedwip (at Kissimee Drive, Poinciana FL)

Tagged: beanie2014completedwipcolorfulfebruaryhatsyarnvariegatedcrochethat

#hotpink #beanie #crochet #hat 
#2014completedwip 
#februaryhats 16/28 (at Kissimee Drive, Poinciana FL)

#hotpink #beanie #crochet #hat
#2014completedwip
#februaryhats 16/28 (at Kissimee Drive, Poinciana FL)

Tagged: beanie2014completedwiphotpinkfebruaryhatscrochethat

Cuddles! She is the sweetest!!!
#dogsofinstagram (at Kissimee Drive, Poinciana FL)

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#beanie #crochet #grannysquare #grannystripe #hat #pink 
#februaryhats 15/28
#2014completedwip  (at Kissimee Drive, Poinciana FL)

#beanie #crochet #grannysquare #grannystripe #hat #pink
#februaryhats 15/28
#2014completedwip (at Kissimee Drive, Poinciana FL)

Tagged: pinkbeanie2014completedwipgrannysquaregrannystripefebruaryhatscrochethat

More vacation spam. This is why I had to go to #downtowndisney twice. #DisneyBling !!! All except the #Pandora. I also have two more, but they are for eight year olds. hahaha
#disney #disneyside #AlexandAni #charm #bracelet #initial #bling #mickey #mickeymouse #cinderellascastle #ring #HardRock #WorldOfDisney #bowtattoo (at Kissimee Drive, Poinciana FL)

More vacation spam. This is why I had to go to #downtowndisney twice. #DisneyBling !!! All except the #Pandora. I also have two more, but they are for eight year olds. hahaha
#disney #disneyside #AlexandAni #charm #bracelet #initial #bling #mickey #mickeymouse #cinderellascastle #ring #HardRock #WorldOfDisney #bowtattoo (at Kissimee Drive, Poinciana FL)

Tagged: mickeyalexandanibowtattooinitialworldofdisneymickeymousedisneysidebraceletdowntowndisneyblingcharmdisneyblingpandoraringhardrockcinderellascastledisney