Sunday, June 23, 2013

Hello Bloglovin'

Hello to all of my new Bloglovin' followers.  This blog is mostly reviews now.  If you are looking for my craft blog, it is now located at Mel's Daisy Patch Crochet and Crafts.  Feel free to go over there and have a peek. Plus I also have a blog at Storybook Felts that includes all my felt creations. I would love for you to follower either, or both, of these blogs.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

I Could Use A Little Help Please

Hey everyone! I need your help. I have been offered the chance to get a sponsor for my businesses. But, in order for them to sponsor me I need to get more Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Blog followers. I will need at least 5,000 Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest Likes/Followers or 800 Blog Followers. I am attaching links to all of these places. I am only listing the links for the Mel's Daisy Patch because they have the strongest following at this time. Please spread the word and help me get this sponsorship!!

It would be easier to get the blog followers up to 800. Again please help me spread the word and let's see if we can get my a wonderful sponsorship for my businesses.

Once we hit the mark I would like to have a fun little giveaway with fun surprises or something.

Thanks a bunch!!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013


Just a little sneak peek at what has been added to the Storybook Felts Store.

For more information and more pictures please run over to the Storybook Felts Blog page and have a peek.  But try not to scare these little guys...We don't want them getting away.

Monday, April 8, 2013 and Firefly Island

Happy Monday everyone!!  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  I was extra busy with the Storybook Felts projects this weekend.  I hope to have a new set ready to go in the next couple of days. I have a few reviews I need to catch up on so I thought I would just squeeze them both in today.  I hope you guys don't mind.

The first one is for Glasses.  Yes, I said glasses.

Buy Cheap Prescription Eyeglasses Online, Reading Glasses, Fashion Eyewear on

There is a wonderful new online company named that offers a great price for prescription and non-prescription glasses and sunglasses.  They offered me a chance to get a free pair of glasses, of my choice, and I jumped on it.  The pair I picked are semi-rimless and came in red.  I normally would not have picked red, but since they were free I thought I would give a new color a try. Here is a couple lovely pictures of me wearing the new glasses.

I really like the rimless look.  I think I will continue to get this kind from now on.  I think this pair was a little wide for my face but they look pretty good.  I don't normally  use a lens for closeup vision in my regular glasses.  Most of the time if I am reading or doing work closeup I just take my glasses off.  The only problem with this is I can't see the TV or computer screen without my glasses.  I decided it might be nice to have a little something for closeup in this pair.  They are more for reading or computer work.  They are great for sewing.  My eyes are not getting as tired now when I am working. Firmoo even gives you the option to try on your glasses before you buy them.  Simply take a picture of yourself closeup and then upload it on their site.  Then just try on any pair of glasses to get an idea of what they will look like on you.  The quality of the frames and lenses is wonderful. The prices are also very low. To get a prescription pair all you need is your current prescription to type in.  I just called my eye doctor to get mine.

Here is a little more information about
The old opinion that glasses are only necessities for people with vision problems has already gone. Glasses are increasingly becoming a fad and must-have accessories for  celebs and fashionistas. Everyday we can spot millions of non prescription glasses wearers and we are constantly fascinated by many noted film stars’ signature non prescription glasses.They instantly upgrade your look of modern,sexy, vintage or geek by wearing different styles of frames.
Any hot glasses/sunglasses /goggles frames you want can be found on Firmoo, and all are available for both prescription lenses and non-prescription lenses. Are you desperate to have a new look? Now here is the chance, Firmoo has launched a First Pair Free Program to people  worldwide. You will absolutely fall in love with the excellent quality, affordable prices, fashionable designs, fast delivery and the good service after trying them with paying shipping only! You even can get a refund/exchange if you are not satisfied with them. It's totally Risk free, so why not have a try? 
Click here ( to get your free glasses now!

Now go on over to and see if you can find a pair for you.

I was given a free complete pair of glasses for my honest review.  All opinions are mine.

My second review is on a book that I just finished reading.
blue moon bay lisa wingate

Firefly Island by Lisa Wingate is her third book in the Moses Lake Series.  I have not read the first two yet, but hope to very soon.

From the back of the book...
Sometimes love takes you on an adventure completely off the map.  Mallory Hale's life quickly veers off course when she falls hopelessly in love.  After a whirlwind romance, Mallory finds herself leaving the bustle and action of Capitol Hill for the remote town of Moses Lake, Texas-with husband, stepson, and a U-Haul in tow.

A sweet, mishap-filled journey into marriage, motherhood and ranch living ensues, and Mallory is filled with both the wonderment of love and the insecurities of change.  But what she can't shake is the unease she feels around her husband's new boss, Jack West.  Jack's presence-and his mysterious past-set her one edge, and when hits of a scandal emerge, Mallory finds herself seeking answers...and comes to realize that the middle-of-nowhere home she wasn't sure she wanted is the very place she'll risk everything to save.

From the minute I started this book I could not put it down.  The deeper I read into it, the better it got.  There is a lot of mystery that goes on it this book.  Yes, it is a romance/love story, but it is also so much more.  There are so many interesting people in this book.  Some of them have a past that they want to keep hidden.  There are Docksiders' who hang out at the local cafe and the crazy lady, Cowgirl Al, who lives next door and raises goats.  You will also meet Keren and the summer school kids, most of whom are living in poverty in the Chinquapin Peaks area.  Mallory learns that she needs to put her old self behind and learns how to open up to these unique people that she is with on a daily basis.

Mallory has a hard time getting used to being a step-mom and not having a job.  Her sisters and friends from DC are all busy with their lives and don't have time to talk to her and answer emails all day.  Then her sister and her friends tell her she needs to  start writing all of her adventures down.  She thinks they are crazy.  After her friends set up a blog for her she decides one night that it might be a good idea to write some of it down after all.  Then her blog, The Frontier Woman, becomes a big hit, not only with her family and friends but with the world.  Then she finds herself in the middle of a mystery/controversy that could change a lot of lives.  Will she risk it all to protect the new friends that she has made?

I could go on and on about this book but you need to read it for yourself.  If you want to read the first chapter, just click on the image above and it will take you to the authors website.  You can read the first chapter of this book as well as some of the others that she has written.

I was given a copy of this book by Bethany House for review purposes.  All opinions in this review are mine.

Now that I have shared these goodies with you, feel free to share your links with me below.  I'm off to finish up this weeks Storybook Felts set.  Roar....

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Let's Play Dress Up With Storybook Felts

I've been working hard this week getting lots of dolls cut out and ready to be sewn together.  Here's the pile I have cut out so far.
Now to get them all sewn together and ready to go.

I also just released the newest set in the Storybook Felts store

For more information on this set and what is coming up next go have a peek at the Storybook Felts blog.

I hope all of you a staying busy with things you enjoy this week!

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter!!

Thank you dear Jesus for all that you did, and still do, for us!! Please don't forget WHO and what Easter is all about.

His Name is Jesus : The Promise of God's Love Fulfilled, Max Lucado

DaySpring E-Cards

Please click on the link above to view my Easter Card for you.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Another New Storybook Felts Item.

Another new item available in the Storybook Felts Shops.

Personalized Embroidered and Appliqued Fireman Hoop Art

Please visit the Storybook Felts blog for more information.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Monday, March 18, 2013

Hello Bloglovin

This post is for all of my new and old Bloglovin followers. First of all, thank you so much for following me.  If you are looking for my crochet and craft blog it is now at MELSDAISYPATCH.BLOGSPOT.COM.  This blog (lazy daisy) will be used mostly for reviews and updates on some of my shop items.  I also have a new blog for my Storybook Felts shop if you would like to follow it also.

Have a great week.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Storybook Felts Easter Sets

The Storybook Felts Easter sets came out today.  Just in time to be ordered for Easter basket fillers.
You have the choice of a girl set, complete with Sunday best, bunny suit, eggs and a chocolate bunny.
A Boy Set, also complete with Sunday best, bunny suit, eggs and a chocolate bunny.

Due to the fact that two set were released this week there will not be a set released next week.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Just In Time For St. Patrick's Day

Just in time for St. Patrick's Day.  Now your little Leprechaun can have a little Leprechaun of their very own to play with.

For more information and to get a peek at the whole set head on over to the Storybook Felts Blog.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Two Book Reviews In One Day

Happy Monday.  I hope you are all having a wonderful week so far. I have two book review for you today.
The first one is...Goodbye to Yesterday A Lancaster County Saga by Wanda E. Brunstetter.  It is part 1 of a 6 part saga.  This means that the story is broken down into 6 books which are released over a six month period.

GoodbyeToYesterday Goodbye to Yesterday
Part 1 in The Discovery series.
Join Meredith and Luke Stoltzfus, an Amish couple who are faced with the greatest challenge of their young lives. Financial struggles. Arguments. A suspected pregnancy. A last-minute trip to Middlebury, Indiana. A deadly encounter at a Philadelphia bus station. Will their love and faith be enough to bring them back together again, against all odds?

From the back of the book...

When Luke Stolzfus loses his job at a furniture store in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, he is given an opportunity to learn a new trade from his uncle who lives in Indiana.  Despite his wife's reservations, Luke jumps at the chance and makes plans for a quick trip to Middlebury.  Along the way, Luke meets with tragedy, and life as he knew it will never be the same.  Despite all odds, will the faith and love Luke and Meredith share be enough to bring them back together again? Or will Meredith begin a new life with another?

You can visit Wanda's website to view videos also.

I am a big fan of Christian Fiction and Christian Historical Fiction books.  I've read a few Amish books also, but not too many. Wanda E. Brunstetter is a wonderful author.  If you are fan of her other books, you know that she has done a lot  of research on the Amish culture and knows her stuff. I don't know if I am a big fan of the 6 book story line however. I was a little surprised at how small the book was for the price. The book started out a little slow, as some books that turn out to be really good do,  but did get better as it went on.  Then just as it was starting to get interesting, of course, it was over...Wait for the next book to come out.  UGH.  I guess they leave you hanging so you will go get that next book. And of course I will have to go get it so that I can find out what happens next.  

I was given this book for review purposes by Handlebar Publishing, I was asked to give my honest opinion of the book. All opinions in this review are my own.

The other book that I just finished is...

Love Finds You in Sundance, Wyoming (Love Finds You) [ LOVE FINDS YOU IN SUNDANCE, WYOMING (LOVE FINDS YOU) BY Ferrell, Miralee ( Author ) Aug-01-2011

From the back of the book...
Angel Ramirez is tired of living a lie.  But can she live like a lady?  On the run from a dangerous outlaw, Angel makes her way across several states disguised as a boy and working as a varmint tracker and horse wrangler.  After taking a job on a Wyoming ranch owned by bachelor Travis Morgan and his widowed sister, she finally reveals her true identity and must fight to prove her worth as a ranch hand while somehow discovering her role as a woman.

I am a big fan of the Love Finds You books.  I have read about 75% or more of them, including another of Miralee's books...Love Finds You in Bridal Veil, Oregon.  The are all great and this one was no exception.  I tend to lean more towards the historical fiction books and this one did not disappoint me.  This book is set in 1887 Wyoming ranch territory.  Angel has been hiding the fact that she is a woman so that she can do what she loves and stay hidden from the man who is hunting for her.  When she is offered a job at a different ranch, she decides it is time to stop hiding and prove herself as a woman.  Angel has had a rough life and is a tomboy who has a VERY LARGE chip on her shoulder.  But, due to a few incidents and accidents that happen along the way, that chip disappears and she opens up and finds friends. 

My favorite part of these books is there is no foul language and no detailed "Love Scenes".  My 13 year old daughter loves to read the books that mom is reading, and I love the fact that I can share them with her and not have to worry about her reading something she should not be.  She started reading this one over the weekend and has not been able to put it down for very long.  She keeps coming and asking me what happens next. Of course I keep tell her to "read the book".  She moans and off she goes again to read.

You can visit Miralee's website for information on all of her other wonderful books.

I requested this book for review purposes from Christian Review of Books. All opinions are my own.

If you would like to do book reviews click on either of the links and they will take you to the websites where you can sign up.  

If you have read a good book lately leave me a comment and let me know.   Have a great week.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

New Storybook Felts Items...My Little Genie Sets

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Just a little post to let you know about the newest Storybook Felts Doll Set that is up in the shop. 

Storybook Felts My Little Genie Doll Dress Up Set

 She can be purchased with the book, doll, and clothes.
Just the doll and clothes.

Just the clothes.

She comes with 3 genie outfits in assorted colors, 3 pairs of shoes, 1 pony tail hair, 1 hairband, 1 necklace, 1 genie lamp with smoke, and one genie bottle. When ordering you are able to choose hair, skin and eye color. Go over to the shop and have a peek at the other sets that are available.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Great New Website...Storybook Felts

Storybook Felts

Click on the picture above and it will take you to the website. Where you can find out more information about cute things like this...