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The Beautiful World of Crochet Hooks
When it comes to crocheting, choosing the right type of crochet hook can make a significant difference in your crafting experience. As a beginner, it might be a bit overwhelming staring at the wall of hooks in Michael’s, JoAnn’s Fabric, or Hobby Lobby. And there is absolutely nothing wrong with buying an inexpensive hook, but let’s make sure you know what you’re getting. In this post, we’ll cover all the basics of Crochet Hooks and dabble a little in some fancy hook options. 
armchair with pink yarn for knitting
Mastering the Basics of Crochet Series
Reading Yarn Labels So, a lot of folks at the Farmers Market have been coming up to me lately and telling me they're keen on getting into crocheting. Some have tried it before but got stuck, while others have been doing it for a while but haven't tried Amigurumi yet. I always give them my […]
Amigurumi: The Creative and Adorable World of Crocheted Toys
Little crocheted creatures are cute and fun to make and collect. In this blog post, we'll take a more detailed look at the history of amigurumi, the variety of creations, and how to wash them.
Crochet vs. Knitting
If you're new to the fiber arts world, you may wonder what the difference is between crocheting and knitting. Though their woven threads may seem similar, they are, in fact, uniquely crafted. And heaven forbid you call a crocheter a knitter!
Why Shopping Small Matters: How to Support Local Businesses and Artisans
The holiday season presents an opportunity to support small businesses, which are significant contributors to the economy and local communities. Small businesses offer quality, unique items, personalized service, and strengthen entrepreneurship spirit. To support them, shop local boutiques and stores, attend local markets, share positive experiences, and use their online stores. This not only benefits the economy but also enhances community bonds.
Quick Change Fall Decorations
Autumn is a truly stunning season, and Halloween is undoubtedly one of the most thrilling holidays of the year. But if you're like most people, you don't have time to decorate for both. Or it's way too expensive [...]
All the Warm and Fuzzies
It's time to get your cold weather gear out of storage, and I'm sure they need a little freshening up! Here are some helpful tips for cleaning and refreshing your crocheted and knitted hats, gloves, and scarves.
Summer Projects: Dog-Friendly Plants
As a dog mom to three fur babies, an okay-ish gardener, and a mosquito buffet, I understand the importance of choosing safe plants for my furry babies and keeping those pesky bloodsuckers at bay. Here are some tips on selecting flowers, herbs, and plants that are both dog-safe and mosquito-repellent.
Summer Project: DIY Planter Boxes
My husband and I have a little Yorkie named Gus. He's getting up there in years, his eyesight is going, stairs are almost impossible, and his selective hearing is becoming hearing loss. It was getting more difficult for him to get out to the yard to relieve himself. So, we invested in the Porch Potty […]
Spring Refresh: No-Sew Pillow Covers
The next phase of my spring refresh is tackling my faded pillows. We have a couple of rocking chairs on our front porch year-round. While our porch is fairly well-shaded, our pillows are showing their years of sun exposure. They look faded and are in desperate need of a refresh! While I know how to […]
Spring Refresh: DIY Doormat & Faux Rug
Last month I put up my new All Seasons Wreath, and it inspired me to do a spring refresh of my front porch. I started by painting my somewhat beat-up front door. This month I decorated my first doormat; it did not go according to plan...
Spring Refresh: Front Door Painting
I have this amazing new All Seasons Wreath, but my door is looking a little rough. We had an incident a few years ago...
What’s Your Love Language?
Ok, so it’s February and it’s all about Valentine’s Day. It’s pretty run of the mill for a lot of couples; gift of flowers, maybe some naughty knickers, a dinner for two, and...
Take a Walk Outside Day 1/20
How is national "Take a Walk Outside Day" going to be in the middle of January? It is so darn COLD outside! Who really wants to take a stroll on a typically cold day? I have to wear so many layers during the winter, I look like I’m 20 pounds heavier than I really am. […]
Hello Coffee, my new friend!
Ok, so I have only recently developed a deep appreciation for coffee; but it wasn’t very easy to fall in love with it. I found it to be way too bitter and just one cup made me super jittery. Already a morning person, everyone found it amusing that I was running around like a squirrel […]
5 Tips For Safer Cyber Shopping
The kids have made their lists for Santa, commercials are all about Christmas and holiday gift giving, social media is overflowing with targeted ads. Pre-Black Friday Sales have started already, Black Friday is just around the corner, and Cyber Monday has turned into Cyber Week. It has begun, the holiday shopping season is here! If […]
Holiday Wine Pairings
The holiday season is in full swing! For some of us, we need a little liquid holiday spirit to make it through. Read on to find some delicious wines to pair with turkey and difficult relatives. We all have our go-to-favorite wine, but it’s the holiday season which means gatherings with friends and family. In […]

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