cross stitch · finish · http://schemas.google.com/blogger/2008/kind#post · My Big Toe · WIP

My Weeks In Stitches – A Finish!

Hooray, I finished the Easter sweater!  I'm really happy with it - it fits, it feels so soft, and it got lots of compliments at church LOL. People hugged me and stroked the fabric, then said, "Wow you made that?!?" followed pretty quickly by "You look amazing, by the way!"  It feels nice to have… Continue reading My Weeks In Stitches – A Finish!

21 Day Fix · Beachbody · challenge group · fitness · health · results · weight loss

FitMomCreates – A New Adventure For Me

Hey everyone! I'm super excited to announce that I've become an independent Team Beachbody coach! I told you about a month and a half ago that I've been working out and following a clean eating plan. Through participating in a challenge group, losing about 25 pounds in 4 months (to make 30 pounds in a… Continue reading FitMomCreates – A New Adventure For Me

http://schemas.google.com/blogger/2008/kind#post · sweater · WIP

My Weeks In Stitches – The Easter Sweater Continues

When you are creating over 9 inches worth of stockinette, it can be hard to gauge your actual progress. The conversation in my head goes like, "This is going to be the  rest of my life, don't measure, you'll just get discouraged, okay now you can measure, holy cow only 1/2 inch left!" Yes, at… Continue reading My Weeks In Stitches – The Easter Sweater Continues

21 Day Fix · budget cooking · bulk cooking · clean eating · ham · http://schemas.google.com/blogger/2008/kind#post · lactose free · recipe · soup

Recipe Reboot – Ham and Bean Soup

Recipe Disclaimer: I'm not a chef or a nutritionist/dietitian.  I'm just a mom who loves the 21 Day Fix program, and I figure out container counts for some of my favorite foods and share them with all of you!One of my favorite comfort foods is ham and bean soup.  I love ham in general, it's… Continue reading Recipe Reboot – Ham and Bean Soup

afghan · Aran stitch · crochet · guest post · national crochet month · vintage

National Crochet Month 2015: A Guest Post from Michelle

This week, I'm so thrilled to bring you a guest post!  Michelle and I have "known" each other online since our first kids were born - we met in a parenting message board group that has stayed together, and I'm privileged to count her among my real friends, even though we've never met in person!… Continue reading National Crochet Month 2015: A Guest Post from Michelle

accessories · boot cuffs · boot toppers · crochet · fashion · free pattern · gift idea · http://schemas.google.com/blogger/2008/kind#post · national crochet month

National Crochet Month 2015 – Boot Cuffs (sized for teens and adults)

Alright, you patient people!  Finally, a crochet pattern - boot cuffs!Thanks to K for being my photographer for some shots - she did pretty well for her first try - while waiting for dinner!Boot cuffs (sometimes called boot toppers) are great gift ideas for fall into early spring.  They've become more and more popular over… Continue reading National Crochet Month 2015 – Boot Cuffs (sized for teens and adults)

crochet · http://schemas.google.com/blogger/2008/kind#post · national crochet month · Tunisian crochet

National Crochet Month 2015 – The Return To Tunisian Crochet

This week, I thought we would revisit Tunisian crochet.  Several years ago I made some scarves using this technique.  This technique makes for a more closely-woven fabric than traditional crochet.  It is more like a knitted fabric, but still has the weight of crochet.  You work each row from right to left (if you're right… Continue reading National Crochet Month 2015 – The Return To Tunisian Crochet