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Five Easy Ways to Make Your Office More Awesome

office window

I’m to the part in my book where I feel like I need to be doing nothing but knitting all the time. The reality of deadlines has finally sunk in, and I’m paring down everything else in my life as much as possible so that I can focus and knit with as much of my time as I can. But ... Read More »

Make Your Own Plant Markers {Kid Craft}

garden tag kid craft

We’re doing our first real garden since the girl was born, and she’s pretty excited about it. We bought a little raised bed kit and have lettuce, broccoli and strawberries — all things she will eat — so far, as well as some flower seeds that didn’t fare too well in the last cold snap. She also has this book, ... Read More »

Monday Inspirations, Reading Edition

reading list goodreads

Lots of things have been hitting my radar recently about reading and how most of us are not doing enough of it, or at least not doing it well. Of course first was the NPR April Fool’s joke, in which they posted an article on Facebook ostensibly about how people don’t read anymore. The trick was that when you clicked ... Read More »

A Simple Way to Spring Clean Your Air

essential oil air freshener

This is one of those ideas I found on Pinterest and now that I’m looking again I see it’s all over the place, but I think the pin I first saw for it was from Tidy Mom. Now that spring is here we’re all looking for ways to clean our spaces and to make them seem a little fresher, too. ... Read More »

Getting Creative at the Museum

stick rock flower

We are so lucky to have, a relatively short drive from home, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. This place is not something you’d expect in a place that’s still sometimes thought of as the middle of nowhere, but it’s great to be able to see amazing art (we have “Rosie the Riveter” and the Charles Willson Peale George Washington) ... Read More »

Monday Inspirations, #tcoyos Edition


This weekend was the second of what I hope becomes a long series of working weekends with some of my favorite people. Our hashtag, thanks to Jacqueline, is #tcoyos, for “take care of your own stuff” (well, we use a different word, to be honest, but this is a family blog) and while lots of stuff does get taken care ... Read More »

Signs of Spring

field of clover

I try to pay attention to our surroundings when I’m driving the girl to and from school, for obvious reasons but also so we have something to talk about. There are lots of interesting, pretty and kind of strange things on our way to school, so I thought I’d share a few of them today. Pretty Flowers The girl and ... Read More »

Get Inspired at the Library with BiblioCraft

bibliocraft sample projects

You can probably tell by how I make my living that I’m a bit of a craft geek, but I’m also a book geek, or at least an aspiring book geek. I read a lot (though a lot of it is books about knitting and crafts, which I somehow feel don’t count) and I’m consistently working toward making myself better ... Read More »

Spring Clean Your Pinterest Page: Break Up Boards

general pinterst board

I think most of us, when we started building Pinterest boards, probably didn’t quite realize what we were getting into. So we made our categories pretty general, or vague, or we weren’t exactly sure what to do with things so we just put them somewhere. I, for instance, have a board called “general craftiness.” It holds all those little things ... Read More »

Learn Serging with a Free Class from Craftsy

serger craftsy class

Note: I’m an affiliate of Craftsy, but I have also taken classes from the service and love it. So there. One of my big goals related to crafting for a couple of years now has been to learn how to use a serger. I’ve actually had a serger that I bought myself as a Christmas present a couple of years ... Read More »

In Which I Pretend to Know How to Crochet {Iron Craft}

crochet a flower

This week’s Iron Craft challenge was to make something with string. Since knitting is my job, I usually try not to knit for these challenges, because I want them to be fun and to be something different from what I usually craft. I’d been reading the super fun book Arne & Carlos Knit-and-Crochet Garden and the crocheted flower coasters caught ... Read More »