The no-poo experiment

The no-poo experiment

Have you heard about the no-shampoo or “no poo” way of cleaning your hair?  “No poo” is using baking soda and vinegar to clean your hair instead of shampoo. I first heard about it a year ago and at first thought it sounded strange.  But the idea stuck with me and started to intrigue me
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Pattern release – Bobble shopping bag

Pattern release – Bobble shopping bag

‘Tis the season for farmer’s markets and other outdoor venues. What better way to visit these events and help the environment than to make your own reusable shopping bag!     This lightly textured bobble bag is made from a cotton/acrylic blend yarn to offer strength and stability when carrying heavier loads. It will stretch
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Knit and crochet tests available

Knit and crochet tests available

If you are a knitter or crocheter, there are a couple of opportunities to get my next designs for free – by testing them! There is one knit hat and one crocheted hat test going on right now.     This Windblown Cabled Leaf Hat hat is knit in the round and is fairly simple
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Coloring book winner

Coloring book winner

The winner of the Leisure Arts coloring book giveaway is… Pam (pk_sews@) Just so you know, I used PromoSimple’s winner generator so the winner chosen was completely random. But the funny thing is, when I asked for Pam’s mailing address … she’s in the next town over from us! She said she’s been reading this blog for
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The Imposter Gardener

The Imposter Gardener

I’m struggling with a bit of Imposter Syndrome lately.  I mean, who am I to blog about how to grow a garden, when our own garden is pfffft!? We came home from our camping vacation to discover the cabbage plants all but destroyed. Papa found at least one worm crawling on it – but my guess
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Pattern release: Sock-it-to-me Headband

Pattern release: Sock-it-to-me Headband

  I released another new pattern! This design is an old one – originally created in 2009 but finally written up and released. Funny enough, I resurrected it because back then – and now, I’m growing my hair out and I needed something to keep my hair in control and out of my face during
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Buckhorn State Park

Buckhorn State Park

On Thursday this week, we left for an extended-weekend camping at Buckhorn State Park.  The last few years, we’ve only taken one camping trip, but each year Little Chick asks when we can go again, so this year we planned an extra one.  We originally thought about heading to Door County, but we planned a bit
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FO Friday – swaps and 5-year-old crafting

FO Friday – swaps and 5-year-old crafting

I’m trying to stay away from Craftster swaps this month. I have too many other things to do with my design work, family time, a mini-vacation, etc. Of course I said I was too busy in June too but do you think that stopped me? No… The same thing I love about the Designers’ Challenges
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July 4th Celebration 2016

July 4th Celebration 2016

We had a wonderful Independence Day celebration yesterday. This is becoming one of my favorite holidays as we have made it a family tradition to participate and attend many of the festivities. Our local Lions club are the organizers and I think they do a great job! We even brought Finley with us! Since everything is
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Leisure Arts coloring books – Review and Giveaway

Leisure Arts coloring books – Review and Giveaway

Disclaimer: I received these coloring books from Leisure Arts, however all reviews are my own.  This post contains affiliate links in which I may be reimbursed.  The giveaway is being hosted by me and is not sponsored by Leisure Arts. Have you jumped on the adult coloring book bandwagon yet?  Several months ago Leisure Arts sent
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