• Ramblings

    Mother’s Day surprises…. Laughter and tears were involved.

    I hope everyone had a great Mother’s Day this past Sunday. My day was fantastic and I was spoiled by my family. Many of you know that my son has had a really rough time the past few years in school and I pulled him out in March to homeschool. I had a rough day last week and it took a village to help me through it. Saturday night my son sat down to make me Mother’s Day card and said I was going to LOVE it. If anyone knows him, he is so full of jokes and pranks that I couldn’t even imagine what he came up with when…

  • Crochet

    Continuing my photo challenge journey

    I know, I know. It’s day 12 and I’m just now posting days 4-8. I can promise you though that if you look on my Instagram that I am caught up. If you have not read about my first four days you can find them here, Monthly Photo Challenges Day 1-4. Now let’s move along to days 5-8. Day 5: Fave Place To Craft I have a love/hate relationship with this chair. You can kinda see how comfortable it is when you recline and it is. It’s amazing to take a nap in. And it used to be a great chair to sit and crochet in. But it’s broke…. The…

  • Crochet,  Ramblings

    Monthly Photo Challenges… do you like them?

    I love monthly photo challenges but I am so bad at keeping up with them. If you follow any of the crocheters on Instagram you’ll see everyone using the #makersmay everywhere. It’s because lovecrochetcom put up a new challenge at the beginning of the month and they’re offering a large prize to one lucky winner to someone who posts a photo a day. You can find the photo here -> https://www.instagram.com/p/BiIaPnbFamS/.  You have to tag them and hashtag makersmay. I have already fallen behind (no shocker there) and am constantly playing catch up. It then occurred to me that I should be posting it here as well and talking more…

  • Crochet,  Free pattern

    Sunglasses Case – A free crochet pattern

    I go through a pair of sunglasses every couple of years. They get thrown in my purse, in the truck, and everywhere imaginable when we go on vacation. I’ve searched for a case off and on but none of them were tall enough for my sunglasses. Then I thought I could find a crochet case but it’s been really hard, impossible really, to find one to fit my particular pair of sunglasses. You see, I have to have the sunglasses that fit over my eyeglasses and the only ones I like are the ones from Walmart. They’re a bit big but they’re really pretty and get the job done. I’ve…

  • Amigurumi,  Crochet

    Crochet Unicorns… A magic all their own!

    Unicorns are the most mystical and beautiful creatures and they are all the rage right now!! You can find them on everything from pillows, ear buds, make up brushes to cereal and unicorn meat 😳. Don’t believe me? Look it up! I promise there’s a photo out there of it. It’s not real but it’s still funny! Lol There’s a lot of buzz going around about the amazing Lavender unicorns from Stitch Witch Creations on FB so I thought I’d show you guys what I’ve made by her patterns. I started making her unicorns last year and they are so gorgeous and work up super easy. Ok, so let’s start…

  • Homeschool,  Ramblings

    Homeschool! The good, the bad and the ugly..

    Today is day 3 of my son being homeschooled. We are still in the learning and adjusting phase of doing school work at home. Things do not flow smoothly yet but I have high hopes that they will. Today started off so well! Caleb wanted to do Science first and then we moved on to Social Studies.  We learned about personal and civic life and what goes on with each. He wanted to write a letter to the Mayor about how terrible school lunches and how they can make them better. He may not be in the public school system anymore but  he’s advocating for all the other kids who…

  • Amigurumi,  Crochet,  Ramblings

    Homeschool, snow days… and stuff!!!!

    We’ve been having issues with my son’s school since  the beginning of the year. We had so many problems with them when our daughter was there we knew it was a terrible school. The Principal is lazy and the Vice Principal is a nasty man. We had even tried to transfer schools at the beginning of the year and the principals wouldn’t let me. After several missing grades (both my kid and teachers fault), many phone calls, very few call backs and tousands of tears, I decided to go to a Intro Into Homeschooling meeting last Friday. I loved it. The homeschool vibe is so welcoming. I went to a…

  • Crochet

    Grab-N-Go Tic Tac Toe

    This is my first (and maybe only) free pattern by me, Manda. I was looking at all the cool tic tac toe bags that everyone was posting for Valentine’s Day and I just couldn’t find one that I liked well enough so I decided to make my own. This bag is big enough it won’t get lost but small enough it can fit in just about any bag and little kids can carry it. It’s great to pull out when you are at the Dr office waiting to be called back, waiting for your food at a restaurant, in the car on a trip or just waiting for someone to…

  • Crochet

    Rhea Cowl

    Good Morning. I hope everyone had a great weekend and is getting ready to have an amazing week. Let’s talk about big, bulky and beautiful!  I tested this incredible pattern for Denisse Sharpe over at DeniMade and she did not let me down.  The Rhea Cowl is a cowl and a hood all in one and I am in love with it.. It took 4 skeins of yarn ( I bought ILTY from Hobby Lobby), a J hook, and a bunch of puff and v stitches. Along with a few other things as well. It measures 31 inches long and 17.5 inches wide on the bottom part. You may think…

  • Food,  Reviews

    Spaghetti, in the pressure cooker?

    Everyone had one and if you didn’t, you probably got one this last Christmas. That’s me, I finally got a Power Cooker Pressure Cooker for Christmas. I was worried at first that it wasn’t any good because it wasn’t an Instant Pot but I am really pleased with my Power Cooker. So if you are worried about one over the other, it really comes down to the pot inside and a few settings. I even use Instant Pot recipes in my cooker with no problem all the time. So, I didn’t get a chance to try it until New Years Day and I made Black Eye Peas.  I have  made…