When you haven’t seen your daughter for a year…

It makes Christmas that much sweeter. And Ice cream appear much more tastier. If that were even possible. It makes playing Dirty Santa a whole lot funnier. Especially having her Spaniard husband playing along. He is very competitive. Or maybe pleading. The Jury is still out on that one. It makes the silliness come out…for …

Mini Crochet Christmas Stockings: Free Pattern

I am very excited about this post today. This is my first featured Crochet pattern. Through ( a lot) of trial and error (and a few frustrated acclamations) I now have a solid pattern to share with you all. This little stocking measures about 5 1/2 inches from the toe to the top and would …

Rudolph The Crocheted Reindeer

This was a long time coming. This was my first amigurumi project and even though I thought I would never finish, I eventually did.  My seven year old carries “Ruby” around with her all day. He(she) is now wearing a pair of socks and has a bow on her ear! The pattern is from Dawn …

Elf lover or hater

It’s hard to believe it is time to have Elf overload again. In a few short weeks everyone will be sick of reading about ELF ON A SHELF!! Is it just me, or does this seem to grow each year? I mean…when it all started years ago, all you had to do was move him …

Brunswick Stew

I’m giddy with excitement. Why? Is it because of Thanksgiving this week? Is it because of Christmas? Is it because I finally have my laundry all caught up(for the next 5 minutes)?Nooooooooo, it is because it is cold outside. I love cold. I’m weird. I’m pulling out one our favorite recipes from the ole homestead …

Some things are worth waiting for

You know…there is just nothing better than seeing the expressions on your kids faces the first time they see the ocean. A couple weeks ago we were able to take the kids to Virginia Beach. It was a  quick trip because we were only there overnight to attend my nieces wedding. I will be honest …

Halloween 2013

Fall always sneaks up on me. It seems as if this time of year (beginning in October) becomes packed full of activity and doesn’t slow down until after Christmas. I have so many fiber crafts and tutorials to share and I’m hoping I can catch a breath here soon. In the meantime, look at these …

Fall Candy

I come alive in Fall and Winter. The cool air is a welcome change to the hot humid summers in North Carolina! Warm fuzzy socks, hot steaming coffee, blankets, pillows, comfort food…I get all teary eyed just thinking about it. I found a recipe that screamed out to me. And I said, “Okay Okay, stop …