The Pens That Give Back

I'm one of the lucky ones because I have good insurance and because my husband's job affords us the ability to pay those yearly out of pocket maxes each year (and for the next 2 years still). But so many don't have that luxury. Let that sink in for a minute...affordable health care is a luxury.

The XOXO Cold Cup Cozy

These beauties all work up so amazingly quick, and they are a great stash buster project! Slip a gift card to their favorite coffee / smoothie shop inside one and it is the perfect gift for your favorite Galentines!

Magic Circle Crochet Tutorial

The Magic Circle, also known as the Magic Ring, is a fun little trick you can use to avoid that little gap in the center of your work when crocheting in the round. It’s magic because you just pull the tail when you’re finished with your first round and it will cinch completely closed! This is a bit tricky when it's brand new, but once you have mastered it, you'll never look back. Don't be intimidated, you can do this!

Crochet Classroom Valentines

With the holidays over and the decorations coming down, and all the retailers trotting out their Valentine's Day wares, I wanted to share a cute, quick, and easy craft you can do for your child's class room Valentine exchange.

Girl Stop Apologizing – Book Review

Just like GWYF, there is a lot of wisdom and actionable advice in this book, told in the same no-nonsense, listen-up girlfriend kind of way. This time around, I was so much more prepared for the book and I actually treated this book like I would a college course book, taking copious notes, marking down specific passages that spoke to me, and thinking about how I could actionably apply her advice to my own life.

A Good Neighborhood – Book Review

This novel explores the disparity between whites and BIPOC, between socioeconomic classes, and, to a lesser extent, between the genders that is still so relevant today in the wake of the unjustified police brutality against people of color, the #metoo movement, and the power imbalance associated with these things, as well as the very real fear that exists for the victims in each of these scenarios. More specifically, it explores the entitlement and hubris of the wealthy white male in society today, a society which hasn't come as far as we would have hoped by this point in time.