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My Social Experiment: Letting Go of Facebook

It wasn't exactly a conscious decision to disengage from Facebook. There was a slow build up of disatisfaction as 2020 progressed. I became more and more disillusioned as my social network began to implode. Friends, former classmates, colleagues, and family members- all known to me but strangers to each other- began bickering on my posts.… Continue reading My Social Experiment: Letting Go of Facebook

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Sunshine Blogger Award

What is the Sunshine Blogger Award? The Sunshine Blogger Award is a peer-recognition award given by bloggers to other super creative, talented, and entertaining bloggers. It is an excellent way of opening yourself to the community and your readers and brings overall positivity to the blogging community. It’s a great feeling to know that other… Continue reading Sunshine Blogger Award

Craft · Natural Living

Seasonal Comforts

What's bringing you comfort these days? Family time, kitten cuddles, walks with my dog, binge watching historical dramas, tasty food (specifically nachos made with leftover vegetarian chili), and craft projects are keeping me going. As the pandemic continues, and the nights grow longer, I worry about the coming months. Covid-19 cases are increasing daily in… Continue reading Seasonal Comforts

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WIP Wednesday- Muddling Through

This post isn't so much about knitting, though I am totally engrossed in my latest project. At the moment I feel like I'm the work in progress... crafting a life worth living despite recent challenges, family dramas, and the stress that comes with rearing teenagers. This moment in time requires resourcefulness, flexibility, and compassion. I'm… Continue reading WIP Wednesday- Muddling Through

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WIP Wednesday- Cloud Sail Shawl

At the beginning of August I started working on the Cloud Sail Shawl. It has replaced the TV knitting I enjoyed while working on my Zebrino Shlanket earlier in the summer. It's made with Fyberspates Cumulus lace weight yarn. The blend of mulberry silk and alpaca fibers is super soft and an absolute pleasure to… Continue reading WIP Wednesday- Cloud Sail Shawl

Hygge · Parenting

Hello, Autumn! A Welcome Return to Routine

August flew by in a flurry of back-to-school preparations. Three of my kids started school last week, having been home since last March. My teenagers only had to go in for two induction mornings to learn about the new Covid-19 procedures. The kindergarten staggered the new children so numbers were low on Blessing's first morning.… Continue reading Hello, Autumn! A Welcome Return to Routine