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Outlander Inspired Loom Knitting

Are you as obsessed with the Diana Gabaldon Outlander series as I am? I've been reading (and re-reading) these books for close to twenty years now. I love them! It has been so much fun to watch the books come to life through the new tv series on Starz. I love watching these characters I know so intimately come to life and take whole new forms through the show. Have you noticed the knitwear on the … [Read more...]

Loom Knitting: Braid Knit stitch

I am blown away by the response to my Quick and Easy Loom Knitting post from last year. It is consistently one of the top posts from the site, even now, a year later! When it passed 3000 pins I thought I was going to fall over! I had no idea there was that much interest in beginner loom knitting! I get emails all the time asking for how I make the pattern for the pink scarf. I've never written … [Read more...]

Best of Naturally Frugal: Loom Knitting 101

I've been a knitting fool lately! I've determined that this year I am making as many of my gifts as I possibly can, and so I've been very busy with different projects. My favorite projects so far have been my yarn projects. I am by no means coordinated or talented with knitting needles, but I love the idea of making my own scarves, hats and more. I've known how to knit and crochet since I was a … [Read more...]

Sunday Snapshots

My love of photography as a hobby just continues to grow! I was given an amazing gift at Christmas--my very first DSLR! As I looked at my goals for 2013, I decided that I was going to focus solely on goals that brought joy and happiness to my life. Photography was at the very top of that list. So I have joined up with a great group in a yearlong photo challenge.  It has already really challenged … [Read more...]

Homemade for the Holidays: Add Some Sparkle to Your Step!

    Glitter is everywhere! I have a seven year old daughter so it is all over my home. I need sunglasses to walk into Justice because of all of the sparkles. I go to the store and I see all kinds of glitter-fied products. Celebrities are wearing tons of glitter. Shoes are being covered in it by the hottest designers. Glitter is everywhere, and Pinterest is certainly no exception! Earlier … [Read more...]

Handmade for the Holidays: Loom Knitting

I've been a knitting fool lately! I've determined that this year I am making as many of my gifts as I possibly can, and so I've been very busy with different projects. My favorite projects so far have been my yarn projects. I am by no means coordinated or talented with knitting needles, but I love the idea of making my own scarves, hats and more. I've known how to knit and crochet since I was a … [Read more...]

Photo Bliss Friday

It's Friday! Fridays are the day I sit down and look through photos I've taken recently, work on some post-photo processing, and kind of self-critique what I've done well and what I could work on in my photography. I can't tell you how much I look forward to this each week. Every time I pick up my camera I feel a little hum of energy go through my whole body. It has really brought so much joy to … [Read more...]

The Dos and Don’ts of Pinterest: A Beginner’s Guide

  Have you gotten caught up into the world of Pinterest yet? Or are you just starting out, trying to figure out how it all works? I am totally in love with Pinterest, but understand it can be a tad confusing when you're new. I thought I'd put together this list of Dos and Don'ts to help you get the hang of the site. Do: Use the Pin It button in your browser toolbar. The button makes it easy to … [Read more...]

Five Tricks to Improve All Your Photos

I think I've mentioned once or twice or twenty how much I've fallen in love with photography this year! While I am by no means a photography expert, I've learned quite a lot these last several months. Between enrolling in a couple of courses, getting tips from friends who are professional photographers, and just reading everything I can find on the subject, I've come a long way in just six months! … [Read more...]

Blessing Little Miss Sunshine

As you can see, I've had a few big projects going on around here! Not only have I been hard at work on the site redesign, but I've had a bit of a redesign project going on at home as well. JD and LittleMissSunshine had gone off for a week at Camp Grandma, so we decided to surprise LittleMissSunshine with a room makeover. Her old room had not really been redecorated since she was a baby, so it was … [Read more...]