I am a working mother of three children. I created this blog to share my yarn and yarn store reviews, loom knitting tips, my knitted creations, and any other crafts I pick up. I garden, do yoga, paint, and cook a lot from scratch. These are all various "crafts" that I love, that I hope you enjoy reading about!
I learned the basics of crochet when I was in 7th grade from my Language Arts teacher. My grandpa came across a bunch of odds and ends for knitting crafts all of the time, and gave them to me. One item I picked up was a book on various crafts; it had everything including quilting, knitting, and sewing. I learned the basics of knitting from that book.
I have always wanted to love knitting. I love the way the two needles looked wiggling as you work, and I love the beautiful items you can create. I do not love the pain I get while holding the needles after a time though. Then one day, during my second pregnancy, I discovered the loom knitting section at Hobby Lobby while I was stationed in Texas! I couldn't get enough of it! I can loom knit for hours with no pain in my hands! The items I have been able to create while loom knitting have amazed even me!
Gardening became a thing for me during my first pregnancy. I have taken a serious interest in herbal healing, and what herbs in various forms (tinctures, teas, salves, syrups, etc) can do for the body. I love having a kitchen vegetable garden as well, and once we have a house with a yard (currently in a town home with a strip of grass), I am planning on working up to a sustenance garden, with a small orchard, chickens, goats, and a cow! Big dreams, I know, but that is what dreams are for!
I became interested in "from scratch cooking" when I was bodybuilding in 2012 & 2013. I am an advocate of "clean eating", and I strive to make my meals, if not healthy, then at least wholesome. I try to eliminate artificial ingredients as best as I can, to produce recipes that I am proud to put on my table! I am all about time saving though, so a lot of recipes will feature my Instant Pot Pressure Cooker! If you haven't looked at pressure cooking before, you are missing out!
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