• Crochet,  Crochet Patterns

    Held Beanie

    Dialing into the texture of the Alpine Stitch, the nested quality of these stitches reminds us that no matter how hard our path is, there is never a moment when we are never held. God is with us always helping us through all obstacles if we lean on Him.

  • Books,  Reviews

    Yours Truly

    Dr. Briana Ortiz’s life is seriously flatlining. Her divorce is just about finalized, her brother’s running out of time to find a kidney donor, and that promotion she wants? Oh, that’s probably going to the new man-doctor who’s already registering eighty-friggin’-seven on Briana’s “pain in my ass” scale. But just when all systems are set to hate, Dr. Jacob Maddox completely flips the game . . . by sending Briana a letter. suddenly he and Bri are exchanging letters, sharing lunch dates in her “sob closet,” and discussing the merits of freakishly tiny horses. But when Jacob decides to give Briana the best gift imaginable—a kidney for her brother—she wonders…

  • Crochet,  Crochet Tutorials

    Alpine Stitch Decrease Tutorial

    Earlier this week, I shared my Alpine Stitch Tutorial, showing you how to work this yummy texture in both rows and rounds. Today, I want to share how to eliminate stitches when working this stitch to create shape using the Alpine Stitch Decrease!

  • Crochet,  Crochet Tutorials

    Alpine Stitch Tutorial

    Today, I want to share with you a texture-rich stitch called the alpine stitch! It is an intermediate stitch because it involves a post stitch and multi-row repeating pattern, and knowledge of basic stitches and working in turned rows or in the round is helpful, but once you get the hang of it, you'll be cruising along in no time! The texture is totally worth the effort! Don't worry, I've got you covered with photo and video support!

  • Books,  Books, WIPs, + Sips,  Reviews

    Just Another Missing Person

    From the author of the Reese’s Book Club Pick and the New York Times bestseller Wrong Place Wrong Time comes a new heart-stopping thriller in which a missing-person case unravels deeper, darker secrets that hit too close to home and can only lead to more danger for the detective and an impossible moral choice.

  • Books,  Reviews

    The Once and Future Witches

    In 1893, there's no such thing as witches. There used to be, in the wild, dark days before the burnings began, but now witching is nothing but tidy charms and nursery rhymes. If the modern woman wants any measure of power, she must find it at the ballot box. But when the Eastwood sisters--James Juniper, Agnes Amaranth, and Beatrice Belladonna--join the suffragists of New Salem, they begin to pursue the forgotten words and ways that might turn the women's movement into the witch's movement. There's no such thing as witches. But there will be.

  • Camping,  Travel,  U.S. Travel

    Camping at Onondaga Cave State Park

    Onondaga Cave State Park, near Leasburg, Missouri, is about 80 miles southwest of Saint Louis, on the Meramec River. With river access, plenty of hiking trails and two caves within the park, this park is a perfect place to have an adventure.

  • Books,  Reviews


    Maddie is the primary caretaker for her father, who suffers from advanced stage Parkinson’s. A self-acknowledged late bloomer, she’s ready to experience some important “firsts”: She finds a flat share, says yes to after-work drinks, pushes for more recognition in her career, and throws herself into the bewildering world of internet dating. But it's not long before tragedy strikes, forcing Maddie to face the true nature of her unconventional family, and the perils––and rewards––of putting her heart on the line. Smart, funny, and deeply affecting, Jessica George's Maame deals with the themes of our time with humor and explores what it feels like to be torn between two homes and…

  • Books,  Reviews

    When Grumpy Met Sunshine

    A grumpy ex-soccer player hires sunshine-y ghost writer to write his memoirs, but when the paparazzi catches sight of the reclusive athlete and curvy writer together and mistakes their business arrangement for a new relationship, they are forced to continue with the fake relationship in order to keep the appearance that he's writing his memoirs himself. But what's real and what's fake?

  • Books,  Reviews

    Divine Rivals

    Winnow just wants to hold her family together. Her mother is suffering from addiction and her brother is missing from the front lines. Her best bet is to win the columnist promotion at the Oath Gazette. To combat her worries, Iris writes letters to her brother and slips them beneath her wardrobe door, where they vanish?into the hands of Roman Kitt, her cold and handsome rival at the paper. When he anonymously writes Iris back, the two of them forge a connection that will follow Iris all the way to the front lines of battle: for her brother, the fate of mankind, and love.