This was my first book by the sister writing duo publishing under the pen name Liv Constantine. Their earlier book, The Last Mrs. Parrish, received rave reviews and that was enough for me that when my mom asked me if I wanted to borrow this one, I said absolutely! The book opens strongly, with a woman gasping for breath in an inferno, struggling to make it to safety. It pretty much goes downhill from there. Why? Well, several things actually.
Howdy! It's Learn a New Thing Thursday! Is that a thing? Can I make it one? I'm going to. 🙂 Today I want to show you how to crochet the single crochet decrease, aka in pattern speak as sc2tog. Decrease stitches are a way to eliminate stitches in your work and to give it shape. … Continue reading Single Crochet Decrease Tutorial
Today I want to show you how to crochet the granite stitch in THREE ways! First, I'll show you the traditional method, then two modified versions.
It's my belief that good books are diverting and can take you to a place outside of where you are in the real world, but great books are those that make you think, that challenge you to re-evaluate what you know, that change your viewpoint, that teach you something. Few authors are able to deliver on greatness time after time, but Kristin Hannah appears to be one of those authors.
Ever get annoyed that no matter how well you join something, the seam still shows? Try the Mattress Stitch instead! Learn how in this post!
It's Tutorial Tuesday! Ever wanted to learn crochet? I'm getting back to basics with this Crochet 101 Photo + Video Tutorial Series! Today's tutorial will show you how to make the slip stitch!
There are so many layers that drive this story all the way to its heart-wrenching conclusion.We see how each character's insecurities cause them to misconstrue the words and actions of those around them and how those insecurities embitter them toward one another as well. Will the characters' individual insecurities and motivations break the family apart, or will they be able to heal together after their loss?
This book brought up soo many emotions...fear, anger, betrayal, frustration, guilt, empathy, and so many more I can't put words to right now. How do all of these emotions resonate with me as a reader? Easy, I'm a woman, and this book tells my story.
It's Tutorial Tuesday! Ever wanted to learn crochet? I'm getting back to basics with this Crochet 101 Photo + Video Tutorial Series! Today's tutorial will show you how to make the Treble Crochet!
This time of year, with the rain and the air starting to warm, everything was just starting to bud and bloom. Hiking the Pickle Creek trail, we saw lots of small waterfalls as the water raced over the rocks. The creek has carved away at the sandstone around it creating beautiful bluffs and rock faces. Though those same rocks made this trail a more difficult trail, but it was worth it to see those bluffs with the creek racing along at the bottom, wildflowers and trees blooming up around the banks.