• Travel,  U.S. Travel

    A Day in Door County

    While it didn't work out for us to spend more than a single day in DoCo, as it is called locally, we made the most of the time we had. Here's how we spent it!

  • Camping,  Travel,  U.S. Travel

    Camping at Johnson Shut-Ins

    Johnson Shut-Ins State Park, near Middle Brook, Missouri, is about 2 hours south of Saint Louis, nestled in the St. Francois Mountains. The unique geology of Johnson’s Shut-Ins State Park are perfect for camping, hiking, picnicking, splashing in the shut-ins, exploring nature or just relaxing.

  • Books,  Reviews

    A Haunted History of Invisible Women

    This book seeks to shine a light on women who history would eschew as undesirable or "other" for various reason and lets their story be told with plausible insights into what was really going on. The authors clearly did their research and are very knowledgeable about that which they speak and present these women's stories in a thought-provoking, insightful, and sometimes eerie way.

  • Books,  Books, WIPs, + Sips,  Reviews

    Love on the Brain

    The first thing I have to say about this book that isn't really about this book at all is that I have had that Rhianna song stuck in my head since reading the title of this one. Weeks, friends. Weeks. It's a good song, but I'm ready for something else LOL.

  • Crochet,  Crochet Patterns

    Faith Over Fear Beanie

    Replete with star stitches, the beauty of these dainty stitches reminds us that there is someone bigger than cancer out there, and along with hope, we have to have believe that He will light up our darkest moments, allowing us to choose faith over fear.

  • Books,  Reviews

    Book Lovers

    The first thing that struck me immediately is the writing itself. It was quick, clever and downright hilarious. The back and forth banter often reminded me of Gilmore Girls, and the small town that the book takes place in had a total Stars Hollow vibe to it, even down to the town hall meeting that Nora attended for pure entertainment purposes just like Lorelei. I was hooked!

  • Crochet,  Crochet Tutorials

    Star Stitch in the Round

    Hello there! A few months ago, I shared my method for working the star stitch flat in turned rows for my Evren Baby Blanket pattern, but today I want to share with you how to work this beautiful stitch in the round! If you are unfamiliar with this stitch, you might find it beneficial to read up on the stitch in my previous tutorial, because this one is going to build on it. It is an intermediate stitch with a couple of tricky parts, but once you get the hang of it, you’ll be cruising along in no time! I promise, though, it is totally worth the effort! Don’t worry,…

  • Books,  Reviews

    Sparks Like Stars

    This is one library book I'm going to have to buy and give a permanent place to on my bookshelf. This was such a heartbreakingly beautiful and ultimately redemptive story about grief and the aftermath of violence and trauma.

  • Books,  Books, WIPs, + Sips,  Reviews

    Sometimes I Lie

    Sometimes I Lie by Alice FeeneyPublished by: MacMillan AudioPublish Date: 2017, audio 2018Genre(s): Fiction, Thriller, Mystery, SuspenseHB&W Rating: 4View on GoodreadsBuy on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Book Depository Synopsis My name is Amber Reynolds. There are three things you should know about me: 1. I’m in a coma. 2. My husband doesn’t love me anymore. 3. Sometimes I lie. Amber wakes up in a hospital. She can’t move. She can’t speak. She can’t open her eyes. She can hear everyone around her, but they have no idea. Amber doesn’t remember what happened, but she has a suspicion her husband had something to do with it. Alternating between her paralyzed present,…