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Free Crochet Pattern | Pineapple Pendant Crocheted Necklace

Free Crochet Pattern | Pineapple Pendant Crocheted Necklace

My favorite crochet motif; the pineapple, is the star of this simple necklace. I made this pendant from thrifted materials during an episode of The Walking Dead.  Surely you have a small amount of crochet thread and an old jewelry chain somewhere… Let’s get started! Pineapple Pendant Crocheted Necklace Supplies:...

Cushy Knit Rag Rug

Cushy Knit Rag Rug

Eat your heart out, Jo Kramer! Behold, my coolest fabric rug ever! Long time readers know that my mom is a very talented quilter but “can’t” knit.  She has always kept rolls of rags for me “in case” I would like to make a rug. All of her dark-colored rag...

Perfect Pie Troubleshooting

Perfect Pie Troubleshooting

My students finished their individual apple pies today.  They have been busy all week.  Although I promised I would grade on process over product, I was still impressed at the finished results.  Students were proud of themselves too! I was surprised by how many people were surprised that my students...

Yuck.

Yuck.

Teaching is wreaking havoc on my immune system.  Rather, it is improving my system by testing waaaay too often. 3 sick days down… My weekend will be spent alternating sleeping and hanging out with my laptop.  I am in between knit/crochet projects right now. I am slipping into online shopping...

I am not a meal planner.

I am not a meal planner.

Among the frugal living blog world, I find meal planning to be the norm.  I agree with the notion that if you fail to plan you plan to fail. However I don’t think it is necessary, or even wise, for me to plan meals for my family. I believe that...

My DEBT FREE SCREAM!!!

My DEBT FREE SCREAM!!!

No, I cannot make my debt-free scream yet, but I have Baby Step #1 done ($1000 in the bank) and am ready to go gazelle. I thought I would share my transcript for when I call in to the Dave Ramsey show in May of 2017. Dave: Next up we...

Free Crochet Pattern: Dish Scrubbie from Recycled Materials

Free Crochet Pattern: Dish Scrubbie from Recycled Materials

My crochet-with-recycled-materials addiction is swiftly overtaking my life… and my living room Everyone I know and love has a plarn tote from me, and my closet is filling with extras.  I have even more than I need for a single grocery shopping trip.  It is about time I did something...

Vintage Sheets Garage Sale

Vintage Sheets Garage Sale

Hi All! Today I am participating in Bonnie Hunter’s Yard Sale Saturday.  What a great way for me to share my vintage sheets, as well as some other goodies. First up: A kaliedoscope of vintage sheets, cut to fat quarter size. $20 Sold Next, fat quarter sets: Each little pack...