25 (over the top and…)Crazy Cool Christmas Lights Displays

25 (over the top and…)Crazy Cool Christmas Lights Displays

Tis the season for crazy cool Christmas lights displays and we’ve got them here. Growing up, we didn’t overdo any outside Christmas decorations at our house; just a couple of colored spotlights out front and our tree inside. But we did make a point of driving to the next town over, for this one house in particular… How much was their electric bill for all those lights? It had to have been pretty steep, considering all the lights in and around their yard. That question has rolled around in … Read more…


How to Crochet: Your 3 Basic Crochet Stitches (video)

How to Crochet: Your 3 Basic Crochet Stitches (video)

If you can crochet these 3 basic crochet stitches, then you can make just about anything with your yarn. Or so they say. I learned these three basic crochet stitches more than 20 years ago and it wasn’t until my mom told me to get over to YouTube (because I happen to be a visual learner) and learn some other cool crochet stuff. But I do think it’s safe to say that these 3 stitches really are the base for most of what you’ll do with creating your … Read more…


You Want Instant Access to Our $900 November Giveaways? Here you go…

You Want Instant Access to Our $900 November Giveaways? Here you go…

We are giving away up to $900 this giving month of November and if you are in it to win it, this is the place to be. You have instant access to all three November giveaways, totaling up to $900, right here at Informed Sharing. To save you time and increase your chances, all you need to do is scroll on down the page for each giveaway. The rest is easy. Choose how you will enter to win and note that you have multiple entry options. We are … Read more…


October Giveaways Winners Announced!

October Giveaways Winners Announced!

I’m so excited to announce our October Giveaways Winners here, today. While I’m a bit surprised about the results – only 5 prizes awarded out of 15 – I’m super stoked that we were able to then turn it UP a notch for November (more about that at the bottom of this post). But first? You want to know who won our October giveaways and what they are going to get. It blows my mind that we are 7 months in with our giveaways and we have had such great … Read more…


Win Your $100 PayPal Cash in November

Win Your $100 PayPal Cash in November

We are giving away BIG in November. Hopefully to help everyone we can to have an extra special and happy holidays. So how does $300 sound? That’s right. We are giving away up to $300 with this Informed Sharing November Giveaway! We are doing so in $100 increments and you will have multiple opportunities to enter to win. So here’s how it works this giving month of November: 1-8000 entries: $100 awarded 8001-16000 entries: 2nd $100 awarded 16000+ entries: 3rd $100 awarded We want to give away as … Read more…


How to Crochet: Making Your Chain (video)

How to Crochet: Making Your Chain (video)

I had a thought on my morning wake up walk, today. How to crochet, learning the basics – it might be something you are looking to do. Maybe you’ve always wanted to learn how to crochet. Maybe you need a refresher. So I called upon two of my favorite crocheting YouTube-ers to help us learn how to make our crochet chain. You will begin most projects with this foundation and it can be various lengths, depending upon what you are creating. Related: Easy crochet projects found here! I’m here to … Read more…


Let it Go, Let it Go! Life Lesson #44

Let it Go, Let it Go! Life Lesson #44

We are going to let it go. Let it go with this life lesson. It’s a good life lesson to adhere to and the sooner you learn to let it go, the better off you’ll be. There are different ways of letting it go, too. We’ll talk about that in a minute. First, you need to know one very important piece of this: you cannot control people, places, things – only your reaction to them. Once you realize this step, the rest should be easy. Related: You must … Read more…


My Daughter – 8 Things You Should Know

My Daughter – 8 Things You Should Know

My daughter went through a pretty traumatic time this past Summer. And though I tend toward the positive in my writing and posting, I have had this title in my queue for quite some time. Her dealing of all this tragedy has not been without its frustration (for both of us) and I expect we will be mucking through the fallout for a while longer. And while I probably won’t share a lot of detail about this ridiculously heart-wrenching, confusing, and just plain awful time, this post is … Read more…


How to Crochet: Ear Muff, Scarf, Fingerless Gloves Set!

How to Crochet: Ear Muff, Scarf, Fingerless Gloves Set!

Occasionally, I crochet something(s) just for me. I’m not selfish about it. And I’ve created several lovely items for our home. But this one (set) was just for me. Ear muff for keeping my ears toasty on my early morning walks, a scarf for extra warmth, and fingerless gloves so I can still access my phone (timer and FitBit) while out and about. I also love learning new stitches and while this one is just a variation of the double crochet stitch, it works up fabulously and makes for … Read more…


8 Spookiest Cemeteries in America – is your town on the list?

8 Spookiest Cemeteries in America – is your town on the list?

Recently, I wrote a post about our Western Cemetery, one of the spookiest cemeteries I’ve ever encountered. I have been through it several times, only once (with the kiddo) in the dark. I’ll never do that again. It’s just one of those things that I’ve decided is probably smarter…to stay out of a cemetery known to house restless spirits. Yah. No. I’m good. And either way? There is history there. And it’s spooky. Related: a little history about the Western Cemetery.  But that didn’t stop my curiosity about … Read more…