How To Crochet: This Beautiful Baby Sweater QUICK!

How To Crochet: This Beautiful Baby Sweater QUICK!

Every time I crochet something new, I am stunned. And this beautiful baby sweater is no different. I am amazed that I could make something so darn cute and have it look good, too. I have so many folks at YouTube to thank for that, and again, this baby sweater is no different. Inspired by a crocheting YouTuber, it is so easy and quick to whip up this beauty that even I can do it. And so can you. If you have the basic skills of crocheting down, … Read more…


4 Quick Tips for Fine Hair French Braids (+ bonus tips included)

It may come as no surprise that I get lots of inspiration for my posts from Facebook (there is a LOT of fodder there, just sayin’…). Thankfully, my feed is full of good stuff to learn from and to teach from. This post is for a friend of mine, who wants to know a bit better about how to work with her daughter’s fine hair, as well as to (re)learn how to french braid on a squiggly toddler (who is totes adorbs). I was going to throw up … Read more…


Hair How-To: The Sock Bun (with pics)

I know there haven’t been any hair videos in a few weeks but I wanted to begin writing about hair stuff a bit and since there was a wee little accident with my tripod (yes, the kiddo broke it and was horrified that she was in big trouble; but it was an accident. Truly.). What better time to share some fun and fabulous hair how-to’s than right now?!! This week we’re talking about the sock bun and Mags has graciously allowed me to photograph her implementing this easy-to-do … Read more…


Five + Five to Write Right

Five + Five to Write Right

Any writer will tell you, no matter what his or her writing passion may be, we all just want to be…read. Knowing how to write right will help considerably toward that end. Below you will find five tips for how I write right + five more quick tips on how to write right. Let’s just see how they may help you write right, too! Five Tips to Write Right #1 Organize an Outline – whether you are writing a 500 word article or working on your first, third, … Read more…


8 Ways to Verify the Legit Factor!

8 Ways to Verify the Legit Factor!

For as many scams out there, there are plenty of legitimate happenings going on around the Internet and SO MANY ways to verify the legit factor involved with each. Earlier today I wrote a rather cranky post calling those of you out who think we may be running a scam here regarding this September Month of Giving – our goal to raise (at least) $400 in 30 days to be divided among the four families we are supporting at Informed Sharing. Because I originally never asked for a … Read more…


Need Blog Help? Go Get It!

Need Blog Help? Go Get It!

Before we go any further in this (how to) build your better blog series, I need to make this very important point. I was laying in bed the other other night (where 88% of all brilliant blog post ideas are born – look it up, I’m certain the percentage is pretty accurate) and the absolute… …NEED… …to express this before we take one more step here. Need Blog Help? Go Get It! Back when I first began blogging – in 2006, I discovered, as I dug through old … Read more…