How To Crochet: The Waffle Stitch – perfect for scarves, dishcloths and more!

How To Crochet: The Waffle Stitch – perfect for scarves, dishcloths and more!

I keep going back to the same few folks over at YouTube for learning to crochet different items. This waffle stitch is no different. In fact, it was the first thing I crocheted after discovering that my visual learning abilities could be satiated by watching crocheting-on-YouTube videos. I am so in love with this waffle stitch. I’m not sure if it’s because it was my first or that I made something for my mom (who told me all about the videos), but I just love this stitch. I … Read more…


How To Crochet: The Two-Step Finish for Your Granny Square Baby Blanket

How To Crochet: The Two-Step Finish for Your Granny Square Baby Blanket

The granny square baby blanket you are about to see was created by watching three YouTube videos from Sarah Jayne at Bella Coco (she is one of my very favorites for learning new stitches!). I’ve shared with you how to crochet the perfect granny square – now we just need to connect them all and finish with a lovely border. Depending on your skill set (and mine is definitely beginner), you will have yourself a beautiful granny square baby blanket to use or gift to some lucky young parents … Read more…


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

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…


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…