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Weekend Reads

Weekend Reads

I’ve been MIA for a bit. That’s what happens this time of year. I have been busy with Christmas parties, handmade orders, my children, and working. I hope you are enjoying your December month and trying to enjoy the time with your family. Why does it seem so difficult to do that in December? It’s a month that is supposed to be focused on family and yet we seem so harried that we miss it.

If you find a lull in your weekend, here are some good reads for you, including some ideas for kids.

Peppermint Hot Cocoa – The Kentucky Gent

Connecting With Kids – Your Modern Family

A Different Way to Give Handmade – Knit Picks Blog

17 Places to Hide the Elf on a Shelf – Lipgloss and Crayons

O Christmas Tree – Doodlewash

Weekend Reads

What a week!! With Halloween festivities thrown in between work, church, and other obligations, it was quite a busy week! I feel like we should get mandatory resting/sleeping days after big holidays. Gotta catch up on sleep! Shew!!

Last Wednesday we had our Trunk-or-Treat at church, and I dressed up as Cruella Deville from 101 Dalmatians. Super fun! I wore a fuzzy white bathrobe as my fur coat.


I would love to hear what you did for Halloween! Saturday was our trick-or-treat night. We just went around town to other churches’ trunk-or-treats.


So for your weekend reading I have found a few blog posts I have found interesting. I hope you enjoy them!

How to Paint the Rain – Artists & Illustrators

Chicago Cubs Mason Jar Craft – Mason Jar Crafts Love

Scentsy Fall Fragrance Recipes – Scentsy Blog (I’m also a Scentsy consultant. You can view my site here.)

DIY Gratitude Journal – Dollar Store Crafts

25 Things to Stop Wasting Your Time On – Marc Chernoff



Have a great weekend!!!



Weekend Reads

Life sure seems to pick up the last 3 months of the year, and this year is definitely no different. I wonder if we could spread these holidays out just a smidge. Congress isn’t doing much else, right?

My days lately have been full of custom orders, a vendor event, a church rummage sale, painting parties, stressfulness, fall events, and work-work. I’ve picked up another day at work-work, so that’s an adjustment too.

A couple months ago someone asked me to create a crocheted Jack Septic Eye. I had no clue what that even was, but I designed one and have sold several since then. Who knew?

I try to read as much as I can and today I’ve rounded up a few blog posts that I found interesting and maybe you will too.

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
Dr. Seuss, I Can Read With My Eyes Shut! 


Mood Boards to Inspire –   Bloglovin’ Lifestyle

New Super Tuff Puff Yarn – Knit Picks Blog

How to LOVE the Mom You’ve Become – Your Modern Family

A Pretty Granny Square Blanket – Glenna Knits

Why You Should Raise the Prices of Your Art & How -Alyson Stanfield


Those are just a few to get you started. I hope you have a great weekend!


What great reads have you found lately? Or maybe you have written something great. Share in the comments below. Maybe I’ll share yours next week!


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