The Soft Utility Tote by Thirty-One Gifts makes me weak in the knees

I have a weakness for tote bags. I no longer carry purses and a clutch just doesn’t seem to cut it. Totes are versatile. They fit everything. They are stylish, functional and cute. They are my bae. When we moved I had to make hard choices about some of my totes. Some of them did not make the cut. […]

The line between what’s legal and what’s the best thing for a child is written in erasable ink

I knew things were too good to be true. This week I received devastating news that Peanut’s 504 plan that I fought so hard to get in Ohio has been refused by his new school. It all boils down to one word from school psychologist at his former school… Well, I can’t even say that […]

The struggle to adjust is real

We’re two full weeks into this new life and I forget how much adjustment there is to moving. The last time we moved the kids were so small, and Peanut… well he wasn’t even a peanut yet. Things that didn’t matter then suddenly matter now and the adjustments that we made to make THAT HOME […]

Knitting from the stash

I have yet to check out the LYS in Homer. For one, I usually have someone who does not care for yarn or knitting with me. Secondly, I haven’t had the van much since Bug got a job last week. Already he’s put in three or four full eight hour days and by the time […]

Believing in the magical power of cookies

Well we made it to the great state of Alaska; the last frontier as it’s called (and I’ve seen on just about every small tourist shop between the border and Homer Spit). We arrived in Alaska officially on Sunday August 9th, 2015. We drove for as long as we could before our bellies reminded us that […]

True Confessions and all of your burning questions answered

For the past several months I’ve been eluding to big changes in my family. I’m pretty sure that at times people thought either our family was splitting up OR that we were all joining a cult. Neither is true. The family is still very much intact, we’re just moving across the continent to Alaska. That’s […]

In which I talk about my Poststitch Sock Stitch Box and yarn subscription obsession (#sponsored review)

At the beginning of this year I had a crazy idea to jump out of the knitting box and try new things related to knitting (but not cables. I’m not ready for cables) so I searched the internet to see if there were any subscription boxes for knitters and I found two (I know there […]