Crochet Pattern – In-A-Jiffy Cowl

The chilly weather in the end of November and beginning of December (plus catching a couple of colds) had me on the lookout for a cozy cowl. I couldn’t find one (in my price range anyway) and decided I’d be better off making one. This was just a vague idea in the back of my head,…

Crochet Pattern – Shark Scarf

Years ago when my oldest nephew was very young, he and his family were up visiting from Georgia. They don’t need a lot of cold-weather gear down south but my parents had a lot of kids winter gear to lend – with the exception of a scarf. So I whipped up a simple little single-crochet…

Crochet Pattern – Owl Hat

In addition to my two nephews, I also have two young nieces. One of them is the younger sister of the two boys and lives in Savannah with her brothers, but my youngest niece is an only child who lives in Upstate New York and who IDOLIZES her cousin. Since I was making hats for…

Crochet Pattern – Dinosaur Hat

Continuing on with the story of my homemade gifts from last Christmas, I made my middle nephew (who was six years old at the time) a dinosaur hat. Again, I wasn’t thinking of taking pictures of what I had made at the time, but my mother was nice enough to take photos of the hat…

Crochet Pattern – Kitty Ear Beanie

It’s a very important weekend in America, so I’m doing something that I don’t usually do and making a political statement. I won’t get into the reasons why, but suffice it to say that I’m a single, independent female and feminist. So I’m a little stressed out about our President-Elect becoming Supreme Leader. As I…

Recipe – Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies

Even though it was still 86 degrees in Savannah and I was still on a citrusy, refreshing drink kick, I’m ALWAYS ready for pumpkin! I love me some pumpkin. And Pinterest was flush with pumpkin recipes, so… I repinned this one from My Baking Addiction, and I HAD to try it. And it. Was. Fantastic….

Drink Recipe – Simple Hot Toddy

I usually tend to be attracted to more unusual drinks just so they’re something a little more exciting and special, but sometimes basics are good. It is cold and flu season (yay :P), and I lucked out and managed to avoid most of the nastier bugs that were ripping both through my department and my…

Drink Recipe – Park Avenue Cocktail

Fall in any house with small children is germ season, with them going back to school and daycare and everything. So the Fall of 2012 was one cold after another for me! So I was sure to get my vitamins with fresh citrus… and liquor! I found a drink recipe that fit the bill posted…

Crochet Pattern – Shark Hat

After spending 10 years or so in the workforce making a living wage, I took a not-very-well-paying job with a local college to take advantage of the tuition benefit and get my Masters Degree. At first I was DREADING the holidays as I looked at my budget and all the people I had that I…

Drink Recipe – The Loop Cocktail

Normally in the end of September I would be thinking of Fall-ish drinks, but it was still 86 degrees and 80% humidity in Savannah in 2012. So I continued to make Summery drinks! The Loop is another drink posted on New Amsterdam‘s Facebook page that I can’t find a link for now, but it looked…

Drink Recipe – The Horseman Cocktail

This is another recipe that I came across on New Amsterdam’s Facebook feed around the time they were promoting their new flavored vodkas, and it just sounded too good not to try. And I just happened to have pineapple juice on hand, so I made this on September 29, 2012. I can’t find the original posting…

Drink Recipe – Lavender Lemonade

Any of you that have seen several of my previous posts know how much I love lavender and lemon together in refreshing cocktails, so I end up Pinning them whenever I find them. This one sounded too good not to try, and I just HAPPENED to have all of the ingredients on hand one night….