How To Crochet A Granny Square Christmas Stocking

Granny Square Christmas Stockings one red and one white

Here’s an idea to use your leftover pieces of yarn, especially if they are in holiday colors. Crochet a granny square then sew together and add a way to hang. You have a small Christmas stocking to decorate your tree or home. Granny squares are easy to make, making them the perfect project for someone … Read moreHow To Crochet A Granny Square Christmas Stocking

How To Crochet Around A Wire Hanger

Picture of tutorial cover with completed crocheted wire hanger

I am all about reusing things rather than throwing them out. Reusing means you aren’t buying something new, saving resources AND money – a win-win situation! With this in mind, I created this tutorial for crocheting yarn around wire hangers to make them non-slip. Now available on Etsy: How To Crochet Around A Wire Hanger! … Read moreHow To Crochet Around A Wire Hanger

I Can Hear You Now! Removing Ear Wax Build Up

I had known for several weeks that wax was building up in my left ear, and that eventually it was going to need to be removed or my hearing would be blocked. (I know this because it happened to me before; in fact about 15 years ago, my hearing was completely blocked. After trying to … Read moreI Can Hear You Now! Removing Ear Wax Build Up

Rest and Breath

This year has been one where I have dealt with a number of health challenges. The biggest lesson I have learned out of this is I need a different way of caring for myself, to help prevent what I can, and to help me heal from what I cannot prevent. Last spring I had cataract … Read moreRest and Breath

Beat the Heat – Cooling Neckerchief

It was the summer of 1980, and it was hot. Not just in south Arkansas, where I was a rising high school senior, but throughout most of the US. Record highs for a record length of time meant everyone was looking for ways to stay cool. And one method that I remember was from the … Read moreBeat the Heat – Cooling Neckerchief

Decluttering For Others

Air diffusers piled on the floor

After moving in with my husband, I helped declutter several spaces in the house. The pantry was relieved of boxed and canned goods, some of which had expired 3 years before. The hall closet was cleared of expired medicines and organized to make it easier to find things. Eight months later, the hall closet needed … Read moreDecluttering For Others

“Where Do I Begin?” 6 Tips to Get Started Decluttering

Six tips to start decluttering

One of the biggest challenges to decluttering is knowing where to begin. If you are facing a whole-house declutter, it can be overwhelming. The advice to “just pick something and start” is not bad, and it is certainly better than nothing. However, if you just jump in anywhere and start, you may find yourself coming … Read more“Where Do I Begin?” 6 Tips to Get Started Decluttering