Knitted Baby Blanket

My sister-in-law is having a baby boy in April and I wanted to make her something special. Her nursery colors are navy and grey and so I thought a little blanket using those colors would be perfect. Based on a combination of knitting patterns I found on Pinterest, I came up with this pattern for [...]

Book Review: Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry

Title: Gathering Blue Author: Lois Lowry Series: The Giver, #2 Published: September 25, 2000 Genres: Children's, Science Fiction My Rating: ★★★★☆ Add to Goodreads | Buy on Amazon In her strongest work to date, Lois Lowry once again creates a mysterious but plausible future world. It is a society ruled by savagery and deceit that shuns and discards the weak. Left orphaned and [...]

Book Review: The Selection by Kiera Cass

Title: The Selection Author: Kiera Cass Series: The Selection #1 Published: April 24, 2012 Genres: Young Adult, Romance My Rating: ★★☆☆☆ Add to Goodreads | Buy on Amazon For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns [...]

Book Tag: Harry Potter

I'm doing this Harry Potter tag in honor of the fact that my husband is currently reading the series for the very first time! What house are you in? Ravenclaw. I'll be honest, I kind of wanted to get into Slytherin because it's cool, but Ravenclaw was a close second.  I've always thought Gryffindor is a [...]

Book Review: Inkheart by Cornelia Funke

Title: Inkheart Author: Cornelia Funke Series: Inkworld #1 Published: September 23, 2003 Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult My Rating: ★★★★★ Add to Goodreads | Buy on Amazon 12-year-old Meggie lives with her father, Mortimer, a bookbinder. Mo never reads stories aloud to Meggie because he has a special gift: when he reads a book aloud, the characters come out of the book [...]

Book Tag: New Year

How many books are you planning to read in 2018? I have my Goodreads goal set at 40 books. I read 37 last year, so I think 40 is an attainable number. I was going to attempt to read 50, but I just think that will cause me stress, and reading is supposed to be fun, [...]

Ten Ways to Save Money

Hello, everyone and Happy Sunday! Due to the nature of my job, I don't get paid time-off. This is particularly unfortunate around the holidays, as you can imagine. Now that the holidays are over and money is a bit tight, I've been thinking a lot about ways that we can save our money and maximize [...]