Monday, November 25, 2013

it's a crafty miracle and road trip update

Stop the presses.
I have an announcement.
I have learned to granny square.

It only took months (off and on) of Jeanetta's patient tutelage, and these online instructions for me to finally get the hook of it.

We are on the road this week for a little family vacation. These granny squares and pom pom making have helped occupy the many hours in the car.
But as relaxing as they are to make, apparently they are not as zen as I thought because I seem to have developed my first case of full body hives.
HIVES. Who gets hive on vacation?
Me. That's who.
This is one of those moments when I really doubt my qualifications to be a mother. It has only taken one half- cross-country road trip with three kids to almost do me in.
But I am not giving in that easily.
Tomorrow we are doing a little whirlwind tour of D.C. and then we will settle into Williamsburg for the rest of the week -(you can keep up with our adventures on Instagram.)
Despite my bodies protest to the contrary, I really am excited about it all - especially D.C.

In other news, check out these amazing GIVEAWAYS on the following blogs (each include a copy of A Homemade Year!)


Stacey at Cottage Industry

and don't forget to enter to win a copy of St. Francis and Brother Duck here on my blog :)

Hope your week is full of blessings!


  1. I am vacationing vicariously through your instagram photos!

  2. It's Thanksgiving Day, and our family eats an early dinner instead of lunch. Just now there is a lull between the hectic preparations and all the guests arriving for the meal. I wanted to take some of that time to visit my blogging friends. I needed to say thank you. Thank you for the inspiration you provide here in your place and for the comments you leave behind when you visit mine. Happy Thanksgiving, friend.

  3. I'm SO jealous! I can knit like no one's business, but crocheting is another story. I've always wanted to be able to make granny squares to make a blanket, but haven't mastered it. I'll try the tutorial you posted. Maybe that will help! Love the colors in yours!

    1. Rachel, I just learned how to crochet granny squares... try YouTube videos by Bethintx1 and the crochet school (free) at


  4. congrats on the granny square! so fun, right!!! I think any road trip with kids can do you in ;)


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