• Recipe

    My spaghetti sauce

    Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links, which means, if you purchase from a posted ad I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you for your support. Hello to all! Thank you for stopping in! When the weather is colder I like to batch cook and fill the freezer, as I think many people can relate to. There’s always lots of soups, lasagnas, casseroles and spaghetti sauce! Spaghetti sauce is something I have been making for years, I never really did use a recipe. I watched my mom make it while I was growing up and so when I went out on my own I just…

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    How to make Spanish Allioli

    AKA – Garlic Mayonnaise This post truly is dedicated to my husband and to my dad. When I was growing up we always had a garden and my dad took great pride in his methods. He had particular ways to plant seeds and he’d build up the rows so he could water a certain way. These ways were the ways his dad taught him when he was a boy in Spain. Every year he would generally plant the same things and potatoes were always one of them. New, baby potatoes were a favourite because they meant one thing…Spanish Allioli! Which is basically garlic mayonnaise and it’s delicious! It is especially…

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    Free crochet pattern for a messy bun hat!

    ~Free crochet pattern~ Disclaimer – This post contains affiliate links. We may receive a commission based on sales at no extra cost to you. Messy bun hats have been extremely popular for the last couple years. Personally, I have very short hair and having a messy bun hat doesn’t work for me. However, I have a friend who asked me if I could make one for her…challenge accepted! 😉 I searched and searched Pinterest posts and really found nothing that I liked. All I knew for sure after trying and ripping out many different patterns was that I wanted to start from the crown with a hair elastic and not…

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    3 easy ways to get rid of the scraps at the bottom of your yarn box!

    This post contains affiliate links which means if you click on an ad and purchuse something through that ad I may get a commission at not extra cost to you. As a crocheter, I use a lot of yarn and end up with a lot of scraps! When I say scraps I mean a couple different things; there’s the little ends you cut off after weaving them into your finished work and there are the larger pieces that aren’t enough to make much of anything so they’re just rolled into a little ball and fall to the bottom of the yarn box. After a few projects have been completed the question always…

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    Turn an old sweater into a useful pillow

    Disclaimer – This post contains affiliate links. We may receive commissions based on sales. Good day to all 🙂 Anyone who knows me knows that I absolutely love upcycling things I do it whenever I can. If I can make something different from something that I already have and don’t need – to me that’s something to be excited about! I’m excited to share this project! A sweater pillow – I am so happy with the end results. While I was going through my husband’s clothes looking for things he no longer wears to make some room in the closet for more of my things, as you do. 😉 I…

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    Great ideas for hot/cold bags

    Disclaimer – This post contains affiliate links. We may receive a commission based on purchase. Hello again! I’m really happy about this post because the end result is so useful and necessary for just about everyone! I work as a health care aide which is a very fulfilling job but can be really hard on the body. Sore body parts are the norm, that’s just how it is. I can’t bring myself to pay for those hot/cold bags that are in the stores because they are just too expensive for me (I can be very cheap haha) So as with most things my thoughts are “I can make that” I…

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    Everybody’s favorite…crochet dishcloth!

    Disclaimer: This site contains affiliate links to products. We may receive a commission for purchases made through these links. This morning I was thinking about what my next crochet project would be. I had a few ideas and went for my yarn box and as I was digging I found a big bag of 100% cotton yarn that I forgot about. To me that means dishcloths! I won’t use anything but 100% cotton for dishcloths or washcloths because anything else just doesn’t hold up! Usually, I use a pattern but today I figured I would just do what I thought would work best and it turned out really nice! I…

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    Winter Wonderland Infinity Scarf

    Disclaimers This site contains affiliate links to products. We may receive a commission for purchases made through these links. *This pattern is my own. You are not permitted to sell the pattern or post it as your own. If you do want to post it please only as a link to this site. You are permitted to sell the finished products. Thank you* My first crochet pattern!    Winter is definitely here and as much as I hate the freeze I do love the opportunity to wear scarves! Dressing in layers is something we Albertans specialize in, the saying is if you don’t like the weather just wait 10 minutes. Not…

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    My favorite Christmas sweets!

    Disclaimer: This blog does contain affiliate links. We may receive a commision based on sale. Well, the busy Christmas season is upon us so…what better time to start a blog! This will be my first blog post…so here it goes. Now that the holidays are here it’s time to start the Christmas baking. I don’t usually go crazy with Christmas baking, generally, I make about 4 or 5 different goodies and give them as gifts to friends and neighbors. I really like the idea of giving gifts that are handmade, I feel like it means more. The two things I always make is Breton Brittle and Whipped Shortbread. Both are…