Howdy, I’m back again.  This time we’re going to step it up a notch and learn how to read crochet chart symbols, otherwise known as International Crochet Symbol System (notice the “International” there).  Hopefully, by now you are reading written patterns.  With Chart Symbols, there is no writing involved, only the symbol of the stitch required. Ok, wait, I lied, some have both on the pattern, written and the symbol,


In my last post, I covered the basics of reading a crochet pattern. I will include the abbreviations again just in case you need to refresh your memory like I usually do. Abbreviations Abbreviations play a big role in patterns. While most patterns will include a “key” or notes at the beginning of a book or before the pattern, some do not. I have found that it usually depends on

Great Smelling Home

  To freshen your while house fast when it’s too cold to open the windows, place a couple of drops of vanilla extract on your furnace’s filter.  Your house’s heating system will do the rest of the work.   **Use another smelly extract if you don’t like vanilla.

Sponge Disinfection

  Wash them in the utensil compartment of your dishwasher once a week with your dishes.   **Some people will microwave them to kill the bacteria. I wouldn’t go longer than 15 seconds at first until I knew what it will do to the sponge. Be careful doing it this way, you could burn your sponge.  Make sure you have dampened the sponge first. I’ve done this :/

Mirror Makeover

  For a unique cleaner for the mirrors around the house, use aerosol air freshener.  it will bring your mirrors to a glossy shine and will have people wondering where that scent is coming from. You will have clean, shiny, glossy mirrors.

Cleaning Painted Walls FI

  What’s the easiest way to remove crayon, pencil, ink, and furniture scuffs from painted surfaces? Just sprinkle baking soda on a damp sponge, rub clean, and rinse.

New Jeans Cure

QUICK TIP Wash them in vinegar! Why? It will remove their stiffness and make sure they stay color-fast. Just throw them in the wash with 10 fluid ounces of vinegar ad your usual amount of soap.  And feel free to add other clothes too!! Rock on! `Bobbi

Time's a wastin II

Learn how to manage your time! Here you’ll find the continuation of Part I. If you missed the first post somehow, please go check it out. Tools to manage your time Part I Time Management Tools: Organization Routine Distractions Delegate when possible Sleep/Eat Respect your time Knowing when to walk away Organization Being organized not only makes you feel better, it can save you time (and money, but that’s a

Time's a wastin!

Learn how to manage your time!   To keep this post from being extremely long, I’m breaking it down into 2 parts. The first part will cover To-do Lists, Planning, Prioritizing Tasks, Deadlines, Activity Logs, Multi-Tasking, Streamlining The second part will cover Organization, Routine, Distractions, Delegate when possible, Sleep/Eat, Respect your time, Knowing when to walk away Definition: Time management From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Time management is the act

How to Read a Crochet Pattern

In my last post, I covered the basics of starting to crochet. I went over the main tools you would need and listed some helpful sites to find yarn, and for tutorials to follow along until you learned to read a crochet pattern.  In this post I will cover how to read a crochet pattern. Abbreviations Abbreviations play a big role in patterns. While most patterns will include a “key”

Learn to Crochet

Want to learn how to crochet online? My mother passed on her passion for crocheting to me. We don’t live in the same city, so I didn’t have much time to learn a whole lot. From what she did show me made me want to learn more. Once she left, I felt lost. I had a hard time reading patterns, heck I didn’t know the majority of the abbreviations and

Did you have chemotherapy as part of your “cancer cure”?  You might have chemo brain. ACK!! While some of the medical field still argues that chemotherapy can cause such a problem, others have finally agreed with those of us who suffer from it. Some doctors only call it Chemo Brain if it never goes away or doesn’t get better with time. Symptoms of Chemo brain If you are experiencing these