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Cleaning Tips for Cold and Flu Season

February 24, 2020

This post, Cleaning Tips for Cold and Flu Season, was sponsored by Microban 24 as part of an Influencer Activation and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. As a mom with two small children, I certainly do my share of cleaning! Sometimes it feels like the chores are never-ending! We’re in peak flu season right now, so I’m very conscious about the germs my kids…

Free Knitting Pattern

Norwegian Fir Knit Stitch

February 14, 2020

Norwegian Fir Knit Stitch- a fun and easy stitch that creates a beautiful, lacy design!   This lovely stitch is commonly used for trim on cardigans and sweaters (on the yoke and/or down the sleeves). It could also be used for spring scarves. The pattern is light, airy and easy to knit! This intricate pattern is created using knit and purl stitches!  Terms found in this pattern: YO-…

Free Knitting Pattern

Waves Baby Blanket Knitting Pattern

February 12, 2020

Waves Baby Blanket Knitting Pattern- beginner-friendly and fun to knit! This wave pattern may look complicated, but it’s a breeze to knit! The pattern is created using a series of knit and purl stitches. Easy, right? This Waves Baby Blanket is light, airy and ideal for spring temperatures. I went with a coastal color palette, but you also use this pattern as a scrap-busting project and knit the…

Vegan recipes

Black Bean and Quinoa Mason Jar Salad

February 7, 2020

Black Bean and Quinoa Mason Jar Salad- make meal-prep easy and delicious with these on-the-go meals!  Meal prepping is one of my favorite scheduling hacks. I would much rather devote an afternoon to cooking than to break it down into a daily chore. Mason jar salads are delicious, healthy and perfect for on-the-go. They can be customized in many different ways and they’re a great way to take…

DIY Home Decor

Malibu Wide Plank Flooring Review

February 5, 2020

Malibu Wide Plank Flooring Review- my favorite DIY project to date! I’ve completed many DIY upgrades (and have many more to go!) since moving into my builder-grade home. The single project that had the biggest impact was installing new flooring!  This is a picture from move-in day. This space was being used as an office (hence the giant wraparound desk). The flooring was an inexpensive laminate in a…

Free Knitting Pattern Featured

Diamond Knit Hat Pattern

January 31, 2020

Diamond Knit Hat Pattern- a textured take on a basic hat!  This Diamond Knit Hat Pattern is deceptively easy! The diamond pattern is created using alternating knit and purl stitches. This hat features a ribbed brim and a slouchy shape.  This hat can be knit in an evening thanks to the super bulky yarn and large needles!  Diamond Knit Hat Pattern Yarn: Rowan Big Wool Silk (1 skein)…