I Like Crochet Magazine!

Today, I wanted to talk about my friends at Prime Publishing! They are the geniuses behind Allfreecrochet.com, Allfreesewing.com, Allfreeknitting.com and a plethora of other crafting websites. You can find so many free patterns and tutorials on their sites. I have had the pleasure of corresponding with a couple Prime editors, they are crafters just like you and me!


I was given the opportunity to view the August issue of their new magazine: I Like Crochet.

I. Am. Hooked! It’s full of beautiful photography and gorgeous modern patterns, several of which I cannot wait to get started on. 

I am dying over the cuteness of these baby booties! They will be perfect for Little Cricket, since she will be born at the end of November. 




And  I am not really a shawl person, but this pattern has pretty much changed my mind, so cute!


This vintage-style cardi is so fun! I can see it in gray with mint details. 

Subscribe here to have access to lots of full patterns, instructions and tutorials, plus have the 5 other issues delivered right to your device, or accessible from your computer. You can also check out I Like Crochet and see photos of all the available patterns (you will be hooked like me!).

I can’t wait to get started on these projects! You should join me :)

And follow Allfreecrochet on Facebook to view updates on popular patterns, and subscribe to their newsletter to get links to patterns right in your inbox!


3 Favorite Places for Maternity Clothes

Preparing for a new baby can be fun, exciting, and at times, stressful. So much to think about and get ready for! And even before Baby comes, you still have to make some changes. I live in a relatively small town, so I have no access to maternity clothes nearby. I had to do a lot of my shopping online, which can be kinda scary. Plus, the frugal girl in me hating spending tons of money on clothes that will be packed away in a box by next year. So in the hopes of helping out a fellow thrifty gal, I wanted to share the top places I found some good deals. 

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Milk Duds Caramel Popcorn

Now, this may seem insane, but I am not a huge popcorn lover. When we go to the theater, it is the absolute last thing I want to eat. Give me some Sour Patch Kids and Punch Straws!

But pregnancy does weird things to me. Before I was pregnant with my son, I wasn’t a huge chocolate lover (which I understand is equally strange!), but during that pregnancy I craved chocolate so much.  Now I totally get the all the Pinterest and Facebook memes about chocolate. I got a love for chocolate and feet a half shoe size bigger from The Boy, and Little Cricket is turning me into a popcorn fan!

This recipe took my quite a few tries. The ratio was off, or you couldn’t taste the chocolate, which made for really gooey and yummy popcorn, just not quite the flavor I was going for. But I think I nailed it. If you are a fan of salty and sweet, this recipe is absolutely for you!





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Home State Canvases

This tutorial is a review and is 100% my own opinion. I was provided products free of charge by Oriental Trading. No other type of compensation was received for this review.

I am loving all this state pride lately! SO many tutorials for cute state pride projects. I love this pendant, and I used this tutorial for map art to make a keepsake for a youth from my church who was moving to a different state. Well, I got these canvases from Oriental Trading, and have hung on to them for a while, trying to think of a perfect project to use them for. I decided we needed some state love in our home.




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Summer Cash Giveaway!

Can you believe summer is winding down! Incredible. I don’t have kids in school, but I can imagine how it would be stressful, but also a relief to get back into a regular routine.





Well, to help you gear up, wind down or get yourself something fun, I have teamed up with 10 other bloggers for a fun giveaway: $150 in Paypal cash!


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