Meet Simple. My latest hat pattern. I was spinning up some merino on the wheel, and it was just gorgeous! Unfortunately, there were really no hat patterns out there on the market that would showcase how beautiful handspun can be in sportweight. Thus, Simple. was born. Sized for newborn to adult, and sure to flatter everyone. Happy knitting! <3 And of course, the rav link:  

Okay- I know, I know. Victoria’s Secret doesn’t need ANY more exposure than they already have, both in media or on the models themselves, but I found something surprising during my last trip in. (CanIjustsayIlovegiftcards?) Many of their beauty and perfume products are made and manufactured here in the US. I honestly didn’t expect to find ANYTHING from the US in this store, to be honest. I’ve seen enough tags on my bras to know that they prefer India and… Read more »

I’m over winter, and thinking spring already! The first day of spring is only two months out, and I am starting to plan my garden. If you don’t have a garden (or the space for one) My friend Nikki over at Hipster Homesteading ( is slowly making a wise move towards self-sustainability. She has some great posts about it–click the link above! Anyways, we were chatting and she started telling me about CSA’s. They’re fascinating and they make sense. Now… Read more »

Big Sebago Sebago Lake is the second largest lake in the state of Maine, as well as the deepest. It is commonly referred to by its portions—Big Sebago and Little Sebago. This drapey cowl, reminiscent of the first frosted glaze over the lake (or your windowpanes!) can be worn as Big Sebago (one long loop) to dress up a simple outfit, or Little Sebago (doubled) for warmth and style in the cold weather! Yardage is minimal and versatility is great,… Read more »


  If you do a Google or Bing search on the web for American made toys, you’re likely to find a ton of high quality wooden toys (usually with the price tag to match!) This Christmas I did get Ellie a locally made “lawnmower” toy for early walkers. If you love it, you can click the picture and it’ll bring you to the link. This one is around 30$, but I got mine at a local yarn shop(Rosemary’s Gift & Yarn… Read more »