#crochet, DIY

Crochet Blanket Sweater

My newest adventure in crochet was to create a blanket sweater and it’s like a cocoon for the body. I love the gray I used- a lighter one and the yarn is nice and soft but not too bulky. I used Lion Brand’s Heartland yarn as the author of the pattern suggests. The ¬†sweater used less than 3 skeins making it inexpensive. I’m excited to wear this sweater more as the weather warms up for spring!


My “blanket” before making it into a sweater.



#crochet, Recipes

Crochet Mama and Baby Manatee

I recently tried crochet stuffed animals for a friend who’s expecting in August. I know one of the popular homemade gifts at a baby shower is a crochet or knit blanket so I wanted to stick with homemade but go a different route. I thought about asking my friend what her favorite animal is but once I saw the pattern for a mama and baby manatee it was decided. It did take me three tries to get the pattern started right but from then on it was so simple! This was definitely one of my favorite crochet projects. :)

What do you think?





We’re still cooking and baking all the time and some of our favorite recipes so far have been:

Oatmeal blueberry breakfast bars (Iowa Girl Eats)
Simple Marinara sauce (The Chef Next Door cookbook)
Oatmeal creme pies (Sally’s Baking Addiction)
Homemade sloppy joes- sans sweet potato (Skinnytaste)
Sweet potato, onion and cappicola pizza (Delish)
Cauliflower Rice (Cook Eat Paleo)