Chilled Mediterranean Pasta Salad

This chilled Mediterranean pasta salad packs a lot of interesting flavors into each bite. From the peppery taste of fresh arugula to the salty appeal of Kalamata olives, preserved lemons, and Feta cheese, there is nothing bland or boring about this dish. Yet, its...

Autism Acceptance

As I was looking on what to write about I thought Autism Awareness would be the thing - what I would rather write about is Autism Acceptance because that makes the most sense to me. In my house we do not need to become MORE aware because in our house it's as normal as...

Hippo Earflap Beanie

I love crochet animal hats and crochet character hats, like this Hippo Earflap Beanie. Back in 2011, I created what felt like a million character hats, and amazingly enough not only was I able to reduce a bunch of debt I had but provide an amazing Christmas for my...

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Autism Acceptance

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As I was looking on what to write about I thought Autism Awareness would be the thing - what I would rather write about is Autism Acceptance because that makes the most sense to me. In my house we do not need to become MORE aware because in our house it's as normal as...

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Hippo Earflap Beanie

Hippo Earflap Beanie

I love crochet animal hats and crochet character hats, like this Hippo Earflap Beanie. Back in 2011, I created what felt like a million character hats, and amazingly enough not only was I able to reduce a bunch of debt I had but provide an amazing Christmas for my...

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I miss running but I get to crochet

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I miss running. I wanted to challenge myself and see if I could achieve 2021 miles this year - and I've already been a bit behind at the beginning of April - but then the thing I dreaded happened. I went on a run not just to focus on my challenge goal and regular...

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