exercise, Fitness, Hobbies

Running sucks.

Okay, that may be a little harsh. But I hate running, I always have. Running the mile in gym class in high school was miserable, despite being skinny and actually having the endurance of a 16-year-old. And it always seemed the running had to happen outside, in November when it's just getting to be cold… Continue reading Running sucks.

Hobbies

Greetings from….

A little over 10 years ago, I stumbled upon a site that connected people from all over the world. Not MySpace, not Facebook, but a modern day pen pal type site with an old school twist....mailing postcards. Postcrossing is a site where you can send and receive postcards all over the world. A month or… Continue reading Greetings from….

board games, gaming, Hobbies

Carcassonne?

One of Evil Husband's favorite ways to ask me if I'm up for board game night is to repeatedly ask me in the most awful French accent imaginable, "Dooo you want to play... Carcassonne?"  For years, it's been a running joke in our house. But since Carcassonne was one of the first games we purchased,… Continue reading Carcassonne?

board games, gaming, Hobbies

A Game I Love: Elder Sign

One of my favorite types of tabletop games to play are cooperative games. Co-op games are designed for players to play against the game itself and team up to beat the game. As Evil Husband and I focus on two player games, co-op games help break up the monotony of always playing against each other. … Continue reading A Game I Love: Elder Sign

board games, gaming, Hobbies

Not Your Average Board Game

I mentioned in my previous post that I was cheating a little with my hobby for this month, as board games is a hobby of both mine & Evil Husband. A few years ago, Evil Husband and I would retreat to our nightly gaming, T.V., or sleeping ritual, separately. The toll of working, parenting and… Continue reading Not Your Average Board Game

crafts, Hobbies

The Last Stitch…?

My first cross stitching post, I told you all how badly I messed up. Last week, I didn't have a real update post as I had been working on fixing all my mistakes. Basically, I had begun the frame of the owl and ended up with it being all funky looking. As I followed the… Continue reading The Last Stitch…?

crafts, Hobbies

Cross-Stitching Tutorials & Free Patterns

I had a great update post planned for this week. While recovering from the seemingly endless "unstitching" that it will take to fix my epic failure, I decided I would spare you all from what would otherwise be a rant of frustration. (Also, I'd like to keep my posts safe for work and family friendly.)… Continue reading Cross-Stitching Tutorials & Free Patterns

Hobbies

The Struggle is Real: Cross Stitching 101

One day I delved into a rabbit hole on Etsy and came across a bunch of really cool shops that had cross stitching patterns for sale & I thought to myself, "I can totally cross stitch." So I mentioned to Evil Husband (husband requested a moniker for my blog & was of his own volition,)… Continue reading The Struggle is Real: Cross Stitching 101

Hobbies, Reading

For the Love of Books

I’ve been an avid reader my entire life. My earliest memories of childhood reading hundreds upon hundreds of BabySitters Club, Nancy Drew & Fear Street books. At 10 or 11, I began sneaking my mom’s Stephen King books. IT & Skeleton Crew among my first. I became a life long King fan from that moment… Continue reading For the Love of Books