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cheap but practical drawers for storage in my kitchen. With a super small kitchen I really need more space. Having four extra drawers helps a great deal and I even have the top for extra space when cooking or cleaning.

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 cheap but practical drawers for storage in our dining areas. The former drawer for our utensils is now the much needed “junk and catch all” drawer. So much easier reaching for napkins and utensils right next to the table.

dining drawers PNGThe other day in daycare, the artist Bill Hernandez came in and did a caricature of Dino…I plan on framing it for his room.

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My crocheting is getting better and I am now making granny squares with leftover yarn. I found great tutorials on you tube from Yolanda Soto Lopez her videos are easy to follow
and instructional.

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 I made a scarf, yeah it’s short, but I don’t like having long scarves that get stuck in your coat or are too long. This size is perfect for my neck.


I made Dino a hat…one that is perfect for him. Sure it’s longer than I wanted, but he’ll
grow into it.

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I even made a hat for myself…it came out REALLY big…but I used some creativity and sewed a string into it and pulled it tight across…so it looks fitted and kind of like a beret…I do like that it’s bigger so it won’t crush my curls.

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About karen

Karen is married to a big kid and mom to a head strong, only child. She is happy with her family of three, along with their spoiled fur baby. Karen works full time as a teacher and still finds time to blog, read, crochet, and cook. Follow along as she enjoys this life.



  1. I love, love, love your crocheting. You really should try to put some stuff on Etsy, because you are so talented. And we got caricatures done of us as kids (my brother and I). I remember loving mine and my mom also framed them for us. By the way, I have that organizational set of drawers on wheels for our bathroom, because it is pretty small and can use all the extra storage space I can get in there, too.

    • I have always heard of etsy…but what is it really? that must of been so awesome to have them framed. If our bathroom was a bit bigger we would have the rolling cart too, but its TINY, LOL.

  2. Some really nice handcrafted items here, you should be proud of yourself. I love doing similar things and I find it quite amazing how much they are appreciated by my friends and family. This type of thing was really common before but these days it seems to have fallen away a lot. maybe people don’t have the patience to learn the skills required? 🙂

    • I tried knitting, but was a failure so I am so excited that I can crochet. Yes, I agree with you that creativiy is dying out. I am making tons of gifts for Christmas and can’t wait to share.

  3. Oh my gosh Karen, you and Dino are twins. Haha!

    He is so cute, and you guys look like two peas in a pod.

    I just love love love the crocheting. amazing work. I don’t crochet. Does it take forever like knitting? That’s why I like sewing. it’s sooooo much faster!

    I love the picture of dino! That is soemthing he is going to treasure forever.

    • I tried to knit and threw the needles accros the room after cursing…much to the horror of the girl showing me. Crocheting is easier for me…once I got the hang of the movements, terms, and love having only one needle with a hook.

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