November 14, 2018

The Solace of Water by Elizabeth Byler Younts {Book Review}

Do you like meaty books? I mean like fiction books that make you uncomfortable and don't end with a feel good feeling. I don't always reach for them, but every now and then I am willing to give them a try. When I was initially sent The Solace of Water by Elizabeth Byler Yates to review, the book cover presented a story that although peeked my interest, it didn't grab me right away. I recently decided to pick it up and give it a try, and discovered a very deep rich story about racism, secrets, grief, and the power of forgiveness and friendship. I'd like to give you a peek into this book and let you know what I took away from it in my review today.

November 13, 2018

Freedom's Light by Colleen Coble {Book Review}

I have been a fan of Colleen Coble's books for quite awhile. She is one of the few contemporary fiction authors that I enjoy reading. She only has a few historical fiction books, so imagine my surprise when I was sent Freedom's Light, an inspirational historical fiction book set in the Revolutionary War, to review. I hoped that it would have the intriguing plot that I have come to love in her books. Join me today, as I share my review of this new release!

November 8, 2018

Adventures in Crochet: My Favorite Yarn Brands

Hello, my friends! Just wanted to give you another hobby update with my crochet adventures! I've actually put myself on a "yarn freeze" even though I hate it. LOL. But I refuse to buy more yarn, until I USE UP some of the beautiful skeins of yarn I have already. I'll be sharing some photos of what things I'm making to do this in a later post.

Now I have been getting asked quite often what yarn brands I would recommend to people wanting to explore crocheting. There are a dizzying amount of brands out there and yes, some are MUCH better than others--but it can be hard to know this if you aren't experienced or know what to look for. So, I will take time today to share my thoughts on some of the popular yarn brands you will find in most craft stores around the United States...and you will learn how I rate them and what makes the list as being the favorites in my basket!