It is a truth universally acknowledged that some of the best parties are birthday parties. Since Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice is celebrating 200 years of publication, now seems like a great time to throw a literary birthday party—for the book or for yourself!
Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without at least one viewing of Little Women. Even though this isn't your typical Christmas movie, the 1994 version has some of the best Christmas scenes full of food, family, and laughter. And, don't even get me started on the book. Making something out of nothing is what the March sisters do best, and Christmas is no exception. Carols will be sung. Gifts will be exchanged. Food will be eaten, and the poor will be helped. Even times of upheaval cannot dampen the girls' holiday spirit. Here's how to celebrate the March family way!
While there is nothing better than a day spent reading, sometimes my fingers have a mind of their own and insist on being kept busy. To keep your own digits occupied, pop in an audiobook and try out some of these crochet projects.
Harry Potter fans do not need to be limited to crocheting scarves. (1) The Golden Snitch from Inner Child Crochet is unexpected and is great for the advanced beginner.
If you are looking for something a little more eye catching (2) Luna Lovegood's Earrings from Thread-Bear are just the thing.
Twilight lovers will appreciate (3) the Bella Swan La Push Crochet Hat from Jenn Likes Yarn. This cute topper will keep your head warm while you study up on vampire lore.
Star Wars obsessives must check out (4) the Yub Nub Scoodie from Tiny Purrs. Channel your inner Ewok with this project that is part hoodie, part scarf, and completely clever.
When it comes to holidays, it's pretty hard to beat a day of costumes and candy, but the hardest part about Halloween is deciding what to wear. Here are some ideas that work whether you have time to prepare or need a costume in a pinch.
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