All posts tagged gifts

School finishes WHEN?! 13 quick and easy knits for the teachers helping raise your children!

Published May 29, 2018 by Ellie

I do the same every year: it’s January and I’m keeping up with lost hats, scarves, and gloves, I wake up and it’s the end of May. In our school district we have two weeks of regular Middle School left before study leave and finals. Add to that orchestra concerts, end of year month-long project completions, field day, graduation ceremonies and parties, and obviously my very last shred of sanity, and we have a few weeks of clinging on to my Google calendar for dear life, yet still missing key events.

“Isn’t your math state field test tomorrow?” I ask over dinner, excited by the feeling of my head temporarily being above water.
“No, it was yesterday.”

Excellent. A+ for this semester, Mama.

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An open letter to my husband that he’s not expecting but had BETTER share so more people read my blog.

Published April 25, 2018 by Ellie

20180419_113335Dear Hubbles,

LOL, now the internet beyond Facebook knows what I call you. You’d be embarrassed if that sort of thing bothered you, but if that sort of thing bothered you, you probably wouldn’t have lasted so long sharing a life with me. This is going to be long, so don’t read this if you’re in the middle of a meeting, make sure you’re sat somewhere comfy and maybe grab a snack. Read the rest of this entry →

Gifts for a knitter

Published December 1, 2014 by Ellie

Got a knitter in your life? Don’t buy her yarn or needles, buy her some of this stuff instead. And yes, I said ‘her’, because 99.5% of knitters are women, HOWEVER, none of the things I’m about to suggest require a vagina to be effective, so if you’re buying for your freak of a male knitter, he’ll also get a kick out of this stuff. Read the rest of this entry →