Kendall

121 Flips | 8 Magazines | 21 Following | 23 Followers | @LBPresent | Kendall is a Mom to 2 boys (2013, 2015) writes about her journey as a Mother, Homemaker, shares their Family Adventures, Creativity, and Organization and Planning.

POW: The Courageous Caftan

I can say with utmost certainty, I have never been so excited about an issue of <i>Love of Crochet</i> as I am about the Fall 2017 issue. There are so many …

Crochet

Wool Week day 1: Crochet a clutch bag

Hook yourself the ultimate accessory with Laura Strutt’s tactile textured bag.Team <i>Mollie</i> are always up for expanding their crochet repertoire – …

Sewing

Patons Crochet Poncho, XS/S/M/L

Free Beginner Crochet Poncho<p>Autumn was made for fashionable looks like those you create around this elegant poncho. Featuring an easy care wool …

Stash Secrets: How Many Yards Are Left in That Skein of Yarn?

Not sure if you have enough yarn left in that partial skein to make another project? Instead of playing yarn chicken, you can find out with just a …

3 Things Blocking Knits Can Fix (and 3 Things It Can’t)

Blocking knits is the final step in knitting a project—a step overlooked by many knitters. Many of us just want to knit; when the knitting is done, …

OMBRE CROCHET SHAWL WITH ZEN YARN GARDEN

Crochet, Free Pattern, zen yarn garden<p>Thursday, 9 November 2017 - 4 comments<p>When the lovely peeps from Zen Yarn Garden reached out to try their …

Washington D.C.

10 Cozy Pillow Upgrades You Can Make With Just a Little Bit of Yarn

Between prepping for Thanksgiving and shopping for Christmas, it’s only natural to want to decompress by curling up on the sofa for hours while binge-watching holiday movies. This calls for mountains of pillows and piles of soft throws, obvi. If your decor is not as cozy as you want it to be, now’s …

19 Glamorous Photos That Capture Young Women in Their Knitting and Crocheting Garments From the 1930s

People who are unfamiliar with yarn crafting often confuse knitting and crochet. It's totally understandable that this happens.<p>Knitting is a method …

Crocheting

Soft Beginner Crochet Blanket Pattern

This beginner crochet blanket idea came to me thanks to a chat I had with a lady in the yarn aisle. I’ve learned so much in the yarn aisle over the …

Crocheting

9 popular exercises you're likely doing wrong

From stretches to squats, here's how to nail your next workout.<p>The decision to exercise is always a smart one. Research confirms that anytime you …

The Week in Review: Standoff Over Dakota Access Pipeline

The ongoing standoff in North Dakota over the Dakota Access Pipeline is up against a Monday deadline when authorities say the protesters must leave the camps.<p>The deadline follows months of activity in Cannon Ball, North Dakota, where the two opposing sides are dug in over the $3.7 billion pipeline …

Child’s cognitive skills linked to time spent with mother

Extending free childcare will not change parents’ work patterns, study suggests<p>It is a question that has troubled parents down the years. Just how much time should they spend with their children when they are growing up?<p>Now a new study suggests that the answer – at least for mothers – should be as …

15 Ways Cashews Can Transform Your Recipes Into Creamy, Cheesy, Chewy Goodness Without Dairy

If you’ve been dairy-free for more than a minute, you probably already have a love affair with cashews. You may be nuts about cashews but did you …

25 Best Places to Visit in North Carolina

Let the seasons guide your vacation in North Carolina. Spring is an appealing time to hike the Appalachian Trail or bike at Rocky Knob Mountain Bike …

Grow Potatoes in Pots or Growing Bags

Given the underground nature of tubers, you might think you need a lot of space in your garden where you can dig deeply if you want to successfully …

Darkness, rain and dirt: My wildlife photography adventure

I've always loved photography, and I've always loved wildlife. So what better way to combine my passions than an expedition to the heart of the stunning Scottish Highlands?<p>Sounds amazing, right? Well, it was. But it wasn't easy. During the weeklong trip, I shot late into the night while hiding in a …

9 Simple Tricks To Eat Less Sugar Every Day

By now, you know that sugar is bad for you, and that it's generally smart to eat less sugar if you can. Case in point: Eating too much of it ups your …

The best lifehacks to help you read more, eat more vegetables, and keep your sneakers like new

I was standing in the shower recently when I realized that baked oatmeal has changed my life. Historically, my weekday morning breakfast routine has vacillated between eating and spending too much ($5 egg-and-cheese bagels) and eating too little (leftover bits of cornflake dust). Then, this year, I …

17 Make-at-Home Holiday Treats to Bring to Work

As soon as the word <i>holiday</i> starts to be whispered in the halls at work, it’s like suddenly everyone gets an overwhelming urge to bake. One day it’s pumpkin muffins, then over-the-top brownies and, of course, all the chocolate and peanut butter recipe combos you can handle. It’s about time you break …

My workout: 'I worried I'd get big if I did powerlifting, but I've dropped a dress size’

Nicolle Smith, 49, on taking up powerlifting at 46<p>I started weightlifting three years ago at the age of 46. I’d done competitive athletics in my 20s and wanted to find a physical activity that would challenge me. I loved the film Rocky, and the classic training sequence from it, so I decided to …

Dine & Dash: 10 Speedy Dinners For Busy Families

When everyone in the family is running in different directions, it's nice to have a few speedy dinner recipes in your back pocket. From pasta to tacos, these family-friendly meals will have you in-and-out of the kitchen in no time!<p><b>1. Orecchiette with Sausage and Broccoli</b><p>Sometimes it seems …

Cooking

Pregnancy Bracelet Lets Dad Feel Baby Kicks

Thanks to the Scandinavians, fathers can choose to be even more involved in their partner’s pregnancy—now where’s that bracelet for morning …

A quiet education revolution worldwide is giving kids the skills to be 21st-century citizens

As a child, Dana Narvaiša hated school. Her teachers thought she asked too many questions and her English instructor used to gleefully skip over her when it was time to read aloud to the class.<p>Narvaiša now runs Cesis New Primary School in a town of 40,000 people, about an hour and a half from Riga, …

The best children’s books of 2016

From tales of migration and crime to wolves, bugs and the difficulty of sharing – Julia Eccleshare’s picks of the year<p><b>We Found a Hat by Jon Klassen</b> (Walker, £12.99)<p>The award-winning author of <i>I Want My Hat Back</i> tells big stories simply. He is at his glorious best in <i>We Found a Hat</i>, which, with a …

Books

6 Healthy One-Pot Breakfasts to Make Ahead and Eat All Week Long

This article originally appeared on Extra Crispy<p>Mornings are busy enough without worrying about what you should make for breakfast. Let’s be real: If …

Breakfast

Nine Ways To Take Paper Snowflakes To The Next Level

The thought of making paper snowflakes may remind you of childhood memories of cutting out wonky, misshapen snowflakes only a mother could love. …

Michelle Obama

10 Creativity Apps I Used the Most in 2016

I shoot my own videos, take my own photos, write my own books, and design apps. Here are the creativity apps I used the most in 2016 to do all that and why.<p>Your creativity is your ability to generate ideas that are novel and useful, whether for business, art, or other areas. However, to implement …

A gear guide for exercising at home

For long-term health success you need to find a workout that is both convenient and enjoyable (or at least palatable) so that you will do it consistently.<p>Training at home might be that workout; you can tailor your home gym to your unique needs and budget, and working out at home couldn't be more …

Reflecting, Loss, Thanksgiving, and Gratitude

Thank you for reading the content from Life Breath Present.This year things are different for me. So, on this Thanksgiving, I'm reflecting on life, …

Toddler & Baby Boy’s Closet Reveal

Thank you for reading the content from Life Breath Present.I wanted a simple to use and easy to adapt system for the boys' closet. Not only is this …