Crocheting!

Hey y’all!

I apologize for being absent these past few weeks. School just picked up all of sudden and before I knew it I was swamped with work! So today I thought I would post something related to a hobby of mine that I love dearly. If you couldn’t guess from the title, it’s crocheting. A crocheted afghan (blanket) to be more specific.

When I was in high school one of my engineering teachers loved crocheting as much as me, and as a graduation gift, she gave me a book of different crochet squares that you assemble to make an afghan. I held off making it until just before I left for college in August and I finished it early this morning! Eight months in the making, and I am very happy with the outcome! Take a look,

afghan 1

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Each square is a different stitch, 63 blocks in total

On the edge of the blanket I used a scallop edging,

afghan 4

For those of you who find this interesting, the book that my teacher gave me was, 63 Easy to Crochet Pattern Stitches Combine to Make an Heirloom Afghan by Darla Sims.

I love the book! Very easy to follow and if you are just starting out crocheting I highly recommend it, you start from the basics and work your way up to the more difficult stitches.

For me I use crocheting to relax and decompress from school and life in general. To me things that are semi-repetitive and very structured are relaxing to do because they are mindless. I recommend giving it a try if you’ve never done it before, even if you don’t think you’ll get anything out of it, it’s worth a shot for everyone.

 

Hope you all had a great Friday!

 

~Molly

 

 

Quote of the Day! 2/14/16

Happy Valentine’s Day Everyone!

I don’t know about you all but February 14th is kind of a strange day for me. I’m the kind of person that believes if you really love or care about someone you should show them throughout the year and not just on one particular day. Therefore, today’s quote deals with none other than the category of love. It’s just something that I found interesting when I was scrolling around Pinterest today.

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Something I think some of us forget sometimes…

I feel like this is something a mom would tell her son or daughter when they are having a tough time in a relationship. I hope that it’s something we will all remember on this day of love!

 

 

~Molly

 

Quote of the Day! 2/12/16

Hey y’all!

It’s Friday!!!!!!! Hallelujah it’s here! The weekend is here! I say that because I have only one class today at 10am and then I’m done for the day! Unfortunately after that I have to clean our dorm room because it hasn’t been done since the Super Bowl on Sunday, but hey it will no longer be gross so that’s good! For today I found a quote that I absolutely love. I know y’all have heard the saying YOLO at some point in the past two years. A saying popular among people my age, yet a saying that I never really understood, but I couldn’t quite put my finger on it until I found this quote…

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We don’t just live once…

 

And after reading this, it made me realize that I shouldn’t be waiting for something big to happen in my life. I shouldn’t be waiting for that one specific moment to live. I should be going out and enjoying every moment in life no matter how hard, fun, sad, happy, irritating, or otherwise it is. Therefore, the wisdom I try to impart on all of you today, I hope that you go and live this Friday like it’s your last…

 

 

~Molly

Quote of the Day! 2/11/16

Happy Thursday Everyone!

We have almost made it to the end of the week!! Hooray! So today I thought I would post a quote that was more funny and silly than serious, but this quote does provide some merit…

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It’s Refillable!

I about fell out of my chair when I read this because it’s not wrong. I know it’s good to assume that we don’t have as much time on this earth as we think we do, but I don’t think this quote is wrong. When we have our bad days or our good days aren’t we just metaphorically emptying and refilling the glass that represents our life? If I’m getting to deep then I hope I at least made you smile.  🙂

 

Have an imaginative Thursday!

 

~Molly

 

 

Quote of the Day! 2/10/16

Hey Y’all!

Hope everyone has had a great start to their Wednesday! I personally have two tests this evening and fear that I will spend the vast majority of my day freaking out about them. Or at least that’s what I thought until I read this quote,

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On a day like today, yes I need to do this…

I thought the article that this picture came in was interesting as well. The way in which she looks at the topic of fear I find interesting. Today is a day I am definitely going to try to look at my challenges and believe that I have done enough to overcome them. Have the mentality “sink or swim, but I know I’m going to swim” kind of attitude today. And I hope you all have the same to overcome whatever challenges you may have today!

 

 

~Molly

 

Quote of the Day! 2/9/16

Hey Y’all!

Happy Tuesday! Since I am a creative person at heart, I decided to give you all a quote today that may inspire you to look at the challenges you face today with a creative twist!

 

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Keyword “Creative Effort”

Sometimes when faced with a challenge we only see a few of the obvious ways to take it on. But sometimes when you look a little deeper you can find a solution that may be more efficient, solves the problem better, or is more enjoyable to complete than any of the other solutions. Today I challenge all of you to look at a problem you face and think about a more creative way to solve it, whether it be how to combat the grocery store or how to give a presentation in a meeting, look at life differently for one second and see what comes to you!

 

Happy Tuesday!

~Molly