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Welcome to my little corner of the internet! My name is Mandie, and this is my very first blog. Let me tell you a little bit about the things I hope to post about here.

After teaching myself to crochet in 2013, I've been "hooked" ever since! I hope to share with you some of my favorite patterns and tutorials.

To be perfectly honest, my husband is the cook in our family, but I'm trying to change that! With a little help from him and the internet, I am learning to fend for myself in the kitchen. I hope to share some of my favorite recipes with you, especially ones perfect for kids and picky eaters!

After starting with crochet, I'm hoping to delve a little deeper into the crafting world. Sewing is next on my list!

When my husband and I first lived together, we were broke all the time! After we had our first baby, I took it upon myself to start really watching where our money went. I hope to share my budgeting techniques with you!

Cleaning/Household Management:
I'm a sucker for lists and shortcuts! I'll share any tips and tricks I find for cleaning and getting organized.

In December of 2013, I became a mom to a beautiful little girl. Then, in April of 2016, we had our second baby, an adorable little boy. I still have no idea what I'm doing as a parent, but I'd love to share my stories with you, along with any advice I can pick up along the way.

I'm very excited to have you with me as I write about my experiences and learn some new things along the way. Thanks for reading!