I am a bit of a book nerd, and I am also a bit of a history nerd… I am also more than a little bit snarky. So when I find a book where all of those things combine, I get pretty excited. There are surprisingly few books about the History of Holidays. I have two that I found to be really interesting and worth sharing with you, both of which can be purchased on Amazon (you can probably find them at other book stores, but this is just where I got them), one is very to the point and
July 4th had just begun to gain national popularity when a sad coincidence occurred between a couple of the nation’s former presidents. Historians are still baffled by the strange series of events on the 50th anniversary of Independence Day. What Happened? On July 4, 1826, America celebrated 50 years of independence as, just a few hours apart, two of its former Presidents took their final breaths. At the time of his death, Thomas Jefferson (3rd U.S. President) was 83, while John Adams (2nd U.S. President) had turned 90 the year before. Both men were unwell at the time of their
A Brief History of Independence Day Have you ever wondered about the history behind our most popular holiday’s? If you’ve followed my blog or social media then you know that I love a good bit of history trivia. I’ve done blog posts on Johnny Appleseed Day, International Women’s Day, and World Bumblebee Day. Since it’s July I figured I would do a bit of research about Independence Day (also known as The 4th of July) and share it with you. Without further ado, I give you…. A Brief History of Independence Day Why the 4th of July? Independence day, also
This Meet The Maker is all about my aunt and partner in crafty crime Melinda, she’s the creative force behind All In The Stitches. If you follow me on Social Media you’ve probably heard about some of our adventures and you’ve seen us cross promoting our events. If you happen to catch me in person at a craft show (check out my events page to see where I’ll be) then you have seen some of her work, I often have her items mixed in with mine on display. Just like my previous Meet The Maker (here if you missed it) you’ll see the
This is my first year participating in the Puget Sound LYS Tour, my aunt and partner in crafty crime found it and suggested that we give it a whirl. I am so glad that she did because it was a ton of fun and I discovered some amazing yarn shops next to places that I visited regularly anyway.
I’ll be listing the shops we visited in the order we visited them in, a quick description of the shop (with pictures), and any purchases I made in that shop. I will be doing a separate blog post about some helpful tips and tricks for making your Yarn Shop Tour a success