Annie's Catalog

20 Jul 19
Americana Highways

As I loaded up and headed east towards Okemah, and day two of the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival, I couldn’t help but speculate. Could it top the previous day? I mean after all, Thursday’s performances had been exemplary, and I mean each and every single one. How rare is that? I mean, usually in a […]

17 Jul 19
Oh Manchester, So Much To Answer For

Continuing a series of looks back at the pop charts in summer, ergo the title change. This chart from 45 years ago is an interesting one; more interesting than I expected, definitely. Songs not in the accompanying Spotify playlist are linked in their titles. 1 1 ROCK YOUR BABY –•– George McCrae (T.K.)-8 (2 weeks […]

27 Jun 19

Free Crochet Puppy Bandana Pattern

12 Jun 19
The Pan-tastic Nook

For a couple of months now, I’ve been crazy obsessed to expanding my sticker collection so that I could decorate my laptop cover or water bottles with. With that being said, if you went out and bought all of these stickers, you’d surely break your bank. But did you know that companies will usually send […]

10 Jun 19
LodgePole Quilting

Wow! Where has the month gone? I cannot believe I missed most of May and the beginning of June! Between the birds and the rains my garden isn’t doing as well as I would like. So I am having to replant some seeds and actual plants. The weeds however, are doing fantastic! I did get […]

07 May 19
Reader Voracious Blog

Welcome to two months worth of book haul, friends! Because of my hiatus last month, I didn’t get around to posting my March haul so I figured that I would just do a combined post. I’ve behaved quite well over the last couple of months, all of the books that I bought were pre-orders or from my Mysterious Galaxy YA Subscription! Another big theme is that I read most of them before buying them because I was fortunate enough to receive ARCs, and I was able to support a good number of debut authors. It is also nice to not add to my astronomical owned TBR!

As always, I want to reiterate that you do not need to buy and own a lot of books in order to be considered a book blogger or lover. I am quite frugal with everything else so that I can buy books because I love them, but I do not ever want to make you feel bad if you cannot afford to buy books or have poor access where you live.

05 May 19

This upcoming week is National Teacher Appreciation Week! Do you have a teacher that you remember? I remember a few of mine. I had a great 6th Grade Teacher that helped spark my interest in teaching for a career. She would let me stay after school and help her grade papers. I loved to do […]

19 Apr 19
Thought Catalog

It’s so easy to look into a mirror and criticize yourself, but what if you just… didn’t? What if you only let yourself wink and smile and say nice things? What if you admired your body for once?

16 Apr 19
LodgePole Quilting

Hello, hello hello! I am so glad you stopped by today to see what’s happening at LodgePole Quilting. We have a few things going on around here so let’s get busy! First I want to let you know I do use affiliate links so if you do make a purchase from one of my links, […]

15 Apr 19
Publius Enigma Solved

(Each section of this website is a chapter. Reading only one section without the others, doesn’t tell you the story) Before I continue onto The Division Bell part of the story, see in the video below how Annie Lennox gave Sting some of his own medicine and he’s not too happy about it. Annie made […]

15 Apr 19
Moline Library Teens Blog

Check out these new titles in the Teen Corner at the Moline Public Library. Click on the title to go to the catalog to find the book or place a hold. All Is Fair by Dee Garretson It’s 1918, and war is raging across Europe. Mina, who’s been trained to be a proper English lady, […]

12 Apr 19

The recent release of the second feature-film adaptation of Stephen King’s Pet Sematary has reminded both hardcore and casual fans of the author’s work that, yep, it’s still the scariest novel he’s ever written. Whether you think the new film delivers the scares better than the so-so 1989 version, the source material still stands as […]

12 Apr 19

Recently, while perusing the isles of my local JoAnn’s, I came across this too cute book of crochet, stuffed toys. They were so colorful and fun, I had to try them out. I love to make stuffed toys. I have two kids who l always love to take them from me as soon as they […]

04 Apr 19
Pages From My Life

Creating crafts can be a very satisfying hobby.

27 Mar 19

There are so many great resources for crafters today! I remember when I would share tattered copies of pattern books and leaflets with my mom and grandma. Now a days, you can find a version of just about any pattern online. Some sites are better than others. But really, you can learn so much about […]

21 Mar 19
PacificNorthEast Creations

2 Ways to Customize an Existing Crochet Pattern (that aren’t changing yarn colors!)

20 Mar 19

Lizzy Caplan has been cast as the leading role of Annie Wilkes in the sophomore season of the horror anthology series.