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one little word 2021 | february vision board

I'm pretty sure the vision board is one of my favorite parts of One Little Word. I love the tactile nature of sitting and flipping through magazines, cutting and pasting the images down. It's one of those activities that I don't do often, but when I do, I berate myself for forgetting how much I enjoy it. As I worked this time around, I tried to remember my word--CULTIVATE--and choose the images and words that reminded me of the word and what … Read More

handmade, cottagecore, and intentional living.

It's a mystery exactly why I started knitting in high school; I simply don't remember. The best I Can recall is that I just thought it was neat, so I gave it a try. I do remember that an aunt of mine had taught me years earlier, when I was about seven, but by the time my interest rekindled as a teenager I was learning all over again. I started with the usual basics—scarves, mostly; some simple rectangular pouches; fingerless gloves with holes … Read More

reading wrap up | january 2021

This post contains affiliate links; if you choose to click through and make a purchase, I will earn a commission at no extra cost to you. I read six books this month, making it a point to try to check off some of my "21 in '21" TBR books. Honestly, I exceeded my own expectations by reading two off that list. I still have a long year ahead of me as far as reading goals go, but I made good headway in January. Circe by Madeline Miller // This … Read More

one little word 2021 | cultivate

I started planning my garden in September. Part of it was wanting to make sure I was ahead of the game, but most of it was pure enthusiasm. I couldn't wait to get started, so I just did. Since then, my crafty brain has basically been split into three parts: knitting, scrapbooking, and gardening. Now that it's January, scrapbooking and gardening seem to be finding their way into each other's territory because my One Little Word for the year has … Read More

book review | the five: the untold lives of the women killed by jack the ripper by hallie rubenhold

This post contains affiliate links; if you choose to click through and make a purchase, I will earn a commission at no extra cost to you. Holy tragedy, Batman. If this book hadn't been what it was, I might say I needed a drink after reading it. I learned about it from the horror podcast Good Mourning, Nancy when they covered the movie From Hell in July 2020, and as the hosts discussed this book, I knew that I needed to add it to my library … Read More

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Hi, I’m Sonya, and I’m a crafty cottage witch.

Welcome to my blog, where I write about, well, just about anything that comes to mind. Common topics include cooking and crafts, writing and witchcraft, and everyday life with my family of oddballs.