Friends, Waffles, Work (or Waffles, Friends, Work)

parks and rec-etsy collections

friends, waffles work 

Dean and I are working our way through the entire Parks and Rec series for the second time on Netflix. I am also simultaneously searching the show on Etsy trying to find new ways to bring our obsession to life. Have you ever noticed how many TV show themed things there are on Etsy? Prints, pillows, action figures, mugs, necklaces– you name it and it’s probably there. I’ve got my eye on more than a few art pieces, but a lot of these character-based shirts and home goods really make me laugh, too! How’s a girl to choose?

parks and rec-etsy collections

typography poster  |  Galentine’s Day card  |  cross stitch   | Lil Sebastian tee


parks and rec-etsy collection

pillow  |  food print  |  Andy quotes


parks and rec-etsy collection

treat yo self candles  |  JJ’s diner mug  |  cutting board

Do you get this obsessed with TV shows, too? What show should we watch next?

PS- other binge-worthy shows on Netflix

How did I miss Giving Tuesday?!


Apparently yesterday was Giving Tuesday. Did you know that this was a thing? This is how it’s described on their website:

We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.

It’s a simple idea. Just find a way for your family, your community, your company or your organization to come together to give something more. Then tell everyone you can about how you are giving. Join us and be a part of a global celebration of a new tradition of generosity.

What a terrific idea! I know you can give back any time for no reason at all, but I’m still a little bummed that I missed out on a day dedicated for others. So in response I’m extending my donation promo for Knitting Ain’t Easy: 20% of all proceeds from purchases made November 29th- December 6th will be donated to Action Against Hunger. If you haven’t heard, Action Against Hunger is an A-rated organization dedicated to ending world hunger. (Read More Here)


To make things a little more fun, I’ve added two new items to the shop this week with more to come soon! Stop by the etsy shop to check things out 🙂

knitting ain't easyMerry & Bright (just a $5 digital download!)  |  new beanie!  |  cowl coming soon!


Shop Update

Knitting Ain’t Easy is up and running smoothly!!I’ve been home, in cars, and visiting family with my knits and things to fill orders and get ahead and it’s a pretty great feeling.Most recently I’ve been working on beanies, mug cozies, and shop facebook pages.

handmade beanies-

handmade mug cozy-


I selfishly like the cozies because they’re cute but practical. They’re the perfect way for me to finish up small balls of yarn. To push them out to etsy shoppers, I’ve added the option of adding on a mug cozy to any order for just $2! The best part is that when you add up shipping costs, the cozy ends up being FREE! (Follow my math here…. shipping on a single item is $5. If you buy multiple items, the shipping changes to $3 per item instead. HOWEVER. Shipping on the cozy is free. so it really only adds $2 to your order, while bringing the shipping down to $3. New $3 shipping plus new $2 cozy = one $5 shipping price!)


What kind of knitting projects would you like to see next? Any colors you’d like to see added? I’d love your feedback!


PS- ONE MORE DAY TO ENTER. Get yourself some free glasses, won’t ya?