Posted in Mom Talk

Mom Talk: Fear Of Losing All Your Adult Teeth

Okay, so this is something that really isn’t talked about, but I figured I would brush on it because it has always been a fear of losing an adult tooth. The real why I’m talking about it is because I’m not the only one who fears of losing their teeth.

When you are little, losing teeth was exciting because we would always get a visit from the tooth fairy that took our teeth and replaced us with money, but when you become an adult, losing an adult tooth can cause more anxiety, fear, and panic, especially if you don’t have any control over it.

losing-teeth

The real reason why I’m bringing this topic up because a few months ago, I was, still am, freaking out over my teeth. One of my top front teeth was loose, just a little bit, but any adult tooth that moves, to me, it’s gonna fall out. I when to the dentist and they told me to take it easy and not bite into anything hard.

To me, my mind was racing everywhere, my anxiety was making me think that I was gonna lose it, I’m gonna have to get an implant or worse, they’ll pull all my teeth out and I’ll have to get dentures. Not to mention, the big key factor, it’s gonna cost money that I don’t have for it.

You are probably laughing about it, but you don’t understand, this is how my anxiety is.

With that being said, I started to do what you shouldn’t do when your anxiety is as bad as mine is. Google.

MyFairfaxDental-PerioStages.jpg

I was searching for everything from bad gum disease to implants to getting dentures. Not to mention, I started watching videos about everyday people who have had dentures since they were young.

It was bad, I couldn’t sleep a few nights because of my research.

Anyway, let’s get back to what happened when I felt that my tooth was moving. I was flossing and sometimes, my gums bleed if I floss too hard, not to mention that I haven’t been to the dentist in almost 2 years because I couldn’t afford it. So, I freaked out.

I tried to have breakfast and couldn’t finish it because I thought I felt my top tooth move, so I called my dentist and they scheduled me to come in right away. So, I went in and they took a look at the tooth and did confirm that I wasn’t nuts and it was moving slightly, keyword slightly.

Not to mention, I’m 22 and I STILL have my wisdom teeth in, they told me I needed to go get those pulled. They don’t bother me, but up until now, they are starting to push my teeth together, not to mention if I’m getting one pulled, you might as well get them all pulled.

With that being said, I’ve been brushing, flossing, and mouth rising like it is a religion because I’m afraid to have dentures.

But why are we so afraid to get dentures? Well, because we think it’s for old people, which you aren’t wrong, but there are young people who have them as well. The youngest person to ever wear dentures is 3 years old.

That’s crazy, but depending on what their genetics are, it can force you to be without your teeth. If you go on Youtube, you’ll find lots of people, young and old people, who had dentures and how they are trying to make it so it isn’t just for ‘older’ folks.

download.jpg

Some of them even have dental implants, which can cost a fortune, just to get them. Hearing their stories and what they struggled with losing their teeth, especially at a young age, makes me inspired. Not to mention, it won’t make me feel alone because there are people at my age that have fake teeth.

It’s something no one should be ashamed about, but instead, embrace it.

Especially since I’ve had 2 children and pregnancy can do a HUGE number onto your teeth. So, if it happens to me, it happens. Seeing those videos and reading about these people that have dentures or fake teeth, relaxes me in a way and it lets you know that you aren’t alone.

Do you have fears that your teeth are going to fall out? Leave a comment down below, I would love to know that I’m not the only one that has a fear about it.

Posted in Reviews, TV Shows

T.V. Show Review: Once Upon A Time (2011-2018)

Hey Dearies! So, since I’ve started to do reviews on books, I wanted to start on T.V. shows as well. One of my favorites was Once Upon A Time, I watched it from the beginning and was immediately drawn into it.

However, to a lot of people, Once Upon A Time was very confusing and difficult to follow along, but after watching the entire series a few times, it was easier to follow along to the storyline.

For those of you who don’t know what the plot is, of course, it has something to do with fairytales and happily ever afters. Basically, Snow White and Prince Charming are getting married when the Evil Queen interrupts and tells them that she is going to cast a curse to get her happily ever after.

api.venuelust
Fun Fact: The actors who played Snow and Charming fell in love during the making of Once Upon A Time. They are married and the writers wrote Snow to be pregnant when the actor who played her was pregnant. 

The curse is basically everyone being transferred into this new world that, or the real world, where they have forgotten who their former lives are and are living entirely different lives. However, the only way the curse can be broken is by Emma, Prince Charming and Snow White’s child that was born before the curse hit and was sent into a magical tree to make sure that she was saved in order to break the curse.

Emma-and-Regina-once-upon-a-time-39645545-540-810.jpg
Emma and the Evil Queen.

Long story short, Emma is visited by her son, who she gave up for adoption when he was first born, and try to get Emma to break the curse by getting her to believe that everyone is part of a fairy tale.

If you want to see what the trailer for Once Upon A Time, check out this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rga4rp4j5TY


Now, before I get more into the review, I want to make sure that there might be some spoilers to watch out for!

It’s a lot to get into, but the storyline catches on very quickly, however, they tend to write side characters out or kill them off before they get a good introduction. Not to mention, they go back and forth to the past and present quite a bit, which can confuse you.

For the first few seasons, they did pretty well, but some of the characters I wish had more on-screen time, such as Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Jasmine, and Mulan.

download.jpg
Merida and Mulan.

The cast was perfect, especially for the Evil Queen, Rumpelstiltskin, Captain Hook, Snow White, and Prince Charming. 

The only thing I didn’t like about the series is the last season. From season 1 to 6, you had the main cast members: Emma, Henry, Snow, Charming, Regina (Evil Queen), Mr. Gold ( Rumpelstiltskin, and Captian Hook.

0d9a7a4adb6285e18a2eaf5813363d83.jpg
Ain’t this pirate dreamy?!

Even though the last season did have Regina, Mr. Gold, and Captain Hook, it also made Henry grow up into an adult. It felt like something was missing, but the other castmates were ready to end the series, but they wanted one more season just so it was ended the right way.

1428989375_robert-carlyle-rumplestiltskin-once-upon-time.jpg
Fun Fact: Have you ever played Castlevania: Lords of Shadow? The actor, Robert Carlyle actually voices Dracula. 

It felt quite rushed, but one thing that bugged me is that they basically repeated what happened in season 1, having now Henry’s daughter come up to his room to get him to break the curse. Not to mention, Henry’s love interest was Cinderalla, but hardcore Once Upon A Time fans, we already met Cinderella back in season 1.

rs_1024x759-171005100712-1024-ouat-cinderella.jpg
The Cinderella in the left is from Season 1 and the one of the right is from Season 7.

 

Although, I did like the fact that Regina finally gets her happy ending and becomes the Queen to all realms, since the writers did put her through hell and back, literally.


Overall, I think it was a really great show, other than a few minor flaws, it turned out quite wonderful. I’ve always loved fairytales and I always love to see how different people interpret them, such as Bella and Rumple being ‘Beauty and the Beast’.

giphy.gif
Beauty and the Beast.

If you are interested and want to check it out, Once Upon A Time is still on Netflix, not sure for how much longer, but all seasons are available!

What do you think about Once Upon A Time? Have you watched it, what are your thoughts? Be sure to let me down below in the comments!

 

 

Posted in Arts and Crafts, Crochet

Crafty Sassy: Top 5 Free Crochet Wine Bottle Cozy Patterns

Hey Dearies! Happy Thanksgiving! I figured since we are getting closer to Christmas, as crazy as it seems that its almost here! I would find some wine bottle patterns that would be perfect to make for those of you who have wine lovers in the family!

Not only are they simple to make, but they make a great way to bring a bottle of wine over for dinner. These are also reusable and I’ve added a pattern or two that is simple, no holiday theme, just in case you want to give a neutral wine cozy!

Before I begin, I just want to note that these aren’t my patterns, so all credit goes to the original owners! I will be adding the link to their websites so that you are able to create these amazing creations!

  1. Football Wine Cozy

Football-Wine-Cozy-Pin-2.jpg

These are perfect for the football fans that also love to drink wine! You could also change the wine bottle for a 24oz of beer, as an idea. Never a bad idea to drink wine and watch the famous football games they always have on Thanksgiving!

Football Wine Cozy


2. Striped Wine Cozy

2019-11-26.png

Here is one of those simple patterns that you can create if you don’t want it to have a holiday theme. This also has a different type of stitch that you are working with as well, then it just being plain double crochet all around. You can also just use one main color as well!

Free Crochet Pattern Wine Bottle Cozy


3. Pumpkin Wine Cozy

Pumpkin-Wine-Cozy-pin.jpg

I know what you are probably thinking, Halloween is over, but pumpkins tie into Thanksgiving. Especially if you want some pumpkin pie with a glass of wine! You could even switch the orange color for red and make an apple wine cozy instead.

Pumpkin Wine Cozy


4. Poinsettia Wine Cozy

Pin-for-Poinsettia.jpg

This one is perfect for Christmas time, especially with the famous flower you see during the holiday season! The flower can be a challenge to create, but it is definitely worth a try! Also, if you don’t like the green that they used, you can always switch it out for a darker green or white, as well!

Poinsettia Wine Cozy


5. Snowman Wine Cozy

Snowman-wine-cozy-pin-683x1024.jpg

I had to save this one for last! This little guy is too cute! Plus he has a lot of detail put into him, which is simply incredible! If you were making a few of these, I can see you switching out the red for green, blue, purple, or any other color you can think of.

Crochet Snowman Wine Cozy


 

There you have it! Some new ideas for what to give out for Christmas!

With that being said, I wanted to let you know that I have new pattern ideas coming soon, but with Christmas around the corner, this is the time that I am working on towel toppers and gifts for my family before the big day.

I’ll be trying my best to be active and I’m going to be making another post on what we are going to be doing next year for the blog, and how I’m going to try my best to be as active as I can!

Happy Thanksgiving! Make sure you eat some turkey and crochet!

Posted in Arts and Crafts, Crochet

Crafty Sassy: Top 10 Free Thanksgiving Crochet Patterns

Hey Dearies! So, to start out this wonderful month out, I figured I could do some searching to find some super cute and amazing decorations for Thanksgiving since it’s almost here!

Note: I don’t own any of these patterns, all rights go to their original creators. I will be proving the link to the original patterns. Make sure that if you create any of these, please don’t claim the patterns as your own, these creators work hard to create these patterns!

I wanted to get a variety of Thanksgiving stuff, so it won’t just be placemats or potholders. Its a little bit of everything. Without further ado, here are some free patterns just in time for Thanksgiving!

1.Pumpkin Pie Pot Holder

IMG_20181129_115124_small2.jpg

This pie looks so good enough to eat! Just kidding, but it makes a very festive potholder for Thanksgiving Dinner or for those who just LOVE the famous pumpkin pie!

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/pumpkin-pie-pot-holder

2.Fall Maple Leaves

2019-11-12.png

These are perfect for adding more of a ‘3D’ effect to blankets, hats, or anything! Of course, you could use them as coasters, if you make them big enough!

Fall Maple Leaves Free Crochet Pattern

3. Thanksgiving Wreath

2019-11-12 (1).png

Ain’t this the most cutest thing ever?! If you are looking for something to hang on your door for Thanksgiving, this would be perfect! Not to mention, you could even hang this on your wall, as well.

Thanksgiving Wreath

4. Autumn Placemat

Autumn-Placemats-Free-Crochet-Pattern-6.jpg

Now, if you are looking for a simple, yet festive for a placemat, these are for you! Very simple to make, but also are perfect for the big turkey day! Not to mention the color pattern that they chose for the yarn is beautiful!

Crochet Autumn Placemats

5. Pumpkin Pie Cuddler

2019-11-12 (2)

If you are a big pumpkin pie fan, then you definitely need to make this cuddler for yourself! Not to mention, these creators have a lot to offer, especially when it comes to free patterns, but this pie is too cute!

Pumpkin Pie Kawaii Cuddler™ – Free Crochet Pattern

6. Falling Leaves Afghan

EYJIDW~1

Now that it’s getting colder, time to make some blankets! This one is perfect for the fall, especially if you love to cuddle up in a blanket on the colder days!

https://www.favecrafts.com/Crochet-Afghans/Falling-Leaves-Afghan-Crochet-Pattern-from-Red-Heart

7. Turkey Coasters

2019-11-12 (3).png

These turkey coasters are by far the cutest I’ve ever seen! The creator put a lot of detail into these and I think they are just too cute! These can be perfect for coasters for the kids for Thanksgiving!

Turkey Coasters Crochet Pattern

8. Thanksgiving Turkey Stuffie

2019-11-12 (5).png

Looking for something cute to make for a shelf for Thanksgiving, this little guy is just too adorable to not want to make! I love how his feathers came out!

Thanksgiving Turkey Crochet Pattern

9. Chestnut Leaf Table Runner & Placemat

1329.jpg

I just LOVE this design! Even if it isn’t for Thanksgiving, having these places mats up during the fall would be too cute to have! Not to mention, you crochet three of the placemats to get the runner!

https://www.abc-knitting-patterns.com/1329.html

10. Pumpkin Placemat Set

Pumpkin_Set-296x278.jpg

Are you one of those people who just LOVES pumpkins? Then you need to make yourself a table set of these! Even if you don’t like the pumpkins, this would make a wonderful placemat come Thanksgiving time or just in general for your everyday use!

https://www.momsloveofcrochet.com/PumpkinSet.html


There you have it! New free patterns for you to try out, even if it isn’t Thanksgiving, these are still a fun idea to try out in time for the holidays. They would also make great gifts for new newlyweds or new homeowners as well!

Which ones were your favorites? Which one would you love to create for yourself? Let me know in the comments!

Make sure you like my Facebook page! I post updates on my blog, Youtube channel, and anything else on there!

https://www.facebook.com/katiesblog96971617/

Posted in Crochet Blanket 2019

Temperature Blanket Update – October 2019

Halloween has come and gone, but I know everyone is interested in what our temperature blanket is starting to look like. Since we are officially in the fall season, the temperature has cooled down quite a bit!

With only two months left of this year, I can’t wait for it to be completely finished! This is one project I can’t wait to see, once it is completed, but as you can see, I might need to fill in the blanks, to complete the blanket, since I didn’t plan this one well.

20191106_133358.jpg

I also wanted to mention that with this year coming to an end, time for another blanket to create for next year, but I will be making another post and giving out some tips for anyone who wanted to create their own temperature blanket themselves!

As well, here is the color list that I’ve been using:

20181222_124142
100 degrees – Fire Red (I Love This Yarn)
90 degrees – Pumpkin (Red Heart Super Saver)
80 degrees – Bright Yellow (Red Heart Super Saver)
70 degrees – Jelly Bean (I Love This Yarn)
60 degrees – Green (Main Stays Basic Yarn)
50 degrees – Turqia (Red Heart Super Saver)
40 degrees – Soft Blue (I Love This Yarn)
30 degrees – Dark Orchid (Red Heart Super Saver) *Changed to the following – Violet (Red Heart With Love)
20 degrees – Orchid (I Love This Yarn) *Changed to the following – Orchid (Red Heart Super Saver)
10 and below – Light Gray (I Love This Yarn)

How do you tell which color to use?

I, personally, go with the overall temperature. So, let’s go by today, for example:

Today in Maine, the overall temperature is 17 degrees. I would choose the light gray.

Let’s say that it was an overall temperature of 22 degrees, I would choose the Orchid color. All my temperatures, for my colored yarn, has to have the same number first number. If that makes any sense, I’m sorry if it doesn’t!

What was the highest temperature for this month?

The highest our temperature has gotten is 60-degrees, but as we go into winter, 60-degree weather is something that we will want to have back!

What was the lowest temperature for this month?

The lowest we hit was actually 40-degrees, so make sure you have oil in your tanks or firewood ready to go if you haven’t already started keeping your house warm. I’m sure we will be seeing more of the colder temps pretty soon!

Do you post daily updates?

Yes, I do. On my Facebook page, I post a picture of the square for each day. I also tried to post every week’s worth, but it was hard to keep track of, so I’ll be posting monthly and daily instead.

If you haven’t liked my Facebook Page, here is the link below! It keeps you posted and updated on my temperature blanket and any updates for my blog and YouTube channel, as well!

https://www.facebook.com/katiesblog96971617/?ref=bookmarks

 

Posted in Mom Talk

Mom Talk: Treat-or-Tricking – Past v.s. Present

When you are a kid, Halloween and Christmas are the two big holidays that you get jumped up excited for. Christmas, for well, Santa bringing you lots of presents for being good all year long and Halloween, going from door to door getting candy.

ewscripps.brightspotcdn

I’ve noticed a HUGE change from when I used to go trick-or-treating, to how kids go trick-or-treating now.

Past

From when I went trick-or-treating, we used to hit up any house that was giving out candy. We knew what neighborhoods would get all decorated for Halloween and which ones gave us the most candy, as well.

download.jpg

For me, we usually went to the people we knew first, such as my parent’s friends, co-workers, or other family members, before we would go to my grandparent’s house, we always saved them for last.

Once we hit those houses, there were a few neighborhoods that would get altogether and do a GIANT Halloween display, and you never wanted to miss out on it because they did something different every year, or just added more scary stuff to their already huge display of ghosts, zombies, witches, and of course skeleton’s.

As a child, I always loved to see what people have new or how big they made their house looked. That was always my favorite part of going trick-or-treating, other than dressing up and getting lots of candy.

images.jpg

Then we would end our night at seeing our grandparents, which they usually give us bigger bags of candy. By the end of the night, we would get home around 9:30ish, depending on how late we stayed out. If it was raining, we would only hit up close friends and family before heading home.

When it came to candy, my parents made sure that we all shared it after they inspected it, they would throw all of our candy in an empty giant cheese ball container and put it up on top of the fridge. We were only allowed to have a piece or two after we ate all our supper, but as sneaky as us kids were, we always snuck a piece or two when our parents were asleep. But, what kid didn’t?

Every year, we would get so pumped up for that one day a year, just to dress up and got out and get candy, lucky we never got any rocks, like Charlie Brown did.

That was how my past Halloweens were, as a kid, but let’s talk about how the present is.

Present

pi002080_wide.jpg

Things have changed a lot since I became an adult. The hype waiting for that one day a year to dress up doesn’t happen as much for kids, nowadays. There are new ways that kids can dress up and get more candy, but during the day.

Don’t get me wrong, but kids still go trick-or-treating. Not as much as they used to do. That I have noticed that has changed about Halloween.

There are these ‘Truck-or-Treats’, that they hold for children during the day. These were created more for the little ones that may not be awake long enough for Halloween night, which is a great idea, but for the older kids, they don’t get as excited as I did, waiting for Halloween night.

download.jpg

Since a lot has changed, fewer people don’t want to do the ‘Halloween Thing’ because others, who are handing out candy and have never put items in there or added drugs, ruin it for those who love seeing the kids dressed up in costumes and do it for fun.

Now, the ‘Truck-or-Treats’, I personally won’t bring my children to any of those events because it loses the value or excitement that waiting one day a year for the actual Halloween night.

You may not agree with me, but everyone has a different view on what they choose to do. I’m not saying that we should end the ‘Truck-or-Treats’, but instead of having them every week until Halloween, have it the weekend before Halloween, not every week of Halloween.

Another thing, that I would like to address, just because it’s raining on Halloween night, don’t go trick-or-treating, I remember going trick-or-treating in the SNOW, yes, you heard right, there was a year where it SNOWED during Halloween.

download.jpg

Anyway, how was your Halloweens as a kid? Leave a comment down below and let me know!

Happy Halloween and make sure your kiddos are safe this year for trick-or-treating!

Posted in Arts and Crafts, Crochet

Crafty Sassy: Top 10 Free Crochet Halloween Stuffies

Hey Dearies! Since we are in the last week of October and Halloween is just days away, I figured I would share some of these super cute stuffies that you can make for this spooky holiday!

Note: I don’t own any of these patterns, all rights go to their original creators. I will be proving the link to the original patterns. Make sure that if you create any of these, please don’t claim the patterns as your own, these creators work hard to create these patterns!

Now, some of these patterns might be a little hard for beginners, but we love to challenge our skills! These are also perfect gifts to that person who are big fans of the Halloween season.

1. Cute Baby Ghost
https://www.windingroadcrochet.com/pretty-little-ghost-free-crochet-pattern/

2019-10-29 (2).png

This is super cute! I also love the little spider that they added on the side for the ghost! If you are wondering how their cheeks get pink, any lite blush or eyeshadow can create that effect.

2. Little Bat
https://coolcreativity.com/crochet/amigurumi-little-bat-free-crochet-pattern/

Amigurumi-Little-Bat-Free-Crochet-Pattern-.jpg

This is another adorable pattern, I just love these cute baby bats!

3. Little Pumpkins
https://stringydingding.com/pumpkin-amigurumi-free-crochet-pattern/

2019-10-29.png

Last year, I made a bigger version of these mini pumpkins, although, I didn’t have enough time to make it more adorable. I’m tempted to make a mini one!

4. Sharlotte The Spider
https://woolpatterns.com/cute-halloween-amigurumi-free-crochet-patterns/

2019-10-29 (1).png

If you don’t like real spiders, I think you’ll be on board with Sharlotte! This reminds me of Charlotte’s Web book I read back in elementary school.

5. Frankenstein
https://spinayarncrochet.com/frankensteins-monster-free-crochet-pattern/

2019-10-29 (3).png

This little guy is freaking cute! These are perfect for the little ones to cuddle with at night. This creator has a few of these little guys and the next one is on this list!

6. Classic Vampire
https://spinayarncrochet.com/vampire-amigurumi-free-crochet-pattern/

2019-10-29 (4).png

I’m a big vampire fan and the reason why I said this was a ‘classic vampire’, because, well, it is. That and it doesn’t sparkle in the sunlight, that’s for sure. However, putting a little bit of highlight on it could make this little monster shine in the daylight.

7. Candy Corn Cuddler
https://3amgracedesigns.com/candy-corn-kawaii-cuddler/

2019-10-29 (5).png

This is something I would definitely create and put on my couch, however, my two-year-old would most likely take it whenever I wanted to cuddle with it. I can’t blame her either, that cuddler is too cute!

8. Zombie Bear
https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/zombie-bear-2

zombie1_small.png

This bear is cute and spooky, just look at him. Now, this stuffy is one of those fun one that you can use your scrap yarn for. If you are a big Halloween fan, this might be something that you want to make for your spooky collection.

9. Oogie Boogie
https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/oogie-boogie

2019-10-29 (6).png

If you already know who this guy is, then you must either have seen The Nightmare Before Christmas or are a HUGE fan of the movie. I couldn’t forget this guy, that’s for sure, but the best part, he’s a free pattern. And if you check out the creator, you’ll also find that they have created Zero and Jack, as well.

10. Hocus Pocus Witches
http://thecrochetqueendesigns.com/free-pattern-red-haired-witch/

2019-10-29 (7).png

Well, I had to save the best for last! Hocus Pocus is one of those movies that you have to see every year for Halloween and when I saw this on Pinterest, I was so excited! More excited that the pattern was free!

Which ones were your favorites? Which one would you love to create for yourself? Let me know in the comments!

Make sure you like my Facebook page! I post updates on my blog, Youtube channel, and anything else on there!

https://www.facebook.com/katiesblog96971617/

 

Posted in Arts and Crafts, Crochet

Crafty Sassy: Top 10 Free Crochet Costumes for Newborns

Hey Dearies! So, I wanted to make this post last year, but I changed my mind. Even tho my daughter will be turning two at the end of this month, I wanted to share some links to some super amazing patterns for newborns!

I didn’t get into crocheting until after my daughter was born and really missed out on making her one of these costumes to do a photoshoot for her. However, just because I missed out, I still want to keep in mind, just in case I ever get asked to make them in the future.

When it comes to looking for free patterns, for this type of project, it is a little bit of slim picking, but if you don’t mind paying for the pattern itself, you can find more Disney characters. (Which I will be making a post with links to those very soon!)

Even if you don’t know how to make them, always see if your friendly crocheters wouldn’t mind creating them for you. I love to getting sent a project to do, such as this, it gives me a challenge and something new to try out!

Disclaimer: None of the patterns shown are mine, all rights go out to their creators. I have left links to where the free patterns come from. Make sure that if you chose to make these, or have them made, that you give credit where credit is due to the original creator.

  • Baby Turtle

Turtle-Newborn-Photo-Prop-Free-Crochet-Pattern.jpg

Here is the link for this free pattern: https://coolcreativity.com/crochet/crochet-turtle-newborn-photo-prop-with-free-pattern/

  • Baby Cinderella

cinderella-dress-free-crochet-pattern--217x300.jpg

Here is the link for this free pattern: https://lovableloops.com/patterns/free-cinderella-dress-crochet-pattern/

  • Baby Chick

Baby+Chick+Infant+Cocoon+Photo+Prop.jpg

Here is the link for this free pattern: https://www.leftinknots.com/home/baby-chick-infant-hat-and-cocoon-free-crochet-pattern

  • Baby Dino

教程-副本-11.jpg

Here is the link for this free pattern: https://letscrochet.org/crochet/free-patterns/babys-dino-hat-cape-crochet-free-pattern/

  • Hello Kitty

IMG_0556-e1369147994896.jpg

Here is the link for this free pattern: http://dearestdebi.com/crochet-newborn-hello-kitty

  • The Hungry Caterpillar

教程-副本-14.jpg

Here is the link for this free pattern: https://letscrochet.org/clothing/baby-caterpillar-cocoon-crochet-free-pattern/

  • Baby Santa

1-Baby-Santa-Hat-and-Cocoon-Bunting-Free-Crochet-Pattern-1024x600.jpg

Here is the link for this free pattern: https://yourcrochet.com/baby-santa-hat-cocoon-bunting-free-crochet-pattern-video-tutorial/

  • Baby Firefighter 

Fireman Set.png

Here is the link for this free pattern: https://snugglyfoxdesigns.blogspot.com/2019/02/firefighter-overalls-and-hat-free.html

  • Baby Mermaid 

2e59f5756ff6ed7b22fe9f60f087794f.jpg

Here is the link for this free pattern: https://knitting-bordado.com/crochet-mermaid-baby-outfit-pattern-free/

  • Baby Unicorn

free-crochet-pattern-unicorn-hat-and-diaper-cover-225x300.jpg

Here is the link for this free pattern: https://lovableloops.com/patterns/free-unicorn-diaper-cover-crochet-pattern/

There you have it! A big shout out to the creators of these amazing patterns! Especially for beginners who are looking for something different to try out!

 

Posted in Crochet, Easy Patterns

Crafty Sassy: Crochet Halloween Placemat (Easy)

Hey Dearies! Sorry, this is a day late, but with my college midterms coming up, it’s been pretty busy, but without further ado, here is the pattern for this super cute placemat!

20191009_130841.jpg

If you want to create the placemat with the coaster, here is the link for the coaster that I posted last week: https://katiesblog96971617.com/2019/10/01/crafty-sassy-crochet-halloween-coaster-easy/

Note: It has been brought to my attention that I need to clarify the yarn, especially with placemat, potholders, or oven mitts. This pattern, with the yarn chosen, is for DECORATION and shouldn’t have anything hot on top of it.

Acritic yarn MELTS! If you want to use this as an everyday placemat, make sure you use cotton! It doesn’t have to be the same brand that I use, as long as it is the same size.

Let’s talk about what you will need:

  • 5.5mm hook
  • Medium Yarn (In black and orange)
    • I am using Red Heart Super Saver in Pumpkin and I Love This Yarn in Black.
    • Please make sure you see my note if you are making this placemat for everyday use!
  • Sewing needle

Placemat

With orange or black yarn, chain 23.

Round 1: Double crochet in the 4th chain from the hook. Double crochet in each of the next 18 chains. Make 5 double crochets in the last chain. Working on the opposite side in the unused loops of the beginning chain, double crochet in each of the next 19 loops. Make 6 double crochets in the next chain. Join in at the beginning of the chain 3. (50 dc)

Round 2: Chain 3. Double crochet in each of the next 19 double crochets. Make 2 double crochets in each of the next 5 double crochet. Double crochet in each of the next 20 double crochet. Make 2 double crochets in each of the next 5 double crochets. Join in at the beginning of the chain 3. (60 dc)

Round 3: Chain 3. Double crochet in each of the next 19 double crochet. Make 2 double crochets in the next 10 double crochets. Double crochet in each of next 20 double crochets. Make 2 double crochets in the next 10 double crochets. Join in at the beginning of the chain 3. (80 dc)

Round 4: Chain 3. Double crochet in each of the next 22 double crochets. Make 2 double crochets in each of the next 14 double crochets. Double crochet in each of the next 26 double crochets. Make 2 double crochets in each of the next 14 double crochets. Double crochet in each of the next 3 stitches. Join in at the beginning of the chain 3.  (108 dc)

Round 5: Chain 3. Double crochet in each double crochet. Join in at the beginning of the chain 3.

Round 6-8: Repeat round 5.

Round 9: Chain 3. Double crochet in the next 23 double crochets. Make 2 double crochets in the next 26 double crochets. Double crochet in each of the next 28 double crochets. Make 2 double crochets in the next 26 double crochets. Double crochet in each of the next 4 double crochets. Join in at the beginning of the chain 3. (160 dc)

You can fasten off, but if you want a nice border, switch to your other color.

Border

Round 1: Chain 1. Single crochet in the same chain as joining. Working in the back loops, single crochet in each remaining double crochet around. Join with the first single crochet.

Round 2: *Skip the next single crochet, make 5 double crochets in the next stitch, skip the next single crochet, slip stitch into the next stitch.* Repeat around. Slip stitch into the first stitch. Fasten off.

There you have it! A perfect placemat for Halloween! The best part about this is that you can mix and match different colors for whatever theme you have in your kitchen! I actually make one with white and a lite purple border for my Mother’s Day giveaway!

Also, don’t forget to like my Facebook page, I update it on a daily and it let’s you know when another blog post or free giveaway is!

https://www.facebook.com/katiesblog96971617/

Posted in Crochet, Easy Patterns

Crafty Sassy: Crochet Halloween Coaster (Easy)

Hey Dearies! I know it has been quite a while since I’ve posted for Crafty Sassy, but because Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, not to mention my birthday is in October, I had to share this super cute pattern with you all!

So, this is part of a set, but the placemat will come out next week. This pattern set was part of my Mother’s Day giveaway, while I used a light purple and white. However, this is Halloween, so the colors will be black and orange.

Here is the link for the matching placemat that goes with this coaster: https://katiesblog96971617.com/2019/10/09/crafty-sassy-crochet-halloween-placemat-easy/

20191001_160907.jpg

As much as I love working with black, it’s very difficult to see the stitches, but here are a few tips to help you out.

Tips for working with black yarn:

  1. If you are lucky enough to be a crochet hook collector, you might have heard of the ones that light up, and yes they do work great, especially when you are working with darker colored yarn.
  2. If you don’t have those light-up hooks hanging around, a lamp or overhead lights will be your best friend. I always use an overhead light for my life and when working with darker colors.
  3. If you don’t have any of the 2 above, sunlight or daylight works well!

Let’s talk about what you will need:

  • Medium Size Yarn
    • I’ll be using Pumpkin, in Red Heart Super Saver, and Black, in I Love This Yarn.
  • 5.5mm hook
  • Sewing needle

Take the color you would like to use for the middle. I’ll be using black as my middle.

Chain 6.

Round 1: Chain 3 (counts as double crochet on thisd rounds and the others). 9 Double crochets in the ring. Join at the top of your chain 3. (10 dc)

Round 2: Chain 3. Double crochet in the same chain as joining. 2 Double crochets in each stitch. Join at the top of your chain 3. (20 dc)

Round 3: Chain 3. Double crochet in the same stitch as joining. 2 Double crochets in each stitch. Join at the top of your chain 3. (40 dc)

You can stop here if you want, but if you want to make it bigger, do Round 4. If you want to stop here, skip to the border step. 

Round 4: Chain 3. Double crochet in the same stitch as joining. *Double crochet in the next stitch, make 2 double crochets in the next stitch.* Join at the top of chain 3.

Border

Grab the second color and chain 1 with it.

Round 1:  Single crochet in that same stitch you joined in the last round and all around. Slip stitch into the first single crochet.

Round 2: Chain 1. Skip the next stitch. *Make 5 double crochets in the next stitch. Skip the next stitch. Slip stitch in the next stitch.* Repeat until you reach the end and slip stitch.

Fasten off and sew in any loose ends.

There you have it! Make sure to check in next Tuesday for the placemat that goes with this coaster.

Also, don’t forget to like my Facebook page, I update it on a daily and it let’s you know when another blog post or free giveaway is!

https://www.facebook.com/katiesblog96971617/

Posted in Crochet Blanket 2019

Temperature Blanket Update – September 2019

Fall is officially here! One of my favorite seasons! So, right now in Maine, we are going through what we like to call ‘second summer’, which is when we get a few days that the sun is out and it’s hot. Then it goes back to be cold, again.

With September finally coming to the end, I will say we were lucky enough to get some nice last days of summer, but the leaves are changing colors, which makes car rides so much fun to enjoy because of the beautiful scenery.

As you can see, the blanket is starting to fill itself back up, but I think a few of you might be wondering if I’ll have enough to fill the other side. I might not, but I will be crocheting white squares to fill in what is needed.

Here it is!

20191001_142910.jpg

The photo may not do justice, but it is super big! I had to move furniture around just to get a full photo of the blanket.

As always, here is my color list:

20181222_124142
100 degrees – Fire Red (I Love This Yarn)
90 degrees – Pumpkin (Red Heart Super Saver)
80 degrees – Bright Yellow (Red Heart Super Saver)
70 degrees – Jelly Bean (I Love This Yarn)
60 degrees – Green (Main Stays Basic Yarn)
50 degrees – Turqia (Red Heart Super Saver)
40 degrees – Soft Blue (I Love This Yarn)
30 degrees – Dark Orchid (Red Heart Super Saver) *Changed to the following – Violet (Red Heart With Love)
20 degrees – Orchid (I Love This Yarn) *Changed to the following – Orchid (Red Heart Super Saver)
10 and below – Light Gray (I Love This Yarn)

How do you tell which color to use?

I, personally, go with the overall temperature. So, let’s go by today, for example:

Today in Maine, the overall temperature is 17 degrees. I would choose the light gray.

Let’s say that it was an overall temperature of 22 degrees, I would choose the Orchid color. All my temperatures, for my colored yarn, has to have the same number first number. If that makes any sense, I’m sorry if it doesn’t!

What was the highest temperature for this month?

We got one last day in the ’80s, but I’m pretty sure we won’t see another on until next year. On that day, I ended up going to Popham Beach and was it a perfect day to walk along the beach and collect shells!

The water was too cold to swim in but wasn’t too back to walk in.

What was the lowest temperature for this month?

60’s have been our lowest, so far, I expect us to start seeing more days get colder as we go into October, which makes me sad because I do love the warmer weather.

Do you post daily updates?

Yes, I do. On my Facebook page, I post a picture of the square for each day. I also tried to post every week’s worth, but it was hard to keep track of, so I’ll be posting monthly and daily instead.

If you haven’t liked my Facebook Page, here is the link below! It keeps you posted and updated on my temperature blanket and any updates for my blog and YouTube channel, as well!

https://www.facebook.com/katiesblog96971617/?ref=bookmarks

Posted in Unforgotten

Unforgotten – Chapter 30

If you haven’t read Chapter 29, here is the link:

https://katiesblog96971617.com/2019/09/02/unforgotten-chapter-29/

Athena’s P.O.V.
Dean held my hand as we watched our father come back into to hall. It had been a few days since he left. Both Logan and I were worried thinking something had happened to him. As soon as he walked in, I let go of Dean’s hand and ran to hug my father.

“I’m fine, you don’t have to worry.” Our father said as Logan looked up at him.

“We won’t ever stop worrying, dad,” Logan said as he came over and our father hugged us both. I watched as Logan pulled away and glared at my father. I knew he was going to start questioning our father. “Did you know what your sister did?”

I watched as I let go of my father and looked into his eyes. I turned to look and saw our Aunt Marie coming closer to us with James at her side. “The only thing I knew was that she bailed Lucas out. Your mother, her and I came out with a plan to get him back in jail.”

Our Aunt Marie came to hug our father. “He didn’t know anything about my plan. He found out when you did.” She turned to us, as I looked over at my brother, he still wasn’t happy at all. “Logan, I’m so sorry. I wasn’t thinking straight back then because I never found someone to love.”

“But yet you did. Not to mention that this rapist is now after my sister because she looks like our mother. Everything you have done has made our lives even more in danger!”

Logan yelled as tears started to fall down our Aunt’s face.

I father stepped in and James quickly came to our Aunt’s side. “I know what she did is unforgivable, but you need to understand that what’s in the past, is in the past. Sometimes we do stuff without even thinking about it.”

Logan crossed his arms and rolled his eyes before Logan could say anything, I interrupted him. “Logan, please, let’s not make this worst than it needs to be. He’s only after one thing. Me.” I spoke as Dean held my hand once more. “Now, let’s just relax and we will figure out a plan.”

I started to walk back to my hall, as I left go of Dean’s hand.
“Athena?” Dean spoke as I ignored him as my mind kept spinning. I wanted to be alone, but at the same time, Dean won’t let me be alone.

“You are gonna have to talk to me. I’m not leaving any time soon.” Dean said again as I walked into my cottage and slammed the door shut. I sat in my chair, as I watched the door fling open. “You aren’t gonna shut me out, Athena.

Dean stood in front of me as I just stared away from him. He leaned in, pulling his face right in front of mine. “I’m not going anywhere unless you tell me to.” He spoke and then leaned in to kiss my cheek. He started to place kisses all over my face, I could help by smile.

“You make it so hard to be alone.” I spoke, as he smirked.

“Well, you aren’t alone. I’m always gonna be here for you and whether you like it or not, you are gonna tell me what’s going on.”

“It’s just hard for me to understand why this guy would want me.” I said. “I read my mother’s journal’s and she talked about what he did to her and her sister.”

“Your mom had a sister?” Dean asked. He looked as confused as I did.

“I guess so, but she died in a car crash. Lucas was her boyfriend at the time. He took advantage of her on the night her sister was killed. It didn’t make sense of why she was so overprotective of us.” I paused. “I’m just afraid that the same thing that happened to my mother will happen to me.”

Dean grabbed me and pulled me into his chest. “Don’t think like that. Nothing will happen to you, I promise.”

“Quick! Something is going on with Logan!” We heard Roxi yell as she slammed the door open. Dean looked at me as I rushed out the door, running after Roxi, as we saw him laying on the ground.

His body was stiff as a board and his eyes were open, but they were completely white. There was a weird glow around him. I got on my knees next to him and grabbed his hand.

“No, Athena don’t!” I heard my Aunt Marie said as I felt a complete shock throughout my body. Everything went completely back.
_________________________________________________________________________________________
Dean’s P.O.V.
“What the hell is this!” I said as I was about to touch Athena’s hand. Marie pulled my wrist away.

“Don’t touch them! They are in a vision and if you all are under, it can slowly kill you!” Marie explained as Elle came rushing with some time of pot. “We have to hurry and put this oil over our hands, it will make sure that we don’t get trapped in their vision.”
Roxi and I dipped our hands into the oil as we were told. I was more worried what would we need to do next.

“What’s next?” I asked as Marie, James, and Elle did the same.

“At the same time, we need to all touch their hearts.” We all got in position, I looked up at Marie and waited. “One, two, three!” We all placed our hands on their chest and it all stopped.

Their eyes shut, the glow around them was gone, I placed my head near Athena’s heart as I listened to her beating heart, I felt relief as I could hear it beating. I was afraid that I had lost her. I kissed her forehead, thinking she would wake up, but nothing.

“Why aren’t they waking up?” Roxi asked as she kissed Logan on the lips.

“They need time to recover, we put them in a deep sleep. Let them rest and we will have to wait and see.” Marie said as I picked up Athena and walked her back to her cottage, placing her softly on her bed.

I sat in the chair that I pulled next to the bed and held her hand. “I’m not going anywhere, Athena.” As I kissed her hand.

Chapter 31: TBA

New chapters will be posted every Monday! Can’t wait til then? Check out the book on Wattpad! Search ‘katieasehl’, not only will you find this book, but other’s that I’ve finished or currently working on!

Posted in Crochet Blanket 2019

Temperature Blanket Update 2019 – August

August has finally ended and fall is closer than we know it! Temperatures have stayed the same for the most part, but now are starting to get a little cooler as we watch the leaves change colors we watch the end of summer slowly turn into fall.

I did use a different yarn for the last few 80 degree days, but I have a feeling we won’t have any more of those days in the future. I can’t wait to slowly watch our colors go back into the blues and purples.

20190903_125500.jpg

I also wanted to note that I will be putting an update on how I would redo or change anything from this year’s temperature blanket because as you can see, this is pretty huge for a blanket, let alone, it’s bigger than my bed, even sleep on a queen!

Anyway, here are the colors that I used, just in case you forgot what each of them meant.

20181222_124142
100 degrees – Fire Red (I Love This Yarn)
90 degrees – Pumpkin (Red Heart Super Saver)
80 degrees – Bright Yellow (Red Heart Super Saver)
70 degrees – Jelly Bean (I Love This Yarn)
60 degrees – Green (Main Stays Basic Yarn)
50 degrees – Turqia (Red Heart Super Saver)
40 degrees – Soft Blue (I Love This Yarn)
30 degrees – Dark Orchid (Red Heart Super Saver) *Changed to the following – Violet (Red Heart With Love)
20 degrees – Orchid (I Love This Yarn) *Changed to the following – Orchid (Red Heart Super Saver)
10 and below – Light Gray (I Love This Yarn)

 

How do you tell which color to use?

I, personally, go with the overall temperature. So, let’s go by today, for example:

Today in Maine, the overall temperature is 17 degrees. I would choose the light gray.

Let’s say that it was an overall temperature of 22 degrees, I would choose the Orchid color. All my temperatures, for my colored yarn, has to have the same number first number. If that makes any sense, I’m sorry if it doesn’t!

What was the highest temperature for this month?

So, the highest has been 90, we never reach a 100-degree day, which I was hoping to at least happen once. I do go for the overall highest temp, but its never been 100, but has gotten very close to it!

What was the lowest temperature for this month?

The lowest, we actually hit a 60-degree day. We have had a lot of 70 or 80 degree days but finally hit a 60-degree day this last week. I believe we will start to see more of those to come in the upcoming weeks!

Do you post daily updates?

Yes, I do. On my Facebook page, I post a picture of the square for each day. I also tried to post every week’s worth, but it was hard to keep track of, so I’ll be posting monthly and daily instead.

If you haven’t liked my Facebook Page, here is the link below! It keeps you posted and updated on my temperature blanket and any updates for my blog and YouTube channel, as well!

https://www.facebook.com/katiesblog96971617/?ref=bookmarks

Posted in Unforgotten

Unforgotten – Chapter 29

If you haven’t read Chapter 28, here is the link:

https://katiesblog96971617.com/2019/08/26/unforgotten-chapter-28/

Athena’s P.O.V.
“We need you both, something has come up.” My brother walked in as Dean and I cuddling in his bed. “I’m sorry, but it’s important.”

I got up from the bed and grabbed my shoes. I started to worry as I looked at Logan. “Please tell me dad is okay.”

He nodded as he looked back at me. “He’s fine, just hurry up, Aunt Marie and James are waiting for us.” I nodded as Logan left the room. I looked over at Dean, who pulled me into a hug.

“Don’t worry, it’s nothing we can’t handle, I’m sure.” Dean said as he planted a kiss on my forehead.
_________________________________________________________________
“I’m so sorry, I wasn’t thinking straight when I bailed him out.” My Aunt Marie said as she looked at Logan and I. I didn’t understand why she would do such as thing, but when I looked over at Logan, he was furious.

“Sorry? As if we haven’t been through enough!” Logan shouted as he got up from the meeting table, pacing back and forth. “Why can things just be normal for once for us?!”

Logan stormed out, I was about to get up and follow him, but Roxi touched my hand. “I got him.” As she rushed out to follow Logan.

I looked back over at my Aunt Marie, she had such a worried look on her face. “Why did you really do it?” I asked as she sat back down.

“I didn’t want your mother to be with your mother. He was all I had since our parents walked out of our lives when we were young. I didn’t want to be alone and I wasn’t thinking straight.” She paused and grabbed my hand. “I never knew Lucas wanted to take your guys, I locked him up and he ended up escaping.”

I looked back at Dean as James came over and showed us the pictures that Lucas did to our rooms. As I was looking at my room, the words that were spray-painted over gave me a pit in my stomach. “Who does he want? Logan and I?”

Looking up from the pictures, my Aunt Marie started crying. “He told me something when he was in jail, it didn’t make sense until now, but he told me he only wanted the one that can give me her.” I froze. “He wants you more than anything, you look just like your mother and he will do anything to get you.”

Dean held my hand as I just froze. I felt like I couldn’t move. What my Aunt said, made me scared for my life. I just didn’t know what I was gonna do. My thoughts kept rushing through my head. How can we stop him? How can we keep everyone safe? What does he have planned for me?

“Athena, I will make sure that nothing happens to you or your brother,” James spoke as he looked into my eyes. “I watched what happened to your mother when he was around, I’m not going to let the same thing happen to you.”

I looked over at Dean, as he had gotten up and left the room. James grabbed my wrist to face him. “This is a lot of information for him. Give him some time to dissolve it.” I nodded as I walked away and headed towards my brother’s hall.
_________________________________________________________________
“This is all of her fault!” I heard Logan scream. “She made this choice and everything she has done has put Athena and I in more danger than we need to be!” I kept walking to see my brother on his deck pacing back and forth.

Roxi was with him, keeping her distance, “Logan! Sometimes people don’t think when they’re in pain! Your Aunt did the best she could and I know that it’s not something you want to hear, but you should hear her out.” Roxi said as I got closer.

“He’s coming back for us because we look like our mother! He wants to have a perfect family with us because we are her children!” Logan said as he turned around and looked at me.

“He’s not coming for you, Logan.” I said, walking onto the deck and facing him. “It’s me he really wants.” I said as he shook his head no.

I felt my eyes water, as he threw his hands into his hair. “No, no! Athena, we aren’t going to let him take you. I’ve already lost too many people and I’m not going to lose my sister.” Logan pulled me into a hug.

He knew exactly what Lucas wanted to do with me. My stomach turned just thinking about it. I would be his next slave.

Chapter 30: https://katiesblog96971617.com/2019/09/30/unforgotten-chapter-30/

New chapters will be posted every Monday! Can’t wait til then? Check out the book on Wattpad! Search ‘katieasehl’, not only will you find this book, but other’s that I’ve finished or currently working on!

Posted in Unforgotten

Unforgotten – Chapter 28

If you haven’t read Chapter 27, here is the link:

https://katiesblog96971617.com/2019/08/12/unforgotten-chapter-27/

Athena’s P.O.V.
Waking up this morning was like a breath of fresh air. I rolled over on my side to find Dean, half-naked in my bed. I smiled as I watched him sleep. I snuggled close to him, our warm bodies pressed against each other.

For the first time since Logan and I found out we were powerful witches, I felt relaxed. Nothing was going wrong, for once. I was happy. Something that I hadn’t been in a very long time. Not to mention, my brother was happy, too.

Although our mother was murdered by Ricky, things have been difficult, but our dad is dropping everything and staying with us since he is and our Aunt Marie, our only family we have left.
“Morning beautiful,” Dean spoke as his eyes were still shut. I gave him a kiss on his lips and when I pulled away, he opened his eyes. “I want more of your kisses.”

Dean grabbed my waist and pulled me back to him, as he started placing kisses up my shoulders and neck. “We should get up.” I laughed as he kept kissing me, as I was trying to talk. I faced him and smiled.

“Did you sleep well?” He asked as I nodded, laying on his chest. “How about we just stay and cuddle all day? I’ll get up and make breakfast in bed for you.” He looked down at me and smiled.

“As long as I don’t have to cook,” I said as he placed a kiss on my forehead and got up from his bed, I watched as he threw on some sweatpants and left the room. I grabbed his button-up shirt and threw it over my head as I laid back down in his bed, soaking up his scent.
____________________________________________________________________
Dean came in with a whole tray of food and laid it on the bed. He jumped right in and placed a kiss on my lips. “Hungry?” He asked as I went and took a piece of bacon off of the tray and placed it in my mouth. “I take that as a yes.”

Once we finished eating, we both laid back on his bed. “I’m stuffed.” I said as snuggled next to him. “Thank you for feeding me.”

Dean laughed as he looked into my eyes. “Your welcome.” We ended up passing out in each other’s arms.
____________________________________________________________________________________________Marie’s P.O.V.
“The house was completely trashed? That doesn’t make sense.” I said, holding the phone against my ear as I talked to my brother.

“I’m just gonna grab what I need, but whoever did this only wanted to destroy the kids’ rooms,” Tanner said as I sat down. I knew exactly who it was. “I’ll text you pictures of what this mess looks like.”

“Alright, but please be safe.” I reminded him. “Text me when you are on your way.”

“Okay, I will do that. I’ll see you soon.” As I hung up the phone and place it on the table, grabbing my glass of water and taking a sip.

James walked, carrying a jar of pickles. “Here you are.” James handed me the jar as I smiled. As much as I just craved them 5 minutes ago, I didn’t feel like eating. “What’s wrong? I thought you were dying for pickles.”

“I was.”

“Okay, what’s changed your mind about the pickles?” James chuckled. I looked up at him and frowned. “Are we in danger again?”

“Yes, but this isn’t about us. It’s about the twins and I did something a long time ago that I was only thinking about myself.” I said as a tear fell from my cheek. “I didn’t mean to do it, James. I was pressed for time and the only way to get her away from my brother.”

James looked concerned. I had never told him this or anyone for that matter. He got down next to me and held my hand out. “Whatever you did, you had a reason to, at the time. It happens. Look at me, I chose to be a drug addict and an almost lost everything, but you saved me.”

“James, this is different,” I said as I stood up and paced back and forth. I finally turned and looked at him. “Remember Jade for a second.”

“Okay, what does this have to do with what we were talking about?”

“Just do it! Please!” I snapped as he nodded. “Think about her past.”

“Okay,”

“Remember that boyfriend her sister had,” I said, as I watched him still looked confused. “He did something to Jade.”

“Lucas?” He said as he looked at me. “Marie, you didn’t.” He finally knew what I was talking about.

Lucas was Jade’s sisters’ boyfriend who raped her, on the same night, he had killed her sister in a car crash. I bailed him out of jail and his plan was to take Jade and the twins. I don’t know why I was so stupid to let him out of jail.

He ended up getting back in jail but ended up getting out last month. I understand why Jade wanted to get the kids and leave. She didn’t want him to find them.

“I wasn’t thinking, but it makes sense of why Jade wanted to take the twins from here and go. He’s looking for them, James. Tanner called me when he and Lewy got to his house.” My phone beeped as I looked down and it was two pictures.

Logan’s room was trashed and on the wall was spray-painted saying, ‘Luke Jr, my son.’. In the second picture, Jade’s room was trashed as well, but this time he wrote, ‘Jade, my princess. I will FIND you!’ As I showed the pictures to James, he threw his hands in his hair.

“I swear, these kids can’t catch and fucking break! They went from normal teenagers to witches to losing their mother and now, we have to deal with him!” James looked at me.

“Should we call a meeting? They should know what’s going on.”
I nodded as I took another sip of my water. “Let me tell them what I did. They should hear this part from me.”

James came over and pulled me into his arms. “Don’t you worry, I’m not gonna let anything happen to them or you.”

Chapter 29: https://katiesblog96971617.com/2019/09/02/unforgotten-chapter-29/

New chapters will be posted every Monday! Can’t wait til then? Check out the book on Wattpad! Search ‘katieasehl’, not only will you find this book, but other’s that I’ve finished or currently working on!

 

Posted in Crochet, Easy Patterns

Crafty Sassy: Crochet Travel Bag (Easy)

Hey Dearies! Back with another super cute pattern! This is a market back that I had a blast making! Plus it was super simple to make as well. I ended up making this for my nieces 5th birthday and she loved it!

I would say that this bag a normal size for a bag, it’s not huge, but it’s big enough to fit what you would normally put in your purse. Well, for me, but you can use it for anything!

This pattern is going to be split into 3 parts. The base, handle, and gussett (which is a long part than connects both of the bases, I will explain more as we get there to hopefully make a little more sense).

Let’s begin talking about what you will need for this project:

  • Medium Yarn
    • Make sure you have 2 skiens of the colors you want to use. You will be working with 2 strains of yarn with this project.
    • I used Red Heart in white and orchard. You don’t have to change colors unless you want to, but I did just to see how it would look like.
    • 5.0 mm hook
    • Sewing needle
    • Stitch markers

Base and Handle (Make 2 of these)

Grab 2 strains of yarn, of your choice, chain 37. 

Row 1: Single crochet in the second chain from your hook and in each chain across. Turn. (36)

Row 2: Chain 1. single crochet across. (36)

Rows 3-12: Repeat row 2. Once row 12 is done, you can change into another 2 strains of color. I dropped the white by cutting it and crocheting over it. I just grabbed the other end of the yarn I was working on to replace my white.

Note: You don’t have to switch colors, but I did.

Row 13: Chain 3 (counts as a double crochet), skip the first stitch, double crochet in the next stitch and in each st across. Turn. (36)

Rows 14-19: Repeat row 13. Once at row 13, go back to using the 2 main colors that you were working with before. (You don’t have to do this unless you want to!)

Rows 20-27: Repeat row 2. Turn.

Now, we are going to be working on the handle part, we are NOT fasting off, not yet, but I just wanted to make sure before you start to fasten off. 

Row 28: Chain 1, single crochet in the next 6 stitches. Chain 50. Single crochet the last 6 stitches.

Row 29: Chain 1. Single crochet in the 6 stitches. Work a single crochet in each of the chains. Single crochet in the last 6 stitches. Fasten off and sew in any loose ends.

Once you have made two of the bases with handles, lets start on the gussett, or the part we are going to use to connect it all together!

Gussett (Make only 1 of these)

Working with 2 strains, again.

Row 1: Single crochet in the second chain from the hook. Single crochet across. Turn. (5)

Row 2: Chain 1. Single crochet across. Turn.

Repeat row 2 until it measures out to be about 30in. Fasten off and weave in any loose ends. Fold the gussett, from front to back, at the folded part, place a stitch marker on the row that is in the middle fold.

Assembly: 

There are two ways to do this:

  1. Single crochet around the long sides of the gussett and single crochet around the 3 sides of the bases. Sewing them together.
  2. Single crocheting all the pieces together, using 2 strands.

Whichever way you want to do it, is fine. I found that the first one made it a little bit easier for me to connect them, but I also wanted that nice thick border it has.

When you connect them, the short side of the gussett is the closest to the handles.

If you are single crocheting around, to connect them, make sure that when you get to the corner, you single crochet 3 times.

20190816_160722.jpg

There you have it! I’ve been one of those people that just love the crochet bag idea and I had to share this on with you all! A very simple pattern, but it can be tricky to assemble!

Make sure you follow my Facebook page for updates on my blog and more extra fun stuff! I do lots of giveaways!

https://www.facebook.com/katiesblog96971617/?ref=bookmarks

 

Posted in Beginner Patterns, Crochet

Crafty Sassy: Crochet Basic Squared Coasters (Beginner)

Hey Dearies! Back at it again with another super easy pattern for you! This even goes with the can cozies we made last week, but I will be adjusting the size so that it will fit all sizes!

If you want to make a can cozy to go with this, here is the link: https://katiesblog96971617.com/2019/08/06/crafty-sassy-crochet-can-cozies-beginner/

So, when it comes to coaster patterns, a lot of them don’t make them as big as they need to be for normal or bigger size mugs/cups. Sometimes the pattern’s picture is zoomed in, so you really can’t tell if they are that big unless you make them yourself.

20190813_083031.jpg

Let’s talk about what you will need:

  • Medium Size Yarn
    • I’ll be using Red Heart Super Saver in White and the border in the same blue mix as the can cozy.
  • 5.0 mm hook
  • Sewing needle

Let’s begin.

Chain 18

Row 1: Single crochet into the 2nd chain from your hook and in each remaining chains. Chain 1 and turn your work.

Row 2: Single crochet across. Chain 1 and turn. Repeat until your desired length.

20190813_080927.jpg

Note: I kept crocheting until the height of my coaster was about 4in. You also have to keep in mind that we are also adding a border as well!

Once at your desired length, fasten off and weave in your ends.

Boarder

Grab another color, or you can use the same color to make the base. I’ll be using the same blue mix colored yarn for the border.

Insert your hook on any side of your coaster. Chain 1 and single crochet across. When you reach a corner, make sure to make 3 single crochets in that same corner.

Fasten off and weave in any loose ends!

20190813_083001.jpg

There you have it! A perfect and simple coaster to make for your guest or just yourself. If you still want to make the can cozy that goes with this pattern, make sure to check out the link at the top of the page.

Make sure you follow my Facebook page for updates on my blog and more extra fun stuff! I do lots of giveaways!

https://www.facebook.com/katiesblog96971617/?ref=bookmarks

 

 

Posted in Unforgotten

Unforgotten – Chapter 27

If you haven’t read Chapter 26, here is the link:

https://katiesblog96971617.com/2019/08/05/unforgotten-chapter-26/

Athena’s P.O.V.
My mind felt completely clear as we started to head over to the field. My Aunt Marie stayed inside, keeping the protection spell going. I held Dean’s hand, walking side-by-side with everyone. I looked over at my brother as he nodded.

The closer we got, we saw more. Hybrids as far as we could see. We didn’t know how many there was, but there were two males that we more in front of the pack. We completely stopped as we heard one of the men talking.

“Why don’t we see if we can work this out?” He said as he and the other man headed closer to us. The one next to us looked familiar to me, but I couldn’t remember where I had known him from. Logan stepped in front of us all.

“You know very well what will happen. Hybrids shouldn’t exist. It’s an unbalance in nature.” Logan spoke as he looked over at Lewy and Colin.

“Your kind isn’t welcome.” Lewy spoke as he looked over at Colin, the both nodded.

“Ah, back then we weren’t, but maybe there is a change of heart. I want to discuss this with Athena.” The man spoke again. Dean stood in front of me.

I looked over at them both, they looked like normal humans, but so didn’t the vampires and werewolf’s. “Speak then.” I said as I stood next to my brother. “Whatever you have to say, say it. I’d like to know who killed my mother.”

“But of course,” He paused, placing his hand on the other man’s shoulder. “Your Ricky did the honors, love.”

My heart dropped as I looked at Ricky. Anger filled my heart as I looked into his eyes. He looked heartbroken. I looked at our brother who looked like he was going to jump and kill him. Before we could stay anything else, Lewy and Colin popped into our minds.

‘Do what you’ve been practicing, once they are set on you guys, we will jump in. Make sure it’s up before we start.’

We all looked at each other and nodded. We gather hands, and starting chanting. I once we started, I could feel the power rushing in out of my body as the power grew stronger.

With James with us, we were stronger than ever.

I peak my eyes over to see the hybrids running at us with full force, but once they even tried to touch us, the were turned to dust. Lewy and Colin lead the others, killing the ones that were trying to flee. I closed my eyes and kept focusing on the spell.

After an hour or so, we ended the spell and looked around. Everything around us had turned into dust, expect the two men. Lewy and Colin brought them over as they both laid on their knees. Ricky kept staring at me, as I gave him a hateful look.

“You know how much trouble you have tried to cause?” Logan spoke at the other man, but still kept glancing at Ricky. I wonder if Ricky was someone we knew.

“I don’t know, just kill me now.” The other man spoke, and so Logan did. He instantly turned to dust.

I looked over at Ricky as his eyes changed from a black to their normal color. “Athena? Is that you?” He asked. I looked confused as I looked over at Logan.

“Do you know him, Logan?” I asked as Logan looked over at Lewy. “What’s going on?”

“Well, Athena, you had me erase him from your memories. If I didn’t, we would’ve lost the war.” Lewy explained as I looked over at Ricky. Still, nothing rang a bell.

“Why would you do that?” Ricky said as he looked at me, heartbroken. “The Athena I knew would never do that. I thought you loved me?”

“Ricky, she only did what was best. After all, you killed our mother, would you want her to remember her first love that murdered our mother?” Logan said as it still burned my mind that this Ricky would do so.

“I-I killed her?” Ricky said, he looked rather surprise. He looked at me. “I’m so sorry, Athena. Please, just kill me.”

I grabbed the sword that killed mother and plunged it into his heart, he instantly turned to dust. I dropped the sword and headed back inside, with Dean running behind me.

“Are you alright?” He asked as I grabbed him and pulled him in for a kiss. I felt his hands around my waist as we kept kissing. He pulled away and leaned his forehead against mine. “What do you want to do to celebrate?” He asked.

“I think I’ve got a few ideas in mind.” I smiled as I grabbed his hand as we headed inside.
__________________________________________________________________________
Marie’s P.O.V.
“Ricky killed her?” As a repeated what Tanner just told me.

“So, what happens now?” Tanner asked as James came over, bringing me a glass of water.

“Well, we can’t leave this place until we have replacements, but even then, it’s dangerous since we are one of the most rare types of witches.” I explained as I took a sip of the water. “Lewy and Colin will go back to where they need to go. As for you, I think it would be best for you to pack up any of your stuff and come back to stay with us, if not move closer to us.”

“As long as it’s okay for me to stay here, I will. I rather be with my kids than away from them.” He said.

“Of course it is, there are plenty of rooms in the halls if you wanted to stay with your kids.” Elle came in and added. “After everything that you have been, I think it would be best that you stay by their side.”

Tanner nodded and started to turn away. “Don’t go alone, Tanner. Taken Lewy or Colin with you. I don’t want anything to happened to you.” I said, giving him a hug before he left.

Chapter 28: https://katiesblog96971617.com/2019/08/26/unforgotten-chapter-28/

New chapters will be posted every Monday! Can’t wait til then? Check out the book on Wattpad! Search ‘katieasehl’, not only will you find this book, but other’s that I’ve finished or currently working on!

Posted in Beginner Patterns, Crochet

Crafty Sassy: Crochet Can Cozies (Beginner)

Hey Dearies! So, today I have another super easy pattern for you all! Since we are still in the hot weather in Maine, I figured we would make some can cozies for our soda cans! This also goes with a set, so next week, I’ll show you all how to make the coasters that go with them!

If you are just starting out, this is going to be perfect for you! Especially if you don’t want to just make a dishcloth, which is what most crocheters recommend to start out.

Let’s talk about what you will need:

  • Medium Yarn
    • I’m going to be using a multi-colored yarn from Red Heart. I forgot what it was called since I lost the label for it.
  • 5.0 mm hook
  • Sewing needle
  • Stitch Marker

Let’s Begin!

Round 1: Chain 2. Make 7 single crochets in the 2nd chain from your hook. Do NOT join, we will be working into a spiral. (7sc)

Make sure you place a stitch marker at the end of each row. Move the marker up after each row is completed. This will help you stay on track.

Round 2: 2 single crochet in the next 6 single crochets, single crochet in the last single crochet. (13 sc)

Round 3: *Single crochet in the next single crochet, 2 single crochet in the next single crochet* Repeat 6 times. Single crochet in the last single crochet. (19 sc)

Round 4: *Single crochet in the next 2 single crochets, 2 single crochets in the next single crochet* Repeat 6 times. Single crochet in the last single crochet. (25 sc)

Round 5: *Single crochet in the next 3 single crochets, 2 single crochet in the next single crochet* Repeat 6 times. 2 single crochets in the last single crochet. (32 sc)

Round 6: Working in the back loops only. Single crochet in each single crochet around.

Round 7: Single crochet around. Repeat until your project reaches your desired length. I’ll be crocheting until I reach about 3.5 inches tall.

Last Round: Slip stitch in each single crochet around. Fasten off and weave in all loose ends.

20190806_162211.jpg

There it is! Sadly, I didn’t have any cans to actually use and show you how it would look, but I tried my best to shape it so it looks like it was holding a can. I think these are super cute and fun to make or have for guest to use!

Make sure you see next weeks blog post, it will go along with this pattern. It’s a coaster that is perfect for this can cozies!

Make sure you follow my Facebook page for updates on my blog and more extra fun stuff! I do lots of giveaways!

https://www.facebook.com/katiesblog96971617/?ref=bookmarks

Posted in Unforgotten

Unforgotten – Chapter 26

If you haven’t read Chapter 25, here is the link:

https://katiesblog96971617.com/2019/07/29/unforgotten-chapter-25/

Logan’s P.O.V.
We heard a terrible scream, immediately, Athena and I ran to the entrance and saw our father, holding our mother in a pool of blood. He was sobbing and rocking her lifeless both back and forth. I dropped to my knees, I could feel the tears pouring out from my eyes.

Athena rushed over to my mother and my father looked into her eyes and over at mine. “I’m so sorry. I didn’t see it happen.” He spoke as Athena tried to move our father’s grip from holding our mother.

“I can save her, let us save her daddy!” Athena screamed. I felt someone’s arms wrapped around my neck as I cried more.

“Athena, it’s too late,” Lewy said as she stopped what she was doing and Dean pulled her into his arms. I watched as her head buried into his chest, I could hear her crying.

I pulled Roxi into my arms and held her tightly. She pulled away to look into my eyes and very softly touched my cheek. “What can I do for you?” She whispered as I just held her, crying.

Even though my mother was a pain in the ass, she never should’ve died this way.

Something enraged me that someone would be such a coward to kill our mother and leave. Something in me clicked and I let go of Roxi and started walking towards the field.

“Easy, don’t go out there until we have a plan.” Colin stopped me as I kept on going.

“Logan, dear. You need to come back!” I heard Elle say, which stopped me dead in my tracks. I turned to look at her. “Please.” I slowly looked back at the field, waiting for anyone to come out of the shadows and face me.
__________________________________________________________________________
Marie’s P.O.V.
“Oh my god, what happened to her?!” I said as I saw my brother bringing his lifeless wife and laying her on the floor. I got on my knees and looked at her, I tried to use my magic to help her, but it was too late. “What killed her?”

I asked my brother, but he stayed on his knees, silent. He just stood there looking at Jade’s face. Lewy and Colin came over. “With this.” Colin said as he handled me the sword. This wasn’t just any normal sword. This one was laced with deathly poison that can’t be undone with magic.

I handed the sword to Elle. “Make sure no one touches that. It’s laced.” James, came to my side as he got done on his knees, sobbing over his dead best friend.

I held him in my arms as he looked at me. “What do we need to do?” He asked, as I looked up to Elle, Lewy, and Colin. We all knew what this means, the war has started.

I stood up and looked over at my niece and nephew. I could feel it in their souls that they were heartbroken and wanted revenge. “The war has been started. Dean, Roxi, Athena, and Logan, we need to cast the protection spell, as I will be in here. James will go out to the battlefield with you all, I’ll keep the protection spell up.”

“You aren’t staying her alone,” James said as I nodded.

“Don’t worry, we are leaving her with a few of our kinds, not to mention she will have Elle with her,” Lewy spoke, as James nodded.

“Lewy and Colin will be outside with you all. Make sure your kinds know that it is happening now and get them ready.” I said I looked over at my niece and nephew. “I know that you want to mourn the loss of your mother, but we need to make sure that this kind doesn’t make anyone else lose their mothers. Take that rage and use it for the battlefield.” They both nodded as they headed to their halls to change.

I got down next to my brother. “I’m so sorry that this has happened to you, but your children will make sure that whoever did this, will be stopped.” He didn’t say anything, just wrapped his arms around me. “I love you.”

“I love you, too, but I’m going out there with them,” Tanner said as he stood up and walked over to Lewy. “Change me.” Lewy looked over at me.

“Are you sure you want me to do this? Once you are changed, you’ll be at your strongest, however, if they get ahold of you, they can turn you into one of them. You’ll lose not just your family, but everything.”

I grabbed my brother’s arm. “Think of your kids, Tanner. They don’t need to lose both their mother and their father.”

“Fine, but I’m going out there. I’m not leaving their side.” Tanner said as he looked over at Elle. “Suit me up, I’m gonna kill whoever it was that killed my wife.”
__________________________________________________________________________________
Athena’s P.O.V.
I quickly changed into my ritual outfit and headed to the room, but before I could leave my hall, Lewy was standing there. “You need to make a choice. This will affect everyone, Athena.” Lewy spoke as he came out of the shadows.

I looked at him, but I was still unsure about it, but in my mind, I just wanted to find out who killed my mother. “Do it. Wipe Ricky from my memories, please. I need a clear head.” I said as Lewy nodded and looked into my eyes.

I could see him going back to when I first met him, he had just turned 4 and I was just born.

Next one was when I was I first knew I was in love with him. He took me to his prom. He snuck Logan and I in, we danced to one song, that I always called it our song. Unconditionally by Katy Perry, we were dancing together and as I looked into his eyes, I knew that he felt it too.

The last one was when I found out he was stilled alive. I had hope that he would be completely fine and that I was gonna do something to change him, but because what happened to him, he wouldn’t be able to change.

All of those were wiped. I blinked my eyes and looked up at Lewy, I was a little confused why Lewy was standing in front of me. “Excuse me, I need to go.”

As I left my hall, I saw Dean and my heart fluttered. I gave him a long passionate kiss. As I pulled away from him. “I just needed to do that before we go into battle,” I said as he smiled.

“Don’t you worry, we have this. I’ll be by your side, always and forever.” Dean said placing a kiss on my forehead.

Chapter 27: https://katiesblog96971617.com/2019/08/12/unforgotten-chapter-27/

New chapters will be posted every Monday! Can’t wait til then? Check out the book on Wattpad! Search ‘katieasehl’, not only will you find this book, but other’s that I’ve finished or currently working on!

Posted in Crochet Blanket 2019

Temperature Blanket Update 2019 – July

Hey Dearies! With July finally coming to an end, it’s time to show you what our lovely temperature blanket is looking like! So, this month has been SOOOOO hot! Although we haven’t reached 100-degree weather, it has felt like 100 degrees on some days!

As you can see, our blanket looks different. It has an addition to it, and let me explain why.

So, as I have mentioned before, this is my first crack at the whole temperature blanket thing. I didn’t have a lot of time to really think this through and get the yarn I needed for the blanket.

I was gonna add the addition to the beginning of June, but totally spaced it, when connecting my squares together. I didn’t realize until I was in the middle of July that I wanted to do so. With that being said, I finished off July with the addition.

Let me tell you, I didn’t plan for the blanket to be this BIG, but on cold winter days, this will be the perfect thing to snuggle with on those chilly days. Anyway, take a look of it yourself!

20190731_125616.jpg
January, February, March, April, May, June, and July.

I tried my best to get the entire blanket in the shot, but for the future, I will be taking two pictures, just to make sure that I get the entire blanket in the shot! Literally, I was moving furniture around just so I could get a full shot of how big it is.

This is in my living room if you were wondering. The bigger it gets, the harder it will be to take photos, but I will try my best to keep giving you an update on it!

20181222_124142
100 degrees – Fire Red (I Love This Yarn)
90 degrees – Pumpkin (Red Heart Super Saver)
80 degrees – Bright Yellow (Red Heart Super Saver)
70 degrees – Jelly Bean (I Love This Yarn)
60 degrees – Green (Main Stays Basic Yarn)
50 degrees – Turqia (Red Heart Super Saver)
40 degrees – Soft Blue (I Love This Yarn)
30 degrees – Dark Orchid (Red Heart Super Saver) *Changed to the following – Violet (Red Heart With Love)
20 degrees – Orchid (I Love This Yarn) *Changed to the following – Orchid (Red Heart Super Saver)
10 and below – Light Gray (I Love This Yarn)

How do you tell which color to use?

I, personally, go with the overall temperature. So, let’s go by today, for example:

Today in Maine, the overall temperature is 17 degrees. I would choose the light gray.

Let’s say that it was an overall temperature of 22 degrees, I would choose the Orchid color. All my temperatures, for my colored yarn, has to have the same number first number. If that makes any sense, I’m sorry if it doesn’t!

What was the highest temperature for this month?

We have had a few days of 90 degrees, which are the orange squares. We haven’t hit 100 degrees, yet, but this is Maine. It’s rare for it to hit 100 degrees, but it has been 100 before in the past. It’s gotten close, but once it does, you’ll start to see some red squares when we do!

What was the lowest temperature for this month?

70 has been the lowest temperature we have seen, but only if we have a wonderful rainy day! Although, we have been getting a lot of thundershowers, that I HATE! Thunder scares the crap out of me and makes my anxiety go from 0-100 pretty quick when it comes to that.

Do you post daily updates?

Yes, I do. On my Facebook page, I post a picture of the square for each day. I also tried to post every week’s worth, but it was hard to keep track of, so I’ll be posting monthly and daily instead.

If you haven’t liked my Facebook Page, here is the link below! It keeps you posted and updated on my temperature blanket and any updates for my blog and YouTube channel, as well!

https://www.facebook.com/katiesblog96971617/?ref=bookmarks

 

Posted in Crochet, Easy Patterns

Crafty Sassy: Crochet C2C Wrist Pocket (Easy)

Hey Dearies! So, I’ve got another super fun project to show you guys! This one is another c2c pattern and since I created a c2c phone case, I figured we do another pattern using the c2c stitch!

This idea happened to show up, while I was on Pinterest, which is usually where I get a vast majority of patterns or ideas. I saw that they had a wrist pocket and I wanted to try it with more of a C2C kick to it!

20190730_085030.jpg

These are perfect for going to amusement parks or just a hike or just in case you don’t want to have to take your purse/wallet with you. Plus they can look pretty stylish too!

Let’s talk about what you’ll need:

  • 5.0 mm hook
  • Medium Size Yarn
    • I’m using a Red Heart Brand. I’m not sure what the color is labeled, but it does look like hot pink!
  • Sewing Needle
  • Button

Before we begin, if you don’t know how to do a C2C stitch, here is a link to a video on how to do so, if you need to visually see how to do the stitch. This is NOT my video, all credit goes to Heart Hook Home.

Now, let’s begin!

C2C Base

Chain 5. 

Row 1: Double crochet into the 3 chain space from the hook. Double crochet in the last 2 chains.

Row 2: Chain 5. Double crochet into the 3rd chain space. Double crochet in the next 2 spaces. Turn your square and slip stitch in the chain 3, from the previous stitch. Chain 2. Work 3 double crochets in that same stitch where you did your slip stitch.

Row 3: Repeat Row 2.

We are now going to end the top row. If you want to make it thicker, add another row or repeat Row 3.

Row 4: Turn your work and slip stitch in the next 3 stitches. *Chain 2. Make 3 double crochet in the chain 3 gap.* Repeat until you reach the other side. Chain 5.

Row 5: Double crochet into the 3rd chain from the hook. Double crochet in the next 2 chains. Slip stitch into the chain 3 gap. *Chain 2. Make 3 double crochet in the chain 3 gap.* Repeat until you reach the other side. Chain 5.

Repeat this process until your work can wrap around your wrist. Make sure you add another row, for when we add the button.

Remember: To end a side, after you finish your double crochets, slip stitch in the top 3 holes to end the side. Look back into the video for more help!

Once you end your base, single crochet around it. Make sure to make 3 single crochets in each of the corners.

Button Hole

On one of the shorter sides, single crochet together in the first two stitches. Half double crochet in the next stitch. Double crochet in the next stitch. Treble crochet in the same stitch as your double crochet.

Chain 3. Treble crochet in the next stitch. Double crochet in the same stitch as the treble crochet. Half double crochet in the next stitch. End the last two stitches with single crochet together.

Pocket

Row 1: Chain 9. Single crochet in the second chain from your hook and single crochet across. You should have 8 stitches. Chain 1 and turn.

Row 2-8: Single crochet across. Chain 1 and turn. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Note: I made this to be about the same size as the width of the wrist base. You can make yours bigger if you need to. 

Attach this to the wrist base by sewing it on. Only sew 3 of the sides. Weave off any ends.

Pocket Button Hole

Slip stitch into the top of the base, right above where your pocket opens up.

Row 1-3: Chain 1 and single crochet across the length of the pocket. Turn. Repeat.

Row 4: Chain 1. Single crochet in the first 2 stitches. Chain 3. Single crochet into the last 2 stitches. Turn.

Row 5: Chain 1. Single crochet into the first 2 stitches. Single crochet in the chain space 3 times. Single crochet into the last 2 stitches. Fasten off and weave in any ends.

Sew on the buttons for the pocket and wrist base and you are all set!

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

There you have it! This is another pattern that is perfect to practice, especially if you want to get into C2C stitches.

Make sure you follow my Facebook page for updates on my blog and more extra fun stuff! I do lots of giveaways!

https://www.facebook.com/katiesblog96971617/?ref=bookmarks

 

Posted in Unforgotten

Unforgotten – Chapter 25

If you haven’t read Chapter 24, here is the link:

https://katiesblog96971617.com/2019/07/22/unforgotten-chapter-24/

Athena’s P.O.V.
Before we even started training, we all had to meet in the meeting room to talk about something. I wasn’t sure what it was about, but for some reason, my Aunt Marie looked like she was glowing happy.

The only thing that would make me happy is if they say the war wasn’t going to happen at all, but with me involved, I might make this worst than it seems. What Lewy said has been running through my mind, whether I should have him erase all memories of Ricky.

I still didn’t know what I wanted to do, but I had to make up my mind quick. This upcoming battle won’t wait for me. I looked over back at my Aunt Marie, she had her fingers entwined with James. I was a little confused because James and she never seemed to be that close.

“Thank you all for meeting. I know we still have quite a bit of training to do, but we have another factor to address.” Elle spoke as she looked over at my Aunt and James. “Go ahead.”

My Aunt Marie’s smile didn’t go away, as she stepped closer to the table. “I have a wonderful announcement for everyone. Although I didn’t expect this to happen, but it did and I might not be as useful as I need to be.” She paused and took a deep breath. “I’m expecting a child.”

I was shocked, I thought it was something to do with me, but I looked at her and gave her a smile. When I read more into mom’s journal’s, Aunt Marie wanted to be with James to give her a child, to keep her young and alive. Now, it has finally happened. I looked over at Logan as he glanced at me, as well.

“Thank you, but now, I might be in more danger since the hybrid’s will want to kill me first.” Aunt Marie explained. She sat down at the table as all of our eyes looked at Colin, as he stood up.

“So, how are we going to do the protection spell now? We need one of you two, don’t we?” Colin asked, placing both of his hands on the table.

Elle interrupted. “James is going to do it. Now that’s said an done,” Elle looked over back at my Aunt, “Once the spell is cast, you will be the chosen one to stay in and keep it up when the battle starts. You won’t be alone, we will have some of Lewy and Colin’s men with you.”

My eyes glanced over at Lewy’s and I heard him say something that only I could here: Have you made up your mind about it?

I looked over at Dean as he held my hand under the table. He gave me a smile, my eyes went back up to Lewy again, as I nodded.
_______________________________________________________________________________
As soon as we left the meeting, I could hear voices get louder. I knew my Aunt Marie and James left before us, but this wasn’t them, it was my mother.

“You got her pregnant??” I heard her ask, as we saw my mother standing in front of James. “The only reason why you are even with her is that she saved your life from being a junky all your life.”

I watched as James had anger in his eyes. “What’s going on?” Logan said, coming up next to me, I shrugged and then he looked over at our mother.

“Why would you even care? I loved you before Tanner did and yet you still went with him!” James paused and looked over at Logan and I. “Jade, I even thought those kids were mine! I was heartbroken that I couldn’t have kids, but you should be happy for us. We both didn’t think this would go anywhere, but it did and I wouldn’t change it for the world.”

He held my Aunt Marie’s hand as it warmed my heart. “I love her and our child,” James said, as my Aunt Marie gave him a kiss on the cheek. They left down their hall, as my mother started to follow them. My father grabbed her wrist and pulled her away.

“We need to talk.” He said as they headed outside. I didn’t understand what my mother’s outburst was, but as I looked over at Logan, I could notice that he was over our mom’s attitude on everything.
_______________________________________________________________________________
Tanner’s P.O.V.
Once Jade and I were outside the tree, I was over it all. The fights, the disagreements, and especially with what had just happened. Ever since I found my sister and brought her into our children’s life, it’s been such a problem.

The kids needed to know who she was, I wasn’t gonna hide them from that. Jade has been making me hold it all back from them. The night I left, we had a fight about it all. How I was choosing her sister over her.

All I wanted to do was find Marie and welcome her to our family. It had taken her years before she was able to control her thirst of blood, but Jade insisted on waiting long, so I left to find out for myself. I knew that my sister would never harm me, I’ve always checked up on her and asked her how she had been and stuff.

I knew about James being turned and that Marie and him were together. I didn’t want to tell Jade because I knew she would overreact to this all, as she was doing now. After what she said about my sister, I just can’t let her say that.

“Why are you being so fucking heartless?” I blurted out, as she looked shocked as I spoke.

“I’m not, Tanner! All of this is too much for me! James and Marie being together, let alone pregnant! Our children are witches and too young to be on there own! I can’t handle it! This is all of Marie’s fault!” She screamed at me, as I felt my blood boiling.

“You can’t blame this on just Marie! This isn’t her fault! If you want to blame someone, blame our grandmother!” I screamed back at her. “Why can’t you just be happy that our children are doing something to save the world? You should be happy that they have an aunt that they changed back into a human, that they can get to know. They don’t have anyone, but us, Jade.”

I looked into her eyes, I saw how upset she was, but something inside me clicked. She still loved James. After all this time of him being dead, she still loved him. She stayed quiet, as

I asked one more thing of her. “You still love him, don’t you?”

Her eyes grew big, as I spoke those words. I saw a tear slip from her cheek. I knew it. She wouldn’t tell me. I had a feeling that it was true, but I didn’t want to believe it.

“I never wanted to hurt you, Tanner. I just didn’t want to leave our kids with a broken family.” She finally spoke after a few moments of silence. “I love you.”

“Just go, Jade. Go back home. I’ll handled the kids, I’m not gonna leave them in a time of need.” I said as Jade started to cry more.

I turned back and was about to head back into the tree, but I heard a scream, when I turned back around and saw Jade with a blank face. My eyes grew in horror when I saw a blunt sword come through her chest, piercing her heart.

“No!!” I screamed as I pulled the sword from her chest and carefully held her body. I looked into her eyes, my eyes started to water as I held her.

“Don’t leave them.” She spoke before slowly closing her eyes for the last time. As I looked over, I saw Lewy and Colin run over to me.

“What happened?” Colin asked as I looked up at him. He looked down at Jade and saw her body. “Shit.”

I watched as Lewy picked up the sword that was imbedded into Jade’s chest. As he looked over the sword, he shock his head. “Looks like the war has just started.” Lewy said as he looked over at Colin.

I just held Jade in my arms, not believing that this was happening.

Chapter 26: https://katiesblog96971617.com/2019/08/05/unforgotten-chapter-26/

New chapters will be posted every Monday! Can’t wait til then? Check out the book on Wattpad! Search ‘katieasehl’, not only will you find this book, but other’s that I’ve finished or currently working on!

Posted in Mom Talk

Mom Talk: Why I Decided To Go Back To School (And Blog/YouTube Channel Update!)

Hey Dearies! I know it has been a while since I’ve posted on Mom Talk, but there is a reason why. I’m been getting ready to go back to school, or otherwise further my education and figure out what I really want to do in life.

Image result for college mom

So, I have been thinking about college for the past few years, off and on. What really made me decide to do so are two things: My sister is going off to college herself and I saw a psychic that really gave me that extra push I wanted.

My sister, Kimmy, just graduated high school and is going off to an art college. Something in my mind just clicked in me. I’ve always wanted to go to college, I was gonna go after high school, but my plans got changed, which can happen.

Not to mention that when I saw the psychic, she told me that I was debating in my mind about going back to school. After she told me my future, about two years into the future she could tell, she said that I would’ve enrolled and I’d be working with children. Which she isn’t wrong, I’ve always wanted to become a teacher, an Elementary teacher or Middle School teacher at that.

Image result for i can do it

With that in mind, I finally gave myself a huge push forward to do so. I know that going to college is a big deal, but to me, I’ve been so proud of myself for pushing forward. A lot of my friends and family are really proud of me for taking that next step.

Anyway, the college that I chose is the same one that my mom is currently attending. It’s a community college, but if I chose to do so, I can transfer my credits to basically anywhere. Not to mention, I felt this would be a good place to start.

I’m going for General Studies, which is like the core classes you had to take in all through school. I figured this would help me decide on what subject would be to my liking, but I have two ideas that I would like to give it a shot, which is Medical Transcription and Billing or Accounting.

Image result for general studies

Those are just a few ideas that I had in mind, but for some people, they change their mind when they start college. Which can happen and its perfectly fine to do so!

Blog and YouTube Update

 

With that being said, I’m going to try and get a schedule cracked down for my blog, Youtube, and writing in my free time, with adding my online classes into the mix as well. I’m not gonna be ending this blog AT ALL!

In fact, once I begin college, I would love to tell you all at how I am doing or how I’m balancing my life as a stay at home mom with college on the side! So, for the next couple of months, I’ll be planning out my next Crafty Sassy’s, Sims Stuff, Filming and Editing for both my blog and my YouTube Channel.

I’ll keep you all posted on what’s going on or what will be happening or changing. My plan is to keep Crafty Sassy on Tuesday and my book on Mondays. I’d like to do some fun mini short stories on Fridays, but we will see what happens.

So, another update is that I’ll be creating either a new YouTube Channel, for Craft stuff, or keep it all on my original channel, I’m still debating about it. I figured it would be a little easier for people to look for videos and such with two separate channels, but I’ll figure out something!

Anyway, thank you to everyone who has supported me, followed me, and have given me motivation for everything I do!

Don’t forget to like my Facebook page! That is where I’ll be posting most of my updates!

https://www.facebook.com/katiesblog96971617/

Posted in Crochet, Easy Patterns

Crafty Sassy: Crochet C2C Phone Case (Easy)

Hey Dearies! I’ve got another free pattern for you guys and I can’t wait to show it to you all! So, as you all know, if you follow me on Instagram, I showed you one of my pieces that was a C2C (Otherwise called a Corner 2 Corner), that I sadly rushed and didn’t pay attention to the details and ended up taking it apart.

Now, I am currently been practicing with the C2C stitch and I figured this pattern would be an awesome idea, especially if you want to try and make this particular stitch. This phone case is a basic ‘sleeve’ case.

For this case, I ended up pulling out an unused skein of yarn that has been sitting in my closet of yarn, that I got for Christmas. I also know a LOT of people and family members who just LOVE camo stuff and I figured, why not use it for this!

Let’s talk about what you will need:

  • Medium Yarn
    • I am using the Red Heart Super Saver in Camo.
    • You can use whatever colors you wish, but using a mixed colored yarn makes it more fun!
  • 5.0 mm hook
  • Sewing needle

Let’s Begin!

Making the Base

First thing is first, grab your yarn and make a slip knot onto your hook!

Row 1: Chain 5. Double crochet into the 3rd chain from the hook. Double crochet into the next 2 chain stitches.

Row 2: Repeat row 1. *Slip Stitch into the opening gap of the last square you made, in the chain 3 space. Chain 2. Make 3 double crochets in the same gap that you made your slip stitch in. * Repeat * one more. Turn your work.

Repeat Row 1 and Row 2 until you reach your desired height. Mine has 12 squares for my height, I wanted to make it a little bit bigger so it wasn’t so snugged tight. 

When you reach the desired height, turn your work and slip stitch into the next 3 stitches. After that, Chain 2 and make your 3 double crochets. You do this same thing for your width as well. (I did about 13, making sure it wrapped around my phone, but adding an extra row, making it 14 just so it wasn’t as snug.

I know this can sound confusing, but if you need to watch someone do this, I will be leaving a link from Heart Hook Home, that shows you what you need to do. If you are like me, you want to see what you need to do, but once you learn to do it, you’ll catch on pretty quick!

This video was SO helpful when I was looking for a good C2C teaching video. You see, when you do a normal C2C, they have you chain 6 instead of 5, making the project have more of a gap between squares.

Anyway, how long you want to make your width, is totally up to you. I based it on how long it needed to be to wrap around my phone, but I added another row so that it wouldn’t be so tight.

Here is what it will look like:

20190723_085157.jpg
As you can see, my length is about 12 squares going up and my width is about 14 squares going across. 

Border/Sewing Together (Optional)

Now, for the next part, you can do of 2 ways.

  1. Single crochet around the entire base. 
    1. I went with the first one because it does make it easier to add the buttonhole to the case itself. It also makes it look nice and neat.
    2. When you single crochet around, make sure to make 3 single crochets in all of the corners. You’ll see why when we come to the next step!
  2. Fold it and sew it together. 
    1. You can do the second way, but if you are looking for an easier, and simple way to sew them together, step one is the way to go! If you are set on step 2, just skip down to the buttonhole step.

Once you have finished with step 1, grab your sewing needle, sew in any loose ends before we begin. Get enough yarn, that you will think will be enough, and thread your needle.

Note: I usually grab more than necessary, but the extra yarn that is leftover, we are going to use for the buttonhole or you can use it for any scrap projects in the future! NEVER THROW YOUR SCRAPS!

Once your needle is threaded, line the two ends together and tie a know. This will make it so that our sewing is a little thicker. Then start sewing! I went back an forth, going through both of the stitches from the single crochet.

Sew ONLY 3 of the sides, one of the short sides will be the opening for the case itself. Cut any extra yarn and weave in any loose piece of yarn. Any extra yarn we will be using for our next step!

20190723_093834.jpg

Here is what mine looked like, once I sewed around it all!

Buttonhole and Button

By the opening at the top, find where you want to place your buttonhole.

Slip knot the extra yarn onto your hook and insert it onto the top. Single crochet in that same spot.

Chain 20.

Note: You can chain more or less, depending on where you want your button to be, just remember, you need to make sure that it will reach the button. You can always sew the button to where you want it to be and then create the buttonhole. 

Single crochet into the next stitch/and or place.

Fasten off and weave the ends. Add your button and you are done!

20190723_094737.jpg
This is what mine turned out to be!

There you have it! I think these would be perfect gifts for stocking stuffers for the teens or adults. I won’t be surprised if you can fit a PSP or DS in these no problem!

Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram or like my page on Facebook. I update my Facebook page, a lot, so if you are wondering when I’ll have a new post or when I go live, that is the place to check out!

https://www.facebook.com/katiesblog96971617/?ref=bookmarks

Posted in Unforgotten

Unforgotten – Chapter 24

If you haven’t read Chapter 23, here is the link:

https://katiesblog96971617.com/2019/07/15/unforgotten-chapter-23/

Logan’s P.O.V.
We have been training and practicing for about a week or so. Haven’t heard anything from the hybrids, but the vampires and werewolves’ packs and clans have already started to come to the base. Lewy and Colin have been working together well, which I was kind of shocked about.

Athena hasn’t taken the deal from Lewy, I was really hoping for her to take the deal by now. With the war about to happen, she has to do it or she will all put us in doom. I shiver at being reminded what Lewy showed me.

I can’t get it out of my head, it won’t leave my mind of what they would do all of us. I haven’t been able to go to sleep without waking up screaming. I haven’t told Roxi what is going on, but she worries about me having these nightmares.

She and I have gotten closer lately. I have been around here more than I have my parents and Athena. I look over at her, sleeping next to me, watching her chest go up and down, her hair scattered around her side of the bed. I couldn’t help, but smile.

I got up, slowly leaving my spot on the mattress, and headed towards my kitchen, as I was about to grab something to drink, I spotted Dean, just sitting out on my porch swing, smoking. I walked out my front door, as his eyes laid on me.

“What are you doing up so early?” I asked, sitting next to him. He handed me the joint he was smoking off of before he answered me.

“I wanted to talk to you.” He said, looking me straight in the eye. “Is it true? The vision?” I gave him a strange look, how did he know about that? I took a hit off of the joint, staying quiet.

“Lewy showed me the vision,” Dean spoke again as I nodded. “So, it’s true? She could all doom us, huh?”

I passed the joint back to him. “From what Lewy showed us, yeah, it could happen.” I paused for a moment before he could reply back. “You got to understand that Ricky has been in our lives since the day we were born. We grew up as siblings, but Athena and he didn’t get together until all of this shit started happening.”

He stood up and looked down at me. “Lewy mentioned he could erase her memory of him. He told me a second memory but didn’t tell me what was it. He mentioned that you had already done so with Roxi.” He paused, looking over as the waves crashed upon the shore. “You did it with her, didn’t you?”

I watched as he turned to face me, I was waiting for him to punch me in the face, but he didn’t. “Look, I really like her, there is a connection between us and she’s like the girl of my dreams. I’m sorry if that-”

“Don’t worry about it, I get it. I feel the same way with your sister.” He then leaned his body against the wooden bracket. “So, that’s how she will forget him.”

I shrugged. “I guess so, but I tried to get Lewy to convince her to have her mind wiped of him. The only difference is that if you bond with her, she’ll remember him, but her feelings for him won’t matter because she has you.” I stood up and headed towards the front door. “Do what you have to do, the sooner she forgets, one less thing we have to stress on.”

As I opened the door, Dean walked off my porch and headed out of my hall. I closed the door and held my head against the wall. I felt warm arms wrap against my torso. “I was looking for you.” I heard Roxi whispered into my ear. “Was that my brother you were talking to?” As I turned around, facing her, holding her hands in mind.

“It was nothing, just guy stuff.” I smiled, pushing back some of her hair behind her ear.

“Come on, let’s get back to bed and cuddle before we have to get up and train.”

She smiled as I lightly brushed her lips against mine, scooping her up in my arms and walking into my bedroom with her.
____________________________________________________________________________
Marie’s P.O.V.

“I can’t believe you are putting our children at risk like this! Our children should be in school learning and preparing for what they want to do in life, not this crap!” Jade yelled as I rubbed my forehead. She has been complaining about this for the past few days and I’ve had enough.

I looked over at my brother, hoping he would say something that would change her mind or at least shut her up. “Jade, I know this isn’t what we had hoped for our kids future, but there was nothing that couldn’t have stopped this.” He paused, rubbing her shoulders.

“Think of it as they are saving the world.”
Jade pulled away from Tanner and turned back on me. “This is all YOUR fault! I wish you were still out of our lives!”

All of a sudden, something in me didn’t feel right. Some odor hit my nose and my stomach didn’t agree with it. I ran to the nearest trash can and puked. I felt someone rubbing my back, when I looked up, it was James. “You feeling alright?”

I saw Elle approach the main hall with the look that I was afraid of. “May I have a word with you, James and Marie?” Elle asked as James helped me up. We followed Elle to our dorm, I could still hear Jade bitching about all this bullshit.

Elle closed the door behind me and held my hands. “My dear, do you know you are with child?” She smiled. I felt a flutter in my stomach as I didn’t think this could’ve ever happened to me.

“Wait, what? I’m so confused.” James said, then turned to me, giving me a look. His eyes were watering. “Are you really pregnant?”

I turned to look at Elle and smiled. Looking down at my stomach and then looking back into James’ eyes, I smiled. “Yes, I believe so.” James started to cry and got down on his knees, hugging my stomach. He started placing kisses all over my stomach.

“I’m so happy for you, Marie. This probably wasn’t the best timing, but this might make them strike for you first.” Elle explained, she wasn’t wrong, hybrids would destroy anyone caring our kind, especial a special child, such as the one that I’m growing.

James looked over at Elle and walked over to her. “What can we do? I’ll do anything to protect her.” I could see the fear in his face.

Elle held his hand and smiled. “Don’t you worry, we will talk to everyone about this and figure out our next step. Have hope, my dear.”
________________________________________________________________________________
Dean’s P.O.V.
After I left Logan’s hall, I went to find Athena, as I couldn’t find her in her own hall, I headed down my own, entering my castle-like home, I found her, lying asleep on my bed. I laid down on the bed aside her.

Her eyes fluttered open and smiled when she saw me. “Morning Beautiful. I thought we were sleeping at your place?” I questioned as I motioned her to lay on my chest.

“My parents were fighting and I got tired of them screaming. I told them to go bother Logan, but my mother stormed off. I figured if I came here, I would at least get a little peace of sleep.” She moved over and looked at me. “I was wondering where you went off to?”

“I was just talking to Elle about the protection spell, again.” I lied. “Just want to make sure I understood it, that’s all.” I didn’t want to tell her I had talked to Lewy and then went to see her brother after. She doesn’t need to know, not right now.

“We will all be great at it.” She laid on my chest. “I don’t want to get up, yet,” I smirked, placing a kiss on her forehead.

“You know what? Let’s do something tonight, just you and me. What do you say?” I asked she leaned her head up to look at me, a smile appeared on her face.

“Are you asking me on a date?” As I watched her cheeks get bright red from blushing. I nodded as her smile grew bigger. “Of course. What do you have planned?” She asked as I looked at my ceiling.

“You’ll see,” I said as we cuddled for a little bit longer, as I thought of what I would plan for our first date in my head.

Chapter 25: https://katiesblog96971617.com/2019/07/29/unforgotten-chapter-25/

New chapters will be posted every Monday! Can’t wait til then? Check out the book on Wattpad! Search ‘katieasehl’, not only will you find this book, but other’s that I’ve finished or currently working on!

Posted in Crochet, Easy Patterns

Crafty Sassy: Crochet Circle Coasters (Easy)

Hey Dearies! Back again with another super cute pattern! Not only is this super cute, but it is one of those patterns you can play around with the colors. I figure this would be the perfect time to show you how to make a coaster since we are in summer!

This pattern will have TWO sizes, since I’ve found most patterns, for coasters, are usually very small or not big enough for your super big mugs, which what I use on the daily! So, let’s start with what you need!

What you need:

  • Medium Size Yarn
    • I’m using Red Heart Super Saver in a light purple and dark purple.
  • 4.5mm crochet hook
  • Sewing Needle

Alright! So, let’s begin!

Make a magic circle with your main color.

Round 1: Chain 3. (This counts as your first double crochet.) Work 11 double crochet in the circle. Pull the tail of the magic circle to tighten and close the circle. Slip Stitch in the top chain of the beginning of chain 3.

Round 2: Chain 3. (Counts as your first double crochet.) Work a double crochet in that same stitch. Work 2 double crochets in each stitch around. Join with a slip stitch in the beginning of chain 3.

Round 3: Chain 3. (Counts as your first double crochet.) Work 2 double crochets in the next stitch. *Double crochet in the next stitch. 2 double crochets in the next stitch.* Repeat from * around. Join with a slip stitch in the top of chain 3.

Round 4: Chain 3. (Counts as your first double crochet.) *1 double crochet in the next 2 stitches, 2 double crochets in the next stitch. * Repeat from * around. Join with a slip stitch in the top of chain 3.

Round 5: Chain 3. (Counts as your first double crochet.) *1 double crochet in the next 3 stitches, 2 double crochets in the next stitch. * Repeat from * around. Join with a slip stitch in the top of chain 3. Fasten off.

This should fit most cups, if not, you can always add another row or so! Also, if you see your project curling up, stretch it out and adjust, if you have too. Now, if you don’t want to make the swirl design, just sew in your loose ends and create for your table!

Contrast Swirl

Since I am using a dark purple, I’m going with a light purple. You can also use white for any dark colors for the swirl part as well!

Insert your hook near the center of the circle, in between the next 2 stitches, from round 1 and pull up a loop. Insert your hook in between the next 2 stitches and pull up another loop.

Keep doing this around in the same manner, creating a spiral until you reach the end of the last round. Fasten off and weave your ends.

20181101_090147.jpg

You can make a set of 4 coasters, for your table, or make more so that you have them for when you have company over on a hot day, these will not only help keep the water droplets from soaking into your table but they will look super cute!

Tip: If you don’t like the fact that your coaster slips and slides on your tables, try taking a hot glue gun and make dots on the back of the coaster. Let them dry and they see if that helps prevent it from sliding around.

Make sure to follow me on my Facebook page! That is where I give most of my updates on my blog or Youtube channel!

 

 

 

 

 

Posted in Unforgotten

Unforgotten – Chapter 23

If you haven’t read Chapter 22, here is the link:

https://katiesblog96971617.com/2019/07/08/unforgotten-chapter-22/

Athena’s P.O.V.
Lewy tugged me behind the water fountain, hoping that no one was looking. I was frightened at the fact that he might do something to me, but a voice I heard in my head calmed me:

Don’t worry, Athena. I just want to talk.

I realized that it was him talking, I started to calm down, although, I didn’t know what he wanted to talk to me about.

“You loved him, isn’t it?” Lewy asked I was confused who he was talking about. “Ricky, right?” I nodded as I tried to ignore the memories that my brain wanted to keep flowing in my brain.

“Why?” I looked into his eyes and asked.

“Well, I’m a very rare and powerful old vampire. I can see the future for center people, only those who have a heart of pure good. Lately, ever since I’ve seen you around here, I’ve seen your future and what will happen, if you don’t get rid of him in your heart.” Lewy held my hand and smiled. “You see my dear, Ricky cannot be changed back. Whatever happened to him, he will never return back to his old self.”

I felt tears falling down my cheeks. I will admit, I had hope for him. Hope that I would be able to help him and bring him back to the person he was supposed to be. I didn’t know how well I trusted this vampire, but the words he spoke, made him sound like he was telling the truth.

“I-I can help him.”

“Darling, if you could help him, I wouldn’t be standing here talking to you about it.” He pulled away from my hands and smiled. “You do have such a pure heart that you’ll do anything to save him. Sadly, there is nothing you can about it, I’m afraid. Since he so in love with you, that he is going to be coming for you.”

“Coming for me? Why?” I crossed my arms, waiting for what Lewy had to say.

“You are his on true love. Between you and you’re brother, he will try and convince you first about ending this war. Logan is too hard-headed that even Ricky knows it isn’t worth it to ask him.” Lewy said, looking around the corner to see if anyone else was looking. “I don’t have much time, but I’m giving you a choice.”

I was puzzled, a choice for what? Looking back at Lewy, staring into his eyes, he started to speak again.

“I can make you forget who he is, in your mind. You won’t remember what he looks like or any memories you had together with him. I suggest that you take some time to think it over, but we don’t have much of it.”

“Would it hurt me?” I questioned as I wanted to know if it would effect me differently.

“All I would be doing is taking you’re memories or thoughts that you ever had of him.” He then hugged me, leaning his head closer to my ear. “If I were you, I would highly consider it. Unless you think you are strong enough to endure saying no.”

I nodded, and just like that, Lewy was gone. I looked around, but he had disappeared so quickly.

He was right, but I didn’t want him to alter my mind. Although, if it made sure that we would win the battle, keeping the peace with everyone, I would do it.

I started walking towards my hall, just letting my mind wonder and think about it. I needed to really sleep on it.
________________________________________________________________
Logan’s P.O.V.
As I kept pacing, back and forth, waiting for Lewy to come back after talking with my sister. I was scared to find out if she didn’t take his offer. He had come in and told me what would exactly happen on the battlefield, Athena would want to do everything to save him, if she did, we would all be dead, or worse, slaves.

I shook my head, trying to get the vision that Lewy showed me what would happen if we were to take that road. I couldn’t risk it. I looked over and saw Lewy coming towards me. He had a smirk on his mouth as he stood in front of me.

“She’s considering it, but I believe she will let me wipe him from her mind,” Lewy said, giving me some sort of relief. Knowing my sister, and how close she is with Dean, I didn’t want to tell him what was going on, knowing that he would go ahead and alert my sister of what I was wanting her to do.

“Let’s hope that her mind doesn’t change. She has been in love with him since we were in middle school.” I threw my hands into my hair, looking back over to Lewy. “You sure she’ll do it?”

“At this moment, she is thinking about it.” He said, placing his hands behind his back, looking out over to the sunset as the waves crashed against the sand. “You know, I might not have to wipe her memory of Ricky. Dean and she are pretty close, I’m surprised that they haven’t done what you have Roxi have.”

I looked over at him, feeling my cheeks burning, just from him saying that. I didn’t want to think that Dean was, you know, doing it with my sister. Then again, I had already done that with Roxi. Just thinking about it made me want to go back to her hall and toss her onto the bed.

Lewy smirked, probably listening to what I was thinking, for sure. “Bonding is the only other thing that she could do to forget about him.” He looked back at me, staring at me with his blood red eyes. “I’ll let you know if she wants me to wipe her memory. Goodnight.” Lewy bowed and then left my hall.

I looked over at the waves and hoped that this war wouldn’t be as messy as Lewy showed me it would be.

Chapter 24: https://katiesblog96971617.com/2019/07/22/unforgotten-chapter-24/

New chapters will be posted every Monday! Can’t wait til then? Check out the book on Wattpad! Search ‘katieasehl’, not only will you find this book, but other’s that I’ve finished or currently working on!

Posted in Arts and Crafts, Crochet, Easy Patterns

Crafty Sassy: Crochet Striped Washcloths (Easy)

Hey Dearies! So, today I figured I would teach you how to create a simple washcloth! If you are very new to crochet, this would be the place to start! Creating washcloths are one of the most basic thing to crochet, not to mention, it helps you with learning how to single crochet.

When a beginner is looking for a project to practice on, washcloths are usually where they start from. You can make them with different stitches or styles! This particular pattern also shows you how to change colors and to create a simple single crochet border!

Let’s talk about what you will need:

  • Medium Yarn
    • This pattern requires two types of colors. You can use any colors you would like!
    • I’ll be using Red Heart Super Saver in White and Cherry Red.
  • 3mm hook
  • Sewing needle
  • Stitch Marker (optional)

Now, let’s begin!

Using your main color, chain 35. (I’ll be starting with the White first.)

Row 1: Single crochet in the second chain from the hook. *Single crochet into the next stitch.* Repeat from * to the end. Turn. (34)

Tip: You can place a stitch marker at the end of each row, it will make sure that you don’t lose track or make sure that you don’t add any unwanted stitches!

Row 2-23: Chain 1. *Single crochet into the next stitch.* Repeat from * to the end. Don’t chain 1 on the last row, we are going to change colors at this point! (34)

Should measure about 4 3/4in (12cm). Change to your other color. (I’ll be switching to the Cherry Red.)

Row 24-25: Chain 1 with your second color. *Single crochet into the next stitch.* Repeat from * to the end. Don’t chain 1, when you are the last row.

Switch back to your main color.

Row 26-27: Chain 1 with your main color. *Single crochet into the next stitch.* Repeat from * to the end. Don’t chain 1, when you are the last row.

Row 28-29: Chain 1 with your second color. *Single crochet into the next stitch.* Repeat from * to the end. Don’t chain 1, when you are the last row.

Switch back to your main color.

Row 30-31: Chain 1 with your main color. *Single crochet into the next stitch.* Repeat from * to the end. Don’t chain 1, when you are the last row.

20190709_114444.jpg

Row 32-33: Chain 1 with your second color. *Single crochet into the next stitch.* Repeat from * to the end. Don’t chain 1, when you are the last row.

Switch back to your main color.

Row 34-38: Chain 1 with your main color. *Single crochet into the next stitch.* Repeat from * to the end. Fasten off. Weave in any ends from switching colors.

20190709_121439.jpg

This is what it looks like the washcloth without the boarder. You can leave it like this, but for me, I think the border adds or makes it look better and evener.

Border

Grab the secondary color that you used for the stripes, and attach it to the side of the washcloth. You can start where ever, but I recommend not starting on a corner.

Chain 1 and then single crochet around your washcloth. When you get to the edges, make sure you make 3 single crochets in each corner.

Once you have reached to where you started, slip stitch into the next single crochet and fasten off. Weave in any loose strings.

20190709_123421.jpg

There you have it! A simple washcloth for you! This was the very first one that I’ve ever made. I was one of those beginners that just jumped into beginner patterns and never got a chance to create a washcloth.

The best part, you can use this in the kitchen, bathroom, or living room! Where ever you need it! However, when you do finish creating this, it will be very stiff. The more you get it wet and use it, the more it will start to loosen up.

I recommend hand-washing these in lukewarm water, and having them air dry. Once they begin loose enough, you can put them into the dryer, but I would be careful. I’ve had a few projects unravel in the washer before.

 

 

 

 

 

Posted in Unforgotten

Unforgotten – Chapter 22

If you haven’t read Chapter 21, here is the link:

https://katiesblog96971617.com/2019/07/01/unforgotten-chapter-21/

Logan’s P.O.V.

“So, where do you want me to start?” I asked as Roxi was sitting next to me.

“About my brother, why is he involved too?” Roxi asked. Elle handed me a glass of water as I took a sip. “Just start from the beginning.”

“Well, everything was black, then I was someone’s eyes. I was in Ricky’s point of view. I noticed him looking in a mirror, very different from when we last seem him. He’s buff and strong. He was talking to a man, who I think put us in this vision thing, whatever it’s called.”

“Controlled Vision Curse, is what it was.” Elle interrupted. “Whoever had you both in a spell, had your DNA. It’s the only way to do so.”

“Anyway, it looked like his father or something. Then I turned and saw his mother, strapped to the chair, she was still alive. I wanted to help her, I could feel that he wanted to help her too, but he didn’t. He just watched her get beaten.” I looked over at Roxi,

“Then your brother came in and slammed something in her stomach, and then slowly pulled it out. Once it was out, they started talking. Your brother had a few vampires, that he got evolved with, to side with the hybrids, and they changed them all, they were just waiting for them to be strong enough do to so.”

I looked over to my Aunt Marie, Elle, James, and my dad. “They are building an army and they are coming here.”

“Why would they want to tell us they are coming here?” Elle asked as I looked at my Aunt Marie. “I figured they would come here.”

“No, they are coming here, they are just bluffing because they are going to go to their allies and convince them to join.” Aunt Marie spoke as I saw someone coming over to us.

“Oh, but why would we want to join them? I like being a bloodsucker.” A man with long blond hair and pale skin came towards us, he flashed a smile and showed his fangs clear as day. “Elle, my dear, it has been centuries, but you still don’t look a day over 100.” He approached Elle and kissed her hand.

“Oh, Lewy, it’s so good to see you again. I’m glad you were able to come.” Elle said smiling and hugging him.

“But of course, I’m not going to let those halflings try and take over.” Lewy said, as I noticed his eyes were as red as blood. We laid eye contact with each other, but his eyes gazed over to my Aunt Marie instead. “Marie, I’m so sorry about your maker, but I heard he taught you well.”

“He did, but I’m no longer have to worry about being in the sunlight, anymore.” She smirked as he laughed.

“That’s right, I heard something of the lines that 4 witches were able to turn 2 vampires into humans. I can’t wait to meet them all.” Lewy laid his eyes on both Roxi and I. “As I can see 2 out of the 4, where are the other 2?”

“We had a complication today. Him and his twin sister were trapped in a Controlled Vision Curse, but his sister, Athena, got the worse of it.” Elle explained. as we saw another figure coming towards us.

“And this is why I prefer being a wolf.” I looked up as a tanned male, with black hair and tattoos covering his shoulders, came closer. His eyes were yellow, but changed back to brown. “Ah, Lewy, I could smell you before I arrived.”

“I wanted to get here first before your stench presented itself, thank you.” Lewy said, smirking down at the werewolf. “Let’s not argue, as we have business to handle, Collin.”
Collin looked over at all of us and then looked over at Elle. “So, let’s get to business, shall we?”
________________________________________________________________________
Athena’s P.O.V.

Blood. Was all I could think of. Every time I closed my eyes, all I could picture was blood. Ricky’s mom had somehow managed to still be alive, I just couldn’t believe it. As I saw her vision, I saw Ricky. My heart felt so warm, but he had a deathly stare in his eyes. I didn’t recognize him.

The best friend that I’ve been in love with, was dead to me. I didn’t like the way he acted, as I watched from his mother’s eyes. He was heartless and cold. I never thought that he would turn out to be that way. It broke my heart.

But, the blood. The pain of being stabbed by a metal pipe in my stomach. The blood that was all over me, as I woke from the vision. I could handle blood, but the thought that the stab was from Ricky’s mother, I didn’t want to even think about it.

Dean brought me into my hall and walked into my house, as I looked dazed. I tried to stare away from his hands, as they were covered in blood. Not just anyone’s blood, but my blood. I looked away from him, as he sat me down in my chair, handing me a wet washcloth.

“Here, you can wash the blood off yourself, I can go get you a pair of clean clothes,” Dean spoke, as he was now on his knees looking into my face. Before I could speak, I heard coughing. As I turned, my mother stood in the doorway, her eyes red from crying.

“Can you give us a minute?” my mother asked as Dean stood up and nodded. He walked into another room, as soon as he shut a door, my mother came over and started to clean off the blood from my skin. “You both are coming home. I can’t sit here and watch you two scare me like that! You are only 16 and should be worrying about what colleges to go to or what you want to do in life, not trying to protect the world! Pack your things, we are leaving tonight.”

She got up and grabbed a bag and started clearing out the stuff I did have set up. I finally realized what she was doing and ripped the bag from her grasp. It startled her, as I’ve never done that to her before.

“No, I am going to do what I was born to do. I was born to keep this world at peace. Don’t you understand that I can never leave this place, only once on my birthday and if I do leave, I have to protect myself because I am a target, as well as Logan, mom.” I paused and dropped the back on the chair. “I did something amazing today, I helped Aunt Marie and James become human again. Logan and I did it because we were chosen to do so.”

“I know and I thank you for it, but you still are coming with me, you aren’t 18 and your brother and you can and will come home. Have a normal teenage life like I did. Not all of this!” My mom replied.

“I will have a normal teenage life, mom, but here. I’ll still be learning, but what I need to learn to protect you all and keep the peace. I need to be here because Dean, Roxi, and Logan depend on me. Aunt Marie and James depend on me too. I know you don’t understand, but I’ve come to terms with it and I want to help.”

“So, I can find out that you’re pregnant?” She blurted out. I knew she was going to bring up Dean, I had a feeling. “You don’t know what love is, Athena. If you think this guy wants to be with you, you are wrong. It’s all just a crush and you know it! I will not watch my daughter become 16 and pregnant!” She yelled as I stared back at my mother.

“I may not know what love is, but I know what I feel for Dean, it’s real to me. I know better than to jump into bed with some guy. Dean’s different, he may not look like a nice guy, but he is to me. He’s been by my side as we both go through something together.” I said as I noticed Dean’s head popping out from the door.

My mother turned and looked over at him and then back to me. “Fine, then you can make your own choices.” She said before storming out of my place.

Dean came out of the room and walked over to me. I looked at him and smiled. “Sorry, you had to hear that,” I said as he grabbed my hands and kissed them.

“Nah, don’t be sorry. I liked what I heard at the end.” He replied as I wrapped my arms around his neck and smiled. He leaned in and brushed his lips over mine, once more than pulled on my lip, as he pulled away. “I’ll go wait outside while you change.”

He gave me one more kiss and then smiled as he walked outside. I could still feel the excitement that he gave me, still sitting on my lips. He actually made me forgot what had happened with the blood earlier.

I quickly got changed and then headed outside myself. Dean sat, waiting for me at the bridge, he smiled when he saw me and then grabbed my hand, as we headed back to the main hall to figured out what our next step was.

Chapter 23: https://katiesblog96971617.com/2019/07/15/unforgotten-chapter-23/

New chapters will be posted every Monday! Can’t wait til then? Check out the book on Wattpad! Search ‘katieasehl’, not only will you find this book, but other’s that I’ve finished or currently working on!

Posted in Crochet Blanket 2019

Temperature Blanket Update 2019: June

Hey Dearies! Another month as went and gone, but we officially in the summer months for sure! I’ve already had to re-stock on the 70 degrees weather since I really didn’t plan this too well, but it was something that was completely new to try out.

Lately, it has been either raining or just too hot to do anything. For us crocheter’s or ‘hookers’, we would rather be inside in the cool AC, working on our projects, especially if you are working on blankets.

Although I will admit, I did go outside a few times with my hook and crocheted outside, but once the sun starts to move around, you just want to find another place with shade. Not to mention the bugs are crazy this year!

Now, let’s take a look at what we have so far:

20190702_145618.jpg
January, February, March, April, May, and June

As this blanket is getting bigger, it’s been harder to take pictures of it, not to mention each of my squares is bigger than a normal temperature blanket would be.

Oh, and don’t mind the toys that are scattered around the blanket, I was taking this photo, just after my daughter woke up from her nap. I had to rush a little bit, just to make sure that I got the entire blanket in the frame.

Not to mention, my daughter wanted to have fun on the blanket itself!

20181222_124142
100 degrees – Fire Red (I Love This Yarn)
90 degrees – Pumpkin (Red Heart Super Saver)
80 degrees – Bright Yellow (Red Heart Super Saver)
70 degrees – Jelly Bean (I Love This Yarn)
60 degrees – Green (Main Stays Basic Yarn)
50 degrees – Turqia (Red Heart Super Saver)
40 degrees – Soft Blue (I Love This Yarn)
30 degrees – Dark Orchid (Red Heart Super Saver) *Changed to the following – Violet (Red Heart With Love)
20 degrees – Orchid (I Love This Yarn) *Changed to the following – Orchid (Red Heart Super Saver)
10 and below – Light Gray (I Love This Yarn)

 

How do you tell which color to use?

I, personally, go with the overall temperature. So, let’s go by today, for example:

Today in Maine, the overall temperature is 17 degrees. I would choose the light gray.

Let’s say that it was an overall temperature of 22 degrees, I would choose the Orchid color. All my temperatures, for my colored yarn, has to have the same number first number. If that makes any sense, I’m sorry if it doesn’t!

What was the highest temperature for this month?

Yes, we have hit the high 80’s, which means it won’t be much longer until we start to see some higher temperatures. For the most part, it’s been in the ’70s, but as we start to get into July, the temperature is sure to crank up.

What was the lowest temperature for this month?

We only had maybe a day or two that was just in the ’60s, which is just the way I like it. As we get more into July, we may not see another 60-degree day for a little bit, but hopefully, it will and give us a chance to cool down.

Do you post daily updates?

Yes, I do. On my Facebook page, I post a picture of the square for each day. I also tried to post every week’s worth, but it was hard to keep track of, so I’ll be posting monthly and daily instead.

If you haven’t liked my Facebook Page, here is the link below! It keeps you posted and updated on my temperature blanket and any updates for my blog and YouTube channel, as well!

https://www.facebook.com/katiesblog96971617/?ref=bookmarks

Posted in Unforgotten

Unforgotten – Chapter 21

If you haven’t read Chapter 20, here is the link:

https://katiesblog96971617.com/2019/06/17/unforgotten-chapter-20/

Logan’s P.O.V.
“So, where do you want me to start?” I asked as Roxi was sitting next to me.

“About my brother, why is he involved too?” Roxi asked. Elle handed me a glass of water as I took a sip. “Just start from the beginning.”

“Well, everything was black, then I was someone’s eyes. I was in Ricky’s point of view. I noticed him looking in a mirror, very different from when we last seem him. He’s buff and strong. He was talking to a man, who I think put us in this vision thing, whatever it’s called.”

“Controlled Vision Curse, is what it was.” Elle interrupted. “Whoever had you both in a spell, had your DNA. It’s the only way to do so.”

“Anyway, it looked like his father or something. Then I turned and saw his mother, strapped to the chair, she was still alive. I wanted to help her, I could feel that he wanted to help her too, but he didn’t. He just watched her get beaten.” I looked over at Roxi,

“Then your brother came in and slammed something in her stomach, and then slowly pulled it out. Once it was out, they started talking. Your brother had a few vampires, that he got evolved with, to side with the hybrids, and they changed them all, they were just waiting for them to be strong enough do to so.”

I looked over to my Aunt Marie, Elle, James, and my dad. “They are building an army and they are coming here.”

“Why would they want to tell us they are coming here?” Elle asked as I looked at my Aunt Marie. “I figured they would come here.”

“No, they are coming here, they are just bluffing because they are going to go to their allies and convince them to join.” Aunt Marie spoke as I saw someone coming over to us.

“Oh, but why would we want to join them? I like being a blood sucker.” A man with long blond hair and pale skin, came towards us, he flashed a smile and showed his fangs clear as day. “Elle, my dear, it has been centuries, but you still don’t look a day over 100.” He approached Elle and kissed her hand.

“Oh, Lewy, it’s so good to see you again. I’m glad you were able to come.” Elle said smiling and hugging him.

“But of course, I’m not going to let those halflings try and take over.” Lewy said, as I noticed his eyes were as red as blood. We laid eye contact with each other, but his eyes gazed over to my Aunt Marie instead. “Marie, I’m so sorry about your maker, but I heard he taught you well.”

“He did, but I’m no longer have to worry about being in the sunlight, anymore.” She smirked as he laughed.

“That’s right, I heard something of the lines that 4 witches were able to turn 2 vampires into humans. I can’t wait to meet them all.” Lewy laid his eyes on both Roxi and I. “As I can see 2 out of the 4, where are the other 2?”

“We had a complication today. Him and his twin sister were trapped in a Controlled Vision Curse, but his sister, Athena, got the worse of it.” Elle explained. as we saw another figure coming towards us.

“And this is why I prefer being a wolf.” I looked up as a tanned male, with black hair and tattoos covering his shoulders, came closer. His eyes were yellow, but changed back to brown. “Ah, Lewy, I could smell you before I arrived.”

“I wanted to get here first before your stench presented itself, thank you.” Lewy said, smirking down at the werewolf. “Let’s not argue, as we have business to handle, Collin.”
Collin looked over at all of us and then looked over at Elle. “So, let’s get to business, shall we?”
________________________________________________________________________
Athena’s P.O.V.

Blood. Was all I could think of. Every time I closed my eyes, all I could pictured was blood. Ricky’s mom had somehow manage to still be alive, I just couldn’t believe it. As I saw her vision, I saw Ricky. My heart felt so warm, but he had a deathly stare in his eyes. I didn’t recognized him.

The best friend that I’ve been in love with, was dead to me. I didn’t like the way he acted, as I watched from his mothers eyes. He was heartless and cold. I never thought that he would turn out to be that way. It broke my heart.

But, the blood. The pain of being stabbed by a metal pipe in my stomach. The blood that was all over me, as I woke from the vision. I could handle blood, but the thought that the stab was from Ricky’s mother, I didn’t want to even think about it.

Dean brought me into my hall and walked into my house, as I looked dazed. I tried to stare away from his hands, as they were covered in blood. Not just anyone’s blood, but my blood. I looked away from him, as he sat me down in my chair, handing me a wet wash cloth.

“Here, you can wash the blood off yourself, I can go get you a pair of clean clothes.” Dean spoke, as he was now on his knees looking into my face. Before I could speak, I heard coughing. As I turned, my mother stood in the doorway, her eyes red from crying.

“Can you give us a minute?” my mother asked as Dean stood up and nodded. He walked into another room, as soon as he shut a door, my mother came over and started to clean off the blood from my skin. “You both are coming home. I can’t sit here and watch you two scare me like that! You are only 16 and should be worrying about what colleges to go to or what you want to do in life, not trying to protect the world! Pack your things, we are leaving tonight.”

She got up and grabbed a bag and started clearing out the stuff I did have set up. I finally realized what she was doing and ripped the bag from her grasp. It startled her, as I’ve never done that to her before.

“No, I am going to do what I was born to do. I was born to keep this world at peace. Don’t you understand that I can never leave this place, only once on my birthday and if I do leave, I have to protect myself because I am a target, as well as Logan, mom.” I paused and dropped the back on the chair. “I did something amazing today, I helped Aunt Marie and James become human again. Logan and I did it because we were chosen to do so.”

“I know and I thank you for it, but you still are coming with me, you aren’t 18 and your brother and you can and will come home. Have a normal teenage life like I did. Not all of this!” My mom replied.

“I will have a normal teenage life, mom, but here. I’ll still be learn, but what I need to learn to protect you all and keep the peace. I need to be here because Dean, Roxi, and Logan depend on me. Aunt Marie and James depend on me too. I know you don’t understand, but I’ve come to terms with it and I want to help.”

“So, I can find out that you’re pregnant?” She blurted out. I knew she was going to bring up Dean, I had a feeling. “You don’t know what love is, Athena. If you think this guy wants to be with you, you are wrong. It’s all just a crush and you know it! I will not watch my daughter become 16 and pregnant!” She yelled as I stared back at my mother.

“I may not know what love is, but I know what I feel for Dean, it’s real to me. I know better than to jump into bed with some guy. Dean’s different, he may not look like a nice guy, but he is to me. He’s been by my side as we both go through something together.” I said as I noticed Dean’s head popping out from the door.

My mother turned and looked over at him and then back to me. “Fine, then you can make your own choices.” She said before storming out of my place.

Dean came out of the room and walked over to me. I looked at him and smiled. “Sorry, you had to hear that,” I said as he grabbed my hands and kissed them.

“Nah, don’t be sorry. I liked what I heard at the end.” He replied as I wrapped my arms around his neck and smiled. He leaned in and brushed his lips over mine, once more than pulled on my lip, as he pulled away. “I’ll go wait outside while you change.”

He gave me one more kiss and then smiled as he walked outside. I could still feel the excitement that he gave me, still sitting on my lips. He actually made me forgot what had happened with the blood earlier.

I quickly got changed and then headed outside myself. Dean sat, waiting for me at the bridge, he smiled when he saw me and then grabbed my hand, as we headed back to the main hall to figured out what our next step was.

Chapter 22: https://katiesblog96971617.com/2019/07/08/unforgotten-chapter-22/

New chapters will be posted every Monday! Can’t wait til then? Check out the book on Wattpad! Search ‘katieasehl’, not only will you find this book, but other’s that I’ve finished or currently working on!

Posted in Unforgotten

Unforgotten – Chapter 20

If you haven’t read Chapter 19, here is the link:

https://katiesblog96971617.com/2019/06/10/unforgotten-chapter-19/

Marie’s P.O.V
As I laid on the bed, in my hall, trying to catch my breath. James rolled over and laid his head on my chest. I smiled. It felt good to feel like a human, although, I’ll miss being a vampire, just because you never get tired.

“Wow, it feels like a long time since I’ve actually had to catch my breath.” James chuckled, tilting his head up to look at me.

“I know. I just can’t believe it.” I said, sitting up, grabbing a sheet to cover myself, as I got off of the bed. “Now, we really need to get you prepared.” I grabbed James’ pants and underwear and threw them on him.

He grabbed them and got out of bed to put them on. “Fine, but we are taking a break and doing that again.” He smirked. I rolled my eyes.

I quickly grabbed my clothes and threw them on, then remaking the bed, again. I felt his arms wrapped around my waist, as I tried to make the bed. “James, we really need to focus,” I said as he turned me to face him.

“I know, but this is exciting. We have been dreaming of this since we were both turned. I know things were different when we were human before, but my feelings haven’t changed and we need to tell them, Marie.” James said as I nodded.

As much as I want to tell them, I’m not sure my sister-in-law will really understand. Back when we first met, James was in love with Jade and left me to be with her. After she chose my brother, James went down a bad hole but managed to send me a message before he overdosed. I turned him and taught him the ways of being a vampire.

After being by ourselves for a few years, things started to change and we both fell for each other. We would talk about having a family, living in the same cottage that we were and being together for the rest of our life. We never thought that we would become human again, let alone be a part of the spiritual circle.

“We will, I promise. Let’s just take care of one thing at a time, okay?” I said as he pressed his lips against mine. I pulled away and smiled. “Now, back to work.”

Before we got over to the table to continue, Tanner busted through the door. “Marie, it’s the twins.” As I looked at my brother, he had a worried look on his face. I knew something was wrong. James and I quickly followed my brother.
__________________________________________________________________________

As we got into the main hall, Athena and Logan were laying on the floor, it looked like they are sleeping, but their eyes were open and completely white. I knew what was going on, they were having a vision. Not just any normal vision, but one that they are apart of, someone put them into this.

“How long have they been like this?” I looked up and asked Elle. I saw Jade hovering over both of the twins. “Don’t touch them, they are having a vision.”
Jade’s eyes grew, as I could see the fear in them. My brother, stood by her, as I looked over at Elle. “They just started.”

“What’s going on with them?” Tanner asked as I kneed down, looking over Athena and Logan. “They just dropped to the ground as if they were shot.”

“Someone put them into this spell. James and I might be able to break it, but we need to put them in a circle of salt, now.” I said as I stood up and Elle handed both James and I salt. We poured it around them, once the circle was complete. their eyes closed but still weren’t awake.

“Whoever was controlling them, wasn’t as strong as I thought,” Elle spoke as she looked over to me. Dean and Roxi ran over to see what was going on. I looked up at both of them and looked over to Elle. “You think that will work?”

“There’s only one way to find out,” I said, looking over to Dean and Roxi again. “I’ll explain what happened to them, but you both need to do something for them, right now.”

“Anything,” Dean spoke. I looked at Dean.

“You need to kiss Athena.” I paused and looked over at Roxi, “And you need to kiss Logan.”

Jade looked at me like I was crazy and pulled Dean away from kissing Athena. “You are not going to make them kiss my children while they are sleeping. They don’t even know each other! This isn’t right!” Jade yelled at me.

“Do you want your children to wake up? This is just a theory that we can try, we need to get them up. The other leaders will be here soon, we don’t have time to waste.” I replied, I then nodded over to Dean and Roxi, as they both nodded back.

Once Roxi’s lips met Logan’s his eyes fluttered awake, we all heard him take a deep breath in. Jade and Tanner rushed over to make sure he was alright, and carefully sat him up. Logan quickly looked over at his sister, with panic in his eyes. “We need to wake her!” He screamed, Tanner pulled Logan back.

Dean then pressed his lips against Athena’s, but nothing happened. “Why didn’t she wake up?” Dean asked as Athena didn’t move. Dean tried kissing her again, but nothing happened. That’s when I noticed the blood coming from her stomach.

“Fuck,” James spoke as he noticed the blood, Dean pressed his hands on her wound, as Elle grabbed towels to help keep the pressure. “We need to heal her, Marie.”

“I know,” I said, getting down on my hands and knees. “Dean, I need you to move your hands.”

“No, I’m not going to let her bleed to death.” He said, as tried moving his hands. “Teach me how to heal her.”

“There’s no time! She’s bleeding out right now.” I pushed him aside and closed my eyes.

“Beatus esse: obsecro, sana quod” I felt the power flow through my hands and onto Athena. I heard Athena breathing, again, as my eyes opened.

I saw her eyes open but saw that something happened to her, something she saw. She turned to look over at her brother, as they both held each other in their arms. “What happened to us?” Athena spoke as her eyes met with mine.

She looked down and saw the blood that was over her body, as she started to freak out. I grabbed her hand and calmed her. “Take a deep breath, and look under your shirt. I took care of it.” She lifted her shirt and showed her stomach, which had nothing there, just dried blood. I saw the relief in her eyes.

Athena looked over at Logan. “We need to tell them, what happened,” Athena said as Logan nodded.

“Athena, why don’t you go clean up and relax, Logan will tell us,” I said as Athena frowned, Dean, helped her up and walked with her to her hall.

“I’ll be with Athena,” Jade spoke, walking with Dean and Athena. Once they left the room, we looked over at Logan.

“You guys aren’t going to like this,” Logan said as his eyes where glazing straight as Roxi.

Chapter 21: https://katiesblog96971617.com/2019/07/01/unforgotten-chapter-21/

New chapters will be posted every Monday! Can’t wait til then? Check out the book on Wattpad! Search ‘katieasehl’, not only will you find this book, but other’s that I’ve finished or currently working on!

Posted in Arts and Crafts, Beginner Patterns, Crochet

Crafty Sassy: Crochet Ice Pop Cozies (Beginner)

Hey Dearies! So, since we are in summer, I wanted to give you all a pattern that was perfect for this season! As I was growing up, one of the favorite cold treat to have on a hot day, other than ice cream, was freeze pops!

We would always have so many of them that the only ones that were left in the fridge were the colors that we didn’t care to have. My favorites were red, pink, and of course blue!

These cozies are not only super cute, but they are perfect for the little ones and those who don’t like holding cold stuff in their hands. These are just a simple and very basic to make, so if you are short on time, these can be finished within a  few minutes, depending on how fast you crochet.

I have also included two sets of the same pattern, one for switching colors and the other one for making just solid colors. The color switching one will be first and the solid color one will be after that.

Here’s what you will need:

  • Medium Yarn (In any color you would like, or have two colors for more fun!)
  • 4.5 mm hook
  • Stitch Markers (This is optional, but if you are a beginner, I highly recommend to use.)
  • Sewing Needle

Let’s Begin! (Color Switching)

20190611_101902.jpg

Chain 13 and slip stitch into the first ch to create a ring.

Round 1: Ch 2. 13 half double crochet in the ring, slip stitch on the top of your ch 2 to close. Work each round continuously; use a stitch marker to help keep track of the rounds.

Round 2: 13 half double crochet around.

Round 3: 13 half double crochet around.

Round 4: 13 half double crochet around. (This is where you can choose to switch colors if you like.)

Round 5: 13 half double crochet around.

Round 6: 13 half double crochet around.

Round 7: 13 half double crochet around. (This is where you would switch your colors again.)

Round 8: 13 half double crochet around.

Round 9: 13 half double crochet around.

Finish off and sew in ends.

 

Let’s Begin! (Solid Color)

20190611_101853.jpg

Chain 13 and slip stitch into the first ch to create a ring.

Round 1: Ch 2. 13 half double crochet in the ring, slip stitch on the top of your ch 2 to close. Work each round continuously; use a stitch marker to help keep track of the rounds.

Round 2-9: 13 half double crochet.

Finish off and sew in ends.

This is something that can be done very quickly and it’s also fun to mix the colors around. These are also perfect for selling at craft fairs since it is something simple to create!

Also, if you don’t like the size of the cozie, you can always add more rows to make it longer.

Another thing, if you wanted it to sit at the end of the freeze pop, you can always sew the bottom of it. However, I like the cozy being the size it is since it’s easier to move and adjust when you are eating the freeze pop.

 

Don’t forget to check out my Facebook page! I try to go live on Tuesdays and if you like my page, I do polls and free giveaways as well! Also, this is usually the first place that I post updates on my blog as well!

https://www.facebook.com/katiesblog96971617/

 

 

 

 

Posted in Unforgotten

Unforgotten – Chapter 19

If you haven’t read Chapter 18, here is the link:

https://katiesblog96971617.com/2019/05/21/unforgotten-chapter-18/

Athena’s P.O.V.
After I left Dean’s hall, I hurried over to my hall, my parents were looking around, I can see the smile in my dad’s face when he saw me. I ran up to him and hugged me. He squeezed tightly and I looked up and saw a tear escape from his eyes. I’ve never seen my dad cry a lot, but this made me cry.

He finally got his sister back. I finally got my aunt back. No longer was she a vampire, but she was one of the two leaders that had the Spiritual element.

“I’m so proud of you both.” My father said as he let go of the hug and looked into my eyes. “I never thought that it would’ve worked and I would get my sister back to normal, well almost.” He chuckled. I smiled.

I looked over at my mom, she didn’t seem to say much but nodded. I hugged my dad back, again. I was glad that he was proud of us, I just wished my mother felt the same way.

“So,” My father pulled away. “What’s next?”

“What do you mean?” I asked.

“Your brother told us about Ricky and your visions.” I froze, I didn’t think that Logan would mention this stuff to our dad, but I didn’t want to give off the vibe that I was afraid. It didn’t feel normal to talk about these kinds of things with them.

“Well, the first thing we had to do was turn the vampire’s humans. Next, we have to have a meeting about what to do next.” I said as I looked over at my mom. She had tears falling from her eyes.

“Is it true?” I was confused, what was she talking about? “Is she really gone?” She asked again.

Then it hit me, she was talking about Ricky’s mom. She was best friends with his mom and they had us kids grow up together. The thing that sucked was that I hoped she wasn’t dead, but I didn’t want to give my mother hope if she was still alive.

“I’m not sure if my visions are true or not, but I don’t want to-” I cut off by another voice.

“Give you hope.” I turned and saw my Aunt Marie coming towards us. “Which at this point, we are still unsure what Ricky’s father really wants to do.” I smiled at my Aunt Marie, as she didn’t look quite as pale, but she looked glowing. “Athena, we are having a meeting and have to go.”

“Just like that, you are going to take my child away from me, again?” My mother bluntly said.

“I’m not taking your children away, they were chosen to be who they are today. You should be proud that your twins are doing everything they can to keep this world’s supernatural balanced.” Aunt Marie snapped back at my mother.

My mother stayed slight as we both walked out of my hall. “I’m sorry for snapping at your mother, but she needs to realize that there are worse things going on than her problems.”
______________________________________________________________________________________
“So, Ricky and Ricky’s father could be a hybrid? What the hell is that?” James asked as he looked up at my Aunt. “How many supernatural do we have?”

“James, I know this is a lot of information that we are pushing on you, but you need to focus on the bigger picture.” Elle interrupted, as she then looked over at my Aunt Marie.

“Which is?” James chimed in again.

“Hybrid is a half werewolf, half vampire. They are a lot stronger than a regular werewolf and vampire because they have both of the strengths of both supernatural. For centuries, they have been wanting to take over our world completely. We have been able to keep peace among the vampires and werewolves for centuries because they want the same thing, peace.” Aunt Marie explained.

“Now, if Athena’s visions are true, he is creating an army of hybrids, which we must make sure that is destroyed. I’ve gotten in contact with the pack leader of werewolves and the Queen of fangs. They will be here to talk about the opinions on what to do next.”
James rubbed his eyes, still trying to process all the information that is going on. I looked over at Dean as he gave me a smirk.

“Basically, we will be going into war with the hybrids?” Logan asked.

“Yes, but with the help of our allies, we should be able to destroy them with no problem at all,” Elle spoke as she turned to me. “We need you to let us know when you have another vision, knowing how many have been created, will determine everything.” I nodded.

“With that being said, practice your magic, for the time being, I’ll be teaching James and practicing myself. Elle will let us know when our allies are here and we will be back here to figure out our next move.” My Aunt Marie said as we all got up from the chairs and started to head toward the Main Hall.

Elle stopped Dean and me before leaving. “I know you have the spark together.” She bluntly spoke as I looked at her, surprised. “As I told Logan and Alexa, be very careful. It’s been very rare for Fire and Earth element witches to have a spark, but it’s not all a bad thing.”

“You two are very powerful if you can work together. Which can help us when it comes time to destroy the hybrids. I suggest you get stronger together since Dean is a little more advanced, he will help you get strong quicker.” Elle said as she gave us a soft smile and left the meeting room.

It was just Dean and I. As I started to walk to the door, he grabbed my wrist. I looked over at him as he came closer to my face, he pressed his forehead against mine. I leaned in, surprising him, and pressed my lips against his.

He smiled as I pulled away. “I’m sorry, were you going to do that?” I smirked as he chuckled.

“Took the words right out my mouth,” Dean smirked.

Chapter 20: https://katiesblog96971617.com/2019/06/17/unforgotten-chapter-20/

New chapters will be posted every Monday! Can’t wait til then? Check out the book on Wattpad! Search ‘katieasehl’, not only will you find this book, but other’s that I’ve finished or currently working on!

Posted in Crochet Blanket 2019

Temperature Blanket Update 2019: May

Hey Dearies! Another month has passed for 2019! We FINALLY are getting some warmer weather, just in time for summer! As you can see, I have taken the picture from the floor and not on my bed because the blanket is starting to get really big!

I bet you are wondering how long it will get, huh? Well, not much longer because once the end of June has come and gone, I will be starting July from the beginning of our blanket. I know that it’s not something people do normally when it comes to temperature blankets.

So, let’s talk about this month some more! So, we finally hit a few 70 degree days, but nothing has gotten warmer than that, though, it has felt like that. Not very many 40 degree squares, but it looks like we won’t be seeing days like those for awhile!

20190603_201720.jpg
January, February, March, April, and May.

Sorry for the picture quality not being the best, but we can see every square all in one frame, which is harder, especially trying to fit it on the bed to take a perfect picture of it.

As always, here is the chart of colors that I am using, nothing has really changed, but I think I did switch out a brand for the 60 degrees color to a Red Heart brand since my entire blanket is almost completely made up of it.

The good thing is, the color didn’t really change at all, still the same color, just a different brand.

20181222_124142
100 degrees – Fire Red (I Love This Yarn)
90 degrees – Pumpkin (Red Heart Super Saver)
80 degrees – Bright Yellow (Red Heart Super Saver)
70 degrees – Jelly Bean (I Love This Yarn)
60 degrees – Green (Main Stays Basic Yarn)
50 degrees – Turqia (Red Heart Super Saver)
40 degrees – Soft Blue (I Love This Yarn)
30 degrees – Dark Orchid (Red Heart Super Saver) *Changed to the following – Violet (Red Heart With Love)
20 degrees – Orchid (I Love This Yarn) *Changed to the following – Orchid (Red Heart Super Saver)
10 and below – Light Gray (I Love This Yarn)

How do you tell which color to use?

I, personally, go with the overall temperature. So, let’s go by today, for example.

Today in Maine, the overall temperature is 17 degrees. I would choose the light gray.

Let’s say that it was an overall temperature of 22 degrees, I would choose the Orchid color. All my temperatures, for my colored yarn, has to have the same number first number. If that makes any sense, I’m sorry if it doesn’t!

What was the highest temperature for this month?

We finally got to 70 degrees, but haven’t reached that 80 degrees either. As we keep going into June, the weather will start to warm up a little more for us.

What was the lowest temperature for this month?

We had a few days that were 40 degrees, which aren’t that cold, but I would rather them be 50 degree days instead. We might see another 40-degree day, but I think we are in the clear and might only see 50-60 degree days in the future.

Do you post daily updates?

Yes, I do. On my Facebook page, I post a picture of the square for each day. I also tried to post every week’s worth, but it was hard to keep track of, so I’ll be posting monthly and daily instead.

If you haven’t liked my Facebook Page, here is the link below! It keeps you posted and updated on my temperature blanket and any updates for my blog and YouTube channel, as well!

https://www.facebook.com/katiesblog96971617/?ref=bookmarks

 

Posted in Arts and Crafts, Crochet, Easy Patterns

Crafty Sassy: Crochet Adult Size Dragon Ball Z Goku Hat (Easy)

Hey dearies! Today I am back with a NEW pattern that I had to try and recreate. As you all know, some patterns can be available for a limited time or a price. A lot of creators rather create the items instead of having an option to buy the pattern.

Especially, if you know someone or really want something that they have created. Well, that’s what happened to me. As I was scrolling on Pinterest, I happened to see this hat set:2019-05-21.png

As soon as I saw it, I showed it to my fiance, who is a HUGE Dragon Ball Z fan and loved it! So, I looked into seeing if there was a pattern or someone who sells the pattern itself. Sadly, I didn’t get a pattern or couldn’t purchase a pattern.

When you can’t get a pattern, what do you do?

Recreate it, of course! Now, this was a simple recreate because the beanie is simple and those patterns are free, but I put a little twist to mine. I’m going to show you how to make the orange hat, the green one I am still currently looking for another pattern for the antenna’s, but once I do, I’ll have that pattern up for you all!

Let’s talk about what you will need:

  • Medium Size Yarn (In Orange, Black, and White)
    • I used Red Heart Super Saver Pumpkin, since I still have a huge skein of that left and same with the white.
    • I also used I Love This Yarn for the black, since I didn’t have any Red Heart in black.
  • 5.0mm
    • You can change the hook size to a 5.5mm or 6.0mm because the beanie will be really snug when it’s finished.
  • Sewing Needle
  • Scissors

*Note: This size fits an adult. My fiance’s head size is 21 inches, but I did adjust the pattern so that it wasn’t so tight. If anyone wants me to re-adjust the size if you want me to make one for the kiddos or baby sizes!

Let’s Begin!

-Hat-

Starting with the orange yarn, chain 5 and slip stitch in the first stitch chain to form a loop

Row 1: Chain 2. Make 10 double crochets in the loop. Join at the top of the first double crochet with a slip stitch. (10)

Row 2: Chain 2. Make two double crochets in each stitch. Join as you did before in row 1. (20)

Row 3: Chain 2. *Double crochet in the first stitch, Make 2 double crochets in the next stitch* Repeat * around. Join. (30)

Row 4: Chain 2. *Double crochet in the next 2 stitches, 2 double crochets in the next stitch* Repeat *around. Join. (40)

Row 5: Chain 2. *Double crochet in the next 3 stitches, 2 double crochets in the next stitch* Repeat * around. Join. (50)

Row 6: Chain 2. *Double crochet in the next 4 stitches, 2 double crochets in the next stitch* Repeat * around. Join. (60)

Row 7: Chain 2. * Double crochet in the next 5 stitches, 2 double crochets in the next stitch* Repeat * around. Join. (70)

Row 8: Chain 2. *Double crochet in the next 6 stitches, 2 double crochet in the next stitch* Repeat * around. Join. (80)

Row 9-15: Chain 2. Double crochet in each stitch. Join. (80)

Row 16-19: Switch to the black yarn. Chain 2. Double crochet in each stitch. Join. (80)

Row 20: Chain 1. Single crochet in each stitch. Join. Fasten off. (80)

Now that our hat is done, we need to create the circle part.

-Symbol Base (White circle)-

Grab the white yarn, chain 5 and slip stitch into the first chain to create a loop.

Row 1: Chain 2. Make 10 double crochets in the loop. Join. (10)

Row 2: Chain 2. Make 2 double crochets in every stitch. (20)

Row 3: Chain 2. *Double crochet in the first stitch, 2 double crochets in the next stitch* Repeat * around. Join. (20)

Row 4: Chain 2. *Double crochet in the next 2 stitches, 2 double crochets in the next stitch* Repeat * around. Join. (30)

Row 5: Chain 2. *Double crochet in the next 3 stitches, 2 double crochets in the next stitch* Repeat *around. Join. (40)

Row 6: Chain 1. Single crochet in each stitch. Join

Row 7: Change to black yarn. Chain 1. Single crochet in each stitch. Join. Fasten off.

The next part is totally up to you. My fiance didn’t want the symbol that they had, in the original picture, so he wanted me to do this symbol instead:

2019-05-21 (1).png

I’m sorry that I don’t know the symbols, but this is what he chose. You have to do one of two things to get the symbol on the white piece.

  1. Sew on the symbol.
  2. Puffy Paint it on.

I’ve never used puffy paint, but I wanted to give it a try and still give the ‘3D’ effect. I can sew, but let’s be honest, I got very frustrated on trying to do so. The good thing about sewing is that you can pull it from your project.

Here’s how the puffy paint came out:

20190521_164903.jpg

You don’t have to do either of the symbols, get creative and put whatever you would like!

Once you are done with the symbol, make sure that if you used the puffy paint, let it dry for about 4 hours before touching it or doing this next step.

Take your hat and white symbol circle, grab some black yarn and sew on the circle symbol piece to the hat. And you should be all set to wear it!

I’m going to try my best and create the other hat, but make sure you are following my Facebook page! I usually update when I’m about to create a new pattern or if you want to suggest any ideas that you would like me to recreate!

 

Posted in Unforgotten

Unforgotten – Chapter 18

If you haven’t read Chapter 17, here is the link:

https://katiesblog96971617.com/2019/05/13/unforgotten-chapter-17/

Athena’s P.O.V.
As we all stood around in our elemental spots, Elle was handing us all a candle. Our Aunt Marie and James stood in the middle. As Elle approached me, she told me that I would be starting the ritual again.

“I’ll repeat what you have to say if you need me too.” She told me, handing me a green candle as I gave her a smile. I felt comfortable doing it by myself, but I needed to know what I had to say, especially since we are doing the ritual to change vampire back to humans.

“Is everything the same as the last ritual we did?” I asked as she nodded.

“The only thing that will be different, is that after we summon all the elements into the circle, you need to say one more thing before it is complete. I’ve already given James and Marie the potion. We are ready when you are.” Elle smiled as she headed over Roxi, handing her candle.

Each of us lit our candles. Dean smirked as I gazed over at him. I gave him a smiled and then took a deep breath to relax me. I was so nervous that something would go wrong. I closed my eyes and chanted: ‘Ego autem in terra circulus receperint.’

I opened them to see my flame get brighter. I carefully placed my candle on top of my stone, that glowed green. Slowly, I walked towards Roxi, as she gave me a smile, but I knew she was nervous as I. I closed my eyes once more and chanted: ‘Nunc receperint Aeris circulus.’

I opened them and saw her flame get brighter, as did the stone she stood on. I looked over to Elle as she nodded with approval. I then headed over to Dean. I noticed a smile appeared on his face, as I approached.

Standing in front of him, once again, I closed my eyes and chanted: ‘Nunc receperint pinguibus ignis Adfixus circulus.’

His flame grew brighter, as I slowly walked away towards my brother. He looked nervous, but seeing how I was, he relaxed his shoulders. Closing my eyes, I chanted: ‘Nunc receperint aqua circulus.’

I smiled how my brother flame got brighter. I headed towards the center of the circle where James and Aunt Marie were standing. I lifted the candle and stood in front of them. My Aunt Marie gave me a soft smile before I closed my eyes and chanted: ‘Nunc receperint Spiritus circulus.’

All of the elements started to glow as the ritual was almost completed. I looked over at Elle, as she had a smile on her face. “Now, Marie and James, you will need to stand looking at each other, holding the purple candle. Once Athena is back on her stone holding her candle, you will all chant ‘Beati eritis. Reduc eos maledictio data apou.'”

I nodded as I handed the candle over to my Aunt and James. The stood facing each other as I headed back to my candle. Once I was there, I closed my eyes and we all chanted: ‘Beati eritis. Reduc eos maledictio data apou.’, three times.

Opening my eyes, I saw everyone’s candles were out, but the Spiritual candle wasn’t. The Spiritual stone was also the only stone that was glowing. We all stood there amazed. I didn’t understand if we did it or not, but Elle seemed excited.

“Well, are we human or not?” James asked as Elle came towards him and smiled. I looked over and saw my Aunt Marie smiling and started to cry some tears.

“Well, you aren’t just human now, you are both the new Spiritual Element Leaders we have been waiting for.” Elle said as she blew out the candle and smiled at them both. She looked at James and smirked. “I knew there was something about you that was special, young man, but I never thought in a million years that we would see this happen in a ritual!”

I smiled as Dean came over and hugged me. His scent wrapped around me wanted me to kiss him, but I returned the smile. He leaned closer to my ear and whispered, “Come with me, I want to show you something.” I looked up and nodded.

Roxi and Logan kept talking as Elle was taking care of the candles and explaining to James everything that we had already heard. Dean and I snuck out, him holding my hand, as we laughed. I had no idea what he wanted to show me, but I was curious to know.

No one was in the main hall, but we headed toward the Fire Hall, which I have never been. The longer we walked down the hall, the hotter it got. Once we entered, it we were walking on a stone bridge, he held my hand as we crossed it.

I looked up to see a stone-like castle, covered in vines that climbed the walls. We started walking up the steps as he let go of my hand to open the old wooden door. My eyes were amazed at how incredible the castle was.

“Coming?” Dean asked as I looked back at him, still amazed with his home. I have always loved castles and fairy tails, but this was in-between an evil castle and a kings castle. As I entered into it, we were in a throne type room, with two staircases that were on each side of his elemental throne chair.

Dean grabbed my hand, as we headed up towards the stairs. As we went through the hall, there were 3 rooms. The one of the left, was a library, the one on the right was an extra room, and the only in the middle had another giant wooden doorway. Entering inside of it, there was a master bedroom.

It wasn’t as messy as I thought it would be. I always thought there would be his clothes everywhere or the bed wasn’t made, but it was spotless. I was shocked. “I never expected your room to be so clean.” I said as he chuckled, laying on his bed.

“You think I was a slob?” He joked as I laughed.

“Well, a little, but I’m kinda jealous,” I said, laying down with him on the bed. “I wished I was more organized like you.” I looked over at him and held my head up by my arm.

“Maybe I’ll surprise you some time and do it randomly someday for you.” He smiled as I leaned over and kissed his cheek.

“I’d like that.” I replied, as he leaned into my face and placed a soft kiss on my lips. It was gentle but soft. When he pulled away, I was sad, knowing that I wanted more from him.

“So, what was it that you wanted to show me?”

“This, my hall. I’ve always liked your hall better since there is more to do than in here.” He spoke as he stood up and walked over to the balcony, looking over at a warm red colored water that was flowing down some rocks below.

I followed him, looking over at the view as well. “So, do you have any duties?”

“Yeah, but I usually don’t have to do them, unless Elle tells me too or I’m angry and want something I can put my angry out.” He paused and looked over at me. “I make weapons, tools, and mine a bit, but I rather be spending it with you.”

I felt my cheeks blush. I didn’t know what to say, other than I didn’t want to make any promises to him that I couldn’t keep. Ricky was still alive, but I have felt that I have mourned him. Dean, on the other hand, is something that could be very dangerous for me to act on.

I gave him a friendly smile. “I’ve got to go. I want to see my parents for a little bit. Thank you for showing me your hall. I love the old fashion style it has to it.” I then left his castle and headed back to the main hall.

Chapter 19: https://katiesblog96971617.com/2019/06/10/unforgotten-chapter-19/

New chapters will be posted every Monday! Can’t wait til then? Check out the book on Wattpad! Search ‘katieasehl’, not only will you find this book, but other’s that I’ve finished or currently working on!

Posted in Crochet Blanket 2019

Temperature Blanket Update 2019: April

Hey Dearies! I know I’m a little behind on the update, but I was currently out of the 50-degree yarn and of course, it was the last square for April. The yarn FINALLY came in yesterday, so I was able to finish up April.

So, this month, as you can see, we are starting to warm up a little more! Although it did rain quite a bit in April, we did have some nice days! We haven’t hit 70-degree weather, yet, but I’m pretty sure that we will see some next month for sure!

20190514_140308.jpg
January, February, March, and April!

Now, as you can see, this blanket is getting pretty big! The more we get into summer, we will start to see the rise in temperatures quite a bit. In Maine, once it gets hot, it gets hot pretty quick before it stays like it.

Right now, this is my kind of weather. Not too hot, but not too cold. Just enough where you might need a sweatshirt, but even if you sit in the sun, you won’t want to have keep taking it off.

Just in case you forgot what colors and yarn I’m using, here it is:

 

20181222_124142
100 degrees – Fire Red (I Love This Yarn)
90 degrees – Pumpkin (Red Heart Super Saver)
80 degrees – Bright Yellow (Red Heart Super Saver)
70 degrees – Jelly Bean (I Love This Yarn)
60 degrees – Green (Main Stays Basic Yarn)
50 degrees – Turqia (Red Heart Super Saver)
40 degrees – Soft Blue (I Love This Yarn)
30 degrees – Dark Orchid (Red Heart Super Saver) *Changed to the following – Violet (Red Heart With Love)
20 degrees – Orchid (I Love This Yarn) *Changed to the following – Orchid (Red Heart Super Saver)
10 and below – Light Gray (I Love This Yarn)

How do you tell which color to use?

I, personally, go with the overall temperature. So, let’s go by today, for example.

Today in Maine, the overall temperature is 17 degrees. I would choose the light gray.

Let’s say that it was an overall temperature of 22 degrees, I would choose the Orchid color. All my temperatures, for my colored yarn, has to have the same number first number. If that makes any sense, I’m sorry if it doesn’t!

What was the highest temperature for this month?

We are still in that 60-degrees mark. We haven’t hit 70-degrees, yet, but we were pretty close to it. As we begin May, we should at least see a few days that will hit 70-degrees.

What was the lowest temperature for this month?

We didn’t get as cold as 20-degrees is, but we did have a few days that were pretty low, which was 30-degrees

Do you post daily updates?

Yes, I do. On my Facebook page, I post a picture of the square for each day. I also tried to post every week’s worth, but it was hard to keep track of, so I’ll be posting monthly and daily instead.

If you haven’t liked my Facebook Page, here is the link below! It keeps you posted and updated on my temperature blanket and any updates for my blog and YouTube channel, as well!

https://www.facebook.com/katiesblog96971617/?ref=bookmarks

Posted in Unforgotten

Unforgotten – Chapter 17

If you haven’t read Chapter 16, here is the link:

https://katiesblog96971617.com/2019/04/29/unforgotten-chapter-16/

Logan’s P.O.V.
“We really have to stop,” I said, pulling myself away from Roxi. “I know you want to go further, so do I, but you know we can’t.”

She frowned. “Alright then, I’ll see you tomorrow.” She said, but before she could walk away, I grabbed her wrist and placed my lips on hers. She smiled as I pressed our foreheads together.

“Good night.” I saw, as her smile grew.

“Night.” Roxi walked away, as I looked over at the ocean. My phone started to ring.
I saw the caller I.D. pop up as ‘Unknown’, I let it go to voicemail. As I walked over to my place, my phone went off again. Same person, but I sent it to voicemail. Who the hell would be calling me from an unknown number?

It rang once more, I was so frustrated I ended up picking it up. “Who the hell is this?” I asked as I waited for someone to answer.

“Logan, it’s me, Ricky.” I couldn’t believe it, but Athena did say that he could still be alive, I just thought that it wasn’t true, but now, I don’t know what to believe.
_______________________________________________________________________________________________
Ricky’s P.O.V.
“Are you really alive?” I heard Logan ask, but I didn’t have time to chit chat.

“Yes, but I can’t talk for long. You need to listen to me.” I said as I paused. “My dad, isn’t who he says he is. He did something to me and now, I’m going to be set free.”

“That’s great, right?” Logan said, but he cut himself off. “Ricky, what do you mean he did something?”

I looked over and saw shadows coming closer towards the room I was stuck in. “I’ve got to go, but I needed to warn you guys both.” I paused. “Whatever you do, kill me. Tell Athena that I love her.” I hung up and smashed the phone into the floor. I quickly picked up the pieces and threw them in the trash.

I looked over and my father was staring me down, holding a set of clothes. “Now my boy, it’s time to do me a favor.” An evil grin appeared on his face, as I felt chills running up my back.

Two men dressed in black entered the room, I backed away from them as much as I could, but they grabbed me.

“Let go of me!” I snapped as I threw the guy on the left on the ground, as the other guy was trying to restrain me. Holy crap, how did I get this strong? I looked over as the guy on the left got back up and stuck a needle into my neck. “I won’t let you get away with this.” I said, staring into my father’s eyes.

My body started to weaken as I tired to break through from it. “But you see.” My father spoke, as my eyes started to close. “I already have.” He laughed as I closed my eyes once more and fell to the ground.
___________________________________________________________________________________________________
Logan’s P.O.V.
I ran as fast as I could, running out of my hall. I passed Roxi as I heard her call my name. I ran into my sister’s hall as I saw she was sitting on her swing with Dean.

“Athena, it’s Ricky.” I spoke as I stopped to catch my breath. “You were right, he’s alive.”

She stood up, as I could see the shocked look on her face. She never thought that her visions would be true, but Ricky was alive. I heard him, but I cringed at the fact that we would have to kill him. I wanted to know if there was a way to fix him.

“H-how do you know?” She asked as I pulled out my phone.

“He called me, but listen we don’t have much time. We have to tell the others.” I said, grabbing her arm as Dean approached us.

“What do you mean to tell the others? What’s going on?” Dean asked as I sighed. I looked into my sister’s eyes, as I didn’t want to tell her that we really had to kill him, but I wanted to give her hope.

“Just, let’s go into the main hall and I’ll explain it.” I spoke as we all rushed into the main hall, Roxi was waiting for us as was Elle, Roxi must of told her somethin was going on with me.

I saw that in Elle’s eyes, she could tell something was wrong, just from looking at me. She nodded to me as I grabbed my cell phone. “Call her.” Elle spoke as everyone else looked at her. I nodded and called our Aunt Marie.

It rang once before she picked up. “Logan, is everything alright? We are almost there.”

“I’m not sure, but you are on speaker.” I said as I took a deep breath. “I got a call from Ricky, he’s alive, but he told me that his father wasn’t who he thought he was. So, with that being said, Athena was right, but she was also right that he did do something to Ricky. I’m not sure what it was, but he couldn’t explain it to me.” I said as Athena looked worried.

“Did he say anything else before you got off the phone with him?” Aunt Marie asked as I didn’t want to say it, but I could see Athena’s eyes were starting to get watered.

“He said that whatever we do, we would have to kill him.” I said, Athena started to cry, as Dean held her in his arms. “Unless Elle or know might know if we can help him or not.”
Elle looked puzzled, as I could see she was trying to think. “Now, Athena, what was it that you saw happened to Ricky.” Elle asked as she quickly move over to her, pulling her hand into hers. “Relax and think back to that. I’ll be able to pull as much information as I can.”

Elle had her eyes closed for a second or two before opening them and looking over to me. “It’s just as I feared.” She said, walking over to me and taking the phone from my hand. “Marie, dear. Get here as fast as you can. We need to try and turn you human before they get here.” Elle hung up the phone and handed it back to me.

“Okay, seriously, what the hell is going on?” Dean spoke up as I looked over at Elle.

“You’re uncle just created the first hybrid of the century. Get into your spiral outfits and we will meet back in the Spirit Hall. We are doing this for real. Be ready.” Elle walked back over to the potions and grabbed a purple vial, handing it to me. “Logan, take this. You and Athena are the only ones that can leave. Get ready and make sure to give this to your Aunt.” I nodded as Elle quickly got to work on something.

I walked over to Athena and hugged her. “Get ready, I’ll met up with Athena. You, Dean, and Roxi keep looking for a cure for a hybrid. I don’t want to lose our best friend a second time.” I pulled away and gave her a faint smile.

“No, I’ll go up there with you.” She argued, I nodded and we all rushed off to get ready.
______________________________________________________________________________________________
“Elle, be honest with me.” I asked as she was gathering the candles for the ritual. “Do we have a choice? Or do we really have to kill him?” She kept gathering things as I waited for her to reply.

“Sadly, we must. It is the only way we will be able to keep peace on this Earth.” She looked over at me. “We have made bargains with the Vampires and Werewolf clans. As long as we can live civilly with everyone, no harm would come to anyone. Hybrids are a mix of both and we have tried many times to welcome them to live in peace with us, but they have refused.”

I didn’t understand why this was such a big deal. I could see that Elle noticed my frustrations, but Ricky wouldn’t be like that, at all.

“I know your friend has been a wonderful best friend, but when he is a Hybrid, it’s harder for the good to show from the bad. Hybrids have been wanting to control all for centuries. That’s why they are forbidden, but somehow, someway, they are reborn. We have to fight to keep the peace, otherwise, this world would be destroyed.” She gave be a comforting smile. “There is pure good in you, Logan, but this is something we can not save.”

I walked away from her and headed outside the tree. I stood there, in my ritual clothes, looking back at the parking lot, waiting for my Aunt. I didn’t understand why we couldn’t live in peace with them all. It just doesn’t make any sense.

There has to be a way, whether I create a way or not, but there has to be some way to help Ricky, or change his Hybrid ways.
__________________________________________________________________________________________________
Athena’s P.O.V.
“Where’s Logan?” I asked, as I entered back in the main hall. Dean and Roxi were looking through scroll and books to see if anything could help us with Ricky. I didn’t want us to kill him, just because of who he changed to be.

“He just left the tree.” Roxi spoke, as she didn’t look up at me. I quickly left the tree, Logan was standing there, looking over at the parking lot. My mother, father, James, and Aunt Marie, were all there.

I wanted to run in my father’s arms, but I stood and waited for them to walk over to us. I was nervous to see my mother. Last time we both saw her, she had left us to go back home. I was afraid of what she was going to stay.

“Athena, take this.” Elle said as I walked back in the stairs and grabbed what she had. “Tell your parents to put these on, and they may enter. Here is another vial for James, as well.” I smiled back at her as she nodded to me and went back inside.

I stood next to Logan as our parents came up to hug us. “My babies!” My mother said, wrapping her arms around both of us. Logan pulled away and handed our Aunt Marie the vial.

“We have to all get inside. There is something coming.” Logan said, as I handed our parents the necklace and James the other vial. “Keep your necklaces on at all times.” My father nodded, but my mother’s expression changed from being happy, to being worried, and maybe a little angry.

“We will explain inside.” I told her as our parents put the necklaces on. “Please, we need to get inside now.”

Aunt Marie and James drank the vials and we all entered inside the tree. The entrance closed shut, as we all were in. Elle was waiting for us. Aunt Marie gave her a hug, but Elle pulled away. “Now is not the time for hugs.”

“I know, where do you want me?” Aunt Marie asked, as Elle nodded towards the Spiritual Hall, but before Aunt Marie left, Elle looked over at James.

“You, follow her. You shall be changed to be human as well.” Elle said, surprising Logan and I, as she spoke. “Now, listen. You two must stay here, for now. Until it is safe. The Water and Earth hall are your children’s rooms, you may go and visit, but your children have a ritual to complete. The Spiritual Hall is off limits.”

My father nodded, as did my mother, she seemed scared, but my father held her hand. “We have to go, but we won’t be long,” I said as Logan and I started to head for the Spiritual Hall. I was stopped by someone grabbing my arm.

“You need to tell us what is going on, Athena.” My mother said, as her grip got tighter. I pulled my arm loose from her grasp and sighed.

“Ricky is alive, but something evil has happened to him. Aunt Marie has to become the leader of the Spiritual Element, so we can hopefully stop him but at this moment.” I pause and took a deep breath.

“We have to kill him.” Saying the words stung me as my heart ache. Never in a million years did I ever think I would have to end up killing my best friend and my first love.

Chapter 18: https://katiesblog96971617.com/2019/05/21/unforgotten-chapter-18/

New chapters will be posted every Monday! Can’t wait til then? Check out the book on Wattpad! Search ‘katieasehl’, not only will you find this book, but other’s that I’ve finished or currently working on!

Posted in Unforgotten

Unforgotten – Chapter 16

If you haven’t read Chapter 15, here is the link:

https://katiesblog96971617.com/2019/04/22/unforgotten-chapter-15/

Athena’s P.O.V.
As we all entered the Spiritual room, there were two other doors inside, they were both closed shut. We kept heading down the same hallway. Logan walked beside me as Roxi and Dean followed behind us.

Once we enter, the room was all stoned, the walls each had a symbol of the elements and a piece of the elements on each stone.

“Head over to your elements and stand on the stone,” Elle said as we all went to each of our stones. I stood on mine, as it glowed. Dean was right across from me, as I watched his stone glow. I looked over at my brother, as he was already glowing. I looked towards the other side and saw Roxi’s stone glow.

Elle then handed me a large green candle, and others their colors too. My candle had carved in designs that represented the Earth.

I looked across at Dean and he was handed his red candle, he took the other hand and lit the candle. He saw my amaze as he smirked. I focused on the wick of my candle as it finally lit, but the flame was green.

“Now, since Athena has both Earth and Spirit as her elements, she will begin the ritual.” I was confused, I didn’t expect that I would be doing the entire ritual. Elle looked over at me and smiled. “Athena, now, you will chant ‘Ego autem in terra circulus receperint.’.

I took a deep breath. “Ego autem in terra circulus receperint.” I spoke as the flame became stronger on my candle.

“Now, go to Roxi, leaving your candle on the stone. Chant ‘Nunc receperint Aeris circulus’.” Elle said as I placed my candle onto my stone. I stepped off the stone and headed towards Roxi, she gave me a soft smile as I chanted.

“Nunc receperint Aeris circulus.” As I took the candle from her and said. The flame grew as I handed the candle back to her.

“Now, to Dean. Do the same as before and chant. ‘Nunc receperint pinguibus ignis Adfixus circulus.'”

As I headed towards Dean, I also took his candle and spoke. “Nunc receperint pinguibus ignis Adfixus circulus.” His candle did the same as the past candles, as I handed it back to him.

I then headed over to my brother as he gave me a smile. “Chant ‘Nunc receperint aqua circulus.'” I chanted as I held his candle. I handed it back to him and then turned to the middle of the room. Where the Spirit element was, I stepped on the stone, it glowed, just like the others.

I bent down and picked up the Spirit candle, as I lit it. I looked over at Elle, as she nodded. “Now chant ‘Nunc receperint Spiritus circulus.'”

I closed my eyes and chanted. “Nunc receperint Spiritus circulus.”

The felt a wind blowing towards us, as I opened my eyes, everyone else was getting the same thing. “What’s happening?” I heard Logan shout, as I looked over to Elle, as she didn’t seem afraid.

The wind finally stopped as all of our candles blew out. The only thing that was still lighting up was our stones.

“We have done it!” Elle shouted. “You all have performed the ritual and did very well for your first one.”

“Did we do anything?” Roxi asked.

“You summoned the elements for a blessing. We needed to make sure you knew how to do this ritual before we bring in the vampirism cure. You may all leave.” Elle spoke as we all started to leave to our elemental rooms.
____________________________________________________________________________________________________
When I finally got into my little cottage. I looked through my clothes and pulled out a pair of sweats and a tank top. I quickly changed, but when I walked back into my living room, Dean was sitting in my giant comfortable chair.

“Well, hello.” He said as stood up from the chair.

“Are you just going to keep coming in without knocking?” I asked as I headed over to get myself a drink.

“Why? Does it bother you?” He smirked. I grabbed a bottle of water from my fridge and looked over at him.

“Do I come to your place and walk in randomly?” I snapped as he chuckled.

“No, but you could.” He said as a grin appeared on his face.

“What do you want?” I asked, as I walked over to the chair he was sitting in, he followed me and stood in front of me.

“I wanted to tell you that you did amazing in there.” He said as I could felt my cheeks blush a little.

“Thanks.” I paused as he pulled a chair in front of me and sat in it backward. “Is that all you wanted to say?” I asked. I had a feeling he wanted to talk to me more.

“Well, I was wondering if we could talk about the other day.” He asked as I got up from the chair and walked away from him. I didn’t want to talk to him about it. It was embarrassing to me that he knew that about me. “I just wanted to say that I’m sorry. I don’t know what it is about you, but I’m like drawn to you.”

I came over to me and wrapped his arms around me. “I know you feel it too. I can feel the way you are when I’m around you. You want me, but don’t know why.” He spoke, looking into my eyes.

“But why do we feel this way?” I said as he put his forehead against mine.

“I don’t know, but I want to find out.” He spoke as brushed his lips against mine. They were soft, but not as intense as the ones before were. This side of him was different. He pulled away, as I felt a smile crawl on my face. “Can I stay with you, tonight? I won’t do anything. I just want to hold you in my arms.”

Having Dean hold me in his arms sounded wonderful, but Ricky’s face popped in my mind. I didn’t know where he was, but I couldn’t save him. It felt wrong. I pushed away from Dean. “No, I can’t.”

I headed away from him, leaving my cottage and heading for the main hall. I looked around and saw Elle, sweeping the room.

“Athena, something wrong?” She said, looking up from sweeping. I sat down around the fountain. I gave her a small smile.

“I’m fine, just a lot of thinking,” I replied. She came over and sat down beside me.

“I sense you have a question. Is it something I can help you with?” She asked. As I looked into the fountain.

“It might be,” I said, feeling the water with my hands. I looked up at her. “Can we have a bond with other elements?”

She sighed and nodded. “Yes, I didn’t want to tell you all, but each generation of new elements have a soul mate. Especially, Spirit, that’s why there are two doors. There isn’t just one, that is why your aunt needs to become human again.”

“What about Dean and Roxi’s older brother?” I asked.

“That really isn’t their brother, it is their Uncle. They call him a brother because their parents died when they were very young and their Uncle took them in.” She sighed and stood up. “Sadly, he was turned into a vampire. Once he becomes human, his evil ways will hopefully disappear, but if not. You all must be prepared.” She got back to sweeping.

“Why do we have to be prepared?” I asked, but she was silent. “Okay, if you can’t tell me that, but will anything happen to us if we, you know, do anything together?” My cheeks got red, as I saw Dean come into the hall.

Elle looked over at me and then at Dean. “No, just take this. Because you are both more of the rare ones, conceiving a child is very easy, but we need to wait until we have everyone before you two start doing what I know you want to do.”

She gave me a small little white book. “What’s this?”

“You’ll know when you start opening it, but please wait,” Elle said as she kept sweeping. I looked over at Dean and walked past him.

“Think about it. I’ll come running if you need me.” He said as I kept walking away from him.

Chapter 17: https://katiesblog96971617.com/2019/05/13/unforgotten-chapter-17/

New chapters will be posted every Monday! Can’t wait til then? Check out the book on Wattpad! Search ‘katieasehl’, not only will you find this book, but other’s that I’ve finished or currently working on!

Posted in Mom Talk

Mom Talk: What You Should Think About Before Joining A MLM

Hey Dearies! So lately, I’ve been seeing a lot of my friends have been joining MLM businesses. In the past few years, these MLM businesses have everywhere! There isn’t one person that I know that is or did join an MLM business.

Image result for mlm

If you don’t know what an MLM is, let me explain: MLM stands for multi-level marketing. It is also called the ‘pyramid selling’, ‘network marketing’, and referral marking’.

In simpler terms, they want you to have more of your friends join so you can go up higher in the company.

Here are a few companies that are MLM:

  • Avon
  • Mary Kay
  • Herbalife
  • Scenty
  • doTerra
  • Younique
  • Le-vel
  • Pampered Chef
  • It Works!
  • Paparazzi

These are just a few of the MANY MLM businesses that are out there. I only labeled a few that are the most popular or what I have seen is the most popular.

I bet you are wondering, who are the targets for these companies?

Image result for stay at home working mom

Stay-at-home moms or moms in general. Some companies like to have their reps post on how you can work from home and still spend time with your children. Which are most mother’s dreams, who wouldn’t want to stay home with their kids and make money all at the same time?

Unfortunately, a lot of people jump into these businesses, after being persuaded to try one of these companies products out. So, I’m going to talk about the things you need to know BEFORE joining an MLM business.


Do you like the products that they sell?

Related image

First things first, you have to love what you are selling before selling it. Most people get into MLM businesses because they loved the products that the businesses were selling. Think of it this way, if you wouldn’t use it or buy it, why would you have your friends and family buy it?


Talk to a form rep or read reviews from former reps online.

Image result for read reviews

Before even investing a dime into an MLM business, talk to the former reps! From their experience, they can tell you what they wished they could’ve done differently. They can also give you some pointers on what helped them out when they were active in that company. Even ask them why they left and keep that in mind when you are thinking about joining an MLM company.

DON’T talk to the reps that are still active, they will most likely convince you to join the company and tell you how great it is, but you need to make sure you have not just the pros, but the cons too.


How much money will you have to invest?

Image result for money

This is another big one to think about. Especially, if you are a stay-at-home mom. Making sure you know or have an idea of how much money you spend on an MLM company, is a HUGE thing to know.

Reps will talk about how it’s only a small or one-time price to join, but you also have to think about if you will be buying more products. Remember, you have to show what you are selling to make a sale if your clients don’t know what it looks like or wants to see it in person.


Will you have the time for it?

Image result for time

This is also another thing to think about. Some of the companies want you to post on your social media all the time about the products or hounding you to make a sale. If you are a stay-at-home mom, you want to make sure that you can care and spend as much time with your kids, but if you also have to post or make sales, it might be harder to do.


How many other people, such as friends and family, sell it?

Image result for selling products

You won’t be the only one selling for an MLM company, but it is good to know who is selling from the same company you are. If you have more than 3 people selling the same products you are, it is going to be difficult to even make a sale.

A lot of people don’t think about it either, they get so excited to sell the products that an MLM is offering, that when it comes time to do so, they are having even more trouble trying to make a sale since they find out that more peeps on their friends list are selling the same thing that you are.


DO YOUR RESEARCH ON THE COMPANY!!

Related image

A lot of people forget to even think about this before joining. You want to make sure that the company is everything that you are told it is. If they support or donate money to a charity or support a group, make sure that they are really doing so.

Before becoming a rep, you want to make sure that when you get into an MLM company, they are everything you support. Making sure that the quality of the product is the same as well and also making sure what they claim is true, as well.

Doing your own research and making a list of the pros and cons of the company is something you must do, especially if you want to join an MLM company.


Take your time, don’t rush into it.

Image result for take your time quotes

Looking over all the pros and cons of an MLM company, you can decide whether this is something you want to do. Talk it over with your spouse, family, and friends, get their insights about it.

Take as long as you need, just remember, the choice is yours. If you think it’s a great idea, go for it! Just make sure that the company and its products are what you are passionate about. Remember, if you wouldn’t buy it, why would you want to sell it to anyone else?

 

 

 

Posted in Arts and Crafts, Crochet

Crafty Sassy: Crochet Hooks, What Should I Get? (For Beginners)

Hey Dearies! Since I am working on a few projects, I figured I would talk to you about the many crochet hooks that you can come to choose from. Especially if you are a beginner, knowing what hooks to get can is very important!

20190423_090427.jpg

As a beginner myself, I jumped right into buying a set of crochet hooks from Wish and went from there. However, since I got lucky and only paid 3 bucks for a mini set, I wish I would’ve known there was more than just one type of hooks.

Each type of hooks can have a different feel or how they are in general, but before we get into how they feel, let’s talk about the different kinds of hooks you can get:

  • Aluminum Hooks
  • Plastic Hooks
  • Steel Hooks
  • Wooden/Bamboo Hooks
  • Japanese Hooks

I’m going to break each of these down just so you can get a picture of how they are like and if they are for you. The only ones that I don’t have in my possession, are the Japanese Hooks, but I will still explain and have a photo of them just so you know what they look like.

Also, I am going to put a chart of the different sizes of hooks you can get and how they are labeled, as well.

Image result for crochet hooks size chart

As you can see, there are 3 different types of labels for these hooks. USA, English, and Metric. The easiest one to go by is Metric, I found that it was easier to find hook sizes by using their actually metric size.

To me, using letters to determine which size hook, has been confusing and usually if a pattern says a hook size as a letter, I always end up looking up in my crochet books or search in Google, to get the metric size. Hence why my patterns, don’t have the hooks in letter sizes.

If you are a beginner, Metric is the way to go, but you can determine which one you feel most comfortable following. If you are wondering how small these hooks can be, they can get pretty small or really huge.

Now, let’s get down to talking about the actual hooks themselves.


Aluminum Hooks 

WIN_20181220_14_45_00_Pro

There are one of the most common hooks you can get. I prefer them/use them, for almost every project! These hooks were one of the first ones that I bought to get into crocheting. They can come in all different colors and can go as little as 0.60!

However, for the little hook sizes, you have to be VERY careful. I actually have a few of the tiny ones and let me tell you, they can bend very easily. I haven’t even used them once, but they bent trying to get them out of the packaging!

Lucky, I haven’t reached a project where I’m required to use them, yet.

Another thing to look out for is that they can’t get wet! When I mean by that is if you have sweaty palms or hands, they can tend to be more difficult to work. First time I used them, I was so excited and nervous that it made it difficult to want to work with them.

Although, you can get grips or even use tape to place around the handle of the hook, making it easier to grip and easier to handle your work better!

Overall, they are perfect for beginners! Plus, I love the different colors you can get them in. My family usually get me crocheting books, and some of them come with these hooks, so I have already started a collection with my metal hooks!


Plastic Hooks

Image result for crochet plastic hook

These next hooks are another fun-coloring type of crochet hook. Now, I want to let you all know that I haven’t had the pleasure to work with a plastic hook in a ‘normal’ size, meaning the only sizes I have are an 8.0-11.5.

Have I worked with them? Yes, I actually used one of them to make a basket for my mini balls of yarn. I do plan on getting myself a plastic set, just so I can have them for an option, which a lot of crocheters tend to so that.

These hooks work pretty well, I don’t have any complains, although I have seen and heard from a few people, that they are very easy to break, which I figured they would because they are made up of plastic.

However, I haven’t had one break on me, ‘knock on wood’, but I can see the smaller ones breaking a lot quicker than the bigger ones.

Overall, I see more people use the bigger plastic hooks more than I do the smaller ones.


Steel Hooks

20190423_090234.jpg

I know you are probably thinking, ‘What’s the difference between these and the aluminum ones?’. Well, there are a few differences, but let me explain why.

These hooks have a built-in handle, which is perfect for if you have sweaty hands, as I do from time to time. Not only that, having a handle makes it easier for you to grip the hook better, but it makes it easier to control smaller hooks.

Yes, they do make them in smaller hooks. I actually bought myself a set, that also came with a storage bag, because I was looking for something to help me better grip my smaller hooks, especially, since I crochet a lot of towel toppers.

Although, these are one of my ‘go to’s’, the only problem I have with them is the grips. Now, the set that I bought, had rubber grips, but they were starting to slide off and it made it bothers me when they do that. Especially, when you are crocheting.

If you do want to get yourself a set of these hooks, go for the ones that are built onto the hook itself. If you do end up getting a rubber set, take some hot glue or craft glue, and glue the inside of the rubber piece, and slide your hook back on.

Overall, they do have some very cute grip holders and they can come in multiple colors. These are definitely a must, especially, if you are a beginner!


Wooden/Bamboo Hooks

20190423_085900.jpg

These hooks were the first thing that I really wanted, as soon as I got into crocheting! They were handmade and hand-carved, but I really just wanted them as an option and to grow my hook collection.

They are so smooth to the touch and have a point at the top of the hook, which makes going into stitches easier. The size of every hook is hand carved into the hook itself. These were so pretty I didn’t want to use them, but I did have some problems.

The ones I have, they felt weird to use, but when it comes to trying out different hooks, it can take a while to adjust, but it felt weird to use them. It’s not that I didn’t like them, I just the hook itself is very awkward.

I even put on a handle, which I didn’t want to do, but with the handle, it was a little easier.

The smallest size they go, in carving them with would, is a 3.0. Anything smaller is just a metal hook with a wooden grip, which I would like to note, the wooden grip is very strong and I haven’t had any problems with it.

Overall, I like to have a set, just to have it, but I have used them before. It does take some type to get used to, but you also need to be careful because since these are made up of wood/bamboo, they are very easy to break. Hence why they don’t go smaller with size!


Japanese Hooks

Image result for japanese crochet hooks

Now, as I said in the beginning, I’ve never tried these, so I can’t really give a good detailed explanation whether they are good or bad. I do see quite of bit of other crocheters that do use them.

What I have read, from my crocheting books, these hooks are perfect for people who have small hands and it helps with arthritis. From the looks of these hooks, they do look very comfortable.

Overall, you have to try them to get the feel from them. I do plan on getting a set in the near future.


In order to find out what hook works for you, try them all out! Of course, you don’t have to buy the entire set of them, you can always get just one of each and see how they are for you!

I like to have options, especially when crocheting. Have a set of each different hook can give me more options to choose from, no matter what size hook I need!

Leave a comment down below letting me know what kind of hook you prefer to use! I’d love to know!

Don’t forget to follow my Facebook page, I update my temperature blanket daily on there, go live crocheting, and even have free giveaways! Link is down below!

 

https://www.facebook.com/katiesblog96971617/

Posted in Unforgotten

Unforgotten – Chapter 15

If you haven’t read Chapter 14, here is the link:

https://katiesblog96971617.com/2019/04/15/unforgotten-chapter-14/

Ricky’s P.O.V.
It’s been almost a week since I found out my mother died, frankly, I’m more pissed at myself for this. All of this change, I’m going through, is a lot to take in. I sort of wonder if this was how Athena was feeling? Finding out all her parent’s past secrets and not knowing how to take all this information in.

I miss her. I really do. My father said that she died in a fire, but I know she couldn’t have because her Aunt Marie and James would make sure they came out safe and sound. Then again, another part of me doesn’t think they did make it out alive.

I looked around the room and saw my father approaching, he had an evil grin and plate of food. The only thing that was making me even get closer to him, is that I’ve been starving for days and those steaks look really good.

“Ricky, good to see you’re in a wonderful mood.” He smirked as I gave him a dirty look, approaching the double sided see through glass. He slid the plate under the small opening, the smell was consuming my nose with flavors, as my mind thought of what it would taste like, making my mouth water. “Eat, this is the only time you’ll get to eat, for now.”

I sat down and started taking a bite into the steak. I had no fork or knife, so I felt like I was eating it like a beast. Once I swallowed, he sat down on the other side. I thought I was going to be able to eat in peace, guess I was wrong. “What do you want?” I snapped.

“Nothing, how’s that steak? I had one of my chiefs prepare it for you.”

“Fine, when am I getting out of here? Or you going to let me starve to death.” I snapped at him again, taking another bite of my steak. What did he want with me? I just wanted to leave so I could find Athena.

“Soon. I won’t tell you when, but you’ll know when I give you a new set of clothes.” He then grabbed something from his pocket and slid it across the table to me. It was a photo, I glanced at it and realized it was a photo of Athena’s father, Tanner and her mother walking away from him. You can see the RV in the back, but I didn’t see Athena or Logan.

Hell, I didn’t even see James, all I saw was her Aunt Marie, in the front seat.
I slid the photo back over. “Where’s Athena?”

“She’s dead like I told you. I had someone locate them and this is what they captured. It seems that if Jade couldn’t handle what was going on with her children and had to leave.”

I shocked me that he knew who’s Athena and Logan’s parents were. “How did you know her name?”

He stood up from the chair and looked over at him. “I’m the one who killed her older sister.”
________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Athena’s P.O.V.

All four of us were woken up at about the same time. Elle had come in early and left a new outfit for me to put on. It was something out of the Enchanted Forest, like a mix of Poison Ivy, but with a little bit more details.

It was a green dress that had chains of vines wrapping all the way up both of my arms. The dress was very thin but still showered in different greens and nature colors, wrapping all the way around my body. My stomach was showing, which I was a little uncomfortable doing.

My shoes, weren’t really shoes, more like Greek sandals that wrapped all the way up to my shin. I also had a vine, flower, and leaves infused like a crown, but it was more like one of those hippy bands.

As I looked at myself through the mirror, I started to miss my mother. I wanted her to see how proud she would be of me and how far I’ve come from it. I knew she wouldn’t understand. She never took the time to understand, especially with all of this that we were learning.

I was about to go meet the others when someone hugged my waist. I turned my head to see Dean on my shoulder. “Maybe we should not go and stay here, instead.” He whispered in my ear.

I pulled his arms from me and left my cottage. I didn’t understand why he wanted to be around me. Don’t get me wrong, I wanted him to be around me, but not after last night. I hated when people found out I was a virgin. It was embarrassing.

Walking down my path, I felt him grab my arm. “Look, I’m sorry about last night, alright?” I looked into his eyes and didn’t know if he was just saying that or he really meant it. I gave him a dirty look and pulled my arm from his grasp.

“What is your deal!?” I yelled at him. “What do you want from me!?” He just stood there and stared at me, I waited to see if he would answer me, but I didn’t want to deal with him any further today. I turned around, but he stopped me again and pushed our lips together.

I pulled away and slapped him across the face. I started to run out of my chamber and met the others. Both Logan and Roxi were dressed in something of what I was. Logan approached me, he didn’t look happy. “I need to talk with you.” I nodded as we walked away from everyone else.

“What’s wrong? Did something happen to Dad?” I started to worry, but he nodded his head no, which gave me some relief.

“We have to tell them goodbye.” He said I could see he wasn’t happy about this. “For good. Aunt Marie didn’t tell us that once we do our first ritual, we are only allowed to leave, only on our birthdays, but because we are one of the rare ones, we are more limited to how long we can leave for.”

“When did you find out this?” I asked. I didn’t want to be restricted to when I was allowed to leave. “Can they visit us? You know mom and dad?”

“Yes, but only for a day, once a year.” My eyes started to water. I didn’t like this, at all. I still wanted to be able to leave.

“We have to tell them,” I said, as I started walking towards the entrance of the tree. Logan stopped me.

“I already talked to them, this morning. Dad understands, he is going back home with Aunt Marie and James, and they are going to try and convince Mom to come up this weekend for our birthday’s.”
I chuckled. “Good luck, once she finds out that we are basically trapped here, there is nothing more than she’ll want to do that get us out.”

Logan shrugged. “I honestly don’t think she will. After everything Aunt Marie has told us or has done for us, I don’t think she will be as prescient as you think.”

I looked over, Elle approached us both. “It’s time to practice. Sooner we get this done, the better.” I nodded as I caught Dean looking at me from afar. My heart started to beat faster, there was something about him, something that was different.

My heart was still Ricky’s, but with Dean being in the picture, I don’t see myself being with Ricky. I just can’t admit it for myself.

Chapter 16: 

https://katiesblog96971617.com/2019/04/29/unforgotten-chapter-16/

New chapters will be posted every Monday! Can’t wait til then? Check out the book on Wattpad! Search ‘katieasehl’, not only will you find this book, but other’s that I’ve finished or currently working on!

Posted in Arts and Crafts, Beginner Patterns, Crochet

Crafty Sassy: Crocheting a Completely Solid Mini Granny Square (Beginner)

Hey Dearies! I wanted to show you how to make a solid granny square, but this one is an actually solid granny square. The reason why I wanted to show you what a complete solid granny looks like, I wanted to also kinda see what I’m going to use it for.

The question I know I’m going to get asked is, ‘What’s the difference between a solid granny square and a completely solid granny square?’

Well, let me show you!

The purple square is a completely solid granny square. The blue one is a granny square, which is actually what I used to make my temperature blanket. The difference is that you can’t see the holes that are made for making the granny square.

*Note* They are NOT the same size. The completely solid granny square or the purple one is only 2 rows. While the other square has 5 rows.  

I actually found the pattern on Youtube because I was looking for it for one of my ‘big’ projects. Needless to say, I got very lucky and it just happened to be in my suggestions for videos to watch.

Here is the link for the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3TElIayQS8&t=640s

Now, you are probably wondering, ‘What project were you going to use to make with these?’

Well, here’s the thing. I love making stuff for others and I wanted to make my mother a blanket for her birthday, but I ended up going with the C2C method. The only problem was that I jumped into it and made a lot of mistakes.

To the point where I ALMOST finished it, but instead of printing out another sheet and20190416_084725.jpg ripping it, I decided to just rip it and got granny square small instead. Which is why I suggest to really pay attention when it comes to C2C and learn as much as you can!

With that being said, I am currently, been making a bunch of tiny granny squares. You are also probably thinking that I’m crazy for doing so, but in the end, it will look awesome!

 

However, you don’t need to make a bunch of small ones, as I did. Anyway, let’s get down to what you need for this pattern:

  • Medium Yarn or Size 4
    • I’ve been using Red Heart Super Saver since it’s what I’ve been using for the project itself.
  • 5.0mm hook
    • You can use any size, depending on the size yarn you are using.
  • Marker
    • These are a must when it comes to doing this the first time! Especially if you plan on making these squares bigger!
  • Sewing needle

The pattern is pretty simple, but it can get confusing, let’s begin!

You can either start with a magic circle or a chain 4. The difference between the two is that the chain 4, you have to make a slip stitch to start. Which

Row 1 ( If you used a Magic Circle to start): Chain 2.(counts as your first stitch) Make 2 double crochets in the circle. *1 treble crochet. 3 double crochets.* Repeat from * until you have 4 corners. Join with a slip stitch at the top of the chain 2. Place a marker at the top of each of your treble crochets.  

Row 1 (If you chained 4 to start): Make 2 double crochets in the last chain from your hook (You’ll be working in this chain). *Make 1 treble crochet. 3 Double crochet.* Repeat from * until you have 4 corners. Join with a slip stitch at the top of the chain. Place a marker at the top of each of your treble crochets. 

The next row is the same for both the magic circle and chain 4.

Row 2: Chain 2. *Double crochet in the next stitches, until you reach your stitch marker or first corner, remove it and remember to put it back for each treble crochet stitch. Make 2 double crochets where your stit marker was. Make treble crochet in that same stitch and another 2 double crochets in that same stitch.* Repeat from *. Join with a slip stitch in the top of your chain 2.

Repeat Row 2 until you have reached the desired size. Fasten off and weave ends in. 

There you have it! I will also make sure that I update you on my current project that I’m working on for my mom!

Make sure you are following my Facebook page! I do free giveaways on some stuff that I have made! Here’s the link: https://www.facebook.com/katiesblog96971617/

 

 

 

Posted in Unforgotten

Unforgotten – Chapter 14

If you haven’t read Chapter 13, here is the link:

https://katiesblog96971617.com/2019/04/08/unforgotten-chapter-13/

Athena’s P.O.V.
“Well, it looks like we don’t need much to make this cure, but the sooner we can, the sooner we can cure your Aunt.” Elle said, reading over the list of things we needed to do to cure vampirism. I nodded, but my mind was very distracted. All I could do was think of that kiss.

“And don’t forget our brother too, Elle.” I looked over and saw Roxi heading towards Dean, Elle, and I. “Let’s get started, what’s first?”

“It involves all of you. Each of you needs to grab something from your element and a drop of your blood. Once that is done, we need to have you all form a circle, with the vampire we wish to turn human again.” Elle spoke as she looked over at Dean and Roxi. “Which means, it’s time to call your brother.”

They both nodded as Logan finally came out of his chamber. “What’s going on?” He asked Dean faced him with a smirk. “Your sister found the cure,” Dean spoke, as Logan’s eyes widen and a smile appeared on his face.

“Great! When do we start?” Logan asked as he looked over at Elle.

“We have to wait for a full moon, which is in three days. I suggest you all read up on how a ritual is performed.” Elle then placed the cure back in the clam and placed it behind the book. “Get some rest, all of you. Tomorrow, we will be practicing the ritual, I want to make sure that we do this right.”

Elle then handed us each a different book. Mine was about Earth ritual, as the others were theirs as well. I then headed back to my chamber and sat on the tree swing, that had two pillows on it. The carving was amazing, nothing like I’ve ever seen before. It was beautiful.

As put my feet up on the swing, I was just about to start reading, when someone came and approached me.

“You must have been a book nerd for sure.” As I looked up, Roxi was standing there. “I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to interrupt, but I wanted to talk to you.” I moved my feet and motioned for her to sit down next to me.

“It’s fine, books were my escape from the real world, sometimes,” I said as she gave me a soft smile. I could feel and sense that she was kind-hearted and wanted to do the best she could for the ones she loves. “What is it you wanted to talk to be about?”

“It’s about my brother.” She spoke, I felt a little nervous, I felt like I was going to get the ‘my brother is going to break your heart talk’, but she shook her head. “No, my other brother, Victor. The one we have to turn back into a human.”

“Oh, okay.” I was relieved that we were going to talk about Dean. Thinking about him was driving me crazy.

“I wanted to keep this away from Elle because she doesn’t know what has happened to Victor.” She paused and looked down at her book. “His vampirism was his doing because he didn’t want to be involved with all of this stuff. I wanted to ask you if we can do the ritual, secretly, for your Aunt Marie instead?” She explained. I was still confused.

“But my Aunt Marie said that she wasn’t one of the rare ones like we are.”

“She is. Why do you think she knows so much? A normal witch doesn’t have the knowledge she has. I’ve read her heart, it’s pure and she is one of the elements we need. Spirit.” Roxi explained some more. I still couldn’t believe it.

“Doesn’t she lose all of her powers when she becomes a human again?” I asked. Even if she wasn’t a vampire, how would she get her powers back?

“Yes, but that fountain, in the main hall, can have her powers returned to her. As long as she uses it for good, nothing bad will come from her.” Roxi stood up and looked back at me. “Look, I’ll talk to your brother and let him know. Talk to your aunt, tomorrow, and let us know. Otherwise, one of us will have to wait until another witch is born with the Spirit gift.”

I watched as she left my chambers. I got up and got into my cottage, closing the door behind me. I was still all confused, but once I looked inside, I felt at home. Everything was hand-carved, it looked almost like my aunt’s cottage, but more enchanted.

I decided to sit down and look into this book. Once I got comfortable, I turned the first page, a table of contents was listed, but something caught my eye. Spiritual Offspring. I turned to search that page, I skimmed through the first few pages.

‘Spiritual Offspring are quite common. Usually, when all of the Elemental chosen ones are around each other for long periods of time, feels can be developed. If not careful, females can become pregnant quite quickly and have a child within 9 months. As this can be a good thing, it can also become a bad thing. Once born, children of Elemental beings must be raised as what the mother is. They cannot be raised by the father’s element unless the mother passes from giving birth.’
I started to get the chills when I read this.

‘Although, this can be a challenge, some fathers either convince the mother to transition to their element, leaving all of their powers to be gone. It is often rare for a father to want to change to the mother’s element, but can happen. Hence why we caution to stay away from other Elemental beings until your time is over and someone can replace you’.
‘We do allow spouses or partners from the human world, but they will be trapped in your chambers until their passing. We recommend focussing on the tasks and rituals at hand before getting involved with another member.’

“That doesn’t make any sense.” I rubbed my head, as I got up and looked out my window, it was starting to get dark, the garden lights started to turn on and midnight flowers started to open up. I then walked over to the kitchen and grabbed the teapot on the stove and filled it with water.

Tea might help me relax and focus so that I’ll be able to figure out how to understand this all. I turned on the stove and placed the teapot on the burner when I heard a knock on the door. I was about to go answer it, but as I turned to answer it, I stood face-to-face with Dean.

“Hey, babe.” He said, giving me a smirk. I turned back around and grabbed a mug. “Making tea, huh?” I nodded as he said down at the bar.

“Why didn’t you just wait for me to answer the door?” I snapped. Dean took the mug that I grabbed and conjured my teapot to heat up quicker, making it whistle. Turning off the burner, I placed the teapot on a pot holder.

“I didn’t think I needed to since you were the only one in here,” Dean said as I looked at the tea that was available. “Peppermint tea is on the second shelf.” As I looked and saw the peppermint tea on the second shelf. Which was exactly the one I was looking for. He didn’t know that my favorite was peppermint, did he?

“Did you want peppermint as well?” I asked as he got up and grabbed it from the shelf. “Okay, smart ass.”

“You love it, babe. I know how I make you feel and guess what? I’m not going anywhere.” He smiled, sitting back down and pouring the hot water into both of our cups. “I figured you wanted peppermint.”

“How? Did you read my mind or something?” I asked. I was curious to know if he could or not.

“Kind of. I also know that you haven’t stopped thinking about that kiss we shared earlier.” He said, looking at me straight in my eyes. He stood back up and walked towards me, softly touching my cheek with his hand. “Neither have I, but I want more and I know you do too.”

Pressing our lips together, and he lifted me up onto the island as he pulled away and started kissing my neck. My hands were in his hair, messing it around as he pressed his lips again against mine. I didn’t know what was going on with me, but I didn’t care.

Dean’s hands traveled down to my waist and were lingering around the waistband of my jeans. He slowly lingered his fingers underneath my jeans. I craved more, but he stopped. I could hear him breathe heavily. He looked at me and gave a weird face as he stared at me.

“You’re still a virgin, aren’t you?” I froze, looking at him. I felt my cheeks get red. I didn’t want to admit to him I was or wasn’t I didn’t want him to freak out, but then again, I didn’t want him to stop. “Are you?”

“What if I am?”

“Because I want to know if you are or aren’t.” He said.

“Good night, Dean.” said pushing him out the door and closing it behind my back. I didn’t want to tell him. Then again, I was curious to know why he wanted to know. Why did it matter?

“That’s what I thought.” I heard him say as I saw him walk down my path.
This day was too much, I just wanted to go to bed.
____________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Logan’s P.O.V.
I looked over the sea, the waves crashed upon the beach, as I closed my eyes. With everything going on, this was my now favorite place to be, if I had some weed, it would be perfect. I still kept thinking about what Roxi said to me. Everything about my Aunt Marie.

It was a lot to know in such a short time.

I just wanted to ignore it, for the time being, I just wanted to relax. Listening to the waves crash was like a lullaby. I would’ve gone to sleep if someone didn’t interrupt me. “What’s up, my man!” I opened my eyes and saw Dean, leaning against the bean of my porch. He held out a bag of weed and I smiled.

“Didn’t think we could blaze in here?” I said as Dean chuckled.

“I wouldn’t be here if we couldn’t. Besides, Roxi and I have been taking care of your sister’s chamber, so we have been harvesting it, that and the other plants.” Dean chuckled as he started to roll a joint. “So, what’s up with your sister?”

“She’s going through some stuff. We both lost a good friend of ours, that and our mom couldn’t handle all of this witch stuff, so she went back home.” I explained. He handed me the joint and I placed it in my mouth, lighting it, slowly taking a hit. It had been a while since I last smoke, but this shit was not bad.

“Let me guess, he was her first love?” I was shocked when Dean said that. “I put two and two together and figured it was a guy she was heartbroken about.” He took the joint from my hands and took a hit.

“Yeah, it’s a long story, but I think she doesn’t know how to feel without him. He has been in our life since we were babies.” I spoke as he looked at me.

“I got you. She didn’t seem too upset when I kissed her.” Dean said, as I started to cough badly, I inhaled too much smoke, Dean started to slap my back. “Don’t worry, I’m not going to do anything she doesn’t want me to do.”

I gave him a look. That was something I didn’t need to hear about my sister, but then again, I can’t say nothing because I kissed his sister before she left. “I didn’t need to hear that.”

“And I didn’t need to see you kissing my sister either.” He spoke as I started to laugh. I didn’t think he saw me, but it was too funny not to laugh. “Alright, man, get studying and I’ll see you later.”

Dean said, taking one last hit and then leaving my chamber. One thing that I wanted to ask him as if he felt a connection with my sister as I did when I kissed Roxi. Maybe it was just me.

Last time I had a girlfriend, it didn’t last long because she wanted me to stop hanging out with my sister at school since she was always crocheting. Her name was Sara, but she was also my first. Thank god Athena made me come to my senses. She was a little crazy, but thankfully, moved to another state during freshman year.

Something about Roxi was drawing me to her when I kissed her, I didn’t want to stop. I wanted to kiss every part of her, I wanted to cuddle with her. Do anything I could to be with her. I don’t know what this means, but it was like we were meant to be together.

Chapter 15: TBA

New chapters will be posted every Monday! Can’t wait til then? Check out the book on Wattpad! Search ‘katieasehl’, not only will you find this book, but other’s that I’ve finished or currently working on!

Posted in Unforgotten

Unforgotten – Chapter 13

If you haven’t read Chapter 12, here is the link:

https://katiesblog96971617.com/2019/04/01/unforgotten-chapter-12/

Ricky’s P.O.V.
“What the fuck did you do to me??” I said as I yelled at my father, he was on the other side of the door from the room I was stuck in. I banged on the glass, but he didn’t move at all. What the hell was wrong with him? What did he really want me for?

“I can’t explain until you completely relax.” He spoke, but that just fueled my fire. He pointed his hand over to the table that had a chair on my side and his side of the glass. He walked over and sat down, waiting for me to sit down as well. “Sit, there is a lot we need to discuss.”

I sat down and glared at him, he had something on the table, that he slid to me under the glass. A folder, but not just anyone’s folder, my folder. My medical history folder. As I opened the folder, I figured there would be more stuff in it, since I had cancer, but there wasn’t. I closed it and slid it back forcefully.

“What do you want?” I asked, clearly he needed me to do something and I’ve been getting impatient. I needed to go find Athena. He pulled out the top piece of paper and highlighted something and slid it back over to me.

As I looked down, I was shocked. I wasn’t dying from cancer. This didn’t seem right, how could I be dying from cancer and it just healed me? Doesn’t make any sense. I needed some answers.

“I saved your life. I just activated a gene in your system that has been hidden away for a long time.” He paused and stood up, pacing back and forth. “You see, you aren’t just a regular human. You were born into a family that the werewolf gene is in us all.”
I looked at him confused, he noticed my look and gave me a soft smile. “I know this is a lot to take in, but I activated the gene, so your body would heal yourself from cancer.” He finished.

“How was the gene activated?” I asked.

“Well, you see, the werewolf gene only gets activated if you kill someone. So, I drugged you into thinking you were killing someone else, but really, it was your mother.” His smiled turned into a faded grin.

My heart stopped for a second. I stood up from the chair and looked at my own hairs, I could see some dried up blood in the nails of them. Then something in my mind happened, it flashed back to a few hours ago, when I was tied up with chains and he stabbed something in my chest.

My mother came over to check on me, and I ripped her neck off, then everything went black. I looked over at my father, who I didn’t believe for a second that he was my father. “I want proof! You son of a bitch!” I slammed into the glass again, still, it didn’t move at all.

My father pulled away from the table and nodded over to someone in the corner, two people covered in black rolled in with a body. I fell to my knees and saw her. My mother. He throat had a bandage covering where I hurt her.

I started to cry, I never thought I would ever hurt my mother. She was my only family. My one and only mom. Now, she was gone, because of me.

“Oh, one more thing,” He spoke. “Sad to say, but your little Athena died in a fire. Her Aunt’s place was burned to ash and there weren’t any survivors. Safe to say you won’t be seeing her anytime soon.”

My heart ached, I still didn’t believe him. I wanted proof that she was gone, just like my mother. I promised that I would get better and find her. If it was the last thing I did.

“Mark my words, when I get out of here, I swear to god that I’ll kill you!” I screamed, looking back at him, he laughed a little when I said it.

“You mean if you get out of here.” He said, laughing, again. “Next time you come out of here, you won’t be able to do so.”
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Logan’s P.O.V.
“This is too crazy. If Ricky is alive, then where is he?” I spoke, as we were sitting back in the RV. Athena and I wanted to tell our father, Aunt Marie, and James, how everything was going.

“The last place he was at was his father’s, wasn’t it?” Athena asked as it was true, but why would Ricky’s father do this to his son? More in fact, what did he do to his son? I pulled out my phone and was about to call him when Aunt Marie took it.

“No! If Ricky’s father is really doing this, this is the last thing we want to do. He could track our call and make Ricky cry out for him. You both aren’t strong enough.” Aunt Marie explained as I rolled my eyes. This whole witch thing is bullshit.

I knew we had to be cautious, but we just found out that Ricky is alive and that we can actually save him. I just have a bad feeling, the longer we wait, the worse chance it will be to be able to save him.

Athena suddenly got up, from the corner seat and walked out of the RV. I was about to race back to her, but James spoke before I leave.

“I’ll go check on her.” He said as he then headed out to see Athena.

“This is hard on her, especially if she had a vision.” Aunt Marie explained to our father. She looked over at me and saw how confused I was. “When she or even you, have a vision, especially if it is someone you truly love, you can feel how they feel. Every pain they are having in that vision. Every emotion. It’s like you are the one that you are having a vision on. It’s different for everyone, but if the vision of someone you love, it’s harder. Trust me, I know.”

I looked back up at her. “You had visions?” I asked.

“Sure, I didn’t have them as much as you and your sister will have. I was lucky to have one every few months or so. I even saw you two were born, even though, I didn’t see your mother, I honestly thought that it was for me.” Aunt Marie smiled. “I think you two should get back in soon. I would keep looking for a cure. Sooner you figure that out, the more I can help you.”

She hugged me, as I hugged her back. Then I looked over at my dad, I gave him a look about, meaning I was asking about mom.

“She’s home, but she hasn’t talked to me about anything. Don’t worry, think positive, I will get through to your mother.” He said as I nodded, walking out of the RV. As I headed back to the tree, James was hugging Athena. I don’t know if I was being overprotected, but my blood started to boil.

I really didn’t trust that guy. There was something off about him. Something I wasn’t sure about. He was too interested in my sister. I approached them both, James gave me a small smile, but I ignore it. “Athena, we got to get back.” I snapped as she and I both went back into the tree.
______________________________________________________________________________________________________
Athena’s P.O.V.
“What’s wrong with you? James was just talking to me.” I said I wasn’t sure why he was getting so upset over me just talking with someone.

“I just don’t trust him. Just stay away from him.” Logan said as he headed down into his hall. I couldn’t win with him. I walked over and sat by the fountain and looked into it. It had many different things on the bottom.

Rocks, gems, moss, shells, and fish. I just sat there and stared into the fountain. Thinking about everything that was happening and going on. Then I saw something that was different in the fountain. There was a closed clam, but this wasn’t normal, it was glowing in a purple light.

I grabbed it and held it in my hand, as it slowly opened up for me. Inside was a beautiful pearl, but there was something sticking out that was under the pearl. It was like paper, as I slowly pulled it out. It was small, but I once I started looking into what this really was.

“Oh my god,” I spoke as I put the clam on my lap, looking over the piece of paper I found.

“What’s that you got, babe?” I heard Dean’s voice, as he sat next to me, too close for comfort. He took the paper as he started to read it, his eyes popped open as he stood up.

“Holy shit, you found it. Do you know how long we have been looking for this?”

“I believe it was a long time, right?” I laughed. He came closer to me.

“You have no idea,” Dean said, leaning in closer to me and planted his lips upon mine.

Something happened when we kissed, I could hear his heart beating but didn’t want to stop, I craved more. Something about him was almost a part of me. The kiss was thrilling, exciting, and I didn’t want to stop.

Dean finally pulled away, leaning his forehead on the mind. “I would keep kissing you, but I have a feeling it would go further than just a kiss.” He smirked as I smiled back. He then sat next to me, closer than before. “This is going to drive me crazy.” He said, stroking the side of my arm.

I quickly stood up as I saw Elle coming into the main room. I grabbed the piece of paper from Dean and the clam, with the pearl.

“Elle, I think we found it,” I said, she smiled back at me and I handed her the clam and the piece of paper. “It’s the cure for vampirism.”

Chapter 14: https://katiesblog96971617.com/2019/04/15/unforgotten-chapter-14/

New chapters will be posted every Monday! Can’t wait til then? Check out the book on Wattpad! Search ‘katieasehl’, not only will you find this book, but other’s that I’ve finished or currently working on!

Posted in Books, Reviews

Book Review: A Sucky Love Story (Brittani Louise Taylor)

I am a big Youtube fan, I’ve been watching Youtube since I was 13. Always wanting to start a channel of my own and really be myself. There were two big names that I used to watch on the daily: Shane Dawson and Brittani Louise Taylor.

Related image

Ever since then, I’ve followed them both on social media, but we are going to talk about Brittani, first. The first video I watched of hers, was the mini two-part episode she did with Shane, ‘Emo Breakup.’

Here is the link, if you would like to see it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=st8-oYpI_FE

Brittani was one of those people who loved to show herself being herself, which is one of the reasons why I loved watching her videos. She gave me the inspiration to keep being myself. However, little did any of us followers knew, she had been going through something even more frightening. An abusive relationship.

Since she was going through a trial, she wasn’t allowed to say anything about what was going on in her situation, so her lawyer told her to write a book instead, which she did. Out came ‘A Sucky Love Story’.

I’m not going to go completely into details, but as a person who has been watching Youtube for a while, you never would’ve thought anything wrong would be happening in their lives.

Brittani was on Tinder, trying to find her ‘soul mate’, as she says in her book. She had a few failed attempts at Tinder, but was still hopeful, until she found Milos. At first, she didn’t like him, but over time, he changed everything about him to what Brittani was attractive too.

In the end, Brittani had gone through hell and back, figuring out that everything that he told her, was turning into a lie. At one point, multiple detectives and law enforcement officials said that the way Milos actions of him and his so-called ‘mother’, made them think to believe that they were going to try to human traffic her and their son.

Related image

Brittani wanted to tell her story so that anyone who does start or is currently trying out online dating, just to make sure you know the signs and that you are careful who you meet. She wanted to make sure that no one goes through the same thing she had to endure.

My Opinion of the Book:

I couldn’t put it down, I had to keep on reading, so that I could find out the real truth and what really happened to her. She does an amazing job and had notes from when everything happened. I ended up getting teary towards the end of the book, but it was amazingly written.

I would 100% recommend it, but I highly recommend it to those that are thinking or already started online dating. It’s good to keep in mind what can happen to you when you meet someone online and how cautious you need to be when it comes to that.

At the end of Brittani’s relationship with Milos, the best thing that came out it all was her son Rex, who is now happy with his mother and grandmother. Brittani is still doing Youtube videos, whenever she has a chance, but because of her relationship, she has to alter her and her son’s life.

If you are one of those people who says, “If he is abusing you, just leave,” it’s a lot hard said than done because that person can manipulate you to change your mind and try to work out things together.

If you are in an abusive relationship, talk to someone and try to make a plan, there are all kinds of people and place who are willing to help, even if you have children, they want to help you. Here is the list of links if you want to reach out for help:

Image result for list of abusive relationship hotlines

If you want to check out Brittani’s channel and watch the videos she made when she was with Milos or what she is currently doing now:

https://www.youtube.com/user/BrittaniLouiseTaylor

If you want to get somewhat of a sneak peek to what really happens to Brittani, she did make a video with Shane Dawson explaining bits and pieces of what really happened to her, but in order to really find out what happened, you will need to read her book.

Image result for brittani louise taylor

Link for Shane Dawson’s video with Brittani: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNuKpwX6Tz4

 

Posted in Crochet Blanket 2019

Temperature Blanket Update 2019: March

Hey Dearies! If you have been following me on my Facebook page, you would’ve noticed that I was behind on my daily squares, due to running out of yarn, which can happen when doing a temperature blanket!

Anyway, let’s talk about how this month went, we are FINALLY getting some warmer days and we also had our very first 60-degree day, which was also on the last day of the month.

20190401_125126.jpg

January, February, and March!

So, if you are wondering how big this blanket is going to get, well, it’s going to get pretty big! This blanket is also being laid on a King size bed, so by the time this blanket will be finished, it will most likely go over the sides and fit perfectly on the bed.

We already have about 90 squares on this blanket. In the upcoming month of April, we will be able to start seeing different colors since it is beginning to warm up and make it feel like spring!

Also, you might have noticed a slight color change for my dark purple, this one also one of the colors that I did up end up running out of and had to substitute it with a different type of purple.

It’s still the same Red Heart brand, but a different line of yarn, so I will add that to the list of colors, as well. Hopefully, I won’t have to make any more color changes to this temperature blanket, but it is my first one, so mistakes are bound to happen.

Just in case you want to see what the colors will start to look like, as the temperatures get warmer:

20181222_124142
100 degrees – Fire Red (I Love This Yarn)
90 degrees – Pumpkin (Red Heart Super Saver)
80 degrees – Bright Yellow (Red Heart Super Saver)
70 degrees – Jelly Bean (I Love This Yarn)
60 degrees – Green (Main Stays Basic Yarn)
50 degrees – Turqia (Red Heart Super Saver)
40 degrees – Soft Blue (I Love This Yarn)
30 degrees – Dark Orchid (Red Heart Super Saver) *Changed to the following – Violet (Red Heart With Love)
20 degrees – Orchid (I Love This Yarn) *Changed to the following – Orchid (Red Heart Super Saver)
10 and below – Light Gray (I Love This Yarn)

 

How do you tell which color to use?

I, personally, go with the overall temperature. So, let’s go by today, for example.

Today in Maine, the overall temperature is 17 degrees. I would choose the light gray.

Let’s say that it was an overall temperature of 22 degrees, I would choose the Orchid color. All my temperatures, for my colored yarn, has to have the same number first number. If that makes any sense, I’m sorry if it doesn’t!

What was the highest temperature for this month?

Well on the last day of March, we got a 60-degree day! So, the light green is just the beginning of what temperatures will start to look like in the upcoming weeks!

What was the lowest temperature for this month?

So, our lowest temperature was actually 20-degrees, but on those days, it felt a lot colder than that!

Do you post daily updates?

Yes, I do. On my Facebook page, I post a picture of the square for each day. I also tried to post every week’s worth, but it was hard to keep track of, so I’ll be posting monthly and daily instead.

If you haven’t liked my Facebook Page, here is the link below! It keeps you posted and updated on my temperature blanket and any updates for my blog and YouTube channel, as well!

https://www.facebook.com/katiesblog96971617/?ref=bookmarks

Posted in Unforgotten

Unforgotten – Chapter 12

If you haven’t read Chapter 11, here is the link:

https://katiesblog96971617.com/2019/03/25/unforgotten-chapter-11/

Athena’s P.O.V.
Logan, Aunt Marie, and I stood in front of the tree. After spending long hours studying and cramming in as much knowledge as we can. Aunt Marie would only have a few hours to show us what we would need to do, after that, it would be up to us.

James and Dad spent the time watching for others, just in case someone knew where we were. We all knew how very dangerous it was for us to be seen out in the public. We were one of the generational twins. Meaning, there was another set of twins that was just as powerful as us.

Since we found out that my brother’s most favorable gift was water, mine was Earth and Spirit, meaning, I was more at risk. My brother and I both have agreed that will would stay together, no matter what.

I grabbed my brother’s hand as he looked at me and took a deep breath. “Ready?” He said as I nodded.

My Aunt Marie drank the potion and waited for a second before she touched the tree and spoke: “Qui vocat lignea ianuam aperire.”

When we were also learning, I picked up on a few words in Latin. That was how we were able to cast magic or spells. As the stomp started to open, Logan and I couldn’t believe it. I opened a secret passage that when into the ground. I could already see the stairs, made out of wooden, it looked so smooth, you just wanted to touch it.

Aunt Marie looked back at us and nodded, as she started to head down into the tunnel. Once Logan and I were in the tunnel completely, it closed by itself. I felt a little worried that we wouldn’t be able to leave, or Aunt Marie wouldn’t be able to leave.

“So, how are you going to get back out?” I asked as we followed behind Aunt Marie as she walked through the tunnel, which was growing bigger and bigger the further we went.

“Don’t worry, the entrance will open back up, as soon as I start to head back towards it. The spirits here aren’t exactly happy that I’ll be in here for a few hours.” She said as we finally walked into a giant room. It was still covered with that smooth wood, but there were vines going around the entire room. There was a mini lake in the middle of it all, as the water started to fall off of the rocks.

I was amazingly beautiful. Something you would see in a dream or a movie. There were 4 other hallways, each one labeled with a different element. Each of them glowed in the respective colors. I looked around again and noticed that there was a crafting area and next to it, a giant bookcase that stood next to the table.

A woman stood, from the table and looked over at us. Her hair was a mix of grey, but white started to take over her roots. She was dressed in one of those greek goddess dresses, but a shawl covered her shoulders.

“We have been waiting for you too. Blessed be.” She spoke as she started to walk towards us. “I’m the caretaker of this place. Everyone calls me Elle. If you need anything, I can help you as much as I can.” She looked towards Aunt Marie and he eyes sadden.

“My dear Marie, I never thought the day would come. How did it happen?” Elle asked as she grabbed her hands, but Aunt Marie didn’t answer her back. I was confused, but Aunt Marie seemed to notice. Elle looked over at us. “I see why. These are your niece and nephew?”

“Yes, but they are a lot more special than I thought. I had to bring them here.” Aunt Marie spoke as Elle nodded, walking over to Logan and me.

“Indeed they are. You are both safe here. All witches or wizards that enter in here cannot shed blood for death. However, there are those that will want your powers, with that being said, we must teach you how to do so.” Elle said as we followed her over to the crafting area.

There were two rings and two necklaces laying on a white cloth. One had a green gem in both, the other two had a blue gem in both. Elle handed me the green set and Logan the blue set, as we put them both on.

“Always keep these on. You can get them wet, sleep with them on, anything. They must stay on at all times. No one can take them off but you.” Elle said as I looked at my ring once more. It was beautiful, the gem was as green as my eyes were.

“Is there any other purpose of these?” Logan asked as he looked down at his ring, once more.

“They can be used for many purposes.” Aunt Marie spoke. “They protect your location, so no other witches can track you down. They can hide your markings from anyone as well. When we tell you not to take them off, don’t. Not unless you want a death sentence.”

Something caught my eye as I looked over that the wall, that was over in-between the spirit hallway. I notice one of the carvings was my name, it was glowing. I walked closer and saw three other names that were glowing as well.

I felt Elle’s presence next to me. “These are the listing of past, present, and future witches. The glowing names, such as your brother’s and yours, are rare ones. Names crossed out are the dead. Names that dark black is ones that are now a supernatural, like your Aunt and the other names carved, are regular witches.” She spoke as I saw the other two names.

“Who are Dean and Roxi Underwood?” I asked as I looked over and noticed someone was coming from the fire element hall. He had short orange-brown hair, wearing a black plaid shirt and black jeans. His eyes were a dark brown, but his nose, lip, eyebrow piercing completed him. My eyes lingered to the sight of his chest, as I could see he worked out quite a bit.
I bit my lip, preventing me from drooling over his sight. I never thought a guy like him would be so attractive. Although, my cheeks were starting to burn up, just thinking about it.
“Well, babe, I’m right here,” Dean said, as I noticed he was checking me out. I felt chills going up my back, as I turned and saw a blonde haired girl behind me, he hair tips had a hint of white in them and she was wearing a pretty light gray dress, that showed off her boobs. I looked over at my brother as his eyes got wider. I knew he had a crush on her, no doubt about it.

“This is Dean and Roxi, they are another pair of twins. Same age as you two, but still just as rare as you. You’ll be working together a lot, so I suggest to get to know each other well, but not too well, Mr. Underwood.” Elle said, glaring at Dean as he rolled his eyes at her.

“Don’t listen to her, babe. I won’t do anything unless you asked for it.” He smirked towards me, again.

“Okay, sorry to interrupt, but I’ve don’t have much time left.” Aunt Marie interrupted, as Logan and I walked over to her. “You’ll be in good hands. Elle helped me out with everything I needed to know. I know she’ll have a close eye on you both, but I have to get back to your father and James. Just remember to come up and see your Dad every day, okay?” We both nodded as we hugged her tightly as we could.

“Don’t worry, Marie. We will find the cure.” Elle said as our Aunt Marie left the giant wooden room. “Now, let me show you to your rooms.”

“We have rooms?” Logan said as we were both confused. “I didn’t think we were living here, too.”

“Of course, you two are one of the rarest forms of witches we have and they only come every generation or so.” Elle then took Logan and they headed towards the water elemental hall. “Roxi, can you show Athena to hers? I’ll be right back to check on you.”

Once Elle was out of sight, I felt Dean’s eyes on me. “Damn, you know how long we’ve been waiting for you?” He said as he started to lean up against one of the stones that surrounded the lake.

“Ignore him,” Roxi said as we started to head towards the Earth Elemental Hall. “He’s just upset that he hasn’t had anyone to fool around with.”

The hall had a green glow, as we started walking on grass, which I had a feeling to take off my shoes and walk down the hall barefooted. Vines were growing over my head, the more I walked done the hall. The room was something out of a fairy tale. It was like I was in another world.

Roxi lead me over to a small cottage, it looked just like my Aunt’s. In fact, it was just like my Aunt’s. Everything was the same, expect how everything looked more wooden and creative.

“Wow,” I said as I was so amazed. “It’s like I’m in a whole new world.” I looked right next to the house and saw a green field with different herbs and products growing.

“Alright, Princess Jasmine.” I heard Dean’s voice, as he interrupted my amazing view.

“Get going on that cure. Sooner you finish it, the sooner we can get our brother back.”
I was confused.

“What brother? I thought we were all twins?”

“We are, but our brother is the high priestess and is known for being the rarest of all of us. He was turned into a vampire because he was dumb enough to fall for a vampire.

That’s why you didn’t see his name glowing because he’s a vampire.” Roxi explained as I walked over to the river that split the cottage from the hallway, and placed my feet in the water. It was relaxing until something happened.

Everything went black in my mind.

“What the hell are you doing to me?” I heard a familiar voice, but when my eyes opened, I saw Ricky, laying on a table, he was chained up. His mother was nowhere near him, but what looked like his father was standing next to him.

“Relax, we are just going to activate your inner werewolf and vampire gene.” his father spoke as I watched him stab a long needle into his heart, putting whatever was in that jar into Ricky’s heart. Ricky screamed in pain before finally passing out.

I looked over and finally saw his mother walking towards Ricky. She was crying, but there was something different about her. Something I never noticed before, until now. She wasn’t alive. She wasn’t her normal self. She was dying, with blood tears running down her face as she fell to the ground.

Ricky’s father rushed to her side and stabbed a different needle into her heart. “I can’t lose you too!” He shouted. Holding her tightly in his arms, he had two strangers, in black clothes, take Ricky away.

“Put in him that special room. He needs time to awaken. Make sure his cell service is off, we need to make sure that he doesn’t have any contact with those fucking witches.”

Everything went black again.

I awoke in the arms of Dean. He was all wet, as I realized I was too. My eyes started to flutter again, looking back up at Dean, who was now looking at someone else.

“What happened!” I heard my brother shout, Dean then lifted me up and laid me back down on the grass.

“She just fainted and her eyes turned a freakish green,” Dean said, as I slowly sat up. Dean helped me, but I pushed him away. “What the fuck happened to you?”

I took a deep breath and looked over at Logan and Elle, who sat next to me. I was shocked at what I saw. Something that I never thought was possible, but it was.

“Ricky’s alive. I saw him, but he’s not normal.”

Chapter 13: https://katiesblog96971617.com/2019/04/08/unforgotten-chapter-13/

New chapters will be posted every Monday! Can’t wait til then? Check out the book on Wattpad! Search ‘katieasehl’, not only will you find this book, but other’s that I’ve finished or currently working on!