My Favorite Hobbies

September 11, 2023


Hello friends.  I'm joining Joanne from My Slices of Life for her Not Just a Mom link-up.  We are discussing this month's Hobbies.

I thought this was a great topic since I have a lot of hobbies that I love.

1)  Crocheting - I go through spurts where I will crochet a lot during the fall and winter months.  During the spring and summer months, I always take a break from crocheting since the weather is warm and I like being outside.  I've made a lot of crochet items over the years.  Below you can see some of my favorite projects.

Oversized Crochet Sweater

Crochet Unicorn

Crochet Market Bag

Crochet Pumpkins

2) Blogging - I started blogging back in 2012 and I'm still blogging.  I love sharing my crochet projects, recipes, and what is going on in my life.  I love the blogging community and I am so inspired by what everyone shares each day.  I'm glad that I've found some awesome blog friends online. 

3)  Reading Books - I love curling up and reading a good book any time of the year.  Here is a list of books that I've read recently.  I will be sharing another list of books that I've read this spring and summer.

4)  Gardening - I love planting flowers, herbs, and veggies every spring.  It's so fun to watch everything grow and then we can eat fresh herbs and veggies.  I love making pesto sauce from the basil leaves I grow each spring.  

5)  Cooking recipes for my family.  In the fall and winter months, I love using the crockpot and air fryer to cook healthy meals for my family.  One of our favorite meals is crockpot beef short ribs.  I enjoy making different soups for our lunch and dinner.  This vegetable barley soup is so easy to make and tastes delicious.

What are some of your hobbies?

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  1. I've always wanted to learn how to knit or crochet but anytime I have tried I have just been awful at it.

  2. I always love seeing your crocheted projects, Julie, and what your reading, cooking or buying at Costco or Amazon. Have a great week!
    P. S. I need to go make some pesto and freeze it and check out your barley vegetable soup.

  3. Hobbies are great Julie. I did crochet baby blankets when my kids were young. I love ❤️ to garden. Cooking is always fun. I love setting a pretty table and entertaining family and friends. As you know, I enjoy designing blogs. Your little pumpkins are adorable. Enjoy this new week.

  4. I agree that hobbies are healthy. You do such great crochet work. I've been trying to read a lot as well. Your recipes always look so good and of course I love visiting your blog!

  5. Julie, your crocheting projects are amazing! I have not crocheted in aunt taught me how and I just may need to get some yarn and start again. My favorite hobby is reading...just about anything. Books, magazines...I love to get lost in a book. Another hobby is watching movies, especially older ones. Love Turner Classic Movies. Luckily my husband enjoys this too so we have fun together. I also like to try new recipes and bake! Now in an apartment I do not garden...did for years in our homes and thought I would miss it. But I find I have more time for reading. And lastly - blogging. I find I really enjoy blogging and have made many new blogging YOU! Have a great week!

  6. Oh my goodness, you are very talented at crochet! That unicorn looks like something you'd buy in a store. Thanks for sharing your hobbies with us!

    Lauren @ Don't Mind Our Mess

  7. We have a lot of hobbies in common. I think, thus far, you and I are the only people who have mentioned gardening/yard work. I don't garden, but I do love to dig in the dirt outside!

  8. There have been so many interesting hobbies. I have been inspired with this link-up. I love your crochet projects. I tried crochet once (or three times) but just could not get the hang of it. I should try again:)

  9. Your crochet projects are too cute. I love the unicorn and pumpkins. Thanks for linking up with us.

  10. What wonderful hobbies!
    Your crocheting is so cute. I like doing cross stitching but only in the colder months.
    Blogging is wonderful, I do love the community, it is always so supportive.

  11. I love cooking and blogging, too! I love your crocheting. That's not one I've ever learned to do, although I enjoy a lot of other crafting. Visiting from My Slices of Life "Not Just a Mom - Hobbies" linkup.

  12. Hi, what a great selection of crocheting. Back in my early days, I crocheted anything that didn't run away. Then my art business took off, and my hobby became my work. I often worry about people who don't have hobbies...creating is so satisfying, useful and soulful.Hugs, great post, Sandi

  13. I love all your crocheting projects, Julie. You always inspire me. One of these days I'm going to give it a try...I promise!! Haha!! And we've tried your pesto recipe and it's great!!

  14. What a fun post! You crochet so beautifully and everything is always so cute. I too have all these hobbies except the crocheting part, I’ll leave that to you as you’re so good! Blog friends are the best that’s why I keep doing it as well and I truly love it way more than social media.

  15. What wonderful hobbies. Your crochet is beautiful.
    Visiting today from SSPS 278 #156&157


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