Etsy Store Open

Hello, lovelies! Back from a loooooong break, I have had a soft re-opening of my Etsy store, Blessed and a Mess. So far I have added a few crochet items for customers to buy physical products–perfect for the customer that does not crochet. I’m particularly proud of my Dream Weaver Beanies. I’m working on addingRead more

What I Wish I Knew Before Getting a Doodle

Hello, lovelies! Take is Brady’s “gotcha” anniversary! A year ago today, my friend, Rachel, and I drove 10 hours round way to pick our little bundle of fur and attitude. Readers of Blessed and a Mess and Brandi Amanda, have followed my journey since the day I got him. The time in my life IRead more

Cute & Easy Camera Strap D I Y

Hello lovelies! A few weeks ago, I shared that I had invested in a Nikon D3300 camera. Since this buy, I have been so happy with the camera. I find myself carrying it everywhere, ready to snap a picture whenever I see the opportunity. From taking pictures at school, to shameless pictures of myself (thanks toRead more

News for Brandi Amanda

Hello all! I hope my creative and beautiful followers (shout out to all 10 of you!) have been well over the past week. Now that I am through with being sick (fingers crossed), I am excited to write about what I have had my hands into! They say that money can’t buy you happiness…but itRead more

1920’s Pompom Cloche Hat

  Cute alert! I have to share a┬ánew favorite pattern I’ve tried out┬árecently. If you like Downton Abbey or think that┬áflapper fashion should make a comeback in four years, then you will absolutely love the newest pattern I’ve been obsessed with. If you are a crocheter and you haven’t already checked out Olivia at HopefulRead more