Moving and Muffin Tops

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Last weekend, my lady friends Alisson and Sarah came over for what we planned to be a lazy Saturday afternoon full of coffee and baking. In standard small apartment fashion, we all crunched into the kitchen. I suppose everyone gathering around the food is human nature.
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Abstract Tan: what is chaotic organization? me.

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While on an adventure in Chicago, I visited my friend Kaitlyn. Over margaritas and getting chatted up about our awesome shoes from men adorned in dresses while having beards, Kaitlyn and I began to chat about our color auras. She took an online quiz and had a laugh about her results.

Kaitlyn: a very organized, on-time, yet fun loving and super sarcastic gal was green and tan.

TAN?? I said. So funny! It seems like such a boring color and she is the opposite of boring. So I decide to take the test too.

My results were yellow and a side of abstract tan. What in the world..once back home, I looked at a sliver of a day in the life of a CourTney, and then it all makes sense.

What the fuck is Abstract Tan?

I am very organized, but getting to the end result is a bit different than for most. I dated a boy who once called me a tornado….I’m sure my mom would agree.
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Jelly and Jamming

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I like jelly, jamming and puns. (I’m feeling slightly opinionated today. This is my disclaimer.)

I think dieting is bullshit. I am under the belief that my body knows what it needs: I crave it. Then I eat it. Sometimes that might be pineapple for a solid week, sometimes celery for breakfast and pancakes for dinner. As long as I eat lots of colors (no sprinkle doughnuts sadly do NOT count) I feel that I’m in good shape.
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Things We Love: “Winter time adventure!”

Photo credit Brian Mudri

This winter has been a chilly one! So instead of hating the snow, go play in it and have a “Winter Time Adventure!” as my friend, RBK would say.


Music by: An Introduction (Glass Boy) / CC BY-ND 3.0
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Happy Chinese New Year!

NonLinearKnitting Presents: Made “Chinese New Year Feast” from CourTney Collins-Yost on Vimeo.

Enjoy our inspirational Short for Homemade Living, MADE: Chinese New Year Feast. We join one family through their day of celebration with family, friends and a wonderful feast!

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The Icelandic Yarn Hunt: Part 6

One big reason I wanted to visit Iceland was for the yarn. (I know, shocker.) I always thought, “Ya know, this is a country KNOWN for their sweaters, their yarn shops MUST BE incredible!!” But here’s what I’ve learned. Like this:Like Loading…Continue Reading

Day 3: Button Pairings & Pancakes

By CourTney & Tara CourTney: Cowl Mania. AGAIN. I don’t joke. I finished 2 more today! I can’t stop. I have to put the knitting needles down but I can’t… It’s a good cowl though. I wanted to stripe it but didn’t want it to be too stripey. I wanted it to seem random, butContinue Reading

Yarn Bomb that Bridge

My typical jaunt from Ohio to New Jersey goes a little something like this… Highway..Highway…Sheetz!…Highway…Highway…sheetz!…Highway…Highway…Highway…home. This time I decided to switch it up. There was some yarn graffiti that had my name all over it. Like this:Like Loading…Continue Reading

Coffee & T is open for Business!

by CourTney and Tara Our Etsy Store, Coffee & T, is officially open!  Please visit CoffeeAndT.etsy.com and check it all out! Why Coffee and T? Well Coffee and Chai Tea are two of our favorite drinks while crafting.  And the “T”?  We will let you ponder over that one. * For all the crafters outContinue Reading

A Non-Work of Art: First coat

I put the first strokes of paint down on the blank canvas.  If you haven’t read it yet, check out : Non-work of Art before continuing. I am not a big concert person.  I hate having to stand for 4 hours, getting shoved every which way and having my ear drums blasted out.  However, BrianContinue Reading

Sunsets? Let’s paint them!

Recently, my friend Lauren asked me to take a “Wine and Painting” class with her at Urban Arts at Monroe in Hoboken, NJ. She’s a very talented painter of sunsets and wanted to broaden her horizons – literally. I am a lover of all things craft and wine related so I said “yes” without aContinue Reading