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.


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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!

Things We Love: “FRENCH PRESS COFFEE”

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Today is a snowy snow day. I thought….what better way to warm up then with a good ‘ol cup of Joe! Except making coffee in my house is not as simple as opening a new can of Maxwell House, but it’s a well worthwhile journey. There is something about making coffee that I find relaxing and I just wanted to share that relaxing feeling on a snowy day.
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MADE: Paper Roses

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Check out a new video from our collection, MADE: Inspirational Shorts for Homemade Living.
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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

Hm, a Craft Sabbatical, huh?

According to dictionary.com, a sabbatical is any extended period of leave from one’s customary work, especially for rest, to acquire new skills or training, etc…… That sounds fantastic. So why the heck am I not already doing this thing you call “Sabbatical”???? Well bear with me as I think this through. I’m pretty sure guiltContinue Reading

A Honey Wheat Breakfast for Champions

It’s a super stormy day, so it’s a perfect day to continue the bread experiment. I’m trying to find out what my HB is allergic to in packaged breads, so I can eat my healthy bread without giving him an allergic reaction. So far, the HB has successfully consumed the white bread with yeast, whiteContinue Reading

Spring-Cleaning out Jars

I woke up this weekend like a bear coming out of hibernation. I awoke to the wonderful Spring sunshine pouring in through the curtains and walked into a nice living room full of light. Birds were chirping all around just like Snow White. Then I walk into the kitchen, my favorite room in the apartment.Continue Reading

Mittinitis

It’s real.  I’ve got it.  I’m rant-rageous too, and writing a blog about it. With all the “hustle and bustle” of winter season store preparations, developing new patterns, designing jewlery, and fresh off of a two-month-long pumpkin hat bender, where could there possibly be time to knit something for myself?  That’s easy- THERE ISN’T!  However,Continue Reading

Babies on my brain

No, I’m not pregnant. Just to clarify. It’s been a very crafty whirlwind! I discovered the world of babies (minus the fetus and pregnancy cravings.) I am currently preparing for a couple of baby showers. I was never really into making baby things until I realized, I can make the most ridiculous items that lookContinue Reading

Soon-to-be-Apron-Wearing-Wife!

My younger sister is getting married. I get to say younger a lot, since I’m the oldest, of many. But, due to the nature of marrying into the military, the planning was done with a tight date in mind. I was sad to hear that I wouldn’t be able to attend the event, because IContinue Reading