Banana Coconut Buckwheat Bread

FEATURE_bread

I’ve been buying a lot of bananas recently because they are the perfect on-the-go snack. However, after a long week of long hours at work, a couple of them were left behind. They turned to that perfect sickeningly sweet – way too brown – banana bread – bananas.

Darn, I have to bake. Continue Reading

A Very Crafty Christmas

FEATURED_christmas
A very belated story….

This past Christmas was very different for me. Typically, I make about 70% of my gifts, along with Christmas cards and cookies. This time around, work took up most of my holiday, so I didn’t get to make much of anything handmade.

But my trip home to Ohio made up for that. Here’s a brief tour of the crafts.Continue Reading

Jamaican Me Crazy!

Jamaica_FEATURED
This Thanksgiving started out rough. We weren’t going to make it home for the holiday. We decided to stay in town with our JC family, but then, slowly, everyone decided to travel elsewhere.

The HB and I were restless and plan-less. I got home from work the night before Thanksgiving and sulked into the office where he was sitting on the computer. He turned to me and asked “Do you want to go to Jamaica?”

So we did.
Continue Reading

Things We Love – Dance

NonLinearKnitting Presents: Things We Love “DANCE” from CourTney Yost on Vimeo.

We love many things, but dance parties is pretty high on the list. My cousin, Leesha, is a beautiful dancer so we were the fourth wall while she warmed up for some Ballroom dancing.
Continue Reading

Caramel Apple Catastrophe

caramel apples_featured

I woke up this morning from a nightmare that my HB was leaving me and running away to France. This may be because we ate at a French restaurant the night before or maybe he has a secret life that I don’t know about and is dating a French girl and my dreams are trying to tell me something… Either way, at 4am I couldn’t fall back asleep. I laid there for two hours thinking about all the things I have left uncompleted until finally I got up at 6am.

How does this lead to caramel? How does it not!
Continue Reading

other posts

Tara visits!

We are back together, combining forces, defeating all of the NYC yarn shops! Tara is here. My mom, her friend Lori and Tara all hopped in a car and came for a visit. Yesterday, we attended the Lion Brand color class, for some tips to do color knitting work. For those who don’t knit, colorworkContinue Reading

Don’t Cry Over Spilled Cinnamon.

Ever have a week that just felt like a fail. If life was a video game, I would NOT be leveling up. When life gets me stressed, I bake. I decided to go all in and make a wonderful, sugary, fattening cinnamon raisin bread. It would smell up the entire apartment with cinnamon buttery goodness.Continue Reading

Mad Men led to Smokey Ketchup?

This summer has been a whirl-wind of fun summer nights with friends and lots of amazing food. A bit ago, we headed out for a night on the town dressed to the nines. We hit up a bunch of great bars that were a part of the TV show, “Mad Men.”Continue Reading

Apartment Recording Requires Whiskey

My HB, just like Eve’s, is a wonderful musician. He plays percussion on anything – along with the bouzouki, the mandolin, the piano and the harmonica set my family and I got him for Christmas. It’s one of my favorite things about him. I love creativity and I appreciate it so much in him. ThisContinue Reading

Whale hat, wedding cake and hurricanes

This weekend is Brian and I’s first wedding anniversary. Brian got us a cabin on the bar harbor in Maine. In my opinion, it’s the perfect long weekend getaway, from the craziness of NYC. We are also going to stay in Portland, Maine for a night, on the drive back home. It’s Maine! They mustContinue Reading

Taking a break

by CourTney I’m heading to the beach for a nice week of nothingness and knitting. No phone! (just the iPad – gotta jot down the thoughts when they come.) i started thinking about all of the randomness that equals my daily wardrobe and it made me remember sewing with my grandma. Over the years, we’veContinue Reading

Excuse Me While I Dye

by Tara Last Thursday I dyed for the very first time.  It was magical, and special, and everything I thought it could be, and more… OH!  The excitement I felt, as the wool soaked in its warm bath of blood red, black cherry Kool-Aid, came bumbling up from my gut in nervous, skittish giggles asContinue Reading