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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In the beginning…

by  CourTney The first entry is always the hardest.  I don’t want to be one of those “Dear Diary” types, but I suppose that gives a focus as to who you are speaking to.  I suppose I need to start with the purpose.  My purpose is to write about the new adventures of starting upContinue Reading

Search and Rescue

Exciting things are happening!!!! First of all, I FOUND MY NOTIONS BAG!!! The yarn stash ate it.  They await sentencing for Tampering with Owner’s Sanity. Here’s a story: In sixth grade, I was voted “Most Organized” which is….shocking.  (Well, I also won “Shortest” in the class…which is not so shocking.  Or important…)  But I honestlyContinue Reading

Waiting Around & Happy Anniversary

6am: I can’t pretend to sleep any longer. I got up and opened all the curtains, cleaned up, made coffee and started a new hat. 7am: too anxious to focus, so I started a second hat. 9am: We heard news about home! Our apartment did not flood or lose power, but people a block awayContinue 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. Like this:Like Loading…Continue Reading

Curry Puff Pastries? Yes Please!

One night, after walking home in the icy cold rain, I came home to a lovely smell. My wonderful husband was already in the kitchen whipping up another fantastic dish. This one was so good, I had to share it with you all! He was making curry puff pastries with saffron rice and sweet chiliContinue Reading

My Iceland Emergency Mitts: Part 3

It turns out that not bringing gloves to Iceland was a party foul. Our first few days, we were on a glacier and near icebergs. The wind was strong enough to knock you over. It’s racing across the ocean all the way from Antarctica, so no chance to warm up first. Like this:Like Loading…Continue Reading

48 hours

It’s the weekend! 2 days, no plans and the HB is working; therefore 48 hours alone to craft. It’s like a race! I have so many things to try out, I don’t know where to start! First, I would like to marathon the sleeves to my yellow sweater, two at a time. Any time IContinue Reading