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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Banana Coconut Buckwheat 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. Like this:LikeContinue Reading

The time to post is now?

So, during the past few weeks, there has been a crafting frenzy:  bags, tomato hats, hair pins, pressed flower pins and necklaces…The list goes on. But now I am coming to a new dilemma.  Making a sale.  I am hoping that our store will catch on once it’s a shopping season.  The only problem is,Continue Reading

100 sales!

Today is a very exciting day! Our store, Coffee & T just had its 100th sale! In a shorter time than it takes to have a baby, we hit triple digits! Thank you to everyone who has supported us and our adventures! So tell your friends and tell your family to shop at Coffee &Continue Reading

A Great Summer Saturday with JELLO!

This past Saturday was wonderful. Unlike many people, I love mornings. I feel my best, when I get up early and get things done. My day started as just that. I got all of my errands out of the way. I met some gals around noon for some yoga during the local farmers market. IContinue Reading

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! Like this:Like Loading…Continue Reading

Kitty cats & Yarn balls…

There has always been a connection between cats and yarn. Thinking of a kitten playing with a ball of yarn isn’t such an outlandish thought. They go hand in hand. Meet my kitty, Karma. She has a love for yarn. If I am knitting on the couch, she will attempt to sit on my armsContinue Reading

Social Life? Oh yeah!

For the past few weeks, I’ve been very involved in crafting. I worked on sewing all of the crochet hook and knitting needle bags, Tara and I prepared in Ohio. I have been doing great with my finishing up my knitted UFOs (unfinished Objects). I am almost done with the summer vest I talked aboutContinue Reading