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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Go HANDMADE on Black Friday!

This will be the second year owning the Etsy store, Coffee & T, over the Black Friday holiday. Last year, Tara and I worked really hard on an entire online campaign, complete with end-of-the-day give-aways.Continue Reading

A DIY Baby Shower: Made with Love

If you’ve been following the story, then you will be excited to hear that I’m an Aunt!!! My Mum, brother and I decided to throw my sister a baby shower. Check out Part 1 and Part 2 if you haven’t yet. The theme was owls and trees, two things that have been growing in popularityContinue Reading

Make it RAIN

Sometimes a gals yarn stash can get away from her. When you spend your days hiding yarn in random cubbies, using it as decor, storing it in the closet and in bags, you never realize how much it all adds up to. Brian and I (at least I do, and he just lets me doContinue 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

Craft Sabbatical: Planning

While flipping through some old family photos last night, I came across many that sparked my urge to create. One image in particular : Me, my mom, two of my grandmas, and three of my great grandmas. Four generations!Continue Reading

Barley goes Icelandic: Part 2

Hallo’! This is Barley the sheep. I’m writing to you from Island! (Iceland). I really needed a break from the concrete jungle, so I hopped a plane to my native land! Did you know I have Icelandic roots? I caught up with some relatives while here. The other sheep here are very grumpy. They alwaysContinue Reading

Trains, Planes and Automobiles

Our Trip to LA, Portland, Olympia and Seattle NonLinearKnitting Presents: Train Trip from CourTney Yost on Vimeo. Brian and I took a flight from New York to Los Angeles to visit our friendsContinue Reading