The PickMeUp

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Sometimes life gets messy and my life currently is: A. Mess.

So, it’s time for me to start cleaning it up. In order to get through the chaos, I have to assign myself “projects” just like I’m back in middle school – where learning was something that is forced upon you because you had no interest in doing it if you were left to your own devices.
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Spring-Cleaning out Jars

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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. But all I could see was MESS. Jars stacked onto jars. All of my dry foods sitting around and my cabinets barely closing because they are packed to the gills!
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Honeycomb Hearts

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My grandma’s house is magical. There is a lake and cabin, beautiful gardens, a sugar shack where I had my wedding and barns full of treasures. There is a “happy tree” straight out of a Winnie the Pooh story.

One day, I received a picture text from my mom. The picture was a bag full of honeycomb that she found on the ground under the “happy tree” – this grand old tree is central to many memories that we grew up with. Continue Reading

Banana Coconut Buckwheat Bread

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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.

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A Very Crafty Christmas

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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.

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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

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

Knitting can WAIT?

For the past few months, every second I haven’t been at work, I’ve been knitting. It may seem ridiculous to some people…Riding the train: Knitting. Waiting at the doctor: Knitting. Going to bars: Knitting. Driving the car: Just kidding!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

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.Continue Reading

Caramel Apple Catastrophe

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 tryingContinue Reading