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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So much to learn in Montréal!

The HB and I needed a mid-week vacation, so we took off a few days and headed across the border to Montreal. Most say, “Why go to Montreal when it’s cold??” Well, we are warm-blooded creatures who love chilly spots. The warmest vacation we’ve taken so far was 65 degrees F in Amsterdam!Continue Reading

Grandma’s stash

Tara and I have been staying with my grandma for a few days now. Tara, my mom and I went  treasure hunting, looked through pressed flowers for pin back buttons and other pieces of jewelry.  Next on the list: sewing. I found a great pattern for making fold-able market bags from 1977.With a little bitContinue Reading

A DIY Baby Shower: Knitted Baby Bunting

I’m an aunt!!! But something had to happen in order for that to be true…And lots of crafts too! My sister called me one night to tell me she was having a baby. A baby! I immediately started planning my knitting TO-DO list.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

I want to get Sudsy!

I love crocheted and knit washcloths. The idea of using a sponge to do dishes grosses me out. Maybe it’s because of all of the male roommates I’ve lived with who would pollute the sponge with meats and fatty junk; or maybe because sponges at work in the kitchen ALWAYS reek. One time, while havingContinue Reading

Encyclopedia-bot-tanica

by CourTney & Tara CourTney:  New day, new adventure.  Tara has joined the Craftapaloza, as she coined it.  Today’s goal: pressed flower pin-back buttons.  I remember my Master Gardener grandma used to press the flowers from her garden, so using the family motto, I asked if she had anything to spare. G’ma led us backContinue Reading

classical conditioning made me a cowl!

In 2009 I knitted my first cowl.  CourTney and I had just returned from an especially memorable trip to Jersey, where she announced that she would be moving in little more than a month.  I didn’t know how to feel or react to the news… Of course I understood and supported her decision to move,Continue Reading