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!”

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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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Craft Sabbatical: The Tucking Tails of Enterlac

I obviously love to knit and I like to try new things. I saw a lot of patterns in the past couple of years that looked like a basket weave. I thought, “Holy crap – nope, can’t do that, that’s crazy!” A lot of gals in my knitting group told me about this basket weaveContinue Reading

A Very Crafty Christmas

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. But my trip home to Ohio made up forContinue Reading

The Icelandic Yarn Hunt: Part 6

One big reason I wanted to visit Iceland was for the yarn. (I know, shocker.) I always thought, “Ya know, this is a country KNOWN for their sweaters, their yarn shops MUST BE incredible!!” But here’s what I’ve learned.Continue Reading

Coffee & T is open for Business!

by CourTney and Tara Our Etsy Store, Coffee & T, is officially open!  Please visit CoffeeAndT.etsy.com and check it all out! Why Coffee and T? Well Coffee and Chai Tea are two of our favorite drinks while crafting.  And the “T”?  We will let you ponder over that one. * For all the crafters outContinue 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

Homeward bound – just for the weekend

This past weekend was my dad’s birthday and he retired! He spent many years working way too hard and now he will probably continue working, but at home instead. He’s the type of dad who doesn’t know how to sit down and do nothing. Really, there isn’t a lazy person in my family. They allContinue 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