Monday, June 20, 2016


I left home yesterday without my phone. For 2 hours. On purpose. I needed to run to the store. My phone was dead, so it got left to charge while I went to the store and then to visit family. Truth be told, I didn't miss it one bit. Okay, well there may have been a moment at my grandparents' when I did, because I wanted to show them a photo. They don't have Facebook or texting like us crazy people.

As I got out at the store, phone-less, I thought, "I wish I didn't have to carry a phone." Have to. Anymore, don't you feel like you have to carry a cell phone? Aside from the fact that I do a decent chunk of things on my phone for my businesses, everything else can wait, right? 

Or can it?

I thought that maybe I could leave my phone home on days that I work. I don't get cell service in the building anyway, but what if I get an important phone call? That rarely to never happens, but what if? 

What if some freak accident occurs while driving home, or driving out of town, or walking to the park? I would want to have a phone handy so I could make the calls needed.

But then I think, "people got by for CENTURIES without this little device attached to their hips." They found a way. 

I hate feeling like I'm dependent on my phone and can't, or shouldn't, leave home without it. I hate that I feel like it's that necessary for day-to-day living. I likely will not go completely phone-free, but I do enjoy leaving it home now and then and not being tethered to it. It's freeing. I feel more free to enjoy myself and what I'm doing, without the interruption of a text, telemarketing call, or one of endless notifications for whoknowswhat. Really, if I didn't have kids I'd probably be more likely to leave it at home most of the time. 

What about you? Do you feel like your phone is a third arm sometimes? Do you wish you could do away with it, or have you already? I'd love to hear your thoughts!

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Friday, June 3, 2016

Photo Recap

I have been MIA for awhile. Things have been busy in all areas of my life. Good, but busy. I have gotten WAY behind on my blogging schedule. But here are a few pictures of what I've been up to.

I've been working on my physical fitness and health. I have been aiming to walk at least 5 miles each day, plus workout 5 days a week. So far so good. I'm also trying to increase my water intake, which means I spend half the day in the bathroom.

I found The Great Gatsby book on sale at the library. I wish I could read a few more pages. I've not picked it up in a week. I've been working on Yukon hats. I now have 9 ready to go. I've been jogging while making hats and watching Prison Break on Netflix. The two main actors make it really easy to watch. They're so pretty and I love their voices. Swoon. Oh! And we got our first blueberry off of our blueberry bush this year, so that's exciting. Last year we only had one berry, and we already have more than that on there this year.

Okay, I need to go grab more coffee or I may not make it through this day. Is it naptime yet?

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

A New Beginning

It's been a chilly, rainy day here today. I've been doing my best not to shiver, because it's May 17th and I refuse to turn the heat back on. It's May!!!

I've been a bit MIA on here lately. Partly due to brain fog and lack of motivation and partly due to the start of something new. I've started a new blog. I wanted a way to record everything I'm doing to get into better health and fitness and well-being. I wanted a record mostly for myself and my own accountability, but also to maybe help others as well.

As far as CsqDesigns, I'm hoping to get my blogging mojo back soon, and I've finally finished listing my market bags in the shop. I still need to get the lip balm holders in there. I have them photographed. I just need to add them. I'm also busy making more scrap monsters that are oh-so-adorable. I'm going to have a whole family of monsters.

I've got big things going on at work and at home, but I'm hoping to get back to regularly blogging here, though it may be just one post a week, as opposed to the three I had been doing. But I am still here. Just a little preoccupied and currently surrounded by toddlers.

Until next time...

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Monday, May 9, 2016

I Made A New Friend

When you get to be a certain age, it seems to be harder to make friends. Life just gets a bit busier and time seems to disappear faster. There just doesn't seem to be time left in a day to socialize and meet new people.

So how to you make friends?

With yarn, of course!!!

I made this friend over the weekend. Her name is Knelly. She is made entirely of yarn scraps, inside and out. Is there possibly a cuter way to use all those odds and ends?! Knelly didn't want to stay put for long though, and she insisted that I send her to the shop so she can travel to another place. *sniffle* Maybe she'll stick around longer with you than she wants to with me.

What do you think of my new friend?

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