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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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

My True Love

“I could not tell you if I loved you the first moment I saw you, or if it was the second or third or fourth. But I remember the first moment I looked at you walking toward me and realized that somehow the rest of the world seemed to vanish when I was with you.”   ― Cassandra ClareClockwork Prince

Butterflies in the chest. Daydreaming. Longing. Heartache when we can't be together. That's what it is. It's an excitement that I can't describe. The whole world disappears, even if just for a moment. My troubles fade away. My loneliness subsides when I'm with my true love. 

I love to paint. It's so freeing. I love it more than I love knitting or crocheting. It's my therapy. It's my little escape. Unfortunately, I don't get to paint nearly as often as I'd like to. That could be a good thing right now though, because I could paint for hours. I lose track of time, and I forget to eat or sleep or do anything else, really. 

My paintings usually come in spurts. Usually over the course of a weekend. I have 4 paintings still unfinished from my last spurt. I'm hoping I can get back to them soon. Here are a few paintings from my last painting spurt. 

All paintings are for sale. The dandelion one has already sold. If you'd like more information, sizing, or pricing. let me know!

I hope you have a great day!                                                                  

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Monday, April 25, 2016

Passion Takes Risks

This quote perfectly captures why I keep going and why I've done some of the things I've done. When you're passionate about something, you're more willing to take risks because it's something you believe in.

I've done a few things that many would deem crazy or just plain stupid, but I did them because I passionately believed in the vision. That vision behind my passion is what pushes me forward even when things get tough or seem futile.

Find your passion. Allow it to fester and grow and build into something great.

Anyone else feel like you need to bathe in Benedryl and make some Benedryl smoothies? Shew, I tell ya, my allergies are beating me up! I'm having flashbacks of lying on the couch all Spring and Summer, with a cold washcloth over my puffy, itchy eyes and tissue sticking out of my nose. I wish I were one of the lucky ones allergic to peanuts or something, instead of pollen. (If you're allergic to peanuts, I apologize. I'm sure it sucks too.)

Coming up this week:

Honestly, I am not quite sure. I have a couple blog ideas written down, but I might change them out. Maybe one of the antihistamine companies could give me a free trial to blog about the results. haha! I do know that I need to finish getting things in the shop and work on the newsletter for May. If you're not subscribed yet to the newsletter, do so here. Oh! and follow me on Bloglovin, because it's really cool. And be sure to check out the new goodies in the shop! Until next time! :)

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