I am so excited to share this with you!
I just posted this CROCHET TUTORIAL video on how to make an adorable little daisy!
It's a bit between beginner and intermediate, so give it a shot. It's a perfect little gift! Add it to a bracelet, hair tie, necklace, key-chain, a nice touch to packaging, or what ever you like!
Grab your hook, pick out some fun yarn and let's get to it!
When you "Join The Tribe" you'll get the free written pattern download - once you do, head on over to the video to crochet along with me, or take it at your own pace! That's the beauty of the written pattern. Plus, it's colorful, it's fun, and it's pretty simple.
Let me know in the comments if you try this out, or if you have any questions!
Something a little different for today...
I was listening to Gala Darling's talk on Instagram Stories yesterday and was inspired to write down things that make me happy in 4 categories: Mental, Emotional, Physical, Spiritual.
Feel free to make a list yourself of a few things in each category that just make you happy and use this list to enrich your life.
Some examples from my list:
Make it pretty and hang it somewhere near your front door to help remind you to give yourself those things. Do not use to make yourself feel bad about things you don't do on the list, simply to remind yourself of those simple things that keep your life uplifted.
Another item on my list was "Mindful Tea Breaks." Rather than simply making cup after cup unceremoniously I want to bring little more ritual back into making my tea. This is a great way to enhance something that I'm already doing, rather than adding another thing to the list.
We humans have many rituals - but what separates them from habits? What is the difference between the two? When I drink tea as a vehicle of caffeine, it looses the ritual. It becomes almost a reflex, lacking the heart behind it. But this may not be the case for all....
Mini Tangent: This makes me think of my time spent in Italy. Their ritual (habit?) of "predere un caffé" at the bar. Not to go, not in a rush. To be fair "un caffé" means you'll get an espresso. There are many articles about ordering coffee correctly in Italy, illustrating how you can give yourself away as a tourist all too easily. Also, a bar is a coffee shop. And a café is a bar with more food. At least to the best of my memory...
The Italian ritual of coffee may be more habit, but who am I to say? It's a cultural thing. I'd argue it's a bit more ritual because people connect over it. To bring more heart into my own tea ritual (and sometimes I do "predere un caffé,") I want to make my cups or pots of tea with intentions. Bringing a moment of mindfulness to the tea I make will not only add ritual to my day, but this will help me stay connected to my purpose and connected to my heart. Finding a moment to tune in more deeply to what I am feeling, and allowing myself to stay in that space for a few moments, without working.
I tend to get so caught up in the doing doing doing, and granted there is a lot. But as they say, we all have the same hours in the day as [ insert fave. celebrity here ]. So choosing wisely to what we put our focus is immensely important.
Taking these moments to change how I go through my day, I anticipate, will have lovely ripple effects.
If you make a list let me know in the comments! Remember to use it to find things you LOVE not things you think you need to be doing and add more stress. Things that bring you joy!
Shine on with your radiant self,
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Have you noticed tassels are all over the place (and on everything)?
What about pom-poms?
Well, I have! And it's a good thing I love both!
(Can we chat for a sec. about how I neeeeed to make those gladiator pom-pom sandals?!
They are so much fun & just ooze fun beachy vibes which I need in my life.
(East Coast - Denver transplant, here, hi, nice to meet you! Read this for more of that story.)
This bag just went LIVE on the Etsy shop - and I'm super excited to make more with tassels and straps!
I hope you are having a great week so far. I love when my weeks are bookended by deep connecting with nature! I.E. Camping last weekend & more camping this weekend! I'm actually working on the edits for my camping vlog now! How exciting! Want to get notified about that? Subscribe on my youtube channel here! <3 I'd love it!
What do you do to stay connected to nature?
To stay wild... to bring more love into your life?
Let me know in the comments! I'd love to hear from you.
Welcome back to Alternative Thirsty Thursday!
This Weeks Tea is actually MUSHROOM COFFEE AND HOT CHOCOLATE! Wha?!?
YES. I discovered it through Gabby Bernstein's Instagram Story and was totally taken. (Side note, her newest book, The Universe Has Your Back, is really great!)
I'd been wanting something just like this. A little stronger than tea, wouldn't make me feel whacked out like regular coffee. Regular coffee makes my heart race - and not really in a good way most of the time. I mean, don't get me wrong, I'll partake in a nice cappuccino or espresso here and there, but I am not totally smitten with the after affects of good ol' coffee.
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Whether you're a coffee ☕️ or tea person, these cozies are perf!! 😍👍🏼
(Great for smoothies too!)
I make lots of crochet things. I especially love my mason jar cozies! They're super handy, really cute and just a fun thing to have if you're obsessed with mason jars (which you likely are if you're cool and hip and into reduce reuse recycle and all that). So, here is a bit about why I love them and started using them - practically and emotionally. lol
Also I saw Wonder Woman AND IT WAS AMAZING.
Short one, but still fun.
You can get the two in the picture above here! :D
LARGE MASON JAR COZY
SMALL MASON JAR COZY