Etsy Page Goals

I have been planning on updsting my Etsy page but I could never get it together. However, now I have been doing well with the social media marketing. Now I have to work on this blog. Lord please help me. I struggle with what to say and topics to write about. I have a lot in my head but it never comes together on the blog. So tonight I will just rejoice in being able to keep up with my Etsy shop and I have posted 1 blog post a day, everyday for 2018. Stay tuned it will get better. #kathiscreations

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Shawl Pattern

I just completed a beautiful shawl pattern. This is a paid pattern by Tsvetomira Ruskova for Avarus. The pattern name is The Harika Cowl Vest. It was a quick work up and it only took a day and a half to finish. I modified mine by adding a row of single crochet around the edges to give it a cleaner edge. Without the single crochet edge it still had a fairly smooth look. I would definitely recommend this pattern to my fellow crocheters and I look forward to working this pattern up again. I plan to add this cute accessory to my Etsy page soon.

Just Say Nothing

Proverbs 26:4-14

4 Don’t answer the foolish arguments of fools, or you will become as foolish as they are.
5 Be sure to answer the foolish arguments of fools, or they will become wise in their own estimation.

6 Trusting a fool to convey a message is like cutting off one’s feet or drinking poison!

7 A proverb in the mouth of a fool is as useless as a paralyzed leg.

8 Honoring a fool is as foolish as tying a stone to a slingshot.

9 A proverb in the mouth of a fool is like a thorny branch brandished by a drunk.
10 An employer who hires a fool or a bystander is like an archer who shoots at random.

11 As a dog returns to its vomit, so a fool repeats his foolishness.
12 There is more hope for fools than for people who think they are wise.
13The lazy person claims, “There’s a lion on the road! Yes, I’m sure there’s a lion out there!”

14As a door swings back and forth on its hinges, so the lazy person turns over in bed.

Today, I realized what is meant by just shutting up. I don’t have to attend every argument that I am invited to. Some people will never see the world outside of the narrow scope that affects them, and I have to accept that. I use to try to have people understand my point of view, even if it required an argument to do it. Often I try to view things from others point of views, even if I disagree. My biggest mistake is expecting others to do the same. In dealing with all the curve balls life throws me, I am learning that my energy is best served other places. So in 2018 I start with knowing when to just shut up. One of my favorite movies is called “Hang Up.” It is sometimes necessary to hang up, terminate the conversation, or mute the other person. This is not a loss but a win. Some people are to caught up in themselves to ever understand your point of view and you should treat them accordingly. So no unnecessary arguments in 2018. #blessingsandmiracles #kathiscreations

Recipe Book Purge

I am over the massive amounts of cookbooks (especially since I go to the internet for most things). So now I am going through all of my recipe books and see if there is anything that I just have to cook (so not in the house maker mood). Here is my first destash. I will be making it available for free local pickup as soon as I am done.

My Bullet Journal

Well I was curious what that is so I googled it (google is my friend). Apparently there is a name for the unorganized planner (me, me, and I). Its a bullet journal!! I was super excited because all these years I have felt like a total failure. I buy the fancy calendar planners with all the cute tabs and sections and by February it is an expensive coaster or I am writing on pages in October. Ultimately I would revert back to uaing my Dollar Tree notepad (or now known as my bullet journal). I know it is something small but I found so much joy in learning about the bullet journal, I had to share. Failure no more.