Kerryluvcat Crafty Blog!

Crafty Diary: As a kid, my parents split. My father was a CEO in the city. My mom was social worker in the country. I stayed with mom. I was a country kid. We loved shopping. There was a store on Main Street called ‘Olde Town Market’ that sold crafts & smelled like cinnamon. The lady gave a piece of candy to all the kids. A pottery store peered over the hill, where I took classes to learn about mixing and shading. Hardware stores were full of shiny treasures and smelled like cherry pipe tobacco and fresh-cut wood. The fruit market was bursting with fresh produce, and we “tried” before we “buyed.” My fingers were always stained red from raspberries. That was my world! Today, I love to travel, but little towns are still my favorite. My childhood is as good as a ghost story. The factories started laying off and never quit. My old palaces are boarded up and abandoned.  I could be sad, but all that love will not be lost. I still give back & support little towns. Small businesses are lives displayed in windows & hearts grasped in handshakes. I don’t know if I’d be this way if I grew up in the city. Don’t know if I’d feel anything for those little dots on road maps. Anyway, I’m glad I am who I am. I wouldn’t change for anything. Xo ❤️🐱❤️ {Kerryluvcat Stamps are made in America and always will be} 

Xoxo
Thanks for reading and thanks for your support! Every *Kerryluvcat item bought directly helps small businesses and schools in America. I would not be able to do this without support and encouragement from family and friends. I am so grateful to all of you. I love you all. 

Lots of love to you!
Kerry

Crafty Diary: As a kid, my parents split. My father was a CEO in the city. My mom was social worker in the country. I stayed with mom. I was a country kid. We loved shopping. There was a store on Main Street called ‘Olde Town Market’ that sold crafts & smelled like cinnamon. The lady gave a piece of candy to all the kids. A pottery store peered over the hill, where I took classes to learn about mixing and shading. Hardware stores were full of shiny treasures and smelled like cherry pipe tobacco and fresh-cut wood. The fruit market was bursting with fresh produce, and we “tried” before we “buyed.” My fingers were always stained red from raspberries. That was my world! Today, I love to travel, but little towns are still my favorite. My childhood is as good as a ghost story. The factories started laying off and never quit. My old palaces are boarded up and abandoned. I could be sad, but all that love will not be lost. I still give back & support little towns. Small businesses are lives displayed in windows & hearts grasped in handshakes. I don’t know if I’d be this way if I grew up in the city. Don’t know if I’d feel anything for those little dots on road maps. Anyway, I’m glad I am who I am. I wouldn’t change for anything. Xo ❤️🐱❤️ {Kerryluvcat Stamps are made in America and always will be}

Xoxo
Thanks for reading and thanks for your support! Every *Kerryluvcat item bought directly helps small businesses and schools in America. I would not be able to do this without support and encouragement from family and friends. I am so grateful to all of you. I love you all.

Lots of love to you!
Kerry

Got tagged ‘5 Things About Me.’ Posted the answers on my Facebook:)) Now I’m tagging all of YOU crafty ladies (and gents) out there! I love learning about people:)) 💗🐱💗

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Got tagged ‘5 Things About Me.’ Posted the answers on my Facebook:)) Now I’m tagging all of YOU crafty ladies (and gents) out there! I love learning about people:)) 💗🐱💗

www.facebook.com/kerryluvcat

Crafty Story: Out of all the crafts I’ve made: one of my greatest creations is my career. As a young teacher, we were told to report cases of abuse and neglect. Here we are in Philly, getting bussed to some of the roughest high schools in America. Walking through metal detectors, ceilings falling apart, caution tape, kids slammed up against lockers & patted for drugs-we saw it all. My first class was computer lab in a 90 degree room with no lights & 3 working computers. 20 kids huddled around them. “Isn’t this abuse and neglect?” I thought. I came to LA, one of the biggest urban districts ever, on purpose. I worked in public, private, high school, preschool, elementary. I volunteered for HOLA. I taught for free- and coached for free at some points. Worked nights in office buildings. I took a break from teaching this year to pursue a different calling. The lack of funding & control over spending ate at my soul. I started crafting a children’s series, to sell. The proceeds will fund sports programs for the neediest schools. Sports that give kids skills & esteem they deserve. Sports programs that I know make a tremendous difference! I love crafting, writing, creating, & giving. I’m very fortunate to have had 10 years in education to get to this point. Xo ❤️🐱❤️

{First release details will be posted here. Thank you to my friends, family, husband, and all the amazing educators I’ve met who inspire me everyday}

Crafty Story: Out of all the crafts I’ve made: one of my greatest creations is my career. As a young teacher, we were told to report cases of abuse and neglect. Here we are in Philly, getting bussed to some of the roughest high schools in America. Walking through metal detectors, ceilings falling apart, caution tape, kids slammed up against lockers & patted for drugs-we saw it all. My first class was computer lab in a 90 degree room with no lights & 3 working computers. 20 kids huddled around them. “Isn’t this abuse and neglect?” I thought. I came to LA, one of the biggest urban districts ever, on purpose. I worked in public, private, high school, preschool, elementary. I volunteered for HOLA. I taught for free- and coached for free at some points. Worked nights in office buildings. I took a break from teaching this year to pursue a different calling. The lack of funding & control over spending ate at my soul. I started crafting a children’s series, to sell. The proceeds will fund sports programs for the neediest schools. Sports that give kids skills & esteem they deserve. Sports programs that I know make a tremendous difference! I love crafting, writing, creating, & giving. I’m very fortunate to have had 10 years in education to get to this point. Xo ❤️🐱❤️

{First release details will be posted here. Thank you to my friends, family, husband, and all the amazing educators I’ve met who inspire me everyday}
Hi Ladies, I’ve been gone for a while… Promise I’ll explain soon:)) The good news is I’m back! And super excited to be working on some fun projects again! Here’s a clue: “I Love Cheer!” lol. 

Lots of love,
Kerry

Hi Ladies, I’ve been gone for a while… Promise I’ll explain soon:)) The good news is I’m back! And super excited to be working on some fun projects again! Here’s a clue: “I Love Cheer!” lol.

Lots of love,
Kerry

I used to think that solving all the world’s problems could happen in Washington. Now I know that everything starts within us. We can protest the big banks, or pay off credit cards, accruing interest, which allow for  billions dollars & corruption in the first place. We can lobby the FDA, or plant our own organic victory gardens. We can spend a lifetime making excuses and reaching for a bail-outs, or we can envision better lives, create action plans, & own responsibility for the way we feel. The greatest thing we could ever do for our country, families, and ourselves is to be the example we are searching for. Every solution to every problem that plagues the world can be found in our hearts, minds, and actions.


That’s why I don’t watch the news very much. I keep waiting for them to say that…and waiting… Lol! But why tune in when I already know the answer?
Xo
Kerry

I used to think that solving all the world’s problems could happen in Washington. Now I know that everything starts within us. We can protest the big banks, or pay off credit cards, accruing interest, which allow for billions dollars & corruption in the first place. We can lobby the FDA, or plant our own organic victory gardens. We can spend a lifetime making excuses and reaching for a bail-outs, or we can envision better lives, create action plans, & own responsibility for the way we feel. The greatest thing we could ever do for our country, families, and ourselves is to be the example we are searching for. Every solution to every problem that plagues the world can be found in our hearts, minds, and actions.

That’s why I don’t watch the news very much. I keep waiting for them to say that…and waiting… Lol! But why tune in when I already know the answer? Xo Kerry