Kerryluvcat Crafty Blog!

This is a repost… But I’m so excited for Fall!!!! Xxoxo

This is a repost… But I’m so excited for Fall!!!! Xxoxo

(Source: twiceuponadecember)

Finally found a cat tree we love! An Etsy carpenter repurposes fallen trees and cedar. Kitties need lots of room to jump & play! 💚🐱💚

Finally found a cat tree we love! An Etsy carpenter repurposes fallen trees and cedar. Kitties need lots of room to jump & play! 💚🐱💚

So hi guys, 

Here’s an update on my life: 
1. Voila! The blog has new buttons! See? Nothing in them yet, but buttons are like empty drawers- so nice to fill:)

2. I continue to struggle with my hair- especially since I’m still sick:( I’ll pay someone $20 to come & brush it for me! (Kidding… Kind of)

3. I have finished a few holiday crafts, but the Etsy store is in limbo. You see, I pumped so much into my career, & decided to take a year off to focus on some passion projects:) I didn’t know I’d get sick right as school ended. So right now, just have to get well. What I’m going through is harder than 7 marathons- combined! I’ve lost muscle, and stamina. But not hope:) Everything works out in God’s Plan. So God’s message to me right now: Just relax  (easier said than done!)

4. One relaxing thing that happened last week is that construction guys Jack-hammered all the bricks away in our back yard. Ahhh so nice to sleep to:)) This week they laid the sprinkler system & will be putting down grass. Our house is coming along slowly but surely…

5. I missed out in a lot this summer & was bed-ridden for a month. I didn’t let on with how bad it was, bc I just knew it’d get better. Now, it’s up & down. I walked the Rosebowl yesterday, but then fell sick into bed all day & night:( Today I’m taking it easy. If I pace myself, I can get stuff done here & there. I have 2 super cute Halloween projects to share & am so excited about Fall!!!! Especially since it will be cooler weather & I will (hopefully) continue to get better.

6. I really appreciate all the support from friends, family, & my cousins. I can’t tell you all how much it means when I say “I’m done writing. Crafting, & creating. I never had time, & when I finally did God struck me down with some thing that others don’t seem to ever get. I give up.” And then someone says “Don’t do it. I love the way you make me laugh!” Or “My kids love your crafts.” Or “My daughter started upcycling & wants you to teach her…” I truly love all of you. Especially my husband, who has been there for me so much. 

7. This also goes for the physical stuff. I can’t tell you how depressing it is to just run a half marathon & then a month later not even be able to walk around the block! I am so grateful for the women in my life that say “It will come back. You will get better.” It’s been almost 4 months & I know I can make it through this - but never in my life thought it’d be the hardest thing. 

8. I get a little too honest in writing. Maybe too vulnerable in blog posts. But I actually am quite shy at some points & am so blessed to have family/friends protect that. And I know some day I will pay it forward in a big way.

Finally…9.) I saw one of my students at breakfast today. He is such a smart & handsome fellow. We went to a diner & everything is crowded again in our little town bc the college kids are coming back. This guy, who I had in kindergarten (now going into 5th grade!) Came up and gave me a hug! It felt so good to feel the kindness from him and his family after so many years. It just made me realize that everything we do in life has an impact & is for a reason. 


So, even though I can’t produce the work I want right now, I know I’m pulling back to protect something much greater than myself. As long as I stay positive, & kind, & keep hope- Then I feel I have something to offer others.

I might not be able to teach right now. I cannot create art. I cannot run. But I can give away love & support as it has been given to me.

That’s all I got right now. It’s the best I can do.

Xoxo
Kerry

So hi guys,

Here’s an update on my life:
1. Voila! The blog has new buttons! See? Nothing in them yet, but buttons are like empty drawers- so nice to fill:)

2. I continue to struggle with my hair- especially since I’m still sick:( I’ll pay someone $20 to come & brush it for me! (Kidding… Kind of)

3. I have finished a few holiday crafts, but the Etsy store is in limbo. You see, I pumped so much into my career, & decided to take a year off to focus on some passion projects:) I didn’t know I’d get sick right as school ended. So right now, just have to get well. What I’m going through is harder than 7 marathons- combined! I’ve lost muscle, and stamina. But not hope:) Everything works out in God’s Plan. So God’s message to me right now: Just relax (easier said than done!)

4. One relaxing thing that happened last week is that construction guys Jack-hammered all the bricks away in our back yard. Ahhh so nice to sleep to:)) This week they laid the sprinkler system & will be putting down grass. Our house is coming along slowly but surely…

5. I missed out in a lot this summer & was bed-ridden for a month. I didn’t let on with how bad it was, bc I just knew it’d get better. Now, it’s up & down. I walked the Rosebowl yesterday, but then fell sick into bed all day & night:( Today I’m taking it easy. If I pace myself, I can get stuff done here & there. I have 2 super cute Halloween projects to share & am so excited about Fall!!!! Especially since it will be cooler weather & I will (hopefully) continue to get better.

6. I really appreciate all the support from friends, family, & my cousins. I can’t tell you all how much it means when I say “I’m done writing. Crafting, & creating. I never had time, & when I finally did God struck me down with some thing that others don’t seem to ever get. I give up.” And then someone says “Don’t do it. I love the way you make me laugh!” Or “My kids love your crafts.” Or “My daughter started upcycling & wants you to teach her…” I truly love all of you. Especially my husband, who has been there for me so much.

7. This also goes for the physical stuff. I can’t tell you how depressing it is to just run a half marathon & then a month later not even be able to walk around the block! I am so grateful for the women in my life that say “It will come back. You will get better.” It’s been almost 4 months & I know I can make it through this - but never in my life thought it’d be the hardest thing.

8. I get a little too honest in writing. Maybe too vulnerable in blog posts. But I actually am quite shy at some points & am so blessed to have family/friends protect that. And I know some day I will pay it forward in a big way.

Finally…9.) I saw one of my students at breakfast today. He is such a smart & handsome fellow. We went to a diner & everything is crowded again in our little town bc the college kids are coming back. This guy, who I had in kindergarten (now going into 5th grade!) Came up and gave me a hug! It felt so good to feel the kindness from him and his family after so many years. It just made me realize that everything we do in life has an impact & is for a reason.


So, even though I can’t produce the work I want right now, I know I’m pulling back to protect something much greater than myself. As long as I stay positive, & kind, & keep hope- Then I feel I have something to offer others.

I might not be able to teach right now. I cannot create art. I cannot run. But I can give away love & support as it has been given to me.

That’s all I got right now. It’s the best I can do.

Xoxo
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

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:)) 💗🐱💗

www.facebook.com/kerryluvcat

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