A Fresh Start….

So if you haven’t noticed, I don’t have that much active content currently. Well, for the new year that is going to change!

I deactivated most of my posts and will be combing through them and editing. Don’t worry, I’ll note that it’s been updated!

Meanwhile, if you so please, you can find me in Instagram @life.and.yarn for more current updates! So many BIG things happening this year! This year is my year of CHANCES! That’s my word for 2018, don’t worry, I’ll be doing a post to fill you in!



Crochet Scrap Yarn Blanket

So I started a blanket…hmmm…almost a year ago? It’s a scrap yarn blanket. I actually have a bunch of projects going, for real and in my head, with scrap yarn. I made a few baskets, I have a baby blanket/playmat in the works, and also a BIG blanket. The one I’ve been working on for a year or so.

I am using a N/15 10.00mm hook and either 3/4 strands of worsted weight yarn or 1 strand of bulky weight yarn.

I am doing a combination of single crochet (SC), half double crochet (HDC), and double crochet (DC) all in back loops only (BLO) to give it a TON of texture and some stretch. It’s wide enough to go across a king size bed, but not really hang over but I only have about 2′ worth of rows worked up. It’s slow going, since I pick it up when I need a “this isn’t a perfect project” project.

Isn’t it beautiful so far? I just love all the colors, and it’s amazing how just randomly grabbing colors is actually fitting together so nicely!

What scrap projects are you working on?
Best, Brianna

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*currently inspired here*

I just read a post about being “busy” on Instagram. I feel like I am ALWAYS “busy”. It’s definitely a state that I put myself in constantly. Always pressuring myself to get more done in less time then I have and going to bed at night thinking “where did my day go?”

What I’ve realized is that by doing that I am not living in the moment. Not taking time to sit back and enjoy the blessings I have around me, the wonderful things in my life that I have been given. I am a planner, always looking ahead and trying to get things done and figured out. Always BUSY. I am NOT saying that is a bad thing, just that I live too much in that state of mind. Next, next, next, not now, now, now. I need more now and appreciation for what’s in front of me.

Well you know what? I am going to make a conscious effort to not always be “busy”. To be more in the moment. Do only what I can do in the time that I have. I bet I’ll have less regrets and what-if’s living life that way. Do what you love, chase those dreams, and make it happen. Find a way but be less busy.

Where there is a will, there IS a way!

Time to really focus on my WAY because the will is most definitely there!



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