Happy 2012 – Our Year For Minurism


Happy New Year Everyone!!

That’s sparkling apple cider and orange juice in their hands.  🙂

Chip’s sister gave us a “Party in a Box” for Xmas.  The boys got a kick out of the fact that it had tiara’s – the thought that it came with tiaras for a house full of boys was just too silly to them – so they wore them for the picture.

This year Chip and I decided that we were going to try to reduce our consumerism to only groceries, necessary toiletries, and the occasional blue jeans and sneakers for growing boys.  Minimal consumerism – Minurism.  Looking around our extremely crowded house made us realize that there is not another thing we need or want to add to what we already have – and we have alot that has to get out of here.  So we made the decision to stop the bleed and work with what we have.  It will hopefully work to make us all more conscious about using what we have and be more creative with how we use things.

So of course I headed out to Walmart this afternoon.

But this was business – not personal.  While we were dying wool (pictures will be up on Wednesday) we realized that we needed alot more stainless steel pots than we had, more pot thermometers, strainers and a timer.  I knew I could get stainless steel 8 quart stockpots at Walmarts for $6.44 each – which is pretty doggone cheap for a stainless steel dye pot – so off I went.  Now I have to make all of this pay off in yarn sales this summer.

Because 2012 is also the year of Escape to Evermore and Hawk Studio.  Here’s to that!

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About Shelly R.

I am a Mother, a daughter, a sister, a wife, an attorney, a crafter and the granddaughter of an amazing woman - my Polish Grandmother. My Grandmother gave me so much, through her love and her patience, her sayings and her time teaching me how to craft and to give to others, that it seemed fitting to share some of that wisdom, to tell some of her story, and to chat about life and crafts in a way that would be a testament to what she gave me.
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