ChainedChrysalis ⋅

Mama to 5 kids. Wife of 16 years and going on. Childrens photographer. Classic DIYer. Simplistic living, old fashioned, bunny owner. Bipolar, anxiety, autoimmune disorder. Gentle soul, seeking kindness and love. Slow down living, farm life, summer loving landlocked mermaid.

The devil asked how i knew my way through the halls of hell. I replied. I do not need a map for the path i know so well.

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Housing hell in Bittersweet

ok so everyone knows buying a house is stressful. Despite having a few repairs the new house needed, and our closing was delayed a week due to paperwork. So far its been on. Till we go to close ...


We want something that feels grown up for once. Kinda fancy and put together. So we are going to buy a bedroom set. I know its an indulgence and something we dont have to have. T is getting a ref...


Say it isnt so. The boys are getting to where they dont care or want any of the things i make! Ive got several blankets planned and they were all yeah whatever. Have we finally reached the age w...


July 27, 2020

Sand dunes in Bittersweet

We went to some sand dunes yesterday. Its a national park. In the middle of bumfuck prairie is HUGE sand dunes. At first we were all meh. Hundreds of people. Then i saw an “primitive road” Ie tr...


July 25, 2020

Massive blow up in Bittersweet

Things finally came to a massive head with my sister.... It involved the cops and CPS threats and them getting kicked out.... Yeah it was bad. We close in a week. Please just let everything go sm...


So on our new property of 1.3 acres. About a third of it is fenced in the back yard. Which is ideal. Good for kids, good for the dogs. However being in the deserty prairie its …dead haha. Its mo...


July 22, 2020

Photography random in Bittersweet

I went to cancel my adobe photoshop, and they gave me 2 months free on the plan lol. Right now im having a hard time justifying paying monthly when im not working. Its a bummer to loose photoshop...


Keto copycat Chick-fil-A! 🍗🐔 Ingredients: 8 Chicken Tenders 24 oz jar of dill pickles juice 3/4 cup almond flour 1 tsp pink himalayan sea salt 1 tsp pepper 2 eggs -beaten 1 1/2 cups pork panko (b...


July 21, 2020

Delays in Bittersweet

I told the husband not to write about buying/closing a house on x date. Or even talk about the house. Lets just curse it lol. so the other shoe dropped. The seller wasnt supposed to list the hous...


July 17, 2020

Happy 6th Birthday in Bittersweet

Little girl turns 6 today. Iev never been awesome at poetic writings about what a person means to me. So i dont even try. My baby is 6. Sometimes i cant believe shes so grown up and other times s...


July 14, 2020

Headdesk in Bittersweet

We got my new computer screen in and he installs it. And it dosent work. I mean it figures! FFs. So he put our sons computer screen into my laptop so i can at least get online. I cant work. Its a...


July 11, 2020

Updates in Bittersweet

Short update. my computer actually broke a few weeks ago after my last update. The LCD panel broke and ive been waiting on a replacement. My spinning wheel replacement part came in, was messed ...


June 30, 2020

Sigh in Bittersweet

House inspection was today. Turns out it needs a new hvac. There is the shoe we were waiting on. So now we have to get the seller to fix that before we can go forward. There is some water damage/...


I got a beautiful photo of my briar boy!


June 25, 2020

Tile in Bittersweet

So now that we are under contract. Im looking at upgrade options. Sure the house is freshly remodeled. But they put in white cabinets. So i can paint them. Im thinking uppers cream and lowers gre...


June 24, 2020

Eeep in Bittersweet

Husband says the property up in Alaska has had some nibbles from buyers. Pray that our property sells fast. We could REALLY use that money!


June 24, 2020

Offer in Bittersweet

Offer accepted. We are now pending and under contract. Have to do a house inspection, septic line inspection, roof ect. That is going to run us 1K. Kinda wish that was the sellers job to take c...


June 23, 2020

An offer in Bittersweet

We are putting in an offer tonight on a house we viewed today. Its a bit small, but has a huge shed and a fenced yard. Its 1.3 acres and a third is fenced. So it will be good for the dogs and cri...


Anyone who has ever looked at a house knows how fun. Um SHITTY this is. Holy crap. Not only is my city one of the fastest growing in the nation according to some census report crap online. But it...


Last litter of the summer. With the heat and RHD, I wont be breeding again this summer. MAYBE this fall i will. We will see. The house hunt continues. If we are in our own place. I will. Because ...


Im so NOT in love with my colors. Its making me mad. But im too far not to finish it… Or maybe i should just call it now and make it a baby blanket. I dont know..... Im not ripping it back out. I...


June 15, 2020

The birthdays in Bittersweet

Yesterday Co turned 13. Hes a big boy, almost 6 ft tall and hes my do everything right kid. I did everything with him the way i wanted, got the birth i wanted, nursed till three. parented the way...


Im so sad to write my beloved Starling has died today. At less then 18 months old, Starling should have lived to be several years. And yet here we are, with starling dead in the water and me with...


June 12, 2020

The Harli program in Bittersweet

I announced today my harli program. Our babies were born today. Tamora had 12 kits. 8 alive, 4 doa. She had harlis, and 6 solids. Which translated to live babies for 3 harlis and 4 solids. Well...


Nibbler thinks its hot in here. Thats all. He is literally laying his floppy bunnyness all over more then one waterbottle. Arms and all. What a nugget.


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