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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October 07, 2020

Photography Class 2 in Bittersweet

Todays lesson for the kids was prompts to get responses/ real emotion and where and when. I gave them a list of some prompts so they could practice on each other and a few on little girl. She wa...


October 05, 2020

And so it begins in Bittersweet

B has been complaining about a knot in his chest a lot. He does something then says it feels like a knot sitting on his chest. Through questioning, I think hes having anxiety issues. Coupled with...


Ill just… Leave this here :)


Taking a break to do some bunny work. I think its been a bit since i shared them. I went ahead and shaved Frostbite and Harmony. Harmony is old enough to have babies and is in the mood. She was...


Oh man what have i gotten myself into haha. Check this out. Can you see the cathedral windows in it? no? me either, Dang grey is not exactly the most conductive to the design. Lame! Its got a...


September 27, 2020

Fall drive. in Bittersweet

It was 90 degrees out yesterday. I know its “fall” but it seems as though fall never comes here haha. Ok its only 70 today and feels a bit more fall. We had to drive to find some fall colors. Liv...


Here is the update on my blanket for Ch. Hes excited AF over this. We now have a hot pink lounge chair in my living room ( thanks to my parents) and the blanket matches it. Hes so excited haha.


We may save up the money to do our bedroom furniture next. Today we replaced the sink and faucet. And my mother in law bought a massive console table. its 84 inches long, For under the tv. It lo...


September 16, 2020

Our new normal in Bittersweet

Well im adjusting i guess. Im not even sure to what, But i feel that in transition phase. My husband says im much happier over all. I dont even feel super happy overall. But peaceful i guess. I a...


Pocket shawl all wrapped up and ready to go! I also finished the flower basket cowl. This is in a slow color changing merino wool. Its going to be so warm for winter. It still smells ever so sl...


First my scarf, Done. Im making another one for me, so this one can be up for grabs. Its huge, and i LOVE it. So big fluffy and warm, If it stays here, I wont cry either haha. But im going to pos...


September 04, 2020

Sweet 16 in Bittersweet

B applied for his first job today. We went in to hobby lobby last week and they had a now hiring for seasonal and part time workers. Stockers ect. So i grabbed an app. They only have paper applic...


September 03, 2020

Ablation in Bittersweet

I saw the doctor about if i can qualify to do an ablation. I hadnt heard of one before it was suggested. But now i want it done. Basically they are going to kill my uterus lining without removing...


I took a paintnight online last week or was it the week before? Anyway im so hooked.... Ive followed step by steps for about 4, and winged a few others haha. This one is a painted plaque. pain...


August 28, 2020

Things change in Bittersweet

Well my mother in law got in. So far its been ok. Shes helping out with schooling little girl. Which is nice. And she bought all four boys bunk beds and little girl a day bed with a trundle. Shes...


August 25, 2020

School headaches in Bittersweet

The kids are trying to get into their first week of school. Techincally they had school last week, but this week is new haha. So last week was orientation and it was blah. Oh my god. They each h...


August 24, 2020

One more in Secrets of a crafty witch

I generally hate how i look. So half covered seems like its working out good for me, Minus my dinky purple watch band lol. Labor of love. Sheared my bunnies baby coats, Siblings. Then spun them i...


Its done. lol. I kinda like it now.


What? husband said he likes the idea of me painting! I used to draw a lot and i stopped. Between my wrist surgery and the pain that i have lingering, I cant do much with my dominant hand with a b...


Ive loved the idea of paint parties since i heard of them a few years ago. Like LOVE. I love art. Problem is, i never had the 40-50 dollars or more for one. So i watched all my friends go, do the...


August 18, 2020

Here and hooked up. in Bittersweet

We got internet at 7 pm. Finally. The first thing i did was got 3 of my kids on their testing. I really like this little site they use. I-ready. They take an assessment test, then it schedules l...


August 13, 2020

In the house in Bittersweet

We are in the house but per our typical shit just cant flow smooth. We didnt get gas ( so no hot water or stove) for 4 days. Finally got that, and have been trying to get internet since we got he...


August 04, 2020

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 ...


July 31, 2020

Furnature shopping in Bittersweet

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...


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