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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March 12, 2020

staying home in Bittersweet

Ahh its spreading. The IT. You know the It. They are canceling schools all over the place. stores are sold out. We are trying to figure out when is the best time to do food shopping. Tomorrow or ...


This is the only place i can share seeing i dont want mama to see it till she gets it in the mail. But im done with her blanket.


March 09, 2020

Just so blah in Bittersweet

I havent really felt like talking lately. Its not that i feel like i need to hide away. Just havent really felt much like actually writing. I go through phases. For so many years i wrote every da...


Im doing a pattern called “A study of planet earth” Its a huge hexigon shaped blanket. Although some of the projects show a stop sign and im like how?!?! lol. You missed an entire side. The stitc...


March 03, 2020

Blankets everywhere in Bittersweet

My friend is expecting and found out shes having her third boy. Shes having a hard time of it. They were not expecting to have any more kids and having a third was a hard blow in a way. So she wa...


Well. I keep doing the thing. The thing where i get buns haha. Yesterday i brought home a rew german angora. Shes fairly blind and scans a lot. Which is looking from side to side when you are in...


Hubby finished Jack’s condo. Its 48 X 26 X 26/30. Jack will now have lots of space to stretch out, stand up, and enjoy. Better then the small cage he had in the house. He even built an Auto Water...


February 25, 2020

Boredom in Bittersweet

Ugh im bored. I was hoping to go to the parks but its alternating between 40 mph gusts and snow. No they dont hit at the same time. Its weird weather here lol. Its non stop windy, but those gust...


So yesterday i went out of town and bought a chinchilla buck. He is supposed to be french and german hybrid ( ideal) But as i get him i realize hes satin ( NOT IDEAL) Shoot. So now i have TWO shi...


February 20, 2020

Sour Puss in Tales from a Rabbit Breeder

In November i bought my chestnut french girl Clover. She was not overly friendly but good enough. She was a baby and her previous owner said she was super affectionate. Good with her kids. Since...


The worst thing in the world is stocking my shop and doing SEO ( search engine tags), the pricing and listing stuff. Cant i just make it. Then photograph it and someone else cna do the rest? Im...


Figure, i best share a few projects with you :) This is a small 66 yard skein of red satin angora. Its so shiny!! Im not sure what i can do with 66 yards, But ill figure it out haha. I got a ne...


My current goal is to try to figure out how to be a homebody who is ok without having friends. Im just struggling so hard with being in such a new place. Even though ive now been here 4 months. ...


February 14, 2020

The flu for valentines! in Bittersweet

And we all got sick. Yesterday i spiked a fever. My heart rate jumped and i was down. I couldent sleep because my body just hurt so bad. I was coughing a dry cough. Now its a wet couch and my h...


The kids and I are making melt and pour soaps today. I dont have all my soap making supplies here, and i figured i hate going to a valentines day party and handing out paper valentines that are j...


February 11, 2020

Rooster in Tales from a Rabbit Breeder

RABBITS!! My roo roo needed a shave today. We started out with Jack loose like almost always and then brought in Clover. We arranged to breed one of my english girls Ariel later this week and I ...


February 09, 2020

Burns in Tales from the kitchen witch

Friday when removing my meatballs i spattered my face with the hot sauce and burned through several layers of skin. I also have a burn on my chest but its minor. The one on my face may scar i don...


So i was having a hard time thinking of dinner and turned on a cooking show. Which lead me to making my own meatballs!! Ive never done this before haha So this is my first time! Of course i used ...


February 06, 2020

Kiss me in Tales from the Spinning Siren

or feed me oranges and fruit. Whatever.


By now Jack has become the indoor bunny. Hes the easiest to photograph, hes close at hand all the time and his personality is awesome. Today while loose. Jack kept going to my basket of spun yar...


February 03, 2020

Why i dont make friends in Bittersweet

I made a joke about how Colorado people cant drive in snow. Literally they shut down everything for 1 inch of snow. No school, husband was sent home from work early. And i was laughing because im...


February 03, 2020

Fucking Monday in Bittersweet

Its got to be a Monday. First off my period is about 6 days late. So already im feeling like something bad is going to happen. My periods arent late. And no i cant be pregnant, hubby got the V 5...


February 02, 2020

Pure weekend exhaustion in Bittersweet

My husband keeps complaining his lower blood pressure is making him tired. And when i try to tell him I understand. He just snaps at me, i dont get what it feels like. No i dont. I have days wher...


I saw another bit I wanted to share. Today i bought some lovely plants. Some tulips in a hydroponic vase and then i went to the store again and brought home two more wee hydroponic pots. One of ...


January 31, 2020

At least he tried? in Bittersweet

Ok so im a picky eater. Take that in mind. I cook really well and i like my food. Everyone says they love it. People ask for my recipes. Im happy to share. I LOVE seasoning. Get that seasoning NO...


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