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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I saw this in one of my group and wanted to share it. Regardless if people believe or nit. Its nice because you can look at see what herbs plants and animals are associated with the timeframe of ...


January 30, 2020

Stop and help in Bittersweet

I went to the 7 11 for my morning soda. Im getting good at just drinking a fountain soda again and not in the house. But i run down and there is this older lady sitting in her car crying hood pop...


Just a few more days till the next holiday. Imbloc. Its the turning of the seasons where we honor the light coming back. I think we will do some of the crafts on the page. Here is a link for som...


So T and I when we want to talk. We text each other. Sitting next to one another on the couch and chair and ill text him, he texts me. Keeps the prying ears out of it. My sister, brother in law, ...


January 26, 2020

Nature center in Bittersweet

I showed the hubby some of the nature center today. We went back to the place we were at on friday. Anyway im not photographer with my phone haha. I need a real camera for that. But a few shots o...


Part of being natures children. We collect things. We collect rocks, sticks, feathers, leaves. Anything fun that we find lol. Anyway i was making a headwrap set ( adult and skinny) and realized i...


January 22, 2020

That was needed in Bittersweet

Today was our new biweekly homeschool meet up. This time a park i havent been to yet, ( most of them!!) But i really needed the interaction. Nothing to say about the kids. I NEED IT lol. Im too ...


January 21, 2020

Procrastination in Bittersweet

I have a list of things to do today. I need to do my farm chores. Critters need feeding! Need to prep and cook a beef stew! I have photos from the canyon drive this last weekend. I have a sha...


I spin wherever I can. If that means on a drive at 10,000 feet up? With a view overlooking the city, Then YEP! I dO! What you cant see is the massive cliffside im on lol.


So im pretty good at it. Im not being full of myself. Im actually pretty good. I made a half decent living before i moved with my unique sessions. However here in the states there are a TON of ex...


Welp ive finished a skein of the wool from the gifted wool. Its a natural grey fleece. Mostly light grey with some darker grey splashes. For dimension i carded in some of the brown alpaca. Next...


January 16, 2020

Finally in Bittersweet

Hubby has a start day for work. He starts on Tuesday. He was supposed to start on the 6th, so you know waiting has been so stressful! It means we will officially have to declare ourselves residen...


So the sheeps wool i was washing and carding a few days ago is on Starling (my wheel) Its actually a lot softer then i anticipated. Im enjoying the spin. Im kinda not trying to make it perfect an...


January 14, 2020

Small things in Bittersweet

hubby got paid yesterday. It was about what i expected it to be minus the 2K he had to borrow for bills. So we went to the store and did our grocery shopping. I thought maybe 2-3 hundred… We spe...


January 12, 2020

Feeling Lonely in Bittersweet

Im feeling lonely and kinda meh lately… I shouldnt be, but something its just… i dont know. Nagging. First off im having dreams EVERY night about fires. Things on fire, places on fire. Its like....


January 10, 2020

Yarny in Tales from the Spinning Siren

I got tired of using a tv table and other random objects to wind my skeins of yarn. So i picked up the items to make a niddy noddy. Cost, 5 dollars including crazy Colorado Taxes. 2 pieces 5 ft ...


January 10, 2020

Herbal in Tales from the kitchen witch

Aside from seasonings its nice to know what medicinal properties herbs have. I just wanted to save this :)


Ye old mason jar! So many uses. So much love. Fill a mason jar half way with large chunk Himalayan sea salt. Add in a few teaspoons of epsom salts. ( your measurements never have to be exact.) ...


So all of the fiber im sharing is all natural colors. Nothing wild yet. I will eventually buy more white wool to dye and card too :) But im kinda broke for now. This wool was all gifted to me. T...


I didnt get to plucking frostbite today. I really needed to. He has stringers hanging off him. Stinker… Hes rubbing on his water dish and its just making a mess. Wasting wool that boy! Ill have t...


December 29, 2019

Alzheimers in Bittersweet

Sigh ok so this one will be deeper… I think my grandpa has early onset… Its been a lot of things since i got here. But things like not remembering anyones names. Mine, my kids, my moms. Hes live...


It always amazes me when people say they are allergic to wool or hate wool that its scratchy. There are SO many types of wool. You would be amazed. So many different animals give wool. Angora w...


December 28, 2019

The 90 day challenges in Bittersweet

The Hygge group posted this. I thought it was really interesting. Some i couldn’t do right now ( cant send care packages to family if everyone is here, and i cant afford it lol) But some are rea...


December 27, 2019

Moms birthday in Bittersweet

Its my moms birthday. Shes turning 59 this year. Gah time passes huh. She kept making jokes in the last few years she finally gets that senior discount. Although seeing shes had white hair since ...


December 26, 2019

Merry Christmas in Bittersweet

Christmas was good! My kids really are so spoiled. The 4 boys got electric scooters and hoverboards based on their ages. Little girl got a scooter from great grandpa ( who forgot she already has ...


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