One of my favorite small businesses, Kenny’s Crafts and Kenny’s Clothing has been expanding and growing, and features handmade jewelry and accessories, zodiac journals, bookmarks, and the warmest, softest clothing you could put you body into! Make sure you check out both of her websites for all of her merchandise. Many items are currently on sale as well!
About the Artist: My name is Kendall Morrison and I am a multimedia artist based in Colorado. When I was only 4 years old I began making holiday and birthday gifts for friends and family. A creative tradition became a business in 2020 when I left my warehouse job to pursue art. Through my work I explore my relationship with inspiration and mental health, putting effort toward what feels good that day. My goal is to create items that bring joy, whether that be statement jewelry, hair accessories, bookmarks, or a house adornment is up to you.
Kendall’s next goal is to open a second hand crafting store, so others can by affordable art supplies and start their creative dreams!
I could be causing problems for myself by doing this, because I may not feature every business that is submitted to me. If I do not like the image the product/page is promoting, I will not feature it. Yes, this is based on my personal discretion, but not to worry. As long as you are not selling hateful things, we will be good 😊
I did this type of thing when I began editing books, and there were some pretty angry “authors” who came at me when I would not review their book on my other blog page. I mean, trust me, you do not want me putting up a review of what I thought about your “book”. I don’t know why it shocked me that people would call me names or threaten me over a book review, but it happened.
So, if we can all play nice here, let me know what your business is, a little bit of back story; how did it start, what was/are your goals, and all that fun stuff.
Nope: Just kidding! Life cannot be that easy. What I cannot believe is that I have not posted here in nearly 3 years! Oh, the things I could have shared 😊
I know we all went through some things as soon as coronavirus became the main topic of discussion and started controlling our lives. I had several weeks off from work, then working remotely, then back to in person for a bit, working remotely again, got covid somewhere in there, and things are basically back to normal now in my area.
I had one of my 4 daughters move several states away and get married, move back to our hometown, move in with me, and eventually move into their own home (Thank you Lord!)
We raised some ducks and chickens for a minute, got a rescue puppy (adorable!), and planted a lot of things in the yard.
I crocheted a lot; more projects finished than unfinished. I read a lot, cooked a lot, failed at starting sourdough, and made many chocolate mayonnaise cakes. I watched a WHOLE LOT of television. Many of my old favorites; and discovered some new favorites as well. I watched the entire series of Grimm, Madam Secretary, Stranger Things, Outer Banks, Survivor, and many others. Got myself hooked on General Hospital again, and also watched all of my British favorites, including Father Brown, Rosemary and Thyme, Poirot, Mrs. Marple, Taskmaster, 8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Gogglebox, and the classics on YouTube, like Charlie Chan, Alfred Hitchcock, and old Black and White Sherlock Holmes episodes.
I had another ankle surgery to remove the 3 plates and 17 screws that were put in from an broken-in-three-spots trifecta of ankle breaks (my surgeon’s words, not mine) 3 years prior. One of the screws going into the back of my ankle bone had worked its way through and was sticking out of the front of my ankle bone. That was a couple weeks off from work to recover, but my ankle feels so much better, and I regained a lot of movement I have not had since the break.
Things are somewhat/mostly back to normal, but I will save that for my next post, as this one has become much longer than I expected!
More to come! I wish you all the very best of everything!
Do you ever question that your prayers are heard? I very often find myself doing this. I truly know in my heart that Yes, God hears me when I cry out to him. But the waiting can be so difficult. Having to accept that the things I am going through are for God’s purpose, and it is up to me to figure out how to use it to not only honor God, but to help others along the way is not always, or ever, easy.
This scares me. I do not know if I am afraid of failing, or more afraid of succeeding. Either way, I know things will not change until I put myself 100% in God’s hands, and truly let him have control of my life.
Easy to say, and so very hard to do. Let go; and let God, right? But you have to be willing to wait on God to respond. It may not be what you thought, or expected, or even wanted, but he will indeed respond. In God’s time, not ours.
What is so very long for us is just a blink to our Lord. Trust that he is listening, because he is.
My anxiety is on fire this morning, I have gotten absolutely zero sleep, and now I have to go to work. I pray God halts this anxiety and that I have a good day at work, so I can come home and go to bed.
Do you feel like your prayers are not being answered? I would love to pray for you if you would allow me to. You can post your prayer needs in the comments, or email me if you want to keep it private. No one will ever be mentioned here, but I believe in the power of prayer, and me praying for others helps calm my anxiety. It is a win-win. One can never lose by praying.
You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your prayer needs, requests, or worries.
I visit a prayer website almost daily so I can pray for others. I really enjoy this website, but the only downside I see is that there is no way to tell a person what verses you may have prayed for them over, or maybe you have experienced the same type of situation, or even how God has helped you. There is just a set of praying hands you click on to let them know they have been prayed for.
If I can pray for you, please let me know! Even if you feel anxious about this, it will benefit us both 🙂
I am especially looking forward to this season of Easter this year. I do not know if it is the extremely brutal Winter we have had in Michigan this year (and are still having), or if I am just in desperate need of a spiritual renewal and uplifting in my life! Well, I would guess it is about 10% Winter, and 90% Spiritual uplifting.
I do not do good in Winter. It gets worse with each passing year. Last year was bad with the broken ankle and trapped-in-my-house for 11 weeks; my actual first venture out of my house where I drove somewhere was to church on Easter Sunday last year. I am grateful that I did not have that type of challenge in my life this Winter, but I have certainly brought on my own set of challenges by letting depression push me into a black hole I can sometimes bring myself out of, and sometimes make worse by just not taking good care of myself.
This season of Easter and Spring and Renewal and New Life is where I make the changes that will be permanent in my life. They have to be, in order for me to be the best self I am possibly capable of. I look forward to attending every service during this Easter season, spending time in my Bible daily, and just relaxing in the joy and knowledge that I am not on this journey by myself; I never was. The most important love of my life has never left my life, and I am grateful for Him and thank God everyday that I have Jesus in my life. Another goal is to bring others to him this season as well.
How are you looking forward to this season of Easter and all the blessings it brings?
Yes; that sounds strange being that it is only the 3rd week into the year 2019. I am referring to what was a year ago today that I slipped down my icy front steps and broke my right ankle in 3 places; left side, back, right side, or as the surgeon said, I managed the trifecta of all possible breaks.
What followed was 11 weeks of pain, panic, anxiety, depression,
and devastation. I know that sounds overly dramatic, but it was that much of a
horrible experience. The rest of the year didn’t fare much better, to be
I was basically bedridden for 11 weeks, leaving the house only for doctor’s appointments 3 different times, and when I was mostly healed, two trips out with my kids for fresh air, food, and a feeling of normalcy. I probably went back to work sooner than I should have, still severely limping, but I could not bear one more day in my house; my bedroom; alone while kids were at school; fighting panic attacks.
I knew this happened to me for a reason, and I was
determined to learn from this. I returned to work, and life returned to what it
had been before; not terrible by any means, but certainly not fantastic either.
I still didn’t fully appreciate how lucky I was (still am!) to have a great
job, a house to live in, food to eat, health insurance, and four wonderful
daughters. I am truly Blessed with everything I have in my life, and I am
focusing on appreciating this fact.
So 2019 has some old challenges, and as I conquer them, new ones will appear. I need to get healthy physically, emotionally, and spiritually. I am still focused on one-day-at-a-time, while knowing what my end goals are for the year, and further beyond.
I cannot wait for the first update on this latest journey for me!
…sounds pretty simple, yes? Apparently not for me. I am the
Queen of excuses, the Ruler of Starting
Tomorrows, and the Mother of Procrastination. I have an excuse for
everything, most times two. There is always a good reason to start tomorrow.
And we all know tomorrow never comes.
But today is here, and I am blessed and grateful to have it. It is a gift; and it is a gift I will not waste. I will do something positive for someone else today. I will do something positive for me. I will thank God throughout the day for giving me this day.
Focusing on the positives I have in my life, and I have so
very many, may be just what I need to keep the anxiety and panic attacks at
bay. That means I have to choose to not get angry about things outside of my
control, or get frustrated with the people around me. That means choosing to be
a better me. Which is completely in my control. I choose to be happy today. I
choose to be grateful today. I choose to live this day to the fullest. Do you
have goals for your day? May it be full of your greatest blessings!
Yes, I am a bit late with my resolutions, but I also find too much pressure with keeping resolutions that I set for January 1st. So I need to get into the rhythm of a normal schedule after many days off from work over the holidays, and then I can focus on what I need to fix.
And boy, do I need to fix a LOT of things… 2018 was a very
difficult year for me, on many fronts. I was certainly grateful to put it
behind me, but now my 2019 is not starting off on the strong front I was hoping
for. But that does not mean that starting today it can’t.
My anxiety has been absolutely horrible, and every day is a battle to not have a panic attack. The depression is just as bad, and with the long, cold, sunless Michigan days that we have for 4 months straight, I have no desire or motivation to do anything.
I have to change my daily routine after work. I need to get
out of the house, go to the gym, somewhere outdoors when the weather allows;
anything but sit in the house. Thinking. Thinking about what I should be doing
with my life, instead of actually doing it.
Things have to change; I fear my life depends on it. It very
well might. I will get through these first couple of hurdles, and then next up
will be talking through the other big issues affecting my life.
When I spend time in my Bible, I feel calm, peaceful, safe.
It is a wonderful place to be.
Until next time…….Blessings for you and yours, make this year your best. This is going to be Day One, no more One Day.