Fluffy: Destressing

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Fluffy: Destressing

One of my favorite things to do to destress is to read funny signs. What do you all do to destress?

So I found some and thought to share:

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Pinterest

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I LOOOVVVVEEEE cracked.com When i'm bored and need something funny, i'll pull up the site on my laptop or phone and start giggling through the articles Wink

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"Jessica80" wrote:

Pinterest

Oooo I love Pinterest.

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Pinterest, baking and blogging (which I couldn't do when we had no power!), and yoga and meditation. When I get back from my trip I plan to resume all of these. Going to yoga today as I found a place near my Mom.

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I usually eat chocolate to destress, then I restress when I get on the scale Smile

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I also like to read Laurie's blog Smile

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"freddieflounder101" wrote:

Pinterest, baking and blogging (which I couldn't do when we had no power!), and yoga and meditation. When I get back from my trip I plan to resume all of these. Going to yoga today as I found a place near my Mom.

I didn't know you have a blog. I just took a peek and I love those cookies. I am definitely going to take a look around. I should make a blog for people like me, who want to cook but can't follow basic instructions. Like, I could write about the things which cooks think we should know. For example:

I just learned (meaning this afternoon) how to make crossants from the can!! YAY lol Seriously, I didn't know you have to roll them up. (Yes I couldn't understand how they were magically going to look like crossants, but I gave them the benefit of the doubt.) I put them on the baking sheets (two times) in the shape of triangles instead of rolling them! So today I read the directions on three or four brands to get an idea while in the grocery store. I bought three cans of it, determined to master canned crossants. I didn't really get it still. So then I watched Youtube vids. Youtube is .... the best thing ever.

I love crossants. So I wanted to make them at home. I'm tired ahem they're tired of pancakes for breakfast. Anyway, just wanted to share my new skill: folding the triangle, rather rolling it up. Yay yay yay. My family has been looking at me like what the heck are you giving us. So they ate cooked, crunchy triangles for breakfast this morning. .. .and loved it. So I can't wait for them to try the actual thing. ha! I totally mastered the canned crossant though.

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"myyams" wrote:

I didn't know you have a blog. I just took a peek and I love those cookies. I am definitely going to take a look around. I should make a blog for people like me, who want to cook but can't follow basic instructions. Like, I could write about the things which cooks think we should know. For example:

I just learned (meaning this afternoon) how to make crossants from the can!! YAY lol Seriously, I didn't know you have to roll them up. (Yes I couldn't understand how they were magically going to look like crossants, but I gave them the benefit of the doubt.) I put them on the baking sheets (two times) in the shape of triangles instead of rolling them! So today I read the directions on three or four brands to get an idea while in the grocery store. I bought three cans of it, determined to master canned crossants. I didn't really get it still. So then I watched Youtube vids. Youtube is .... the best thing ever.

I love crossants. So I wanted to make them at home. I'm tired ahem they're tired of pancakes for breakfast. Anyway, just wanted to share my new skill: folding the triangle, rather rolling it up. Yay yay yay. My family has been looking at me like what the heck are you giving us. So they ate cooked, crunchy triangles for breakfast this morning. .. .and loved it. So I can't wait for them to try the actual thing. ha! I totally mastered the canned crossant though.

i Google everything I don't know how to do! You can almost always find video or step-by-step instructions. I am a total amateur so I Google stuff or call my mom or my grandmother!

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When i'm not too tired, i knit to de-stress

Here are a couple of my most recently finished projects

NYSSW Leaf Hat:

Honey Cowl:

Daisy Stitch Handwarmers:

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WOW very cool! I like to sew. But it is a source of stress because the little ones like to mess with the thread and the pedal etc while I'm sewing, making it not so fun! Knitting seems easier, but maybe my kids would run off with the yarn Smile How do you get yours to leave the yarn alone?

"KimPossible" wrote:

When i'm not too tired, i knit to de-stress

Here are a couple of my most recently finished projects

NYSSW Leaf Hat:

Honey Cowl:

Daisy Stitch Handwarmers:

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"myyams" wrote:

WOW very cool! I like to sew. But it is a source of stress because the little ones like to mess with the thread and the pedal etc while I'm sewing, making it not so fun! Knitting seems easier, but maybe my kids would run off with the yarn Smile How do you get yours to leave the yarn alone?

I do most of my knitting after they are in bed. Although sometimes i do it while they are awake on the weekends and they are pretty good about not touching it. My littlest did empty my project bag one day when i was off doing something else, fortunately nothing was taken apart.

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Kim, you are amazing! Love those. (Also you're so photogenic! )

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I love your projects Kim! The hat is so cute!

I agree, photogenic, make cute babies, can sew, can wear stripes.....what CAN'T you do? Wink

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"Jessica80" wrote:

I love your projects Kim! The hat is so cute!

I agree, photogenic, make cute babies, can sew, can wear stripes.....what CAN'T you do? Wink

You are too kind Smile

I'll tell you one i can't do....i can't cook! I hate cooking and you don't know how badly i wish i loved cooking.

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I cross stitch. I could sew for hours, and I like to do really big, intricate ones. I've had several framed and they're up on the walls. But then, after like 4 hours and with fading light I start getting stressed again and end up chucking my work into a bag for weeks at a time. Because looking at it will make me blow my stack. Then, after I cool off sewing seems like a good way to de-stress again Wink

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"ClairesMommy" wrote:

I cross stitch. I could sew for hours, and I like to do really big, intricate ones. I've had several framed and they're up on the walls. But then, after like 4 hours and with fading light I start getting stressed again and end up chucking my work into a bag for weeks at a time. Because looking at it will make me blow my stack. Then, after I cool off sewing seems like a good way to de-stress again Wink

I am a cross stitcher too and have several on my walls. My grandmother and aunts did a lot of needlepoint and I have tried a little of that too and embroidery but I just like cross stitch better.

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"GloriaInTX" wrote:

I am a cross stitcher too and have several on my walls. My grandmother and aunts did a lot of needlepoint and I have tried a little of that too and embroidery but I just like cross stitch better.

Agreed, because if you can make an x with a needle and thread, you're good to go! The first time I did something with french knots and 1/4 stitches I cursed.a.lot. Then I have this one with gold cording that you have to make from different thread and tack in place. PITA. Major PITA. Now that I've typed it out, cross stitching doesn't sound all that de-stressful. Maybe I should find a new hobby.

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Cross stitch takes too long. I do crochet and do other crafts, but not too often. I actually come on here to destress.

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I used to love to cross stitch. I still have some old kits laying around that I never finished. I came across a couple of them in one of my craft boxes the other day and it started to rekindle that desire to get to it and finish them. I have a beautiful Christmas one that I never finished and i would love to be able to hang it on my wall for the holidays.

I found a picture of it!

Its this one:

Its done in two layers. I have the Christmas tree on the bottom layer done, and most of the fence with the garland on the top layer.

And thats it. LOL I think i have had this kit since high school. wow.

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"KimPossible" wrote:

I used to love to cross stitch. I still have some old kits laying around that I never finished. I came across a couple of them in one of my craft boxes the other day and it started to rekindle that desire to get to it and finish them. I have a beautiful Christmas one that I never finished and i would love to be able to hang it on my wall for the holidays.

And thats it. LOL I think i have had this kit since high school. wow.

Very pretty! I have a box full of kits that I have bought because I am going to do them someday lol.

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That's so pretty Kim. You're so close to getting it finished!

I have this one on the go. Actually, it's been on the go for over a decade now:

Teresa Wentzler - Peacock Tapestry

I lost the gold beads too.

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Kim~ I hardly ever cooked before I got married at 23. I could bake and make a few things (homemade mac and cheese, eggs) but that was about it. Over time, because I like to eat, I just tried new things and got better at it. So I think it could still come!