Michael’s Haul

Published June 3, 2018 by wackybrittany

I went to Michael’s yesterday and I got a few things. I made a post on my Etsy blog of a full description of everything I bought. Here I’ll just say what I bought. Check out that post here: https://chunkychickhandmade.wordpress.com/2018/06/03/michaels-haul/.

This is not an ad and I didn’t get paid to post this. I spent my own money on these items.

It was late when I took these two pictures. I didn’t care that this first picture was just the Michael’s bag over the stuff.

That’s my haul. It accidentally turned into a bit of a summer haul.

I bought some yarn in watermelon colors for a bikini top that my friend wants me to make her. It was on sale 2/$3.

I bought a cute soap mold that has seashells on them. I also bought a spray bottle so I can put rubbing alcohol in it so I can spray on the soap to help get rid of bubbles that form.

I came across this cute starfish pendant and I had to get it. To go along with that I bought some chain, lobster claws, and jump rings. I do have some already, but the color doesn’t match. I had a 40% off coupon and it was used on the pendant.

I found a blocking board for $3.99. Blocking finished projects helps shape them. I was blocking a project I had on a cookie cooling tray because nice blocking boards cost around $30. To go with it I bought some sewing pins to pin the project in place.

Lastly when I was at the clearance section I found a ribbon cookie cutter. It was only $0.27. I had to get it. I’m not sure what I’ll use it on, but I’ll think of something.

That is my haul. I spent a total of $32.70. I did accidentally get charged twice for one of the yarns, but I’m not too worried about that. I love shopping at craft stores.

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Etsy and Blog

Published June 3, 2018 by wackybrittany

I just realized I never announced that I am working on opening an Etsy shop again. It’s a new shop. It’s called Chunky Chick Handmade. To go along with the shop I have a blog on WordPress.

If you are interested in checking out thag blog here is the link: https://chunkychickhandmade.wordpress.com.

The Etsy shop does have a few items in it, but it’s not really stocked up yet.

Thanks for reading my blog! Take care,

-Brittany

It’s Been A While

Published April 23, 2018 by wackybrittany

It’s been a while since I’ve posted or had anything to do with WordPress. It wasn’t intentional. I’ve had a lot of things going on in my life. With school, family, friends, my relationship, and other things going on I just haven’t had the energy or time to keep up with this.

Updates in my life:

I stopped going to school. I realized becoming an ASL interpreter was not possible right now for me. Math was frustrating me and the teacher wasn’t being helpful. So I just dropped out. I plan on going back, but I need a break.

I’m no longer in a relationship. This is something I don’t really want to talk about. Things ended peacefully with us and we’re still friends.

I am now a self checkout host at work. Same pay as a cashier, but just a different position.

I went on a trip to San Diego in the beginning of March with a friend. That was fun. It had been over a year since I went on a trip, and having my tax return helped.

I went on another Autism Walk this year. I’ll write a post about that later.

Besides that there have been a lot of little crazy things happening, and I’m working more hours at work, that I just havn’t had enough time or energy to keep up with this blog.

 

I do want’ to blog more, but I’m kind of out of ideas of what to blog about.

 

Thanks for reading, take care!

 

-Brittany

 

Happy New Year!

Published December 31, 2017 by wackybrittany

Woo! 2017 has been something. This year has been very stressful for me. I had a lot of crappy things happen. I hope 2018 is better.

Although this year has been crappy I tried to stay positive. I have a lot of things going for me. I also had a loy of blessings. I tried to not let the negativity drag me down too much.

I one positive thing that I’m proud of is my new Etsy shop. It’s called Simplistic Web Stuff. It started off as a way to make skeleton website templates and clipart. It has turned into a printable shop with the main focus on Autism Awareness so I can try to earn money to help my mom with my younger brother who is autistic. Its also to help with his dog that we’re trying to train to be a service dog.

School kind of got too stressful towarss the end of the year. Next year I’m hoping to try again and maybe transfer schools.

Alrighty then, tha ls for reading and I hope everyone has a happy New Year!

I Still Want To Blog

Published November 25, 2017 by wackybrittany

I still want to write on my blog, but I’m having a hard time thinking of things to talk about. I don’t really want to look up writing prompts. That just feels weird to me. 

Any time lately I’ve been thinkimg about writing on my blog it’s to complain about something. That would get boring to write about and for people to read.

Random thought: I finally have the wordpress app on my phone. Hopefully that will be a good start for me to pickup writing on my blog again. Also, I’m hoping it’ll help me get more into reading other people’s blogs.

All that I know is retail work is kicking my butt. At least working in a large retail store. I have been working for Walmart for over a year now. Every shift I work I’m always so tired. Because of being so tired and because my hands and wrists hurt a lot of the time I havnt had the chance to crochet or do any crafts. I miss them so much.

Anyway..this post is kind of rambly. Thanks for reading!

-Brittany

Rough First Day

Published September 26, 2017 by wackybrittany

Like I talked about in my last blog post, today was the first day of school. It was pretty tough. I barely got enough sleep last night. I had a hard time falling asleep, staying asleep, and I tossed and turned a lot. Dang anxiety!

I need to review slopes for my math class. We just continue from where I left off from my last class. The teacher goes kind of fast too. I’ll be struggling this term.

I also found out that for one online computer class I need a laptop so I can do my homework on the go. I have a Linux laptop and a windows desktop. It’s not required, but it would be 10x’s easier if I had one. I also should’ve already taken the other computer class I’m taking, but it’s not required. This is going to be a fun term..
After class got out I went to the bookstore to get my books. I had to wait in line an hour before I could buy my book. That’s typical for the first week of class. Why do college textbooks have to cost so much?

I’m facing at least 30 hours of homework per week along with my 12 credit classes. On top of that I work. Why must I do this to myself? This is too difficult for me. I can’t handle this type of stress.

I’m not neurotypical. I have no other choice though. I’ve been forced to go t work because I’m no longer disabled enough for Social Security. I want to go to school for a better job than a cashier at Walmart, but it’s too difficult to work and go to school. Why does life have to shit on me so hard right now? Ugh!

Rant over, for now, sorry.

Thanks for reading! I hope you have a good day!

-Brittany

School Has Started

Published September 25, 2017 by wackybrittany

I had a pretty chaotic summer, for me at least. My store had a remodel, I transferred stores, I was always busy on my days off, I was barely home, and I never got enough sleep. Starting at a new store was chaotic for the first week. 

I’m ready for things to calm down. Will they? Nope. Not now at school has started. This term I’m taking a math class on campus and two online computer classes. Why do I do this to myself?

I had a rough night. I got maybe four hours of sleep with lots of tossing and turning. My anxiety was running high. I wasn’t able to fall asleep, or when I did fall asleep I couldn’t stay asleep. I didn’t dress for the weather today. I thought it was supposed to be warm, but it’s cloudy, so I’m in shorts, a t-shirt, and flip flops. I’m sitting, waiting for class, cold.

I’ll try to make another post after I login and do my online classes later tonight.