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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

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 Am Fearful

Published November 11, 2016 by wackybrittany

I wasn’t going to share any political stuff here, but something one of my friends wrote on his Facebook just hit home for me. I feel like I want to share it. He said I could. I will probably get hate from this, but I will probably also get some love. Let’s just see how this goes.
Seth McFarlane summed up this election in a brief and poignant way: “Some didn’t like Bush. Some didn’t like Obama. But this is different. Forget dislike. Many are genuinely fearful now. This is new.”

As a white, cisgender, heterosexual male with U.S. citizenship, my privileges give me no reason to fear. However, I am fearful. 

I’m fearful for the message this election sends to women and girls when the country elects someone who openly brags about sexually assaulting women without their permission, goes into girl’s dressing rooms, rates women on their looks, denies them access to healthcare, etc.

I’m fearful for the message this election sends to young men when the country elects someone who treats women the way he does.

I’m fearful for the message this election sends to people of color when the country elects someone who has the endorsement and support of the KKK, openly calls out people he sees as “My (insert plural form of race here),” etc.

I’m fearful for the message this election sends to the LGBT+ community when the country elects someone who will try to “cure” them through conversion therapy, and more.

I’m fearful for the message this election sends to immigrants, both with and without citizenship, when the country elects someone who wants to build walls to keep others out.

I’m fearful for the message this sends to Muslims (and other communities of faith who may be next) when the country elects someone who wants to pull a page from Hitler’s playbook by creating a national registry for Muslims and ban them from entering the country.

I’m fearful, but not nearly as fearful as women, people of color, the LGBT+ community, immigrants, Muslims, and countless others are, and have the right to be.

Now, please excuse me while I comfort those who America has hurt by legitimizing this fearmongerer by giving him the most powerful position in the world.

An Introduction

Published April 25, 2016 by wackybrittany

I figured with the last blog post I made I should introduce my younger brother. His name is Joseph. He is eight years old. My mom adopted him from a friend of mine that I went to high school with. She brought him home from the hospital two days after he was born. He was about 18 months when the doctor saw a concern with his development. After about a year of tests he was diagnosed with Autism. About the summer of last year he was also diagnosed with Juvenile Diabetes. 

I love him so much. He is great. He is also very smart. He is non verbal, but didn’t use to be. At school he communicates with an iPad. At home we use a tiny bit of sign language, pictures, and when he pulls out food he wants, or gets dressed to go somewhere. He als hands us he did or tv remote to tell us he wants to watch something.

He loves bubbles. When he was younger he would want us to blow bubbles for him all the time. Now, with some help, he blows bubbles all the time. He also loves trains. If he could he’d watch YouTube videos of trains all day. His favorite color is green. We know because he had two identical blankets, one green, one blue. He preferred the green one over the blue one. He loves pillows and stuffed animals. He has a huge pile of both in his room. He used to bring them all into the living room while watching tv, then back into the bedroom to sleep.

I love this picture of us. I brought my phone upto take a picture with him. After a couple of photos he reached over and touched the round button on the screen to take a picture. He has never taken a picture himself of us together. Once in a while he will take a picture of I’m trying to get a picture, but most of the time just ignores me or pushes me away.

Thanks for reading a little bit about my brother. Since I have decided to take time to introduce him I figured I should talk about him more in the future.

This is a Great Article

Published April 25, 2016 by wackybrittany

I was about ready to head to bed when I accidentally swiped too far to the right before going to bed. Warning, it’s about to get personal here. It is an article about a non verbal Autistic man who uses a computer to talk with, but not only that, he is a college student. I think this is amazing.

There are two reasons why this hits home so hard. One, I am on the Autism Spectrum. Something I don’t normally talk about, especially public. I am verbal and higher functioning, but none the less I’m on the spectrum. Another reason why it hits home is because my younger brother is has non verbal Autism. He was adopted, but that’s just a minor detail. Reading how this man is a college student, and the rest of his story makes me hopeful that my brother could achieve something like his one day.

‘I am here’ – Silenced by autism, young man finds his voice – The Washington Post – http://www.washingtonpost.com

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/i-am-here—silenced-by-autism-young-man-finds-his-voice/2016/04/25/c5db8c66-0a9c-11e6-bc53-db634ca94a2a_story.html#