Monday, May 19, 2014

Change is hard!

A lot has been going on in our crazy lives lately. A lot of change. I am not a huge fan of change. I mean little changes here and there like re arranging my living room, painting the walls, a new haircut, a different car, things like that I feel like I constantly have to do to keep me on my toes. I'm talking about major changes. I've experienced quite a few of those lately. None of them are bad at all just pretty major in my life. I, like most women, overanalyze EVERYTHING and end up with a ton of anxiety.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

I Did It!

This post is short and sweet and to the point!

Ok guys..... I have some exciting news....... I opened an Etsy shop! I'm really excited! As of now I only have 2 items listed which are the Afghan the same size I made 63x48 and a baby size 40x30. I'm happy that I finally did it and I am looking forward to making a lot of cute things to share with everyone! I am definitely open to input on pricing as this is all new to me and I want to sell great quality products at a reasonable price.

Thanks for reading and please come check out my shop at REALizingJoyHandmade on Etsy!

XO Tristen

Monday, May 5, 2014

Chevron Afghan Tutorial Link Up

I remember when my mama taught me how to crochet. I was 10 years old, we had just moved back to the four corners area from Albuquerque, NM and while we were waiting for things to be final on our house we were living with my Grandma and Grandpa Johnson, my dads parents. Once I got the hang of how to do it, I couldn't put it down. I made a purse for my sister, a backpack for myself and a friend and a lot of other little pieces. I wish I would've kept them but I have no idea where they went. My mom learned how to crochet from her mom who learned from her mom. My dad's mom also

Thursday, May 1, 2014

I'm having an affair.... with Target!

Yep! The cat is out of the bag! I'm cheating on my husband with Target! Ok Ok I wouldn't say cheating but Target is my vice. I love that place. I could spend hours in that store just browsing (although I don't think I've ever left without buying something which my husband hates). Anyway, I went to Target a few days ago to pick up some things we needed for the house and I also bought some little goodies for me and the house. I also love Cartwheel!

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Refocusing on REALizing Joy

The other day I was talking to my sister who is the blogger at Sweet Sunlight Style, and does an amazing job by the way, and she was telling me that working out and my journey to fitness is just a part of who I am and that since there is a lot more to me as a person I should blog about more than just my workouts and my progress. I agree with her and that is the main reason I chose the name for my blog that I did.