Life with Crohn's, Crafts, and Cruisin'.

Author: Chronically Callie

How to Make Money at a Craft Show

How to Make Money at a Craft Show

Toying with the idea of setting up a booth at a local market? Worried you won’t break even? I remember thinking those things at my first ever craft show, Third Friday in Safety Harbor back in 2013. At the time, my crafting business wasn’t really […]

Why I Love the Whole 30

Why I Love the Whole 30

I see so many blog and Pinterest posts that talk all about “surviving” the Whole 30, or “getting through” it. For me, it’s never felt like something I had to endure. For me, it actually feels like the perfect level playing field that gives me […]

My Favorite Restaurants in St Petersburg, FL

My Favorite Restaurants in St Petersburg, FL

At my office, I’m often referred to as the “mayor of St Pete” because I quite literally sing its praises at any opportunity. For those of you who haven’t had the pleasure of visiting my beloved town, let me give you a quick overview. St […]

Healthy doesn’t always mean “healthy.”

Healthy doesn’t always mean “healthy.”

I like to consider myself a healthy person. I eat healthy, I practice yoga regularly, I don’t use plastic Tupperware, I buy the “dirty dozen” organic, I stick to grass-fed beef… the list goes on. However, for the last 4 years or so, I’ve been […]

St Pete Love Note #1

St Pete Love Note #1

Dear St Pete, You are a beautiful, wonderful, lovely city. Here are some of the reasons I love you so much: You are the SUNSHINE CITY! You literally hold the record for most consecutive days of sunshine at 768 days. Your residents are wonderful. Everyone […]

Musings from Jury Duty

Musings from Jury Duty

I’ve had my Florida driver’s license for 12 years… Never once have I been “randomly” selected for Jury Duty. But today is my day to shine. I’m sitting in the break room performing my civic duty, and boy oh boy is this an interesting scenario from […]

My First Bullet Journal!

My First Bullet Journal!

Someone showed me a Buzzfeed article about a Bullet Journal, and I was immediately intrigued. Ever since I can remember, I’ve loved stationary.  Notebooks, pens, cards, paper in general…(Nerd alert!) I recently helped my parents clean out their attic and found 7!!! half-finished journals from my […]

5 Ways to Save Big At the Craft Store

5 Ways to Save Big At the Craft Store

A friend of mine recently took a trip to the craft store for decorations for her daughter’s first birthday party. When she told me how much she spent for how little she got, my eyeballs bulged and I had to check that this was even […]

The Bridal Show- A Love Story

The Bridal Show- A Love Story

I love weddings. Like really, truly love them. And all of the events that go along with them. The celebrating, the family reunions, the drama, the dancing, the eating, the drinking… In the span of a year and a half, I was in 6 of […]

Stitch Tips- The Back Stitch

Stitch Tips- The Back Stitch

Cross stitch and embroidery are two related, but different beasts. And embroidery comes in many forms. There’s hand embroidery (where I dabble), machine embroidery (think logos on shirts and hats), free-hand machine embroidery (those cool lines you see on quilts), and so many more styles. […]