Whirling Dervish

I feel as though I’m a whirling dervish of crazy. In all different directions, I fly.

(p.s. I just looked up the word “dervish” cuz I had no idea what it meant. Did you know that a dervish is a member of a Muslim religious order noted for devotional exercises leading to a trance? Yup. I thought it was, “like,” a ghost. Interesting stuff, that dictionary.)

So like I said … whirling dervish. Last week was Santa Barbara for the baby sister’s west coast reception. Beauty. And bliss. (And a totally rapture-inducing cheese platter.) And I’ve had an influx of consulting clients as of late. Which is great cuz I didn’t get the job I interviewed for right before I left for Santa Barbara. I had everything they wanted, and more so they say, except a technical knowledge of InDesign. I knew I should’ve taken that design class before I graduated. Note to self: Learn InDesign STAT. So–all this recent piecemeal work is at the top of my list of thanks.

And then … there’s the magazine. [sigh] My beloved magazine. My favorite thing on the list, of course. There is so. much. to. do. So much to put together. So much to conceptualize. So much to understand. But it’s coming. It’s coming.

And then today, I had a last minute segment on Good Things Utah where I shared three easy-peasy Halloween crafts I recently found on Pinterest.

If you’re just finding me through GTU, welcome welcome. I’m Krista, a magazine publisher/photographer/marketing consultant & teacher/quintessential pisces/lover of crafties/single, 32-year-old Southern transplant with a fetish for words, hand-written letters mailed with a stamp, Valentine’s Day candy, cheese platters (apparently), the Bachelor(ette) when it’s not stupid (oxymoron intended), and Ryan Gosling (as of late. loved this.).

The last couple years have been a maze of discovery, emotion, grief, and understanding as I’ve sought to make sense of a substantial job loss, singledom, and the intersection of my life and my faith. And I’m realizing this blog is where my “becoming” plays out. I supposeĀ  you could say, that that is its purpose–its theme. And I’m happy to have you here.

By way of announcement, you can also find me

on Facebook :: on Pinterest :: on email

I also have an email list (over there on the right near the top) but, FYI, I stink at sending consistent email. I have grand plans for said list, but alas, I procrastinate. (That’s the polite way of saying I’m lazy.) But do sign up if you want to be notified when the so-called grand plans roll out. And grand they will be, I assure you.

As for the crafties I shared today … here are the links:

Spooky Snake Wreath :: Here :: I used more than just snakes in mine–basically any sort of creepy critter I could find at the dollar store.

Ghoulish Glow Lanterns :: Here :: I tried adding water to make it last longer, like the tutorial suggested, but I found that it actually made it last shorter. ???

Ghastly Ghost Hanging :: Here :: Country Living is quickly becoming more of a favorite than Martha. I know. Can you believe I just said that? Me neither.

So there you go!

And now I’m off … whirling and dervishing to the next bit on today’s color-coded schedule. (Yes. It’s true. I’m back to color coding. I’m MEEEE again!)

p.s. if you know of any teenage girls, would you please send them the link to my magazine survey?


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  1. Krista, have I ever told you how happy you make me? Without fail, every time I read a post or hear from you, you put a smile on my face.

  2. Just wanted to say hello! I always read your posts, but I usually only have a pinkie finger free for typing. :) Was thinking about you, and directed my sister to your survey. Hope it’s going well!

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