When I’m Not Blogging…. Take 2


When I’m Not Blogging is a mini series of topics I discuss/showcase about things I do when I’m not blogging!

Obviously, reading/blogging has become a HUGE hobby of mine. It takes time, dedication and passion to really make it work for you. I have invested hours into my blog – designing it, obtaining contacts and just establishing my brand. I love almost every aspect of blogging, and feel… sad that I haven’t been able to tend to it as much as I use to. But blogging isn’t my sole hobby. There are many things that I enjoy immensely, and I wanted to share those things in a small series of things I like to do and enjoy!

In the TAKE 1 edition, I talked about my love of Football and how passionate I am about the sport. In this edition, I talk about…


I do many different crafts on my spare time. From crocheting to scrap-booking and candle-making. But beading is one that I do more often. For starters, it’s easy. I can sit on the floor and make a bracelet or earrings while watching TV, or make several over the span of a few hours.

My favorite things to make are earrings. I think I have made close to 50 pairs – some of which are hideous and I would never wear, but there are many I wear on a daily basis. I have been trying to make a few that are a little more intricate – but it’s been frustrating because they never turn out the way I want.

Below are my favorite pairs!

(the coloring is horrible but I was too lazy to retake them)

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Also, here is a bracelet that I made. I wrap is several times around my wrist and it’s so cute!

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SO. There’s another thing I do other than blogging/reading!

Do you have any crafting hobbies?

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10 thoughts on “When I’m Not Blogging…. Take 2

  1. Amber @ YA Indulgences

    Aw, that’s so cool! I used to make some jewelry back in high school when I was in classes for it. Just a couple simple rings, a pair of earrings and a few bracelets.

    I always want to take it back up, so I buy stuff, but then never really use it. 🙁 Maybe you could post a tutorial sometime?

    I need to definitely take up more hobbies, I’ve been wanting to learn to knit (I know, you said crochet), but I don’t have the stuff. Gah. Very interesting post. 🙂
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    1. tonyalee

      I thought about – so I might when I get into the more intricate stuff. Knitting is hard. I tried it, and can’t make anything!! lol

    1. tonyalee

      Thanks lady!

      Yeah, it’s been a hobby for awhile but I just haven’t had time. I think I am going to start making lanyards now.

  2. Wendy @ Book Scents

    I LOVE these earrings! I totally didn’t know you did this, either. I adoreeee the ones on the upper right and lower left! Love earrings like that!! When I was younger my mom taught me how to crotchet. I sucked. I kept dropping stitches on a scarf I was making because I got bored and it did not turn out well. Haha.
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  3. Inge @ Bookshelf Reflections

    Your earrings are gorgeous! I’m really not good with crafts, or anything with my hands, really… I’m aesthetically challenged. So the only creative outlet I have is writing – reviews, blog, novels. I’m okay with that. Although when I see things like this, or a beautiful painting that someone has done, I do get a bit jealous and wish I could do the same!
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