OOPS! I Did It Again

I would like to apologize for my last story “Hanukkah (Chanukahh) — The Celebration of an Illuminating Miracle,” moreover, for the lack of a story to go with the headline that got posted.


The “Festival of Lights” began at sunset today, December 2, and the first candle on the Menorah was lit. I would like to wish all the crafty people in the world who began celebrating the first day of remembrance and rededication, a most joyous eight days of love and celebration with family and friends.

I spent many hours searching the web and reading through much information, to learn more about the Jewish Festival of Lights.  I so wanted to share with you, my fellow crafter, the history and traditions I learned about this celebration . I compiled this information, along with numerous craft ideas, recipes and activities to enjoy during this holiday time, in hopes that it might save you time doing the same.

In the “11th Hour,” so to speak, I did something wrong with my fingers. Instead of posting my story, I inadvertently deleted the story, only presenting the headline here on Three Cats Crafts. This situation happened once before, but it was a topic that I decided could wait until another time to rewrite. This story is different. After about an hour of punishing myself for not paying better attention, I started rewriting. Although I didn’t have to research everything all over, thanks to bookmarks, I did have to revisit everything again, pulling it together with photos and site addresses, to recreate my original story, or as close as I could get.

Well, the story is coming along great the second time around, but now I have run out of time for the evening. I hope you visit here again tomorrow, as I will be able to present this post then. Again, I hope everyone celebrating the holiday has many blessings over the next seven days remaining.

Your sincerely,




This pictorial brought to you by “National Relaxation Day,” August 15.


Chilling Out on Blazepress

Kicked Back on Zimbio

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The Lord said, “Rest;” the sloth said, “already working on it.”





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Even Hummingbirds need to stop flying every so often.

   Try chilling in the POOL or on the BEACH

Get the picture! It’s a whole day dedicated to recouping some of the time we spend on  stressing over our normal lives. Even for those who still have to work today (me included — the Harleyville Town Council story won’t write itself), there is still opportunity to celebrate physical and mental recovery. So, find your sweet-spot and get busy relaxing. Here’s to you rediscovering how much you like “relaxation.” Until next post, I’ll be chillaxin’ every moment I can — you should too.

Feature Photo: (image credit: Sergei Plytkevitch)  on Dark Roasted Blend: Weird & wonderful things.

Words From A Crafter: What A Month It’s Been!

“Oh, my God,” these past four weeks have gone so fast, they seem like a beautiful blur.


“Oh, my God,” is something I say all the time. I don’t say it with any disrespect; it comes out because of my astonishment. I said it watching America’s Got Talent last night, as one amazing performer after another went back to back showcasing their special skills.  Everyone was so talented. Continue reading

Honor Thy Father

(Tiny Disclaimer: I wrote this story yesterday morning, when it was Father’s Day. I just got lost in looking through photo albums, that I didn’t get the pictures scanned until today. It was fun reminiscing again as I scanned them into my computer on my birthday, today.)

Today, we celebrate all the fathers of the world. My father is no longer alive, but he certainly lives on in my heart and I will always honor him.

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