Thank You! You are Awesome!

Thank you! Have we told you lately how awesome you are? Whether you are just joining us or have been with us from the beginning – thank you! We appreciate your visits, comments, likes and shares.

Club Chica Circle - Where Crafty is Contagious

I get a little more reflective at this time of year. This time of year has been a cycle of amazing highs and deep lows.

Five years ago, we first joined Facebook as ChicaCircle. (Thank you for liking our page.)

Three years ago, Pauline and I were still growing Club Chica Circle and we were blindsiding by a summer in the hospital and rehab struggling to understand when my tween would be able to walk again. (Good news story – Miranda is 100%+ better.)

Crafty is Contagious with Tweens

Last year, our readers rallied to vote for our blog for “Freshest Blog of 2013” at SocialLuxe Lounge. Our tweens graduated elementary school and moved one step closer to teendom.

This month, we became a 2014 Crafty Award Finalist for Cake in a Can:

Cake in a Can Tween Craft

But now we are blindsided by our other tween’s hospital visit for a broken wrist and road rash on all limbs. Maggie will now be sporting an orange cast for the summer.

Tween Crafting And Growing

Have we told you yet how awesome you are? We love that you stop by and visit our crafty circle.

Are you curious about the name ‘Club Chica Circle’? Check our About Us page for the full story.

A special shout out goes to our mom who pins our images from every post. Thank you to our sister Erica who shares our links with friends and coworkers. Thank you to our Great Aunt Ellen who helps sample our crafty treats and lifts our spirits. Another shout out to my dear friend Kate who has been there from the beginning sharing the crafts with her girls and also reminding us to push the envelope on how we spread the inspiration to more people.

We really believe #CraftyisContagious.  If you agree, hashtag your Pinterest, Instagram, G+, Twitter posts and we will share your excitement and creations.  Congrats to our April winners – Anna from In The Next 30 Days and also Happily Addicted 2 Fitness.

Tween Craft Inspiration

While I alternate between jumping with excitement over #craftyiscontagious creations or crying while reflecting on life’s twists, turns and exhaustion – please share below if our posts have touched you in any way or how crafting has connected you to someone special in your lifeAs a Thank You gift, we will randomly select one reader to receive a $25 Amazon Gift Certificate. (Comment as many times as you like – but one entry per reader.) Entry comments due by Friday, June 20, 2014 Midnight PDT. Congratulations to our winner Lyric. Through – Lyric’s comment (#4) was selected for the appreciation gift.  Pauline and I thank all of you for stopping by and for commenting!


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Lynnee Jimenez

Lynnee Jimenez -> I am a wanna-be crafter who is inspired by my crafty sister Pauline, my tween daughter and niece. By day, I work in high-tech. By night, I dream of learning how to best use gloss, glitter & my daughter's glue gun. I really want to create memories with my daughter to last a lifetime. 


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  16 comments for “Thank You! You are Awesome!

  1. tammy cordery
    June 14, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    I’m always pinning your Ideas. How you come up with such good ideas it is so great. Congrats on so many great years. Love you cake in a can what a great idea, wow.

    • June 22, 2014 at 5:48 pm

      Thank you Tammy. Pauline and I both appreciate you stopping by and commenting. Keep on pinning! It really helps 🙂

  2. June 14, 2014 at 5:31 pm

    This is a reflective time of year for me as well, but I’ve not experienced nearly the roller coaster that you all have. So sorry about the arm! Sending wishes for speedy healing and big props for picking orange – the perfect choice for summer1 🙂 Your blog has been such a treat for me and my tween, and I’m very grateful both for your great ideas that make me feel like crafting is possible and doesn’t have to break the bank or take forever, and for the time that your ideas have given me with my girl. It’s so fun to watch her be creative and great time away from electronics together. Awesome. Wishing you all much continued success! (and love the shout out to your mom – awesome!)

    • June 22, 2014 at 5:50 pm

      Thanks Shannan! We love following you at and – now I see from your email that you are also running – Wow! We love being social media buddies with you and also feel a bit home getting updates posting from Chicago!

  3. Karen
    June 14, 2014 at 6:04 pm

    This year crafting has allowed me to touch the lives of my newest friends and allowed me to subscribe to fun blogs (such as this one) for great ideas 😉

    (My father passed away late last year and my mother moved to an independent living home. Since December I have taught a different craft project to the residents each week, using my donated time and materials.)

    Crafting not only allows these friends/residents to create something special, it also allows them to look forward to an activity where they can socialize and leave their rooms.

    Of course, crafting gives me the greatest gift of all – which is their smiles!

    • June 22, 2014 at 5:53 pm

      Thank you Karen. I carried your comment with me all this past week. I am so sorry to hear about your father and your mother’s condition. You are such an inspiration sharing crafting with the residents. I remember how much I was touched by my sister Pauline bringing crafts into my daughter’s hospital room and how the activities brought reprieve from the pain and the sterile nature of the room. It brings tears back to my eyes thinking about it. Keep it up!

  4. Lyric weldon
    June 14, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    I am always doing your crafts with my family. I would like to also say that you have been through a lot with you’re girls. They are very strong and so are you and you’re husband. I hope they feel better soon.

    • June 22, 2014 at 5:54 pm

      Thank you Lyric. We love to hear that!. ***Plus****! picked your number 4 as the winner for this appreciation gift. I’ll email shortly. Thanks for the encouragement and for stopping by.

  5. Lori Lawson
    June 15, 2014 at 1:24 am

    Crafting is contagious. No truer words have been spoken! I have loved your site and have shared ideas with other moms & my daughter’s friends. The girls know we will drop everything just to craft! Thank you for all you do!!

    • June 22, 2014 at 5:55 pm

      Thank you Lori! It makes us so happy to hear that you are sharing the fun time! Pauline and I appreciate you stopping by and your feedbacki!

  6. Amy
    June 15, 2014 at 3:51 am

    Lynnee and Pauline – YOU are awesome! Truly a unique and Dynamic Duo. I love all you continue to do with Cub Chica Circle. Keep up the wonderful work. We all admire and appreciate your craftiness and ambition! 🙂

    • June 22, 2014 at 5:57 pm

      Oh Amy! I am still touched by your encouragement from our fun time in San Diego. Thank you for keeping up this special connection across the world! Pauline and I love your infectious energy. Keep it up!

  7. June 15, 2014 at 7:30 am

    You guys are truly amazing! Your creative talents and love for your family are evident in everything that you do… thank you! Hope you have a wonderful Summer with your kiddos and that Maggie heals quickly!

    Take care,


    • June 22, 2014 at 5:58 pm

      Thank you Trish! You are awesome! You came into our lives right when we needed you and continue to keep us sane. You rock! Thank you!

  8. Rain
    June 15, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    Thank You! You are Awesome!
    First, we have our fingers crossed for Maggie’s quick full recovery and that you are blindsided no more!
    My 10 year old daughter and I (and even my 7 year old son on occasion) love doing so many of crafts! Keep up the great work.
    Thank you again!

    • June 22, 2014 at 6:00 pm

      Rain! Thank you for your support and for taking the time to comment! It means a lot! I am so glad you are connecting to your kids through crafting. You are awesome!

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