Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Carnivore And Ehlers Danlos Syndrome

 I’m exploring the carnivore lifestyle and I’m very excited about it! I’ve heard about people with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome that are seeing great result with different issues they have with EDS. 

I’m going to be posting about my journey and how things are changing in my body. Currently I’m on the 25th day of carnivore and I can tell that things are changing! 

Here are some links to information about carnivore and EDS to check out until I get my own journey posted. 

Carnivore diet to manage pain symptoms

Rachel’s Struggles With Chronic Illness

I’m learning from Dr. Ken Berry here’s a great place to get started. 

Dr. Ken Berry 

Stay tuned for more…. 

Sunday, December 24, 2023

Birds, Perches, and Mustard Seeds Amy Hosp 5-13-22


When I come across these photos of this beautiful American Robin that I photographed in Frisco back in 2018 or 2019 which was a very difficult season in my life, it always puts a smile on my face and reminds me how delicate life is. I see his little feet and legs balancing him on the fence and think about the fact that God takes care of the tiniest details in our life. And even though they’re tiny, and we don’t think about the tiny things as much as we do the big things, it’s those tiny things that make all the difference whether we survive, fall apart, or fall off our perch.


I hate to admit that there are more times than not that I feel like things in my life are out of control and that I’ll never be able to hold on to some sense of normalcy, and in today’s political world alone much less all of the other things we have to balance in life, I know that many people feel the same way that I do. Watching nature or spending time in nature and especially watching  birds, like this robin, remind me that God has created us, with the tiniest details in mind, which are the very foundation of what keeps us together. That foundation is that place inside of us that God put there for us to have faith in something and then he provided that something for us to have faith in. It only takes enough faith that is the size of a mustard seed to be able to believe in God and what He did for us and how much He is a God of love. That something that God provided for us to have faith in  is Jesus Christ, who left his father’s side in heaven and became a man and died on the cross and rose from the dead to cleanse us of our sins so that when we die and leave this earth we can spend an eternity in heaven with Him.


I have often wondered why it would only take enough faith the size of a mustard seed to believe in such a big God. A  mustard seed is so tiny, and I think about if I were to pour water inside of a mustard seed to fill it up it would be only a tiny drop of water, and that’s what it would take if our faith is like water to fill up that mustard seed, just a tiny drop of faith is all that we need to be able to trust in God or believe in God.


You see a mustard seed grows into a very big sturdy strong tree which is amazing because it’s seed is so tiny. This is what happens to your faith when you believe in God, it starts out as a tiny little seed of faith but the more that you water it and tend to it, by fellowshipping with God and reading your Bible, the more your faith grows into a very strong sturdy faith in God.


With the images of tiny mustard seeds and big mustard seed trees in mind, now I hope you can understand that when I look at these pictures of this robin and the delicate details that hold him up and on his perch how it is that I have a sense of peace and comfort knowing that when I’m feeling overwhelmed that I can call on God and thank Him for my salvation and thank Him for His creation. So I encourage you first of all if you don’t have a relationship with Jesus Christ as your personal savior, send me a message and I would be happy to talk to you about that or you can contact a local pastor, and also go out into nature, which really can just be your own backyard, and look around you and see what you can find that reminds you that God really has created the tiniest details to help us find peace and comfort in our crazy world and to keep us from falling off of our perch.


Did you know that a mustard seeds tree is meant to grow big enough for birds to be able to nest and perch in its branches? It’s one more reminder of why I find comfort and peace when I watch God’s creation around me.


Matthew 13:31-32 NIV “He told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. Though it is the smallest of all seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds come and perch in its branches.””

Friday, November 10, 2023

Thanksgiving the Fishy Way! How the Fish & their friends saved the Pilgrims

 Today I am introducing my bran new children's Thanksgiving Story called Thanksgiving the Fishy Way! How the Fish & their friends saved the Pilgrims.

It's really a very cute story in poem form about how without the fish the Pilgrims may have never made it to the shore of America. Go Check out my book on Amazon so you can grab one in time for Thanksgiving to read to your kids or grandkids. Don't forget to leave a review once you receive your book.

Thanksgiving The Fishy Way - How the Fish and their friends helped Save the Pilgrims


Here is the back of the book and the front of the book, as if it were laid out flat. 

I also have a fun coloring book for Thanksgiving. If you need an activity for to keep the kids busy or you need to relax after a busy day this is the coloring book for you!

This is a really fun and cute coloring book! 

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Flowers & Hearts, Heart & Flowers Coloring Book

Click on this link to get your coloring book

Flowers & Hearts, Heart & Flowers
FLowers are given from the the Heart and Hearts - full of candy or draw or created - are given from the Heart. That's why I wanted to combine flowers inside of hearts.

Ya'll it's almost time to show your special person how special they are to you. If your lovey loves to color I have the perfect coloring book for them. Click on the link this relaxing coloring book. If you don't have a lovey to show you how much you are loved then show yourself some love and get one for yourself, or get one if you like to color.

This coloring book is made special for your needs, it has simple and fun therapeutic pages for coloring!

If you are a coloring book expert, or a beginner, or you have trouble seeing the smaller busier designs in other coloring books, or have stiff fingers and wrist joints, or even if you want to practice shading techniques to get to the next level of your art then this is the right book for you!

Keep your brain active by tapping into your imagination to color the illustrations in this book with traditional colors or create a whole new world with your own creative mind which also will help relieve stress.

No matter how you decide to use this coloring book it is a tool to use for relaxation, creativity and supporting fine motor skills for keeping your fingers and wrist from feeling so stiff without too many details and lines to color that would be taxing on your joints.

©Check out some of these tips for this book!
Try using colored pencils as shading with them can result in beautiful results.
If you want you can use colored ink pen.
You can also use bleed free markers. Just check the product details to see if they are bleed free.
Don’t forget about crayons, they are always fun to color with.
Use the Palte Page at the back of the book to test your medium of choice to see if will be a good choice for this book.
When I color in my books, I always slide a sheet or two of notebook paper or plain white paper behind the page I am coloring so that I don’t leave and bleed through medium or indentions of the next page.
Don’t be afraid to color outside of the lines and fill in the edges of the pages with your own designs!

In this unique coloring book, you will find:

* Enjoyable lighthearted easy to see illustrations to color.
* Single-sided pages to prevent color bleed through to the next
* Illustrations that are suitable for young teen to adult.
* Illustrations to help enhance your artistic skills and engage your
*Practice shading techniques to get to the next level of your
* Stress relieving illustrations for relaxation and supporting fine motor
* Great for exercising stiff fingers and wrist joints
* High-Resolution Printing.
* Book size: 8.5" x 11"
* 53 coloring pages

Saturday, October 29, 2022

Making A Living With Ehlers Danlos Syndrome The Best Way I Can Right Now, Well, I'm Trying Anyway

Having a chronic syndrome that causes 24/7 pain not to mention all the other not so lovely things that EDS offers causes having a job to support yourself is very very difficult. I think all the time what I could do for an income but it all boils down to working in an office or a place where my wheelchair would be easy to use and at a place where I would need to be dependable to show up during certain hours. That's just not possible for me. I've taken my desire to provide for myself and came up with some ways to make some money. I've not made any money on any ideas, and there are plenty of them, as of yet but I believe the main reason is because you have to let the public know that you have things to sell. Selling on line is not the same as having a store on main street where people see it when they drive by. It's tough not being able to have a job but I am trying! 

That's what I want to encourage you with, the trying part. I've had to think way out side of the box for me and through the palpitations, the shortness of breath, the dizziness and brain fog and the pain.... ya'll know..... it's been hard. Rarely do I have the energy to post once I get a product finished but here I am today..... almost having enough energy to concentrate enough not to get frustrated enough that I throw my hands up. If I can do this, even if it's very sporadic, you can do it to!

Ya'll I've been busy trying to find some ways to make a living! Finally I found something that I can do that I not only enjoy but I think anyone who purchases my projects will enjoy as well.
I've starting making and publishing coloring books and I've started getting some children's stories published that I've bee wanting to do for a long time.

I also have some EDS merch and Christmas merch that I'll be posting soon!

I've published a children's EDS book several years ago. 

Also on Kindle as an eBook. You can find that here.

I thought it was time to get some other things published.

So, if you like to color or you know someone who does, take a look at my coloring books I have on Amazon. All you need to do is either click on the link below or go to Amazon.com and just type in my name,  Amy Hosp, into the search line and you'll find my books! 

I have a promise from God from years ago that if I would just keep writing that writing would fund missions work for me and that I would never need to raise money for missions work. That missions work looks different for me now than it did years ago, but non-the-less I'm still called to go out and teach the Gospel, so here I go stepping out in faith because even though I have been faithful to write, I've not always been faithful to get to the publishing part but it is now easier than ever to do so. Here's to publishing! 

This book is a Thanksgiving themed book with a story about the first Thanksgiving that was published back in 1905. There are illustrations for everyone in the family to color.
I hope you enjoy my new project! There's plenty more to come. It's a learning process so if you might find a book or two that is out of print, ignore those they are now updated with a similar book but the old unpublished book stays listed. 

I hope you'll find something there for a Christmas gift for someone you love, or hate, I don't care... just if you are buying a coloring book for someone but it from me.   

And for the younger crowd here is a fun story I wrote. I think your toddlers will enjoy this one!

Also on Kindle eBook @  https://amzn.to/3YOANux

Thursday, September 22, 2022

Same Blog With a New Look!

Hi Ya'll! It's still me with my same ole self but I decided that my ole blog needed some freshening up so, here it is. I hope you find it a little more upbeat with the new colors and the crazy pic of myself in the background. 

I'll still be posting about gadagets and gizmos that help me with my everyday life and how to make things easier and helpful ways to help myself. I'm an Amazon Associate which means if you click on the links in the blog and happen to purchase an item then I will get a tiny commision for that. It's a great way to help support me so I can continue to do research for the EDS communitiy and all the other commuities of all the other disorders that we EDS people tend to have. 

I will be traveling soon in a van that I hope to live in while traveling. As of now it’s broken down!  I'm a missionary and I have a call of God on my life to go and minister and teach the Good News of Jesus Christ to the nations and here on the home front as well. Living in a van is an experince that I have loved and I have done very well physically, mentally and emtionally while living in the van, other than the time I fell out of the van and broke both of my legs. Well, that's a story for another day, but for now I want to tell you that I love van life because most everything I need for the day is right within reach of me and my set up is different than most van lifers that I see but then again I am different than most people I know other than my EDS peeps. GO EDS PEEPS! 

I hope you take some time to click around on the links on the blog and see what all I'm up to. Photography is my passion and I love it and I take all of my photos from my car window, meaning I'm in the car when I'm taking the picutres. I'm sure this is what will get me on Good Morning America one day for being the crazy lady who makes a living taking photo from her car. Hey, we can all dream!

So, the links will take you to some of my other blogs and to my shops where I sell my photos and where I sell T-shits and greeting cards and tote bags and puzzles and all kinds of stuff with the photos on them that I take. Of course you will see me posting when I put new things in the shops because a girl has to make a living somehow.

Also I'll be posting about van life and how I deal with that having EDS and how I handle dr appointments and such. It should be interesting and I really hope to inspire you to get out and try something new and us your imagination to step outside of your box, even if it's just a few minutes every now and then, to explore what passions you have that you could still participate in or find a creative way to fullfill those dreams you've always had.

Have blessed dreams about your future and together we can encourage each other. 

I promise that I'm going to be posting on a more regular basis here from now one. That should be one or two posts ever few weeks about EDS and all the things I'm learning and researching. 


This is my van that I named Bean Dip. I love him 
soooo much even though he is old and scared up, 
hmmmm that's sounds like me, old and scared up.... lol 

This is this inside of Bean Dip when I first got him. Not too bad for an old guy. 

My friend hiding behind the arm rest of my seat. 
We were checking out the interrior lights. 
They work well!

That's Allie hanging out with Bean Dip while her 
Dad was busy taking out the seats  so I would have 
room to fix up the van the way I wanted it to be. 

So Bean Dip is old, like I said, and his carpet is well used, but this is the 
recliner that I got to use in the van. It's nice to be able to sleep in it like 
I do in the house and then I do all of my compture and editing 
work from my recliner so I feel like I'm at right at home. 
Of course I still have to put all the things in that I need for traveling..... 
more to come later. 

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Having less work to do in the kitchen are such a blessing to me!

 Things that help me having less work to do in the kitchen are such a blessing to me. With the cooler weather starting to show up, well, I hope it's going to soon, I will be ready start eating warm soup! 

Not that I eat cold soup, but the cool weather calls for extra warmth and making soup, either from some wild thoughts of what sounds good for soup or just popping open a can to heat some soup up my main dilemma is what to eat the soup out of. 

I use paper plates and plastic wear all the time because living alone there is no one to do the dishes after a meal so for me I have to do what is best for me in order to keep tidy kitchen. Paper and plastic wins all the way around and now my new favorite item that I'm adding to my make it easy for me list are soup containers that don't need washing up.

I searched high and low looking for something besides a bowl or a cup to eat soup out of and sometimes I eat just beans and corn bread and I like this same idea for eating oatmeal and cereal with milk. I think I could even pour my flavored hot drinks in these and even have a lid to keep it warm until I'm ready to drink it. 

What am I using for all of this yumminess? These!!!!! 



These have been a game changer for me! I'm so excited to share these with you. I pour whatever it is that I'm planning on eating out of it and stick it in the microwave to cook it up. It's a one container cook and eat situation which makes less work for me in the kitchen!!!! 

Please click on the link https://amzn.to/3xHyPAW to order these to try them out for yourself. I would love to hear what you think about them as well. 

Here's to happy warm soup weather coming!!!