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Giving Thanks For Purses, Pumpkin Pancakes, and Little People

Giving Thanks For Purses, Pumpkin Pancakes, and Little People

  I Am Thankful    Having just celebrated Thanksgiving, I feel the need to share a few of my many blessings. So many years of my life have been spent enjoying the holidays with family, enjoying the food and traditions but not focusing on what […]

Smoked Tea and Bookstores Make Me Want to Paint: Watercolors

Smoked Tea and Bookstores Make Me Want to Paint: Watercolors

  Bookshop In the Boonies   This year has certainly been a year of learning to breathe. I cannot remember having this many blog breaks since I started back in 2010. But I am learning to roll with it in the hope that time will […]

Everyone Needs Some Down Time: Mixed Media Christmas Card

Everyone Needs Some Down Time: Mixed Media Christmas Card

  Down Time   Crafting has been sporadic along with my blogging schedule and I just can’t seem to get on board with planning consistent creative time into life. We have spent a lot of time as a family and I am content to be […]

Don’t Get a Your Tinsel In a Tangle : Mixed Media Card

Don’t Get a Your Tinsel In a Tangle : Mixed Media Card

What Do You Shop For?   It’s time to start thinking about the holidays. I am amazed that despite it being on the same date every year, I still feel unprepared. To be honest, I am a last minute gal when it comes to gift […]

Storing Up Cakes For the Future : Mixed Media Painting

Storing Up Cakes For the Future : Mixed Media Painting

  Books and Milk   I find myself struggling to make time for the things I want to accomplish. Motivation disappears after a morning of dealing with my sweet and sassy 3 year old. These days she keeps me busy with all sorts of things, […]

Milk Chocolate Bars and A Pretty Purse : Mixed Media Purse

Milk Chocolate Bars and A Pretty Purse : Mixed Media Purse

Museum Day   This past Saturday we spent several hours at The Hershey Story in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Hubby and I both grew up less than a few hours from Hershey,Pennsylvania and we never visited this museum dedicated to the history of Milton Hershey. For those […]

One Can Never Have Enough Elephants : Mixed Media Tag

One Can Never Have Enough Elephants : Mixed Media Tag

Elephants   We have a bit of an elephant obsession in our house and I am always looking for more to add to our collection. My daughter loves elephants as well, especially Horton from Dr. Suess’s Horton Hears a Who. Carving this elephant stamp was […]

Mushrooms Are Out of This World: Mixed Media Mail Art

Mushrooms Are Out of This World: Mixed Media Mail Art

  Bazaars, Faires and Turkey Legs    Last weekend, hubby and I took our annual anniversary trip. If you remember last year we visited Pittsburgh. This year we went to Lititz, Pennsylvania for 4 days. We did a lot of shopping the first two days […]

Give Me Some Wild Salt Air : Mixed Media Art Journal

Give Me Some Wild Salt Air : Mixed Media Art Journal

Wild Air     For some reason I thought the start of school meant a slowing of schedule but so far it is not to be. Last week, I spent a few days shopping in preparation for our salsa making day. My hubby’s grandmother started […]

My Little Birds Are Taking Flight : Mixed Media Card

My Little Birds Are Taking Flight : Mixed Media Card

Fly To School   I know several parts of the country have already started back to school and this is the week our area goes back. My boys have become restless and are ready for the structure of the class room. Nerf wars in the […]