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Do You Have The Sourdough Pains?: A Couch Adventure

Do You Have The Sourdough Pains?: A Couch Adventure

Down Time   As I am staring at my screen, I am wondering if I even know how to write a blog post anymore. I have started this  post many times only to end up leaning on the backspace bar and erasing it all. It…

Thank You Gnome: Hand Carved Stamp

Thank You Gnome: Hand Carved Stamp

  Expectations To Relax   The holiday rush is over, school has resumed and I am thankful to be back in a routine.  The last half of the year didn’t go exactly as planned. I have spent little to no time crafting and blogging so…

What’s On Your Amazon Wish List?

What’s On Your Amazon Wish List?

Nutcrackers   Christmas decorating is always one of my favorite times of year but I am sad that the season is so short. I am not a fan of decorating before Thanksgiving and I get annoyed when I walk in the stores in October and…

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…