Polka Dot Pumpkins Are the New Black: Polka Dot Pumpkin Tutorial

Have you ever thought, “I think pumpkins would be cuter with polka dots painted on them.” ME. TOO!!! Polka dot pumpkins for Halloween?!!! Is there awesome in that?… THE YES! I am not going to say this project isn’t messy. And I am not going to say I didn’t have to break out the q-tips […]

Dresses are the new black: Hello Shabby Apple! [Sponsored]

In the last year or so, I have added 1 or 2 pairs of jeans to my wardrobe… and probably a dozen dresses. Oh gosh. Maybe more. Why? Because dresses are the new black. (Yes. That’s my dog Kevin. Either my pretty dress had him mesmerized or he wanted to make it on my blog. […]

Good Finds

This is where I share with you some things I have unearthed online. Unearthed online… hrm… Aaaaanywho. To inspire the heart (have tissue): Me and Mrs. P by Jenny at Cranberry Corner A note on parenting, filling cups and fulfilling dream: When My Cup Feels Empty by Me Rah Koh Goodness/Doing good: A Thanksgiving Dinner […]

Waves of Melancholy

Melancholy + Jenny = not a match. Right? People expect “peace and sparkles”. Right? What most people don’t know, about me, is my inescapable bent toward being/feeling/seeing the negative. Glass half-empty. Since I was a wee one. The “peace and sparkles” you see here has been a strategy for me to become a positive person. […]

“There’s no place like home…”

So. My kids are pretty awesome. Cute. Talented. Charming. Over the last number of years our family has found ourselves cozily tucked into a wonderful community called: CHILDREN’S THEATRE. In fact, when my middle daughter first entered the local children’s theatre group… I made a video. It’s terrible. It is one of my first vlogs […]

Make Me Laugh Monday – The down and dirty on my family.

My family. Not a serious one in the bunch. Full of love. Compassion. Mercy. Always ready for a… challenge??? —— Family pictures often mean wild hairs pressed in place and proper smiles. Mud? BLASPHEMY! As I weave through the twisty and unpaved roads of my own motherhood I am discovering how important it is to […]

My brain… send help.

I got this text from my friend, Trish recently… I remember before the party I couldn’t find my keys. Normal. They always turn up. Why yes… yes they do. Even sometimes IN the birthday presents our children give at parties. Then there was this one timeĀ I almost missed a flight. Which is not abnormal. People […]

Desk of Despair & Discouragement

It never fails. I clean my desk. And then… and then… I can’t even write, it is so horrible…   There are empty contact boxes to serve as a reminder I need to order new contacts. There are bills… Notes about this event or that event… Fundraiser forms… Computer cords… Earphones and a Shuffle I […]

The Bun and Thigh Doer: You can’t make this stuff up.

Ladies and gentlemen… I have no words. You just can’t make this stuff up. And also, I need to hang out at the Goodwill more often. BUT THAT’S NOT ALL! You can also rock your buns and thighs with the bun and thigh ROCKER by Body by Jake, people. People. A little story behind these […]

My kid: The ONLY Kid

I was walking through my kids’ school the other day. Heading to student/teacher conferences and whathaveyou. I love walking the halls. It’s so fun to see the projects being displayed… seeing the different levels of creativity/capability… and shall we say interpretations of art and academics. And don’t you just love it when you can tell […]