Unravel Your Year 2017

At the end of every year, I take time to think about all the things that happened the preceding 12 months. Then I envision what I would like the coming year to hold for me. Since 2012, I’ve done that with the help of Susannah Conway’s Unraveling Your Year, a free printable workbook that encourages you to examine what went right this past year and …

December Reflections with Susannah Conway

The lovely Susannah Conway is hosting December Reflections again this year. December Reflections is a month of photography prompts designed to get you thinking and shooting every day. “I’ve been running community photo projects for quite a while now and I love each of them for different reasons,” Conway writes on her blog. “But if I had to pick a favourite I would choose December Reflections. …

Today’s tarot: Past, Present & Future

This is what the cards gave me today: Past – Father of Cups, Present – Son of Cups, Future – The Hermit. The Father of Cups represents a diplomatic, open-minded personality, unique and dynamic. Someone who respects and represents the arts. Dignified, this individual supports family and community. Holding this individual back are deep-rooted insecurities. The Son of Cups represents someone who truly excels within …

A girl and her crayons

Ella and I are both feeling a little under the weather … she’s getting over being sick last week and I’m suffering thru whatever it was she had that she no doubt gave to me. I was looking for something to entertain Ella for a few minutes and remembered the package of jumbo crayons I had purchased last week. So, out they came and Ella …

Chasing away the bad dreams

  Hannah has complained recently about having some bad dreams. Some she can tell me exactly what they were about, other times she just has a feeling it wasn’t a good one. I was feeling for her. Such a helpless feeling as I didn’t know how I could make it better. I thought about it for a while and decided I needed to make her …

Dealing with a toddler speech delay: 19 months

Ella is 19 months old now and she continues to be an absolute joy to be around. She is bright and funny, always making us smile and laugh. I think her purpose here is to show me absolute joy because that’s what I get from her. I look at her with amazement… that Mike and I created her out of our love for each other. …

A love letter to my husband

  “A true relationship is two imperfect people refusing to give up on each other.” I want to introduce you all to my wonderful husband, Mike. I mention him here and there on my blog and he shows up in pictures but I’ve never really told you about him, the story of how we met and the challenges we’ve overcome to love each other today. …

A day in the life of an L&D nurse

I don’t blog much about work on here … mostly because I’m very conscious of not violating anyone’s HIPPA rights and it’s hard to really explain what I do while staying within what I’m actually allowed to talk about. But I wanted to write this story down, and share it with you, because it was amazing and deserves to be recognized. I’ve been a nurse …

Featured Artist: Kate Crane

This week’s featured artist is Kate Crane, better known in the mixed media/art journal world as The Kathryn Wheel. Crane is a British artist and school teacher. When she’s not spending time with her family or teaching seven-year-olds, she can be found playing in a beautiful world of paints, pastels, pencils, pens, collage paper, glue, stamping and stitching to name a few mediums and techniques. …

Creative spaces: A peek into my writing nook

Thought I would share a little peek into my cozy writing nook … the place from which all the content for this blog is written. Before we’d even moved back in August, I picked up this great little parson’s desk from Amazon. Here’s the link – Altra Parsons Desk with Drawer. It was very reasonable at under $50. I thought it would be the perfect side …