Self-care to nourish the body, mind and soul

For 2017, I’ve chosen the word “Nourish” as my mantra. I’m really looking at ways to nourish my body, mind and soul. I spend so much time being a mom, being a wife, being a labor and delivery nurse … I don’t get to spend much time just being me. And I want to get to know myself a little better and be kinder to …

There’s actually a name for how I feel things

There's actually a name for what I feel most moments of my life: Highly Sensitive Person, or HSP for short. - Jennadesigns

Last week, there was a moment I thought I was going to totally lose it. We were downstairs, Mike, the girls and I. Hannah was riding around the basement on her hover board, Ella was banging wooden balls thru a toy my parents had got her for Christmas and Mike was simultaneously playing music and watching a TED talk on TV, all while trying to …

With which tarot card does your personality identify?

In her book Tarot 101: Mastering the Art of Reading the Cards, author Kim Huggens assigned the 16 personality types determined by the Meyers-Briggs personality test to corresponding tarot cards she thought embodied the essence of each personality. If you’ve never taken the test, hop over here and spend a few minutes … it’s enlightening. I’ve taken this test a number of time, most recently …

Sewing up a little gift

I got out the sewing machine for the first time in a very long while last week. I wanted to do something special for our daycare provider who takes amazing care of Ella while I’m sleeping after working night shift. We switched daycare providers before the start of the school year and it was the best decision ever. I didn’t realize how bad it was …

Something for the weekend

As with most of my posts, some links may be affiliate links. This means at no additional cost to you, I may make a small commission on anything you buy through the link. You don’t pay anything extra, but you help support your favorite blog with something you would have bought anyways. Merry Christmas everyone, a few days early! I’m spending this holiday weekend working …

Featured artist: Julie Kirk

Julie Kirk, a mixed media artist, is this week’s featured artist pick. I found her via Pinterest (isn’t that where I find all of my new favorite artists?). I have an Art Journaling board and I’ve been pinning her work to it over the last few weeks. Kirk blogs at Notes on Paper about everything from her adventures in the UK, to photography and art …

Everything you need for a home photography studio on a budget

Check out everything you need to set up a home photography studio on a budget!

As with most of my posts, some links may be affiliate links. This means at no additional cost to you, I may make a small commission on anything you buy through the link. You don’t pay anything extra, but you help support your favorite blog with something you would have bought anyways. Ever wanted to get into photography but have no idea where to start? …

New oracle deck: Connected and Free by Inner Hue

The Connected and Free: The Alchemist's Oracle deck.

This past weekend, my mom also gifted me the Connected and Free: The Alchemist’s Oracle deck. I’ve been wanting this deck ever since I saw it on Pinterest. The design and illustration of the cards and companion booklet by Tegan Swyny of Colour Cult is what drew me in, along with the reviews I read. Connected and Free is the creation of Lauren Aletta, a …

New camera addition: Polaroid SX-70

The Polaroid SX-70 Land Camera Alpha 1 is a folding single lens reflex Land Camera first produced by the Polaroid Corporation in 1972.

I’ve now officially run out of space on my camera shelves with the addition of a couple more cameras – Polaroids this time! This is a camera I’ve been coveted for my collection for quite some time … years actually. The Polaroid SX-70 Land Camera Alpha 1. My mom had purchased this camera a number of years ago when she was dabbling in Polaroid photography. …

Something for the weekend

  This weekend we’re headed to my parents in Madison to celebrate Christmas with our family. I’m looking forward to going and getting to see my brother, who lives in Hong Kong and rarely comes home. Hannah is super excited to see him, why I’m not sure. Perhaps because he’s rather mysterious to her? I’ve been really sick the last two week … like barely-able-to-get-out-of-bed, …