A weekend of photos at the pumpkin farm

We took full advantage of the beautiful Wisconsin fall weather today and headed out to our local pumpkin farm, Bulitz’s in Kohler. They have a variety of activities for the kids, including a petting zoo, pony rides, hay rides, pumpkin picking and a bouncy house. We had debated going yesterday, but were glad we waited until this afternoon when the weather was much nicer, 60s …

Something for the weekend

I’m spending this weekend relaxing with my family after working six 12-hour days in a row last weekend and early this week. I don’t mind doing it because once you’re in the groove, it’s just kinda easier to stay there and it means that I sometimes have eight days off in a row, which is like having a mini-vacation. I love my job but I …

The Wild Unknown: Animal Spirit deck

My mom has been getting into tarot cards as of late, having taken a couple of tarot courses by Susannah Conway. She’s currently offering Daily Guidance: Using the cards as creative tools. Having piqued my curiosity, I wanted to explore some tarot of my own. I found a deck I absolutely loved, only to learn that it was available for pre-order only and had already …

Treating myself to some creative inspiration

I decided to treat myself to some creative inspiration after a lot of thought about where I am in my creative career. I’ve felt kind of stuck recently and want to get out of that rut. Andrea Scher of Superhero Life is offering a creative bundle of e-courses and e-books by some big name artists out there. Just $97 gets you 10 courses, available instantly …

The puppy checklist: What to get for your new furry friend

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser, Mars, Incorporated. All opinions are mine alone. #IAMSVisibleDifference #IAMSDog #CollectiveBias Kenai joined our family in late summer when he was 9 weeks old. Kenai is a Goldendoodle F1, which is a cross between a Golden Retriever and a Standard Poodle. We chose that breed because they are known to be gentle with children …

Celebrate yourself on World Mental Health Day

Today, Oct. 10, is a day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy. It was first celebrated in 1992 at the initiative of the World Federation for Mental Health, a global mental health organization with members and contacts in more than 150 countries. It’s held with the objective of raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilizing efforts in support of …

Dealing with a toddler speech delay

Ella, my beautiful little baby girl, is 18 months old now. And she is absolutely perfect. She is fun and joyful, always making us smile and laugh. She is active and running all over the house and enjoying learning how to jump on the trampoline. She is super smart, able to follow complex directions and indicates that she understands everything we’re saying to her. The …

No Bake Peanut Butter Cranberry Energy Bites

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BetterWithCraisins #CollectiveBias I have a yummy treat for you this morning – No Bake Peanut Butter Cranberry Energy Bites! These have been something of a staple in my house, especially since having Ella 18 months ago and learning that flax seed can help boost milk production. I ate …

A quick and easy reupholstery project

I had a little bit of time yesterday to recover my kitchen chairs – a project I’ve been wanting to do for some time now. The laminated cotton I’d put on them years ago had seen better days and was all paint-splattered. The before is below and the after above. I found a very pretty butterfly botanical print at JoAnn’s and purchased two yards which …

Gibbsville Apple Orchard

Today we took a day trip to a lovely little apple orchard about 15 minutes from where we live. They were hosting their annual Fall Fest, which features live music, apple picking, tractor rides, apple slingshots and a bouncy house. We went last year and had a wonderful time. This time around Ella was a whole year older and able to actually run around which …