What do we tell our children?

That’s the first concern my husband and I had as election night unfolded as it did last night. What do we tell our children? We agreed we’d tell them they were safe. That they were loved. And that we would protect them. At all costs. Then we will explain that we have a democratic process that should make it impossible for Donald Trump to act …

Maximizing storage in a small bathroom

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GetUnderTheRim #CollectiveBias When we moved into our house in August, we threw our towels in the bathroom closet and left almost everything else in cardboard boxes on the shelf in the cabinet. Our small bathroom lacked any sense of organization and finding anything was difficult, if not impossible, …

Something for the weekend

We’re spending this weekend up at our cabin, enjoying the UP of Michigan one more time before it gets too cold. I’ve been able to spend some time playing with my camera, which has been nice. Susannah Conway’s photography course has been very motivating. I’ve been reading up on shooting Polaroid film thru Polaroid SX-70, which I’ll be getting from my mom. Amazon sells¬†Impossible PRD4512 …

Camper’s Halloween at Kohler-Andrae State Park

Every year, since Hannah was small, we’ve gone to Kohler-Andrae’s Camper’s Halloween, which is a really cool experience for kids (and adults too). Campers come from far and wide and set up elaborate Halloween displays. Children can trick or treat at each camp site. We left early this year and it was packed by the time we got there. I think it gets bigger every …

The crystal that started it all …

The crystal that started it all finally arrived here this week. I ordered this beautiful piece of amethyst from crystalsNcreations on Etsy. She has some amazing stones and you’re able to choose the exact stone you want (which isn’t always the case from crystal sellers). I had been looking for days at stones, and this piece of amethyst called to me as soon as I …

New additions to our camera collection

I’ve been really good and haven’t bought any new cameras for my vintage camera collection in a long while … so it was about time I fell off the wagon! I recently finished building and staining four shelves for our collections, which has grown quite a bit since we started it four years ago. My husband and I have enjoyed adding cameras as we came …

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 …