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 …

New additions to the camera collection

A couple of weeks ago, I added another three cameras to our collection. I finally have all the shelves up and all of them on display and I’m super pleased with how it all turned out. The camera above is a Kodak Baby Brownie, is a small, basic camera (art deco style), made of Bakelite with a flip-up frame viewfinder. The shutter is operated by …

New tarot deck: The Wild Uknown

My newest tarot deck arrived in the mail last week! I’d missed the first printing of this deck and instead had to wait for the second-printing which is available here from Amazon: The Wild Unknown Tarot Deck and Guidebook (Official Keepsake Box Set). It’s priced at $23.99 which is a pretty good deal considering it comes with a full 72-card tarot deck and a guidebook …

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 …