The Wild Unknown: Strength

Strength features a strong appearing lion, the sun shining brightly above his head. He holds a white rose in his mouth and there is a golden lemniscate (an 8 on it's side) prominently displayed on his forehead. He is powerful, yet gentle.

The 11th card in The Wild Unknown tarot is Strength. Strength Creator’s Keywords: Mastery of emotion Strength features a strong appearing lion, the sun shining brightly above his head. He holds a white rose in his mouth and there is a golden lemniscate (an 8 on it’s side) prominently displayed on his forehead. He is powerful, yet gentle. Typically, one thinks of lions as both …

Something for the weekend

Hello friends! Hope this week has treated you well ... it's been a busy one for us: Valentine's Day, speech therapy for Ella, parent teacher conferences and I'm gearing up for my weekend of work. I had some time to play in the studio Wednesday night and took this gorgeous shot of some Gerbera daisies I picked up at the store the other day. I followed this tutorial and made a PVC backdrop stand which works great for hanging my vinyl backdrops with a few clamps! Bonus - it only cost $10 in materials and took all of five minutes to put together!

Hello friends! Hope this week has treated you well … it’s been a busy one for us: Valentine’s Day, speech therapy for Ella, parent teacher conferences and I’m gearing up for my weekend of work. I had some time to play in the studio Wednesday night and took this gorgeous shot of some Gerbera daisies I picked up at the store the other day. I …

How to find Photos’ actual image files in Finder on a Mac

How to find Photos' actual image files in Finder on a Mac

Earlier this year, I organized and backed up all of my digital photos. It was a huge project but it felt so great to get it all done and caught up. Now, it’s a task that I do monthly. Check out my post here for my method of organizing and backing up digital images. My main computer is my MacBook Pro and I use OS …

Featured Artist: Michele Maule

This week's featured artist is Oregon painter/mixed media artist Michele Maule. I first met Michele on Etsy back in 2009 and fell in love with her work. I have a print of hers hanging in my bedroom that I've loved for years.

This week’s featured artist is Oregon painter/mixed media artist Michele Maule. I first met Michele on Etsy back in 2009 and fell in love with her work. I have a print of hers hanging in my bedroom that I’ve loved for years. Michele received her Bachelor’s degree in art from Portland State in 2007 and begin selling on Etsy later that year. In 2013, she …

How to organize your digital photos: A system that works!

Follow my simple step-by-step process to getting all your photos organized digitally! - Jennadesigns

I don’t know about you, but until I organized my photos a couple months ago, I had images everywhere – my computer, my phone, my spouse’s phone, in text messages and emails, not to mention on sites like Facebook and Instagram! I also had many years worth of digital images on CDs and DVDs in the closet. To say I had been paralyzed with indecision …

Conscious Ink – a fun little treat

I was playing around on Instagram the other week when I cam across an ad for Conscious Ink, a company that creates inspirational temporary tattoos. I thought it would be fun for Hannah and I to get a couple, so I ordered four – two for her and two for me. I got “compassion” and “she believes she could, so she did” and Hannah got …

The Wild Unknown – Wheel of Fortune

The tenth card in The Wild Unknown tarot is the Wheel of Fortune. Wheel of Fortune Creator’s Keywords: Destiny, Change of course The Wheel of Fortune features two very different scenes, top to bottom. On the top, the sky is dark, filled with stars and a crescent moon. The bottom of the card features a bright white light from the sun – daytime. In between …

Something for the weekend

Something for the weekend - Well, I had been hoping for a quiet weekend at work last weekend, but it was anything but! Here's to hoping that we can slow down this weekend! We're just planning on hanging out as a family ... my son has solo ensemble on Saturday and my parents are going to come up for a visit sometime this weekend too, so both should be nice.

Well, I had been hoping for a quiet weekend at work last weekend, but it was anything but! Here’s to hoping that we can slow down this weekend! We’re just planning on hanging out as a family … my son has solo ensemble on Saturday and my parents are going to come up for a visit sometime this weekend too, so both should be nice. …

DIY glass marble magnets

Today I'm going to show you how I made these super simple DIY glass marble refrigerator magnets. This is a project I've made many times over. Over the years, some of my previous ones had fallen apart or gotten lost, so I thought it was time for a new batch. These are so inexpensive to make and they make great gifts too!

Today I’m going to show you how I made these super simple DIY glass marble magnets, perfect for your refrigerator. This is a project I’ve made many times over. Over the years, some of my previous ones had fallen apart or gotten lost, so I thought it was time for a new batch. These are so inexpensive to make and they make great gifts too! …

A girl’s room makeover on a budget

One of the things that's long been on my to-do list is to decorate the girls' room. When we moved in August, we just kinda put all their stuff in there with plans to decorate at some point. Ella's need to move out of our master bedroom was just the kick in the pants I needed to start getting things done.

One of the things that’s long been on my to-do list is to decorate the girls’ room. When we moved in August, we just kinda put all their stuff in there with plans to decorate at some point. Ella’s need to move out of our master bedroom was just the kick in the pants I needed to start getting things done. I first started by …