Book Review: Carry On, Warrior: The Power of Embracing Your Messy, Beautiful Life

This last week I read Carry On, Warrior: The Power of Embracing Your Messy, Beautiful Life by Glennon Doyle Melton. What can I say? I loved this book. I felt like it really spoke to me in so many ways and on so many levels.

Sometimes at work, depending on census, we have some down time. I usually bring along my Kindle so I can do a little reading if the situation allows. This last week I read Carry On, Warrior: The Power of Embracing Your Messy, Beautiful Life by Glennon Doyle Melton. You might recognize her name from her very popular Love Warrior novel, which I had actually read …

Something for the weekend

  Check out my lovely mini business cards from Moo – aren’t they great? I ordered a set of 100, each with a different image from past blog posts on them. The back side contains my website information and links to my social media accounts. Not exactly sure what I’m going to do with them, but I had a $15 off coupon, so they only …

The ultimate kid arts and crafts supply list

My daughter Hannah turned 8 years old last month. For her birthday, I assembled the ultimate arts and crafts kit for her which will hopefully inspire hours of creative fun. She is always asking to use my art supplies and loves making art with me, so I thought it would be perfect if she had her own art stash she could keep in her room.

My daughter Hannah turned 8 years old last month. For her birthday, I assembled the ultimate arts and crafts kit for her which will hopefully inspire hours of creative fun. She is always asking to use my art supplies and loves making art with me, so I thought it would be perfect if she had her own art stash she could keep in her room. …

Lens Review: Yongnuo 35mm f2 lens for Canon DSLRs

Lens Review: Yongnuo 35mm f2 lens for Canon DSLRs

Last week I picked up this great Yongnuo 35mm f2 lens for my Canon DSLR. It’s available on Amazon for only $90.98 so it was an easy choice to add to my collection. The Chinese-made lens came recommended by a number of professional photographers, including my friend Mary who uses it for all of her newborn shoots with amazing results, so I had no hesitations …

Something for the weekend

Well, I started off the week on a less-than-great moment: Sunday night I fainted and hit my face on the edge of my dresser. Then, when I went downstairs to the bathroom to wash off all the blood from my nose, I fainted again and hit the back of my head on the bathtub. A head CT and dozen x-rays later, I have a broken …

Four things I’ve learned my first year as an L&D nurse

Today marks my one-year anniversary of becoming a labor and delivery RN. If you had told me when I was in nursing school that I would someday be a labor nurse, I would have laughed at you. It was never something I thought I wanted to do.

Today marks my one-year anniversary of becoming a labor and delivery RN. If you had told me when I was in nursing school that I would someday be a labor nurse, I would have laughed at you. It was never something I thought I wanted to do. I was convinced in nursing school that I wanted to be a mental health nurse because of my …

Something for the weekend

Here's a good reminder of something the world just needs a little more of right now - love. There hasn't been a lot of posting on the blog going on over here lately, unfortunately. I did manage to get my newsletter out this week, but the blog posts I'd planned still need a little tweaking before I hit publish, but I'm working on them. I have been spending a lot of time playing with my photo gear and really trying to evaluate if upgrading my camera body is something I need to do.

Here’s a good reminder of something the world just needs a little more of right now – love. There hasn’t been a lot of posting on the blog going on over here lately, unfortunately. I did manage to get my newsletter out this week, but the blog posts I’d planned still need a little tweaking before I hit publish, but I’m working on them. I …

Something for the weekend

This week has been a little rough, I’m not gonna lie. I’ve been struggling with some depression and haven’t really done much of anything besides take care of the kids and keep the house clean. We had a nice visit with my parents on Sunday and Hannah got some much-loved roller skates for her birthday from them, along with a bunch of fun art supplies …

Deck Review: Lumina Tarot by Inner Hue

The postman brought me happy mail the other day – the Lumina Tarot deck and guidebook I’d ordered arrived from Australia! I debated for quite some time about purchasing this deck, but in the end, the cards just spoke to me. Someone I know who is very into tarot purchased this deck and failed to connect with it, eventually finding it a new home because …

Something for the weekend

What's inspiring me this week - Jennadesigns

This past week we celebrated Hannah’s birthday – she’s 8 now! We went out to eat, came home had cake and opened presents. I got Hannah the mother load of art supplies and she was thrilled. Anything to get her off the computer and be a little more creative. Fortunately, she’s loves making art (just like her mama!) so it was a huge hit. I …