Black Kittens

I am working, at the moment, with a big black cat who used to be an overly-long-yet-still-skinny black kitten asleep in my lap. He has utterly ruined me for the rest of the cat world. I'm in love with black cats ....more

Christmas Tree in My Studio

I added a little white Christmas tree to my studio filled with...more

Dec 16, 2014: Primping Day


Homemade Apple Cider in the Crockpot

Homemade apple cider make in a crock pot, perfect to drink on a cold winter day. Can customize to your tastes, and is a great homemade treat for everyone! What’s the perfect way to stay warm when it’s cold outside? ...more

Celebrating Jesus in Chanukah: Day One

Pictures Coming Soon This year will be our first official Chanukah! We’ve had a few...more

Soy Beeswax Jar Candles

Warming up with the the fragrance and glow of handmade candles is even more pleasurable when you use healing essential oils and natural wax. These soy and beeswax candles are easy to make as you can see from this step-by-step tutorial. I like to use a blend of both soy wax and beeswax and don’t add additional colour ....more

Poinsettia Fascinator!

How perfect would this Poinsettia Fascinator be for an Ugly Sweater Party?...more

Thoughts prompted by the Sydney tragedy

Sydney mourns, and we mourn with them-...more

Inside the Alain Ducasse Paris Chocolate Factory: La Manufacture

Alain Ducasse is often called the Godfather of French cuisine and for good reason. The multi Michelin-starred chef has opened restaurants across the globe, run a well-liked cooking school in Paris,...more

Sadness in the World

As I read about the school children killed in Pakistan, I don't know how to handle it. It's a sadness too deep and too horrific to understand.I go about my ordinary day and feel the cold rain on my face as I walk children to school. I return to clean the bathroom and think of the people in the world who wish for just one ordinary day when nothing terrible happens, when nobody dies and nobody is hurt ....more