Jewel of a Friend Valentine's with Printable: A non-candy alternative!

I made these "Jewel of a Friend" valentine's for my daughter's classmates last year, but just now updated it with a printable to make Valentine's one step easier of you! The jewel eraser rings can still be found at Target or at Oriental Trader.  ...more

Friday 5: Celebrating Simplicity

5 simple happenings from the week worth celebrating. Here's to Vaughn being reunited with her ladies after being away on vacation.(She always needs alone time after being with people for too long.)...more

Friday 5: Celebrating Simplicity

5 simple happenings from the week worth celebrating. Here's to Justin for hanging the crown in the dining room. We weren't sure how to handle it with the reclaimed wood, but are happy with the direction we chose. Still can't stick a fork in the dining room yet, but we're close. ...more

Do Your Chores: Free Printable

Vance: Mom, I cleaned your bathroom mirror!Me: (leery) What...did you clean it with?Vance: My shirt!Me: Your shirt?Vance: Well, I used my bare hand too.Me: ...blank stare, mouth agape...Vance: What!? Would you rather have a dirty mirror? ...more

Here's To Being Better

2104 was pretty good to me. (Wow! It flew by!) I stumbled into some freelance work, had fun learning more about graphic design and have loved designing printables. I am excited to keep creating in this manner. I successfully changed my blog name, opened up an Etsy shop and look forward to putting more time and energy into that in the new year. BlogHer has featured a few of my posts which is always exciting and reassurance that I'm doing something right....more

No Chimney? No Problem! Leave Santa A Key

No chimney? No problem! Ease those curious minds by leaving a magical key on the front door so Santa can let himself in on Christmas Eve. ...more
We have always had a chimney, but I am pinning this to share with friends/family who don't. ...more

How to Make Simple and Beautiful Fall Table Place Cards

Whether you're hosting rap stars or just family, these place cards will definitely liven up your table. The simple version is perfect all alone. I am weak when it comes to glitter and couldn't resist. Here we go....more
Love your enthusiasm! Glad I'm not the only one!more

NaBloPoMo Day 4: What's Wrong With People?

I'm irked. Here's the story. There's a locally owned shop in the mall where I live. This shop features and supports local artists and sells their handmade items. Being an artist and someone who values local businesses, I want to love this shop but I have a big issue with it. ...more

The Dentist

Vance recently chipped a tooth. He has also been playing rugby at recess. I believe these two events are related, as are the mysterious bruises that have been appearing as well. He did not connect the dots, I helped him out.   ...more