New Broken China Jewelry In My Etsy Shop!

Hi Friends! It's been a busy week but I managed to finish up five new pieces of broken china jewelry yesterday and got them listed in my Etsy shop last night. Here they are.. ....more

Perfect Elephant Ear Pastry Cookies (to die for!)

In yesterday's blog post I included a photo of these amazing Elephant Ear cookies that I made during last weekend's snowstorm. I promised you the recipe, so here it is! It's funny how I've gotten in the habit of grabbing my phone to snap photos while I bake and cook ....more

Treasure Hunting Thursdays: There's A Secret In These Spoons

I've decided to devote Thursday blog posts to treasure hunting. If you're familiar with my blog you probably figured out right away that treasure hunting for me means thrift store shopping, flea markets, used book sales, the occasional auction or estate sale, and even eBay finds. Yay!...more

How To Make A GingerBIRD House

What do you do with that gingerbread house kit that you didn't have time to put together and decorate over the holidays? You turn it into a gingerbird house! This is a fun winter craft that is perfect to make on a snowy winter day ....more

See Behind The Scenes Photos: Follow Me On Instagram!

Follow me on Instagram for a look at behind the scenes photos, sneak peeks of my jewelry design process and production, and to see what is coming up next!...more

New Broken China Jewelry In My Etsy Shop & Goals For 2016

Hello friends, Happy weekend. Here are the latest pieces of jewelry that I have listed in my Etsy shop. I know some of you like to see these enlarged photos, so I try to get them up here on the blog every now and again ....more

How To Create The Perfect Meditation Space In Your Home

Those who know me well know that I suffer from generalized anxiety. Yup! I'm an anxious person ....more

My Second Chance as a Writer. What Would You do With a Second Chance?

Hi friends! Have you heard about SECOND CHANCE? SECOND CHANCE is an exciting series on FOX about a disgraced sheriff who gets a second chance at life through dangerous, experimental technology that was secretly created by billionaire tech geniuses. Last week I had the opportunity to preview the pilot episode of SECOND CHANCE on FOX and it got me thinking about a time in my own life when I had a second chance....more

My Second Chance As A Writer. What Would You Do With A Second Chance?

Hi friends! Have you heard about SECOND CHANCE? SECOND CHANCE is an exciting series on FOX about a disgraced sheriff who gets a second chance at life through dangerous, experimental technology that was secretly created by billionaire tech geniuses....more

Homemade Cream Of Mushroom Soup With Wild Rice Recipe

This has been one of the warmest winters on record in Pennsylvania, but just a few days ago the temperature finally dipped down below 10°F, just in time to make some hot comforting soup for winter! This recipe comes from my mother, who got it from her mother, and it's another one of those family recipes that is not written down anywhere. We all know it by memory, but today I thought I would share it with you! ...more