This year was surprising in the best of ways. I like to keep my expectations low and my goals manageable–a bit of self-preservation so I don’t get too disappointed. This year, I either set my goals too low in January, or I just lucked out. Either way, I’m delighted with how the year turned out!Continue reading “2019: A Year of Saying, "Why Not?" to New Adventures”
Every year since we got married, I’ve made an ornament to remember the past year in our family. This year was a bit tough. We didn’t have huge milestones as a family. We had individual celebrations. We had grief to share.
It took until Christmas Eve for me to finally figure out something to commemorate the year… and it’s silly, but it was a lovely little moment of magic that I’d like to remember forever: Jaya’s first movie, Frozen 2.Continue reading “The Making of Our 2019 Family Ornament”
Ever say “yes” to a project, then panic mid-project because you don’t think you can do it? That’s what happened to me with Lindsay’s giant Peter Pan canvas. This was a project that challenged me and grew me as an artist, and one which taught me that a little bit of persistence and hope can have a huge impact!Continue reading “How Bob Ross Kept Me From Giving Up”
There’s always the same pressure with going back to school: be new and fresh, but still yourself. And that can be hard when we’re all shopping the same discount stores and back-to-school sales. Here’s a fun way to customize your school supplies!Continue reading “How to Add Some Sparkle to your Back to School Supplies with Heat Embossing”
I know, I know. We’re nearly a month into summer, and here I am doing a spring semester wrap-up. Things have been busy, OK?! I shared many of these projects as I did them, either on the blog or on Instagram, but there are a few that feel like I did them secretly. I never got around to sharing them on social media, so–what a sign of the times–it feels like they don’t exist yet. Here are all my fun projects from spring semester!Continue reading “Spring Semester Wrap-Up: Projects and Designs from March to May”