Progress Report: My 12 favorite paintings from 2019

This fall I started playing with watercolor markers and fell down a rabbit hole after doodling the flower above and going, “Holy crap, I actually like this!” I’ve been painting almost daily since then and although there’s been plenty of room for improvement and happy or less happy accidents, I am really proud of theContinue reading “Progress Report: My 12 favorite paintings from 2019”

Easy Last Minute Advent Idea: Holiday Jokes and Puns

We have a beautiful advent calendar that was handmade for us by my sweet and talented step mom or Meme as my kids call her. It’s one of my favorite Christmas decorations but sometimes the stress to fill it with Pinterest worthy goodies / activities / treats / toys can be overwhelming. But why makeContinue reading “Easy Last Minute Advent Idea: Holiday Jokes and Puns”

Adventish: A Holiday Idea Box

Sometimes the holidays stress me out. Some years I don’t care about the mayhem and I pinterest my heart out coming up with fun activities and covering the house in glitter and ribbons and twinkle lights then other years I’m like, “What if we didn’t decorate for Christmas at all and we’ll just wait and seeContinue reading “Adventish: A Holiday Idea Box”

Kindergarten Looks Like: Paper Craft Extreme

Can we talk about BB’s new craft obsession? Every day she painstakingly cuts out little shapes from bits of paper and then assembles them into pictures, coloring in all the little pieces. This is a self portrait of hers that she gave me recently and it’s just one in an ever growing collection of patchworkContinue reading “Kindergarten Looks Like: Paper Craft Extreme”

DIY: Making homemade labels for our spice jars.

We’ve been storing our spices in a couple of cardboard boxes pretty much since the day we moved into our first apartment all those years ago. It started with one box and as our cooking skills grew we added another box – one for baking and one for cooking basically. But the boxes were impossibleContinue reading “DIY: Making homemade labels for our spice jars.”