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Happy Monday (But it’s Tuesday)

Forgive the delay friends. It's Tuesday and I still didn't write a Monday post. And it's not because I didn't find anything good on the internet this week (DID YOU EVEN SEE MISS PIGGY ON INSTAGRAM?). This week has had some unexpected/exciting developments (more to follow) and I'm hustling to get my work done before leaving for California this week. Heyo! I'm going to the Santa … Read More.

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Happy Monday: Monsters and Molly Ringwald

Happy Monday friends. It's pouring rain here right now and the sky is the streaked with eight-fingers lightening bolts, which, let me tell you, is quite a way to kick off a Monday! Thanks to everyone who left kind words on my last post about my new artistic adventure - your encouragement prompted me to spend the whole weekend painting on the porch, totally ignoring anything … Read More.

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The Guilt of Accumulation

So there is this thing that happens to some creative-minded people. You may have heard of it; it's called accumulation. Now, I have made no secret of my hoarding tendencies (or where they come from) but I don't often discuss this very real, very common problem that happens when you make stuff - a lot of stuff - and then have nothing to do with it. Nothing. And it's awful. … Read More.

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Happy Monday: Waterlilies

I don't know about you, but I am coming off a seriously lovely holiday weekend. I know it was America's birthday party, but it felt very much like mine. There was an … Read More.

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Six Years Past Noodle Kugel

Today is July 1st, which marks five years since I started this blog. Five. In blog terms that means I have been around since the time of the dinosaurs. In real world … Read More.

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Upcycled Kid Art Garland

My parental friends tell me that one of their ongoing sources of guilt is throwing away their children's artwork. Not that they don't want to keep it, but, you … Read More.

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Sad Day for Flamingo Lovers

A group of crows in called a murder. A group of pheasants is called a bouquet. And a group of flamingos is called a flamboyance, which is strangely befitting because … Read More.

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Upcycled Kid Art Garland

My parental friends tell me that one of their ongoing sources of guilt is throwing away their children's artwork. Not that they don't want to keep it, … Read More.

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Sad Day for Flamingo Lovers

A group of crows in called a murder. A group of pheasants is called a bouquet. And a group of flamingos is called a flamboyance, which is strangely … Read More.

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My Five Favorite Phone Apps

The other day I was in line at the bank and the guy in front of me was messing around with a map app on his phone —I asked him what it was and not … Read More.

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Leaf Print Pillowcases

People say Memorial Day is the beginning of summer, but in my book the season doesn't start until the feather duvet gets yanked off the bed and swap … Read More.

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DIY Pom Pom Garland Necklace

I have never met a pom pom I didn't like. Big, small, round, floppy...doesn't matter. If it vaguely resembles a pom pom or a tassel I will be on it … Read More.