I have big hopes for 2017, and I know that if I want to achieve it then I'm going to have to do something about it. Success doesn't come from sitting on your butt and wishing something will happen. You have to do something...
I've been MIA for a bit. That's what happens this time of year. I have been busy with Christmas parties, handmade orders, my children, and working. I hope you are enjoying your December month and trying to enjoy the time with your family. Why does it seem so difficult to do that in December? It's … Continue reading Weekend Reads
The weather this week has been bizarre. It's been nearly 80 degrees!! In Illinois. Mid-November!! It looks like it's supposed to cool off really quickly tonight though. It just feels a bit weird, with Thanksgiving being next week. When did that sneak up? I've got a good mix of things for you this weekend. I … Continue reading Weekend Reads
Tangled is one of my favorite Disney movies. The animation is just gorgeous and the story is heartwarming. I thought the image of the lanterns filling the sky was magical, so you can imagine my delight when I saw there would be a Lantern Fest nearby. I bought our tickets a couple of months ago. … Continue reading Lantern Fest, St. Louis
What a week!! With Halloween festivities thrown in between work, church, and other obligations, it was quite a busy week! I feel like we should get mandatory resting/sleeping days after big holidays. Gotta catch up on sleep! Shew!! Last Wednesday we had our Trunk-or-Treat at church, and I dressed up as Cruella Deville from 101 … Continue reading Weekend Reads
Life sure seems to pick up the last 3 months of the year, and this year is definitely no different. I wonder if we could spread these holidays out just a smidge. Congress isn't doing much else, right? My days lately have been full of custom orders, a vendor event, a church rummage sale, painting … Continue reading Weekend Reads
Last Friday I taught another paint class. I really love these and am nearly kicking myself that I didn't start sooner. I am enjoying it so much, and I am learning things through it also. I just love it. I love getting together with people and sharing my love of art with them. I love … Continue reading Rustic Pumpkins Paintings and Snow Pines