Thanksgiving Pumpkins into Carriages


  I am so thankful for traveling this year’s twisting and turning journey. From tightly closed doors to wide open opportunities, it has really been a gift of a year, tied up with ribbon on top. Each year begins with a blank slate. A custom canvas ready to be filled. It may have holes, or be […]

May I Address the Street


Time – something I don’t seem to have enough of (like every mom out there!) SO when it comes to fall decorating, I wanted a cute, but quick fall fix for my front steps. A quick trip to my hardware store for lightweight aluminum street numbers and picked up some pumpkins while at the grocery store (ahhh […]

Make a V.O.W.


  Today is an exciting day for me, one that I have prayed for for a while  Today I debut the new ministry packet for the Verse of the Week: Make a V.O.W. It is a make one, give one ministry that leads you through the how, what, where & why of beginning scripture memory It […]

Happy Fall!

September is here...Fall is swinging into its beautiful array!

The Great Wide Seas are Yours


“O God, the great, wide seas are yours! You carved the oceans’ rugged floors. You set the waters in their place And made all sea life by your grace. You also made humanity To care for earth and sky and sea.” A beautiful morning to a beautiful song! Biblical References: Genesis 1-2:4; Psalms 8 Tune: John Bacchus […]

Chalk Paint Sign Party


Several friends gathered at the studio the other night to try their hands at this fun new paint I had been raving about! To inspire a little Fourth of July Fun, I used my Chevron monogram Sign for a little inspiration and the set them free! Out came stencils galore, tape, sandpaper, and of course, […]

The Red, White & Blue Monogram

DIY Red White & Blue Monogram Sign

There it was, the box waiting for me.  New paint. Not just new paint, but a new type of paint, filled with the promise of new colors, chalky finish, and oh-so-many possibilities! Freshness, possibilities, makeovers, new looks. All this awaits in the box of new paint! The box is open, new designs are forming and […]

An Apology to the Parent of a Strong-Willed Child


I was the parent in Music class who arrived with child immaculately dressed, instructed quietly, and received immediate obedience. She participated in all the activities…clapping hands, sitting on her dot, singing along to the songs. I left the class smiling, both mom and child still perfectly dressed, and thinking to myself  “Wow! A few of […]

Creative Home Display Ideas


I am always looking for ways to display my family photos and everyday essential items Unusual, quirky ways that add an element of creativity and surprise! One of my favorite ways to pop a photo in here and there is the repurpose vintage items, like the old flower frog above These two ideas used only […]

Buckle Up Buttercup


When my children hop in the car they are greeted with “Buckle up Buttercup” That was ringing in my head as the old button bin spilled out with several different types of buckles for creating art and listing in the Etsy shop The mother of pearl glistened with a beautiful purity and I paused The […]