Spring, Did You Hear My Call?


Spring has been trying to arrive, but I think she’s been a bit lazy. Probably vacationing in a warm place and isn’t in too much of a hurry to come up to the Midwest right now. She’s been taunting us, allowing her buddy Winter to have at it around these parts. This is a picture […]

April 2015 Link Love


I’ve been brimming with joy after another productive month. It feels very much like spring cleaning all around, throughout my house, my work life…

Blue Glass Sculpture Solar Light Set


I’ve been chomping at the bit to make some new glass sculptures, and now that we’re in our new place I can finally do it. It appears that I need more glass! I’ve been avoiding buying it at rummages because I didn’t want to have to move it, so all we took with us was […]

Afternoon Cinema


I’m often surprised by people, sometimes for the positive and sometimes not.

Gearing Up for Craft Season


I made a decision to start selling my art prints and glass solar light sculptures at craft fairs. I’ve been looking into booth display ideas and projects to make, and it’s pretty exciting and terrifying all at the same time.

Crosses With Beads


My new crafty obsession is crosses. That shouldn’t come as a surprise, given how many I like to create on canvas. I liked the idea of making crosses with bright colors and layers of beads.

Apple, Pear, Dried Cranberry Salad


I like pretty much all salads but this one is good because even the guys seem to like it. Do all men not love salad? Mine doesn’t seem to, but he does like this one.

On Making Money Blogging


You guys! I’m so excited to finally have my book on blogging out! It’s been something I’ve wanted to do for a really long time. I’ve been blogging professionally for a decade and now finally have put all my secrets and tips and tricks together into How to (Really) Make Money Blogging. I’ve been working […]

And Then There Were Slipcovers


Many moons ago we bought some couches. They were cheap (as things I buy tend to be) and they were functional. But they were brown and ugly. I had some funky pillows on them but that only made them seem darker. I made an afghan for them and that helped lighten things up, but every […]

She’s Got Spring Fever

Finding a Little Patch of Sun

As I write this, we have another wintery day in the midst of this Spring. More snow that won’t stay but will make everything cold and icy again… more freezing winds… more reminders that Winter is a bully and her shyer, timid sister Spring cannot seem to break out and take over like she should. […]

March 2015 Link Love

linky saturday

I’m so excited because it’s been a productive month. The new mantra I have is simplicity.