Salmon Chowder


A few months ago we were out and about and we stopped in a local deli-type place and got this amazing salmon chowder. I’ve been wanting to recreate this somehow myself and have been experimenting, and now I finally have one I like. So I have to share!

Peace Ornaments


I’ve been thinking about peace for a while now. Peace I leave with you, my peace I give to you….

Grateful For

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I try and do a daily gratitude practice, starting with thanking God each day for the chance to do it all again. But I also try to remain in the moment during the day, observing the small but important bits of my day that I find a blessing. Sometimes I take pictures of them to […]


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I mentioned yesterday that one of the ways I get out of a funk this time of year is to paint and meditate on God’s word.

What Lies Do You Believe About Yourself?


I think there is value in talking about the things you went through in order to inspire others who are in that same place now. Not to talk about it because you’re stuck or you like to dwell on negativity, but to be real, to tell someone else to allow themselves to feel the hurt […]

Linky Saturday: December 6, 2014


What a great Saturday I had! Got a nice batch of St. Nick gifts from the hubby, including this sweet Kelly Rae Roberts ornament:

Monster Scarves


Looking for a great gift for that geeky kid in your life? How about a monster scarf? 

Here Comes the Bride

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I’m working on a new series inspired by brides. I remember the day I got married so well.

Blue Jean Baby

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I’ve been experimenting a lot with different styles. The more I do mixed media, the more I love it. The more I experiment, the more I stretch myself and discover new things about my art. I’m so enjoying it.

How to Make Thanksgiving Less Stressful


Thanksgiving is a wonderful holiday, filled with great food and time with family. But like any holiday, it can be stressful. We put the pressure on ourselves at times, but with the preparation, travel, and cooking, it can be enough to make anyone exhausted. Here are some tips for making Thanksgiving less stressful for you […]