A New Design In Town

toddler painting

For those of you who don’t know, I do a little freelance design work on the side for other bloggers. I’m extremely grateful to be able to work from home at hours that work best for my family. The only downside to this is that I’m constantly getting the itch to redesign my blog. Yesterday […]

Ombre Chevron Quilt


So way back when Philip bought me my fancy schmancy sewing machine for my birthday, I immediately called up a local sewing studio for some one on one lessons. I’m all about learning the “right” way the first time around vs. winging it and trying to fix my mistakes. After our initial meeting, the owner […]

Art Lab For Kids


Vanessa is starting to really enjoy simple art projects at home. She’s currently more interested in coloring or painting blank sheets of paper. Coloring books are just not her thing. I really want to help foster her creativity as she gets older. Art Lab for Kids is a great resource for those looking to try […]

Daring Adventures in Paint


Everyone knows I’m no stranger to paint, but I’m no artist. Sometimes I lack inspiration or motivation to create a piece of artwork. Daring Adventures in Paint is a great book for artists looking for a way to focus their energy into their art. It has tips and exercises for painting, sketching and mixed media […]

Photo Book Review


Shortly after getting our photos back from our vow renewal, I went ahead and ordered my in laws and my parents a small photo book filled with photos with a coupon. We’re stilling waiting on our album from the photographer, so I figured I would just wait…. patiently. Then something amazing literally fell in my […]



Summer afternoons with popsicles in hand are the perfect way to cool down on those hot summer days. When I was asked to review Poptails and couldn’t help thinking how much my girlfriends would love this book. Think popsicles and cocktails had a babies called poptails. It’s a fun way to enjoy adult beverages when […]