Friday, September 20, 2013


I really enjoy writing.  It makes me feel comforted and I have recently been thinking that the only writing I do is in texts or emails.  It isn't creative or therapeutic or about me or my life.  It is usually informative and boring and answers to questions.  I may or may not use appropriate punctuation.  But I don't like that!  I can write and you can hear my voice!  I am imaginative and reflective and I. CAN. DO. THIS.   

(And what's THAT all about?  That word. and. period. and. word. and period. for. emphasis. thing?)  

Anyway, ok, so what have I been up to?  I guess the major thing in my life is that my little one has started elementary school and that has been a huge adjustment for both of us.  She does like her teacher but does not like when the teacher leaves the class at lunch to eat her own lunch.  (And I really can empathize with teachers and their need for a quiet lunch ALONE.)   I am guessing she has some kind of abandonment issue going on.  The teacher says that this is all a phase and that with time she'll get used to all of the routines of school. 

So I have been working from home on WordPress adding events to a website back home and I'm a PTSA chairperson and I'm trying to be a great mom and wife all the while maintaining relationships with my girlfriends and my extended family.  It's a lot. 

I always say this when I come back to my blog.  That I will be more disciplined.  That I will use this to exercise my writing muscle and get it all out.  We'll see how disciplined I can be.  Stay tuned.

Friday, April 20, 2012

The Blog and I

Well, if you have been following my blog you were probably wondering if I had fallen off the face of the Earth.  I'm here!  I really am!  And I have been doing interesting things, crafts, growing stuff and trying to stay true to my inventive self.  What's new with you?

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

crayons, recycled.

1.  Pull out those broken crayons out of your crayon box and heat the oven to 200.
2.  Chop up said crayons.
3.  Put them in a muffin pan... I used a silicone one.
4.   Sprinkle them in the cups (this was the fun part for Maggie).
5.  I baked mine for about 45 minutes.
6.  Let them cool and harden.
7.  Voila!  You've got the coolest crayons on the block!
(Thanks for the great idea, Katie!)

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


I was hoarding Larry's t-shirts.  And I hate hoarding.  He was never going to wear these t-shirts again.  They were nasty, old, pit-stained and just icky.  But they reminded me of the beginning of our relationship and the wild ride that has become our life together.  So, instead of forcing myself to part with these sentimental stink rags... I made them into something useful:  a duvet cover! 

I made one with old fleece baby blankets, too.  It's my quilting style... totally renegade. 

Want one?  I'll make one for you out of old baby clothes, blankets, whatever... commission me.  I'm up for it.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

thursday's wallpaper

I'm not super crazy about these bright, super geometric papers... but I love how this is composed. 

wednesday's walls

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

wallpaper Tuesday

Ok, this is a little TOO groovy for my taste.  I like the vertical stripes, though.  Maybe just a collection of four circles in a frame or something.  The colors are wonderful... they are brave!


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I recently moved from Tucson to Seattle and am trying to juggle raising children, mastering domesticity, and finding time for my creativity.