Art, Gift Ideas, Holidays, Mental Health, Wisdom

Art that Follows the Heart, Staying Inspired, & Updates

This post is a lot about how I find relief from heavy emotions while I work through them, how to keep motivation on projects that may take years to complete, how art fits in when life is "too busy", and a little bit about out family tree journey. I am not doing much in the… Continue reading Art that Follows the Heart, Staying Inspired, & Updates

Crafts, Sewing, Video Techniques

Green Screen Tiktok Video – Jeans Fail to Jeans Win

I used my jeans hemming project as an excuse to try out green screen video on video. Woohoo! I finally broke 1,000 views on Tiktok, which may not be much but it’s new for me! Anyway I wanted an excuse to practice some green screen effects because I just found out Inshot has this feature.… Continue reading Green Screen Tiktok Video – Jeans Fail to Jeans Win

Art, Family, Gift Ideas, Kids

Taking a Panda Drawing, From Illustration, to Product, to Procreate Animation

My 1st attempt at animation with Procreate. My latest attempt at animation, using the group feature, is at the end of the tiktok video. I really enjoy turning the kid's drawings into digital art and animations. My niece drew the original panda drawing. You can see her picture in the video below, plus the animation… Continue reading Taking a Panda Drawing, From Illustration, to Product, to Procreate Animation

Family, Halloween, Movies

Alien Earrings & Good Memories!

I love my new earrings but the way these are advertising had me laughing hysterically. Sellers go crazy with descriptive words and I keep wondering what happens if someone is nearsighted and can't tell that this isn't a T-Rex in the picture! Not cool sellers, not cool. Anyhow despite my issues with the description, I… Continue reading Alien Earrings & Good Memories!

Art, Career, Education, Family, Kids, Marketing

My Niece’s Frog Drawing Becomes a Coffee Cup

My niece is a talented young artist who has been featured at school for her art a few times already. Of course when I see anyone who has a passion for art I do my very best to help them develop their style, strengthen their skills, and find more ways to enjoy their wonderful hobby.… Continue reading My Niece’s Frog Drawing Becomes a Coffee Cup

Family, Food, Gardening

Tomato Season is the Best!

Garden fresh tomatoes are one of my favorite things about this season. When I was growing up my main chores were to do dishes, dust and vacuum, and water the garden. By the time I was a teenager the outside spigot was broken. So I carried 2 watering cans at a time from the kitchen… Continue reading Tomato Season is the Best!

Cleaning, Family, Household, Mom Life

Good Smells on Laundry Day!

WHOO! This year has been quite the whirlwind. I don't think of have written anything since May. I have a ton of pictures and things to write about but haven't had the time. That being said I wanted to post a low-stress blog about something I enjoy. I almost never use scented detergent because there… Continue reading Good Smells on Laundry Day!

Career, Education, Family, Health, Wisdom

ANOTHER Yoga Teacher?

Does the world really need another yoga teacher? In all honesty, probably not. Need is a strong word and since the yoga industry has exploded I don't feel like anyone is likely to be struggling to find a teacher. Still I had been looking at the requirements to become a Registered Yoga Teacher for several… Continue reading ANOTHER Yoga Teacher?

Family, Kids

Pogo Sticks, Learning to Jump, & Impressing My Kids

I'm not gonna lie, it's not easy to impress my kids these days. They are usually much more impressed by dad who builds things and fixes everything. Enter our 20 year old pogo stick which still works but isn't in any kind of condition for a person over 50 lbs. My son had found it… Continue reading Pogo Sticks, Learning to Jump, & Impressing My Kids

Avon

Are You Doing a Seasonal Hair, Fragrance, or Skin Care Shake Up?

With spring flowers & citrus belif Eau De Parfum - The Garden will have you smelling sweet this season🌸 Don't forget Campaign 9 ends tonight and the prices change. I don't know if you do a skin care, hair routine, or fragrance switch up for all the seasons but I do find that many women… Continue reading Are You Doing a Seasonal Hair, Fragrance, or Skin Care Shake Up?

Books, Food, Gardening

Are Plants Seducing Us to Further Their Own Species?

After listening to this audiobook I am certain they are and that certain plants have been extremely successful at manipulating us humans. This book is a fun and thoughtful journey through the more recent history of a few very popular plants the apple, the tulip, the potato, and marijuana. I had no idea that apples… Continue reading Are Plants Seducing Us to Further Their Own Species?

Books, Education, Family, Kids, Party, Shopping

The Kids Books I Can’t Live Without

Check out the Usborn books I thought were special enough I had to have them! So my Usborn party was supposed to close tonight at midnight which you will hear in my video but it's been extended. For how long you say? I didn't ask, so if you want to order sooner is better than… Continue reading The Kids Books I Can’t Live Without

Books, Education, Marketing, Party, Reading, sales, Shopping

FB Parties Aren’t My Thing, So Why Did I Host a Usborn Book Party?

My kids are loving their Usborn books, so while I don't necessarily love having Facebook parties I do love shining a light on great kids books that are entertaining and educational. So I have tried or at least looked into just about every direct sales business on the market and these days there are plenty!… Continue reading FB Parties Aren’t My Thing, So Why Did I Host a Usborn Book Party?

Family, Kids

Backyard Ninja Course & More Fun Outdoor Activities!

My kids love American Ninja Warrior and so when I was looking at swing sets I searched ninja courses just to see if anything was available. Wow, has the selection grown from last year! This is the ninja slackline we ended up purchasing but the price of this item has gone up since then. We… Continue reading Backyard Ninja Course & More Fun Outdoor Activities!

Gardening

Fairy Gardens for Spring!

I know I am pushing the season but I am so ready for warm sunshine and growing things in my garden! Imagine my excitement when I saw the Enchanted Fairy Garden Collection at the Dollar Tree! I've been wanting a fairy garden for awhile now but life has been busy, and other fairy collections were… Continue reading Fairy Gardens for Spring!