Love What Matters Feature

Hey y'all! If you caught my very random, first ever Instagram Live yesterday, you may have heard the news already, but ICYMI, I was so humbled to be featured on the Love What Matters blog! Psst! Do you hang out on Instagram? Me too! Come hang out with me! I've been a reader of Love … Continue reading Love What Matters Feature

The Pens That Give Back

I'm one of the lucky ones because I have good insurance and because my husband's job affords us the ability to pay those yearly out of pocket maxes each year (and for the next 2 years still). But so many don't have that luxury. Let that sink in for a minute...affordable health care is a luxury.

Crochet Classroom Valentines

With the holidays over and the decorations coming down, and all the retailers trotting out their Valentine's Day wares, I wanted to share a cute, quick, and easy craft you can do for your child's class room Valentine exchange.

Mr. J’s Batman Birthday Party

Hi folks! One thing you may not know about me is that I LOVE throwing parties. I love coming up with one of a kind decorations, games, food, etc around a common theme. In the past, I've done vintage toys for Mr. A's first birthday, The Very Hungry Caterpillar for a baby shower, Richard Scary's … Continue reading Mr. J’s Batman Birthday Party

A group photo of about 20 people, men, women, and children dressed in matching team shirts posing outside a building for the Susan G Komen walk

My Cancer Story

As you may or may not know, I am a breast cancer survivor.  It's a big part of my life story, and on this day, the day that marks me as three years cancer-free, I thought I would share my story with you. Back in February of 2015, I went in for a routine Pap.  … Continue reading My Cancer Story

Letters From Santa

Wow! What a month! Since posting my free Fir Tree Washcloth pattern last month, I've been busy focusing on market prep and holidays and more importantly, spending time with my family.  That's what it is all about, after all! The other day, I posted a picture of my Christmas tree on Instagram and talked about our … Continue reading Letters From Santa

A sketchbook turned to a blank page sits next to a cloth basket of yarn on a wood plank floor

A Beginning

Breast cancer, as cliche as it sounds, gave me a new perspective on life.  Life is hard, and can be grueling, and tedious, and seem like it is the same thing day in and day out.  But there is so much GOOD in the world too.