homeade limeade

hello & welcome back. it's been a few months since i last posted and there have been many new subscribers to my sweet blog... and i hope a little email delivery doesn't completely freak you those of you subscribed out                       (if you're not subsribed, you should be  >> go here << )! it's true... occasionally i write! … [Read more...]

apple of my eye.

just over a year ago i broke down. i gave up on my PC... my worthless, broken, crushing, heartbreaking, terrible PC. she was never good to me. as an online web-based designer, a bad computer makes it impossible to be successful. i opened the MacBook Pro that had been sitting in it's sleek white box under my bed for at least 6 months collecting … [Read more...]

favorite things – february

last month i committed to taking more photos. with the extremely cold (-10 degrees) weather we've experienced here in Western NY it's been nearly impossible to get outside... so, i will share some of my favorite things inside my home. vintage watercolor box | cowboy boot magnet … [Read more...]


this week's DIY project.... take out the blank canvases. open my new watercolors. step away from the laptop while the children are in school. create. be inspired to post these reminders. daily precious reminders of where i'm headed.   via … [Read more...]

20 mom and son DIY ideas

a few days ago i posted a bit about my daughter and her pure joy crafting -- well, my son is the same way! i think it's perhaps they both have been raised around glue, glitter, paper projects, markers, paints & an unlimited supply of creativity (& a wall closet filled with every possible crafting material or tool they could dream … [Read more...]

20 mom and daughter DIY ideas

i have a phenomenal 4 year old daughter. she is brilliant. she is creative. she is intelligent. she loves designing & crafting & creating & making & baking. i love doing simple DIY's with her -- it provides quality focused time together doing what we love!! most of these ideas have been gathered over this past year on my KIDS … [Read more...]

workspace necessities for WAHM’s

7 years ago i vividly remember a chat i had with my then Regional VP to convince him that i would be more successful without a commute, more focused without typical office distraction and that since i didn't have a local team, i ensured self-motivation.  he was hands off... leaving me with a reminder that, "when you become less successful at home, … [Read more...]

5 simple handmade cards

i LOVE valentine's. did you hear me? I LOVE VALENTINE'S. i am soaking in every last minute of card making with Abigail. age 3.5-going-on-tween. we have this tray that sits near my desk -- full of art supplies - washi tape, stamps, ink, markers, blank folded cards, twine, glue. all ready for Abigail's spur of the moment creative ideas... and … [Read more...]