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…

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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


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

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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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The Ultimate DIY Valentine’s Guide: Part 2

heart-shaped dishes, cupcake pops, sweethearts, handmade cards + Valentine’s parties! we love Valentine’s day around here and i want to share some of my FAVORITE and most inspiring ideas with you! {yes, there’s a PART 1 GUIDE. a link to the rest of the guide is at the bottom of this post!} TO GIVE via…

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