a new adventure!!!

ok!!!  we are doing this!!!  we are taking a year (maybe longer) to homeschool. ahhh….for real???  yep!  today we had our first official school day…and this was our classroom! so honestly, i always thought homeschooling was a little…or maybe a lot…weird…and never dreamed i would become so enthusiastic about taking …

on embracing change…

a friend from my old career days asked if i was going to be at cha (it’s this huge craft show in our industry) this weekend… and i told her, “oh no that ship has sailed.”  you know, there are times when i think i’ve missed the boat. truthfully though, …

what are you holding on to?

what are you holding on to?  why are you holding it so tightly?  why aren’t you willing to let it go…to put it down…to move on? what…is in that suitcase? i painted this little girl last summer, while thinking about the stuff i was holding on to.  my baggage.  i …

on practicing gratitude…

  prac·tice (prkts) v. prac·ticed, prac·tic·ing, prac·tic·es 1. To do or perform habitually or customarily; make a habit of: practices courtesy in social situations.  2. To do or perform (something) repeatedly in order to acquire or polish a skill: practice a dance step.  3. To work at.  4. To carry out in action; observe some days there is no need …