We are in full swing of 110F+ every day. It’s gonna be like this for a while. The summer in the desert is that less wanted season, like the winters elsewhere. Once it reaches 110F, which is 43C for my European friends, it makes no difference if it’s 110 or 117….it’s all just HOT! The… Read More An Arizona Summer
I’ve lived in Arizona since 2002 and on occasion I complain to my husband that even though this is the second place where I’ve lived the longest I never quite feel like I fit, like I am at home. There are many reasons for it and one of them I only realized this week. See… Read More Staycation and Creativation
It’s been a few weeks since I checked in here. Holidays and school winter break got me all out of rhythm, but I am getting back to ‘normal’. A few weeks ago I started a gratitude journal with my kids. It was a result of my frustration, feeling as inadequate parent in satisfying all of… Read More Digital art – grateful hearts
In the last few years instead of buying physical gifts for my family I’ve instead treated them to experiences, road trips, big trips, over the ocean trips to lands we have not been before. Aside from believing that these type of gifts last longer, I have to admit that I am a terrible gift shopper.… Read More Gift ideas for the creative souls on your list
Around these parts…… How about you? Do you decorate for Halloween?
It’s well past midnight on my day off. This would be the time I get off work so I am keeping my bed time routine just the same. A bowl of cereal, with a handful of almonds, a little snack before bed time. So I though I’d share a few thoughts that have been running… Read More 10 Reasons To Keep My Day Job
I feel lucky that only a couple of miles down the street there is a huge antique store and once a month they hold a curated show in a barn-like structure in the back. I find it fun and relaxing to stroll down aisles of old stuff, stuff that has been forgotten, or perhaps repurposed,… Read More Merchand Square and Highland Vintage
Friends! I finally convinced myself that I need a laptop. And while I was trying to be conservative and spend the least amount of money, quality is important so I got a MacBook Air. And because I like to make stuff more than buy stuff, I decided to skip buying all the fancy accessories and… Read More MacBook Air sleeve – tutorial
This week without any previous planning I ended up repurposing a little girl vanity into a Frida inspired vanity table. Here is the story: I love going to thrift stores. They are big treasure hunts. With a little effort and a little imagination you really can score some great stuff there. I picked up this… Read More Frida vanity table, repurposed furniture
In our family New Year Day is very special because my first child was born on this day. Today he turns 10! Wow! I started teasing him and told him that he is a decade old human! I know many parents can relate to the phenomena of time passing fast when you are raising kids.… Read More Happy New Year! Reflections on the old!