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Grandpa’s Workshop

Grandpa’s Workshop

Some of my fondest memories take place at the kitchen table with my grandpa, sketching my latest idea for a project to build in the workshop. Grandpa would sit quietly, watching me draw, encouraging me with a nod, steering me in the right direction with […]

Dust Collectors – The Importance Of Letting Go

Dust Collectors – The Importance Of Letting Go

He was right. The guy from my university art class who said my final term project would end up in a box, forgotten. He wanted to buy it from me, was persistent about it, but I kept turning him down. I had spent countless days […]

Artists Wanted! Apply Within

Artists Wanted! Apply Within

The planet does not need more ‘successful people.’ The planet desperately needs more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers and lovers of all kinds.  –Dalai Lama- This quote has stayed with me. The words read like a call to action, reminding me of an Uncle Sam recruitment […]

Life Defining Moments – Reclaiming Your Power

Life Defining Moments – Reclaiming Your Power

I hung up the phone with the doctor. It was confirmed that yes, I did have another miscarriage and no, we don’t need you to come in for further testing, not until you’ve had three. Three miscarriages. My heart was barely surviving two, how was […]

We’re Not Here To Be June Cleaver And Then We Die

We’re Not Here To Be June Cleaver And Then We Die

Have you had this moment? Thinking life would be easier if morphing into a 1950’s housewife felt right. If staying home, raising kids, tailoring curtains to their desired length while whipping up meatloaf for dinner felt right? And please, lets not forget our hair, which […]

Wrapped Up In Stories

Wrapped Up In Stories

At the end of it all, what are we left with but our story? All of life’s moments wrapped up into one beautiful journey of love and loss, struggle and growth. An invisible thread, transporting us instantaneously with something as simple as a smell, an […]

Meet Alice

Meet Alice

My grandmother first introduced me to Alice. She didn’t call her Alice at the time, but the story she shared left no doubt in my mind, this beautiful flower did in fact have a name. And it was Alice.

Our House Doesn’t Always Look Like This – Sometimes It’s Even Worse

Our House Doesn’t Always Look Like This – Sometimes It’s Even Worse

Meh…I have zero motivation for anything I should be doing. Nothing. Not an ounce of energy. And it’s not some monumental project causing my inability to get off the couch. It’s little things, like sweeping the floor.My house doesn’t handle neglect well. She’s been pampered and spoiled […]

Martha Stewart Doesn’t Live Here

Martha Stewart Doesn’t Live Here

Martha and I aren’t exactly kindred spirits. Not for lack of trying on my part, I feel like I gave it a solid 80% at one point in my life. Which is the first indication of my impending failure. Martha doesn’t do 80%. Not that […]

Courage In Small Doses – For My Fellow Chickens

Courage In Small Doses – For My Fellow Chickens

I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m a giant chicken. I really am. It’s not something I decided on as a kid, aspiring to be a giant chicken.   But here I am. Living the dream…as a chicken. Most days anyway. And it’s great. Life […]