Click. The sound something fitting into place. The sound of a camera as it captures the perfect shot (whether it really be perfect or not). The sound and feeling of being with a person that compliments you and understands you. The sound of a door being closed and locked. The sound and feeling of the […]

Home Sweet Home: Guest Bedroom


Ever since I bought my house, I have been having such a great time organizing and decorating. Making it a home…and not just a house. With the help of my parents, I have been able to accomplish so much throughout the house to make it mine. And it is a sanctuary that this introvert LOVES. […]

Sunshine and Clouds


“Even where there are clouds, the sun is always shining.” That quote sure applies to every day life doesn’t it? Our lives may be full of stress, sadness, anxiety, frustration…those are the clouds. But the sun? The sun in our life is always there. In the past months, I can still see the sun. Sure, […]

Lack of Inspiration Corner


Are there days, weeks, even months where you lack inspiration? I am at a point that I am lacking inspiration. I want to find it, I try looking for it, and then I find that I can never find it. Looking for it actually makes it worse. It also doesn’t help that there are personal […]

Attempted Cutie Photoshoot


When the Cuties see me bring my camera out, the typical reaction is not a positive one. I usually have to include some type of bribe to get a formal photoshoot. I tried one a couple of weeks ago and decided to try a trick. I told them that there was a butterfly in my […]

A Warm Look Back


Since Minnesota has had 50-something days of below zero weather, I thought I would take a look back at summer. The warm sun beating down. The cool lake beckoning. I actually have a hard time imagining that right now. So here are some glances…try to imagine the warmth. And the pictures above show THREE bucket […]

Three Years


3 years. It just doesn’t seem like it has been 3 years since I lost one of the most influential people in my life…my Papa Jim. It has been 3 years since I heard that soft kind voice or held that strong hand. 3 years since a Papa hug…papa gave the best hugs. I miss […]

Gooey Butter Cookies


I have a recipe to share with you today for melt-in-your-mouth cookies that are so easy to make with just a couple of ingredients. These cookies will be perfect for your game day guests! They are also a great idea to save in your recipe box for your next bake sale, family get-together or just […]

Asian Salad Cups


Growing up, my parents hosted a huge party every year for the big game. Lots of food. Lots of games. Lots of fun. There was also always a movie in the living room for the people that didn’t want to watch the game. I remember watching Anne of Green Gables very fondly. Because you need […]

Muffin Tin Taco Cups


Who doesn’t like tacos?  Well, some people might not like the process of putting together a taco (looking at you dad) so I decided to try to make a bite sized appetizer for Betty Crocker that is packed with all the taco ingredients you love without all the work! Muffin Tin Taco Cups! These apps […]