Remembering Doc


This week, a long time reader and supporter of me and this blog passed away. Doc was a faithful neighbor and friend of my Grandma Jo’s. She helped her when she needed it. She was there for her when we couldn’t be. She genuinely cared about our family. She also was a faithful ready of […]

One Little Word 2015


One Little Word. This is a workshop that is done every year by master scrapbooker and creative Ali Edwards. Here is her description of the workshop. “A single word can be a powerful thing. It can be the ripple in the pond that changes everything. It can be sharp and biting or rich and soft […]

I’m Back…and I’m Obsessed


Well, well…I am back. You read that right…this is a new blog post! Unbelievable. I can’t quite believe it myself. I just wanted to check in and say that I have many intentions. Intentions to make this blog a place that I can show you what inspires me. Inspires me creatively. Inspires me emotionally. Inspires […]



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 […]