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 […]

Goodbye 2013…Hello 2014


Yes, it is time for New Year’s resolutions. That time that I always make the list to better myself. To perfect myself. To fix those problem areas. Not this year. This year I am waking up tomorrow with an attitude of love. I am going to try to love the person that I am. The […]


Papa's Atlas

Today is my Papa Jim’s birthday. He would have been 93 years old today. I miss him. I miss his quiet, patient way. I miss his smiles. I miss his hugs. I miss his laugh. I miss sharing stories with him and having him try my latest recipe creation. I miss him every day. Papa […]

Lil Miss Gardener…Ha

I do not have, nor will I ever have, a green thumb. It is not even light green. Plants are not really my friends. I like them plastic. If I forget to water them, no harm done. They won’t complain. However, number 13 on my “36” Bucket List is grow my own herbs.  Starting small…no […]