Choose Happiness

My husband found an incredible deal on airfare to Ireland and suggested we take a long weekend get away to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary. On paper it all looks great…I have a to do list a mile long before I go. I’m exhausted but checking things off the list. Oh snap! I forgot about … Read more

Happy New Year!

As I look back on 2018, I can’t help but reflect on what an amazing year it has been. On the family front, we enjoyed lots of family time, celebrated many successes with dance, and began chipping away at the big old barn renovation. Somehow, between work travel, dance schedules, and budding social calendars, we … Read more

the best gift

I’m a busy little elf these days, working hard on some really special gifts. Lots of little birds, trays for days, some really unique wall hangings, more than a dozen cutting boards with a loved one’s hand-written recipe…so much fun stuff! While I can’t post pictures of the pieces until after the holidays, if you … Read more

no rest for the weary

I am just getting back into the swing of things after a week in Orlando for the North American Irish Dance Championships with my three girls. While I’d love to say it was a vacation, I worked harder last week than most weeks at home! Three girls, four competitions, a million bobbie pins and one … Read more


Back in January, after spending countless hours painting for Christmas, I was sick with the flu and curled up in my bed with a pencil and my sketchbook. I had so many ideas for mini series that I wanted to paint now that my commission work was slowing to a normal pace. I sketched out … Read more

Building a Catherdal

  This past weekend was one of the busiest I’ve ever had. So many great things happening all at once. Milestones, like my oldest daughter’s Junior Prom. Traditions, like my youngest daughter’s Girl Scout Camporee. Opportunities, like a booth for selling my paintings. Volunteering, by helping to chair our largest competition. Any one of these things … Read more

What Matters Most

Life is so busy, it’s so easy to get lost in all of it. My life as of late feels like it is going at warp speed and I could feel myself getting lost in all of it. Barn demo, work, prom, competitions, kid stuff, booster stuff, college stuff, travel…so many moving parts and so … Read more