journal

The good stuff.

January is a time of reflection for me. After the mad rush of the holiday season is over, I relish the slower pace and take pause to reflect on the work I’ve done as well as take stock of what I did well and what I could have done better. … Read More

The Bells

As I dug through the bins in the attic, pulling out decorations for the holiday season, I came across a set of little plastic golden Christmas bells on a string. It was my job, as the littlest helper, to find a place to hang the little string of bells. I … Read More

maybe it’s time for another blog post

As many of us find our busy schedules cleared because of the COVID-19 Pandemic upon us, we’ve kept busy doing things we’ve pushed to the back burner. Random closets cleaned? Check. Bins and bins of clothes dropped off to be donated? Check. Junk drawer cleaned out? Maybe not…but looks like … Read More

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. … 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, … 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 … Read More

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year (AGAIN!)

I hope you are all having a super summer. I feel like this one is going faster than ever! I also feel like I say that every year but this one is going REALLY fast. Could be that our summer doesn’t really start until after July 4th week because of … 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 … Read More

Townies

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 … Read More