Honey Bunch: Her First Summer on an Island, Copyright 1929, Red Cloth Cover, Vintage Book Altered Art Journal

This week’s Honey Bunch Altered Art Journal can be found in my Etsy shop at this link: https://www.etsy.com/listing/1070931370/art-journal-altered-vintage-book-art

Discovering Watercolors and My Favorite Watercolor Paper

From my youngest memories I was constantly coloring, painting or sewing. Luckily, my parents and grandparents encouraged me in this. One of my favorite Christmas gifts from my grandparents was a Disney drawing desk that had clear plastic overlays that taught you how to draw Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy and Pluto! ByContinue reading “Discovering Watercolors and My Favorite Watercolor Paper”

Road Trip! and the best Cucumber Sandwich Recipe!

Over the weekend, I made a road trip from Maryland to Tennessee to see my bestfriend for a few days. I’m not a “naturally” independent person, so it’s important for me to set off on my own occasionally. My husband understands this and always supports my little excursions! My goal was to stop as littleContinue reading “Road Trip! and the best Cucumber Sandwich Recipe!”

A Simple, Nutritious, Tasty (& Super Fast to Make) Soup Recipe Inspired watching Chef! with Lenny Henry

When it comes to comfort food, there’s nothing I love more than soup! My love affair with soup started years ago while watching Chef! on Maryland Public Television with Lenny Henry, Roger Griffiths, Claire Skinner and the beautiful Caroline Lee-Johnson. Not to be confused with present day reality or cooking instruction shows, Chef! is anContinue reading “A Simple, Nutritious, Tasty (& Super Fast to Make) Soup Recipe Inspired watching Chef! with Lenny Henry”

In Search of the Perfect Hard Boiled Egg

Hard boiled eggs are one of those things that really need to be cooked just right. Under cooked, they are runny and gooey, over cooked they are chalky with a green tinge to them. Growing up, I was taught to boil the eggs for 7 minutes. As a child, I loved hard boiled eggs cookedContinue reading “In Search of the Perfect Hard Boiled Egg”

An Exciting Potato Day!

Today, I decided it was time to harvest our first ever potatoes! Really, we wanted to let the potato plants grow for a while longer but while I was rearranging all the plants to try to get them into the fall sunshine, I noticed some damage to the potato plants. The damage was pretty badContinue reading “An Exciting Potato Day!”

The Zen of Art Journaling with Tammy Koolbeck

I’m very excited to let you all know that this Thursday, September 24th, I’m starting a new art journaling course taught by my best friend, Tammy Koolbeck. This fun 7 week course called, The Zen of Art Journaling, will be held once per week over Zoom. Over the course of the 7 weeks Tammy will leadContinue reading “The Zen of Art Journaling with Tammy Koolbeck”

Self Care is Not Selfish

It is important to remember that self care is not selfish. In order to stay well, we need to take care of ourselves and skin care is an important part of self care. A good daily skin care routine, just like a good daily oral care and hair care routine, is a major part ofContinue reading “Self Care is Not Selfish”

Self care isn’t selfish and Loving My Life

Sadly, many people feel guilt over taking care of themselves but really, if you do not take care of yourself, you will not be able to take care of others. I know this because I used to be one of those people that felt guilty. Part of learning to love and appreciate myself, was learningContinue reading “Self care isn’t selfish and Loving My Life”

Life with Bunnies Series

Life with Bunnies Series – Is a Bunny Right For You? Bunnies are wonderful pets but it is important to keep in mind that they are unlike dogs. Bunnies are aloof and independent. They make great house pets because they can be litter trained, making them similar to cats. If you are thinking of aContinue reading “Life with Bunnies Series”

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