Embracing the future

Embracing the future

A few weeks ago, I was sitting in church daydreaming. I know this is probably something I shouldn’t admit: Me, letting my mind wander during the pastor’s message. But when I snapped myself back to reality, I realized something was different about the...
There’s a chipmunk in my toilet on Scary Mommy

There’s a chipmunk in my toilet on Scary Mommy

As a former newspaper reporter, I like to believe I know a good story when I see one. So, when a chipmunk ran inside my house on Sunday and jumped in my toilet, I felt it was my civic duty to make other people aware of the issue. Little did I know I wasn’t the...
Acrylic paint pour with textured design

Acrylic paint pour with textured design

If you are feeling creative and looking for a new project to try this weekend, I have to tell you about my current obsession with acrylic paint pouring. I’ve been playing around with paint pours for the past few months, but what makes this project special is the...
Create a caramel apple bar

Create a caramel apple bar

One of my favorite fall activities is to create a caramel apple bar. I try to choose at least one day that we can invite the kids’ friends to come over and decorate caramel apples. Or we have done this with our growth group as the evening snack. * A caramel...
What I loved in August

What I loved in August

If you’ve been following along the past few months, you know that August was a big month at our house. It was the countdown to dropping off our oldest child at college. The anticipation, nervousness and anxiety leading up to that weekend of Aug. 23 was tough! In...
Sunset photography ideas for homecoming or prom

Sunset photography ideas for homecoming or prom

We are gearing up for homecoming season around here, which means I’ve been going through old photos to look for new posing ideas for this year. Our oldest son went to two homecomings the past two years because he and his girlfriend attended two different...
The basics of a Paleo diet

The basics of a Paleo diet

This is part of my series: Four-Week Paleo meal plan. If you are just checking in, you should read this first: Getting started with a Paleo meal plan ** When I started on the Paleo diet, it was tempting to only think about the list of foods that I could NOT eat. My...
Before you begin a Paleo lifestyle

Before you begin a Paleo lifestyle

This is part of my series, Four-week Paleo meal plan. If you are just getting started, you should read this first:   Getting started with a Paleo meal plan The basics of a Paleo diet *   I love home improvement projects. I love rearranging a space, painting a room or...
DIY chalk paste and chalkboard stencil

DIY chalk paste and chalkboard stencil

I’ve been reading a lot lately about using chalk paste to create decorative chalkboard art. This immediately appealed to me because it encompasses so many of the crafts that I already love: chalkboard art, painting with adhesive vinyl and (faux) hand lettering....