My shimmery, sparkly July art journal

My shimmery, sparkly July art journal

Without a doubt, July is my favorite month of the year. I love the long days, the blue skies and the hot weather. I love going for walks on warm summer evenings, sitting around a bonfire or relaxing on the hammock. This past July, we watched fireflies, hiked through a...
Waiting to get sick

Waiting to get sick

For about a week recently, our family’s activities were on hold as we waited to see if we would get sick. We had minor sore throats. A headache here. Some weird GI problems there. Why am I so exhausted? Are those body aches? Do I have a fever? Normally, we would...
Bees in the backyard

Bees in the backyard

It was a Friday morning about a week ago when I got an urgent text message from a friend about a problem she was having in her backyard. “I heard you all are doing something with bees,” she wrote. “We have a large (probably in the hundreds) bee issue...
My June art journal

My June art journal

I just finished my third month of art journaling since I started my “themed” art journals. This month’s theme was “nature,” and I could not have loved it any more! I feel like I’m starting to find my “voice” in my art...
A lesson from the dandelions

A lesson from the dandelions

I went on a hike with my family Saturday morning at a nearby forest preserve, and I was delighted to find that the trails were covered in dandelions. Most of the dandelions were at the height of their seed stage, with fluffy white balls lining our path. If I had...
Another amazing day, Day 27

Another amazing day, Day 27

Thursday, April 9 I took this photo this morning of the moon setting behind my house. But when I looked at it on my camera, I thought, “Ehh… that’s not amazing or extraordinary enough to post on social media.” 🌕 What a crazy standard I...