Warm Wishes for Quality Time with Loved Ones

Warm Wishes for Quality Time with Loved Ones

 Dear Readers, I am taking a pause to wish each of you a most Happy Thanksgiving and a restful holiday weekend.  Today is a busy day for all of us.  Dishes are being prepped as last-minute grocery runs are being made while others are packing their bags and...

The Curiously Curated Creation Who Came to Dinner

The Curiously Curated Creation Who Came to Dinner

Dear Readers, I have a strong feeling that when I say I cannot believe that Thanksgiving is next week I am not alone.  When I was little, November seemed to slide by at a snail’s pace and now it flies away all too quickly.  During this time of year, there is a joy in...

Haunted House Memories of Collaboration, Creativity, and Joy

Haunted House Memories of Collaboration, Creativity, and Joy

Dear Readers, Are you ready for this weekend?  These past weeks I have truly enjoyed seeing posts of families prepare for the holiday.  Images range from children and parents dressing up for Halloween events to my friend’s daughter experienced her first pumpkin...

An Artisan State of Mind

An Artisan State of Mind

Dear Readers, During this past week, I have been feeling a creative surge within me that comes with fall.  Fall is one those special seasons where I see people enjoying their pools while family trips to apple picking farms are in full swing.  In my home the activities...

A Door that Opened: Inspiration of Annie Puppy

A Door that Opened: Inspiration of Annie Puppy

 Dear Readers, As the fall season begins to set in, I find myself taking a pause as it is my favorite season.  The air is becoming slightly more crisp and in certain areas a sweater is needed in the evening.  This past week my friend, Annie, treated me to moon cakes...

My First Visit to the Big Apple

My First Visit to the Big Apple

Dear Readers, September is one of those transition months that floods my mind with memories of new beginnings.  Since early August, I have enjoyed viewing the first day of school pictures.  A friend’s daughter had her first day of kindergarten while my cousin’s oldest...

Tomato Sauce Memories that August Brings

Tomato Sauce Memories that August Brings

Dear Readers, The end of summer is rapidly approaching and it seems like everyone is in the midst of a transition.  Some are packing in as many beach days as possible while others are shifting into back to school routines.  Personally, this time of year brings up one...

Crochet, Knitting, & Sewing:  Passions of Present and Past Generations

Crochet, Knitting, & Sewing: Passions of Present and Past Generations

Dear Readers, I am back from a sweet summer visit with family. While building new memories, I also found myself reminiscing on the many memories of my Mom and Grandmother.  Although I have no physical memories of her, the stories of my Great Grandmother also arose...

Sweet Summer Visits

Sweet Summer Visits

Dear Readers, Since I was a little girl, visiting has been a stable in my life and I absolutely love it!  Whether it is catching up, celebrating a holiday, or meeting a new member of the family, I welcome every opportunity to arrive at someone’s doorstep with goodies...

Rendering in Watercolor for My Books

Rendering in Watercolor for My Books

Dear Readers, When I started writing, images quickly popped into my mind and the scenes formulated organically through the story board process. From the beginning I felt very confident about rendering the final illustrations in watercolor.  During my many years of...