Hanging Out with Elizabeth Gilbert

Okay, it's not like we were hanging out at her house or anything. But, even though I was sitting in a group of hundreds of women (and more men than I anticipated), it felt like we were just hanging out. Elizabeth Gilbert was in town as part of the DMA's Arts and Letters Live series and I was lucky enough to get to go. I say lucky because a friend had purchased the tickets months ago and then had a … [Read more...]

Crafts: Chalk (Paint) It Up

Blue is better than 1984 brown!

Hey there! Let's talk about paint, yes? We moved into a new house in February and I wanted to update some of our old furniture to go in the new space. In addition to the couple of pieces of furniture, the cabinets are old-school 1980's and I knew I'd want to redo some of those. But I have zero painting skills. Zero. I also wanted to get all the projects done before we moved into the new house so … [Read more...]

My Life List

I like lists a lot. I like to mark items off my lists so much that if I do something that wasn't on the list I will sometimes add it retroactively just so I can mark it off. It is possible I have a problem. Anyway...I've been thinking of what I want to do in life and figured I'd make a list. Like you do. In no particular order... Write a book Collect Grandma's stories Sell something … [Read more...]

Review and Giveaway: Tickled Pink Paper + Ink

Acrylic paint also worked well and did leave huge puddles of paint on the card

If you know me or have read my posts about scrapbooking, you know I love paper and ink. Like, I might need an intervention, I like it so much. Anyway, I've seen a company around Facebook the last couple of years called Tickled Pink Paper and Ink and found someone after my own paper-loving heart. Teresa Diepenbrock is the owner of the company. Teresa is an artist based in Portland, Oregon who … [Read more...]

More For 39!

It's my birthday you guys! Today I'm 39 and am a little startled that I'm beginning the last year of this decade. I just don't know how the last years have gone so quickly. I want to make sure I make the most of the year before I begin a new decade. I want more this year. More. More Words. I want to write more words this year. In the last year, I’ve barely written here (did you notice?), and … [Read more...]