titleI can honestly say that I am enjoying the summer with my kids…for the most part!  The biggest problem is that we have so much “together time” that after a while, tempers run short.  We are all together essentially every minute of every day from 6:30 a.m. until bedtime, so like anyone, we get a little tired of each other.  I am starting to look forward to school starting again so that we can have some time apart. As they say, absence makes the heart grow fonder!

The second biggest problem of everyone being home all day every day is that the house is even messier than usual.  Despite assigning chores to the kids every day, the house is still a mess pretty much 24/7! Read More →


I have tried my hand at a lot of different crafts. I just really love being creative and learning how to do things.

Maybe 7 or 8 years ago I decided I was going to learn how to make jewelry.  I bought a couple of jewelry books, bought a lot of supplies, and then discovered that it is way harder than it looks.  I don’t mean the actually making of the jewelry, that part is pretty easy once you get the hang of it, but creating a piece of jewelry that actually looks good is the hard part! Read More →


All those bright skinny belts are so fun to wear.  They can add that little “something” to pull an outfit together, but it can be really annoying when the belt end won’t lie flat and wants to stick out. Read More →