Bright Things: The Color Run

Art & Art Journaling

Hello, friends! Does it get any more Things Bright than literally running through color? I think not! Last Saturday I and some girlfriends did The Color Run, a fun 5k and then the color celebration at the end. It was a blast! My art journal page afterwards with my running band, color powder off my [...]

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Art in the Woods: SiteLab at Blanford Nature Center

Art & Art Journaling

On Saturday the boys and I went to an art show by SiteLab at Blanford Nature Center. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I really enjoyed it. They took work by local artists and placed it along one of the walking trails. And in the middle there was an exhibit called Fortified, which was [...]

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Happy Christmas in July!

Christmas

Hello, friends! Can you believe we’re at July 25? Anyone do anything for Christmas in July? I remember visiting an old Victorian house during the summer in Ohio as a child that had been turned into a year round Christmas store. That you could have Christmas year round, and see so many Christmas decorations in [...]

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Currently: 17 July 2013

Daily Life & Family Love

Hello, friends! I’ve tried several types of round ups for things I’d love to share, but that don’t always easily fit in other categories or that I don’t always have time to flesh out.  I’m taking a page from the scrapbooking and art journaling worlds, and also the earlier days of blogging and trying a [...]

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Free Crochet Pattern: Vintage Inspired Shell Stitch Tissue Holder

Crocheting & Knitting

Hello, friends! While traveling in Ohio last week my mother-in-law showed me this cute tissue holder cover she’d picked up at an estate sale. There was only 2 and she liked them enough to want more for gifts, so she asked me to make a few for her. A little crochet challenge? Of course! This [...]

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Summer Dyptich

Crocheting & Knitting

Hello! This is a pretty good peak into my days right now, a big mix of summer calm and crazy. I’ve been working on duplicating some little crochet tissue holders that my mother-in-law found at an estate sale. I’ll show you more tomorrow! Have a great day, friends!

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Summer Weaving

Fabric, Textiles, & Sewing

Hello, friends! I promised you some crafting soon and here’s a bit of it. The boys and I have been enjoying a child’s weaving loom I picked up thrifting once. Luke made a weaving and uses it for a stuffed animal blanket and all manner of things. And Jordan made his own for the first [...]

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WIP – The Creative Notebook Logo

Art & Art Journaling

Dear Friends, I’m so excited to show you the rough draft version of The Creative Notebook’s logo that Holly and I have been working on for our art journaling venture!!  I know I promised crafts, but a lot of my making time lately has been writing and digital branding/logo/marketing work and research. What do you think? Our [...]

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Happy Summer Solstice!

Daily Life & Family Love

Happy Summer Solstice, friends! We are headed out to watch the sunset on the beach tonight. Living on the far western edge of our Eastern Time Zone gives us a lovely late sunset at 9:26 with twilight not happening until 10:01!! Here’s to the longest day!

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Postcards: The Sunken Garden at the Elizabethan Gardens in Roanoke, NC

Into the Woods

Walk along in a walled garden with me? This reminds me of a walled garden I played in when I was in middle school and my dreams of my own Secret Garden. The Sunken Garden has “32 identical parterres outlined in clipped dwarf yaupon” and it’s “enclosed by a low, perforated wall of old, handmade [...]

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