Month: November 2011

Holiday Hoopla: Crystal Name Ornaments (with Borax!)

Some of you may have noticed my ornament rampage through Pinterest a couple weeks ago. I was looking to amp up my sad ornament collection with some new faces this year. I had a vision when I saw Martha’s borax crystal snowflake ornaments, and wanted to experiment with that technique.  I followed their instructions with a… Read more »

Holiday Hoopla: The (styrofoam) Cranberry Garland

As I rushed through the dollar store on Thursday night looking for some clothes pins, I spied these pretty bright decorative container-fillers, and grabbed them because of their beautiful arresting color–a deep wine with purple and pink undertones. I loved the variance in color; they reminded me of cranberries, which look so gorgeous strung up… Read more »

Em’s Family Portrait

mad mim_watercolored family portrait

Lately I’ve been trying to develop my artistic talents. I’ve never had any sort of training (someday!), but I know that I really enjoy painting, drawing etc., and that it’s incredibly therapeutic (even more so than my beloved sewing).   I need all the free therapy I can get right now, as things continue to be difficult… Read more »

Dressing (and sewing) my truth.

Lately I’ve been bugged by my lack of defined style.  I’m not talking about trends or currentness, but rather distinct, developed, unique, style. It’s become more apparent lately, as I’ve been building my boards on Pinterest. I would look at my original style board (now deleted), and was really bugged that it was so willy… Read more »


Right now I’m participating in one of the nerdiest events I’ve ever even hoped to be a part of. I can hardly contain my excitement.  My hub and I are at the Mistborn The Alloy of Law new release party. To either side of me are die-hard junkies trying to think of all the great… Read more »

Jolly Holiday

Last week was a doozy round here.  Besides being up at Primary Children’s Hospital three different times for Tiny (two appointmentments and then the ER when she pulled out her tube again), I was sewing every spare second to finish costumes (umm, why I make myself crazy for Halloween?!). On Saturday I ran the Halloween half marathon with my… Read more »