Sheet Music Art

Part of my creative flow are projects that bring me stimulation and the joy of a finished project. This is especially nice when I’m midstream on a novel and the end is farther away than I want to admit. So here is my project of the week! I scored four matching picture frames from a…

Holiday Pinecones

The trick to painting the tips of pinecones is not meticulous work and endless time. It’s as simple as a letting nature do the work for us! Here is how I make perfectly frosted pinecones for the holidays! I live in Michigan so, if I want to get pinecones from under my pine trees, now…

5 Baking Tips

I’m just going to say it, I love to bake. So I regularly tune into some of the old school chefs, Jacques Pepin, Julia Childs, Martha Stewart, all courtesy of my local PBS Station. Throughout the years I’ve picked up some handy tips and tricks that I use regularly. I’d like to share a few…

Cinnamon Vanilla Sugar Recipe

Do you love lattes? Does your wallet scream every time you go into a coffee house? You know Starbucks has the word ‘bucks’ in it for a reason. Here is a sweet solution I have concocted and cannot get enough of. I must have my morning coffee, with cream and sugar. But not just any sugar.…

Two Day Curls!

My hair is naturally straight but some days I just have to have bouncy curls! Problem, I don’t own a curling iron for many reasons, top of the list being my hair is just too long and thick to effectively curl in a decent amount of time. My solution goes back to the days of…

Terrarium How To

We have all seen the gorgeous terrarium plantings sprinkled all over Pinterest but have you actually tried to make your own? They are surprisingly easy and wonderfully forgiving for those of us with less than a green thumb. Recently I snagged a great deal on a large glass globe at a thrift store. You can…

Gift Kits for Gardeners

Do you have that one person that is so hard to shop for? I know I do. You know they are crazy about gardening but clueless where to even start looking? Here are some clever garden ideas to get you started this holiday season. If you are lucky you may even snag some of these…

Understanding Your Home Style

Pull up your Pinterest account. Do you have a house board? Maybe you’ve split it into bedrooms, bathrooms and kitchens. You have no idea why but those pictures spoke to you. But when you go to the hardware store and go down the isles you have no idea what to pick let alone how things…

Writing Revisions

I’m currently revising my book, it’s a daunting task. I’ve read lots of posts and articles on the ‘best’ way to revise. Then all the articles talking about when you are actually ‘done’ revising. What I’ve realized is that everyone’s process is different just like every book is. I’d like to share the process I’m…

How to optimize your website for Pinterest

We all have seen viral photos, hello grumpy kitty. Can you imagine the site traffic boost if just one of your photos goes viral? Oh the joy! Not only is your photo out there but so is your website! Right? Odds are no. As a blogger, I have taken the time to set up each…

DIY: Blog Headers

Do you want to create a blog header that is unique to you?  In this post I will teach you how to make a great header using Photoshop and your own art. What you will need: -Photoshop (or you can use a free editor like Gimp) -Paint (I used Watercolor) -Brushes -Paper -Water Have fun…

Watercolor Headers

Freebies! Are you starting a blog?! If you are, you're probably on the look out for a good blog header image.  I made some simple watercolor blog headers that work great for WordPress.  Try them out and let me know what you think! Enjoy! Download Here! Looking to create your own awesome headers? Then Head…

Wand Making

Can’t wait for the new JK Rowling film "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them?"  Get ready by making your own custom wand! I’ve made several for a Harry Potter movie marathon party, they were a huge hit with all of my guests. Skeptical? It’s easier than you think. Here are the steps I took…

Seed Saver

Gardening is very close to my heart. It combines nurturing and creation in a whole new way. After my flowers have bloomed for the summer and fall comes around they begin to go dormant. Producing new attractions in the form of seed pods. Whether it is the center of the sunflower head, round pods of…

DIY Hand Lettered Globe

DIY: Hand Lettered Globe My inspiration for this piece was from a globe that Anthropologie sells.  Its so CUTE! The first time I saw these globes, I just whispered to myself "someday".  I said that because someday I want to be able to create stuff as cool as this, and someday afford items as expensive…