Q-Kids: Leaf Art

The leaves are falling and the colors are incredible here in Michigan. So it’s time to bring some of that beauty inside with this fun fall craft. LEAF ART!! #DIY #craft #momlife #art #qkids

Q-Kids: Hand Kite

My kids love kites. I do not. As a parent who has to get the kite in the air, untangled, and gauge the weather the whole task feels daunting. So instead of a full blown kite we made these fun hand kites that can be used inside or out. All you need is: Shower curtain…

Letting Go of Perfect

Some days I’m convinced perfectionism is a shape shifter. As I edit my drafts and continue down this writing path I get more and more ‘finished’ projects. At least I think they are finished, till I read them again a week or two later. What happened to my perfect project? Why do I hate the…

Manuscript Master List

A year ago if you’d asked me how I track my submissions I would’ve said Query Tracker or nothing. Literally, I had nothing else. If you’ve used Query Tracker it’s a great platform for finding an agent, less so for a publisher let alone a magazine submission. So here I am a dozen months and…

DIY Ornaments!

I put up my Christmas tree on election night to keep my mind on happy things, and I decided to create some more fun things to decorate it with this year.  Below I created a video showing you how to create these fun little ornaments. Supplies: Straws 4 per each ornament Scissors Yarn Wooden Beads…

Napkin Pillowcase DIY

How many times have you passed by the home décor section seeing the CUTEST cloth kitchen napkins? The kind you want to show off but don’t dare because they’ll get destroyed with the first use. Unable to stop myself I brought home four flowered and colorful to display for company. The problem came when my…