Mixed-Media Fall Art Project

I really love to teach art in the Fall. This project is one of my favorites for several reasons. I like that the kids learn to follow directions for the first half of the artwork and then they are set free to explore and play to create and finish …

Professional Makeup Brush Set by Kirei Cosmetics

I have been using these makeup brushes for about 2 weeks now and I love them! It was kind of love at first sight really. When I opened the box and saw the luxury case that opened into two organizers I was already impressed. It’s really the little things …

Our Growing Family…of Cats! | Purina Pro Plan Cat Food

Shortly after adopting #mygreatcat Jethro into our family, we made a surprising discovery in my husband’s workshop. He was sawing away one evening and he watched a black cat rush past him and into one of his woodbins. Inside were two tiny fluffy gray kittens. My kids were over-the-moon …

Easy Classic Meatloaf

My dad did most of the everyday cooking when I was growing up. Most often dinner was all about what we had at hand. I remember him making meatloaf with ritz crackers, saltines, and oats. But my favorite is made with bread crumbs. You can make your own own …

Starting A Gallery Wall Project- US Art Supply Brushes and Palette

I received a set f 12 paint brushes and a wooden palette from US Art Supply and my kids and I are having fun trying them out. As a painter, I don’t like to share my expensive paintbrushes, so these brushes and palette are great to use with my …

Rock Painting with Kids

I have a ton of craft projects and ideas planned for my kids this summer. They both even have their own Pinterest boards so that I can see what kind of things they are interested in doing. We kicked off our first art venture of the summer by doing …

School’s Out- Super Summer Fun!

School is out for my kids in 4 days. This is going to be the first summer break that I will get to stay home with them since my son began kindergarten 5 years ago and I am so excited! I have thrown myself into planning an enriching, educational, …

Drying and Grinding Herbs- Ezee Grinder 4 piece Herb Grinder

Every year when I start planning my garden I think about adding fresh herbs to the mix. I find myself cooking at home often these days, and in turn, paying some pretty hefty prices for bottled herbs and spices from the grocery store. There are easy ways to dry …

Color Palette- Which Colors to Choose in Your Crochet?

Whether you are painting a room, designing a website, or in my case, crocheting like a crazy person (just in time for spring/summer…yep), color choice is everything. So many times I find myself standing in the yarn aisle just randomly grabbing what I like. I have an art degree, …

Gwen Stefani- This is What the Truth Feels Like

I am not generally a big fan of pop music, but I don’t know a girl that spent her teenage years in the 90s that doesn’t love singer/songwriter, Gwen Stefani. “Tragic Kingdom” was one of my favorite albums. “I’m Just a Girl” was my feminist anthem. I have been …