For years, I’ve been making art: painting, lettering, line drawings and other dabbles here and there. I sold several pieces, created a website and posted consistently on my Instagram account. Still, I never confidently declared myself an artist. I shyly would mention it here and there to friends and family, but never did feel confident in saying it. Why?Read More
Ever since I can remember, I have loved to write. Pen, paper and thoughts, all working together to in an effort to capture the things in my head and on my heart. Whether it be with my messy, loose writing from my journal pages, or my quirky, more controlled, fluid writing I use in my coloring book and some of my doodles. All hand-writing is beautiful in it's own way, isn't it?
These days, with the popularity of digitized hand-lettering and calligraphy it seems that everywhere you look there are beautiful writings and artful messages in which we can all connect with. There are classes and books all focused on teaching us the tricks behind making our hand-writing a piece of artwork.
The beauty that can come from words hand-written in an artful form using simple tools such as pen and paper is why I've recently started making uplifting, honest, personalized pages geared especially towards young children.Read More
Over the weekend I pulled out some of my old journals. I do this every now and then just to check in and revisit some of those good ole' days. But it's usually a bit of an emotional roller coaster, paging through the past, thinking about what was and what could have been. But also confirming that where I am now was meant to be and I am so grateful for the rocky road I took.Read More
I need simple so I can spend less time making decisions, less time cleaning up and organizing, less time being distracted and less time trying so hard to "keep it all together." I need simple so I can see more clearly the life I want to live and actually live it. So I can have more moments of listening to my daughter laugh, walking our dog, spending time with my husband and cooking from scratch. I want to savor these times more, rather than multitasking my way through them.Read More
Don't you hate when something you see sparks your creativity, but you can't seem to capture it because you're on the move? You try your best to remember it later, but it gets lost among your sea of thoughts. We all go about our business, day in and day out. Creativity is right there with us, but sometimes it's hard to capture those morsels of inspiration when we have other things going on.Read More
I'm learning that trying to maintain a simple lifestyle with a young child can be very difficult. She's growing up so quickly and week by week she's needing bigger clothes, new foods to try and different toys to keep her attention.
But I also think that keeping things simple now, will help us as she grows and transitions into each new milestone. More than ever, it is important for us to keep the extra stuff at a minimum so that we can spend more time with her as she grows, and less time managing her things. Really, she doesn't need much at this point. Instead of buying yet another gadget, putting our money towards her future education or travels would be a lot more beneficial. And she seems perfectly content with what she has right now...apparently chewing on socks and wooden spoons brings her plenty of joy!Read More