Peace on Earth

Christmas Bells final

I thought I was managing my emotions about the Connecticut tragedy pretty well. There has been so much to do–I just keep pressing forward. Until last night, when this situation–coupled with some difficult news about one of my music students–came crashing on me like a ton of bricks. And for a little bit I felt […]

Exciting Advent Calendars

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I know what you are thinking. That I am a little late in the game to be talking about advents. And you’re right? Except that if you missed Dec. 1 as the date to get started on your calendar, there is another option. How about a 12 days of Christmas countdown? Or you could do […]

Shutterfly Card Worthy Giveaway and GNO


I was such a lucky girl this week to get to go out with a group of amazing women and laugh and eat and laugh and eat courtesy of Shutterfly, and hosted by the lovely Vanessa of See Vanessa Craft, at Oregano’s in Scottsdale. Did I mention we ate a lot? It was so yummy! […]

A Christmas Gift of Flowers

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Here is a fun Christmas flower arrangement I first shared on Honeybear Lane last year. It could make a fun centerpiece for your Christmas dinner, or a great gift to replicate and give to all of your neighbors–the nice ones, at least. You can skip the naughty ones if you like! A few years back […]

Adapting Artwork for the Seasons with Silhouette

Adapting Artwork for the Season

Have you been Cyber Shopping till you drop today? Don’t forget that you can still get 40% off of Silhouette products through Friday using the code: INSANITY. You might want to grab some new vinyl so you can do a project like this simple one I’m going to show you today! This watercolor painting is […]

Happy Black Friday – Silhouette Studio Giveaway


How was your Thanksgiving! Mine was lovely and I will blog about it really soon, but right now Black Friday is upon us and there are some deals you need to know about! If you don’t have a Silhouette already, I can bet it is on your Christmas list. If you have a Silhouette, it’s […]

Paper Coterie–Christmas Cards in May–Offer expires TODAY!

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Why on earth am I telling you about my Christmas Cards in May, when I have 3 parties and a blog conference to finish blogging about? Because I have an amazing deal for you from the company I used to print them…and is expires TONIGHT!! I know, I’m sorry. Nothing like the last minute. But […]

Christmas Collages 2011

Christmas Eve 2011

We’ve had a wonderfully full Christmas and are very blessed–and still recovering! I wanted to share a few images with you from our holiday, but if you know me at all, you’ll know I’m rather indecisive, so instead of choosing the best couple of pictures, I’m sharing dozens with you! Above are images from our […]

Virtual Christmas Card 2011

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Here is a virtual Christmas card for you! Thank you for reading and justifying the insanity! Hope you have a beautiful holiday full of new memories!

Flash Mobbing the Holidays


Last year (one year ago, yesterday) I tried to surprise my husband on his birthday by dragging him to the mall so I could participate in a flash mob singing of the Hallelujah Chorus. As it turns out, we spent the whole time trying to find a place to park, missed the singing, took forever […]