As children, we promised them they would be our best friend forever. We had secret handshakes and our own languages. We played outside until the sun fell, and mom yelled dinner time from the porch. From this very young age, we learned the importance of a friend, whether we realized it then or not. Throughout the … More Importance of a Friend
There is a place that exists where we turn when we need a change of scenery. For us, it’s exiting the doors of our home and feeling the Earth under our feet. It’s the warmth of the sunshine soaking in our skin and the blow of the cool breeze through our hair. Whether it’s sprinkling … More Learning in Nature
I’m an avid taker of photos. They aren’t professional by any means, but to me, my photos describe life as it is. When I capture moments as they are through my camera, a feeling of gratitude stirs within me. The Living Presently Photo Project portrays life’s moments we want to experience, appreciate and remember. It’s … More Living Presently Project
It was, quite possibly, one of my favorite summers. I held tight to its end the past few weeks, soaking up as much of it as possible. I consciously exposed my boys to experiences that would turn into terrific childhood memories. Those memories of summer you want them to look back upon years down the … More Summer 2016 through photos
I have a love affair with Copper. I know, it’s something not normal people say, but I’ve never claimed to be normal. You see, my husband is an electrician by trade and has supplied me with plenty of used, old Copper that customers no longer want went they upgrade their services. Anyways, he brings all … More The Perfect Patina.
Adventure waits on the other side of fear. That is what I keep telling myself each day when I feel comfortable and settled. When I opt to do what I know instead of what I dream about often. Maybe it’s self doubt, anxiety, insecurity or just plain fear, I hinder myself from leaping forward to … More The Other Side
The days that slightly paralyze you. The ones you cannot plot the course, and it takes all your might to maneuver with your head fully above the water. Those days are the messy ones – the muddy days. Life is hard. In order to learn how to cope with the messy days we need to have … More The Messy Days
Walking in the street, his path was guided by his walking stick stretching out and touching the ground in front of him. He didn’t pause for even a second, trudging up the hill at a fast pace. I pulled my car to the side and waited for him to pass. My friend and I were galavanting … More Be Kind Anyway.
I look at my friend, hear her story, see her eyes sparkle and feel her joy. I’m happy for her, but more than happy, I love her. It’s probably my greatest expressed emotion, and it comes through in various forms. That’s the feeling I have for my close friends, I just never quite referenced it … More The Languages of Love
It blossomed into an opportunity I didn’t set out to conquer. I created it before my junk show days, and before my paint brand rep gig. It was formed before all the other artistic endeavors. I created it to release the words from my head. To have a place my children can click back on … More Discovering the Meaning of Farm Gypsy