Self-care, mountain air

Even though this is a slow time for me in regards to festivals, my life has been super busy.  I picked up some extra odd jobs to help me pay down some debt.  I’m super grateful for the opportunity to make some extra cash in my slow months, but it has not left me a lot...

Why showing gratitude makes me happy

Someone, somewhere along my journey taught me the importance of gratitude.  I wish I could remember exactly who that person was.  When I say gratitude, I don’t mean thanking people.  I think it is important and respectful to say “thank you”, but what I am referring to...

when failure sends you running for cover

Being a creative often means experimenting with new things. Sometimes these experiments lead to beautiful creations, but more often than not they just create frustrations. Frustration is a perfect way to describe my trials and errors with an embroidery machine over...

toot toot ahh beep beep

I started this week talking about Abbie so it only seems appropriate to end it on her, too. This first week without her has been a little surreal.  At some point I had convinced myself that she was just away at day care, despite the fact that I watched her take her...

thank YOU for being a friend, abbie

Friday we had to let go of a beloved family member. Abbie’s health deteriorated to the point that it felt inhumane to not give her peace. It is not at all how I wanted her life to end. It is not a decision I ever want to be forced to make. I wanted her to die...

little seeds

“From little seeds grow mighty trees.” I absolutely love this quote!! The first time I saw it I knew it had to go on a bodysuit! It is perfection. I have not made it a secret that I was abused as a child, so I read this quote from probably a different perspective than...
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