School’s Done – Summer Fun #KeepPlaying Giveaway


This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Quaker Oats for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. The school year is slowly coming to an end. It has been an interesting year learning the ins and outs of having a child in school. I didn’t realize how much of a grind it […]

Maker Mentors Conference

Mentor Maker

The past few months have been a whirlwind. I am trying my best to live a life of balance. Right now, that is not happening at all. The children and the job have taken over.  I am also venturing out into other projects. I really love being able to help others on their creative journey, […]

A little is also A lot

There is no gift too small if it comes

Every month I think I am running to the store to pick up random items Landon needs for class parties.  We always get notices for items that are being collected through his classroom. It overwhelms me sometimes. I have a hard time keeping up with all of the new activities that we are asked to be […]

My February Book Picks

New Books February

I need to learn how to read faster, or learn how to multitask while reading. The amount of books I want to read versus the amount of life I have left are too far apart.  Over the weekend I went to Barnes & Noble to cash in some gift cards I received over Christmas. This […]

Start It Now Mentality


Who made up the rule that you had to start something new on a Monday? Or the beginning of the month? Or if you want to do something in a year you have to start in January? Where and when did we (I say we because I hope I’m not the only one) develop this […]

Balancing it All


Picking up this book couldn’t have come at a better time. I was very blessed and had the opportunity to work at home the first four months of little miss Leah’s life. Sadly, I have now been asked to start working in the office again (womp womp). It is a bittersweet moment. I love being […]

Tomato Basil Parmesan Soup


Winter. I’m not really a fan.  I typically hibernate as much as I can in the winter. My perfect winter would be spending January through March snowed in, at a cabin, surrounded by books. The key would be not having to actually leave the house, EVER. That would be totally optional. This would also be […]

2015 Word of the Year: LISTEN

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I love picking one word to focus on each year. It is easier to stay tuned into your goals when you only have one thing you are trying to focus on. Last year I picked purpose and I think I did a pretty good job staying on track. I wasn’t perfect, but I know in […]

Finding Your Passion


(source) I’ve had many discussions lately, with myself and others, about passion.  I used to get annoyed when my Facebook newsfeed was filled with the same thing every day. I wanted to ask my friends if they did anything else. All they seemed to talk about was the same thing over and over again. Doesn’t […]

I Like Giving by Brad Formsma

This month’s idea of “giving” big or small started back when I read the book “I Like Giving”. This book is truly inspirational. The tagline is “practical ideas, inspiring stories”. Giving doesn’t have to be this BIG thing that we do. Giving can be small. Giving can be something as simple as your time. Simply […]