Saturday, February 22, 2014

Fashion Fabric Painting for Baby Andi!

 As Baby Andi outgrows her
newborn sized outfits,
I prettied up her
3 month sized, plain white, long-sleeved

...into brightly painted

Enjoy your weekend, friends!


Friday, February 21, 2014

Having Fun and Feelin' Creative

This is a vacation week, winter break.
I am able to focus and create and play
better. This is just too much fun.

I strongly encourage you to play too!

Ah, it just feels good.

~also enjoying the Winter Olympics
my granddaughter-time!



Thursday, February 20, 2014

Talkin' to myself...daydreaming

As an introvert,
I think I had a very vivid imagination
as a child.

As an elementary teacher,
sometimes I find that children
don't use their imaginations
so much.

I try to encourage it...


Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Time and Space


Thank you for visiting.
Thank you for encouraging me to share.
I believe in the connectedness of us all.

much love,

Monday, February 17, 2014

...and she changed everything

I still find myself smiling
a lot !

Here's why!

Being a Nani
is absolutely


Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day!

It was a whirlwind week and an exciting day.
 I LOVE Valentine's Day
so here are just a few quick photos
 from my second grade classroom.
The top photo shows an awesome gift set
that a colleague made for me!
 How cool!
The candle has coffee beans around it!
The last two are our "mailbags" for cards shared.
My students have been super excited
to be researching and writing about penguins,
so we decorated with them, too!
 Happy Valentine's Day to you, my friends!

Monday, February 10, 2014


Journaling is my meditation
my release
my comfort
my lose myself in the moment

You really are enough.

Forgive yourself.
Love yourself for who you are.


Sunday, February 9, 2014


...spending some much needed time
this weekend.
I spend 50 hours a week
working at second grade
and with the winter darkness and cold,
my February feels tough.

I keep reminding myself to feel
the light
of love
and warmth.

Praying for those students
that live a seemingly
impossible life at 'home'
with more issues
than I will ever have...

Friday, February 7, 2014


I thought my Word from 2013,
would be my Word for this new year, too.

I loved it
and learned so much.

found me.

Maybe my
granddaughter, Andi,
has something to do with that!

With much love,