I am an artist & teacher with a ❤ for visual expression, educational methodology, homesteading, & Jesus. My geek-love is The Joshua and we have three peanut-butters: Caleb, Jack, & Louritta.


I Am Not Unemployed


I was giving information at my new medical clinic and they asked me, among other questions, what my occupation was. I answered, “Homemaker.” I still cringe a bit when I say it, probably mostly because I’m worried that the person I’m talking to will think homemakers are lame. (I read a study recently that said Read More

I Am a Bookseller


Yay me! I just started selling books on Amazon, and so can you.. It’s easy! I have a ka-jillion books that I’m never going to read again. So, I’m slowly building a stack of them (and maybe some other used stuff…) so I can make a bit of profit! If you have books you don’t Read More

I’m Okay With That


It’s been interesting to see how I adapt from crazy-busy Stephanie to Mommy Stephanie. While teaching art full time, crazy-busy Stephanie finished her master’s degree, National Board Certification, several art classes, CLAD credential, BTSA program (don’t ask), and California teaching credential in an amazing four years. She also took on many side gigs such as Read More

Hardest Back to Work Day of All


Well, I go back to work tomorrow. It’s the most difficult to go back after the holiday break because I’ve had a little rest, a little play, and gotten a little work done — but never as much as I wanted to. Now I wake up today (around 1:30 p.m. to boot, gotta love the Read More

I Want to Be Bounty Hunter


For spammers. I had this schweet dream last night (obviously a reflection of my deep deep hatred for spammers) that the government made it illegal to post spam on websites. They offered money for bringing them spammers. I went to my computer and my inbox was full of spam posted to my blog and I Read More