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.




Having a GREAT day today. Little bumps here and there. But mostly, days like this, make me feel like YES! This is what I am supposed to be doing! And look at my children blossoming! Before my eyes! And I feel wonderful and blessed and thankful. Also, the boys are being pretty good. That helps. Read More

The Day the Beads Came Down


I have this huge container in my class that is full of beads for jewelry projects. It has, oh, about 6 pounds of beads (which translates to maybe 5,000 beads or so). Yeah. One of my students dropped it today. It was a nice, peaceful time with everyone working hard on projects. Then, BAM! SPLOOSH!!! Read More

Two Negatives Make a Positive


Last weekend, Josh and I went to CostCo and got one of those huge, cheap bags of kitty litter. Feeling like we got a great deal, we were excited to have this seemingly limitless amount of kitty litter. Problem is that we put it in the back of my car and the bag ripped open. Read More

Life in the Closet


Well, I worked really hard on Friday to clean our house and do laundry. I mopped the floors, cleaned the windows, scrubbed sinks…I even washed the handwash only clothes. I thought, “Now I can have a relaxing weekend doing whatever I want.” Because there was nothing (technically) left to do. Then, a horrible thing happened. Read More