just keep growing

The pain you feel today is the strength you feel tomorrow. For every challenge encountered there is opportunity for growth. image: © Aimee McEwen


bryson turns one!

I recently put together a Halloween photo card birthday invitation as a favor for a co-worker. It’s not a HUGE deal, but I’m sharing it because it fits in with the October vibe the blog’s got going on right now. And, don’t worry, that’s a… Read More


hey there, pumpkin

I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers. ― L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables How adorable is this teeny tiny pumpkin? It’s my most favorite pumpkin ever. I might paint or glitter it or something, not sure yet. It was… Read More


dear october

Oh, how I love the start of the holiday season (that’s you, October). It’s only the 2nd day and I’ve already eaten more candy than actual food. I heard a rumor that this weekend we (here in North Florida) are scheduled for some cooler weather.… Read More


randomly yours

I’m glad to be posting some of my random weirdness. Yeah, I know, that’s pretty much what I do in every post. But look…this time it’s in my own terrible handwriting!  I’ve had a blank memo pad staring at me for three days. I was… Read More


hello fall!

In August I posted a free printable almost exactly like this one but in my “summer” colors…so I thought it only fair to post it again in my “almost fall” colors. I’ll be adjusting it throughout the seasons.  Collect them all! (fade to kids cereal… Read More


dear september

I have a habit of assigning certain colors to months of the year. You, September, are moody blue like comfy denim. I know it won’t really be “cold” here in North Florida until late December but I’m already wearing my Fall gear…with much enthusiasm. I’ve… Read More


with all my heart

I took this picture 2 days before we got the awful news about Robin Williams. I was getting ready to have a very busy August and fully expecting there would be stressful times in the following weeks. It ended up being worse than I thought… Read More


hearts break

Image credit: Thanks for Believing, by James Hance From his Tumblr: “Half of the proceeds will go to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, which was very important to Robin, and the other half to the American Foundation For Suicide Prevention. I’ll be framing the original… Read More



It’s a music day! YAY!!!!! I am busy with not so fun work-type things and music helps be focus. Maybe “refocus” is the better term for it. There are at least 5 other things I would rather be doing (okay four, because this blog post… Read More



Earlier today someone told me the latest marketing pieces I designed reminded them of this classic sesame clip. BEST COMPLIMENT EVER. Even better than last week when someone referred to me at Princess Buttercup! Here’s another twelve for you: Happy Monday!