I walked into our local craft store yesterday to purchase some milk paint and was immediately slapped in the face with Christmas decorations, trees, tinsel, tiny Santa's, and cheery little elves. The smell of holly, cranberry, and pine was overwhelming to the point of nearly bolting back out the door. After trudging through what seemed… Continue reading A Humanist Grinch with a Side of Heart
So this was me in 2010 at a Halloween party I threw at my home with several of my family and friends! It was a good time and we had a blast! I was a scary/sexy living dead girl and it was fun. By the way, those contacts were awful, I don't recommend cheap versions… Continue reading Be Thee Sexy or Be Thee Scary, Just Be Thee!
One year ago today, I officiated the wedding of a young lady who is like a daughter to my husband and I. It was an honor to be asked to officiate her ceremony and I did so with much love in my heart. Happy First Anniversary Rebecca and Terry! It was right before Rebecca's wedding… Continue reading What a difference a year makes!
I'm envious of the dozens of stories I'm reading today of great teachers who have made a huge impact on the lives of people I admire. I'm envious of my son as he talks about the one teacher he still quotes, three years after high school graduation. I'm envious of those individuals who were given… Continue reading My Thoughts on World Teacher Day
Not only am I a Celebrant, I also create. For years I've created keepsake pregnancy belly casts for expectant mothers, but recently I've moved into the hand casting arena. This has proven to be an exciting and fulfilling time for me as an artist. I'm not technically creating something from nothing, instead I'm capturing something… Continue reading Weddings, Couples, Castings, Babies, Keepsakes, Oh My! How My Businesses Intertwine.
Greetings! I have started several blog posts, nearly completed them, only to get distracted by the next "very important thing" and boom! Gone, forgotten, and I lost my train of thought and inspiration. So tonight, I grabbed my laptop and while the house is quiet and I'm home alone, I thought I'd summarize the posts… Continue reading Unplugged, 40+ Hours, and a Mother with a Broken Hip: How my Summer is Going
There is a quote that floats around the internet that says "Don't judge people for the choices they make when you don't know the options they had to choose from" This is spot on. We can sit and assume so many reasons for why people make choices, but we truly don't know why. Most people… Continue reading Avoiding the “I Would Never..”