Make your own Christmas Ornaments #2: Floating Ornaments

Christmas is coming and I love making ornaments! How about you? If you didn't see my first Christmas Ornament blog post, be sure to go back and check it out! It's all about making Glitter Ornaments. In this post, I am going to share with you a few of my favorite Floating Ornaments I have … Continue reading Make your own Christmas Ornaments #2: Floating Ornaments

Make your own Christmas Ornaments #1: Glitter Ornaments

Christmas is coming and I don't know about you, but once fall arrives, I start to get the itch to create and decorate! Each year, I like to make some of my own DIY decorations for my home. Ornaments for the Christmas tree are definitely one of my favorite things to make.   There are, … Continue reading Make your own Christmas Ornaments #1: Glitter Ornaments

Reverse Canvases: a Cricut-related project with endless possibilities!

Reverse Canvases are a simple, fun, and creative DIY project for anyone that likes to craft! Click to read more about how to make a reversed canvas, along with some examples and tips!

St. Augustine Sunrise, a stunning sight!

One of my favorite things about living close to the beach is being able to get up early and witness a beautiful sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean. There is nothing quite like it ... (well, I would include beautiful sunsets too!) One morning in June, my husband and I decided to get up early and … Continue reading St. Augustine Sunrise, a stunning sight!

How to Create Your Own “Hot-Mess” Canvas (Cricut-related project)

This project is relatively simple so even kids can have fun making these! Canvases are inexpensive to make and you can hang them anywhere! Your design could be anything, and the possibilities are endless with Cricut Design Space and access to so many awesome graphics online! "Hot-mess" canvases are all the rage right now on … Continue reading How to Create Your Own “Hot-Mess” Canvas (Cricut-related project)

Bucket Lights . . . great for the front porch, camping, ​and more!

Looking for a fun way to "light-up" your front porch, your campsite, or a room in your home? These bucket lights are simple to make and the design possibilities are endless! I first saw this idea a little over a year ago on a Cricut-related Facebook Group. I absolutely loved it and had to make … Continue reading Bucket Lights . . . great for the front porch, camping, ​and more!

Single Vision Animal Sanctuary … a MUST visit in Melrose, Florida

Do you love animals? Do you care for their well-being? If you answered "yes", then I have a place you must visit if you live in Florida or while vacationing in North Florida. I stumbled upon the Facebook page of this sanctuary a year or so after moving to Florida and have been following it … Continue reading Single Vision Animal Sanctuary … a MUST visit in Melrose, Florida

A beautiful park you must visit in Palm Coast, Florida

Washington Oaks Garden State Park is just a little down the road from St. Augustine in Palm Coast ... those of us that live in St. Augustine often call it one of "our" parks because it is so close. If you have never visited, it is a must see!  Located on a barrier island between … Continue reading A beautiful park you must visit in Palm Coast, Florida

Beach-themed tealight holder

This simple DIY project can be a thoughtful gift or a beautiful decoration for your beach-themed home! Below are photos of all the supplies you will need along with a list of materials to get you started! MATERIALS: Wine Glass (glass not plastic) - I purchased my wine glasses from The Dollar Tree Sea Glass … Continue reading Beach-themed tealight holder

Personalized Dog Leash Holder

One day I came across these really cute rubber hooks that looked like dog tails (see below).  I just had to buy them even though at the time I wasn't sure what I was going to do with them. Later I came up with the idea to use them as dog leash holders. We have 2 … Continue reading Personalized Dog Leash Holder

Creating Your Own Photo Canvases

Canvas prints are a fabulous way to decorate the walls of your home, but let’s face it, they can be very pricey. I have splurged on a few occasions and bought already made canvases (professional photographers) and I have also used online coupons (Groupon) to purchase canvases with my photos. I am pleased with both, … Continue reading Creating Your Own Photo Canvases

Making Mosaics at Rembrandtz in St. Augustine

What is a "mosaic"? Well, it's a picture or design that is created out of pieces, generally broken pieces, of tile, stone, or glass.  Mosaics are created on top of a surface, such as a wood design, tabletop, wall, floor, glass, or other surfaces.  Mosaics have been around a long time and are a huge … Continue reading Making Mosaics at Rembrandtz in St. Augustine

A Bear in our Car, Oh My!

June 2, 2018 We were Gatlinburg bound and couldn’t be more excited as we hadn’t been to the Smoky Mountains since the summer of 2008! We rented a chalet in the Chalet Village on the Ski Mountain area of Gatlinburg. Little did we know what a harrowing drive it would be up to the chalet … Continue reading A Bear in our Car, Oh My!

Strawberry Moon over St. Augustine

Glimmering blush in the sky just above the blue waters on a warm night in June Beauty and wonder lighting the night, its the Strawberry moon On June 28, 2018 I witnessed the Strawberry moon from a beach in St. Augustine. What a spectacular sight! The full moon, named the Strawberry moon, perhaps derived the … Continue reading Strawberry Moon over St. Augustine

Crafting Blog: 1 “Sea glass Turtle Canvas”

craft·ing The activity or hobby of making decorative articles by hand. "Crafting has emerged as a fashionable form of self-expression" ~ Google Dictionary~ Crafting is something I just started doing more recently in my life. I have always been a ‘scrapbooker’ or archiver of photos but crafting for me really didn’t start until I moved … Continue reading Crafting Blog: 1 “Sea glass Turtle Canvas”

A Walk That Became A Rescue

Have you ever done something, a normal activity, where you expected nothing out of the norm to happen, ... then things don't go as expected and you suddenly have a STORY to tell?  Well, this is one or those times.  If you are a walker, definitely read on.  Even if you're not a walker, read … Continue reading A Walk That Became A Rescue

The Journey Begins

Thanks for joining me!  Before I had children and while they were young, I really enjoyed writing.  To me, writing is a way to share you heart, share your thoughts, and share your ideas.  Writing for me was an outlet.  Something happened to that "writing" person along the way of raising two boys. Life, busyness, … Continue reading The Journey Begins