Autumn Crafts: No leaves? No problem!

A roundup of simple leaf crafts for southern folks — colorful leaves not required! I always feel bad for the folks down south when fall arrives. Come winter I wish I lived there where it’s warmer, but autumn is glorious in the Northeastern US. Judging by what’s popular on Pinterest, it seems everyone wants to welcome the season with pumpkins, Indian corn and colored leaves … Continue reading Autumn Crafts: No leaves? No problem!

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Interview Excerpt from The Artful Parent

I was recently interviewed by Jean Van’t Hul of the website The Artful Parent. I’ve admired her site for a long time and celebrated her successes as an author. When she reached out to me for an interview I was over the moon! Here’s one of my favorite responses, she had some challenging questions for me! JEAN:  Why do you believe creativity is important to foster in … Continue reading Interview Excerpt from The Artful Parent

Batik on Paper Revisited for Valentine’s Day

My daughter informed me this morning that since it’s Valentine’s Day, M&Ms were in order for breakfast. As cute as she was (especially with her pronouncing them m-E-m’s) we settled on a few red ones to celebrate and had our usual egg breakfast. I’ve received many emails about the batik on paper technique featured here. I guess Pinterest has really taken off, hundreds and hundreds … Continue reading Batik on Paper Revisited for Valentine’s Day

Oh My Sweet Beets!

Beets were the one veggie that really thrived last year in my garden. Tucked under the soil, they were safe from the deer and Claire’s busy little fingers. My cherry tomatoes didn’t make it to the table with my daughter’s constant snacking and let’s not discuss my zucchini plants that didn’t produce ANY zucchinis. This is three years in a row I’ve had zero luck … Continue reading Oh My Sweet Beets!