Back in crafting action!

Holy cow! I cannot believe it’s been over four months since I’ve sat down and written something. Life & depression can hit you like a ton of bricks. So much has happened but I’ll stick to the good stuff. That’s the best kind, anyway. We recently celebrated my cousin’s little girl’s 4th birthday, which meansContinue reading “Back in crafting action!”

Plastic Storage “Plastic Surgery” Part 1

“The time has come,” the husband said, “to pack up all your things. Your dictionaries, grammar games, flowers, ribbon, & strings.” No, he’s not kicking me out, exactly. He’s kicking out my nest of teaching & crafting supplies that has grown like a tumor & is ready for removal from our overtaken dining room. ButContinue reading “Plastic Storage “Plastic Surgery” Part 1″

Craft House Resuscitation

There are a hundred other things I could, & should, be doing right about now. But we’re both in the same boat if you’re reading this, so at least one of us should get started on something. One looming task I’ve been keeping at arm’s length has been cleaning up my craft house. What canContinue reading “Craft House Resuscitation”

Cold Weather & Comfort Food

One thing most people can always count on after a long or wearisome day is a meal they can make to feel better, otherwise known as comfort food. It may just be me, but I indulge in comfort food year-round, no matter if it’s the “season” for the dish. For my May birthday, I wouldContinue reading “Cold Weather & Comfort Food”

Farmhouse Style Frames

About 11 years ago, I took a few art-for-non-Art-majors courses, & ever since have been shopping for & hoarding craft supplies with a fever like never before. I’ve always been a strong believer in retail therapy & have always done my part to stimulate the economy, but these classes are truly what has kept myContinue reading “Farmhouse Style Frames”

Should I try that?… I’ll let you know!

In all honesty, how did the internet function without Pinterest for so long? I can remember life without it, of course, like I can remember life without cell phones, Facebook, & every other social media platform ever. But, really, it is a life-saver, & also, a time-sucker; I swear, if I deleted the Pinterest app,Continue reading “Should I try that?… I’ll let you know!”

#MzRikeTries

If my sophomore English class from three years ago told me I’d end up embracing the #hashtag in my own classroom, let alone my day-to-day life, I would’ve laughed at them loudly & uncontrollably. Oh wait, that DID happen…  They have since gone on, grown, & graduated, & one could say I’ve done the same.Continue reading “#MzRikeTries”