After a week of sketching, inking, printing, cutting and pasting, I finished my annual family Christmas card. Whew! After adding up the hours, each card took around thirty minutes to make. It was a bumpy road for this Wild Rider. I'm sure you've been there too. This year, I struggled with every part of the... Continue Reading →
15 Easy Bullet Journal Ideas to Organize and Meet Your Goals!
I made tons of progress towards my goals with a bullet journal until I bought lined post-it notes. Mistakes were made. Soon blue lined notes were stuck everywhere. So I'm back. I created a brand new bullet journal list and improved on the old one. I've already used it for half a day and can... Continue Reading →
Win a Handmade Christmas Card! 2018
It's time to win my annual Christmas card. This insane holiday tradition started when Danny and I married and has continued through the years. This huge art project includes illustrations of my family engaging in some kind of winter or festive activity. Guess and win! My ideas have percolated since summer. I always swear I'll... Continue Reading →
Make a Vision Board and Reach Your Goals!
I've been wanting to create a vision board to help me reach my goals for a while now. The idea is to make us aware of opportunities when they arise and to keep us motivated and moving forward when challenged. But even more than that, it can give hope when we feel like giving up.... Continue Reading →
2017 Christmas Card Reveal and Winners!
My handmade Christmas cards are finished and in the mail, so it's time for the big reveal! There's a point every year when I look at my sketches and think, This is the dumbest idea ever! Then I shrug my shoulders and finish them. What else could I possibly do? Buy cards? Send photo cards? Skip the... Continue Reading →
Guess and Win a Card!
Yes, once again, I've created my homemade Christmas cards. I hope you can guess what I drew so you can win one. They are a huge part of my holiday traditions; a labor of love, sweat, and a few tears. I actually balled up a few early sketches and threw them. It seemed like the appropriate,... Continue Reading →
Super Easy Bullet Point Journaling
The first time I read a blog title including bullet point journaling, I rolled my eyes. I mean, most of us are list makers, right? After seeing other posts around, I finally clicked on one. Whoa! It blew my mind. The key to bullet point list making is it also becomes a journal. How? By... Continue Reading →
My Christmas Card Drawings Revealed
In three days Christmas will arrive whether we are ready or not. Three days! I'm psyching up for my last lap around Boulder for holiday gifts. I need to bake my annual cinnamon rolls and make a list to hit the grocery store. The good news? The illustrated Christmas cards are done and in the mail.... Continue Reading →
Shopping Made Easy! DIY
Have you ever lost your grocery list? I have. Last year it must have dropped out of my cart in the produce section and then someone tossed it out. I searched everywhere. It was a total nightmare to shop without a list for Thanksgiving dinner. Did I forget anything? Ya think? I went home and... Continue Reading →
The Big Reveal, DIY and a Message
After almost sixty hours, my annual Christmas cards are done. Whew! I smiled while dropping them into the mailbox and imagined my friends and family opening up my little art project. Time is at a premium and many don’t even send store bought cards. We live in an electronic age where communication is at our... Continue Reading →