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 →

Win a Handmade Christmas Card!

It's time to guess and win a card! One of my Christmas traditions is to draw a family Christmas Card. It's almost done. I'm toying with adding something to the last drawing. Yes, there are three illustrations this year. No popups. Whew! I had to draw a line (pun intended) to save my sanity. A... Continue Reading →

You Still Have a Chance!

I have spent hours sketching, drawing, crafting, cutting, slicing and pasting my Christmas cards in a sort of elf-like assembly line without the elves. While up to my elbows in paper scraps, I looked forward to that blissful nirvanic state attained after slipping them into envelopes. A lot of love goes into each card and... Continue Reading →

Elfish Holiday Survival Tips

If you are a little behind in your holiday shopping, decorating, and baking, don't get down on yourself. You can always regift, dim the lights and order from the bakery. https://45.media.tumblr.com/fd7602e45e86f8df61f8eb80135947c8/tumblr_myaefftUym1qdbxo3o1_500.gif This is the time of year when everyone believes in Santa and Christmas miracles. If you don't, keep it to yourself. https://45.media.tumblr.com/91fe880e56cc9795582a08129af25909/tumblr_myafrwMfLx1qdbxo3o1_500.gif Embrace your inner... Continue Reading →

A Day in Dublin, Ireland!

Highlights from a trip to Dublin Ireland. Every year on the 17th of March, the Leprechauns scatter their gold coins throughout my house and I boil corned beef and cabbage while listening to Irish music. This year, I'm taking a trip back in time to our trip to Dublin. Danny and I traveled with my dad... Continue Reading →

The Nutcracker Sweet – A Video

A few days ago, I mentioned a few of my Christmas traditions, but excluded my favorite. There were many guesses. Some readers were right. BAKING. We used to watch my daughter, Courtney, dance in the Nutcracker. I had an idea. I could combine the two! I saw an adaptation of the traditional gingerbread man on... Continue Reading →

Twinkle, Illustration, and Elves

I'm ready for the next project on my long list. It's my absolute favorite. Can you guess? Nope. I'm not wrapping presents. I always leave that chore until the last minute. I'm not hanging the stockings. NOTE TO SELF: I need to buy sticky tack. I'm not writing my letter to Santa. I'm playing with... Continue Reading →

The Unusually Wild Gift Guide

I've been surfing the net for the wildest gifts online and would like to share a few unusual finds with you. Some are wilder than others, but they are all meant for someone who has everything or a sense of humor. The Power Nap Head Pillow can be found at Hammacher Schlemmer. Because naptime...  The... Continue Reading →

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