Category Archives: Life Adventures

musings on marriage, home life, family and more

An embarrassingly long time ago, I started to share a vision of what my home studio space would look like (you can reminisce with me here).  We had ordered flooring, done lots of dreaming and scheming and I thought that I would begin to see the fruition of the vision.  The reality of the situation […]

Last month Josh and I celebrated 7 years of marriage. I was asked what the secret is.  I don’t really think there’s a secret to making a marriage last but if I had to sum it up, I might use words like stubbornness or persistence.   You have to refuse to give up, even when the […]

In 1985, two very non-adventurous and unspontaneous people set out for a trip to the Leelanau Peninsula and ended up purchasing a very small house on Lake Leelanau.  What came as an initial shock to their family, turned out to be one of the best decisions they ever made, shaping the lives of future generations […]

This week, I’ve been on the hunt for a candle holder I found via the mysterious interwebs of technology.  I say it’s mysterious, because while Google gave the results for the image and I was even able to track the photo back to the originating website, the owner of the website cannot provide me with […]

In 2014, I attended my very first floral workshop with Kelly Perry of Philosophy Flowers.  She became the sweet voice of encouragement that believed in me, and pushed me to believe in myself.  I nervously signed up for her Team Flower Workshop not really knowing where I was heading, but understanding that there was a […]