Four things I wish I’d told my father

Growing up I had a tumultuous relationship with my father. There were plenty of factors involved – but the basics are that he was a hard working man from a family that didn’t fit my Disney expectations. I was a headstrong young woman who disagreed with him on every point, and longed for a different, betterRead more

Growing up Anxious: How I Deal With Panic Attacks

Growing up, there were a lot of things that worried me – things that probably didn’t even phase my childhood peers. For example: I remember constantly being in a state of nervousness after school. Somehow, I always thought that I didn’t take the homework down correctly. It would be a full night of tears and telephoning various classmates to confirm (and re-confirm, ofRead more

Tested Tuesday: Fresh Step® with the Power of Febreze™

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Fresh Step at Target. All opinions are 100% mine. Many cat owners know the feeling. You come in from a long day, open your front door and whoosh! You are greeted by the awful smell of a litterbox. Somehow, no matter how clean you keepRead more

Watercolor Stenciled Box

Sometimes, when you’ve been crafting for a while, you take the techniques you learned along the way for granted. There are ideas, recipes, ways of doing things (like this watercolor stenciled box) that come so naturally you assume others know them too. This home-made watercolor wash using a clear mod podge to resist the paintRead more