Maine.

** It’s opener, out there, in the wide, open air. ** Dr. Seuss A sneak peek of our beautiful trip to Maine, and an update to my favorite map! More to come!

String Menagerie

If you’re curious how nail/string art works, I’ve added a mini sheep to my quickly growing collection… What you will need: wooden block (A.C. Moore has a selection of unfinished blocks of various sizes/prices) wood stain nails cotton yarn paper/printed pattern sand paper (optional) How to do it: Sand any rough edges and stain the … More String Menagerie

‘L’ is for the way

Remember the Lindsay Lohan ‘Parent Trap’ that started with that song? Oh, childhood memories. I grabbed a couple letters at A.C. Moore a few weeks ago for an apartment spring spruce-up. Add some twine, a little paint, a quick masking job and ta-da! An easy, DIY project for Easter weekend. Nate has already experimented with … More ‘L’ is for the way

In Like a Lion

I got my snow day! Two, actually. Every storm this winter has gone north of us into the PA mountains, or south of us into Maryland. Lancaster county has missed every stinking storm. Until Thursday! I don’t know how much we ended up with, but it was enough to convince school districts to close Friday … More In Like a Lion

Origami Hearts

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a gift to teachers. I love today. SO much accomplished and an entire afternoon to relax and craft. I realized this weekend, as I sanded a window frame and bought paint at Home Depot, that crafting relieves my stress. Even with the giant mess I always make and have … More Origami Hearts

Quality Time

If there is a perk to teaching it’s this: a long break just about smack in the middle of the school year. We have almost two weeks off for Christmas this year, which leaves plenty of time to visit with my family in Buffalo and still have days to relax before the second semester starts. … More Quality Time