Wednesday, September 26, 2012


So, I'm still on this diet. Still losing weight. Still feeling really great. And I can't even tell you how much I LOVE Metromint water, especially in Chocolate Mint. No sweeteners of any carbs...but it feels like a cheat. Love! Love! Love!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012


The tiny room is nearly ready for you to see...It's installed on the chalkboard wall so we drew a house around the fairy door. I don't know how much longer it will last though. Alfredo really wants to erase it and draw his own charming house around the door.
Until then, here's a fun thing to try....

We've never had much patience for those "grow in water" creatures. Alfredo always rescues them from the water before they've reached their full size. Eyeing Rich's huge almost empty water bottle the other day gave me a great idea. When Rich finished all his water, we squeezed a couple of those tiny things (both dinosaurs in this case) in the water bottle. We filled it with tap water and now we can watch them grow (and we can't take them out!) A little experiment in patience for us.  

Saturday, September 22, 2012


Can you guess what we are working on?

Friday, September 14, 2012

the color run!

We did it! The Color Run (last Sunday in DC) was so much fun. If you have one coming to a town near you, and it isn't sold out, sign your family up! You'll love it.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012


Remembering and bowing my head in prayer.

Monday, September 10, 2012

boot camp anyone?

Want to join me at Boot Camp this fall? This exciting event over at Big Picture Classes is designed to get your creative muscles in shape, offering daily 20 minute exercises for 12 days, 3 from each teacher....including me! With drills on storytelling, design, photography and creative living, sent via uplifting, engaging videos and emails, it's a daily dose of inspiration and encouragement that you won't want to miss.

If that's not exciting enough, guess what...This event announces the four women who will be the 2013 Big Picture 4Experts! That's right...I'm one of the 4Experts for next year! Happy, happy! In turn, throughout the year, each expert hosts a 12-week workshop in their area of expertise... I'll host one that will be chockful of my very best ideas for celebrating life. I am so excited! And what a fabulous roster of teachers to be included's going to be a great year!

The Boot Camp (October 15 -27) gives you little spoonfuls of each teacher...their style, expertise and charm. It's a super fun way to get to know each of us and get your creative muscles going too!

Sign up now for Big Picture Boot Camp and enjoy an additional 10% off the special introductory price using the following promo code at checkout! Promo code: 4expert2013
*Expires 9/17/2012 at 10pm PDT. Cannot be combined with any other offer.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

happy go lucky...again!

Hey, did you miss the Happy Go Lucky Stitchalong over at Big Picture Classes? I have great news. The course is now being run as a self-paced class! Click here for details & to register.

Check out the Big Idea Festival (free) for a special offer saving you 30% off registration for self-paced classes!

And stay tuned...I have really big news to share with you....something super exciting!  Tomorrow!