2012 Vacation Road Trip – Day 14 (Blogging Friends)


One very cool part of this trip has been the opportunity to spend some time in person with a few of my online blogging friends. These are folks I’ve met in person before (at various conferences or other blogging events) but it was wonderful to be able to spend some more time with them again. [...]

Vacation Road Trip – Day 3 (Firsts)


I think my brain is fried – or at least seriously scrambled. It’s been another long day on the road, although we’re finally at our destination. Our first destination, anyway.
We started off the day fairly early again since Ron had to work out of the room that we were staying in. Packing everything [...]

Patriotic batik tie-dye for the Fourth of July


I fully admit that I’m not the most creative person out there – not by a long shot. I can follow a pattern when it comes to something like knitting, but to be able to visualize how a project will turn out, to design something or even to think of new ideas using existing techniques… [...]

Lions, tigers and (a lack of) polar bears – oh my!



Over Memorial Day weekend a couple of weeks ago, we had the chance to do something that I’d been wanting to do for quite some time. We took our girls to the zoo. Not our small local one which we love (but have been to many times) but the zoo that I remember my parents [...]

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