Unmount the mounted..

I love stamping. I always have.  Unfortunately I wasn’t ever very good at it. Sometimes you would push too hard, or not hard enough and end up with a barely visible design. It was maddening. Fast forward to years later and they’ve come out with clear stamps! PRAISE!  You were actually able to see where you were stamping.  Alas, I still wasn’t very good at it (queue the mini violins).  Again, the retail world came up with the Misti’s and the stamp perfects and all the other stamp press devices and Hot diggity, I am now the stamp queen! (ok, maybe not the queen- but I’m somewhere lurking in the castle!)

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Creativity takes Courage..


The word alone has me swelling with hives. Spontaneous creativity, art.  Something I lack. While I can take a look at a picture of something handcrafted, I can more times than not, recreate it myself (or at least a version that looks somewhat like the original.) But to sit and imagine something and create it… well now.. yep. nope. not me. I have a vivid imagination, I love to read and can imagine the most wildest scenes. I have the crazy dreams that could seriously make an amazing movie scripts- well, if only I could remember them upon waking- but taking those images and forming them into something that matches what I would like it to become- *shakes her head* yeah, hahah, no.

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Happy Birthday to me!

It’s my birthday- wOOt wOOt! Another year older.. and that means wiser too right? As I embark on the last year of my 30’s (Oh my goodness- Did I actually just type that? *sigh* ) I find myself reflecting on my life up to this point. There are so many things that I had wanted to accomplish, or are in the process but not yet completed. Being a mother, I find that I’ve often put my family and all their needs before myself. While that isn’t such a bad thing, it also means that my poor hair probably has split ends up to its roots! This year, thats going to change! Now mind you, my family will still always come first, but I think that perhaps I can find a way to squeeze in some much needed ‘Me’ time (and for once not feel guilty about it!).  So, while I set off to get a hair cut, I’m going to make a list of things that I would like to accomplish this year.  It may not be a super long one but I have a feeling that once its written down, I’ll be sure to get that list crossed off! (After all, isn’t that what us type A personalities live for? *wink)


Cheers to the day-  Erin


Hello Busy World!

It’s been a while since I’ve put myself out there into the cyber world. I’ve come and gone from blogs and websites, yet always (somehow or another) seem to get lured back in.  As I’ve gotten older, I find that my memory isn’t what it used to be (grrrr…) and with the hustle and bustle of my home- I need to be on top of my game. Like many people in the world, our lives are busy (with 5 kids, for me, busy is an understatement). I wanted a place where I could write about reviews, or tutorials or just plain write about whatever it was that I needed to remember, so that future me could go back and say- “Wait a second, didn’t I already purchase this or that? Did I like it? Was it worth my money or even time?” or maybe- like what happened this year, I’ll be sitting on my couch December 31st and think- What did I even DO last year? Did I even DO anything? (Because truly, last year was a blur.) I’m excited to embark on this journey and I hope you’ll come along for the ride as well!