A quick re-design of the crafting sewing closet.
No kids. No husband. I am in a Lyft, heading to the airport for a long weekend to New Orleans. Just saying this, I can hear Harry Connick Jr.'s voice talkin' in my ear. The south. I've never been. Well, not since I was a young girl on the cusp of my thirteenth birthday, traveling… Continue reading Annual Girls Trip: New Orleans 2019
May is upon us and we have so many things to celebrate: Mother's Day, Teacher Appreciation Week, a few special birthdays (my son, my sister, my friend April, ... 😉 ) and of course, one of my favorites: MAY DAY! When I was a little girl, I can remember going early before school started and dropping… Continue reading May Day Art
Many years ago, even before I got married, I was part of a book club. Oprah started her book club in 1996 and everyone was joining along. It was a wonderful reason to get together with other intelligent women, sipping wine and analyzing the story we had all experienced that month. Some were fantastic reads… Continue reading Bookshelf Styling
I have been doing auction art for about 5 years now. What is auction art, you ask? Every year our elementary school has an auction to raise money for the school. One big component of that is making art with the students and then selling it at the auction! I love it! Why do I… Continue reading The Behind the Scenes Secrets of 2019 Auction Art
Thank you's are important. You can't say thank you enough and the written thank you is a life skill that I am hoping to pass down with my children and hope they will continue to do so with their children. Our world is filled with so much technology that takes us away from these intimate… Continue reading Thank You Gift
YAY! It's spring break! And what do the Manos' do on spring break? Chill out and get ready for Easter, of course!! 🙂 After seeing Hamilton (YES! WE GOT TICKETS!!!), we headed to our Sunriver home Sunday morning. Whenever we come to Sunriver, we have lots of together time: walking to the village, having hot… Continue reading An Egg-cellent Easter Activity
Oh my gosh, you won't even believe what I am doing right now...copying outlines of umbrellas. And it's not working quite right with my printer. I am having to print one at a time, and then flip the odd sized paper over and reprint and... ugh! It's such a PAIN!!! I just keep telling myself,… Continue reading Auction Art—oh what fun! 😉