Magical Time of the Year


Lights are twinkling, snow is falling, blanketing the ground in glittery white, at least where I live. The hustle and bustle will soon be calmed by everyone coming together in their own traditions. Each is unique and special, reminding us it’s the time of year for reflecting and setting goals. It’s also the perfect opportunity to make changes around the home, maybe even personal and professional ones.

I love the family time between Christmas and New Year, it’s like hitting the reset button. It’s also the time I take to reflect on the improvements I need to make. I have always feared judgment, it’s often hard for me to not be guarded. This is an improvement I need to make in 2018. My creativity suffers because of this and I plan on changing this. Perhaps creative therapy 🌞

I have been so inspired by many of you. You know who you are, I read and comment on your blogs daily. Thank you for making this community so much fun. You put magic into everyday life with your stories and projects. Inspiration is key to a peaceful soul. All of you have been a blessing beyond words and the talent out there is spectacular.

I wish all of you the most glorious holiday season and many blessings 🎄🎉






Getting Crafty

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It’s that time of the year when the crafty bubbles over. It’s fun to try new things when it’s a little too chilly or snowy to do much outside. I’m always cruising Pinterest for new and fun ideas. Recently, I saw small sea turtle jewelry blanks on Etsy and thought these could make perfect gifts for the beach, lake, and sea loving people. It’s also a nice reminder of summer 🙂 Once I receive them, I will share the finished pieces with you. Just in case you want to try, I have attached three of the craft circles I made for the jewelry blanks. Click below on the pdf link.

  1 inch Craft Circles

Also, on Pinterest, I have been eyeballing the cutest Peg People. When I was little, one of my favorite toys were the Little People. I am probably dating myself, but any chance to feel like a kid again, I’m game. I purchased a few peg people blanks and this winter, I am going to put together a few families.

Little People

Yesterday, I created one peg girl.  I could not decided if I wanted to use paint, paint pens, or colored pencil. This poor peg person has every element possible, my test peg (I spent an hour smashing all the colors together like a kid). I really enjoyed creating this little peg, and now she has become my peg on a shelf, although she isn’t any where near a quality piece nor polished (no sanding or seal). I have also decided to try a wood burner to make the lines so I’ll have to let you know how this winter project goes. 

I hope everyone is having fun creating, preparing, and making plans with family and friends for a wonderful season of love and joy.

With much love,