Tune my heart

Thing that has never happened before: going two months without blogging.

Other thing that has never happened before: traveling through Africa, India, the Middle East, and the Caribbean in the span of two months.

It’s a pretty good trade, I’d say.

I usually come home from trips with some sort of all-consuming craving. Last time, it was for bacon. This time, it’s the need to make stuff. My waistline isn’t complaining.

Here’s a quick peek into this morning’s project, inspired by hymn lyrics I’ve been mulling over since coming home.

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I’m sensing a theme…

I’m sensing a theme…

You might say it was a creative weekend around here.

I made this homemade cinnamon dolce iced coffee, which was good but probably would have been better if I had actually followed the directions instead of winging it halfway through. Gets me every time.

Iced Coffee

I also made Martha’s whipped yogurt (with different toppings), a recipe found courtesy of ripping out magazine pages for a few hours on Saturday (foreshadowing). It really is the perfect plan: whip Greek yogurt with heavy cream and top with fruit and nuts, therefore justifying eating protein-ified whipped cream for lunch.

A+, Martha. A+.


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A simple snow day

A simple snow day

That Jack Frost thing? It continues to prove true.

Yesterday our office was closed thanks to about a foot of snow (!), so I worked from home and made this video of the day. It was just a simple day at home…and that’s the kind I like best.

Especially when accompanied by a foot of snow.

Hope you enjoy! Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Snowy Blurry Christmas

Snowy Blurry Christmas

You may start sensing a theme around here. A theme that consists of Christmas…and more Christmas. And then some extra Christmas thrown in for good measure.

But good news!  I’m actually doing the things on my mini Christmas bucket list!

(Let’s all agree to not be surprised if the remainder of this month’s posts consist of direct reports on things from that list. Ok? Ok.)

We’ll start with these pictures from over the weekend – the weekend in which upstate New York received glad tidings of great joy for all of the snow-loving people. I could not have been … Continue reading

Who needs inspiration?

Who needs inspiration?


In answer to that title question: I do. Or did, prior to going on a short family vacation to Maine.

I used to think that inspiration – or lack thereof – was a bogus idea that gave creatives license to complain about producing lackluster work and/or an excuse to spend more time on Pinterest. I really did. And perhaps it’s because I’m only now starting to see that I’m creative or because I’ve run my own inspiration well dry from too much busy and too little life, but I’m starting to get what inspiration is really all about.

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