Experience Life

A number of years ago, I decided that I would try something new and different every year. Why? Because I wanted to experience more of life. Since then, I have jumped out of a plane (fortunately, the parachute opened), traveled overseas, ate raw robin’s eggs, and many more odd, crazy, and delightfully wonderful things. I admit that it can take me way out of my comfort zone on occasion but, at the very least, I learn something new and, more often than not, I find out more about myself and what I love in life.

  • Illustration is of a few of my favorite things including but not limited to a cup of something warm to drink, freshly fallen snow, and clothes fresh from the dryer.

A few of my favorite things

I remember the first time I watched Sound of Music with Julie Andrews. I believe it was during Christmas, and I sat enraptured by the beautiful vistas, the romance, and [...]

  • Illustration of a whirlwind of christmas and art supplies with hands coming out of the whirlwind to finish Christmas tree, hang artwork of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and hang stockings.

A homemade Christmas

My family is coming for Christmas. Since Handsome and I rarely have company, I go into a tailspin of rapid decorating whenever a confirmation of company occurs. I pull frames [...]

  • Illustration of black diamond skiers, skiing down a mountain of whipped cream in a mug.

More whipped cream, please

Sitting at a table overlooking the snow-covered mountain, I was enjoying the view and a good book. Handsome was out skiing black diamonds. Black diamonds sound so glamorous. Sadly, they [...]

  • Illustration of two carved pumpkins. The one in the front that looks like Frankenstein has a label stating, "Hello, My name is Frank."

I created a pumpkinstein!

When I was a kid, my family didn't believe in Halloween - no pumpkins, no costumes, no trick-or-treating, no candy, and basically no fun. Then, I met Handsome, who treats [...]

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