“May we think of freedom, not as the right to do as we please,
but as the opportunity to do what is right.”

-Peter Marshall


  • vintage country
    Cards & Crops

    Vintage Country and Shrinky Dinks Card Design

    I hope everyone enjoyed the Fourth of July weekend and that you were able to safely celebrate with friends and family. My husband, son and I returned from our Wisconsin family vacation just in time to visit the fireworks stand and light up the evening sky in our own mini fashion. Needless to say, today was all about unpacking, laundry and catching up. I did grab a few moments to myself with a JoAnn run and some craft room solitude, so I decided to create a card for the newest Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

  • my garden
    Life as I Know It

    Green Beans, Goulash & My Garden

    My son and I are making a quick weekend visit to my hometown for my great niece's high school graduation (which is finally happening), and after several hours on the road it's always nice to sit down to a delicious home cooked meal. Mom whipped up a huge batch of very cheesy goulash for the three of us, but I supplied the tasty side -- fresh green beans. Thankfully, I had delayed our departure from the city long enough to pick a few green beans from our garden and they were delicious!

  • chicks
    Inside & Out

    My Babies Aren’t Chicks Anymore

    Our "babies" finally spent the night outside with the big girls this week, and everyone is still clucking, so I guess we will count it a success. We had been slowly acclimating the four youngsters to the older hens by letting them spend most of their days outdoors, but we were also gathering them up at night to nestle safely into their basement abode.

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