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    Watercolor Wonderland Baubles Class – Review

    I don’t care how creative you are, sometimes you just need an easy win. In those times it’s helpful to find a project in which simply following directions will result in producing something you are happy with. That, my friends, is exactly why I’m excited to tell you about this FREE online watercolor course I’ve taken. If you know your way around a watercolor palette at all, you will enjoy following along with the video in this class and making this beautiful watercolor wonderland scene. Learning On-Line How about a little backstory, eh? The course I’m writing about is taught by the owner and talent behind Black Chalk Collective , Emma Witte.…

  • Liebling Boutique Flower Box
    Art,  Featured Makers

    Featured Makers from Liebling Boutique

    Welcome to My New Series: Featured Makers. I can’t think of a better day to debut the “Featured Makers” segment of my blog than Small Business Saturday. It seems as though the desire to hand make things and the entrepreneurial spirit are often found in the same person. It’s very common for a maker to consider how they can monetize their talents. Today the owners of Liebling Boutique share their story. Celebrating the Small Business Owner. We all know people who make and sell their own unique items. I think we can all agree, as well, that it’s not easy either; to put your heart into a product then offer…

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    Events,  Family,  Small Adventures

    Date Night at The Fillmore Detroit

    Date Night in Detroit   My husband and I don’t really get out much for date night so when friends asked if we wanted to see Whitey Morgan perform at The Fillmore in Detroit it was an easy decision to buy the tickets. Musical Knowledge Deficiency Admittedly, I do NOT have my finger on the pulse of the music scene. Cut me some slack, though. I’ve been listening to Disney favorites and Kids Bop for about six years now. Actually, I’ve never been the “music friend”. Don’t get me wrong, I love music. It has woven together the backdrop of my life through different ages. Never, however, ask me who…

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    Hello Fall Greeting with Tombow Dual Brush Pens

      Autumn Leaves and Pumpkin Spice Where I live, we are fluctuating between fall and summer weather. Currently, it is October 8th and we have hit 80-degree weather by mid-day. Yesterday it was rainy and never got above 65. Nevertheless, fall has arrived and the thought of yummy pumpkin spice lattes, autumn leaves, and decorated pumpkins inspired me to illustrate this quick fall greeting featuring Tombow Dual Brush Pens Here is a short process video to show you how I colored it in. Begin with the Perfect Fall Colors   I selected a fall palette of rich purple, red, orange, yellow and green from my stash of Tombow Dual Tip Brush Pens. …

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    Fall Fun at Three Cedars Farm

     Fall Family Fun In Southeast Michigan visiting a pumpkin patch and/or cider mill is tops on the fall family activity list. Not many can resist a hayride to the pumpkin patch. Even fewer can resist the fresh cider and donuts. Families flock to these locations every weekend in September and October since hours of fall family fun can be enjoyed while taking advantage of a variety of attractions each farm has to offer. I must admit, I was slow to hop on this bus. Whether it was the era I grew up in or the location we were in, this wasn’t something my family did. Even after moving to our…

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    Kids and Camping – 10 Tips for a Successfull Weekend Away

    Treasured Memories Camping. Whether you love it, hate it or have never done it, it’s an activity that kids seem to take to pretty easily. I think it’s because every trip, long or short, is an adventure that sparks their imaginations. The whole family has a chance to connect and have fun. Some of my most treasured memories as a kid are the ones in which we traveled together as a family. Those memories stir up a desire in me to hit the road to this day and it’s a desire I enjoy passing on to my own kids. My husband, Aaron, and I find short camping trips to be…