a crafting kinda week

In the midst of preparing my third graders for ISTEP, I found time this week to craft. Praise the Lord! Creating is definitely a way that I’ve found I can best relax, unwind, and not think about things. (Namely, standardized tests!) One of my favorite items to craft with are Scrabble pieces. I’m always on…

snail mail & homemade ice cream, oh my!

Good morning and happy (almost) Valentine’s Day! Over the weekend I spent some time preparing for this week because I knew it would be a busy one. One thing I love to do (even when it’s not valentine-writing time) is send snail mail. There is a certain feeling you get when you give and receive handwritten…

michigan winters

Anyone who knows me knows that I hate driving in the winter. Even though I’ve lived in the midwest my entire life and should probably be used to it by now, snow, ice, and my 4-wheel-drive-less car do not make good friends. But for your college roommates, you make exceptions. Like that time 3 years ago when…