A quick post to share my new fave app – Waterlogue. I’m seeing beautiful images in watercolor popping up a lot – I hope this trend will stand the test of time! If you have an iPhone or iPad, Waterlogue takes an image and coverts it to its version of a watercolor image. Pretty handy and not crazy expensive. Today’s feature image was taken with my iPhone and converted a la Waterlogue. If you look closely at my favicon (the teeny weeny icon next to my url in your browser.. yep, same image. How did I do it? I placed a fake flower  and leaves onto white poster board, snapped the pic and Waterlogue did the rest. What pretty pictures will you make today? Happy snapping!



Happy Valentine’s Day!

Wishing you a day of love and all the great things that come with it.

We moved to Maryland just over a year and a half ago from Toronto, Canada. As we slowly adjusted to our new home, there were many life lessons that came our way. One of these important lessons was – you guessed it  – love notes. Part of our morning ritual when I dropped the boys to summer camp was to write a love note (which was read out to their respective groups later in the day). I think it is such a wonderful idea to get a little daily reminder of how much you are loved. To this day, we still do love notes (Big is in 2nd grade, and Small is in pre-K). What do you need? Easy:

  1. Paper (I use sticky notes)
  2. Pen/Pencil (the one in the image is the Pilot Varsity fountain pen)
  3. Love (it’s Valentine’s Day, indulge me!)

What to write? Anything that sticks (no pun intended). A simple “I love you” will suffice. One of the parents at Small’s pre-K had the awesome idea of writing fun facts. I try to do that, but there are times when I forget what the fun fact is by the time I write the note at drop-off (tip: put the fact’s web page on your phone). It’s also a great way for older kids (Big) to practice reading and learning something about their favorite {insert game, animal, etc}. His note is usually written at home and tucked into his lunch bag.

The boys gave us this lovely homemade card (featured image) this morning with their own Valentine’s love note inside. What will you write in your love notes?



Today, I want to share with you one of my blog faves – Damask Love. Amber is a creative force who not only inspires, but shares some of the best tips and tricks in crafting. Hop on over and take a look. Her site is beautifully presented and her how-tos cater to every skill level.

The little Valentine’s package shown in today’s post is my interpretation of this post. What will yours look like?


Hello! I have a confession…. I….LOVE…PENS. Seriously. At any stage of my life, whether it was the week before school started, a new job, a new project – it was all about the new pen(s). Not the power suit, or the new lip gloss, or the new shoes. It was always about the cute fine (and extra fine) point writing instruments that made me jumpy-clap the night before the major event. (more…)