Bio & Headshot

Well Hello there! If you've stumbled your way to this blog WELCOME! I'm a widwestern gal who is darn crafty. I love taking all kinds of pictures,  but taking funny ones of myself are my favourite. I am a t.v. and movie addict who can remeber all kinds of movie history, actors names, dates and trivia, however, I cannot seem to remember where I put my purse, keys and sometimes my children! 

To learn more about me you can get a backstage tour by clicking on the different links and visiting the bio/headshot area.


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Moving forward

I know I have been a bit MIA here, but we have been preparing for my moms memorial that was held last night. That was the most diffucult thing I have ever been through. The night was so filled with love, by so many people that loved her. The turn out was not surprising and was a testament to the truly amazing person she was. The outpouring of love and support we have recieved from people that cared for her has been very uplifting for our family.

So as we try to move on, tonight my dear friend, husband and I are going to go to see Quantum Solace, I'm not usually a big action film fan, but they have made this night exclusivley a QS movie night. You see this isn't just any movie complex this is the movie experience of all movie experiences! There is a new movie house here in Barrington Hills at the Arboreetum Mall. It is called the Village Roadshow Gold Classics Cinemas and they give you the movie experience of a lifetime! visit

and be sure to take the tour because that is exactly what it is like. Here is a cute little show on our weekend.


30 days to a Handmade Holiday!

I'm so excited about this class starting today. I feel the need to keep busy and I think this is just the thing! 30 days handmade is a SiS tv class that you can purchase online. The class starts today and you certainly will get your moneys worth. You get 30 handmade project ideas, 3 different sets of gift tags to download, and an exclusive sis tv holiday planner! check it out!


Also starting the 9th of November I am taking this class. I thought it might be helpful in documenting all of my mom's stories etc. The best part it's FREE!



My mom has passed. Though I have lost  the best mother anyone could hope for I am grateful for the year we had together. I am grateful to have had a years worth of laughs, lunches, holidays, movies and sleepovers with her. My mother showed such bravery and courage in the end. She faced words that noone ever wants to hear, and she did so with absolute selflessness. Till the time she could no longer speak she was still giving of herself,wanting her bingo friends to have one more gift from her, her granddaughters picked out jewlery with her, she was making sure we would thank the nurses and all the doctors, and she asked just one thing of each of us and that was to take care of each other.My mother taught us to love hard, deeply and passionatley, to say it and mean it every day.



an update

I just wantd to say a huge Thank You to all my friends and even old friends who have contacted me to offer your support. I am forever grateful to you for being here to help lift me up.

Mom is home and is as comfortable as possible.She is surrounded by those who love her. The coming days will be diffucult.

I truly have felt the hands of God in the last several days, he has given us a year of gifts with her and the gifts keep on coming. I love you all, Thank you