MADE YOU LOOK: VINTAGE BUTTONS

    My Grandmother lived on a farm during the depression era and saved EVERYTHING!She collected buttons and stored them in an old candy tin.  The Steven's Candies tin is decorated with embossed silhouettes of the United State's Presidents around it and it ended with President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.  He was 32nd President from 1933-1945. Some…

MOM…THANKS FOR DRAGGING ME TO ART CLASSES

     It's Mother's Day!  I've said it before but I am so thankful for my Mom...especially for taking me to my art classes at the Toledo Museum of Art.  I am very appreciative that I was able to be around wonderful works of art at such a young age.  I…

GLUTEN FREE FEAST: BEST BOX BREAD MIX

Gluten free baked goods tend to be crappy (I'm not kidding) so when I finally found this boxed bread mix I was thrilled. My criteria for a decent loaf of bread: artisan "deli" like bread doesn't cost $15 not the size of a small brick doesn't fall apart easily not dry has a…

KID CREATIVE SPACE: PORTABLE ART CRATE

       When I was a kid, I organized all my art supplies in a crate so that I could take them with me where ever I went.  Most times I would work on the front porch or on the picnic table in the backyard but I took my…

GREETINGS FROM…WASHINGTON, DC!

      Went on an unexpected quick trip to Washington, DC a week ago.  I was hoping to catch the cherry tree blossoms in full bloom but the unusually warm weather had them blossom very early...so I missed them.The weather was also crappy for my first two days.  That Sunday was…