Category: DIY

Creating pretty pottery at local studio

I’ve been wanting to head back to the local pottery studio to make something artsy. It was meant to be when my friend mentioned she wanted to try her hand at pottery painting. So we picked an afternoon for our outing, choosing to meet at Creative Arts Studio in downtown Royal Oak (I took my

Yummy, easy egg muffins

While I know that breakfast is an important meal, I admit that I often have a difficult time eating a good breakfast. I’m usually hustling out the door to work or an exercise activity without a lot of time to make something healthy. My typical meal is grabbing a granola bar and coffee that I

Make a vision board for the new year

Week 3 of my best year ever started! So far, it’s been a good year. I kicked off my fitness routine (more to come on that later), biked a few times, met up with friends many times, and got working on some professional projects. 2 One of my favorite activities that I like to do

Warm up with delicious chili and soups

Winter weather is still finding its way to Michigan. When the temps are low and cold, I enjoy a warm meal at the end of the day. I try to eat fairly healthy, which means trying to cook more at home. 2 I love using my slow cooker. It’s so easy to drop ingredients in

Tomato/cucumber salad holds onto summer

I know the first day of fall happened yesterday but I’m not quite ready to pull out the sweaters, boots and chili recipes. Instead, I’m wearing shorts and sandals today, and snacking on some refreshing summer vegetables. 2 Believe it or not, I wasn’t a fan of tomatoes until about two years ago. Yes, I

Summer pasta, bacon and vegetable salad

The humidity finally slid out of Michigan, leaving wonderfully warm, yet relaxing weather. Despite the pumpkin seasoning and haunted houses appearing in retailers, it’s still the summer season so I’m still enjoying all things summertime! This means that I am not ready to turn the hot oven on to cook. I shared in a recent

Easy slow cooker shredded chicken

I’m going to admit something. Here goes…..my interest in cooking this summer has been small. No, actually it’s been pretty nonexistent. I don’t know what happened. I really got into cooking this past winter and spring. I made many new recipes and enjoyed the process. But this summer, I’ve struggled to find the enthusiasm to

Essential oil recipes for a healthy, relaxing home & life

For the past few years, I’ve been trying to transition into using more natural, safe products in my home and on my body. Using essential oils is one way to achieve this. 2 I started using essential oils after some digestive issues wouldn’t go away.  Medical tests thankfully kept coming back negative or inconclusive, however,

Visit me at my first craft show booth

Guess what?! I’m taking my creative side and Esty store items on the road to a local craft show. Truth be told, it’s a bit terrifying to put myself, er, my stuff on display. After all, right now, I make stuff and post onto Etsy so no need to interact in person. 2 My logical