There are many hats I wear throughout the week, but I always am reminded of the importance of memories. Making memories, creating lasting legacies, and making the world a better place by inspiring you and others to find your inner creative spirit. Everyone knows family memories are important, but sometimes remembering to enjoy and document them is the tough part. Life just moves so quickly! Whether it’s capturing “snapshot moments” or mentally storing priceless memories we’ll remember fondly years from now, join me as I work on living fully in the present instead of just behind the camera. Because, let’s face it, life happens even when you don’t have a camera at the ready. — Betsy


High Tech Coloring (Painting Lulu)

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We love coloring around here  (on paper, on the computer, you name it).  Our refrigerator is decorated with a plethora of child-drawn artwork; there is a wall in the kitchen that also displays proudly-hung drawings.  So when I got a … Read More

Using Imagery to Calm an Overstimulated Child

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If you do an web search, you’ll probably find a plethora of links about imagery and visualization, techniques to calm and focus your mind, etc. Images, whether real or visualized within the mind, really can help anyone to get to … Read More

A Toddler’s Money Bank

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Every kid becomes interested in money at some point. I’m not sure when Toby started carrying coins around in his pockets, but the kid has a great eye for spotting spare change. Over the years, we’ve acquired several money banks, … Read More

Martin Luther + Katherina von Bora Puzzle

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In honor of Reformation day (okay, a bit early), we made a Martin Luther and Katherina von Bora puzzle!  You can see the how-to blog post over at In All You Do, as well as learn some more about Martin … Read More

Plan Ahead: Family Photos for Holiday Greeting Cards

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Growing up, my mother always sent out a Christmas letter — complete with family photo.  We would contribute to this family tradition by telling my mom what we wanted to share in the letter.  Not all of our input made the … Read More

3 Reasons Mess Making Is Ok

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I’ve never been one to keep neat when being creative.  As a child, I came home from school with paint all over myself — my mom probably lost track of how many outfits I ruined.  I’ve been lovingly called “messy … Read More

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