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


Small Victories Sunday {46}

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Warm weather is finally upon us!  I am thrilled!  We spent yesterday at home; my toddler played outdoors with a neighbor, and while the baby slept I got some work done in the garden.  While I didn’t get everything done, … Read More

Growing a Garden – “The Gardener”

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We’ve enjoyed having a vegetable garden the past few summers.  In fact, when the librarian read “Growing a Rainbow” the other day, I overheard my son arguing with another child. She said, “You can’t grow a rainbow!” “Yes you can!” … Read More

Make Your Own Fabric Play Fort Kit!

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As a child, I loved making forts with my brother — we would remove the cushions from our sofa and reconfigure things to make a fort with a roof, windows, and even a door (another cushion).  This play fort kit is inspired by … Read More

Small Victories Sunday {45}

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Spring is finally upon us!  And here in Michigan, we’ve even had our first tornado warning, complete with sirens and a trip to the basement.  My toddler knows the drill.  Hear the sirens?  Get ready and head to the basement, making sure to … Read More

Potty Training – Advice from 10 Moms Who’ve Been There

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Ok, I have to admit. I’m not all that familiar with the “normal” methods of potty training. We went a little crunchy in this department — my boys started using the potty when they were less than a year old. … Read More

How to Make Boxes from Greeting Cards

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I don’t remember exactly when I learned to make boxes from greeting cards, but I do remember where I was taught and who was there.  It was a family gathering, around Christmastime. For whatever reason, one of my extended relatives was teaching … Read More

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