Get Crafty

Lately I have been trying to keep balance between work and mommy-hood with some me time. I had started a scrapbook for Tiny, but stalled out. About a week ago, I took a book making class, and I have definitely felt more excited about paper crafts again. Things I have learned…when you’re tired, your grammar goes out the window, so you’ll see a typo in one of the pics. Just ignore, pretend it’s perfect 🙂

The first shots are of my original scrapbook pages, the next set is of the book I made in a class. I’ll post more pics of other projects I am working on, but for now, enjoy!

And I can’t believe I forgot…my old photos are hanging up! I’m showing a few shots at the T-117 offices for the Port of Seattle. South Park Arts is working with them to showcase local artists while they are doing clean up of the Duwamish River.

That’s it! It’s been a lot of fun doing crafts and hanging out with friends to find that old me, new me balance. Here’s to more days of crafty goodness!


6 Months!

New Baby!
1 Month!
2 Months! 
3 Months!
4 Months!

5 Months! 

6 Months
Tiny Beast. My Goo. Stinky. Izzy.
I have dozens of names for her. I sing them in sunbeams, I whisper them at bed time, I use them in the stories I tell her.
6 glorious months have gone by since Isabella came into my life. Some days hard, all days amazing. I am truly lucky to have her. She makes me laugh, she utterly confuses and amazes me at the same time, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Every breath, every moment, every decision I have made in my life has been for her.
Happiest of Half Birthdays, my little love. 

On The Road Again

This past weekend we hit the road to Mt Rainier to do some tent camping with Izzy. We also decided to try to wean her off of her feeding tube. If you’re going to try something new, it should at least be done in a new environment while having fun.

The weather was amazing, and Izzy did really well. She loved the tent, trees, and critters. Our spot was also next to the river and away from other campers, so she could scream her fool head off during bottle feeds without really disturbing other campers (we hope).

The trip was over way too fast, and it was really nice to know for sure that we could camp with her. I also found that the car was pretty comfy for pumping, too.

On our way home we took a detour to Yakima for cherries and beer, and found a great little restaurant, Barrel House ( This place was seriously amazing-I had the portabella blue burger – which you can order up to 2 lbs big!  The cole slaw was awesome, and the beer and wine were all local.

We’re home now, and the wean has been a mixed bag-the kid has a pretty strong aversion (how does my kid not love food?!), but we’re working on it.

This week I’ll be wrapping up my vacation by making jam with the cherries from Yakima, watching fireworks with friends, and celebrating my 35th birthday (eep!). I’m also working on a shadowbox for her nursery too. Not a bad way to spend a week!

Here’s to you all!