After days and days of clouds and gray, the sun made its glorious appearance this morning. Even after a decade of living in Central Pennsylvania, I am no closer to getting accustomed to less sun caused by a more mountainous terrain. Not sure I ever will. So, when graced by the sun's presence, it's an… Continue reading Sunrise
For the past several weeks, planning this year's offerings in floral design & botanical arts have been heavily on my mind....as is customary at the close of a year and into the new one, I suppose. While my goal is always to come up with fresh and on-trend ideas, it's a joy to offer prior… Continue reading A Look Back at 2017’s Workshops
During our long holiday break, we weren't going to pass up the time for some crafting, so we made fairies! I had actually made these very same fairies as a giveaway item for one of my daughter's birthday parties years ago. Visiting the local craft store is extra fun when you have a specific project… Continue reading Fairy Friends
One of my resolutions this year is to cook much more at home and I found myself craving a stew my mom used to make growing up in the Philippines. This stew is called "Nilaga", which basically means "boiled" or "stewed". It's made with either bone-in beef or pork and vegetables. Very simple - you… Continue reading Making a Filipino Stew
14 days. That's how long my girls have been on their holiday break. It's been an extra-long break this time around because of the new high school building being moved into this past week (of which this is pretty exciting news around our town, but more on that later!). And while it's been nice having… Continue reading End of Holiday Break
It's the 2nd day of the new year and very cold here in State College. Snowy surroundings are keeping us inside, but I must take my boy Kirby out for a much-needed walk. You'll get to know and meet Kirby more in future posts - he's my little love! School is out this week for… Continue reading Happy 2018!
2017 is coming to a close and I have found myself here....finally deciding to take the plunge into this new world of blogging. It's both scary and exciting to be here! Since becoming an entrepreneur "officially" in 2014 when I opened my etsy shop, followed by a resident instructor position at a wonderful art studio,… Continue reading A new journey