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Craft Projects: Creating Cooper’s Nursery
Nick and I have been waiting a long time to meet our first baby, Cooper James Panetta. Since March, we have patiently gone through each day, w...
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Visual Journal Page 14: Travel by Balloon
One day while on one of my random magazine image hunts, I discovered this picture of a beautiful, tropical location. I immediately felt envy t...
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Visual Journal Page 13: Tape
Our first home is what you would call “move in ready.” The previous owners renovated, updated, and painted every room using nice s...
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DIY Shower Decor Project: Fabric Tassel Banner
To prepare for my brother-in-law and soon-to-be sister-in-law’s upcoming nuptials, Nick and I hosted a couples shower towards the end of...
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DIY Shower Craft Project: Personalized Photo Banners
It has been a summer of showers. Really, it has been a few years of showers, but I don’t mind because I love hosting them and having the...
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Visual Journal Page 12: Fall
I love every season of the year, but my favorite has to be fall. I have made many past visual journal pages about fall. I can’t help but...
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Visual Journal Page 11: Take Responsibility
It was the time of year when hot sticky summer nights transition into the cool crisp fall. It’s my favorite time of year, witnessing the...
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Teachers Pay Teachers: Math Decoration via an Art Teacher
My dad would be so proud. After nearly 10 years after my last math class, I have returned to arithmetic basics thanks to a Teachers Pay Teache...
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Visual Journal Page 10: My Hands
It was a normal afternoon. I was in my car, on my daily commute home, half listening to NPR, half day dreaming, trying to keep my mind of...
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Visual Journal Page 9: Yellow Ostrich
There is a something special about band tees. When you find that one that has the perfect logo, perfect fit and you wear it until it has the p...
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Visual Journal Page 8: Books
I was captivated by the world of books at an early age. Books were constantly surrounding me on the shelves of my house, scattered in my ...
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Encaustic Mixed Media: Wine Corks, Playing Cards, Scrabble Tiles, and Letters
Recently, I was asked by a family friend do do a commissioned work of art for her husband’s sixtieth birthday. I was flattered, and exci...
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