School Counselor Door Sign

As a new middle school counselor in the building, I really wanted to make myself as available as possible for my students.

I want an open door policy, and I want students to always feel welcome in my office.

However, if you are familiar with school counselors, or know one, work with one, etc…you certainly know that it is BUSY!

Busy=door closed.

Having my door closed is less than inviting.

However…if I have a nifty door sign that says exactly what I’m doing or where I’m at…my hope is that it will take away the ambiguity of having my door closed. I won’t seem so distant to my students. Continue reading “School Counselor Door Sign”


Crafternoon: Doll Cradle

It’s no secret that I love handmade toys… And since my specialty is handsewn dolls, my daughter has taken a liking to playing pretend with all her dolls.

I constantly find her little dolls and stuffed animals in cute little setups. The favorite setup is when the dolls are going to bed. AvaMarie just loves tucking them in and setting up little beds with cozy blankets.

So when I came across this doll cradle for $5 at Goodwill, I couldn’t say no.

Finally a little bed to assist in my daughter’s cute little imagination.

All it took was some leftover paint and an afternoon. Tada!! Easy craft for hours of play in return!  Continue reading “Crafternoon: Doll Cradle”


Lessons in Gratitude: The Truth Behind Starting a Small Business

Ever since I graduated with my Master’s in School Counseling-my life has been a roller coaster.’s always been a roller coaster if I’m honest. But it keeps it interesting. First of all…graduating in December is the WORST time to find a “school” position-which was about the only thing I was qualified for. So it’s a tad stressful when I already took a risk and quit … Continue reading Lessons in Gratitude: The Truth Behind Starting a Small Business


Lessons in Gratitude: The Day My Roommate Moved Out

It was a fun day… Filled with painting, rearranging, decorating, and pretending like I was Joanna Gains from fixer upper, making you a fabulous new room.
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Saturdays with the Saints, Peg Doll Swap

This is the 2nd Lent that I’ve been a part of the famous “Saint Peg Doll Swap” It’s easily one of my favorite community crafting events, and of course I had to document it! I love how it is an easy way to 1) create a mandatory crafternoon 2)bring community with other moms, friends, and families 3) provide a classic toy for kiddos to learn about … Continue reading Saturdays with the Saints, Peg Doll Swap

Liberal America, explain yourself

All these thoughts keep coming up in my head lately. So I just have to write it out or they’ll keep buzzing around.

I blame the elections and how torn I am between Conservative America and Liberal America. Both have great ideas to offer.

Now, it’s no secret I’m a typical small town conservative girl… With a liberal twist (blame my counselor side). But with the Republican candidate that is winning these primaries, for the first time I’m considering voting Democrat. Note that it was a very brief consideration.

There’s a huge explanation from Liberal America that I have yet to hear before I will every vote for a liberal candidate.

And that is this….
Why, Liberal America, do you preach and boast and pride yourselves on being an advocate, trailblazer, and champion for the oppressed and discriminated against when you daily promote abortion… The killing of the most weak, and oppressed, and discriminated against, and vulnerable of our human population? Continue reading “Liberal America, explain yourself”