PSA: Creative Journaling Class - Rush City

Hi! Are you near Rush City, MN? Jill is hosting a FREE Intro to Creative Journaling class this weekend! RSVP by August 22 (tomorrow) by sending an email to jill@iloverushcity . com (minus the spaces).

This is a great opportunity to learn from someone who is awesomely creative, imaginative, fun, successful and motivational. I just love her!

She also offers Creative Journaling session packages for beginning and advanced journalers ($80 per session), a club with 365 e-mail prompts and meet-ups ($50), and Creative Journal travel sessions - group trips to Luther Point (August 29-31, 2018), MOA (October 18-19, 2018) and New Zealand (November 2019). I hope to be at the MOA trip! Send her an email for more info.

Sorry for being MIA. I have projects in the works! Just waiting for when my toddler decides to start letting me sleep more than 5 hours a night. This will happen sometime soon. Right? 



Easy Pet Lounger

Super easy pet lounger! No sewing required.

I just used a few old, flat pillows, one old blanket and two fitted crib sheets.

Place the folded blanket inside one crib sheet. Add pillows. The blanket smooths out and fills any gaps between the pillows.

Cover with the other crib sheet.

Choose which side you you want to use -

My human baby likes to lounge on this too!

Washi Tape Embellished Notecards

The dreaded leftover paper scrap bin! Bits that seem too nice to throw away but never get used ...

Spruce up the corners with washi tape! Pick tapes with small patterns - larger ones won't show up well since we're only using a small amount.

After I added the tape, I cut the rest away from the other side. This leaves a cleaner cut.


DIY Candy Necklace!


  • 60" x 8" Tulle or  Chiffon - 60" is selvage by selvage end so if you're in the store, ask for 1/4 yard :-).
  • Scissors
  • Curling Ribbon - Two colors
  • Candy!!!

Best Wild Rice Soup

This is the yummiest, creamiest wild rice soup I've ever had! I use leftover roasted chicken or rotisserie chicken. Instead of crackers I broiled up some ... Ballpark hamburger buns. Seriously, so much better than crackers or toasted french bread.

Adapted from a recipe from All Recipes.