The Herbert F. Johnson Museum

Yesterday was the mega controversial inauguration day of Donald Trump and today was the Women’s March on Washington. There were also local marches that I could have attended, but I’ve just been so conflicted about world issues of late that I just want to seek what little peace I can find. Despite being hung over, when a friend offered up the chance to go to the local museum, I jumped at it with full zeal. I’m so glad that I went. My heavy heart feels lighterRead more

Fall & Winter 2016: Ushering out the year.

Other highlights: This might be the craziest thing to ever have happened to me. On December 8th, I was woken up at 5 am by my landlord (my mother’s beau, Craig), telling me to come to the door because the police needed to speak with us. Yikes! They told us that our neighbor had killed someone at a Walmart across town (he shot and then ran over a UPS driver with his car) and was now on the loose in our neighborhood.Read more

Gettysburg: Oct. 15-Oct. 17, 2016

The Appalachian Brewing Company Gettysburg National Cemetery The Dobbin House and Tavern Cemetery Hill Evergreen Cemetery Mister Ed’s Elephant Museum and Candy Emporium The Historic Round Barn & Farm Market The Battlefields The Battle of Gettysburg took place from July 1st to July 3rd, 1863. This battle claimed the highest number of casualties in the American Civil War as was considered the turning point. Approximately 51,000 soldiers died in those three days. The Historic & Haunted Sachs Covered BridgeRead more

Happy Summer 2016!

An epic bucket list moment for me: Hall & Oates at the Lakeview Amphitheater in Syracuse, NY. They rocked my world! I had so much fun with Danielle, Brian & Slater. I love the pieces that I drew and I’m slowly finishing them. The workshop was an opportunity to work with mediums that I wouldn’t normally and I’m finding that I really enjoy watercolors–which I usually find intimidating.Read more

My Most Impossible Feat!

This summer, I took a break from craft shows to enjoy flea markets and to also rebuild a teardrop camper that I can use as a pop-up shop. With the teardrop, I’ll be able to travel to craft events farther away and perhaps even go back out to Yellowstone in Summer 2017. One can dream! I found the teardrop on Craigslist and immediately jumped on it. This is something I’ve been wanting for a while now and the last fewRead more

Haunted History in Cooperstown

This is very late in the making but I thought I’d share it. Last October, I went on an overnight stay to Cooperstown, New York with my mother and we had an incredible time. It’s amazing how refreshed you can feel after getting away for just a night. I love Cooperstown, especially in the fall because the setting is just idyllic and there’s a lot more to enjoy than just the Baseball Hall of Fame. We began our day withRead more

2015 Retrospective

I felt weird just glazing over this past year in my last post. It was an epic year and it certainly deserves to be documented. I started this blog because I wanted something that’ll capture my life’s journey. I wanted to be able to look back and read my story when I’m no longer able to remember it. And although I may have outgrown many things, I haven’t outgrown that desire. So here I am, back in the saddle again. Sit back and relaxRead more

My Blogging 2015 in Review…Yikes!

Well since I didn’t do any blogging in 2015, I didn’t expect much as far as stats goes. I’m not sure what happened to my blog…What happened blog? Where’d you go? I guess I just didn’t have too much to report. Now, I know that’s not true but maybe after the whirlwind that’s been my life for the past five years or so, this year just didn’t pass my blogging muster. Yup, 2015 just wasn’t bloggable. It certainly wasn’t my usual nailRead more