Monday, August 3, 2009

Blogging for Bliss

Today is a party over at Artsy Mama in honor of Tara Frey's new book. ( I am posting this the night before, because I have to leave in the morning)

I started blogging at the end of 2006 after I stumbled across this great new medium. I love photos and it was like having my own personal magazine anytime I want with so much I could never finish! It still is like that. Inspiration everywhere.

I also look at it as a way of keeping memories and it is really cool to look back on.

I document many things...

My garden,

My listings for etsy and ebay,


My love of photography and nature,

My love of swaps! Swaps are so cool and there are so many to choose from. Blogging also revived my love for art. I found so many people I didn't even know were out there - people that are like me! I am sure you all can relate.

This is some of my art journaling

And this was from a class by Michael DeMeng at Artfest 2008. Another bonus from blogging was finding all these great artists and going to artfest in 2008 and 9. Then last year finding out about Squam! An art retreat I could drive to.

I also have many pics of my daughter Sarah when she is dressed up...

And not... lol.

My blog shows the highlights of the trips we have been on too.
New York,

And Costa Rica this past march.

We also have been renovating our house over the past 2 years and adding an addition and redoing the kitchen.

This is the before pic

We took down these trees and attached the house to the sleeping cabin and made it a bedroom and new living room with cathedral ceilings.

This is the after, and as you can see, we are still working on it! But we have done it all ourselves so that takes longer.

This is a pic of the inside.

Other things I do on here is complain about the SNOW. We are in the north woods of Canada, so ya think I would be used to it by now.But this view out our back patio door is just crazy. Like, c'mon.

And also my job as part time librarian has its perks...

but it's a curse too. At least they don't STAY here. That doesn't stop me from filling all my bookshelves up with them too. Ah, but what is a life without books?

Well, now that I've written a book - :) I'll say goodbye and from my 2 "babies" too.

Have a good day!


  1. Love discoverin your blog through this wonderful party! Thanks for sharing your blog bliss.

  2. Hello there! I loved reading your post and especially looking at your photos. A blog without photos isn't a bliss to me, but you do perfect! I totally agree with you about why blogging! Nice to meet you!

  3. Heyya chickadee!!
    You have amazing eye for taking photos! I love you blog! I will be following it! Hope you have much more bliss in blogging! Come visit this mermaid sometime!

    Big Mermaid Hugs


    ps come to my party!

  4. What a great post and such wonderful photographs. Thanks for sharing your story.
    Cheers to blogging!

  5. I enjoyed reading your blog post, your art journals and photography is great!

  6. What a creative way to celebrate Kari's party. Each type of post that you have written shows a blog filled with so many interesting things. I love your photography too. So nice to meet you.