“Mix Tape” Archive

Mix Tape February

At the Moment: February was awesome. First, I got to hang out with some of my favorite crafters and friends at the Midwest Craft Con! There were some awesome classes and fun crafty shenanigans, and I also spoke on the “Craft Show Confidential” panel. Then the kids had mid-winter break and we had a few [...]

Mix Tape January 2017

At the Moment: I’ve spent the last 4 weeks re-training myself to stop working in the evenings and on weekends, and to practice self-care every day most days. We’ve been cooking real food, I’m running nearly every day, spending more time with the fam & friends and *gasp* just trying to do LESS. It’s been [...]

Mix Tape November & December

November was SO crazy that I never even got to write a Mix Tape post for that month – my first missed one ever. So here’s a two month recap! At the Moment: The holiday season was a total whirlwind. Our family was busy with holiday happenings, family parties and hosting Christmas in our home. [...]

Mix Tape October

At the Moment: It’s strange how a month can be so jam packed that it feels like it took both 2 months and just a few days at the same time to fly by, but that was totally our October. Detroit Urban Craft Fair vendors are selected and we are putting some really fun surprises [...]

Mix Tape September

At the Moment: Roy and Della started kindergarten & preschool and both are having a great time in their new classes. No tears on the first day (other than Della crying when I picked her up, because she didn’t want to leave yet, ha!). The other big event of the month – Uncle Mark & [...]

Mix Tape August

At the Moment: It’s the end of summer, and school is about to start – kindergarten for Roy & preschool for Della. I can’t hardly believe it – I am so excited for them and also a little sad. We’ve been in a mad rush to do all the fun summer stuff that we hadn’t [...]

Mix Tape July

At the Moment: Roy started karate classes, and he & Della got to take a week long soccer camp which was simply adorable to watch – the highlight of my month. He also went to VBS, and Della loved having a little time with just me in the mornings that week. We celebrated mine & [...]

Mix Tape June

At the Moment: In June Roy graduated from preschool with the most adorable ceremony & party afterwards and also celebrated his birthday with his first trip to Chuck E Cheeses and getting his first bike. To get him ready for kindergarten and Della for preschool, we created a “school time schedule” with art, learning & [...]

Mix Tape May

At the Moment: This month was CRAZY. We had a birthday party for Roy & Della, celebrated Mother’s Day and our wedding anniversary, ran a race in Grand Rapids (10k for me, 25k for Dan), I was a judge at a pin up contest and also, you know, FERRIS FEST. I’m still catching my breath [...]

Mix Tape April

At the Moment:  Today is Della’s 3rd birthday, and she’s having a blast today. We got her a bed (whoa, no more crib!) and Roy got her a little guitar that she is very excited about. She woke up this morning and insisted that she was still 2 for a while, then finally got excited [...]