It's been a long time coming but we have finally reopened our Etsy store. The Lapis Garden is alive again. As an artist and crafter, I have sold my jewelry online and at art shows. It feels good again to have my virtual home for the goods I make. There are many things we will be … Continue reading The Lapis Garden is LIVE
For years now I've been working toward living a life of simplicity. Cutting back is a type of hobby for me. Where I used to spend frivolously and recklessly, emptying my bank account for the sake of acquiring things, I now plan purchases and set aside wants for the things I need. In so many … Continue reading Walden, or, why have I not read this before?
Once a year, we pack up a rental car and head northwest to the beautiful state of Wisconsin. Most of Dean's family lives there, and we go to visit with his mother for a week or so. This year was no exception. In fact, we just got back from our annual trip and, as usual, … Continue reading A Music Lover’s Heaven…Outside Milwaukee
There is nothing so liberating as packing a bag, hopping into a car and hitting the open road. Those endless ribbons of asphalt beg to be explored...roads going in all different directions...each road leading to a new adventure. Some trips are to new destinations...places yet to be discovered and roads yet to be driven upon. … Continue reading Road Tripping
Hello Hermine. Nice to meet you. We need the rain but not the wind. Please be kind as you're passing through our fair city. Hurricanes and tropical storms. I've lived through a few, even though I have never lived on the coastline. Today's excitement reminds me of the time I was in the middle of … Continue reading Hello Hermine.
Well, I admit I've been really slack on blogging this year, and for that I apologize. My life took off in a hugely different direction right after I began putting this blog together. My absence is proof that I've been over-busy. Earlier this year, Dean was asked to join a brand new rockabilly/blues band called … Continue reading It’s my blogging anniversary? Who knew?