A slice of life... video style

A day in the life of us. I like the idea of making these vlogs on occasion, so let me know your thoughts! My goal is to keep them under 10 minutes, but clearly I failed at this one. Forgive me?

Field Trip + crafting after

You may have noticed that I have been posting more videos lately on my YouTube channel. Lately some of my favorite videos to make are the ones where I take you along for an adventure and then come back to the studio to get crafty. After reading the comments in the video I posted yesterday from The Color Run, it appears that you all like this format too!

Spolier alert - here is finished layout...

Scrapbooking a race

I would love to be able to shoot more videos on a regular basis, so if you have ideas of what you would like to see (that would be somewhat easy for me to shoot), please let me know! Do you like the personal stuff, the crafty stuff, a mix of both? Thanks so much for coming along for the ride on this blog or other platforms like Instagram and YouTube!

Last day to sign up for Everyday Traveler

Here's a little sneak peek at one of my step-by-step photos for an online class I'm contributing to at Studio Calico called Everyday Traveler.  Registration closes today and class begins July 6, 2015 - hope to see you in the classroom!


Think good thoughts


Hope your weekend was wonderful! Our Sunday sunset was pretty spectacular, as you may have seen on my Instagram feed already. No filter, no editing except for a square crop, and just plain magnificent. The sky was dark and then became brighter as it was getting later. It was something I had to capture in a time lapse video too, which will be included on an upcoming video, a la Casey Neistat. Working on editing a vlog that should be posted soon too. One thought I've had recently is to try and have a more rigid schedule with my blogging and YouTube channel. I'm thinking 3 posts a week on the blog and 2 videos a week on YouTube. It seems like a lofty goal, but something I have been thinking about for quite some time. Any of your thoughts on what you'd like to see more of would be wonderful! I still enjoy doing these motivational Monday quotes too. 

Last night we had a couple of the guys from Communigift over for dinner. Thomas shared his favorite quote, so I had to script it this morning.

Buddha quote

Can't believe we are over half way through spreading more motivation for each of your Mondays this year! I'm still using this watercolor set from Michaels and a brush that says Royal 2 on it (can’t remember where it’s from, sorry!). If you have a favorite quote – snarky, silly, or simple in its’ wisdom, please share in the comments!

Obsessed with Traveler's Notebooks

Documenting a day in the life

Last month I played along with Ali Edwards' for Day in the Life. Since it wasn't a typical day, I decided the best way to document it was simply to write things down in a book. Currently I am using a Midori Traveler's Notebook for my notes and random things, so I thought I would simply include it as a two page spread. Because much of the day was spent by myself traveling, I had time to jot things down pretty much as they happened. I also had time to add cute touches with stamps and filled in doodles with a white gel pen. On this trip I learned why I used to be frustrated with these Sakura white gel pens. It turns out I've been storing them in a cup, and you're not supposed to do that. They are best stored sideways! I remember thinking that they wouldn't work after I only had them for a short time, and now I know why. So do yourself a favor and store these pens on their side. Laying down, like they are taking a nap. This white pen has a smaller tip than my other favorite, the uniball signo.

Love Traveler's Notebooks too? I'm contributing to an online class at Studio Calico called Everyday Traveler.  Registration closes on June 30, 2015. Class begins July 6, 2015 - hope to see you in the classroom!

And since I am in major video making mode, here is a little flip through along with a demo.