Tall Ships Tour – Penetanguishene, Ontario 2013

Tall Ships. Beautiful Harbor. Gorgeous Scenery. Amazingly Wonderful People.

This was my weekend.

I had the opportunity to be a vendor at the Tall Ships Tour this past weekend (Aug. 24/24). What an incredible weekend it was! It was such a privilege to be included.


Here I am in my booth. This photo was taken by my friend Tammy, of Mariposa Bead Co & Little Macie’s Monster Mart. You can find her here: https://www.facebook.com/LittleMonsterMart

Over the course of two days, I had the opportunity to meet so many great people, from all over the world! Many folks from the United States, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, from China and Australia. It was so incredible to see just how popular the “Tall Ships” actually are. I was fascinated by the knowledge that these event goers had. The War of 1812 was a big event. It was so great to see the history buffs and all those who thought the ships & the reenactments were just plain cool. 

I’m going to leave you now with a few photos from the weekend. I’m right in the middle of a “studio” remodel. But that’s for another blog post!



iana’s Ransom – The Pirate Ship! You could actually buy tickets for an hour and a half cruise through the harbor on this ship!

he Niagara. This was the tallest Tall Ship at the Penetanguishene Town Dock.

Madeline – I couldn’t get a closer shot as I was not permitted down the dock 😦

 The Three Captains.



Welcome Back!

I’m so happy to say that we’re now LIVE!!


My humble little blog LIVES once more!

It’s been six months (give or take) since my last actual post – and it’s time to remedy that.

Life took a bit of a crazy turn for me; everything & anything unexpectedly started happening and it all began to spiral out of control. I was rapidly losing ground and was barely hanging on by my fingernails. Most of what was happening was great for me, for my children and for my business, but you know that saying about taking on more than you can handle? I became the basis for that quote. I took on way more than I could handle, and being a “one woman show”, I became extremely overwhelmed. 

I took some time off – spent many wonderful days with my children (who are still on summer break) and got back to what was important. I reestablished my boundaries, and stopped being a slave to my work. And all it took was a few evenings of good brainstorming, drinking a lot of tea, and coming up with a great plan that now allows me to successfully balance my life with my children, and my work life. 

I’m happy to report that everything is coming along swimmingly. I’m the happiest I’ve ever been! My kids will go back to school in two weeks with stories of all the things we did, instead of “my mommy worked all summer”. Sure, I’ve worked all summer – I’ve attended many fairs and festivals, but, the bulk of my work gets completed in the morning; I also work a little more in the evenings, once they’ve turned in for the night. It’s routine for us now. Of course I’ll be pleased once they’re back in school – that means that I can shift back to my “school year” schedule & routine. After all, I need to free up my weeknights – Grey’s Anatomy starts in September!! HA!

So please bare with me as I get this blog going again; there will probably be a few random posts here and there until I hammer out a regular posting schedule.

Thanks so much for sticking it out thus far!

You all rock!