January I started out the year of 2020 with a really fun birthday present--going to see "Hamilton the Musical" in its last week of performances in Chicago! Seeing it live helped me the following August as I was writing a masterclass for my new high school fine arts membership called … [Read more...] about My 2020 Year in Review
I am thrilled to talk to you about a few ways to have a "Not So Bummer Summer" for both Kids and for Mom! Disclosure: I get commissions for purchases made through affiliate links in this post. Not So Bummer Summer Not So Bummer Summer is an online course by JoAnn Crohn and retails for … [Read more...] about “Not So Bummer Summer” for Kids and for Mom!
I just got these beautiful Thanksgiving Table Place Setting printables yesterday and have to get them up quickly for you, so you can use them, too. After all, Thanksgiving is tomorrow! We are hosting 30 family members here this year, and my kids are going to laminate the placemats for their … [Read more...] about Beautiful Thanksgiving Table Place Setting Printables
Every year our church hosts a craft fair where many students participate as vendors. Not only is it a wonderful way for kids (and adults!) to use their creative skills in making something, they are also learning entrepreneurship. The vendors donate some of their profits as well, so the craft fair is … [Read more...] about Step-By-Step Plan for Organizing a Holiday Craft Fair
I just returned home a couple of weeks ago from a trip of a lifetime. My husband and I celebrated our 20th Anniversary with a "2nd honeymoon" trip to Italy! Our first honeymoon was in Wisconsin, at my in-laws' lake house--lovely and pretty in the fall, but not like this trip at all! I did learn … [Read more...] about 12 Tips for Your Trip to Italy
Happy Mother's Day! As a musician and music teacher, I am always finding ways to relate music to everyday experiences. Today, I have a special musical way to Honor Mom on Mother's Day. The following is an excerpt from my online course called Music for Holidays & Special … [Read more...] about A Unique Musical Way to Honor Mom on Mother’s Day