When Children Need Homes

It's hard to imagine a world with as many orphans as there are, and a world where a vast majority of children live below the poverty line.  And so before you make up your conservative mind about same sex couples raising children, just remember, it's better to have a loving home, than a home with 2 heterosexual parents who do horrible things to you (which we read about in the news every single day).      It's also better to have a home with 2 parents, as opposed to one, or none.  I'm all for same sex couples adopting children for many different reasons.  This particular couple (friends of friends) really caught my eye.  They have that sparkle in their eye and I really hope they find their forever baby.




Rebel Reclaimed

    I recently visited the cute city of Grand Rapids, MI.  They have so many special antique stores, one of which is called Rebel Reclaimed. They sell a lot of the frames shown in the picture below.  My friend who is a designer in Grand Rapids, is often inspired by their store.  She even made a gallery wall with some of their artwork in her daughter's nursery, below.  The red bird on canvas in the lower right corner is my own piece that was also inspired by this store: REbel REclaimed   You can purchase one like the painting I did for my friend on my etsy shop: RAINIES



Christmas is around the corner

It's that time of year again that I look forward to- hot chocolate, gingerbread houses, ice skating, and more! Christmas stockings are a must! They don't have to be expensive, they can be hand made from so many materials; recycled socks or sweaters, and even made from burlap.