As a child, I always wanted to be a Disney animator. Or maybe an astronaut. Or a zookeeper. And some days it was a scientist. I ended up going with scientist, but when I became a mom, the artist in me started bubbling up again.  I spent many years running an etsy shop selling children’s art but after baby number three I realized I didn’t have the desire any longer, so it was time to walk away.  Doing so left me more time to work on craft projects, home decorating efforts, cooking experiments, and (most importantly) more time to play with my children.  I started this blog to share my projects, favorite toys, the random bargain I have stumbled upon, the occasional home improvement project, and most importantly to connect with others as they try their own projects.