Time to Sketch

If you’ve been to an event where Automattic’s been a sponsor you’ve seen these little books. They’re small, perfect for notes, sketches, lists, or whatever your heart desires. I picked up a few of the Jetpack ones recently so I could give them to my kids on road trips. I’m currently on vacation and since…

Journals: Lost and Found

When I owned my own web shop and spent my days creating WordPress sites for clients I kept everything in notebooks. By everything, I mean grocery lists, household todo lists, notes from client meetings, Christmas gift lists, everything. These notebooks are about as close to a journal as I’ll ever get. The other day my…

Ten Lords A-Leaping

On this 10th (or 11th) day of Christmas I give you this blue Santa’s helper. My youngest made this as a gift for his cousin. It comes complete with a mug of apple cider and a naughty/nice list affixed to the side. He wrote the names of most of his family, aunts, uncles, cousins, etc…

Eight Maids A-Milking

We were at the Albuquerque Sunport last night and it was fun to see the Christmas decorations still up.  So, on this 8th day of Christmas, I give you gingerbread Star Wars.            This was part of a Gingerbread display. Super cute. There was also a marshmallow dog:  

Six Geese A-Laying

On this 6th (or 7th) day of Christmas I’m celebrating homemade Christmas tree ornaments. Our tree is full of ornaments from my childhood, my husband’s childhood, gifts to the kids from our extended family, things collected over the 20 years of our marriage, and the artistic efforts of the kids. I love it. Having it in our living…

Prehistoric Pom Pom Puking Dinosaur

Here’s the latest installment of craftiness in the Arnold household. This creature is presumably some kind of dinosaur. It’s made with mostly construction paper, has toilet paper roll legs, and has the cutest little T-Rexish arms. Bonus feature: it pukes pom poms. View this post on Instagram This masterpiece of construction paper, toilet paper rolls, and hot…