Redecorating My ART room — happy making

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I have been craving some changes in my art room.  Right now it is just subtle changes but I am making some plans for a new desk and few other things.  The rearranging has me in here more and I have some fun ideas to share with your soon.


Tonglen Lake Lodge = happy making

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If you are in the Denali area Tonglen Lake Lodge is your Central Perk, or your Cheers.  We love it there.  A friend and I took our journals and her boys out.  The little Artisan Cafe filled our belly with YUM and the outdoors filled our eyes with delight.  We love it there.

It’s Friday and I am in Love

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  1. Danielle Donaldson’s book Creative Girl.  My husband bought all the supplies she suggests in her book for my valentines and now I am fully ready to explore her watercolor techniques.
  2. These planters make me happy.  I have decided I need more plants in my home and so I have been shopping for cute planters.  This shop is full of them.
  3. Seaweed Kisses blog.  She has the most adorable posts about journaling and Midori planners.

we are all royal — art journal


I normally have a bunch of journals hanging around and I add left over paint to them as I go.  Later when I am journaling I make it a challenge to make something of the scraps.  Here there is left over paint and doodles.


The best part of art journaling is the freedom to just let loose.  I throw crazy colors down scribble if I want and just play.  It is very relaxing and fun with no pressure of making a masterpiece.


This journal has random tip outs.  I like them for an extra challenge to a page.  This one I tied together by using circles and scribbled words.


A closer look….”be yourself”.


You can’t really see it but on her dress I wrote the words….

“We are all royal and beautiful in his eyes.” Over and over.

this weeks travels–Instagram

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Since I started working I have found my weekly travels are short.  This week I worked, then Friday night I enjoyed a night in, the kids came home from school to watch the big game, I drove to town for a trip to Michaels, and we had Sunday brunch at 229 Parks….my new favorite place to eat.  If you are going to be in the Denali area it is a must try.

Instagram ::: leaca_travels

It’s Friday and I’m in love — and giveaway winner!

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1. I am always in love with vinyl but this George Fitzgerald album fit my mood tonight and he really is not my style of music. Sometimes you just need something different.

2. Podcasts and Audible are my go to happy place these days. This week I have been listening to Elise Gets Crafty. There are three seasons and so I can fill my day listening while I am at work. It has been the perfect way to stimulate my creative brain while I am sitting at an office desk working a day job.

3. Tea time! I am in love with this Citrus Lavender Sage tea. It is the perfect evening herbal tea and the flavors sound like they might be weird together but they are not. Get some. You won’t regret it. I do have to lightly sweeten it but I just count it as my treat for the night.

4. Midori planners have been on my wish list for a long time. I follow boards on pinterest and even made my own board. I bought one for my son for Christmas and fell in love with his. I ordered one and I only have the insert to play with right now and I love it. I will keep you posted when I receive the whole thing. I am sure my instagram will be loaded with pictures.

5. The Happy Reader and I became fast friends a year ago when the first issue came and had a whole section dedicated to educating us about tea. I was hooked. I like that it is not mainstream. I can’t get these articles anywhere else. They are written well and have topics and interviews that I would have never thought to seek out. It is a treasure when it arrives.


I downloaded the random number generator and it #3 was the winner. Bridget Piscoya if you email me with your address I will send your prize ASAP.

Thank you to all who participated.