Writing an essay can have you yanking out your hair while curled in a corner crying at 2 am. Even for experienced writers, the process of thinking about what to write and figuring out the format to put it in can be frustrating. Also, because there are many different types of essays (persuasive, expository, argumentative, etc.) how you approach the topic will vary. In high school, these papers will usually be about a page or two in length. In college, they can be several pages in length and usually require research. With so many variables […]

Sweet Rice to Warm Your Cold Day

Sweet Rice 3 cups uncooked long-grain white rice  2 cinnamon sticks (optional) 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional) 8 cups of water 4 boxes (1oz ea) of raisins 1 can (12 oz) of evaporated milk  Does not need to be Goat milk How much you add will depend on how much water the rice has left after boiling. 1 tablespoon of ground cinnamon 1 ½ cups of sugar An inexpensive sweet treat that was popular in my house growing up with sweet rice. So, after going through the physical and emotional struggle of the Texas winter storm these last few days, […]

Cake Pop Fail – What NOT to do!

Cake pops have become the newest pretty treat for celebrations. I imagine this is partially due to their size but also because of how each pop can be uniquely decorated to meet the needs of almost any party, it helps that they taste good too. So when my daughter asked for cake pops, we decided to try our hand at making them ourselves. We started out with our ingredients which included: A standard over-the-counter boxed cake mix Three eggs ½ a cup of oil  1 cup of water,  Several bars of white chocolate The cake pop sticks And other items […]

Review of “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens – With Spoilers

“Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens – Review   In this review, I will be simply describing my thoughts and reactions to the story as a whole.    Delia Owens does a beautiful job in creating a marshy world colored with life. She begins her book by introducing you to the young Kaya, a small girl of about six years old. We are introduced to Kaya during a moment in her life that will send ripples through the ages and affect who she becomes in the end. When her mother left, there is a comparison to an injured fox […]

Hello World!

Welcome to my blog.  For the better part of my life, I have engaged in multiple artistic avenues from painting to bad poetry. I believe that art doesn’t need to be perfect and neat. It should be messy, fun, and perfectly imperfect. For me, art is a way to express the emotions that I can’t verbalize. It is a free feeling to create and engage in new ideas. So in this blog, I will talk about art, books, and life in general.  I will do the things that make me happiest, I will create and share. I was inspired to […]