Doing What I Can Do {A Story about My Son}

Doing What I Can Do {A Story about My Son}

My little guy wants to do what his big sisters do. He repeats their jokes and catch phrases, right down to their tone of voice. He watches to see what they pack in their book bags for school and imitates it. He knows the songs they like and belts them out at inopportune times. Yes, despite occasional squabbles, he adores them. I send roller … [Read more...]

Life Verse Creative Journal Set

Life Verse Creative Journal Set

To stay sane in the midst of being a mom to four, wife to one, blogger, virtual assistant and CEO of my own business, I need to schedule creative time. As in actually writing it in on my calendar. Paint. Draw. Color. Yes, I am a fan of the adult coloring trend. It truly does relax me and let my stress melt away, and the colors … [Read more...]

No Dream Is Realized Alone

No Dream Is Realized Alone

Not once in my life did I hear that pursuing the arts was a frivolous endeavor or money wasted. In fact, my mom and I regularly attended art and craft shows for inspiration. For several years, treks to Ann Arbor’s summer art fair on the University of Michigan’s campus were our summer standard—mile after mile of ceramic, photographic, textile, … [Read more...]

Mianecki Christmas Card 2014 Outtake

Mianecki Christmas Card 2014 Outtake

After taking a few years off, I opted to send Christmas cards this year. I'm one of those strange people who actually enjoys crafting the card and the accompanying letter, hand addressing each envelope, and selecting Christmas postage. I wrangled my dad into the role of photographer for a Thanksgiving Day shoot and then took advantage of his Sam's … [Read more...]

God Hears Our Desires

God Hears Our Desires

Today, I'm delighted to host a guest writer in this space for the first time. I had the pleasure of meeting Kristin Taylor through the God-sized Dreams Team. She has been, and continues to be, such an encouragement to me. I am proud to call her friend and share this space as she tells the story of how God built her faith and family. Please join me … [Read more...]