Creative Cynchronicity is all about celebrating the joy, fun, and creativity in every day! And what’s a celebration without sharing it with your friends? So, here on my blog, I feature ideas for:
- yummy family fare that will wow them but won’t leave you too exhausted to eat it
- quick and easy crafts for the busy crafter….or lazy crafter…take your pick
- fun and affordable family activities to delight young and old
creative celebrations for occasions big and small that will have your friends and family convinced you’re Martha Stewart but that won’t require you hiring her staff to carry them out
- much much more!
I grew up on a combination of down home Southern cooking and rustic French Canadian fare. Many many days were spent standing on a stool beside my mom or one of my grandmothers learning to cook the family favorites from scratch, recipes being passed down from one generation to the next usually only by word of mouth.
My family is a unique balance of left-brained scientists and right-brained creative types. My father and I shared a great love of the outdoors and my sense of adventure and need to wander and explore come from him. He also was a very talented artist, photographer, amateur archaeologist, and singer in a barber shop quartet. In his spare time, he loved doing needlepoint too!
My mom and I love to spend time crafting together. From quilting to embroidery, paper crafting, sewing, pottery and more, there’s pretty much no form of arts and crafts that my Mom doesn’t excel at. She always has such a unique way of looking at projects and bringing her own stamp to them and I spent many hours of my childhood sitting beside her absorbing as much of her flair for the creative as I could. My family has made me who I am and now I share that with all of you.
Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, I grew up in Montreal and London, Ontario. I currently live in London but spend a lot of time in Arkansas, where I attended university and where much of my family now lives. Sidelined from a classroom teaching job by a serious car accident, I now spend my days blogging and providing social media management for others.
I have an amazing daughter named Samantha who is married to a wonderful man, Graham. They are currently living in the UK and traveling throughout Europe but they’ll be home in July.
We have a sweet, affectionate German Shepherd named Trinity who is 85 lbs. but thinks she’s a lap dog and a cat named Sugarplum who thinks she’s a princess….or a dictator. It really depends on her mood. I’m also currently “babysitting” my daughter and son-in-law’s cat Hocus Pocus. We rescued her as a stray who had been living on the streets, according to our vet’s best guesses, likely since birth. Her fat belly shows just how well she has taken to the cushy life of an indoor cat but she’s still a bit skittish when it comes to loud sounds, having been hit by a car during her early days.
You can keep up with my adventures and misadventures (I’m a bit of a klutz) on my various social media channels here: