100 Word Wednesday: Week 141

Image by Bikurgurl Thank you for joining our awesome writing community who challenges themselves weekly as we weave together our 100 words! It’s been a while – thank you to those who encouraged me to restart 100 Word Wednesdays! I’ve missed seeing you on Instagram and here, but look forward to catching up with you this summer! Miss me? Feel free to post stories linked … Continue reading 100 Word Wednesday: Week 141

Fat Tuesday 2020

It’s Fat Tuesday! In the Christian religion, it’s the last day before Lent begins on Ash Wednesday. I didn’t grow up observing this tradition, but have found as a mother, it’s one I’ve enjoyed sharing with my children. We enjoy a decadent dinner of pancakes – or this year, pizza – and revelry! Does watching ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ count? ☠️🖤☠️ Preparing for Lent, making … Continue reading Fat Tuesday 2020

Scrabble Board Family Art

Image by Bikurgurl Family Scrabble Board This is our second family Scrabble board. Our first was made 7 years when we bought our current home in Washington. We constructed it with my parents first Scrabble board they handed down to us.. When I found this gem at @valuevillage_thrift , I knew it was time for us to update one for our family. I’ve survived Ovarian … Continue reading Scrabble Board Family Art

Beloved Notre Dame

My heart breaks… The beautiful Notre Dame de Paris, such an iconic cathedral, burns. We were just there a few months ago, in November 2018. We climbed as high as permitted to the bell tower. It’s magnificence cannot be overstated. The loss … tragic. Architecture….I have been in love with these flying buttresses since I was in the 6th grade. Medieval architecture, the dawn of … Continue reading Beloved Notre Dame

Comfort

Comfort can take many forms, be in what makes you comfortable {my gown and comfy robe} and what is comforting {nature, writing, drawing, coffee, tea, cookies, my boys, homeschooling, family, home}. Nothing helps me through my days like my faith in God. Through Him, all things are possible. Though just having faith that there’s something bigger than myself, than my life, is such a comfort. … Continue reading Comfort

#InstaWrimo Day 9: What’s in Your Creative Backpack?

{Affiliate links in text – thanks for supporting my blog!} In my creative backpack: {Image taken & edited with my iPhone S in the basic Instagram Application} Day 9: Best NaNoWriMo Swag My best {and only!} NaNoWriMo Swag is my ‘I Novel’ button and NaNoWriMo sticker. Having guided the novel writing process several times to homeschoolers, as well as my own children, I can say the … Continue reading #InstaWrimo Day 9: What’s in Your Creative Backpack?

Bikurgurl 2018, Road Trip to Bellingham, Hotel Writing

#InstaWrimo Day 8: What’s in Your Creative Backpack?

{Affiliate links in text – thanks for supporting my blog!} In my creative backpack: {Image taken & edited with my iPhone S in the basic Instagram Application} Day 8: Story Map Be a physical map of an area, plotting a diagram, a series of images or scraps of paper, but more likely a narrative, my story maps evolve fluidly through my writing. Based on locations, experiences, … Continue reading #InstaWrimo Day 8: What’s in Your Creative Backpack?

#InstaWrimo Day 6: What’s in Your Creative Backpack?

{Affiliate links in text – thanks for supporting my blog!} In my creative backpack: {Images taken & edited with my iPhone S in the basic Instagram Application} I rarely leave the house without a notebook. As a result, my writing spot varies greatly. I find writing at home is comfortable, but writing while I’m out is wonderful for jogging my memory or capturing those random, … Continue reading #InstaWrimo Day 6: What’s in Your Creative Backpack?