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The Common Buckeye

Back about a 100 million years ago, when I only had two kids--and life still revolved around sippy cups and folding strollers--we lived...

New Frontier

When I set up this blog, I was brimming with ideas! Every week it was my intention to crank out 1 or 2 essays; posts in which I would...

Treadmill Running

I returned home from Ohio one week ago today. As soon as I stepped out of the car, it was like a giant invisible hand picked me up by the...

Taking a Big Leap

I'd like to open this blog by going over with you a few key details about my business plan. These are the guiding principles of Melissa...

I Now Pronounce You--DONE!

I finally finished the cake topper--and just in the nick of time, too! It's Thanksgiving week, which means it's time for me to drop...

Toads to Sleep

Gone are fuzzy bees And chirping crickets, Leafy trees, And shady thickets. Gone are thunderstorms And sprouting seeds, Mosquito swarms,...

An Update on the Cake Couple

I am nearly finished! I can finally see the proverbial light at the end of the cake topper tunnel. Once I complete the shoes and create...

Of Knitting and Claying

I started playing around with polymer clay roughly 8 years ago–and that is only because I started playing around with yarn some 20 years...

Gobble Gobble Gobbling November

When I was a kid, Thanksgiving was not my favorite holiday. In fact, if I had been given a choice, I probably would have eliminated...

Portrait of the Artist...

For the past few days, I have been down and out with a very nasty cold. Patient “0” was my sweet little baby granddaughter, who for all...

Sculpting butts again...

I have finally started work on the wedding cake topper. I am taking my time. I don’t have a lot of experience sculpting people, and have...

Big Orange Cat

This pile of legs and fur is my cat, Ty. Ty is short for Tiberius, and he is the best cat ever to shed his hair upon this great green...

And so it begins...

Welcome to my blog! The beginning! Day one! Do people even read blogs anymore? I have a feeling the blogging heyday is over. Most people...