Happy Thanksgiving - 2016!

Hello lovelies,

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday!  I was overjoyed to see this holiday come.  First, let's be honest, everyone deserves a break; a time to step back and regroup.  Although I'm not the one in the kitchen stirring a multitude of pots, I can say that for me, Thanksgiving is a breath of fresh air.  It's not even about all the amazing food dishes, it's just a feel-good holiday - one that I enjoy spending with my family.

I did have a huge grad project due during the holidays so I had to spend most of mine working, but it was nice to be able to do that.  In between, I got to spend time with my brother and my mom.  My brother and I went to a local lake with a walking trail for a few moments.  It's really a nice spot.

Look at that mega streak of gray hair I've got!

My brother and me
I also purged a lot of items from my home that were donated to a local donation center.  My house took a huge sigh of relief!  Seriously.  The photos below are just a beginning.  Watch the video to see the things that were donated.
My guest room - BEFORE

My guest room - DURING

I love my mom's dining room.  She has found the prettiest fall decor over the years.

Thanksgiving Dinner
I took time to pot the mint I salvaged from my aunt's yard.  I had to propogate it in water to keep it going, but now it has a new home in soil (currently residing in my window sill).

At the end of the holidays, we visited several family members on my dad's side of the family.  At my uncle's house, my cousin's husband prepared the most delicious upside down cranberry cake.  My aunt (his mother in law) made a cup of coffee, served in mugs she made.  That made it even more special.

My video chronicle:

I did finish my project and have just about wrapped up the semester.  One course is done, the other will be done by the weekend.  I still have to finish up my course from the summer, and I am aiming for that in the next month.  If I'm lucky, I'll have time for a project or two.  *fingers crossed*

How were your holidays?

Letting Go and Starting Anew


Hello lovelies,

Many of you were there every step of the way when I began my business journey in Artistic Expressions by Elisabeth back in 2010.  Can you believe that was 6 years ago?  I enjoyed taking that leap of faith and trying my hand at the business scene.  Craft shows were fun and I met a lot of amazing people along the way.  But now it's 2016 and I can no longer devote the time I had in the past towards a handmade business.  Trust me, every time I enter my craft room I'm reminded of those wonderful days of crocheting, knitting, sewing, and photography.  So know that the love of the art is still in my heart as I close the doors to Artistic Expressions by Elisabeth.

I've already closed my Facebook business page and I will take down my website by the end of the month.  Perhaps the money saved from hosting and such can be saved towards this lovely couch I've had my eye on.  *wink*  The only online sites that I will continue under this name is my blog (of course!) and my YouTube channel.  You didn't think I was leaving you guys, did you!?!  I may be on a bit of a hiatus, but I'm not gone...just seriously in study mode.

As always, I love to keep you informed of what's going on in my world.  Below is the video I created, which also shows many of the items I've made over the years.

Thank you for your support over the years and together, we'll see what new doors are opened!

Love you to pieces,

My Current Situation...


Just trying to finish up the fall semester.  Yeah, it's that serious.

I'll fill you in on the major/minor details of life as soon as I can.  :-)