High Classy Om Nom: Baked Crab Rangoon

High Classy Om Nom: Baked Crab Rangoon

Every now and then, I put down the Stormtrooper action figures and put on a flowy dress and high heels and go out like a grown woman. I know, it’s shocking to me, too, but it’s fun to get dressed up and sip wine and talk about grown up stuff. The other night, I went … Continue reading

The Jargon of the Comic Book World

The Jargon of the Comic Book World

Like I tell my art students, always be willing to try a little something new. If you’re not big into comic books and you think you might want to try giving them a shot, there are some simple ways to get in and not get overwhelmed. Along with my How to  Get Started Reading Comics … Continue reading

How to Get Started Reading Comic Books

How to Get Started Reading Comic Books

Maybe you’ve gotten into some of the recent awesome Superhero franchise movies like The Avengers and the Batman series. Maybe you can’t possibly wait one more moment for new season of The Walking Dead or the next video game episode release (I feel you, brother). Or maybe you’re a hip mom or dad who wants … Continue reading

Yarn Love: Lucky Möbius Shawl

Yarn Love: Lucky Möbius Shawl

Here’s a simple crochet pattern I created for a möbius prayer shawl I’d like to send to my grandmother. It uses a basic alternating single chain and double crochet to create an open basket weave, and I crocheted the stitches loose so that it can be stretchy and chunky. Continue reading

Wingardium Leviosa: Gravity-Defying Water

Wingardium Leviosa: Gravity-Defying Water

Personal confession for the day: I am a serious fantasy and science fiction fan; in fact, I have what could be considered an “unhealthy” fascination with Harry Potter and his Wizarding World (admitting it is the first step to recovery). But I’m also super into science, which I think I’ve mentioned before. My job as … Continue reading

Thoughts on a Summer Road Trip

Thoughts on a Summer Road Trip

The Big Road Trip is on its way! I’m on a bus with 45 teens in a group of 120+ going down to San Diego for the Steubenville Youth Conference. The conference is 3 days of worship and community centered on Catholic youth and young adults. I’m so excited and I’m so blessed to be … Continue reading

Summer Road Trip: How to Healthy Nom

Summer Road Trip: How to Healthy Nom

These days, my eating choices have been pretty good and I’m proud of how much whole and fresh foods I’ve been working into my everyday meals. Almost every single meal I’ve had in the past couple of weeks have been homemade (I made an acceptable exception for a veggie burger and fries the other night … Continue reading

Summer Sun & Science Fun!

Summer Sun & Science Fun!

The Science Factory is at the Springfield Summer Fair today showing off some gyroscopes, rockets, and other cool experiments! Check back later for more pictures and some fun science things you can do in the sun today. Or, better yet, if you’re in the Eugene/ Springfield area in Oregon, come by and say hello!