Dream Deferred, But Not Forgotten

What happens to a dream deferred?


Does it dry up

Like a raisin in the sun?


Or fester like a sore–

And then run?


Does it stink like rotten meat?

Or crust and sugar over–

like a syrupy sweet?


Maybe it just sags

like a heavy load.


Or does it explode?


– Langston Hughes


Today, Facebook reminded me of a post I did exactly four years ago.  It made me smile… and it also reminded me of how long I’ve been wanting to pursue my passions.  Continue reading

Art Inspiration: The Story Behind “Serene Beauty”

My love for art began as a little child.  In elementary school, my teachers always planned an activity for the holidays.  I even created my first book at six years old. I wrote about elephants. I went to the library for my research, gathered my materials, wrote my story, and drew the images. I’m sure my mother has it somewhere. If I ever find it, I’ll be sure to share it.  Eventually, I began to draw and create on my own.

(Edited note:  I found it!  Click HERE to see it) Continue reading

Fluffy Banana Oat Pancakes w/ Blueberry Compote

My son is my favorite kitchen helper – especially when he does the dishes.  He’s only 3 and gets water all over the floor but at least I don’t have to do it.  If he’s going to be all in the kitchen asking me questions, grab fruit that I just cut up, and interrupt me, he’s going to learn how to do something.  I try to find teachable moments in everything… and he likes it, so why not? Continue reading

Blueberry Compote

I think I may have an obsession for blueberries… I originally bought blueberries for my son to snack on, and it has quickly become a favorite of mine. Especially when I want something sweet and don’t want the calories that come with it.  I now keep a mandatory stash of blueberries in my freezer. It’s something about the cold, sweet, and sour taste that satisfies my taste buds perfectly. Continue reading