an afternoon photo shoot at kate’s place

an afternoon photo shoot at kate’s place

On a sunny afternoon over Christmas break, I spent a few hours with my daughter, Kate,  using her home as a backdrop for a photo shoot for my maps.  She lives in an area near downtown Columbus, called Victorian Village.  It is a neighborhood with mammoth, ornate Victorian homes on lovely tree-lined streets with brick [...]

college football game day

college football game day

Watching football has a long history for me.  While a kid, living at home, watching the Cleveland Browns every Sunday was what my Dad did.  And while I enjoyed the sound of football in the background, I secretly prayed I'd find a husband that wasn't obsessed with it.  And I did marry a man who [...]

i did it!

i did it!

Ever since I started my part time Etsy business, Custom Comforts, where I turn state road maps into wall decor, I have been trying to get all 50 states made and listed online at the same time.  It's been my goal from the start to have each state represented. Somewhere along the line, I gave [...]

getting organized

getting organized

Since my daughter moved out 2 weeks ago, I've slowly been turning the upstairs into my Etsy business work area.  The upstairs consists of one large bedroom, and a decent sized landing with a window alcove.  I have designated the landing portion for storage of the cardboard I need for boxing up the state maps [...]