A pinch of this. A dash of that. And a whole lot of DIY. This is my journey. A chronicle of my adventures (and misadventures) with do-it-yourself projects, simple recipes and experiences surviving parenting and adulting.

Join me for the good, the bad, and the ‘nailed it!’ moments along the way.

FREE Animal Coloring Book

Looking for some fun activities to do at home? Yeah, so are we! On nice days we’ve been enjoying the sunshine and gorgeous weather. There has been lots of frisbee, soccer, ladderball, corn hole, and even…

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Celebrate Earth Day 2020! - RushandRamble.com

Celebrate Earth Day 2020!

Earth Day is almost here! Normally communities would be celebrating with beach and highway cleanups, festivals and expos, group hikes and bike rides, tree plantings, and other earth-loving activities. Not this year. Earth Day at a…

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We Do Not Like COVID-19: If Seuss Wrote an Opinion Piece on COVID-19

Thanks to coronavirus and COVID-19, these are some strange times we’re all living through. Stores and companies shut down, distance and virtual learning for kids. Parents juggling school and working from home. Endless binge watching of…

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Liquid Pouring Tutorial Series Part 2: Tips for Acrylic Liquid Pour

If you caught the first part of the Liquid Pouring Tutorial Series, welcome back. If you missed it, check out Liquid Pouring Tutorial Series Part 1: Getting Started. Whether you are just getting started with Acrylic…

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Plastic Free July Eco Challenge

Last summer I participated in a challenge to go Plastic Free for the month of July. In reality, I didn’t really go plastic free but I did spend the month using far fewer single use plastics. This…

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Sick Day Survival Crafts: Painting

Sick Day Survivors Log: Day 5 After four consecutive days of excess screen time and couch naps thanks to a 102 to 104 fever, a new fever has set in. I’m thrilled my little guy is…

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Liquid Pouring Tutorial Series Part 1: Getting Started

I’ve had many questions and a lot of great feedback on my post about Dirty Pour acrylic painting. While I have quite a bit of experience with acrylic paint and I’ve played with the dirty pour…

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Cash Envelope Prototype

This post was almost titled the Ugly as Sin Cash Envelope Prototype. Seriously, so ugly. With some tweaks and fine tuning, I have no doubt this will turn out to be a cute and useful project.…

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Veterans Day at Home Depot Part 2

After my last post, I got a lot of feedback, support and questions. We waited until the day after to call the corporate offices to notify them about what happened and I wanted to give Home…

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Handmade accessories, art and decor, perfect to gift or keep for yourself. All items sold in the shop are handmade and often one of a kind.

Excitement and exploration. Chaos and confusion. Whisk and wander.


Hurry up and wait. My life in a nutshell. And the concept behind Rush & Ramble.

Whether you're looking to spend some time with a DIY project or buy something already made, I've got you covered. In additions to projects, crafts and kid-friendly activities, I'll be sharing my thoughts, experiences and experiments along the way.