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.

The DIY Chalkboard Table That Was Never Meant To Be

DIY chalkboard paint crafts are everywhere these days. It’s no wonder why they are so popular. Chalkboard paint promises to turn any surface into a fun or functional workspace. Whether you’re making a craft area for…

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Red, White and Blue Berry Pie Recipe

Few things are as American as apple pie, but who wants to be turning their oven on in the middle of the summer heat? This Fourth of July, I propose an alternative to the iconic American…

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In Defense of Memorial Day Well-Wishers

It’s Memorial Day. That means two things are going to happen. Someone will say “Happy Memorial Day” and articles about why it’s not “Happy Memorial Day” will make their rounds on social media. I couldn’t say for…

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Butter Mochi: The Hawaiian Treat No One Told You About

If you’ve ever been to a tourist-trap luau or Hawaiian themed party, you’ve probably tried poi, haupia and kalua pig. While these are some popular, traditional Hawaiian dishes, the best foods the islands have to offer rarely make…

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Mother’s Day Disappointments

Dear Mom, This Mother’s Day, I want to say thanks. Thank you for setting me up to be shocked, disappointed, and frustrated. Disappointed to learn it’s not as easy as you made it look. Disappointed to know…

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Sand Cast Tea Light Holder

A few weeks back, I helped my son make a sand cast plaster paper weight. I came out so well, I’ve been itching to make my own sand cast plaster project since then. I finally settled…

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Shop Rush & Ramble

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.