Hi, I’m Kari, a teacher, and DIY enthusiast, who loves reading, fashion, laughter and spending time with friends and family.  I love seeing the potential & possibility in things as a creative outlet.

I have been a teacher for 25 years working with elementary and adult learners throughout that time.  Inspiring students, continually learning and collaborating with others has become my passion over the years. We are so glad you dropped by our blog and hope it inspires and encourages you just a little. 


Hello all!  I am Tanya.  I love my family, books, sports, food, cute notebooks and having conversations about all of it!  

I’ve been an educator for 24+ years.  I’ve taught elementary learners and adult learners—let’s just say I’ve seen and heard it all! 


I’m a blogger, DIYer (not very good though) and I’m always cooking something up…especially if it’s game day!

is an extension of our friendship and the continuation of our friendship journey.  

We (Kari and Tanya) have been friends through most of our teaching careers.  We love to talk about our families, our dogs, football, books and the latest cute notebook we found (probably at Target)!  We’ve taught together, hung out together, cried together and laughed together…so much!  We are so excited to have you along for the ride.

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