“Life is about taking what's given to us 
and creating something wonderful.”
Belinda Jeffrey, One Long Thread 

Me: Mimi + Crisenberry = mimiberry

While I watch my kids grow up, I find that their joy often comes when they let their imaginations soar and when they're creating something. Our refrigerator is always covered in my boys' latest artwork, there's always a new Lego castle or car laying around for me to step on, and our throw pillows are often missing because a new adventure required a fort to be built. Everything for them is a possibility. I remember feeling the same way, but then as I grew up the possibilities turned to responsibilities, and my imaginative, creative side was shelved along with my toys. 

However, when going through times that were less than ideal for a number of various reasons, I found that creating was therapeutic. When life wasn't going as planned, I could make something and see accomplishment, and often success. Even though we all choose to create in different ways, I believe that we all can find joy in bringing something into existence. 

Because many people ask me how to do what I do, I decided to start sharing the how-to's so that those who choose to create can do so with less of a learning curve. I know many of you are more hesitant to try new things than I am, (I can sometimes be "too brave" & jump in too fast,) so let me share the tips and tricks I have learned, to allow you to have even more success in your creations.

And although creating projects brings joy, our truest joy comes from the most important creations life can bring, friendships & family.


  1. Hi Mimi. I just stumbled upon your blog and love what I see! I just subscribed so that I dont miss any of your future creations. I could have written you bio...we have a lot in common. I, too, use too many commas! (And too many exclamation points!!!! :). I was a stay at home mom to my 3, now young adult, children. I love to create, love free stuff to create with, and LOVE, love, love pallet wood! I can't draw portraits, however (stick figures...yeah, portraits...no). You are very talented and your portraits are amazing!! Keep up the good work and enjoy the summer with your beautiful family!
    Your fellow creator,

    1. Thank you so much Donna! Great to hear from you. Wish I could meet my twin ;). What are you currently creating?


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