Tarcil's eBooks!

Tarcil's eBooks on Amazon!
Tarcil's first eBook is available to purchase by going to: Tales of Tarcil: Costume Edition.
Tarcil's second eBook is available to purchase by going to: Tales of Tarcil: Costume Edition 2.
Tarcil's third eBook is available to purchase by going to: Tales of Tarcil: Tarcil & Penny.
Tarcil's final eBook is now available to purchase by going to: Tales of Tarcil: Costume Edition 3.
Thanks for your support! Enjoy!! :)

Monday, May 20, 2019

Embroidery Projects

I finished all of these embroidery projects a while ago, but it took me a bit to figure out how and where I wanted them displayed.  I found the perfect spot for them in my dining room!  I really enjoyed these projects SO much!  They were easy to understand and simple to do!  You can grab a kit for yourself from: https://www.etsy.com/shop/littledear/items

Monday, May 13, 2019

Watercolor Cookies

I made these cookies per my mom's request for our Mother's Day celebration yesterday.  I thought I would try something new, by using royal icing.  Due to the consistency of the icing, I thought it would look really cool to swirl colors into the bowl of icing and dip the cookies into it.  It kinda worked... but I used way to many colors and some of them turned a weird greenish brown.  Hahahaha!  I told my sister that they looked like a toddler was playing with watercolors.  😂  These are some of the best looking ones from what we have left.

Monday, April 29, 2019


Happy Monday!  I let this little guy explore a bit which he seemed pretty happy to do.  I'm pretty happy that the weather has been staying warmer, the flowers are blooming, and the days are longer!  I love springtime!  😊

I really love how much natural light fills my home thanks to these big windows!  

Monday, April 22, 2019


Happy Easter!  Doesn't Vilya look SO cute in those little bunny ears?!?!  He kinda froze after I put them on him which made it super easy to get pictures of him.  Hahaha!  I was initially nervous about putting jellybeans so close to him because I didn't want him to snatch one, but that wasn't an issue.  😊

Monday, April 15, 2019

Happy Monday

Happy Monday!  Vilya is helping me out this week by being super cute!  But seriously, this week is gonna be a bit crazy, so I'm actually gonna need to evict the hamster and get that mug filled with coffee.  😊

I am motivated by clean, fresh spaces to work in.  I have a bulletin board in my office that I hang prints of my wonderful pets as well as selfies of my husband and I.  It came to my attention that this board was desperately needing to updated (poor Kira wasn't on it yet and we've had her a year), so I changed out about 50% of the old pictures for new ones.  If you look behind Vilya, you can see one of the old pictures that I had to leave.  That's my favorite picture of Tarcil and Penny.  😊

Monday, April 8, 2019

Cat Hammock

I got this window cat hammock for our fat orange cat, Kira.  I wasn't sure it would hold her, or that she would use it, but it works, and she loves it!  I kicked her out so that Vilya could give it a try.  He seemed to like it.  :)

Monday, April 1, 2019

Purple Orchid and Other Plants

I really love orchids!  I have 3 right now.  This purple one and my white one are taking turns blooming every few months, so I get to see these lovely flowers year round.  My other one is a yellow one that is still trying to recover from the trauma our cat Kira inflicted on it by repeatedly knocking it over.  Thankfully, that's the only plant that was abused by her when we first got her about a year ago.  I've got her trained enough now that she knows I don't want her messing with my plants.  Obviously, because she's a cat, she still messes with my plants, but now she's more gentle about it and only does it to annoy me or get my attention.

I seriously can't get over how adorable Vilya looks!!  😍