Hello and thank you for visiting! My name is Susan Van Horn and I am the artist behind My Sweet Imaginations! I am also the wife of a neuroscientist, the mother of two beautiful and talented girls, and a craft enthusiast!
Come on over to my new blog - I have my custom prices posted and am
starting to take requests! The kiddos are back to school next week, so
I'm back to work! REALLY looking forward to peace, quiet, and
Just posted a picture of a new doll I'm working on over at http://www.sweetimaginations.blogspot.com/. Please come on over if you'd like to see! She will be available for sale in my shop soon...she's not quite finished.
*Update: my website now forwards to my blog and is no longer available. When I'm ready to take on customs I will put a price list and contact info on one of the sidebars of my blog (and, of course, will send a note to my mailing list as promised!).
Also, I've found something that I like: Cork Board.
Personally I like these super cool Bulltin Boards, but there are more that made a good impression to me. Just search around these Cork Boards and see what you like.
continue to post here at typepad for a bit, but I"m in the process of
moving my blog to blogspot.com as it's free and I can make it cuter.
I'm still learning over there and will be updating and changing, but
here is the link: sweetimaginations.blogspot.com. If you are a blogspotter, you can sign up on that "follow me" list thing!
You may have noticed when you go to my website, it now links to this
typepad blog. I don't really use my website and I figure it's a waste
of time and money. For now when you go there, it will simply redirect
here...and eventually when I'm all moved, it will redirect to my
I am working on simplifying not only my home life, but my online
life as well. It is my goal this year to really start creating and
producing items so that I'm actually making a helpful income to the
future of my family. I am going to keep my business to my blog and my
Etsy shop. I prefer Etsy as it helps me keep track of my sales and
costs for tax time all in one place.
I've had a lot of opportunities to expand my business, but I've
decided I like being small and simple. Just me, just original art (no
prints) and just at my own pace. I find when I keep things simple I'm
a much happier and efficient person. That's not only good for me, it's
good for my family!
Each new post will be made here and there, so don't feel you need to
check back here once you have bookmarked my new blog. I'll probably
leave this one active for a few more months, then will cancel it.
Thanks so much for the support and interest. I wish more of you
would leave comments...I know you peek as my counters are going up, but
I'd love to hear from you and about you as well!!! You can also tell
me what you hope to see me create...I've been getting lots of requests
lately and I'm making a list! As long as it isn't something like
recreating the Mona Lisa, I just might do it!
always on the lookout for new foods to add to our menu for health,
without sacrificing taste. A neighbor was given this recipe for a
protein shake from her personal trainer and told to eat this for
breakfast. The neighbor claims it keeps her full much longer than any
other breakfast, plus it's very healthy! My 8 year old loves it
too...and I always have trouble getting her to eat a healthy breakfast.
4 oz. 1% organic milk 1 scoop chocolate whey protein powder (I'm using Whole Foods' 365 brand right now...it comes with the scoop) 1/2 frozen banana 1 tablespoon natural peanut butter
Blend all in mixer.
*I added 1 tsp. of unsweetened dark cocoa powder to mine as well to
get a little extra antioxidant power and add to the chocolate taste. I
love my chocolate!