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Wishing You Thanks + Love!!

No matter whether the mood is gray, find color and light every day.

Here’s a little appreciation animation and shameless plug to shop small for a color-lover in your life. Rainbows are magic. Find your color wavelength on Maison Rainbow to keep and give!

Prices are as low as they’re ever going to be & shipping is free. Choose framed and unframed prints as well as custom name lettering added to any rainbow, oh and there are gift certificates at a variety of prices.

Quick Links for you:

A Mother is a Story: Pinterest board

I love Pinterest. I have always had an archive of interesting images but since pinterest they’re now hosted online versus in random folders on my desktop. Since my book is coming out soon I decided to start a new board called A Mother is a Story. I’m pinning style that’s effortless; literally my criteria is no high heels or other uncomfortable things. I’m also posting family friendly but cool decor and anything else motherhood or family related. Check out the board and follow along if it’s your bag.

Images via:
1.  Stardust o sequins
2. Inonomimi
3. Design *Sponge
4. My shop

Ladies Drawing Night

Ladies drawing night

Last Night I was invited to hang out with Julia Rothman, Leah Reena Goren and Rachael Cole at Ladies Drawing Night.  They just get together to draw and paint and shoot the sh*t. Lately, they’ve been inviting other artists to join them for themed nights to capture the work and experience (photographer Kate Edwards was with us) for their upcoming Chronicle book.

Last night Mary Kate McDevitt and I were there for hand-lettering night. It was really cool to see how the other girls worked and with what materials and on what surface. We all had different styles so it was cool to see how they work in person. Some worked on one or two special pieces the whole night, while I filled scraps and scraps of different types of paper I brought for the occasion.

Thanks for letting me try your gouache Leah and your pens Mary. Julia and Rachel thanks so much for including me (I’m honored!!) and special thanks to Rudy the dog for not barking when I referred to you as a “he”. You are very lovely and feminine.



Seriously easy recipes + tips from friends who know

I recently asked some friends to share some of their easy (5 ingredients or close to it) go-to recipes and tips. We all have kids and need fast easy dinners with a minimum of ingredients and prep work (stuff you can make ahead and keep in the fridge for an easy heat-up-serve meal). All comments from the last month (and specifically this crispy tofu post) got deleted during a blog renovation so feel free to leave a link or comment here with your tip or recipe and check out The Forest Feast, Sunday Suppers, Small Plates & Sweet Treats and Wild Apple Journal.

I have to start with the best suggestion of all from Gemma Burgess,  “I have this amazing recipe called “” but it’s pretty complicated so maybe you guys should work up to it?”

And now for the rest:


Refinery 29 house tour

image-1  I was super honored when Refinery 29 asked to do a feature on me and my home. I’m due with my baby in a month so was a bit insecure about stepping in front of the camera but did it anyhow! We’ve been living here for about 5 months and it’s a work in progress. I think homes always are. They shift and change according to the inhabitants needs, wants and of course the flow of time. Here’s the feature, check it out!