My son was born three months before my best friend had her first child. I remember sitting in the glider, baby finally asleep in my arms, exhausted after one of those endless newborn baby nights. (And I a newborn mama.) As soon as sun peeked through the curtains I felt a calm wash over my […]
I know, I know, the last thing anyone needs is another coffee mug. Yet, here I am making . . . coffee mugs. Because here’s the thing: I believe the things we use every day matter. Minimalists or not, we bring items into our homes and we end up looking a those items every single […]
I’m an English prof now, but once upon a time I was a costume design major. It was the late nineties in Urbana-Champaign, and it was glorious. It’s taken me a while to get back to costuming, but as I’ve been creating new designs for clothes I find myself drawn to costumes once again. I […]
It’s funny because it’s true. This is how we roll. Tops and more are available now on Etsy. The tee runs a size small, but the tank and hoodie are both true to size.
“Act your wage. This is another gem from personal finance guru Dave Ramsey. I definitely did not act my wage when I was a college student. I took on student loan debt every semester, and I opened my first credit card sophomore year when a CC company was offering free 2 liter bottles of Coca […]
I’ve been at this parenting thing for just over six years now, and I’m doing pretty well with some of the typical challenges. Sleep deprivation? We bought a great coffee maker. Plus a backup French press, just in case. Lack of me time? I read this book and it helped me realize I have enough […]
Anyone doing NaNoWriMo this year? I’m a perennial NaNo failure, but every year I give it a go, and every year I write more than I typically would write in one month. So, it’s a win anyway as far as I’m concerned. Since I’m obsessed with tracking things, you know I made a NaNoWriMo Word […]
^^^Know the reference? Let’s be friends. Even if you don’t, have you seen my adorable Halloween countdown calendar? It’s super easy to make–just print, laminate, make some cuts, and use a brad/split pin to stick them together. These make for fantastic projects to do with friends during October play dates and parties, too. Here’s a […]
In light of recent discriminatory legislation I’ve decided to make my beautiful Hijri perpetual calendar free. That’s right, it’s free now. You can download it here. Make them for all your Muslim friends and neighbors. Never again.