Life design 101… (aka “jumping ship”!)


This week has been my first at a new teaching job. It’s been a true breath of fresh air and an inspiration in every sense of the word. Side note: need some inspiration? Check out children inspire design and the shine project. Ok, back to my story… I had been VERY nervous about basically “jumping […]

A “spectrum of goodness”…

Banksy quote, courtesy of Pinterest

Over coffee this morning, my friend (Mamicomio’s writer) and I discussed how our kids will probably turn out ok as long as we love them and give them the basics (structure, decent role models, etc.).  Too often, parents are anxious and paranoid about how their children will turn out, worrying that they are not providing […]

Keats on Art…

photo by Janis Nicolay Driftwood Project via Pinterest

I was proofreading a paper for a student the other day and stumbled upon the most beautiful and accurate quote regarding art by Keats: “Art is its intensity, capable of making all disagreables evaporate.” (Keats) After a crazy day, sometimes looking at something that is truly beautiful can help to calm the nerves.  How true […]

Words to live by…


When I look at my sweet little girl some evenings, I daydream of the lessons that I want her to learn and the quotes that we will say to her to remind her of the important things in life. I’m working on narrowing it down and might hang our “mantra” in the kitchen somewhere as […]

Friday Daydreams…

Nautical Stripe Baggu

Ketzali Scarf, please! Baggu, organize my life!  I need these in my mom bag to keep a little order.  Done! Delicious and beautiful new blog to follow!  uh oh deliciousness.  The First Mess has beautiful food photography and warm, delicious recipes. Happy weekend and expect some new and exciting paintings on Monday! M