Saturday, February 25, 2017

Monday, February 20, 2017

Hello, World! board books

I'm excited to share that the next two books in the Hello, World! series that I'm writing & illustrating for Random House Kids is now out. 
Birds & Backyard Bugs are board books for toddlers that give a colorful, basic but fun introduction to each topic. 

The Hello, World! series was developed by myself & my wonderful editor as a way to share simple concepts about nature & science.  Watching the series grow has been so rewarding! Two new books will be out spring 2018. (Dinosaurs & My Body)  

It is my hope that these books bring families & young readers the same happiness they've provided me with.
Happy Reading!

Me signing some copies of the Hello, World! series at Barnes & Noble.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Vanilla Meringue Cookies

Tried a more sophisticated treat for the 3rd grade Friendship party at school.
These cookies & the passionfruit sparkling water got mixed reviews.
Fun to watch them try new things! (pushing the palate forward...)

Monday, February 13, 2017

Homemade Valentines

*Because I don't like to miss an opportunity to tell special people in my life I love them!

Tuesday, February 7, 2017


Daydreaming about a trip to Paris.  
February is my least favorite month of the year.  
Makes me want to pack my bags & wander the world.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Hello, February!

When I think of February I think of LOVE.
Then I smile because I know spring is just around the corner.

Monday, January 30, 2017

My Prints at Uncommongoods (YAY!)

I was thrilled when Uncommongoods contacted me about offering some of my prints on their site.  (*side note: they found me through my Etsy shop & selected art I was previously featuring there)  I knew this was a wonderful opportunity to get this art seen by MANY more eyes than before.

First off is one of my most popular prints my I Think I Can art that I made as a personal piece years ago.  I was a new mom, I had a baby bedding line, a small team of designers & was working around the clock.  I made this print one night when I felt like I had to pull myself together because I KNEW I COULD! I framed the original & kept it in my bedroom so it's what I woke up to everyday.  I kept getting complements on it & eventually decided to offer it online. (never thinking it would take off) It's been deeply satisfying to see it bring inspiration & motivations to others! (just like it did for me)

The second offering is my 50 states personalized prints.  Each state has been illustrated with specific landmarks, fun facts, the state capital, flower, bird & more.  This project was a labor of love I did  out of my own quirky interest in state facts.  Each state has a variety of personalizing options from a child's name to a family's surname or even as a birth announcement. Colorful & educational that's what I call a win, win!  Find your state on here.