Friday, January 26, 2024

Hello, World!

Well friends, it's almost the weekend with more time built in to kick back and read!  
Have you checked out my Hello, World!  Kids' Guides picture books?
These are the next step up from my board books and are made with a slightly older reader in mind.
They act as a deeper dive into a variety of topics with lots of fascinating, fun facts you'll remember & enjoy.
On another book worthy note, I'll be at the Kansas City Public Library: Plaza branch on Friday March 15 as part of their 150 year birthday celebration.  I'll bring a bunch of my Hello, World! books for an action packed family story night.  Stay tuned for more details!

Tuesday, January 23, 2024

January is hard


Up, up, and away - somewhere warm!

Painted papers that I then cut into hot air balloon shapes to lift the spirit.

Wednesday, January 17, 2024

White to brown


Thinking of spring.  Did you know Arctic fox fur is white in the winter months and turns brown during the spring.  This help it blend in better with its environment in each season.  I'm keeping my thoughts warm as we inch our way towards spring!

Friday, January 12, 2024


 Hope you have everything you need to stay warm and cozy the next couple of days.

Monday, January 8, 2024

Dreams a flutter


I had a gumball machine as a child.  I never chewed the gumballs because I thought they looked so perfect placed inside the glass jar.  When we'd go to the store we'd sometimes get a quarter or two to try out one of the three tiered vending machines.  I'd get so excited to see what kind of toy or treat I'd end up with.  I must admit I've never seen butterflies emerge after popping in my quarter but I'm sure that would have delighted me!

Thursday, January 4, 2024

State Flowers Personalized Family Wall Art


Geography meets botany on my new State Flowers Personalized Wall Art available exclusively at Uncommon Goods.  The official flowers of all 50 states have been lovingly painted with watercolor. This print can be customized with your child’s name, birthday, place of birth or list all the locations where family members live, also marked by a little heart. 

P.S. My state flower is the White Hawthorn Blossom.  What’s yours?

Monday, January 1, 2024



🌟 I think it's a good year to sparkle! 🌟  Happy 2024 to you and yours.