June 5, 2020




  1. 1968 + 2020 – the tale of two uprisings
  2. 1968 Top 100 Billboard Songs Playlist
  3. What it means to be the mother of a black teenage son right now.
  4. How Jazz helped fuel the 1960s Civil Rights Movement
  5. How artists can instigate change.
  6. Artists are honoring George Floyd through murals & public artworks
  7. Photographers share their images from protests around the country.
  8. Anti-racism resources for white people.
  9. A running list of black-owned restaurants in the US to support.
  10. A list of Black-owned businesses & bloggers to support in Food. 
  11. Set healthy boundaries around  news  & social media
  12. Read to fight racism. 
  13. Getting comfortable with professional decline as you age. 
  14. How to scorch a casual gaslighter.
  15. Hummingbird feeding goals.
  16. How to hug in the time of a pandemic.
  17. #7 is how I functioned in high school.  These hacks bring me back!
  18. California will be for Californians this Summer.
  19. Paleontologists predict what animals will look like in the future.
  20. This studio in the forest is goals. 
  21. What we lose when we hide our smiles behind masks. 
  22. Action is the antidote to despair. 

June 4, 2020

Currently May 2020

Currently May 2020 

Time to check-in and go over the month in my Currently Workbook!

Whenever I do this, I liked to look back at the past years. 

May marked the 3rd month of sheltering-in-place. I cannot even believe it has been that long!! Who would have ever imagined this is what our life would be like right now?!

We started seeing a few friends & family members from a distance during May.  It was nice to be able to talk to people in person other than my family. I love my family but it’s hard to be the only female in the house. 

This time of uncertainty has been really stressful for so many.  My heart hurts for the world. We are in the middle of great change and there are so many growing pains in the process.  I feel very grateful that I have this art practice to return to when I have so many feelings and emotions to process. 

I played around with inks in my Currently Workbook this month.


June 1, 2020

Intentions for the Week:

Looking to get your head in the game? Tracy from Shutterbean makes a weekly TO DO LIST called her Intentions for the Week. Here's what this week looks like:

Intentions for the Week- Week 23 of 2020

Hello friends!  We made it through another week. I think today is day 82 of sheltering-in-place.   Cooper’s school is almost out and I am trying to figure out how we will both work from home and keep him occupied. Staying at home with a kid and getting work done is a challenge. We’re working through it though.  This weekend my Dad & his girlfriend came over for dinner. We ate outside and kept our distance. I know it makes him happy to see our family. We’re happy to see him & see him smiling again.  These times are really tough. They are challenging us all.  It’s Monday and it means we have to write down our Intentions for the Week! 


May 31, 2020

My Everyday Life Week 22

Here’s what this past week looked like- My Everyday Life Week 22

This week I had an art date!

Neiley came over and we painted from a distance.

So nice to have lady time. I’ve been stuck with BOYS. 

Playing with ink is my favorite. 

I worked in my Currently Workbook for May!


May 29, 2020



  1. How well do you know cursive?
  2. Whoa. I didn’t know that about the ampersand.
  3. This looks like the best way to eat zucchini! YUM.
  4. What life looked like when my parents were growing up. 
  5. Beautiful flower arrangements appear on the streets of NYC.
  6. A blanket of my dreams.
  7. Is it safe to travel again?
  8. I’ve been wanting to make my own pita bread.
  9. If you don’t have cocktail ingredients, these things work in a pinch.
  10. Pressed flowers turn into something amazing.
  11. This post-depression cleanup video is therapeutic. 
  12.  Creative hobbies to try while you’re sheltering-in-place
  13. So many of my teacher friends miss their kids!
  14. I prefer Shake Shack to In & Out
  15. This makes me want a guest house. 
  16. 50 songs in 3 minutes.
  17. What are the personality types in The Office?
  18. How COVID will shape the class of 2020 for the rest of their lives.
  19. This might make you motivated to do some projects rn.
  20. To make: green tea ice cream /cherry pie crumble bars / drop biscuits


In case you missed it, this week  I shared my Intentions for the Week Printable!

It will help you get your head in the game every week as we shelter in place.

I’ll be sharing more on The Handwriting Club stories and in my Intentions for the Week Posts!

You can purchase printable here! 

May 27, 2020

Intentions for the Week Printable!

 I just went through my website and counted 155 Intentions for the Week Posts. That’s almost three years of weekly TO-DO lists!  The accountability of sharing it with you every Monday really helps!  


During the past three years of building this productivity habit, I’ve been experimenting with different calendar systems (see bullet journal ). In the past year and a half, I found a calendar system that seems to work really well with this paper-loving lady.

This is my  Moleskine Calendar with my Just StART! sticker.

This calendar system gives you this really nice page on the right where you can make lists. I spent over 40 weeks playing around with different kinds of lists until I landed on one that had all of the things I needed on it. It’s a design that keeps me motivated to check in with myself/check-off tasks every day. 

See below:

Before quarantine, I was on a good run but then started sheltering-in-place on Week 11 and I stopped checking in with my calendar because WHYYY??!

I wasn’t using a calendar but I still needed a TO-DO list to keep my HOME/WORK/INTENTIONS/DINNER, so I put my energy to good use and made a system we can use together-

The Intentions for the Week printable! 

Let’s break down what I believe to be MY ESSENTIALS to a high functioning week.

Intentions for the Week Printable:

Week Number: This is so you can keep track of your lists each week.  Knowing what week it is can give you some perspective of where we are in the year. Especially because I need to know what week it is when I am working on My Everyday Life posts

Goals This Week This box is for writing down down the big things you need to accomplish/not forget. I tend to put things in there like use my food journal, drink water, EAT MORE GREENS. 

Work: Fill it in with the projects you must complete. Maybe create a column within the box to write down all of the people you need to email back?

Mind/Body:  This is to remind yourself to practice self-care. Things I put in there include: paint nails, go for a walk, work out (with at least three checkboxes next to it), friend time, reading,  and ART TIME! 

Home: All of the home projects that need doing. Laundry, cleaning,  grocery shopping, errands, watering plants, YOU NAME IT.

Dinner Ideas:  Map out the meals for the week. Fill it in pencil in case you need to change things around. 

I am Grateful for: A way to write a note to yourself of gratitude.  Color it in. Play around with it. Every week you have something new to think of. Looking for goodness keeps hope alive.

As you can see, I like filling it out and crossing things off in COLOR. Sometimes I color-code things in the bullet journal fashion to move over to my next week (like all of those things in yellow!)

You can punch holes with a 3-hole puncher and put it in a binder!

To purchase this printable, click here!

I’m excited to see how it works for you! 

Favorite supplies to use with printable:

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THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

May 25, 2020

Intentions for the Week


Looking to get your head in the game? Tracy from Shutterbean makes a weekly TO DO LIST called her Intentions for the Week. Here's what this week looks like:

Intentions for the Week- Week 22 of 2020

Happy Monday, friends!

It’s Memorial Day weekend for us and then this is Cooper’s last week of school and WHO KNOWS WHAT THE SUMMER IS GOING TO BE LIKE.  We spent the weekend social distancing with friends. Hung out at a pool.  My friend came over and we did art together at a distance and then we had a BBQ outside with my family. It’s amazing how much we take socializing for granted. It’s just so weird to be so far apart and not embrace. Let’s sit down and figure out what’s going on this week. Here are my Intentions for the Week!