June 11, 2020

Favorite Summer Dessert Recipes

School is officially out here which can only mean one thing – SUMMMMMMER! I’ve been figuring out what new recipes I’d like to add to my blog this Summer by seeing what I’ve already done. Let’s take a look at some of my Favorite Summer Dessert Recipes! 


June 8, 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 24 of 2020

Happy Monday, friends!

We are on day 89 of sheltering in place. Summer break has started for Cooper. AHHH!!! It’s going to be an odd few months here. We are slowly starting to hang out with friends & family (at a distance!). Over the weekend we had a BBQ, I cleaned house and did a ton of gardening. 

Here’s what my Intentions last week looked like on my printable:


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It only works if you do the work. Checking off what I accomplished on my Intentions for the Week printable. Link to template in profile! ✨🖊

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I like crossing off things I’ve done with a crayola  marker. It’s so gratifying!

Also!  I am hosting an Auction for Action on Instagram with fellow artists- it closes at 6pm PST tonight (Monday the 8th!)

Here’s what you get!


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AUCTION: 9am today 6/7 pst – 6 pm 6/8 pst. I’m part of a cohort of fellow artists raising money to support organizations working for racial justice. Bid on all of this collection of art, stickers & zines from @thehandwritingclub ! Highest bidder gives their amount to @thelovelandfoundation and sends a copy of receipt + shipping address to me via DM at auction end. Suggested starting bid: $75 with $5 and $10 bidding increments. Please share these auctions wide; let’s raise some money!!! My other fellow artists: @zelmarose @matirose @ccerruti @taniaskevos @racheltrobertson @lisasolomon @studio_2096 @jenifer_lake @lineacarta @jennakaststudio please check out their auctions too! #auctionforaction

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Let’s spell out our Intentions for the Week!  Here they are. 


June 7, 2020

My Everyday Life Week 23

Here’s what this past week looked like – My Everyday Life Week 23

We are doing a lot of reading/learning this week even though school ended.

When one teaches, two learn. We’ve learned so much in the past few months. Cooper also grew too!

Reading horoscopes. Making notes.

This week I tried Imperfect Produce. It was great!!

Here’s $10 off your first order if you want to try it too!

I immediately juiced the kale with some apples and finished the blueberries immediately.

It was nice having produce to work with this week!

A good thing to remember during these times.


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!