It’s probably not a secret that I like chocolate (or most desserts, for that matter).     Plus, I’m impressionable, or maybe better yet, let’s say, easily inspired?   Some coffee inspiration   So when children’s author, Susanna Leonard Hill, posted about this:   The First Ever Pretty-Much-World-Famous Illustration Contest!!!   I got caught up in the glamour, the intrigue, the excuse to go to the craft store to buy more art supplies, and well, a little chocolate hypnosis. Because Susanna… Read more »

Need a little Monday boost? Check out the new event at the winter Olympics: Slopestyle. Snowboarders + obstacle course = super cool flips and revolutions with names like The Holy Crail (ie 1620 Japan Air Mute Grab), the backside triple cork 1440 (three head-over-heels flips and four full revolutions), a cab double cork 900, or the switch stance backside 540. I feel energized just writing it all down.   Are you watching the Winter Olympics? What’s your favorite event? Happy Monday!        … Read more »

  Last week one of my kids asked me how they could get the courage to talk to someone they have a crush on. Now I only have one high school Crush Story where I exhibited bravery. It was at a high school graduation party and I approached the boy I’d been crushing on for two years and asked him to dance. He said no. On the surface, it’s not such a great story. Except for the part where I actually… Read more »