The earth below

    Nothing soothes the mid-winter blahs like delighting in Baker’s Creek heirloom seed catalog, planning a spring garden that is just around the corner (or so I keep wanting to believe!) The earth awaits, my friends! Thanks to saving seeds from last years crop (tutorial here) I had all our standard seeds stored and ready for use for free this year, which left me some extra wiggle room to expand our garden and try out some fun new crops I’ve never tried before. I might have gone a little overboard, but I just can’t wait to get started. In […]

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Sneak Peek into my second children’s book…

    Whew! I just finished it. After spending months and months dreaming, writing, designing, sketching and painting it, my second children’s book is now off to be published! And not a nick of time too soon, as my house has literally fallen apart around me (we are talking dust bunnies that have built their own little hutches in every corner of my house) and orders in my shop have back up slightly (sorry peeps! Working on them right now!!!) my house feels strangely sad with all of this clutter cleared away:             But the

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What I’ve been up to lately…

    I’ve been doing a lot of writing…     … sketching…     … and painting …     … for my second children’s book! It’s the third one I’ve illustrated, but the second one I’ve written and illustrated entirely. Published by Do Life Right Publishing, I’m really excited to have this book wrapped up and out soon! It’s a sweet, gently, beautiful book about the power of sleep and the soul connections we make as a family. I love it and I live it and I breathe it. And I need a little more time each day

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Happy Labor Day!

I have one of the most amazing friends in the world, Barbara Rivera… creator and innovator of Birth Power. I think she is brilliant. She has so much passion for birthing… and she wants every girl in the world today to grow up with positive birthing images… positive birth stories… infused with the knowledge that giving birth is natural, glorious, and wonderful.   Ever since birth has been made into a clinically sterile and even negative event by the media and medical professionals, it has become harder and harder for our young children to grow up in a world where

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Why I wrote my first children’s book ever.

Why did I even do this? Here’s why… What Jake means to me. I wrote this book to say one thing: happiness can meet you anywhere. I really want kids to know that. I want grown ups to know that. I want myself to remember that. I want a book that I can pick up to remind me. You can invite happiness in to meet you right where you stand. Nothing needs to change at all. Joy can flow to you whether you live in a cage, in prison, in a diseased body, or are living your very last breath.

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Jake book now on Amazon!

Look what finally arrived in the mail! It’s been a loooong road writing, illustrating, and publishing my first children’s book. Proofing the book and finally getting it listed on Amazon. I’ve learned a lot along the way, and feel like I have a grasp of the enormous effort that goes into each book I’ve ever read. Especially all of our favorite children’s books I’ve read to my sweet little ones over the years. Reading this book feels so right. Jake is a tribute to my kids, my love for them, my hopes and dreams for their future, my love of

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