Sunday, February 28, 2010

Monogram Pillow Tutorial

Visit The Laughing Songbird to view my tutorial for a button monogram pillow!

Friday, February 26, 2010


I'm officially published! My first research article, A Focus on Asthma and Individual Health Plans: A Survey of Texas Schools, came out this month in the Journal of Asthma and Allergy Educators. Be warned, you may fall asleep reading it.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Laughing Songbird Interview

My good friend Bethany recently interviewed me for her blog, The Laughing Songbird. Stop by to read my interview and enjoy some entertaining stories of Bethany's life in the English countryside while you're there. She will also be posting a tutorial of mine in the next few days so stay tuned!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Valentine's Day

Valentine's is a good day for stuffed french toast...

and handmade cards.

My card to Zach (left) was drawn in Illustrator. The letters in the bowl make up our names, the numbers in the measuring cup our anniversary date. When I first designed this, the letters were green, but as it got closer to Vday I thought, hey that would make a cute valentine, so I created a version in shades of red. Zach's wonderful card to me is hand drawn. (Juicebox is a nickname of mine).

Zach's amazing gift to me was a Fenton Art Glass hobnail apothecary jar. It matches my two other pieces and I love it! I also got some pretty white carnations and green mums.

Zach concentrating hard as he attempts to master all 100 obstacles in his new Perplexus puzzle game.

We finished up the day with a lovely dinner at Ciola's Italian-American Restaurant. Zach had the veal rollatini (veal rolled with provolone, spinach and prosciutto in a marsala, mushroom and artichoke heart reduction) and I had the ravioli al tartufo (mixed mushroom raviolis tossed in a truffle cream sauce). We split a cannoli for dessert. Also our $25 coupon that we bought for $1 from kept a high class meal under $45.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Way Good Day Feature

My XOXO drawstring bags were featured on Way Good Day!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

M on the Side Feature

Bear in Briefs was featured on M on the Side! Check out her blog to see other etsy valentine's picks and her own etsy shop full of great hand printed clothing and illustrated work!

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