Yearly Blog Archives: 2014

The New Black Friday: Showcasing Love Lists 2


This week and next week, I'm sharing with you some ideas of how to present Love Lists, a unique gift idea that a bunch of us started on The New Black Friday. Artist Jill Lambert is making a one-of-a-kind handpainted Love List book for her daughter, Isabelle. Each of the inside pages is painte...

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Hop, Skip, Jump

Hello hello! I know I don't typically review books on my blog. But I'm very familiar with Marney K. Makridakis' work and when I was invited into the "Hop, Skip, Jump Blog Celebration" it sounded like such fun that I leapt right in! I know they say not to judge a book by it...

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Create a Tiny Book Love List


Happy The-New-Black Friday! A couple hundred of us are spending part of the day today cozy at home creating Love Lists as holiday gifts for family and friends. I hope you'll be joining in! You can download a professionally-designed Love List that you print out, fill out, and give out. Simple ...

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Not too woo woo to say I love you


I recently returned from an amazing experience at a "camp for creative adults" called Life is a Verb Camp, hosted by author Patti Digh. I've been wanting to write about my experience, but have felt rather tongue-tied. You know how it is when you've been someplace that feels life-changing? Word...

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{50-50-50 Kindness Project} Wanna spread your own pinpricks of light?


Thank you to everyone who responded to my request for help celebrating my 50th birthday with the 50-50-50 Kindness Project. In short, I'm sending 50 cards to 50 strangers in 50 days. (There are still just a few slots open if you know someone who needs some extra love and a l'il boost ri...

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{50-50-50 Kindness Project} Help me celebrate my 50th birthday


I'm turning 50 this week. And over the last couple years, I discovered the secret to having a truly extraordinary birthday: creating pinpricks of light for people. {What's a pinprick of light? It's a moment of color, connection, or caring. A bit of light to brighten their day.} Yep. When I t...

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I'm turning 50 in a couple weeks and it's got me thinking a lot about my life. You know, stuff like, "Am I doing what I feel like I'm here to do?" I try to practice remembering how fleeting life is. How unpredictable. Anything can happen to any of us at any time. Remembering that helps me stay...

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Seek pinpricks of light


Yesterday a post went out with a link to my Tiny Book, "How to Survive in the Dark." I'd pre-scheduled that post a while back because I knew I'd be visiting family and not online much at all while we were together. The Tiny Book was created for Maya Stein and Amy Tingle's Type Rider 2 and ha...

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Tiny Book: How to survive in the dark


One of the things I've been thinking about lately is what it means to celebrate all the parts of who I am. The whole crazy landscape of being human— including some of the, er, "less-preferred" feelings and emotions. In honor of this, I created a Tiny Book called "How to...

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What love looks like in Estonian


Hey everyone. It's been a hard week around here. Some health stuff. Some heartache. Things that made my energy and mood plummet. (See how blue I look?) You know how it is when you just want to close the curtains, crawl under a soft comforter, and hunker down with some distracting fiction? ...

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