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What I’m Into: M(P)aternity Leave/Ace Edition

[caption id="attachment_9934" align="aligncenter" width="582"] Ace asleep in the cradle my grandfather made me[/caption] So, if I had my stuff together, I’d be adding my voice to Leigh Kramer’s “What I’m Into” blog linkup every month. At the end of the month, like the rest of the fun blogging people I ...

A Beautiful Disaster (An Excerpt & Giveaway!)

Today I get to introduce you to my friend Marlena Graves, a deep-souled woman whose wisdom and genuine kindness is a gift to all who know her.  Her first book, A Beautiful Disaster, releases today! And in honor of its release, she's sharing an excerpt from the book and giving away three copies. See the bottom of this ...

And now it’s time to read…

I love the end of April. I love waking up to brighter mornings and washing dishes in the evenings while the sun sets at 7:30. I love spring warmth, even in San Francisco, where soon (once June hits) the sun will fade behind a cloud and we will enter the chill of summer. (Yes, I said that right.) But for now, it's almost ...

When We Were On Fire: A Review

I'm honored to be writing for the first time over at Antler today, where I'm reviewing Addie Zierman's recently released memoir, When We Were On Fire. Here's a bit of what I wrote about it. (I'm hoping you'll finish the rest of it over there...) *  Addie Zierman’s memoir begins in front of her high school, in tenth ...

And the winner is…

Remember how Matt Appling guest-posted this past Monday about his new book Life After Art? I asked you all to leave a comment about how you're trying (or would like to try) to bring creativity into your responsible, grown-up life. I loved the responses. Thanks so much for sharing. I did a Very Official Drawing all alone in ...

Creativity Is Something You Deserve to Do (a guest post from Matt Appling)

I've been following Matt Appling's blog The Church of No People for over a year now and I'm so excited that his first book Life After Art released just this past week. I asked him if he'd stop by and share with us a little about his book. (I also asked him if he'd give a copy of his book away. He said yes. Yay.)   I ...

Septemberish Bookish Sweetness

[caption id="attachment_4467" align="aligncenter" width="400"] image via Tamara Murphy at Pinterest[/caption] These past six weeks haven’t been my most productive times of reading. Too many nights spent emailing preschools and watching the Olympics and worrying about things I shouldn’t be worrying about. But I have been ...