November 22, 2013 9:20 pm

Secret Quonsar

I got assigned my Secret Quonsar person! Unfortunately, like last year, they’ve left their request really open-ended which makes gifting way harder! I have no idea if they hate spicy food or have a pet or are allergic to peanuts or would kill for some homemade goat’s milk soap. I love getting people gifts they… Read more > Comments Off on Secret Quonsar

February 13, 2013 2:31 pm

The Feminist Developer

Because I’ve evidently become the feminist developer on Twitter recently, I decided to turn my thoughts into a full-fledged post. “…a bunch of hot chicks…” I was spurred to start discssing this when, while at work, I heard the organization Women In Technology described as “a bunch of hot chicks working for agencies.” Truly. “A… Read more > 3 Comments >

December 15, 2010 9:30 am

The Quilting Bee

There are so many nice things I could say about The Quilting Bee, but this holiday season I want to highlight just one: Holiday Cards I’m at an age where I know practically nobody aside from my cousins that sends out holiday cards. And I LOVE receiving cards! Every year on the Qbee forum, a… Read more > 1 Comment >

August 13, 2010 7:27 pm

Old Navy endorses formula-feeding

I was browsing Old Navy yesterday looking for some clothes for Wesley when I happened across a onesie that gave me pause. (Keep in mind I was looking for clothes to buy for my baby – I did not go to this site with the intention of finding something that irritated me.) I came across… Read more > 7 Comments >

July 31, 2010 8:35 pm

Awesome things I have seen recently

Octophant There are so many wonderful things about this print. Elephants! Octopus! Narwhal! Walrus! $40 from Dueling Talking Carls I’ve had a wallpaper of Carl as my computer background for a while, so when I saw this I immediately had to play it. Daniel and I were in hysterics by the end as it… Read more > 1 Comment >

June 11, 2009 9:55 am

nienie: Love

As you may or may not know, a blogger named Stephanie Nielson and her husband survived a terrible plane crash several months ago. She has been writing about her recovery and I stumbled across this post today, written about her husband. She has a lovely, almost poetic stream-of-consciousness style of writing. I may not be… Read more > Comments Off on nienie: Love

May 13, 2009 11:23 am

Design Music!Inspiration

The lovely Nikki from SnailBird has organized a Design + Music + Inspiration Project, and I’ve agreed to participate! She’s trying to get a feel for what designers listen to and what their combined playlists would sound like. If you’d like to participate also, check out the Design Music!Inspiration entry and comment to sign up…. Read more > 1 Comment >

May 6, 2009 8:00 pm

An Event Apart

Yes, the rumors are true: I was finally able to attend An Event Apart! There are so many wonderful things to say about this conference, but I will try to be reasonably brief. Point #1: It is totally worth the money. Since I was lucky enough to have my workplace pay my way to SXSW… Read more > 5 Comments >

April 29, 2009 11:40 am

Things on my mind

The most surprising Internet gossip I’ve seen in a LONG time. I have no idea why this surprised me so much, but it did. Congratulations to Jem and Karl! This text effect. I don’t know that I’d call it “letterpress” per se, but I do like it and I’ve been wondering what fancy things to… Read more > 4 Comments >

March 24, 2009 9:17 am


Skipping right over my lengthy absence from my website, I am here to tell you about my trip to Texas for South by Southwest! I was there for five days, and here is a list of the famous people I met: Alan Taylor of The Big Picture Susie from Dumb as a Blog Okay, okay,… Read more > 3 Comments >

December 31, 2008 7:50 pm

Here’s to you, 2009

Since everyone else seems to be doing it, here are my resolutions for the upcoming year: Entertain at home more often I know you are supposed to quantify goals (“once a month,” “four times a year” etc.) but I’m not really interested in quantifying this particular goal, since anything I choose will be vastly higher… Read more > 3 Comments >

December 15, 2008 10:42 am

The Quilting Bee

Several years ago, around this same time in December, Jem posted something about The Quilting Bee on her website. I was intrigued, since I had seen a bunch of people with links to their Qbee quilts on their site, but I figured I wouldn’t have enough time to be a part of another club with… Read more > 4 Comments >

November 10, 2008 5:31 pm

Addicted to Design Blogs

After Kerri responded to my tweet asking which design blogs I read, I thought it would be appropriate to post them so everyone can enjoy. Behold! I visit Design*Sponge a LOT. They have a nice mix of furniture, food, stationery, pillows, everything. Everything designy. The first “house” blog I really got into is Making It… Read more > 6 Comments >

September 15, 2008 9:23 pm

Calling All Undecideds – Part II

This is my second installment of Why I Find the Republican Ticket Terrifying and Why I Think the Democratic Ticket Is Awesome. If you missed Part I, I recommend reading that first. Onward! 3 Comments >

August 27, 2008 9:26 am

Ditch the Downers?

I don’t think I’d consider myself to be a negative person; I have my moments I guess, like anyone does, but on the whole I’d say I’m mostly positive. In my experience, most people I follow on Twitter (or other similar services) post positive things, or neutral at the very least. The problem I am… Read more > 1 Comment >