Archive for November, 2010

Dolly Cuteness

November 18, 2010

Did you know you could get a Snowy Day doll??

I didn’t either:

I totally want one.

Packing Help

November 17, 2010

Does anyone else need help packing?  We’ve been going on all these trips lately, so its been on my mind.  I love spotting tips online– I dream of a lighter, more streamlined pack.  Here are two posts I find helpful:

Does Adventure Have to Cramp Your Style? from Velokava blog by Leah Sakellarides (she makes gorgeous jewelry!):

The NY Times’ Packing Tips From Travel Pros:


DIY Play Kitchen

November 12, 2010

Did you spot this wonderful “before and after” on Design*Sponge?  From boring old tv stand… swanky play kitchen!

Pretty sweet.  I especially like the “window”.

Today’s Laugh Break

November 9, 2010

“Domains” in the New York Time’s Sunday Magazine is one of my favorite columns. Probably because I’m a little nosy and I like looking at other people’s stuff.  This interview of Samantha Bee (of “The Daily Show,”) is making me laugh today.

Flying Whales

November 5, 2010

This made-to-order mobile is blowing my mind at the moment.

From ERGOgoods in Brooklyn.

November Goals

November 3, 2010

Fabulous weather

I did pretty well on goals for last month.  I forget that I always add a bunch throughout the month, (plus other things, like um rowing in The Head of the Charles–gah!)  so keeping it simple in the beginning is the way to go.

By the way,  I’m happy to report that spots are now going fast for portraits!  If you’d like to give one for the holidays, please get in touch!

October Goals:

  1. Sign up for
  2. Work on final drawing/layout for Uppercase’s Work/Life promo book.
  3. Order postcards
  4. Address and mail them out!
  5. Cold call two companies a week to get submissions information.
  6. Work on next postcard design.
  7. Get the word out about doing portraits! (I’d love to draw YOUR portrait!  Go here for more info!)

I’ve been doing a lot better with promoting/marketing.  Between postcards, signing up for and Uppercase’s Work/Life promo book, and doing the contest with LMNOP, I’ve been really putting myself out there.  I always struggle with this, so I’m proud of myself.  So far working with LMNOP has been super fun, so I’m planning to do more blog partner events/give-aways.  Still need to work on the cold calling.

November Goals:

  1. Cold call two companies a week to get submissions information.
  2. Finish addressing and mailing postcards
  3. Finish illustration for Uppercase’s Work/Life promo book.
  4. Research and then contact a few blogs about the portraits.  (I’d love to draw YOUR portrait!  Go here for more info!)
  5. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!  We’re hosting both our families this year.

Yes.  Keeping it simple.  I think the above, plus work and all the portrait-creating will keep me busy!  Not to mention Thanksgiving and a trip to Vermont before hand to meet our new God-Baby!!

Phew.   November, you are not messing around!

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