May Etsy Round-Up

May is named for the Greek goddess Maia, eldest of the seven Pleiades and mother of Hermes. In Greek, Maia also means midwife. In Roman mythology, Maia is associated with growth and fertility. So this month’s round-up of Etsy finds celebrates all of those, in pretty blush tones. Take a look:

What does May make you think of?

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Book Review: A Natural History of Dragons

A Natural History of Dragons

A Natural History of Dragons: A Memoir by Lady Trent by Marie Brennan. Right, you thought I could walk by this cover in the library and not pick it up? Ha. This book is a fun little adventure story. The conceit is that it’s told as a memoir, from the point of view of Isabella (Lady Trent), one of the preeminent dragon experts of her day, looking back on her youth and start of her career. It’s a completely fictional world, though Lady Trent’s native Scirland sounds amazingly like Victorian England, right down to tea and Society. Isabella, of course, […]

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Tuesday Treasure Trove

Tuesday Treasure Trove: this week's round-up of read-worthy links.

Cool art series of the week: Dangerdust Chalk Art. Alarming: This Is What a Holy Shit Moment for Global Warming Looks Like Why We Make Art – 7 artists explain. Elegant Henna Tattoo Crowns Help Cancer Patients Cope With Their Hair Loss. Very cool! The Skimm – daily news service with a side of snark, right to your inbox. How to Be Real Without Being Obnoxious The Unpredictable Consequences of Using Money as an Incentive True Story: I Smoked Pot For 20 Years. Then I Stopped. The 100 Most Important Cat Pictures Of All Time Disney Princesses Reimagined As Different […]

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Bits & Pieces

Bits & Pieces

I caught the boy’s cold last week (and in fact still have it) so if you’re wondering where I’ve been on the blog and Twitter, the answer is the couch. Or bed. Not much time spent on the computer the last few days. Or at the Gelato World Tour, as planned – SO bummed to miss that. 🙁 Though on the upside I’ve been reading a lot and power-housing some Netflix. So there’s that. I thought I was on the upswing yesterday, but today I woke up and felt worse, so who knows. Hoping it’s just a last hurrah before […]

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Recipe: Cranberry Sausage Breakfast Rice

Cranberry Sausage Breakfast Rice

Here’s something quick and easy to throw together. This meal was born from one of those evenings where my spirit of kitchen adventure outweighed the voice telling me to just go to the grocery story. We had some breakfast sausage left over from a brunch, and I always have brown rice and Craisins in my pantry, so I threw them all together. It took me a 2nd time to get the seasoning right (the first time it turned out kind of bland). I call it breakfast rice since the sausage I use most often for this is breakfast sausage, but […]

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Tuesday Treasure Trove

Tuesday Treasure Trove: this week's round-up of read-worthy links.

Awesome Video of the Week: Emma Stone in a lip sync battle vs. Jimmy Fallon. Cute Video of the Week: Did You Know Baby Otters Play Just Like Puppies? Adorable!! What you’d need to make in every county in America to afford a decent one-bedroom. A sobering look at why we need to raise minimum wage. Is It Fair To Call A Band A Sellout? Only when their sound changes to accomodate commercialization, I think. If they keep their great sound but make tons of money, more power to them. Freelancing/self-employed goods: The secret benefits of being a dorky business […]

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New Digital Prints

You may remember I opened a new digital shop not too long ago. I’ve been working on filling it up. Right now it’s mostly pre-made Etsy shop banners, and design services (including blog tweaks, if you need help). And while I’m still working on my first pre-made blog theme, I did debut another product line this past weekend that I’m really excited about. Introducing digitally illustrated prints! Here’s a look at a few that I’ve listed so far, so you can get a feel for the kind of thing you can expect from my digital prints:

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