Showing posts from January, 2012

Let's peel back these layers!

juliannlaw Here is a closeup of the endpapers in my debut picture book, THE WORKD’S LONGEST SOCK. I work digitally in Adobe Photoshop but the program doesn’t do it all for me! I knit all the pixels by hand! Haha! I do have things I do to help me work quickly and efficiently, though, like using layers. Here you get to see me take off those layers one by one till we are back at nothing but a background. The World's Longest Sock is now available on  Amazon ,  Barnes and Noble ,  Target , or wherever you  buy books !

more printables

Some fun Valentine's printables I've been designing. . . For Make and Takes : 14 Acts of Love printed on hearts: For Today's Mama , a one-of-a-kind printable gift card that you can customize for whoever needs a little love: ** Note: Thank you, Lost Type Co-op , for some fun new fonts to work with on these. Habana and Mensch . **

with age comes responsibility

Hey, Lucy! I have a surprise for you! I'd like to introduce you to "chores." Some of you out there are thinking, she doesn't make her kid do chores? And I reply, yes, of course, I do. . . just without any sort of consistency or tracking. Now it's just on paper and will hopefully be a little more rewarding to a little four year old who has a hard time keeping track of days. This chore chart is available to everyone and downloadable for free! I designed it for the good peeps at TodaysMama and made it customizable/editable so you can add your kids' names and your own list of chores. Also, if anyone is wondering what "Rusty & Rosy" is on the chore chart above, it is the pre-K readiness program Lucy has been doing on the computer this year also called Utah Upstart . It's fantastic and we've loved being a part of it. . . if you live in Utah, they're pre-registering kids who will enter Kindergarten in fall 2013 now. It is also FREE but has

cold cookie pie

I just made up that name. I made up the pie, in fact. Based on an old standard but customized for a serious cookie lover, this is what I made for hubby's birthday. Cold Cookie Pie 1 pkg double stuffed oreos, crushed 1/2 c peanut butter 3 T milk 1/4 C powdered sugar 1 carton cookie-dough ice cream 1 jar hot fudge 1 tub cool-whip lite chocolate chip cookies for decor Crust: Line the bottom of a springform pan with wax paper. Crush the package of oreos, stuffing and all, in a food processor or blender. Press into the bottom of the prepared pan. Freeze. Peanut butter layer: Mix peanut butter, milk and powdered sugar until smooth. Spread over the frozen oreo crust. Freeze. Ice Cream layer: Let a carton of ice cream soften up on the counter (10-15 minutes). Spread over the frozen peanut butter layer. Freeze. Hot Fudge layer: Heat a jar of hot fudge only till its warm enough to spread over the ice cream. Freeze again. Top layer: Finish off with a layer of whipped cream and some chocolate

family shots

Fabulous family photos by my favorite photographer who is also a fun friend. . . shoot, that's where the alliteration ends. (Pssst! Hey, Katherine Wallin , you need some f's or ph's in your name!)