All images / GIFs © Disney For as long as I can remember, I've been fascinated by Alice's Adventures in Wonderland . I fell in love with the animated Disney film as a girl and have since fallen in love with the book and the live action film . This year marks the 150th anniversary of the book's publication, and there's been lots of buzz about the big anniversary. (For example, in some super exciting news for the design nerd in me, one of my favorite designers, Anna Bond of Rifle Paper Co. is illustrating a version of the book... Read more


"It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the most responsive to change." Charles Darwin 25 Ways to Increase Productivity at Work : love these easy-to-do tips NoteStream : so happy to be featured on this amazing learning site The Power of Words : words are so powerful; use them wisely Happiness. Money Would Be Nice Too. : love this little illustration :) May My Suffering Be of Service : made me think differently about pain GoodReads Challenge : I've read 31/100 so far. reading's the best! Custom Wrapping Paper : loving this... Read more


This article is part of the 2015 Word of the Month series, based on the monthly theme featured in the Every Day Matters 2015 Diary I designed for Watkins Publishing. In the planner, each month has a theme highlighted in the weekly illustrations, quotes, and activities. This month's theme is EXPLORE. I'll be honest — I'm not much of an explorer. Though I'm well aware of the benefits of getting out of one's comfort zone and exploring new things, I tend to stay where I feel safe and comfortable. But not this month! This month is all about getting out... Read more


Source "The older you get, the more you realize that it isn't about material things or pride or ego. It's about our hearts and who they beat for." R.A. 5 Ways of Finding Positivity : particularly good for tough times Exhausted? This Is Why : such great tips for increasing energy What You Do Is Who You Become : very thought-provoking! 14 Apps for Anxiety : lots of good-looking tech help in these Remove This One Word from Your Life : it could be life-changing 7 Cultural Concepts We Don't Have in the US : these are great + needed... Read more


When I find a new TV show I like, I get really into it. My latest obsession? Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, which I've been binge watching on Netflix. I'm a big fan of the whole fish-out-of-water concept (hence my obsession with the film Elf), and I'm (not surprisingly) obsessed with uber-positive characters like Buddy the Elf, Chris from Parks & Recreation, and my latest favorite: Kimmy. If you haven't seen the show, the premise is this: Kimmy (Ellie Kemper, in real live) was trapped with three other women in a bunker for 15 years and has just emerged into the modern... Read more