A good post-Halloween reminder.  “Chocolate was never meant to be shared.” 🙂 Sandra Boynton

Another year older, another year wiser. Blessed to have a wonderful community of family and friends!  October 2016.

First birthday present from the boys. They couldn’t wait so I opened it a day early. 🙂 It’s Shaymin, the gratitude Pokemon – my favorite!

The trees are about to show you just how beautiful letting go can be. (source unknown)

Remember: despite how open, peaceful, and loving you attempt to be, people can only meet you as deeply as they’ve met themselves. – Matt Kahn

Some days you just have to put on the hat to remind them who they are dealing with.  

My mom has this wonderful way of making beauty around her as she goes. Here, a few small clippings from a house plant to decorate the kitchen windowsill.  Chester, CT.  July 2016.

The real difficulty is to overcome how you think about yourself. – Maya Angelou

The beauty of Lake Michigan never ceases to amaze me. Langdon Beach, Wilmette IL. #nofilter



Sometimes, design is personal. 

Sometimes, the tools of design are a shovel and pruning shears. 

Sometimes, the materials of design are water and stone. 

Sometimes, design artifacts are edible. 

Sometimes, design doesn’t need to be documented. 

Sometimes, the designer is the user.

Sometimes, design is purely aesthetic. 

Sometimes, design doesn’t matter.

Cultivating gratitude for all things isn’t so much a feeling as a decision. – Panache Desai

It’s finally summer in Chicagoland!  A glorious day at Langdon Beach, on the shores of Lake Michigan. Wilmette IL.  

There are no mistakes, no coincidences. All events are blessings given to us to learn from.  – Elizabeth Kubler-Ross via simplereminders.com

“Find your nerds and talk shop non-stop.” via typographylovers ❤  With a shout-out to all my favorite UX nerds. You know who you are. 🙂

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