Don't make the Internet another gated community!

Net neutrality is a central component of modern education. Without it, ISPs could block resources offered by competitors or restrict access from sites with an opposing ideology. It would be an Internet where Frontier or Fios would choose what you can view or read or research or watch or download. . . Or perhaps they'd just slow your connection down if you were on their black-list of sites (AT&T's grandfathered "unlimited" data plan, anyone? They used to text me every month telling me they were slowing me down because I'd used "too much data" on my monthly "unlimited plan."


Food Walls

Food Walls

It shouldn't be news to you that I've been fighting an eating disorder for 11+ years (and if it is, surprise!).  With a long history of food struggles, I'm hyper aware of how I and others talk about eating. And you guys it's a bit depressing. We ladies are obsessed--no, seriously obsessed --with the topic of food. We agonize over it; pine over it; whine about it; meme it; Instagram it; cautiously count and weigh it; read about it; and talk, talk, talk, talk, talk (you get the idea) about it...

Engaged in the Springtime at the Dallas Arboretum

Engaged in the Springtime at the Dallas Arboretum

Travis and Maddie are just like lovely together. Since we were already at the dallas arboretum  for sweet Susan's birthday, we couldn't resist snapping some shots of these love birds. Their real engagement photos are still on the way but I hope you get a picture of just how wonderful these two are. I cannot wait for their wedding coming soon . . .

LAUNCHED: illuminare - Staging & Design 🎉 🎉

LAUNCHED: illuminare - Staging & Design 🎉 🎉

We created a beautiful minimalist-modern responsive website design for the beautiful AnnByron and Reese over at Illuminare Designs. They were looking for a refined design that was clean, simple, easy to navigate for clients, and brought their stunning designs to the spotlight. Their logo design needed something with elegant glam, so we chose a lower-case script in stunning rose-gold metals paired perfectly with steely gray. I am so thrilled to watch these two laddies transform homes across DFW into stunning gems. Make sure you take a moment and check out their new home at illuminaredesigns.com and follow them on Instagram and Facebook. High fives and toasts all around, AnneByron and Reese!

Poor Little Guy, by Elanna Allen - Animated picture book

This delightful book is funny, beautifully illustrated (with gorgeous hand-lettering that morphs into the images throughout the book), and has a priceless surprise ending. All of these attributes together made it top of the list for our next animated book. Yes, we animated it quickly so forgive the little gritty bits where you can tell I was nursing a baby and getting "help" from a 4 year old in our 2 hour project. . .  Purchase this wonderful book here and follow author / illustrator Elana Allen on Instagram here.

Created under the Fair Use Act for educational purposes only.

"What do you do when you're so tiny that the bigger ocean creatures think you might even taste adorable?

An itsy-bitsy, glasses-wearing fish is minding his own business when a playful (and hungry) octopus snatches him right up. Luckily, this poor little guy is not quite as innocent as he seems…and he has a BIG surprise up his sleeve!

Told with wit, a wink, and a delightfully dark sense of humor, Poor Little Guy celebrates the very smallest...and all of their giant victories. Hand this cute but mighty book to fans of Bob Shea and Dan Krall."

Vegetables in Underwear - An Animated version of Jared Chapman's Book

Vegetables in Underwear is one of our favorite reads from this year! Here's the animated video-book we made so we can enjoy it even when our hard copy isn't at hand. 

 

"A bunch of friendly vegetables wear colorful underwear of all varieties—big, small, clean, dirty, serious, and funny—demonstrating for young ones the silliness and necessity of this item of clothing. The unexpectedness of vegetables in their unmentionables is enough to draw giggles, but the pride with which the “big kid” attire is flaunted in front of the baby carrots in diapers will tickle readers of all ages. With rhyming text that begs to be chanted aloud and art that looks good enough to eat, this vibrant story will encourage preschoolers to celebrate having left those diapers behind!" - Purchase it here on Amazon.