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  • How to make (something resembling) a guinea pig birthday cake

    If you read my blog regularly you know couple weeks ago my youngest son Sully experienced his first pet loss. His beloved hamster, Hammy.   You’ll never believe what he asked for for his 9th birthday over this past weekend. No not another hamster. I think he feels he could never have a another o... View Post
  • Brown snow, crocuses & some optimism

    Yeah we might have dirty brown snow everywhere right now, but did you see that adorable crocuses popping?   Happy March, everybody. We can say that, right? I know, I know. I live in Syracuse New York, AKA the snow belt. So in no way should I start pretending spring is almost here. Last year it ... View Post
  • Ode to a hamster- the best hamster 🐹

    Supporting your child through grief and their first experience with loss. View Post
  • 8 simple ways to get involved in National Kindness month

    Last weekend we had two friends from our quarantine pod over to help make winter care packages for the homeless. Here in our hometown, Syracuse, NY,  we have a very large homeless population. We also have long, brutal winters, so more than ever I need my kids to understand how crucial it is t... View Post
  • My return to wellness...

    I wanted to share with you what I have been doing for my own wellness for the last six months or so. After years of weird health issues, to say I was frustrated and exhausted would be a massive understatement. I started working with a nutritionist last summer and with her guidance I began the pro... View Post
  • A pandemic friendly holiday outing

      Anyone else going a little stir crazy? I think we need to prep for a long winter, indoors, and distanced from people. But we will get through this! In the meantime, Sully and I came up with a fun idea for families to try out this holiday season. While walking our dogs one night recently, we wer... View Post
  • Give kids the gift of gratitude this holiday season 🎁

    We have a brand new gift box that we think you’re gonna love to give... It’s our Gratitude Activities gift box!  This curated collection of products makes it super easy to give more thoughtfully this year and helps teach kids gratitude through action. Here is a little sneak peek at the gift box..... View Post
  • 8 fun facts about Annie

    8 fun facts about myself... that you may not already know 😉1. I studied abroad in England in 1997 and it truly changed the trajectory of my life. I also met my future husband soon after i returned home to the states- and we bonded over the fact that he had just gotten home from studying in Englan... View Post

A note from Annie

In writing this blog, I wanted to provide a space where you can to get to know me a little better, and share with you where my designs come from. Each one has their own story to go with it.  I LOVE what I do, and I truly hope you can feel that love coming through each of my products.