Wall Art

Want a conversation starter for some yawn of a wall in your house? Try this easy wall art idea. An inspiring home begets inspiration, so first, pick a theme that inspires you. For instance, when we remodeled our bathroom, we found a newspaper from 1930 layered among the floor boards, which gave me an idea …

Soak It In

It’s that time. The time of year worse than the whole of winter combined. When we’ve had it. With every synapse of our minds, every follicle of our skin, every phantom cell of our soul: We need Summer. But Summer is a flighty, uncaring temptress. She takes her damn time. She naps and adorns her hair and organized her closets. … More Soak It In

Share

Now that I have a toddler, the word “share” seems to leave my lips about 300 times a day. I’m not sure the kiddo gets it yet, but my subconscious certainly seems to be listening. Obviously, the ways we share as parents are varied and many:

Stress Relief

12 easy ways you can provide stress relief for a loved one (or patient) It’s Leap Day, and if you saw last week’s 30 Rock episode, you know what that means. Today’s a day to “take a leap” and do something out of the norm. So I’m going to get MAD. Yeah, you heard me. There’s not … More Stress Relief

Surprise and Delight

When I worked at Cranium (before it was sadly decapitated by Hasbro) we had a saying we applied to every game and toy we created: Surprise and delight. When I think back to my childhood, it’s the “surprise and delight” moments that really stand out—something wonderful that happened on some ordinary day, suddenly making it … More Surprise and Delight

New Old Ideas

This is a very special Wednesday for me. Why? Because the incredible songwriter Leonard Cohen just released his new Old Ideas album! At age 77, Leonard is just as dapper, talented, and insightful as ever. Take a moment. This man’s words are sure to feed your soul. Before we get to the new stuff, here’s my … More New Old Ideas