Shop Talk: What Will We Do Today?

You probably thought by the title that I was going to talk about what I’m doing today. Nope. I’m not. (I’m just working like I always do. It’s boring.) That’s the title of a website that I worked on last June that launched just a bit ago. I’m so happy with the way it turned out, which is cool because right after I finished this job, I worked on another job that flopped spectacularly. Don’t you hate it when that happens? Ugh. That’s what I get for feeling like I’m hot stuff about this site. Anyway! Maybe I’ll share more about that flop later because flops are the BEST learning experiences, even though they smart like a bloody hangnail.


I love these little illos. So often I get pigeon-holed with the cutesy stuff and I don’t like to think of myself as a cute-monger. I don’t make scrapbooks! I’m sophisticated, damnit! I mean ninja bunnies! (That’s my new curse word care of Bug.) But the cute just sneaks in and I am better at it than I am at other things so I try to embrace it and work with the skills God gave me. Sometimes it works, sometimes it blows up in my face. But this post is not about my flops. It’s about my successes. I’m sorry, can you tell I’m still working through some of my feelings about failure?


Anyway, I’m really happy with this design. I love working with Heather. She is the best web designer ever and worth every penny. And I’m not just saying that because she’s my friend. I truly respect her sense of design and her obsessive need for NO CLUTTER. She always does such a good job. I just recently designed a whole website myself for a client and now I have even more respect for her. It was hard and I’m still not 100% happy with it. When it launches I’ll try to share that here too.

Jill Hart and OMSH
(Jill Hart and OMSH)

I also really love this site. Jill Hart is a Grandma who does all these cool things with her grandchildren. People like her make me want to get older. Life does not stop just because you wake up one the morning with arthritis. How cool is it that she does all these things with her grandchildren? It’s like a whole home-schooling curriculum! I’m seriously impressed and so happy to work with her. I hope she keeps needing illos because I love making them for her.




Yesterday was Bug’s first day of kindergarten. It was a huge deal for us. I posted some photos over at Alpha+Mom of our little before school photo session. (There’s also a FREE printable and the chance to win $100 from Target. Cha-ching! You might want to click over.)

So far she seems to like school. Her teacher is super nice and understandably a bit overwhelmed. There are 31 students in her class! Yikes.

This is all Bug has had to share with me so far:

1. The other kids thought the banana bread muffin I packed for her snack was funny. Apparently home-baked goods are not in style.
2. Milk comes in a bag that you poke with a straw and it doesn’t even spill!
3. They sit on a rainbow carpet and Bug sits on orange. This is very important.
4. She doesn’t remember her new friend’s name. But she likes blue!
5. She really needs to pack blue juice next time so the boys think she is cool.
6. Her teacher reads stories and does all the voices. (huge win)
7. I really need to fix the handle on her Hello Kitty lunchbox. It broke.

And that’s all she shared! So far so good. I didn’t know there would be so much peer pressure over what I packed for lunch but I think I can roll with it. I might have to pull out some mad bento box skillz.