Monday Inspiration | Jul 10, 2017



I’ve had a draft of Monday Inspiration since January 30 of this year. I’ve been trying to get my brain right with a ton of changes I’ve gone through along with my family in the last year. Every time I felt like I could handle shit, here comes something else. I haven’t been doing well with the constant change. I’ve prepared to write a post a ton of times but it always came in second to a Netflix binge-watch or the ultimate winner: sleep. The good thing is, I’m starting to find pockets of time that are becoming consistent with a set routine. And that is exciiiiiiting! Even though I’ve been gone for a long ass time, I have managed to do more than just sleep.

This past weekend was spent at a local waterpark with friends and a trip to IKEA yesterday. I need all kinds of organizational ideas for our home but really, I was feigning some Swedish meatballs and man, did they deliver. So, in the end, I’m ready to try and see if I can start this sharing and encapsulating my life thing again on Peety Blogs. Thanks for sticking around and for those just joining, welcome welcome.

I’m getting so obsessed with enamel pins. They remind me of the band and punk buttons I used to collect in high school. Here are a few I want to add to my collection: 1) Draw Something 2) Nah 3) Nap Queen 4) Introvert and 5) Fuzzy Legs.

This book has been out for a while but it doesn’t make me want it any less.

This is me except I need to get the whole waking up early thing happening. And this supports that.

I love this visual essay by Debbie Millman.

People are sharing photos of real-life places that look like they belong in a Wes Anderson film.

Love the idea behind this notebook.

Currently listening to this audiobook.

I’ve bookmarked this article on change so I haven’t read it, yet, but it looks like a good one.

Pre-order Adam J. Kurtz’s book available October 2017.

Check out the new typeface on Lost Type Co-op.


Wednesday Inspiration | Jun 15, 2016


I’ve never considered myself a highly sensitive person but with the overwhelming sadness in the news cycle as of late, I find myself struggling to make sense of it all emotionally. There is so much hate in the country, in the world, that it feels like a miracle to live into the twilight years of your life. Despite all the ugly, there is also a lot of beauty and happiness that deserve celebration. I guess this corner of your inbox and the internet is to do just that – find a little beauty amidst all the chaos. Sending warm vibes to everyone reading this. Continue reading

Tuesday Inspiration | Dec 1, 2015


It’s official. I’ve gone off the deep end when it comes to making lists. The holidays always have a way of doing this to me but I don’t know that I’d want it any other way! I always start with grand plans, taking time with cost comparisons, handmaking gifts, etc., and I usually make it halfway thru before I realize I’m running out of steam. Does that stop me from trying again every year? NOPE. And this year, of course, is no different. It started with Thanksgiving and was going okay until I realized I was forgetting little things here and there every single day despite my list making. Thank goodness for an understanding husband who picked up the most important item for me – THE ROASTING PAN! In the end, all the Thanksgiving foods turned out boooooomb and we ate our weight in turkey, delicious veggies, and pumpkin pie. Mmmmmm. Worth every calorie. Continue reading

Monday Inspiration | Nov 16, 2015


What’s up, friends? These last two weeks have been a whirlwind of emotions. Rather than go thru everything, here is a recap of the ranting side and grateful side of the last 14 days. On top of that, all the insanity happening in the world has me reeling back in all kinds of emotions. All I can think to do is send good vibes into the world and continue to hope for a better world for the next generation. Hoping all of you out there are safe and your loved ones are, too. Continue reading

Tuesday Inspiration | Nov 3, 2015


Lately, my husband and I have been listening to a lot more podcasts at night before we go to sleep as well as during our commute, making it much more bearable. With as busy as we are between being parents, side projects, cleaning, working, commuting, etc., listening to podcasts together have made it seem like a date night. It’s relaxing, peaceful, and leaves us feeling inspired. There are a few that we both enjoy together but equally as much, a few that we’ve introduced to each other. We’ve been listening to Design Matters a lot and just listened to the interview with Timothy Goodman. It was excellent and very inspiring – well worth a listen. An interview with Michael Bierut is up now, too, so I have plans to listen to that one this week. Continue reading

Monday Inspiration | Oct 12, 2015


I’ve been listening to a lot of design podcasts and watching talks from various conferences to inspire and spur my creativity. I think it’s working. I’m angling to find the happy place that keeps me going even when all those cuckoo banana things in life pound down on my ever so fragile back. My latest source of inspiration has been Tina Roth Eisenberg. I’ve been a follower of hers for quite some time. She’s got a ton of side projects (Teux Deux, Tattly, Creative Mornings, Swiss-miss), all of which I’ve loved and then one day, realized she owned all of them! Talk about branding because clearly, she has a direct line to all things I love in design. She’s got a great sense of humor and love for making things FUN. It’s rare to find that wrapped up in one package of a human being. I recommend you listen to her interview with Debbie Millman and her talk at the 99U Conference last year. At the 99U Conference, Tina asks what your superpower is and I think mine would be Never Giving Up. I’m always looking for ways to stay creative, inspired, excited and I never stop until I find that feeling, no matter how difficult the journey. Continue reading

Wednesday Inspiration | Oct 7, 2015

Have you potty trained a toddler before? No? Well, let me tell you – it’s quite exhilarating, frustrating, hilarious, but most importantly, it is EXHAUSTING. So far, it seems that Vee is taking to it like a pro so here’s hoping it stays that way. I’m also incredibly aware right now that being a parent makes GET SHIT DONE because you have no time, literally. As a result, I’m constantly filling rare spare moments with projects, cleaning, errands, etc. and am probably getting more shit done as a parent than I ever was sans child. Ah, the complexity that is life. Continue reading