Good Things



good things

December 8, 2009

I’m finally starting to fill my sketchbook with good things, little doodles & big ideas, again, after almost a year of rest. It feels—dare I say it?—good.

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good things

May 21, 2007

• Celebrating one year of marriage. I’ve been so amazed and touched by all the people who have remembered the day and wished us well. • A visit with Ethan, finally. It had been too long. • A clean bill of health. • Watching The Lady and The Tramp over a big plate of pasta. [...]

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good things

April 16, 2007

• Discovering Cadbury mini eggs (how did I not know how good they are?) • A satisfying walk • The Boots cosmetics aisle at Target • Hearing a happy client’s voice • Year of the Dog • Baking chocolate chip cookies with Siddo • Tiny packets of collage ephemera • Kyle’s cousin Kyle • Lunchtime [...]

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good things

April 9, 2007

* Watching TV after 40 days of (practically) none. * Stranger Than Fiction on DVD (thank you, Easter Bunny). * Making Easter brunch with Mom. A tall pile of blueberry pancakes. Bacon dipped in maple syrup. * The new issue of Optic Nerve is out—and I can’t wait to read it. * Auntie Em’s mini [...]

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good things about sunday

January 8, 2006

* Thick slices of La Brea Bakery multigrain bread and scrambled eggs by the window. * The first cup of coffee in days. * Fresh daffodils waiting for the perfect moment to reveal their faces. * Wearing Christmas gifts that make me feel lovely. * Seeing old friends at church. * Singing my heart out. [...]

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Good Things, Illustrated Edition

March 18, 2004

Martha Stewart may have popularized the term “good thing,” but I made it my own. I started keeping Good Things lists in my journal two years ago, during a dreary time in my life. I had gotten so used to seeing the bad stuff — too used to it — that I was losing sight [...]

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Good things

March 24, 2002

once a week, i make a list of good things. this task usually falls around sunday, and it’s often scribbled on a scrap piece of paper and then written, more nicely, in my notebook. sometimes i come up with 20 things. others, i can barely think of 5. but it’s important, i think. i complain [...]

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  • I'm Christine, and this is a slice of my life—a sweet, rich, wildly indulgent slice that would taste really good with a scoop of Breyers vanilla bean ice cream. Read more >>


  • I run a darling, friendly, little graphic design studio.
    I look on the bright side.
    I take photos. Lots of photos.
    I wish on stars and on websites.


  • I built my first web site 7 years ago and got 15 seconds of fame. (It changed my life.)
    I launched, then relaunched, an online magazine.
    I admitted to several embarrassing crushes.
    I consumed more bacon than any human should and lived to tell the tales.






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