September 2008

life is sweet

September 28, 2008

I treated myself to this scrumptious cupcake from Frosted in Long Beach after a tiring client meeting two weeks ago. It’s a quiet Sunday evening. Rama’s working in the office, and I am sitting in our comfy chair in the corner of the living room, waiting for soup to simmer and pizza dough to rise. […]


early bird

September 22, 2008

Something miraculous has happened since returning home last week: I have become a morning person. Before, I’d get up at 8 or 9, stumble to the kitchen bleary-eyed and slightly cranky, put on a pot of water for the french press, meander coffee-in-hand to the office and slooowly start my day (in my PJs). But […]


bottling the magic

September 19, 2008

We are on a high. We are floating, glowing, soaring. We are rejuvenated. We are inspired. Our hearts and our minds are filled with lessons learned, ideas shared and dreams realized, but now what do we do? How can we make it last? Can it last? I have been on enough retreats—some of them transformative, […]


good people doing good things

September 18, 2008

Jonatha wearing one of Liz’s adorable Natasha aprons. A handful of discoveries I made at Squam this year: • Jonatha Brooke’s smooth & sultry voice. Her latest CD, The Works, features never-before-heard or recorded lyrics of Woody Guthrie. • Judy (the) Wise. Just five minutes with her will give you a fresh and wonderful perspective […]



September 17, 2008

My piece inspired by and created from the woods during Penelope’s Earth Project class When I showed up Thursday morning to Penelope’s Earth Project class, I had no idea what to expect. I was just happy to go outside. The project: Make a piece of art using our surroundings based on what we want or […]



September 15, 2008

At the edge of Squam lake, a sketchbook watercolor For me, Squam was a beautiful and blessed chance to reconnect. I reconnected with the earth. The sound of pouring rain against the rooftop, a million shades of green in a single tree, sunlight pouring through screened porch windows, stars, stars and more stars. (Yes, I […]


squam eve

September 9, 2008

It’s 1-something in the morning and I’m still up. Although my body is completely beat, my brain is wide awake, and I can’t stop thinking about Squam as if I were a kid anxious for Christmas. What can I say? I’m excited. I am looking forward to unplugging my computer for almost a whole week […]


almost perfect scoop

September 5, 2008

Rice Krispy Treat ice cream I finally made my first batch of homemade ice cream with the KitchenAid attachment we got for our wedding 2 1/2 years ago and oh my gosh. Why didn’t I do this sooner? It was so easy and so good. As an experiment—because according to Rama the whole fun of […]



September 3, 2008

Despite the fact that the whole point of the holiday weekend was rest and relaxation, I did a whole lot of nothing and felt guilty almost the entire time. This is, I think, a symptom of being your own boss. I never used to have that problem. I was the girl who left her work […]


  • 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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