November 2008

holiday gift guide 2008: good things by good people

November 28, 2008

This year, I am shamelessly promoting the people I know (and like) and the amazing work they do (and sell). If you’re going to shop anyway, why not support: Andrea / Superhero Designs She makes candy-colored necklaces that I’m convinced give you superpowers. Christine / Christine Mason Miller She just self-published a sparkling book that […]


a grateful heart

November 27, 2008

For riding along this journey with me. For sitting front row and not throwing tomatoes. For humoring my bad jokes and weathering my dry spells. For adding color and light to my life. For everything, thank you. I am grateful for your friendship, support and warmth.


33 things

November 25, 2008

I am 33 now. If you’d asked me a week ago how I felt about turning 33, I would have winced and bored you to tears about how old it sounds, how I had wished I’d accomplished so much more by now, how I’m not really looking forward to being the age my mother was when […]


write on!

November 20, 2008

Lynda Barry’s train of thought, written on index cards [more photos soon] This week, I did something I hadn’t done in years. I took a writing class. For my upcoming birthday, Rama enrolled me in Writing the Unthinkable taught by one of my heroes, Lynda Barry. I just got home an hour ago, and I […]


los colores de méxico

November 18, 2008

I thought I’d been to Mexico, but after our trip to San Miguel de Allende, I’ve decided my jaunts to Tijuana, Rosarito and Cozumel don’t really count. Like so many people do, I fell in love with the warm and colorful town. There was inspiration around every single corner.


and more

November 17, 2008

Martha was just the tip of the iceberg. The week just got better and better and better. Enjoying Jonatha and Glen Phillips live at Largo. Getting crafty alongside Swirly & Stacy at a holiday event. Seeing the amazing art work of my pal Wendy. Celebrating the wedding of two dear friends. Walking the colorful art-filled […]


the day i met martha stewart

November 11, 2008

When I found out Martha Stewart was signing her new book at the Barnes & Noble down the street, I knew I had to go. My mom and dad are even bigger fans (they watch her show every day), so I invited them to come along. We got to the store 45 minutes early, thinking […]


yes, we did

November 5, 2008

I have been afraid to talk about the election, nervous that my hope would sound naive, worried that any prediction would somehow jinx us, fearful that I would be let down like I was before. But today my heart is filled with gladness. Rama and I fell asleep earlier than usual last night. Before dozing […]


i voted

November 4, 2008

Photo by Rama You should too.


  • 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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