From Off My List: Thanksgiving Turkey Cookie Place Card Favors

  “Nothing is more honorable than a grateful heart” -Seneca Thanksgiving Day is so close that I actually smell a crisp pecan pie baking to perfection in an oven somewhere.  If you are a planner (ok, obsessive planner) like me, you’re double and triple checking the multiple lists of the items you still need to … More From Off My List: Thanksgiving Turkey Cookie Place Card Favors

From Off My List: Frighteningly Good Zombie Bark

“If you are ghoulish and ghostly wherever you’re seen, you’re sure to have such a wonderful Halloween!” -from a vintage Halloween card Halloween is just around the corner and as my close peeps all know, now is when my personality turns into a kind of domesticated Morticia Addams:  I start feeling compelled to bake lots … More From Off My List: Frighteningly Good Zombie Bark

Beyond Palm Springs: A Course in Desert Architecture

“Desert sky, dream beneath a desert sky….” -God’s Country, U2 Despite the colorful picture I painted last week, my recent trip to Palm Springs was not all midcentury immersion.  After a crash course in modernist architecture, Chris, Michelle and I were primed for a change of pace. The next stops on our tour included wonders … More Beyond Palm Springs: A Course in Desert Architecture

Palm Springs: An Immersion Course in Midcentury Modern Architecture

“The first five days after a Palm Springs weekend are always the hardest” -Lisa Ihnken My recent trip to Palm Springs was equal parts modernism immersion and desert landscape exploration with a dose of old friends reunion mixed in.  The result?  A 100% nostalgic and enriching experience.  Despite the fact that most sane people would … More Palm Springs: An Immersion Course in Midcentury Modern Architecture

Blog Post by Blog Post: Lessons Learned from Anne Lamott

“I don’t think you have time to waste not writing because you are afraid you won’t be good at it.” -Anne Lamott I fell in love with the wondrous writer and teacher Anne Lamott a virtual lifetime ago, thanks to a dear friend of my mother.  I was still single back then and the only writing … More Blog Post by Blog Post: Lessons Learned from Anne Lamott

Thoughts and Observations: Me Too, For All and the Great Road to Equality in the Workplace

  “Diversity is being invited to the party.  Inclusion is being asked to dance.” -Verna Meyers It’s been a couple of weeks since I attended my favorite annual gathering of global business innovators, and I’m still feeling energized by thought provoking ideas on how to make a positive impact on people in the workplace. Last … More Thoughts and Observations: Me Too, For All and the Great Road to Equality in the Workplace