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8 Tips for Printing an Eco-Friendly Book

Since posting my Kickstarter campaign, I’ve received a number of emails asking how I went about printing my children’s book in an eco-friendly manner. In all honesty, printing Falafel’s Garden was the single most frustrating experience I’ve had since starting my business, and I wasn’t exactly sure how to respond to people’s questions initially. The process was […]

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Madness! Poetry Round 2: An-otter Poem!

I’m excited to announce that I survived my first matchup in the Madness! Poetry tournament I wrote about last week. For round 2, I will be going up against Damon Dean, who pulled out a stunning victory against award-winning children’s book author Jane Yolen in the first round! While Damon and I were in different cohorts, we are both graduates of Renee Latulippe’s […]

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Madness! Poetry Round 1 – Dinner with Chompers

For the past few weeks, I’ve been taking some time off from designing. I started taking a poetry class at the end of January, and I’ve enjoyed shifting my creative focus for a bit. I never in my life thought the words “I’m taking a poetry class” would come out of my mouth. But when I started writing a story […]

Skitters the Raccoon

It’s hard to believe that I let nearly eleven months pass without releasing a new plush character, but I finally completed a new one, Skitters the Raccoon, last Friday! I’ve had plans to make a raccoon for a while now. I was sure I was going to find the time to make one before my mom’s […]

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Ethically Made for the Holidays – A Gift Guide for the Conscious Shopper

It’s almost that time—the commencement of the biggest shopping season of the year! You may find yourself feeling a little stressed about the task of checking off your shopping list, and you’re not alone. Where once the frustrations of holiday shopping ended at trying to find the perfect gift, there now are so many new things to worry […]

Buy Local Season

With the holidays approaching, it’s time to start thinking about things like where to find gluten-free stuffing for your celiac cousin or where to buy the most festive holiday sweater for your cat Sprinkles. While marking off your shopping lists couldn’t be any easier now with services like Amazon Prime, there’s nothing quite like the feeling of finding exactly what […]

Qizai the Brown Panda

It’s been far too long since my last post. This one will be brief, but I hope it will help me get back in the habit of posting regularly. Earlier this week, my husband sent me a link to this adorable, rare brown panda named Qizai! I immediately fell in love with him. If you haven’t read […]

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Kickstarter Stretch Goal to Support The Edible Schoolyard

*Update 11/9/17: We didn’t reach the stretch goal, but Falafel had his heart set on enjoying some winter vegetables and decided to get the supplies anyway! Here’s Falafel exploring The Edible Schoolyard Greensboro! ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Falafel’s Garden has reached its initial funding goal on Kickstarter! But that doesn’t mean we’re done! One of the fun aspects of running […]

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