Spring seems to have finally sprung in Wisconsin.

While the summer-like temperatures are due to El Niño and the fact our planet is warming at an accelerating, anxiety-inducing pace; I’m still thankful we’re moving into a new season. The promise of change and growth feels hopeful, despite it’s always uncertain outcome.

I have a lot to talk about since my last closet minimalism post more than seven months ago. What I can tell you is that I’m currently in the midst of another shopping ban. Partially because of a larger than expected tax bill ( UGH ) and upcoming trip ( YAY ), but mostly because I’ve been researching how to shop responsibly. I’ve been reading all the articles about it ( which are mostly depressing ), but this blog post left me inspired. Until I can form coherent sentences about how I’m going to put all my newfound knowledge into action, I’ll leave you my spring wishlist. The light fabrics, flowy silhouettes and pops of that orangey-rust color are making me seriously happy.

*Interesting side note: I’ve discovered that putting clothes + items into pretty Photoshop layouts brings me an almost equal amount of satisfaction as purchasing them. In other words, get ready for LOTS of Photoshop layouts here on the blog. You’ve been warned.


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This is, perhaps, my favorite Minimalist Baker project yet!

A few months ago, John + Dana emailed me requesting my design help with 31 Meals—a digital cookbook featuring one month of healthy, simple dinners. Dana updated the old version with a handful of brand new recipes, and I gave it a facelift with a clean + modern new layout. The book has gorgeously photographed recipes ( which are all plant-based and mostly gluten-free ), as well as FIVE BONUS DESSERTS, weekly meal plans, useful grocery shopping guides and more.

If you’re in the mood for Masala Chickpea Stuffed Sweet Potatoes or want to know what the heck a Gado Gado Bowl with Spicy Peanut Sauce is ( trust, it’s delicious ), pick up the 100+ page book here. I’ve got my eye on the Grilled Romaine Caesar Salad with Herbed White Beans for summer, which I’ll promptly follow up with Coconut Caramel Dark Chocolate Bon Bons for dessert.

Happy healthy eating, friends.

P.S. Did you pre-order your copy of Everyday Cooking yet?

P.P.S. Check out that Cheesy Jalapeño Corn Dip Dana posted today. Gimme, gimme.

P.P.P.S. RIP Prince. #whendovescry

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In Print!


American Girl + Minimalist Baker

Man, it’s been one of those kind of weeks. Luckily, the unexpected arrival of two very special books ( + one large plate of nachos for dinner last night ) gave me a much-needed boost.

My hand-lettering for the cover of American Girl’s School Rules! book AND Minimalist Baker’s Everyday Cooking ( which I helped designed ) have finally been published! After finishing both projects many months ago, they arrived at my apartment door on Wednesday afternoon, and it was the best surprise. As a designer, nothing beats the feeling of seeing your work in print.

If you’re in need of a mood boost after this week ( I’ve got a feeling I wasn’t the only one ), there’s also this. I cry laughing every.single.time.

Happy weekend, friends.

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