Tuesday, January 15, 2019


There's no "before" photo so let me paint you a picture. In this corner, was a big basket with holiday wrapping paper and bows and three gift boxes and cards and envelopes and stamps and snowflake stickers and my favorite pens and eleven empty Christmas stockings and a weird stray sock inside of it.

The "after" photo might look like just an empty corner but it's really the start of a whole new year.

Monday, January 14, 2019


Sometimes it's your assistant who tells you when it's time to knock off for the day.

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Smacksy Sunday Links

A simple guide to creating good habits.

Best personal financial resolutions.

Moving for love.

The wild baroness of Greenwich Village.

The little tree library.

A stunning octopus cut from a single piece of paper.

And dogs who look like tiny teddy bears.

Happy Sunday.

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Friday, January 11, 2019


This tiny, darling girl is my mother, Sandra Lee Zimmerman. (Later, Sandra Page. Now, Sandra St.Amand.) She was sitting for her portrait in 1949 in her hometown, Borger Texas. Today is her 75th birthday and she is still sweet as pecan pie. I love her so.

Thursday, January 10, 2019


You know when you're too tired to make it all the way to the bed? Teddy knows.