My Favorite Lettering Artists on Instagram

 

Andrew Hudson - lettering - andrewsketch on ig

I'm just going to get right into it with @andrewsketch's incredible lettering! I had never seen anything like this before and I loved it instantly. You can find his website and online shop here.

maria filar - lettering - mariafilar on ig

I just love @mariafilar's style and the retro color scheme she uses. She has an Etsy shop called 5EyeStudio where she sells the cutest greeting cards, prints, earrings, and stickers! 

shannon snow - letterer - @hello.shannon on ig

The #36daysoftype that @hello.shannon did just blew me away. Like, how gorgeous are these?! She also creates a lot of amazing illustrations that look like they're straight from the best storybook ever. She has super cute prints and mugs available in her online shop.

Ade Hogue - letterer - @adehogue on ig

@adehogue does some of the most incredible lettering with all sorts of materials - honey (check out the behind the scenes video of this one), flowers, glitter, paper.. it's awesome! You can find his website and online store here. He also has a design studio called Something Tiny that makes some of the most beautiful typographic logos. 

idle letters - letterer - @idleletters on ig

@idleletters was one of the first accounts I came across that got me into hand lettering. I loved the texture, colors, and really just everything. The first Procreate brushes I purchased were from his shop. You can find his website here and check out all the beautiful work.

That's it for this post! I hope you found some new artists you like too! If you have any favorite lettering accounts you follow, I'd love to see them :]

Weekly Love | Link Roundup


◐ Door Sixteen is blogging again! I used to read her blog waaay back in the day and it was one of my favorites. How incredible is her hand painted kitchen floor?

 I need to make these crispy paprika fries asap. I've got a bag of potatoes in the pantry that I need to use so this will be perfect πŸ˜‹

◐ Wide Open School is an awesome (free!) site that creates a casual school curriculum for your kids based on their grade. It has been really helpful over here!

 I made a few weekly lesson planning sheets if you are needing something for homeschool this year. You can print them or use them in digital planning apps, such as Goodnotes.

◐ If you're into bullet journaling, you'll love this Instagram account. Sometimes I get stuck with layout ideas and this is a go-to for getting new ideas.

Proof! math card game

I bought this math card game called Proof! (affiliate link) last week and we have been loving it over here! You lay out nine cards and try to find hidden equations within those cards using addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. When you find an equation you keep those cards and whoever has the most cards wins.

We used all the cards the first time we played and my daughter got a little frustrated because the larger number cards made it difficult. The next time we played, I mostly used the smaller numbers with only a couple larger cards mixed in and she loved it! She woke up two mornings in a row asking to play first thing πŸ™Œ  They also have interactive math games on their website that you can play!

bobcat and birdie latch hook kits bobcatandbirdie.etsy.com

I can't get over these amazing latch hook kits! Check out the Bobcat & Birdie Instagram account to see some of the ones people have made so far - they're so cool!

That's some of my favorite things from the week. I hope you all have a great weekend 

Currently

practicing hand lettering in procreate
listening to | Ariel Pink - Baby /// Human Tetris - Things I Don't Need /// Motorama - Heavy Wave ///  Boy Harsher - Pain /// Silvio Rodriguez - OjalΓ‘ /// Janet Jackson - That's the Way Love Goes /// Lebanon Hanover - Sadness Is Rebellion /// Solid Space - Tenth Planet /// Ginuwine - In Those Jeans /// The Whispers - Rock Steady /// Faith No More - We Care Alot

wishing | The weather would warm up a little bit more! We got spoiled with a week of incredible weather, so I got into the habit of eating meals on the back porch. I need that back plzzz.

eating | I've been working on making Pad Thai that tastes like this one that I still dream about from a place we ate at in St. Petersburg, Florida when we visited a few years back πŸ˜† I've almost got it down! But I ran out of tamarind today and it will be a few days before I grocery shop again. I started with the pad thai recipe from the Just Egg website (just the sauce part) and have been experimenting with ingredients and ratios each time I make it.

I add more sugar πŸ˜…, lots of sriracha, and a few drops of fish sauce instead of the soy. It's getting there, but I feel that it's missing something and I don't know what that something is! I'll figure it out and be happy eating the test dishes in the meantime. :]



thinking about | How beautiful this tree outside the kitchen window is. All the color and sunshine is making me happy :] Also thinking about how incredible this house looks. Love that floor and all the dark jewel green accents everywhere! 

crushing on | I've been loving these Instagram accounts lately: Damfino (love her style and cosplays) // Jas @ Just Seconds (amazing rollerskater!) // The CCL World (love her digital planning time lapses) // Go Clean Co (cleaning tips!) // byclairee (really pretty paper planning) // Tips for Artists (drawing tips and tricks) // Trey Tylor (celeb photos/stories you probably haven't seen or heard before)

watching | I haven't been watching any movies and the only tv shows are old reruns of Parks & Rec and Kitchen Nightmares while I am cooking or cleaning the kitchen 😜 

Hope you all are well 

Meals Lately » Grocery List » Free Pantry/Fridge/Freezer Printable


Hey everyone, hope you're doing well during this surreal time we are living in. I've been alternating between panic cleaning and panic cooking - and eating - then I remembered this blog πŸ˜… it's a good distraction at the moment and I've really enjoyed reading and writing blogs again and the few minutes of peace it offers.

When all of this started, my mind instantly went to food. As it does in most situations. I think if you've gone through food insecurity at any point in your life, then that's probably the case. I made lists of shelf stable meal ideas, meals I could make and freeze, etc.

Here's what I've been making lately:

- instant pot vegetable stew (pictured above) // I've made this four times in the past couple of weeks. It's so good & comforting! I will say that I haven't actually made it in the instant pot. I've just used the stovetop. I follow the same instructions and then simmer until potatoes are done.

- instant pot chipotle black beans // this is THE dried beans recipe to make. My goodness, it's incredible! I'm going to try this beans + rice recipe of hers next.

- general tso's broccoli mushroom stir fry // this recipe is for you all that have tahini on hand and aren't in the mood for hummus, but need to use it up. I was super skeptical about tahini in a stir fry sauce, but it's legit. I'd use a tiny bit less than the recipe calls for next time I make it though. I also subbed tofu for the chickpeas. But honestly, this sauce with a bag of frozen stir fry veggies would be great. 

Here's what my grocery list looked like last time I went shopping and was focusing on foods with a long shelf life:

- tuna packs
- eggs // hardboiled, add to ramen, in tortillas
- tofu // stir fry, baked for salads, tofu scramble
- almond milk
- blocks of cheese // shredded to top salads, make quesadillas, on baked potatoes/chili/tortilla soup
- tortillas // I got these navy bean ones from Wal-Mart that are really good with a long shelf life
- ramen noodles
- russet & sweet potatoes // baked with chili on top, enchilada sweet potatoes, make fries, potato nachos. sweet potatoes last forever in the fridge.
- tortilla chips // for chili and nachos
- dried beans // nachos, the black bean recipe linked above, burritos, on top of salads
- rice // add to canned soups, beans + rice, burritos, add to chili
- spaghetti & marinara
- hard taco shells + refried beans
- onions // chop these and freeze
- apples + oranges // last a long time in the fridge
- bananas // freeze for smoothies and oatmeal
- oatmeal
- jars of garlic // super cheap at aldi, like $1.29 I believe
- ginger // lasts forever in the freezer and thaws quickly
- tomato paste
- pizza sauce + mini pizza crusts // freeze the crusts! these are nice for kids to make their own pizzas.
- frozen pizzas
- frozen veggies // peas, corn, stir fry mix
- cheesecake // froze a couple because I know I'm going to need them. need.
- popcorn kernels // cheap and a great snack. I had a giant bowl of popcorn for dinner last night πŸ˜‚
- better than bouillon broth // I find that boxed broths taste tinny and thin. I love this stuff because a tiny bit can transform a recipe - it's great! Cheapest at Wal-Mart.
- coffee and tea // earl grey for when I need caffeine but don't want coffee and dandelion chai because it has probiotics and is super good!
- mac n' cheese // for my seven year old

I hope that this is helpful and gives you some ideas if you need any. Our list might look a little different than yours as we only have a toaster oven, stovetop, and instant pot. So I'm not able to bake large meals or anything. Our toaster oven will fit a frozen pizza exactly and that was all that mattered when I bought it πŸ˜‚


I made this pantry/freezer/fridge inventory printable and wanted to share. >> download it here << I've been using to to see what I have on hand, how much there is, and what meals I can make with it. It's helped with the anxiety around food a bit, and I hope you find it useful as well. You can print it or use it in apps such as Goodnotes if you are into digital planning.

Take care everyone ♡

Preschool Lunches


I have been having way too much fun packing lunches for school! It's been a lot of fun for me and my daughter says she can't wait to open her lunchbox and see what's in it each day :]

Before she started school, I stressed a bit about which lunchbox to get her and I ended up going with this Yumbox (affiliate link) and I couldn't be happier with it! I was worried it would be too small to fit enough food for her, but it's really a perfect size and I love how each section is labeled "protein", "dairy", "vegetables", etc. as it helps me brainstorm when planning her lunches so I don't just put a bunch of fruit in there πŸ˜œ

The only issue I had with the Yumbox is that I put some rather thin Greek yogurt in the dairy compartment once and it did leak a bit, but now I just put yogurt in a separate container in her lunch bag if she wants some for lunch. Small issue, but I wanted to mention it. One thing I worried about was if it'd keep her food cold since her classroom doesn't have a fridge and the container just hangs out in a cubby until lunch time. I make her lunch the night before and keep it in the fridge overnight and  her teachers say her food is still cold at lunchtime - I don't even use an icepack anymore.


Her class learns a different letter each week, so I bought these mini abc cookie cutters at Wal-Mart so that her lunch would have a little snack in the shape of the letter of the week. I wouldn't recommend these cookie cutters since they're made for cookie dough and will only cut really soft foods like cucumber or cheese. They work well to stamp the letter shape into sandwiches though which works too. These metal cookie cutters (affiliate link) look like they'd be much better. 

I do recommend these sandwich cutters (affiliate link) though as they are super cute and work really well! Wal-Mart had some really cute heart, star, and flower cutters for under $1 back in the party supplies section.

Here are some of her favorite things I pack:
- cheese sandwich (she hates peanut butter and is not thrilled with sunflower butter, sooo..)
- frozen peas
- pickles
- cucumber slices
- three cheese mini pizzas from Whole Foods fit perfectly in the main compartment and she really likes them. They are in the freezer section with all the other pizzas.
- edamame
- a chocolate square and graham crackers
- frozen blueberries
- broccoli
- clementines
- plain, cold tofu (she loves this for some reason)
- bell peppers

There are some excellent posts on Pinterest if you search "Yumbox lunches". Waves is in a bit of a picky stage at the moment, but really loves fruit and veggies so I just say whatever and don't worry about mixing it up too much or getting too fancy with lunches. I'd love to hear what you guys pack in your kid's lunches as I love getting new ideas!

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