MAKE YOURSELF COZY is here! 🎉 🍂


The day is finally here! Make Yourself Cozy: A Guide for Practicing Self-Care is now on sale everywhere books are sold! Click here to find all the links for where to buy!

A soothing guide that promotes the importance of “me-time” and its necessity in self-care, Make Yourself Cozy shows us how slow, cozy warmth can help us deal with the anxieties and challenges of everyday life. Filled with tips for creating the perfect atmosphere of coziness (super soft blankets, comforting oatmeal for breakfast, something binge-worthy on TV), this book encourages all of us to slow down and find joy in the little things. 

A Free Recipe Card Download From My New Book

In my new book, Make Yourself Cozy, there are a couple of my go-to recipes for when I’m needing a little extra comfort. One of them is “Mix & Match Oatmeal,” which is one of my favorite breakfasts, especially this time of year when the mornings are chilly and gray.

My recipe shares a few different flavor combinations to try, but it’s very easy to tailor to whatever you like most. I often rotate between different ones throughout the year. Right now, my favorite is pumpkin, of course! I like to add a few tablespoons of canned pumpkin to the mixture and throw in a handful of pecans or whatever nuts are in the cupboard. I always add chia seeds too, to amp up the nutrition. At the end, I add a few toppings to make it a little extra special, such as a dollop of cream cheese, a drizzle of maple syrup, and maybe a few pepitas. This oatmeal makes me feel so very cozy inside and gives me comfort from the inside out.

To celebrate the upcoming release of Make Yourself Cozy in just a few days, I created a printable recipe card featuring the directions to make the cozy pumpkin oatmeal that I just mentioned.

CLICK HERE to download the PDF.

Simply print it out on heavy cardstock and cut along the dotted line. The recipe card is 4”x6” to fit perfectly in your own personal recipe box. I can’t wait for you to try it! I know I’ll be making this often as the temperature drops over the next few weeks.

See the full Mix & Match recipe in the book on October 2nd! You can pre-order Make Yourself Cozy now online or at your local bookstore.

Launch Party for MAKE YOURSELF COZY!

I can’t believe it’s almost here! My second book, Make Yourself Cozy, will be in stores NEXT WEEK! I remember how I felt when my coloring book came out a few years ago and it’s the same this time around too. It’s a very surreal feeling to know something you made is going to live out in the world in front of thousands of people. It makes me feel very vulnerable, but I really am so proud of this book, so it’s also an exciting feeling to finally get to share it with the world.

To celebrate the big day, I’m having a launch party and book signing at Riverow Bookshop in Owego, NY on Friday, October 5th! There will be books for sale, a signing, free personalized bookmarks, apple cider and other fall treats. The party will be happening during Owego’s First Friday event, so if you do swing by, make sure to also take a stroll around the beautiful village and see pumpkin carving demonstrations, artwork by local artists, live string band music, museum displays and more! I think it’s going to be quite a charming and cozy evening!

Make Yourself Cozy will be available everywhere books are sold starting on October 2nd! In the meantime, pre-ordering is available! Find all the links on where to order online here.

Book Review on Miss Moore Style

Hello and happy September. Whew! This summer flew right on by. With the start of fall coming, that means my book Make Yourself Cozy: A Guide for Practicing Self-Care will be coming out soon! I cannot wait to share it with you!

In the meantime, there is a lovely review of it on Miss Moore Style blog you can check out. She wrote such a lovely review and says some really sweet things about it. I feel so humbled reading her words! Take a look and also see some new sneak peeks of the inside of the book too!

 Photo by Jessica Moore |  Miss Moore Style Blog

Photo by Jessica Moore | Miss Moore Style Blog

 

 

Enamel Pins are here!

My Etsy Shop now features enamel pins of my designs! I've been working on these for the last couple of months and I'm so excited it's finally time to share them with you! There are three designs for now and I'll be building the collection over the next couple of months. These ones are based on some of my favorite recent illustrations I've created and are all designs I actually want to wear myself!

Head over to my Etsy Shop to purchase!

 Because eating delicious food makes life worth living.

Because eating delicious food makes life worth living.

 For those of us who know that no decision can be made without first agonizing over every possibility.

For those of us who know that no decision can be made without first agonizing over every possibility.

 These cat enamel pins are rooting for you.

These cat enamel pins are rooting for you.

28th Annual Ithaca Artist Market

This Friday, July 27th, I'll be at the Ithaca Artist Market in Ithaca, NY along with over 80 other talented local artists. It's taking place at the Ithaca Farmer's Market from noon to 7pm and admission is free! In addition to showcasing super cool artwork, there will also be food, wine, craft beer, and jazz music all day. RSVP to the event on Facebook here

I'll be selling greeting cards, art prints, AND brand new enamel pins (you'll get the first look!).

Hope to see you there!