This Moment – A Visit From Tooks

A Friday ritual. 

A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. 

A simple, special, extraordinary moment.

A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.


The Little Story

Once upon a time there was a little story.

After all it’s words were written just right and all it’s pictures were drawn just so, it went away to get turned into a real book. The little story was so excited to be turned into a real book so that she could go out into the world and talk to children everywhere.

But then…

She got lost in a dark scary place.

The little story wandered around for many days in the dark before someone found her and gave her a nice little green flashlight. Then she took her little flashlight and took a big breath and searched and searched until she found her way out of the dark scary place. The little story looked at herself when she got back out into the bright world and saw that, though she had been in the dark scary place for a long time it had turned her into a real book!

Then that real book looked around until she found a group of children and she told her tale, the one with the words written just right and the pictures drawn just so, and everyone was happy.

The end.

In highly related news our book is not yet on Amazon… it should be… now… last week…any moment… just waiting… waiting on Amazon… and waiting… any moment… annnnyyy moment… 

What If Butterflies Loved Snow?

Perhaps you’ve noticed the little link off in the sidebar over on the right there or saw a few mysterious Facebook posts pop up. If you know me in real life I’ve probably accosted you with questions about winter apparel for butterflies and what sort of fonts you prefer. But, now that we have a product we are proud of, now that it looks like less of a dream and more of a reality I’m letting you know…

Guys! We made a book! 

I wrote down my first thoughts in May of 2014 and Tooks (Madhawi) and I started collaborating in June of 2016 and now we have … finally… sent the finished manuscript of our childrens’ book, What If Butterflies Loved Snow? off to the publisher!

I can’t even tell you how exciting and fun it’s been working with Tooks as she brought this story to life.

I mean I could tell you but I don’t want to. Because if I tried to explain the fun we have had, you would just laugh at our ridiculous conversations (snowflake vomit is totally a thing by the way). Then you would shake your heads about how cooperatively disorganized we are and how we did everything involving technology in the hardest way possible.  (And let me tell you, since we live with an ocean between us, there was a lot of technology to muddle through!) I think we prefer to continue to laugh at ourselves and you can just imagine the fun we are having without all the ridiculous details.

However… there are plenty of details we are willing to share.


If you’d like to be in the know (Pssst these people will probably get to know fun things like how this all came about, stories about silly snowmen and release dates!) and get a fun coloring sheet……sign up in the form below.


Even if you don’t want us sending you occasional and delightful little e-mails, you can still find us popping up around the web.

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In the meantime we are on to the next phase!

We have a whole new set of skills to learn as we watch the publishing process happen and dive into marketing.

What if Butterflies Loved Snow?  is working it’s way toward the printing press and we are beyond excited to have made it this far together!

You know why? Because…

We made a book!