Checks & Balances

checkbook cover

I’ll admit that as ugly as they are, I typically just use the free plastic checkbook covers provided by the bank. But when I am in a hurry, I have trouble distinguishing my business checkbook from my personal one (not to mention my husbands that is usually nearby) so I decided it was long overdue that I invest in a checkbook cover.

I made my way over to Etsy (the best site for buying handmade items) and picked up a great cover from this shop, with items made by Carissa Black. (I love that she uses Amy Butler fabrics!)

My cover arrived in the mail soon after and I am so pleased with the quality and craftsmanship. I will definitely come back to this etsy shop in the future!

Keep Calm and Carry On

Keep Calm and Carry On

A sucker for trendy posters, I have had my eye on this one for a while. People seem to have a “love it or hate it” approach to this reproduction of a WWII propaganda poster but the chocolate brown one from sfgirlbybay is a perfect piece for our guest bathroom.


Any designer and developer knows the headaches that IE6 can bring, but thanks to Jason Wendel (friend and former co-worker) checking for those phantom margins just got easier. Introducing the BrowserPack.

I’ve been using BrowserPack for a while, and of all the solutions I could find online, this one was by far the easiest to install and use. If you are a designer or developer who considers cross-browser compatibility an important part of any web site, I recommend that you download the BrowserPack today.

Cast your Vote for Kiva


You may have heard of and/or donated to Kiva before, but now is your chance to help them earn $1.5 million. The have currently made it to the Final Five of the American Express Members Project and need your vote.

Kiva is an organization that matches lenders giving as small as $25 to entrepreneurs in countries working to pull themselves out of poverty. It’s a great organization and your vote can help them win the $1.5M prize. If you aren’t a cardmember, encourage those to who are to cast a vote.

Whether or not Kiva wins the grand prize, consider giving the gift of Kiva for birthdays and holidays, because it really is the gift that keeps on giving.