znone / February 20, 2019

My First Kitchen Sink Post EVER!

Hey, welcome to The Kitchen Sink, which is my category for posts that have nothing to do with my gray hair transition, but everything to do with everything else.

In other words, here you will find “Everything but the Kitchen Sink!”

** Please Note:  This post contains affiliate links. You can see my full policy here **

Today’s Edition: Cool Stuff Made by Women

See that beautiful pattern in the featured image at the top of this post?

It’s hand-painted wallpaper from Nama Rococo.

Our talented friend Karen Combs is the creator and all of her designs are gorgeous. You’ve got to check it out! If you don’t want to use it as wallpaper, you can frame a sheet and hang it up as artwork, which it IS.

Do you have (or know) any kids?  Then you have to check out the work of my friend Tina Kügler.

She is an award-winning children’s book author & illustrator.  I highly recommend all of her books, and that means a lot, as two of these books are about Snail and Worm, and I have a phobia of both snails AND worms! We’ve given these books as gifts, and the kids loved them.

And…if you have children in your life, you should also check out my friend April’s lovely podcast, April Eights Songs & Stories where she shares original fairytale stories and songs for children. 

april eight songs and stories
I’ve known April since the first day of college, and there is NOTHING that talented lady cannot do.

Click on the blue circle to enter the world of April Eight:

(Crazily, enough April is Karen’s sister, and their brother James is equally talented. That family has it going on!)

How do I know so many talented women, you ask?

That’s what happens when you study Art History in college – you meet a lot of wildly creative, talented people.  And, even though you never find work as an Art Historian (cough, cough), you still manage to surround yourself with creative, artistic people through the years.

OK, that’s enough for now.
See you next time!




  1. amy nolan

    Love all of these examples! Want to buy everything you listed.❤️

    20 . Aug . 2018 Reply
    • Katie

      Please do! 😜

      20 . Aug . 2018 Reply
  2. Theonita Bowman

    Great article! Artist are cool, yes!

    20 . Aug . 2018 Reply
    • Katie

      Thanks, Theonita!

      20 . Aug . 2018 Reply

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