This is what my mom made for us in her free time this week (below). She continues to be a source of endless energy, inspiration, creativity, and unconditional love – and for that I am incredibly grateful. Speaking of which, I am grateful for so many other things this week and can’t help but think of those in the Northeast. I remember vividly the 1994 Northridge earthquake – being in our family friend’s house for two weeks, while we cleaned up the aftermath at our house. It’s not an easy time, and as human nature often proves, we are strong survivors, making the best out of not-so-great situations. If you are able, remember to give what you can the the American Red Cross, to help those in need.