Wishing you peaceful holidays ❄️

My sweetie Dave and I started sending custom Christmas cards to friends and family a few years ago.

It was fun, and I wanted to continue the tradition every year, but my plate was so full I let it go this year 😭

Instead, we sent cards to a handful of family and included a short updates about our 2019.

I know it’s not as fun as receiving a physical card, but I wanted to share them with you anyway 🥰


2019 has been a big year for us. We’ve both gotten even busier, which is hard to believe sometimes.

Dave had a really full teaching schedule this year, which included adding a 2-week Permaculture design course in the Baltimore area. Turns out this was good, as one of the schools where Dave has been teaching decided not to run their program this year.

Other than that, Dave has been super busy with project management for the ecovillage we’re hoping to build. Our group has land under contract and the feasibility study has a lot of moving parts, so Dave is full steam ahead. You can learn more about the project .

Yuko’s business, Honeyberry Studios, has been steadily growing. She’s expanded her wholesale presence and is appearing at more shows. In February, she’ll be at a huge gift show in New York City, which should propel things forward even further.

Yuko’s mom also visited this year and they went to Yellowstone National Park, where they saw all the classics (geysers, bison, etc.).

Finally, this year Yuko became a board member for the Northwest Network, which is group advocating for bi, trans, lesbian, and gay survivors of intimate partner violence. This allows her to continue advocating for people whose voices are often unheard, as she’s done for a long time.

Anyway, that’s our 2019 in a nutshell. We sincerely hope that you had a pleasant 2019 and are looking forward to a productive, fulfilling 2020!


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