Welcome to Gingham Notebook

I’m Karen and am so happy you stopped by!
Wife, mom, grandma (Mimi), and puppy mama to an incorrigible labrador retriever –

 – coffee addict, dog lover, homebody, journal keeper, amateur photographer, easy-going, stressed out, living for downtime…
I love hanging outdoors – mountains, forest, beach, or my back deck with a good book – if the air is fresh and the mood is calm, you can find me there.

By day, I’m a budget guru – buried under mounds of spreadsheets at an urban university.
In my next life, I will be a violin virtuoso; for now, I feed my creative self by writing in my journal and snapping photos. Gingham Notebook is my own little creative studio. I hope you will join me in my everyday rambles.