Emily at Chatting at the Sky is asking us to share what we’ve learned again this month. I really enjoyed playing along with this last month so I thought I’d do it again. Here, in no particular order, are sixteen things I learned this month. I learned that our local zoo has a bird called a Rhea that looks suspiciously like an ostrich but we … Continue reading 16 Things I’ve Learned in July
I read 3 books in less than a week. The Selection books are my new drug. The last book doesn’t come out until like spring 2014 which means I now have book-junkie itch. I’m trying to ignore it and read The Great Gatsby – the first few paragraphs were almost annoyingly descriptive but it got a bit better. I finished the first chapter and have … Continue reading Things Loved Recently. July 29, 2013
There is a museum in our neighborhood that is dedicated to mustard. Yes, mustard. The National Mustard Museum is free and open to the public daily – you can learn all about the history of mustard, see an amazing assortment of mustard, play mustard trivia games, sample different mustard (and salsas, etc.) in their mustard store and buy mustard, mustard books and mustard memorabilia. There … Continue reading Mommy & Me Monday: Mustard, Weeping Angels and a Weekend Wrap-up
Her first music box. It was a birthday gift from her great grammy, along with some adorable bracelets that she wears basically everywhere now. The music box dubs itself a treasure box because it has tiny drawers on basically every corner of the box to keep your most prized possessions in – so every bracelet now has it’s own special home! Both kids love to … Continue reading Her musical ballerina treasure box.
We almost didn’t have a party for BB’s 4th birthday. Looking around our group of friends, it has occurred to me that she really only has one female friend her age that would get super excited about the concept of a Princess Party. But when she started announcing all the things she wanted to do at her birthday party, shortly after her brother’s party in … Continue reading A 4th Birthday Celebration Fit for a Princess!
I have been eager to read The Selection by Kiera Cass since I first laid eyes on the cover art. Reading the description, I was hooked enough to buy a copy stat. Of course then it sat on my bookshelves for awhile waiting for me to be in between book club books and other books that had simply grabbed my attention first, but then finally … Continue reading Book Review: The Selection by Kiera Cass
We spent her birthday shopping around town a bit – having a bit of a Girl’s Day while the boys were at Cub Scout Camp. I was planning to paint her nails when we got home so I thought we’d look for a cute pair of sandals to show off her toes. After a couple hours at the mall, we found a really cute pair … Continue reading The “Pay it Forward Sandals” Story.
This month, my book club is discussing The Paris Wife by Paula McLain, which tells the story of Ernest Hemingway’s marriage with Hadley Richardson. I didn’t know much about Hemingway’s personal life before reading this book, much less about Hadley – which I know is probably a major crime for an English major, but I was kind of glad to be able to read this … Continue reading Book Review: The Paris Wife by Paula McLain
I was thinking about what to blog about today – BB’s 4th birthday party? The Amazing Pay it Forward Shoes? Yes I definitely want to tell you about those things soon, but then I noticed it’s time for What’s On Your Nightstand? @ 5 Minutes for Books! Who can pass up a chance to talk about BOOKS? Certainly not me! Never participated in What’s On … Continue reading Nightstand: July 2013