This has been a really long winter so far. I have a bit of cabin fever or wanderlust. I am ready for spring.
Across the USA by train for $213
The Science Behind Why You Should Spend Your Money on Family Travel Instead of Toys
Yosemte's "Firefall" is Even Bigger - This would be so cool to see in person. I might need to add this to my travel bucket list
Geocaching Brings Enthusiastic to Roseberg - This one is for Nonna and Pappy. Love Geocaching
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
|Book Read Printable from Starts at Eight|
I am once again linking up to Modern Mrs Darcy's Quick Lit. Check out what everyone else is reading. I slowed down on my reading a bit but I had some interesting reads none the less.
I really enjoyed it. I keep bringing it up in conversations with my husband. Last month, I read Nicole Curtis's book, Better Than New (my review) You can't help but compare the two as both are passionate about old houses, risk taking, and flipping houses. I did enjoy The Magnolia Story more. I found myself discussing with my husband The Magnolia Story a lot. I really admire Chip and Joanna Gaines. This is a good quick read.
The Sound of Gravel -This is a true story about Ruth who grew up in a Polygamous family. Ruth was the 39th of 42 children by her father. Her biological father is murdered by another member of their church. Parts of this book are incredibly raw. There is sexual abuse by Ruth's step father. The family moves between Mexico and the United States. It is a childhood of hardship. Eventually Ruth is able to essentially escape and begin a new life wtih her siblings. This is a fascinating and gripping story.
Monday, February 13, 2017
|Card made by Cody with Gelli Plate and Valentine Stamps|
I decided to do Gelli Prints for my Valentine's this year.
|This Year's Valentine|
I used my gelli plate and valentine stamps. I lost my brayer so I used my pampered chef pastry roller. Probably not the best use of the pastry roller but worked in a pinch. I love how each and every card turned out unique.
|Pamper Chef Pastry Roller as Brayer on Gelli Plate|
Neat valentine idea from Gelli. I am going to give these a try as well.
Sunday, February 12, 2017
Most Popular Books at US Libraries this Year
Why Reading the Same Book Repeatedly Is Good For Kids (Even if it drives you nuts) - This makes sense
Martha Stewart's Reading List
Thursday, February 9, 2017
I like my valentine's decorating to be simple. I also chalked up my sign. I used sidewalk chalk.
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Sunday, February 5, 2017
We Learned A Lot in 2016 about How Preschool Can Help Kids
This researcher asked kids what is wrong with US schools
What Dinnertime Looks Like in 36 Different Homes - this is pretty fascinating