Sunday, March 18, 2018

Springy Linky

12 Choices to Help You Step Back From Burnout - though written mostly for teachers I find this advice spot on.

A Man, A Plan, a Lemon, China - This is about Frank Meyer and Meyer Lemons.  It is a fascinating read

Stackable Playscapes System - this looks really cool

Saturday, March 17, 2018

How I Have Been Wasting My Time

Dear Diary
Daily, I find amazing and creative ways to avoid work.  Below are some examples of how I have been off task. You might notice a bit of theme going on here too.

Unicorn Pop Up Card inspired by Red Ted Art.  I made it for the Princess of Quite A Lot.

Chuck Norris the Lego Unicorn

Yes, I named my Lego Unicorn CHUCK NORRIS. I goggled what could defeat Godzilla and Chuck Norris was one of the options.  I have been regularly defeated by an 8 year old with a Lego Godzilla.
Desperate times call for desperate measures.

Lego Godzilla Nemisis
I have also been messing around with a Dollar Tree Spiral Graph. It works pretty decent for only being a dollar.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Leprechaun Gold Hunt

At our house, we have a long tradition of Leprechaun Gold Hunts. However my little people are no longer little but since we are babysitting a 2nd grader in the morning, we did a hunt.  It was hit.  Even kids who are anti planned activities seem to get into this.

Our hunt had a couple day lead up to it.  We made a leprechaun trap one day.  It trapped a kid - Ha!

On the next day, the leprechaun left green footprints.  Oh the name of our Leprechaun is Roy G Biv and he is quite ornery.

The very next day Roy G Biv left signs taunting us.

Lastly we had the hunt.  I used clues from Oopsey Daisy.   I don't have any pictures of the hunt or the gold.  We had chocolate gold coins and Cheetos.  The little one I am babysitting isn't a big fan of sweets but does love Cheetos.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Booking It March 2018

I am linking up with Modern Mrs Darcy's Quick Lit.  Check out what everyone else is reading.

The first book I am discussing, Rising Strong by Brene Brown,  I didn't finish.  There is so much good information here but for me it was overwhelming.  I had checked this out of the library and I had to renew it once and I didn't finish it then either.  I think this book that could use a highlighter.  So much good information, I think this would be a welcome edition to anyone's library

So being that I quit Rising Strong.  I thought I would give Braving the Wilderness a shot.  Yet again, I was unable o finish. I was able to download this to my tablet via my Library OverDrive account.  Once again I wish I had a highlighter. Brene Brown books I believe are meant to be savored. I will definately be checking these out again.

I also read All the Light We Lost by Jill Santopolo.

"This love story between Lucy & Gabe spans decades and continents as two star-crossed lovers try to return to each other...Will they ever meet again? This book kept me up at night, turning the pages to find out, and the ending did not disappoint."--Reese Witherspoon

This was a Reese Witherspoon book club pick. I had to keep reminding myself this book was fiction. It read a lot like a auto biography. Lots of sex in this book so if that isn't your cup of tea probably not the book for you. I loved the quote about relationships and fire.

That some relationships feel like a wildfire- they're powerful and compelling and majestic and dangerous and the capability to burn you before you even realize you've been consumed. And that some relationships feel like a hearth fire - they're solid and sable and cozy and nourishing

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Lucky Day Light Saving Linky

Hope you remembered to spring forward.  Thought I would share some St Patrick's day love with some links.  St Patty's day is on Saturday the 17th this year.
I liked the Lucky to be Blessed Print from
Giggles Galore and Eye Candy Creative Studio
17 ways to Bring St Patrick's Day Into Your Home

St Patrick's Day Printables - Photo Booth Printables
From 2011
The Chuck and the Diva

Leprechaun Beard - oldie but goodie

Shamrock Template for Lucky Shamrocks

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Sunday, March 4, 2018