Friday, July 31, 2009
Thursday, July 30, 2009
I just realized that it's been quite a while since I posted to my blog! I chalk it up to a busy summer. I haven't been doing any exciting like starting a new company (like Lain Ehmann and Angie Lucas of Simple Scrapbooks). Just the usual summer stuff: going out of town, grandparents' visits, playing in the kiddie pool, trips to the zoo, and hanging out with the cousins while they're out of school. It's been a busy busy summer at our house. Busy can make for a cranky toddler at times, though, both during the busy and when the busy is over and life is no longer moving as quickly. So even when we're not running around, we're in recovery mode and I just can't put two words together during that!
I have had the chance to do some reading. I've found that I still enjoy (most) young adult literature. I still seem to not enjoy Jane Austen (is Persuasion a bad one to start with?). I am looking forward to the release of Handmade Home by Amanda Soule and Bend the Rules With Fabric by Amy Karol, both due to be released in August. I am also looking forward to the new Dan Brown and the new Kathy Reichs (there will be one, right?) this fall.
In addition to our summer fun and my reading catch up (which I will go into more in another post), I've been doing some sewing. Several of my loved ones have welcomed babies recently, and I have been slowly preparing for their arrival for a while. As soon as the mamas receive their packages, I will post pictures of the goodies. I'm excited to show them off, but I can't say anymore as one of the mamas could be reading this (although she's probably sleeping).
I'll leave you with a few links to posts I've enjoyed recently.
- Sandcasting with Plaster of Paris at The Artful Parent
- Our Beach Themed Nature Table at The Artful Parent
- Postpartum: Strategies for Overcoming at The Art of Choosing Joy
- DIY To-Go Utensils at Mindful Momma
- Pickles at A Mountain Mama
- Coloring Work at Angry Chicken
- Cookies and Cream Cheesecakes ala Martha at Bake and Destroy
- Sweet Simple Fairies at Kiddio
- Photo Freedom Q&A at Playful.Productive.Present (Stacy Julian's blog - she changed the name recently)
Hope you're having a great summer!
Edited: I noticed a typo in the first paragraph and corrected it. I have not started a new company, nor do I have anything to do with Ella Publishing other than expecting to be a fan. I am NOT trying to take credit for anyone else's work. If I do start a new company, I promise to do an entire post devoted to it!