Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Yarn Along

{ Yarn Along } 






Back joining up with the Yarn Along after a little break because I have spending any extra time working on an ABC sampler. I am working on two different shawls right now and it is really just a matter of what I am in the mood to knit. 

Knit #1: Melodia Shawl by Janina Kallio (two colors)

Knit #2 : Simple Spring Shawl by Leah Michelle Designs



I just finished two books that I wanted to share, The Red Notebook by Antoine Laurian & Flora and Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo. Both of these books I recommend for anyone looking for happy and easy reading. The first book is a lovely story set in France and it is about missed meetings and possible sadness that had an happy ending. I just really liked it. The second book is a young adult novel and I read it because my oldest girl wanted me to read it aloud this summer. It was a cute story and I will be reading it to her this summer each night before bed. I just started reading Alexander McCall Smith's book, Emma. I really don't have any opinions yet but I am intrigued by the concept of a modern retelling of one of my favorite Austen novels. 

Happy Knitting! 


Joining Ginny of Small Things  


Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Pretend Play: Mailing Letters & Postcards

{ Pretend Play: Mailing Letters & Postcards }


 We do a lot of pretend play in our house and sometimes I need to creatively come up with a imaginary play scenario. I decided to make a mail center so we could play post office. Miss C loved "writing" letters and mailing them in our family mailbox. She also delivered mail to her animals and dolls. I found a book entitled Delivering the Mail and we read about what mail carriers do each day at work. Now, weeks later the girls will leave each other notes in the mailbox and even "mail" my husband and I little letters. It was an inexpensive play-set to make and has been a big hit. 

Items needed to make the Mail Center: 

* medium sized piece of white poster board 
*  one sheet of red and blue construction paper 
* white address labels 
*markers 
*scissors 
* stapler 
* small stickers 
* index cards 
* envelopes 

* My Own Mailbox found here







Monday, June 08, 2015

Weekends

{ Weekends } 

:: Friday pizza and movie night, we watched the Lego Movie
:: making chocolate cake 
:: sleeping in on Saturday morning 
:: ballet class & breakfast 
:: making more cakes for my grandmother's birthday 
:: cook-out with James' co-workers as a farewell to his boss 
:: a beautiful drive on back roads to get home through the Virginia countryside 
:: wine and being couch potatoes with my hubby 
:: another morning on sleeping in
:: birthday party for my grandmother who turned 88. 
:: a wonderful time with family at my Aunt & Uncle's home 








Joining Karen of Pumpkin Sunrise