Reviving Creativity

Are you a creative? Do you write, sew, paint, sing, cook, or craft? Do your fingers itch to create? Does your mind bubble with ideas? Being a creative person usually fills life with joy and adventure. Until the day it doesn’t. Every creative has dry spells. The blank page stares back with no words orContinue reading “Reviving Creativity”

Chasing Mary Anning

I’m off on an adventure to walk in the footsteps of paleontologist, Mary Anning. In case you’ve been sleeping under a fossil and haven’t heard of this remarkable woman, let me introduce you. Mary was born into a poor, and I mean dirt-poor family in 1799. How poor were they? Living next to the jailContinue reading “Chasing Mary Anning”

Forest Friends

I love creating dolls and stuffies so I’m always on the look out for great patterns. How to sew Little Felt Animals by Sue Quinn is one of my all time favorite pattern books. The instructions are clear and conscise and the patterns are easy to use. You can chose to machine sew or handContinue reading “Forest Friends”

Imagination + Outdoors = Pure Joy

Last weekend, druing our family reunion, I visited a delightful restaurant. It was managed by my industrious and imaginative eight-year-old nephew and staffed by his creative cousins. On the menu were Crunchy Leaf Kabobs, Delicious Dirt Smoothies, Smashed Acorn Soup, and Green Grass Gravy. Nature’s Naturals opened up Saturday morning faster than you can say,Continue reading “Imagination + Outdoors = Pure Joy”

Meet Author Nancy Churnin!

Nancy Churnin writes the most wonderful biographies. They are stories that show the heart and soul of the individual, stories that inspire readers to be their best self and stretch for their dreams. Books like Manjhi Moves a Mountain – about a man who literally moved a mountain one bucket at a time, to help theContinue reading “Meet Author Nancy Churnin!”

Celebrating Lincoln with Free Activities and lesson Plans!

LINCOLN CLEARS A PATH is a fresh look at some of Abraham Lincoln’s amazing accomplishments. Written by Peggy Thomas and illustrated by Stacy Innerst, this picture book examines how Lincoln’s life growing up in a farming community affected his presidency and his creation of the Department of Agriculture, the Homestead Act, and the Emancipation Proclamation.Continue reading “Celebrating Lincoln with Free Activities and lesson Plans!”

Absolutely Truly – I love this book!

Have you ever fallen in love with a book? My latest middlegrade book crush is ABSOLUTELY TRULY by Heather Vogel Frederick. I highly reccommend this for a heartwarming winter read. The adventure begins when Truly Lovejoy’s family moves from Texas to the tiny town of Pumkin Falls, New Hampshire. Her solider father, is recovering fromContinue reading “Absolutely Truly – I love this book!”