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Entering the World of Self-Publishing: Buzz Finds his Voice

Besides encouraging me to start this blog, my husband has been urging me to give writing children's stories a go for awhile now.  When he recently mentioned the idea again, I took it as a challenge. I've had several ideas bouncing around in my head for the last few years, but life had us so… Continue reading Entering the World of Self-Publishing: Buzz Finds his Voice

Education

Primary Pinterest Projects: Disney’s Haunted Mansion Hitchhiking Ghosts Votive

Last October I saw this great tutorial for a DIY Hitchhiking Ghosts Mason Jar from Disney while perusing Pinterest.  I thought it was a cute, inexpensive holiday craft and promised myself that I would get around to making it before Halloween.  Unfortunately, Halloween came and went, and I never got around to the project.  I had already… Continue reading Primary Pinterest Projects: Disney’s Haunted Mansion Hitchhiking Ghosts Votive

Parenting, Travel

Trick-or-Treating at Mount Vernon

Growing up in the Central Valley of California, I never really experienced autumn.  Yes, the leaves would turn colors and fall to the ground, but it all seemed to happen in the blink of an eye.  There was no time to really enjoy the beautiful colors like you can out here in Virginia. While I… Continue reading Trick-or-Treating at Mount Vernon

Education, Parenting

Making Sight Words Fun

It's hard to believe that Lil' Man has already completed his first month of kindergarten!  Last week he received his first set of monthly sight words to practice at home:  I, the, a, go, and is.  We quickly went through all of his teacher's recommended activities, and we determined that Lil' Man should use his time to practice… Continue reading Making Sight Words Fun

Parenting, Travel

Tips for Attending Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

As the leaves start to change colors here in Virginia, I find myself longing for the delightful fall decorations that adorn Magic Kingdom this time of year.  We were fortunate enough to see MK decked out for this year's festivities on the last day of our trip in August.  Although I was exhausted and ready… Continue reading Tips for Attending Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Education, Parenting

What We are Reading: A Book Review of A Perfectly Messed-Up Story

Title:  A Perfectly Messed-Up Story Author:  Patrick McDonnell Hardcover:  40 pages Publisher:  Little, Brown and Company ISBN-13:  978-0316222587 Summary:  In the beginning, Louie's story seems perfect.  It is when Louie is faced with one mess after another that he must learn to embrace the fact that life can't always be perfect and that is okay. What… Continue reading What We are Reading: A Book Review of A Perfectly Messed-Up Story

Parenting

Major Discount on Select Disney Craft Kits

If you are looking for some activities to keep your kiddos busy, especially if you are in the midst of a countdown to Disney, you might want to check out your local Michael's store.  This afternoon I found both Lion Guard and Finding Dory craft kits from the Disney Family Crafts line marked down to 90%… Continue reading Major Discount on Select Disney Craft Kits