Sunday, March 16, 2008

A Beautiful Prim Home....

Betty Alexander and her daughter Bridgett are an amazing mother and daughter team who both make wonderful samplers. Betty has posted some pictures of her home and with her permission I would like to share that link here. I just love her decorating style! - BJ

Thursday, March 13, 2008

For Angie, Betty and Jean....

Apparently there is a thing in blog land that is sort of like a chain letter where you are to share 5 things about yourself that perhaps others do not know. Well my friends Angie, Betty, and Jean all hit me up with this request so here is my list.

1. I can't wear heels over 2 inches high ... I'm not coordinated enough. LOL!

2. I have to have my fix of dark chocolate every day.

3. I have always wanted to travel to Alaska and Africa.

4. I am fascinated with the idea of living off the land and love to read about wild edible and medicinal plants.

5. I would much rather have a bouquet of weeds and wildflowers than some fancy florist flowers any day.

These are flowers my daughter picked for me the other day. Yes, they are just simple little weeds that pop up in our grass but my daughter presents me with these every spring and I think they are beautiful! - BJ

PS: I am sending this on to...

Paula and Tammie

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Something to ponder...

~~~Kind hearts are the gardens,
Kind words are the roots,
Kind thoughts are the flowers,
Kind deeds are the fruits.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Kid's Corner...

I recently read in a magazine where a parent went to the store and picked up bunches of crafting supplies and she presented this box of crafting goodies to her child as a graduation present. I thought this was a great idea and plan on doing this to keep my child busy during summer vacation.

I also wanted to share with you some of my favorite children's books. I read a lot of books when I substitute teach and I also read with my child every night. I especially like folk tales and books with a moral message. Here are a few of my favorite titles I thought I would pass on to you.

If I Only Had A Green Nose by Max Lucado
(about being proud of who you are and not trying to be like others)

The Faerie's Gift by Tanya Robyn Batt
(a wish that could make not just you but others happy as well)

Hubert Horatio Bartle Bobton-Trent by Lauren Child
(sometimes simplicity is what really makes one happy)

Beatrice's Goat by Page McBrier
(how a small gift of a goat helps an African family)

Feathers and Fools by Mem Fox
(a good story about war and accepting each other's differences)

The Quiltmakers Gift by Jeff Brumbeau
(in the end it was the gift of giving that made this greedy king truly happy)

Zen Shorts by Jon J Muth
(short meditations to ponder)

The Three Questions by Jon J Muth
(a story of what is truly important in life)

The Honest-to-Goodness Truth by Patrick McKissack
(a lesson in being honest)

Kate and The Beanstalk by Mary Pope Osborn
(a female character adds a fun twist to this traditional story)

The Brave Little Seamstress by Mary Pope Osborn
(a very clever little girl in this folk tale)

Sleeping Bobby by Mary Pope Osborn
(a twist to the traditional tale when a female hero rescues the prince)

I would love to hear some book suggestions from you as well. Happy reading! - BJ