Books

There was a time when I held the belief, “If you start a book, you finish a book”. I’m sure this came from 18 years of schooling when teachers and professors picked books for me to read, and, if I wanted to do well in school, I had to readRead More →

“Once there was a peddler who sold caps. But he was not like an ordinary peddler, carrying his wares on his back. He carried them on top of his head.” So begins the tale of Caps for Sale, the lovely story of an unorthodox peddler and a tree full of peskyRead More →

      When it comes to children’s books, I find my favorite books tend to be the classics. As a preschool and elementary school teacher, I was exposed to the latest books, and although there were many wonderful new books, my top 10 still would have been the tried and true.   I find even today, asRead More →

EDIT: This giveaway is now closed. The winner will be announced 1/28/2012. Thank you A Child's Dream and to everyone that entered 🙂 EDIT: Oops… failed to mentioned, awesome Debbie will ship overseas, so EVERYONE is invited to enter 🙂 I read all the time, but my favorite times to indulge in a good book are in theRead More →

This is definitely a "quickie" book review, but I wanted to get something up before people considered buying this book. The other day I mentioned that I ordered the book A Bird in Winter: A Picture Book Inspired by Pieter Bruegel The Elder, by Helene Kerillis and Stephane Girel, I'm sad to say, this isn't a book I'd recommend. Although I thinkRead More →

A couple of weeks ago, I came upon a really neat project at Leaf Cutter Designs. It is called a Sky Scarf. Basically, every day you knit 2 rows of the scarf in colors to match the sky that day. You do this for an entire year. In the end,Read More →

Back in early November, I had my idea for Bug’s Christmas gift. He LOVES to draw, and I thought it was high time he had his own supplies. So, I got him a sketch book, a couple of “how to draw” books, and a nice set of pencils and erasers. Read More →

I have been busy finishing up Christmas gifts for the wee ones. I thought I might spend some time this week sharing their gifts, plus a tutorial on the drawstring bags I made for the Little Lady and Pixie. First off… every year I buy the grandbabies a piece toRead More →

Anyone who knows me well, knows I NEVER make “just enough” food for dinner. When I make chicken soup, you would think I planned to feed the villagers… and, in fact, sometimes I do 🙂 But here is my philosophy… it really doesn’t take that much more time to makeRead More →

Our winner of the Winter Wonderland Give Away is… Submitted by Kristy on Sat, 01/15/2011 – 10:38. What a nice thing to do! I would share these books with my 3 nature loving, homeschool girls. Congratulations, Kristy. Just send your snail mail address to weefolkart@yahoo.com and we will send itRead More →

Every family has their favorite traditional foods they make for Christmas. In Michelle’s house, Christmas breakfast always includes a birthday cake for Baby Jesus. Although pancake men are not a part of our holiday celebration, the children enjoyed them just the same 🙂 In the book Christmas in the BigRead More →

In the book, The Legend of the Poinsettia, by Tomie dePaola… “At home Lucida helped Mama clean their casita-their little house-and pat out the tortillas for their meals.” We did not make our own tortillas, but we used flour tortillas to make “Mock Sopapillas”. Easy and yummy, I can almostRead More →

I have some bad news to share… Last evening I was working on Part Two of Noisy Nora. I was sitting at the computer, banging away at the keyboard, my two Yorkies were curled up on my crafting table, and the two pups… soon to be 5 months old, were runningRead More →

“Jack had dinner early, Father played with Kate, Jack needed burping, So Nora had to wait. First she banged the window, Then she slammed the door, Then she dropped her sister’s marbles on the kitchen floor. “Quiet!” said her father. “Hush!” said her mum. “Nora!” said her sister, “Why areRead More →