Friday, April 17, 2015

around the web 17.4.2015

I love seeing what other bloggers are loving around the internet, and I've always wanted to do my own posts like that, but it just never happened. here's to hoping that I can keep this up!

{13 April 2015}

this beautiful boat was built right here in Sturgeon Bay! it spent all summer (and I think a few months before and after) next to the steel bridge downtown, and I would always see people taking pictures of it. it certainly is something you've never seen before!

someone should make this pretzel crust pizza for me.

I am so in love with Rifle Paper Co.'s art! these French ones were the first ones I fell in love with, and then I knew that I recognized their flowers! {you know I love this Boston Terrier one too}

I am so excited to read Scoop: Notes from a Small Ice Cream Shop by Jeff Miller!

this is a group of 2nd-5th graders playing Ozzy Osbourne's Crazy Train and it is amazing!

I want this Paris print! {there's a London one too}

some of my friends down in Atlanta are working on some new music. I haven't had the chance to listen to all of it yet, but what I've heard is pretty great! {and one of these songs was partially written in the garage at my old house!}

I was very amused with this article on BuzzFeed about French speakers discussing what those French phrases on your shirts really mean.


Thursday, April 16, 2015

15/52 2015

Another week has somehow passed. The grass is turning green, but I'm still waiting for flowers and leaves to blossom. Did I say this last week? I can't remember. The temperature has been warming up too, and the sky has just been beautiful! Pretty soon I should be back to walking to the Y for my classes.

Thursday 9 April // day ninety-nine :: I am loving this new shirt, and I am so glad that there is no uniform where I work and I am encouraged to wear whatever I want. {LC Trendz from Zulily}

Friday 10 April // day one hundred :: new Converse! (: {and my other three pairs}

Saturday 11 April // day one hundred one :: another clothing picture because I just love my new shirt. everyone who really knows me and saw me wearing it says that it really fits my personality. {from Skreened via Zulily}

Sunday 12 April // day one hundred two :: First Eucharist is coming up, and the candidates each passed out a loaf of bread to share with a member of the congregation. this is from one of my favorite little ladies.

Monday 13 April // day one hundred three :: my manager gave me this lamp because she said that it was my color! I just love it! {it's from Target}

Tuesday 14 April // day one hundred four :: Wednesday's books {Not a Box by Antoinette Portis // Good News, Bad News by Jeff Mack // Extra Yarn by Marc Barnett // Boot & Shoe by Marla Frazee}

Wednesday 15 April // day one hundred five :: I just started reading Scoop: Notes from a Small Ice Cream Shop by Jeff Miller and I am really enjoying it! Jeff is a super nice guy and I can't wait to read about the stories from the ice cream shop, especially since I have some experience working a summer at a candy store and scooping ice cream.


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Monday, April 13, 2015

favorite preschool books volume one

I've wanted to write this post for so long, but every time I just start it and then stop. I have a feeling this might be too long for just one post and might turn into a series of posts!

These were the books for an art themed camp last summer.

Beautiful Oops! by Barney Saltzberg :: This book is really fun because it shows that art doesn't have to be perfect, and just because you make a mistake, it doesn't mean that you're not going to love what happened. He has another book out called A Little Bit of Oomph! which looks fun too.

The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds :: I love books that are handwritten, because I'm kind of a font snob. This book is so wonderful because it is about how you should never think that you can't do something, you should just try it and see what happens.

Little Blue and Little Yellow by Leo Lionni :: The kids really loved this book, which is about what happens when you mix colors. It's really cute.

Not a Box by Antoinette Portis :: The rabbit in this book is very imaginative and uses his box to create many things, including a race car. The simplest way for me to describe it is that it's about seeing things in a different way. Another similar book of hers is Not a Stick, which I have not read yet.

The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers :: My love affair with Oliver Jeffers' art and handwriting started with this book. I think that I enjoy this book more than the kids because it is written in a very sarcastic tone. The premise is that the boy's crayons each wrote him a note about how unhappy they were about the way that they are used/not used.

{also pictured are Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh and I Am An Artist by Pat Lowery Collins}

A Bad Case Of Stripes by David Shannon :: This is one of my very favorite picture books. It's a little bit on the longer side for the class that I teach, but I think that it's worth it. Be who you are and don't let other people judge you for it. Vegetables are good for you.

Fraidyzoo by Thyra Heder :: I love this one so very much! Little T is scared about going to the zoo, but she can't remember why, so her parents and sister are asking her a ton of questions. My very favorite part about this book is that the animals they pretend to be are in alphabetical order. I had the kids guess what each animal was.

The Bear Who Shared by Catherine Rayner :: This sweet story is of course about a bear sharing, even though he has been waiting so so long for that piece of fruit. I love the illustration style on this one as well.

{also pictured are Disney's Frozen and Elements of Style by Wendy Wasserstein}

Henry's Map by David Elliot :: This is a simple book about a pig drawing a map, and all of the animals at the farm are quite excited about being on it. There is then some confusion about what happens when they compare the map to the actual farm.

{also pictured are Windblown by Édouard Manceau and Mama Built a Little Nest by Jennifer Ward}


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Thursday, April 9, 2015

14/52 2015

I nearly forgot to replace the filler text up here this week!

This week was Easter, and I baked some chocolate chip cookies to take to the family gathering at my grandparents' house. I might have to post the recipe on here because they were adorable.

I started watching SNL a few weeks ago, starting with the 2004-2005 season. I've now made it into fall 2008, and Seth Meyers is so adorable! I would love to meet him and Amy Poehler (the cutest pregnant lady ever). Actually, no, I would love to meet the cast for like all of the seasons that I've been watching because they are incredible.

aaaaand no transition into the pictures...

Thursday 2 April // day ninety-two :: April showers hopefully bring May flowers.

Friday 3 April // day ninety-three :: making cookie dough to bake cookies the next day!

Saturday 4 April // day ninety-four :: too cool for a photograph.

Sunday 5 April // day ninety-five :: Easter on the bay.

Monday 6 April // day ninety-six :: preschool books for this week {Marcel the Shell: the Most Surprised I've Ever Been // Where's Walrus? // Little Owl's Night // Up, Tall and High! // Little Owl Lost}

Tuesday 7 April // day ninety-seven :: I'm up in the sky, I should consider myself blessed. {Just a Star by pat mAcdonald}

Wednesday 8 April // day ninety-eight :: I just really like fun socks.


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Monday, April 6, 2015

The Month by iPhone :: March 2015

yet another month has just flown on by! I've been working on some projects for myself, and I got out to enjoy the beauty of Door County a few times this month. I'm still waiting for the grass to not be brown and for the branches to not be bare though.

here are some squares from this month. (:

lines and not lines and colors

...never ending photo project

 the emergency is that we miss you.

looking lovely.

chasing sunset at Door County Boat Launch {Monday 9 March}

working on some coloring! {I just searched for mid century modern coloring pages}

cherry orchard

partially frozen Ephraim waters

eating NatureBox snacks while working on a Social Print Studio photobook of my Florida pictures! (:

 pretty waters at the canal. we're still waiting for the spring blooms here.

I am so so in love with Oliver Jeffers, his art, and his handwriting!

 always and forever. ❤️

distressed bricks are my favorite.

I got a haircut! and a Minnie Mouse sticker from one of my preschoolers (:

trying to pick a dessert to bring to Easter. gotta love my lady Betty Crocker!

one of my lovely musician friends stopped by, and we were talking about the gold stars that I give out for good behavior, and she had this great suggestion that I keep them with me and give them to anyone doing good things!

room art. it bothers me that the frame on this one is not at all straight.

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