THE FRIDAY FRENZY- Lola Dutch

Every once in a while I come across an illustration that I just fall in love with. This sweet little piece I found a couple of years ago on Etsy, and I don’t know if it’s the green (my favorite color) or the raindrops (I love rain), or the yellow umbrella, or the cutest little…

ONE FLOOR UP!

I was cleaning out the entertainment armoire the other day, shocker I know, and I came across my old Joe Scruggs Deep In The Jungle DVD. IT. IS. AWESOME. And once you listen to those songs, you will be singing them for days. FOR. DAYS! But it’s all good, because who wouldn’t want to sing…

FRIDAY FRENZY – Chicken Wants A Nap

Sometimes you just need a nap. I’ve needed one of those for roughly the last seventeen years!   Oh, I’ve had something that resembles a nap, you’ll know it as the comfy-on-the-couch, tucked-in-just-so with a blanket…albeit one that smells oddly like dried baby barf, even though there hasn’t technically been a  baby in the house…

Picture Book Summit, Baby!

Want to know a little secret? I’ve got goals. Big, lofty goals. And you know what else? Walt Disney once said, “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” So that’s what I did. Two years ago I took a big step in the ‘doing’ part of reaching my writing goals….

FRIDAY FRENZY – Strega Nona

Who here remembers Poochie?                                                             How about those Lovable Shirt Tales?     Maybe you know a little something about a thing called Underoos, or perhaps…

FRIDAY FRENZY – Hug Me

  So I started work on that mini flower garden that hopes to grow into a mini flower farm one day and now I’m hot, dirty, sweaty, bleeding, cursing, and just a fleck of a straw away from all out bawling…. . . Putting in a new garden will put a smile on your face…

FRIDAY FRENZY- Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride

My teenager just got his driver’s permit. Want to know what that looks like? Picture this…an old beat up mini-van complete with smashed in side (thank you drive through car wash), what looks like straight from the hood bullet holes (thank you Maryland road work improvement team), cracked windshield, front license plate dangling from one lone…

FRIDAY FRENZY – The Napping House

I don’t know how it happened but a while back, Fall I think it was, I was in the laundry room digging around for all the dirty soccer gear and I’m pretty sure I was attacked by a mound of nappy socks, the kind of nappy socks that you take one whiff of and the…

FRIDAY FRENZY – Flashlight

I’m sure some of you are already relaxing by the pool, sipping your strawberry lemonade, enjoying the summer of 2016, while the rest of us are still trudging through the last couple weeks of school… Ya’ll stink! Only kidding…. . . . Seriously, where is that rotten egg smell coming from? Oh well, how about…

FRIDAY FRENZY – Bebe Goes Shopping

You guys…THIS book! It has been a family favorite for years. I love it! Maybe it’s because I was born and raised in New Mexico and the Mexican culture was, and still is, an everyday part of life. Maybe it’s all the lively colors…I mean, HOLA! COLORS! Maybe it’s because rolling my tongue as I pronounce…