Today is the day! It’s Get-the-Keys-to-our-new-Old-house day! And not just any old house mind you, a beautiful HISTORIC farmhouse that sits right on the water! It. Is. Gorgeous! And it's on base. On the water. A FARMHOUSE! And I can't believe they're letting us live there. And it's on the WATER! Want to see it? Of… Continue reading Today is THE Day!
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… Continue reading ONE FLOOR UP!
Woo-Hoo! It's time for another of Susanna Leonard Hill's Annual Writing Contests! This time it's a Valentine's Day theme, appropriate for children 12 and under, 214 words or less, and.....wait for it.... . . . Confusion! What the What? I know, me too! Here. Goes. Nothin. THE VALENTINE’S DAY STORY (WC, 214) BY: Angela Hawkins… Continue reading The Valentine’s Day Story
Pumpkin Spice. Everything is pumpkin spice. Pumpkin spice latte, pumpkin spice pancakes, pumpkin spice candles, lotions, lip gloss, shampoo, dish soap, laundry detergent..ok, not yet, but you know they're working on it! That's right folks, its officially Fall! The pumpkin spice is falling from the trees to prove it! And when it's Fall, it's time… Continue reading GERTRUDE THE HORNLESS UNICORN’S HALLOWEEN
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… Continue reading FRIDAY FRENZY – Flashlight
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… Continue reading FRIDAY FRENZY – Bebe Goes Shopping
If you've ever put seed out to feed the birds, you have more than likely also put seed out to feed the squirrels...am I right? You have probably tried all sorts of gimmicks to stop those darn squirrels from eating all of that EXPENSIVE bird food...yes? You might have tried the 'ol amateur trick of… Continue reading FRIDAY FRENZY – Those Darn Squirrels!
Once upon a time I took ballet. It was a thing of beauty. I was graceful. I was elegant. I....must have been dreaming because graceful and elegant have NEVER been words that describe the likes of moi! No, the real beauty of my being in ballet was that after an hour of sheer torture I… Continue reading FRIDAY FRENZY – Tallulah’s Tutu
Butter. That's it, just butter. B.U.T.T.E.R. Did you hear me? B-U-T-T-E-R-! Whatever it is I think I see, becomes a stick of butter to me! Those commercials were the best weren't they? Tootsie Roll Young 'un, Tootsie Roll.... Butter. Yep! That's a children's book with a nod to Julia (Butter Queen) herself down there,… Continue reading FRIDAY FRENZY – JULIA, CHILD
Woo-Hoo! It's Friday, Friday Frenzy! Real quick let's play a game of Have You Ever? Sound like fun? Alright then, here we go... Have you ever watched a teenager lick a slab of ice/snow up a glass front door? Have you ever watched a 5yr. old sled down the stairs on her stomach head first...without… Continue reading FRIDAY FRENZY – GRANDPA GREEN