Pinterest Challenge – Fall Leaves

Pinterest Challenge – Fall Leaves

I usually get into fall decorating, but have been too overwhelmed with other things to take the time and now it’s almost time to decorate for Christmas.  I thought I could choose a few simple things this next week.  I went for a quick one today since I’m still putting my office back together from yesterday! I saw this pin and immediately pictured the leaves on my front door.  I also thought I had an unopened bag of those leaves…

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Pinterest Challenge

Pinterest Challenge

After taking October off, my first without a challenge in a year, I wanted to ease back in with something fun and useful.  Thirty days, thirty Pinterest pins.  You can follow me there and see what I’m pinning.  I’d like to do a combination of crafts, recipes, home stuff, organization, decorating…pretty much whatever strikes my fancy that day. As I was looking around yesterday I found this pin and I was inspired by the blogger’s bravery since she was willing…

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Book A Day Challenge, Year 2 – We did it!

Book A Day Challenge, Year 2 – We did it!

Woo hoo!!!!!!  G and I were 30 for 30 this month!  This year, maybe because I tried to focus my reading on memoirs and classics, was more difficult than last year, when I chose what to read on a whim.  G was so happy when he finished his last book this month, wanna see? He finished strong with I Love Mom with the Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle.  He read way too easy books BUT he is now in…

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Book a Day Challenge – Days 26-28

Book a Day Challenge – Days 26-28

Coming down to the wire.  I need to finish two tomorrow so we’ll see if I can do it.  I’ve got a few started but none of them are grabbing me so I may have to rely on a few super short ones. G and I took turns reading Clifford Sees America.  He read one half one day and then the other half the next day.  He felt proud of himself, but still tends to be too hard on himself…

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Book A Day Challenge Days 24 & 25

Book A Day Challenge Days 24 & 25

It’s going to be an exciting finish.  We’ll see if I can make it to 30! G read two Eric Carle books, Today is Monday, which was hard, and The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse, which wasn’t.  But both super fun and he liked them. I listened to Yes Please by Amy Pohler.  She read it along with a few friends helping her along the way: Kathleen Turner, Seth Meyers, Patrick Stewart, Carol Burnett, her parent, and probably one…

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Book a Day Challenge – Day 23

Book a Day Challenge – Day 23

I could do more reviews, but I’ve got to wait until G gets home to catch up on the pictures of the books we’ve read. G read I See A Cat and it was fun and easy and he enjoyed it. I read What Would Martin Say? by Clarence B. Jones and Joel Engel. I think I won this copy in a giveaway when it first came out…in 2008.  It looked interesting, but not interesting enough.  Now that I’ve finished…

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Book a Day Challenge – 20-22, Good Stuff

Book a Day Challenge – 20-22, Good Stuff

Okay, okay, I need catch up this week since day 30 is fast approaching.  I am one book behind.  Not panicking yet, but I’m close.  I made use of shorter books these past few days so that’s helped my sense of accomplishment.  Maybe next year I’ll do a graphic novel a day. G read Fly High, Fly Guy! by Tedd Arnold. This was to be read for school and he read it to his Grandma. Last week when I took…

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Book a Day Challenge – Bad Mother and Mr. Wonka

Book a Day Challenge – Bad Mother and Mr. Wonka

I’m never going to keep up with these reviews!  Nothing to be done for it but to fir them in when I can.  We combined our books for the 18th & 19th pic because we’re getting a little behind on the photo taking too.  This challenge is kicking my butt. G read 2 Biscuit books and gave no complaints, woohoo!  Slowly, slowly but surely he is becoming more confident in himself and his reading abilities. I read Bad Mother: A…

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Book a Day Challenge – Days 16-17

Book a Day Challenge – Days 16-17

Okay, I’m here to do a bit of catching up before I get back to reading my book for the day.  Life has been busy and finding the time to read has been a struggle, but I will prevail.  I finished two books on Monday because I didn’t finish one on Sunday I chose a fun date night downtown with the hubby instead and he even put me up in a fancy hotel, woohoo :))  Anyhoo, here’s what we’ve been…

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Book a Day – this challenge is hard!

Book a Day – this challenge is hard!

So, we’ve read 15 books in 15 days although I finished none yesterday and two today.  I took a much needed mom vacation yesterday.  After dropping off Gage at the school bus I came home and slept for two hours then went to two bookstores, one waterfall, two restaurants and two movies and came home after my two guys were sleeping.  It was an energizing and centering day.   Today we went to a water treatment plant open house and…

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