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knitpink 001OK, so I might currently be considered the slowest knitter in the world. It’s not that I don’t want to knit. Each time I have a free moment and I am not reading the next pick for my book club, I grab the needles. But with two little rugrats kids running underfoot, free time is increasingly spare. Luckily with Leah now in half day kindergarten, there is a little break mid-afternoon while Maya naps.

The weather here in the northeastern part of the US has been cool the past couple days and I keep eyeballing the beautiful plump, juicy apples we bought at the farmers market today. Seems like I might need to get out the old rolling pin for some baking fun this coming weekend!

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I like to read

Veil of Roses

And if you do too, please stop by my book blog, The Written Word
to enter my giveaway for a chance to win a personalized and
signed copy of Veil of Roses by Laura Fitzgerald!

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NEW! MAR-12x12 Girl Scout Scrapbook

I have fond memories of being a Girl Scout when I was a child. I remember going on weekend trips with the Scouts and my Mom (who always volunteered to be a chaperon) to Washington D.C., Salem Massachusetts and even the Amish town of Intercourse Pennsylvania (yes, there really is a town called Intercourse). We also enjoyed many camping trips with our troop.

My daughter will be entering Kindergarten this September and that puts her at the right age for starting out in the scouts. At five years old, you start out as a Daisy, then move up to a Brownie, then become a full fledged Girl Scout. I just found this collection of Girl Scout scrapbooking supplies from K&Company. Aren’t they beautiful? I’m tempted to purchase the albums and supplies now, just in case they are no longer available once she starts to program.

jamaica scrapbookThere hasn’t been much crafty stuff going on around here. I did work a little bit on our vacation scrapbook last night (this is the first page in the scrapbook – I’ve completed three) and hope to get in an hour or two tonight. I will try to scan my favorites as I go along. My regular yearly scrapbook has fallen way behind and I haven’t even opened the home improvement scrapbook in a long time.

I have been reading quite a bit though, having just finished Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen and starting Moloka’i by Alan Brennert for a neighborhood book club I recently started. If you like to read, feel free to stop by my book blog and join us for our monthly discussion on books. You can also find reviews of all the books I have been reading in the “book reviews” category.

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Finally we got some snow and even though it wasn’t the 12 inches of fluffy white stuff that I was hoping for, at least it looks a lot more like winter now. I took pictures of some of the stuff we did while snowed in for the day. We had fun playing, coloring, baking, reading, knitting and even attempted a snow angel or two. All in all, not a bad day.

 

     

P.S. If you have a chance, please stop by Rice Daddies to check out a book review I wrote for them about my all time favorite children’s book, Where the Sidewalk Ends.

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