Follow Me on PinterestYeah, pinning. That’s my new thing.  I think I’d rather be pinning than be reading about my high school friend’s lives on facebook. No offense, high school friends.  Just so much out there. Lots of ideas.  It’s kind of invigorating.  I highly recommend checking out if you haven’t already. Leave a comment if you’d like me to send you an invitation.

Sesame Street Magazine

At Maria’s 3 year wellness checkup, the nurse gave me a bunch of papers with some good information about being 3!  One of the papers was information about reading with your 3 year old and it suggested a children’s magazine being a good way to encourage reading.  Plus kids love getting mail!

When I was little, I pretty much always had a magazine subscription starting when I was preschool age with Sesame Street magazine.  (My brother got the Electric Company magazine)  I loved having my very own magazine…  And when I went to look it up, I discovered the magazine is not distributed via mail anymore, but electronically.   And it’s free!

I printed off Maria’s first copy the other night!  And stapled it all together. She was so excited to have a magazine of her own that she could color in and look at!

Download the latest issue here.  And if you want an email when the newest one is available, sign up here!

Book Club Books

As I’m discovering the convenience and ease of Google Docs, and how easy it is to share documents with others, I’ve added a list of books that our book club has read.  Hard to believe we started way back in 2001. We haven’t been terribly consistent, especially once we started to having to negotiate with husbands and babysitters!

Here is the link to our book list and I’ll be adding it to my Books page as well.  My disclaimer is that I have not read all these books.

Mosaic of Me

What is your first name? Jane
What is your favorite food? French Fries
What high school did you go to? Mayo
What is your favorite color? Green
Who is your celebrity crush? Johnny Depp
(ever since 21 Jump Street!)
What is your favorite drink? Diet Coke
What is your dream vacation? Italy
What is your favorite dessert? cheese cake
What do you want to do when you grow up? Retire
Who/what do you love most in life? daughter and husband
Choose one word that describes you. Friendly
What is your Flickr name? see jane

I found this game via Jennifer. Super fun and a great fill in for nablopomo.

You should try it!

  • Go to Flickr.
  • Open the Big Huge Labs’ mosaic-maker (possibly in a second tab or window for easy back-and-forth between the 2 sites)
  • Answer each question and then search Flickr for each word or phrase.
  • Choose one photo from the FIRST PAGE ONLY of your results that fits you best.
  • Enter the photo url into the mosaic-maker.
  • Once you’ve selected a photo for each question/answer, create the mosaic and upload it to Flickr or your blog!

Giving credit where credit is due:
1. patent mary janes and white anklets, 2. ICKS?, 3. Pasarela “Zubizuri” en Bilbao, 4. Valparaiso Colors at Daylight… 5th one!, 5. Johnny Depp. Need I say more?, 6. 365.115 Tiptoe Through the Tulips, 7. Best things in life are free, 8. chocolate cupcake, 9. Quai des Orfevres, Paris, 10. Daddy’s hands, 11. Happy Girls Under a Rainbow, 12. i see

Some Good Reads

  • So seriously, Definitely RA has a great plan with her husband – the dinner chef is based upon what their schedule is going to be like.  It’s a plan created together.  I don’t know if I could coerce Chad into a plan like this, and his recipe knowledge is limited, so I don’t know how long I’d last either.  Maybe someday…