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Friday, May 17th, 2013
What a week. Did you enter the Genie Wishes giveaway? Love that book. Also, while there weren’t a ton of comments here on the blog about this post, I recieved a TON privately. Seems like lots and lots of you want to talk about it in not quite such a public forum. I completely understand.
Okay, so I’m checking out a bit early today. I’m meeting up my friend Ania. She’s in Baltimore for the day. I’m taking her to check out the new modern art wing at the BMA. Should be fun. I’ll see you back here next week.
Now go out there and have some fun this weekend! You deserve it.
Some things that caught my eye this week…
ps. Did you know you can find Classic Play on facebook and instagram (@classic_play)?
Friday, May 10th, 2013
How was your week? I have to admit, re-entry from my long weekend away was tough.
Tonight, Ellie is scheming to have her first sleepover here at the house. She’s slept over at friends’ houses before, but this is the first she’d have a sleepover here. I’m hoping Ellie and her friend (along with Jonah) will help me get ready for a tea party we’re having tomorrow. We’re celebrating the release of Genie Wishes.
Have your girls read it? Ellie loved it. I did too. My friend Elisabeth, the author of Genie Wishes, is coming to talk to the girls about being an author and sharing a bit about her book. I’m told all the girls are super excited to meet a real live author! It’s so cute.
So that’s our big weekend. Oh and I can’t forget Mother’s Day. Dave asked me what I wanted. I said, dirt for our raised vegetable beds. I know, romantic right? What did you ask for?
Have a great weekend Everyone!
Here are some things that caught my eye this week…
And here’s where else I’ve been this week…
Next week on Classic Play…
Deborah has a fantastic art lesson
A special giveaway!
Allowing our kids to be kids
Wednesday, May 8th, 2013
Thursday, May 2nd, 2013
This week is a short one for me. I’m heading out of town to celebrate a very special birthday—the lovely Kirsten Nilsen’s! We’re heading to Block Island. I’ve never been, but I hear it’s very picturesque. In fact, I read The Nature Conservancy added it to its list of The Last Great Places. It’s supposed to be a tad chilly, so I’m hoping the sun is warm.
In an effort to be present and enjoy the celebration, I’m leaving my computer at home. But I will be instagramming, of course. ;) So if you’d like to see what Block Island looks like, you can follow along. I’m @classic_play.
In the meantime, here are a few things that caught my eye this week.
See you back here on Monday! xo
Friday, April 26th, 2013
How was your week? Mine was a mix of highs and lows. Highs: finished painting the hallway (that’s two rooms down, two more to go), no one got sick, and I successfully planted two blueberry bushes (patio sized for our small space). Lows: I realized how far behind I am on planning a kids’ book party I’m hosting in two weeks, I realized how far behind I am on everything else, and I walked around in public for two days with paint in my hair without realizing it. It’s okay, people probably just thought it was gray anyway.
I only have a few links for you this week. All are ones I wrote. I fear I’ve been living in a ‘Jen bubble.’ I need to get out!
Clever ideas for upcycling old tees
10 free printables that made me happy
Preparing our kids for the jobs of the future
10 sleep apps that might help you catch some Zzzzzs
Finding a contractor that will work with your home owners insurance estimate
Did you have discover anything good on the internet this week? I’d love to hear about it.
Have a wonderful weekend! You totally deserve it.
Friday, April 26th, 2013
Yesterday, Dave took the kids to work with him for take our daughters and sons to work day. To say they were excited would be a massive understatement. For days leading up to it, Jonah asked, “How many more days until we go to work?”
Dave had set up experts to talk with the kids about the work they do. So the kids learned about water stress and preventing deforestation around the world. Their minds were blown. Many thanks to Dave’s colleagues who took the time to teach the kids yesterday. I know they’ll remember it forever. (more…)
Monday, April 22nd, 2013
Happy Earthy Day! Here are five projects for the kids that will keep Earth Day celebrations rolling all week long.
Monday, April 22nd, 2013
Check out this gorgeous print. Don’t you just love that quote? It was created by Jennifer Laber and Lacy Stroessner to raise money for the Edna Adan University Hospital in Somaliland. Somaliland has the highest Maternal and Infant Mortality rates in the world.
But the hospital is working to change that. “It is a goal of the Hospital not only to train fully-qualified health care professionals but also to train and dispatch 1000 midwives throughout the country.” The work they’re doing is vital to women and children—they’re giving them life, hope and dignity.
And we can help. Half all proceeds from sales of this beautiful print will be donated to the Edna Adan University Hospital. It’s a gift that does good. I’d love to see this print hanging in my house. (Dave, am I being to subtle? ;)