Monday, May 18, 2020

Yes, I'm Still Here!

Good Monday morning, friends! I only have a minute, which seems to be the case a lot lately, but I wanted to pop in to let you know that I'm still here and all is well.  The progress on our van conversion has really picked up due to all the down time we've had as a result of Covid 19, and that has taken a lot of my time. When I'm not holding boards, sanding, filling holes, etc. I'm usually worn out and parked on the couch creating beautiful things, like that little beauty in the image above, to use to decorate it. I thought I had more time, and now I feel like I'm scrambling to make sure everything is ready when the van is, which will be sooner than later.

That being said, I still love this little space and long for the days when I'll have more time to devote to it. I do hope us to get the summer day keeper out before Memorial Day, no promises, but it is important to me so hopefully I can make that happen.

Until then I hope you all are doing well! I'll be back just as soon as I can.

Friday, April 24, 2020

The Bee - Volume 1, Issue 5

Good Friday, my friends! I've come across a few things over the past week that I want to share in this edition of THE BEE, so I hope you'll enjoy them!

Elizabeth Klett has released a **FREE** audio recording of this timeless classic! If you've never read it, or listened to it, I highly suggest it, and how can you resist free?

And while these paper dolls cost a little bit, they are reasonably priced and would be wonderful for if you have children who will be listening and following along.

Also, while not my favorite adaptation, Anne of Green Gables starring Ella Ballentine is available right now on Prime (if you have it).

If you have Netflix, you might check out Anne with an E, though I will warn you that if you are an Anne purist, this adaptation might rock your boat a little. Personally, I don't mind the liberties taken, and the vote seems pretty evenly divided among my friends on the popularity.

And finally, if you would prefer to read the book rather than listening to it or watching a movie, it's available to read for free at the archives.

I may be a kid at heart, but there are just some things I don't think I'll ever out grow.  I absolutely loved pouring over the I Spy books with my girls when they were little. Those were actually some of the most well worn books we owned! But even if you don't have the books, you can find a number of free printable I Spy puzzles that will keep your littles, and maybe yourself, busy for hours! Just click the title above to take you to the link!

If you're not familiar with Brambly Hedge, then I can't encourage you enough to become acquainted with it.  There are a number of books written by author Jill Barklem, but among my favorites are the seasonal series. You can find Brambly Hedge Spring free at the archives, and it would be a lovely place to start.

There was also a BBC series some time back, and several of the videos are available on You Tube. Here's what looks to be a nice upload of Spring Story. I hope you'll enjoy it!

And now I must be about my day! I hope you've found something here that interests you! I'll be back next week and hope to meet up with then!