So it’s been a stressful couple of weeks around the Quill and Camera Headquarters.
We lost our beloved pup at the beginning of the month, and then this weekend, my husband’s father passed away very unexpectedly.
(There’s no comparison going on here. I’ll just say this — it’s hard right now.)
And so we’ve just been kind of doing the best we can.
There has been too much take-out.
In fact, we’ve been doing this new thing where we pick up sushi and a pizza. It’s the perfect meal for us, which is just as weird and upsetting as it sounds.
So anyway, I haven’t been able to write here as much lately, so I wanted to do a quick wrap-up and let you know about a few things:
Story Moment! — Jessica, one of the founders of Story Moment reached out to me to tell me about the great audio stories that she and her husband are creating.
She was even nice enough to send us one to sample, and the kiddos and I loved the sweet characters. Story Moment has set up a Kickstarter campaign, and if you are so inclined, you can check it out and contribute here.
Give-aways! — I am so excited! I am going to be hosting 2 give-aways in the next week or so. I’m teaming up with sponsor Mama’s Notebooks and Raddish. We really do love them both very much, and I think you will too. So stay tuned!!
Recent stuff! — I wanted to share a couple of recent posts that I haven’t done such a great job of telling you about. There’s this one, where I talk about slowly introducing my kids to social media and this one, where I talk about dealing with cranky pantseseses.
Stop by and let me know what you think — I love hearing from you!
Podcast! — I love Sarah Mackenzie‘s podcast Read Aloud Revival, and recently she interviewed my friend and mentor Jamie Martin from Simple Homeschool and Steady Mom about how her family uses the library. You can download Read Aloud Revival through iTunes or listen here!
What I’m loving! — I just finished Orange is the New Black, and I loved it. I needed something distracting and not too awfully thinky, and this was perfect.
– Andalou products are my new fave. This lotion makes me happy every morning with it’s lemon scent that smells like fresh lemons. (How do they do that?)
– Sending knitting patterns to my Kindle via Send to Kindle. No more crumpled patterns in the bottom of my bag, and I can knit anywhere.
Tell Me what’s making you happy right now!