One of my favorite bloggers for years and years has been Andrea Dekker. If you subscribe to her weekly email it’s always a breath of fresh air. Real, simple, frugal, carefully tended fresh air-just the kind I like. I think her blog is a gift to every young couple just starting out and I enjoy it so much now because she always reminds me that simple is better.
On that same note, I’ve been updating all my 40 Bags posts and plan to add one about digital media clean up. We won’t fill an actual bag of course, but have less cluttering our inboxes, so we can read what challenges us to stay focused on what is truly important.
Janey has been into American Girls lately, which I love. We’ve been reading some of the historical dolls books. We sent Abbey’s old Felicity into the doll hospital. She had a terrible incident with scissors decades ago and her head needed to be replaced and limbs needed to be tightened. She came back refreshed and brand new looking! Abbey had tears in her eyes when she saw her- so many good memories of adoring that doll. There is something special about good quality treasured toys.
I was thinking maybe I would send myself in and for the same affordable price receive a new head and have my limbs tightened also. Anyone care to join me?
As spring approaches there are three outdoor toys that have been used for years and years in my driveway, and passed down with much wear and tear. We still laugh about the games that were played (crashing games, racing games, etc.)
For extra special danger add a ramp.
Makes my heart hurt how that baby is now 14 already!
Here are some of my favorite spring picture books treasured by my children.
And a post on no-clutter Easter basket ideas if you want to get a head start!
Delicious and easy meatloaf is a favorite. I usually double the recipe and freeze one, which always makes me happy when I am in a time crunch and remember I have a dinner in the freezer ready to go.