For the next few days, I am spending time in my all-time favorite city, New  Orleans!  I am here sans husband and kid to attend the iConnect iRetreat  blogger conference, and I am having a great time.  This morning, I walked  through the French Quarter to eat at my favorite bakery and coffee shop,  Croissant d'Or, a truly old school New Orleans spot.  Then, I spent the day  learning from some pretty amazing bloggers.  These conferences are so good  for my spirit.  Spending time with other…

For the next few days, I am spending time in my all-time favorite city, New Orleans! I am here sans husband and kid to attend the iConnect iRetreat blogger conference, and I am having a great time. This morning, I walked through the French Quarter to eat at my favorite bakery and coffee shop, Croissant d'Or, a truly old school New Orleans spot. Then, I spent the day learning from some pretty amazing bloggers. These conferences are so good for my spirit. Spending time with other…

happy monday everyone!  my three year old likes dragons and castles,  pirates, pyramids, and adventure stories.  here are three books that i have  read him about a billion times lately.   King Jack and the Dragon Board Book By Peter Bently  Jack and his friends spend their whole afternoon building castle forts,  chasing away dragons, and feasting like kings until their moms and dads say  it's bed time.  Cute story!   The Color Kittens (A Little Golden Book) By Margaret Wise Brown  The color…

3 books my 3 year old loves

happy monday everyone! my three year old likes dragons and castles, pirates, pyramids, and adventure stories. here are three books that i have read him about a billion times lately. King Jack and the Dragon Board Book By Peter Bently Jack and his friends spend their whole afternoon building castle forts, chasing away dragons, and feasting like kings until their moms and dads say it's bed time. Cute story! The Color Kittens (A Little Golden Book) By Margaret Wise Brown The color…

9 kids books about trick or treating! — booktomato

9 kids books about trick or treating!

9 kids books about trick or treating! — booktomato

Muffuletta Sandwich - Originated in the French Quarter at the Central Grocery in New Orleans by an Italian immigrant family - Served on muffuletta loaf (Sicilian large, round, flat, sturdy bread) with olive salad, capicola, mortidella, salami, pepperoni, ham, swiss & provolone cheeses.

Muffuletta Sandwich - Originated in the French Quarter at the Central Grocery in New Orleans by an Italian immigrant family - Served on muffuletta loaf (Sicilian large, round, flat, sturdy bread) with olive salad, capicola, mortidella, salami, pepperoni, ham, swiss & provolone cheeses.

Napoleon House in the French Quarter is one of the best places to get a Pimm’s Cup in New Orleans.

Top 5: Pimm's Cups in New Orleans

Napoleon House in the French Quarter is one of the best places to get a Pimm’s Cup in New Orleans.

In times of stress or chaos, sometimes a book can be your best friend.   Here are a few of my favorite book quotes that make me happy, make me  think, lift me up, and inspire me!

book quotes to remember

In times of stress or chaos, sometimes a book can be your best friend. Here are a few of my favorite book quotes that make me happy, make me think, lift me up, and inspire me!

My third grader is an avid reader.  What he likes:  books that are not too  scary, characters that are kind and funny, comics, Pokemon, stories about  friendship.   9.  Adventures with Waffles  We both absolutely loved this one!  The characters are nine as well, and he  liked that.  It's the story of a girl named Lena and a boy named Trille in  a small town in Norway.  They are best friends and constantly getting into  mischief that sends the reader into belly laughs.  Mixed with the fun…

9 books my 9 year old loved this year

My third grader is an avid reader. What he likes: books that are not too scary, characters that are kind and funny, comics, Pokemon, stories about friendship. 9. Adventures with Waffles We both absolutely loved this one! The characters are nine as well, and he liked that. It's the story of a girl named Lena and a boy named Trille in a small town in Norway. They are best friends and constantly getting into mischief that sends the reader into belly laughs. Mixed with the fun…

We live next to an old growth forest that is home to wild flowers and tall  poplar trees, snakes, insects, a coyote or two, and all manner of birds  including owls.  I have been lucky enough to stand in our forest all alone  with an owl in a tree just over my head.  Just me and the owl, me looking  up at him, he looking down at me.  It is magical.  The owl is such a  beautiful bird, and when you get a chance to look into their knowing, round  eyes, you understand why the owl is a symbol of…

8 kids books about owls!

We live next to an old growth forest that is home to wild flowers and tall poplar trees, snakes, insects, a coyote or two, and all manner of birds including owls. I have been lucky enough to stand in our forest all alone with an owl in a tree just over my head. Just me and the owl, me looking up at him, he looking down at me. It is magical. The owl is such a beautiful bird, and when you get a chance to look into their knowing, round eyes, you understand why the owl is a symbol of…

Kid's books about Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls: Trip by the book

Kid's books about Niagara Falls

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