Tag Archive | "art"

Books We Love: Matisse: The King of Color

Tuesday, March 31, 2009


A bit about the book… Laurence Anholt has done a beautiful job of telling the story of Matisse and his nurse, Monique, who became a nun, in a way that children can relate to and enjoy. Since I didn’t know anything about this artist, I also enjoyed getting to learn more about his personality and […]

The Thanksgiving Tree

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


I was talking with a friend of mine recently when she mentioned this idea she had seen and I decided Kate and I just had to do it! (All of that to say, this wasn’t my idea! 🙂 Thanks for sharing, Sandra!) Kate and I decided to celebrate Thanksgiving by thinking of things we are […]

What Do I Do with ALL This Artwork??

Friday, August 29, 2008


When you live with a budding artist, you live with piles and piles of artwork. And ALL of it is special. And NONE of it can be thrown away. At least, that’s what my 5 year old tells me constantly. And as gung-ho as she is about recycling, I still can’t manage to convince her […]

Kate Amaris: Artist Extraordinaire

Monday, August 25, 2008

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This is a photo that Kate took on Shawn’s iPhone recently.  She obviously blurred whatever she was looking at, but the resulting image was just too pretty to delete.  What’s amazing to me is that Kate’s a better artist on accident than her mommy ever is on purpose!!  🙂

OrgJunkie’s Dining Room Organization Round-Up

Tuesday, April 1, 2008


So, I finally finished and am writing the promised follow-up post!  I told you that I was participating in Org Junkie’s Monthly Organizing Round-Up and cleaning up my dining area of the kitchen.  (click here to see my previous post on the subject) Since my 5-year-old, Kate, is a budding artist like her daddy all of her art supplies […]

Holy cow!! Great use of visuals to help explain the proposed budget cuts and their actual impact on the overall budget.

You’ll never fold tshirts the same way again!

If you ever wanted to hear someone put a mommy’s day into a song, try this one! (I guarantee you’ll laugh your butt off.)

A little on the political side, but interesting nonetheless…

Children’s Books We’ve Read