Friday Favorites is up again. The days this week seemed to fly by. I guess that happens when you head away from home for 2 nights and then you spend another day cooped up at home with sick kids. Thankfully, they are on the mend and I’m excited about having a fun weekend.
Without further ado, here are my favorites for this week:
1. Family Fun Magazine. Admittedly, I’m a magazine junkie. I think we get about 10 delivered to our mailbox every month. A few months ago Family Fun started showing up. I’m sure that I never subscribed to it, but alas, it comes, addressed to me, every month. And I have to say I really love it. It’s easy to flip through in an hour but it is chock full of great ideas. Crafts and snacks and projects that are super cute and very doable with your kids. I used to get Martha Stewart Living and while I drooled over the gorgeous recipes and projects, most were way too complicated to actually complete. Family Fun is just as great, but we can actually accomplish the projects!
2. The Seven Silly Eaters by Mary Ann Hoberman. A great friend, and former Kindergarten teacher, introduced me to this book when my oldest son was about 18 months old. My youngest is now 21 months old and he recently discovered it on his big brother’s bookshelf. It’s now in our daily rotation. It’s an adorable story, clever and cute, written entirely in rhyming verse (which means it’s fun to read aloud!). But even better than the story are the illustrations by Marla Frazee. With my son on my lap, it’s easy to get wrapped into reading the text. I’ll confess that I’ve actually snuck it from his room so I could take it all in, studying the awesome drawings without having to keep up with the story reading. It’s that good!
3. Etsy. The one stop shop for all things handmade. There are some amazingly talented people out there and etsy is the perfect venue to allow them to sell their wares. I have 2 favorite shops: Sweet Pea Hats and Birds and Cookies.
Sweet Pea Hats is my talented friend Beatrice’s shop. I photographed this little guy in her “little bear” hat last year, but she has dozens of adorable designs. The “sock monkey” and “petit lapin” are two of my other favorites!
Birds and Cookies is my talented friend Heidi’s shop. She’s a master with her sewing machine and makes a variety of items in the cutest fabrics. I just wish I had a daughter to wear one of her dresses! Luckily she also makes superhero capes, which I think would be perfect for my boys!
4. Church Craft Fairs! I love a good old, down-home craft fair. And my church, Bozeman United Methodist, is hosting one tonight from 4-8 p.m. In addition to fun crafts and talented artists selling their goods, you can also get a warm, hearty bowl of chili! I’ll be there, selling some of my art prints and these fun folding notecards:
Come on down, say hi, enjoy a delicious dinner, and support United Methodist missions which help those in need around the world! BUMC is located on the corner of Willson & Olive in downtown Bozeman.
Happy Friday and enjoy your weekend!