Friday, April 15, 2011

Easter Cake

Easter is just around the corner and I would love to try making this cake for the holiday. How cute!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Footloose and Fancy Free

Ahhh, what a lovely day, I got so much accomplished and I found out that I don't have to take summer classes to be on track with my major. Pheww, what a relief! Accelerated chemistry was not sounding fun. I decided to go to the grocery store and pick up a frozen pizza for lunch. I've had my heart set on a frozen pizza for awhile. Weird? Oh well. A frozen pizza while watching and old movie on a rainy April day sounds like a good time to me.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Things I Love Thursdays 6

Hello, and welcome to another sporadic edition of Things I Love Thursdays. Uhm, so maybe this won't be a weekly feature, but I still like doing them. Without further ado...

I know it might sound disgusting, but Peeps flavored Rita's is delish. Believe me, I was a doubter at first too.

Super cute pom pom tutorial. I like pom poms, I think you get a lot of bang for your buck.

Who wouldn't want to stitch up some of these funny veggies? They would be oh so nice on some dish towels. I think the tomato must be repulsed at the idea of eating vegetables, a type of cannibalism to him. Technically he is a fruit though, just saying...
Since I'll be stitching away some veggies, and can't find my pair of embroidery scissors, I need some owl embroidery scissors. Now of course I don't need them, they're just cute.

My children's literature class is causing my to reread all of my childhood favorites, including Make Way for Ducklings. I like how Mrs. Mallard is counting her eggs with her foot. She even looks like she's smiling, a smiling duck. How cute is that? (On a related-ish note, when I was in highschool I thought for sure I would get a pet duck and I was going to name her Dixie. I never got a duck. I guess reading Make Way for Ducklings is my way of vicariously owning a duck.)

Monday, April 4, 2011

Beverly Cleary and Ramona Quimby

Currently I am taking a Children's Literature class and was assigned to read Ramona and Her Father. Growing up I absolutely loved the Ramona series by Beverly Cleary and I especially like the early illustrations of some of her books done by Louis Darling.
(via google images)

This assignment led me to my nearby library to check out several more Ramona books that I remember liking so well from my childhood. I feel a little funny checking out so many children books, but the assigned reading caused me to remember just how much I really like Beverly Cleary.

I decided to write her a letter thanking her for her contribution to children's literature.

The original Ramona, she has since gone through a few makeovers to keep up with the times, but this original version will always be my favorite.

I am doing a presentation on this book. You could say I'm going through my childhood Ramona craze all over again. And that's okay with me.

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