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Friday, May 22, 2015

Learning Resources Modern Preschool Math Counters

This morning has been a good one!

We visited the Johnny Appleseed Play Garden then happened upon an efuctional store called Oh, Know! Ahhh the smell of teacher supplies filled my nose and I was instantly blasted to the past when I was a preschool teacher on the hunt for new and amazing teacher stuff.

I used to love Going up and down the aisles of the teacher stores or leafing through pages of new education catalogs.

This morning, I discovered these Learning Resources Modern Preschool Math Counters. Not longer primary colors (can I get a Hallelujah for that!) they are colorful with modern shapes. So cool. They have people, dinosaurs, farm animals, zoo animals, bugs, transportation, and more. Yes, I bought some!

Have a fun and playful day
Mel

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Today is a new day

I have been quiet.
I have been busy.
I have been very busy.

In just under 34 hours, I completed 3 (yes, 3!) new playscape play mats. My fingers are stiff from hand-stitching all if them, but we'll worth the aches. I hope to have them photographed and listed today.

Preschool is out for the school year. So G and Roo and I have been busy playing, painting, exploring. College is out. My oldest daughter moved home for the summer. She cooks and does dishes! I love it when she's home :) And today, my high school junior took her last final and is now a senior. Ahhh!

Life is busy. Etsy orders to fill. Field trips to plan. A home to maintain. It's fun and busy and full of possibilities. Every. Day. More fun stuff coming soon.

Have a fun and playful day
Mel

Monday, May 18, 2015

Cooking with Kids

This morning, we decided to make carrot cake cupcakes and watch Spring into Adventure Peter Rabbit movie. I actually didn't an on being "theme-y" - it just sort of fell into place that way.

So when cooking with a 22 month old and a 4 1/2 year old, I expect mess. That's part of the fun - that and licking the spoon!

As a mom, I didn't cook or bake much with my children. One reason is because I don't do either very well. I thought if I can't cook, I shouldn't pass my unluckiness into them.

But that was wring. Lesson learned. Cooking is like seeing it like Life or...You just have to do it, just get in there, don't be afraid. If your cake flops, oh well. Cover it with icing and sprinkles and celebrate.

The cake is cooling. I will ice it at nap. It will be a tasty snack this afternoon.

Have a fun and playful day
Mel

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Ever Had One of Those Days?

Ever had one of those days where you just want to grab a teddy bear and head back to bed? Yeah, me too. Today, in fact.

I knew something in my car was just not right. I made an appointment for 7am this morning (wayyy too early for me on a Saturday!) Well, it's gonna cost hundreds. Ugh. AND 4 hours. Yikes. Double wammy! Money and time.

Luckily, my husband was able to pick me up. We had a good conversation - catching up on each other's weeks. It's the last week of school for him, so he is super busy. And I have a ton going on this weekend. Two times this weekend, I am supposed to be in 2 places at the same time!

Yes, I know the car is going to cost me, but it's almost paid off (happy dance) and it allowed my husband and me a little time together - stolen time - that we wouldn't have gotten otherwise.

And I got to play around a little while in my studio. The rain stopped and Sun filled the room like God was saying, "You're welcome!"

The day is looking up.

Have a fun and playful day
Mel

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Etsy Flash Sale Today

Head over to my etsy shop for a one day only sale.

www.mybigworld2015.etsy.com

Have a fun and playful day
Mel

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Playscape Play Mat flash sale Wednesday

What: Etsy Flash Sale
When: tomorrow May 13 at 10am
Who: that special kiddo in your life
Where: www.mybigworld2015.etsy.com
Details: all playscape play mata will be only $25+$5 shipping

Have a fun and playful day
Mel

Monday, May 11, 2015

Shhh...Flash Sale coming soon

I know, I know. Flash Sales are spur of the moment without warning kinds of things but...

If you are a planner like me, you want a little heads up, right?  So let me give you the skinny.

On Wednesday morning, I will be putting all of my playscape play mats on sale for one day only. Just Wednesday May 1380th!

Stay tuned for more details.

Have a fun and playful day
Mel