Thursday, November 19, 2015

7 Quick Takes

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1.  I know Thanksgiving is next week, but I was browsing through some vintage postcards on Pinterest and thought that this one was timely.  My five year old wants to know why we don't send Thanksgiving cards.  I told her it just isn't part of the Turkey Day Tradition, but after looking through all of the postcards I wonder if it's lost tradition.  Have you sent Thanksgiving cards?  Would you if it were "normal"?  Would you think it strange to receive one?

2. The kids have been having "Pretzel Time" this week.  It's actually pretty darn adorable.  They sit together in little chairs and a makeshift table.  The table is actually one of these.  It was totally one of those "Mommy-wanted-one-as-a-kid-and-never-got-one-so-you-can-have-it" yard sale purchases.  Totally worth the $1 we spent on it.  What did toys reach out to your unfulfilled inner child?  

3.  Coloring.  It's not just for kids.

4. Who is making Christmas gifts this year?  There's something about using the Advent season, a time of preparing, as a time of handcrafting gifts for loved ones.  There's also something about those who don't plan far enough ahead and are trying to calculate how many of these projects will actually be completed before The Big Day.

5. I've been doing a bit of sewing recently.  I'm totally loving having a serger!  I have a backlog of projects to photograph and share!  I've also jumped into the black hole of custom printed knits.  My first package is due to arrive today.  I'm excited and nervous.  Have you ever sewn with custom fabric?

6.  Dominic has just discovered that he loves storytime.  Goodnight Moon and Hippos Go Berserk are read about 7,962 times a day right now in my house.  His favorite pages just happen to be the ones with balloons.  What stories have your children made you read over and over and over and over and over?

7.  If you, or someone you know, likes yarn then you should enter the giveaway that I'm hosting!

I'm linking up with Kelly.