Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Crumpet is 6!

This boy is 6! I really can't believe it...

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Hi there.

Wow, the computer almost crashed when I hit the "New Post" button! It's been a while. Lots going on... I'll probably write an end of year recap soon, and talk about our plans for next year.Maybe.
But for now, I just want to share something we love these days. We've been listening to some original audio stories produced by Sparkle Stories. They offer a variety of story choices and you receive new ones in your inbox weekly. You can choose as many as you want. Then you put them on your iPod, your computer, or a disc to listen in the car. We subscribe to Junkyard Tales, which is about a cat and his animal friends at the Junkyard. So Many Fairies, which is about - you guessed it - Fairies; and Saturday Sparkle, which is a collection of folk tales from around the world, poems, occasional games and recipes. It's a nice change from t.v. and video games. Crumpet and I are both hooked, and every time we get in the car, he starts asking for Sparkle Stories.
We pay $15 a month for 3 stories a week, but they gave me a discount code so you can try it out for $1 for the first month. The website has one sample story from each series they write, so you can figure out which ones your family will like best.
The discount code is: SPARKLEFRIENDS
Also, I've been spending some time helping a friend start up a magazine, and I've written a few articles for it. If you have a few minutes, check it out. You do have to join Magcloud to read it, but it's free. I hope you like it!

Virtue Magazine Mar/Apr 2012

By Melonie

34 pages, published 8 MAR 2012
Our focus this issue is Family Fitness and
Outdoor Adventures. We've got articles that will get you out on the trails and
out in the garden, along with great information on staying fit, healthy, and
connected with your community. If spring hasn't quite "sprung" in your area, you
can travel in your armchair - let's head out on a nature hike or visit Hawaii!
Want more goodies? We've got two giveaways in March and books and websites