Friday, July 15, 2016

The Friday Five!!

We've been jammin' over here to get ready for several book events we've had this week. We had our first book signing and maker workshop yesterday afternoon at local art studio Little Loft. It was so much fun to see all the kids working hard to make collages and to see Kane and Cam try their hand at signing books. And, in case you missed it, I did a super fun interview on Sirius XM's Kids Place Live on Tuesday—Absolutely Mindy is absolutely just as much fun as she sounds on the radio! You can find the replay of my interview HERE. Plus we're busy prepping for our book launch and workshop at Kit + Ace on Sunday. So much for a lazy summer!

Here's what we did in between all of that!

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Reading -- we FINALLY finished Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes (it was excellent, but just a slog through to read it aloud) and just started Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library. I was trying really hard to talk the kids into a shorter book so it wouldn't take another two months to get through it, but this seems to me a much quicker read so far.

Wanting -- we're starting to think about what to pack for our trip to Scotland + Ireland this summer. I loved wearing slip on sneaks on our last big trip, but I forgot to find proper socks for them. I saw these on Say Yes blog this week and now I want them!

Making -- we made lots of collages to test out what supplies would work best for our workshop yesterday. I didn't get to take good photos at the event, but I'll try to get a post up soon with a link to what we picked because I think it worked out really well!

Playing -- we couldn't help it, we joined in with seemingly everyone else to play Pokemon Go this week. I actually kind of love the it's like an interactive geocaching, but I don't love that I have another form of technology to try and limit and monitor. So far the kids have been good about keeping the asking to a minimum and I must confess that when a Pidgey jumped out into Kane's room when we were checking before bed the other night and every single family member screamed, I was hooked. Get the scoop here (and follow the article link at the bottom for a more in-depth explanation of play)

Cooking -- I know I featured this grilled chicken recipe in our recent 30 Days of Dinner, but it's worth mentioning again in case you missed it. I doubled the recipe and there was not one bite leftover. Not one scrap.

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