Sunday, August 28, 2011

I Enjoy Being a Girl

Click to see it bigger (and read more easily). I'm experimenting with this!

Saturday, August 27, 2011


My sister showed me this awesome new website It's an online cork board where you can collect visual images; art, clothing, home decorating ideas, etc, and save it all in one place (more easily perused than your Favorites list), and other people can look at what you've found and "re-pin" it to their own boards. You can have as many cork boards as you want- to be categorized by theme or topic. It's an incredible resource and an amazing way to collect and share images on the web. Each image "pin" includes a link back to the source website. Above is a screen shot of one of my boards- I don't have as much stuff on there as other people who've been using the site longer. Check it out!! In order to sign up you click "request invitation" and then they send you an email a few minutes later with log-in instructions.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011


When I was at home this summer, we laid out every last piece of my favorite childhood toy across the kitchen table. My sister and I played with Playmobil constantly from the time we were old enough not to swallow it well into middle school. We would build Playmobil tree houses in our Christmas trees (and thus prevent mom from getting to decorate them) and take over huge sections of the living room floor. We collected so much of it!

The Orange Cat was a very important character in many games.

It was really fun to look at all of it again, and I was really surprised how I remembered exactly what pieces went with which set and how things fit together. Looking at all of the pieces from all the sets (ranging from "family road trip" to "water park" to "school room") reminded me of the crazy stories we would make up with these very diverse characters.
The knight falls in love with the One Woman Band (it used to be One Man Band but we gave him/her different hair, and so now she's a babe, apparently).
The wild skateboard kids terrorize the proper Victorian ladies with baby buggies!