Friday, March 17, 2017

Don't Get Pinched!

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!  Click the links below to get yourself prepared for next year with some cute green goodies!

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Snow Day

It's been a really odd winter, with temperatures in the 70s one day and below freezing the next, and we haven't really had any decent snow.  There have been some flurries and a few dustings, until this week when my two little snow bunnies' winter wishes finally came true.  They had such a blast playing in the snow and stayed outside until their cheeks were bright pink and their noses were as cold as icicles.  I'm glad they got their one good snow, but now I'm ready for spring!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Where Did You Go?

It's been a long time since I've taken the time to do a blog post.  I've thought about it a lot and I've taken photos with the intention to use them in a blog post, but the longer I went without posting, the more difficult it got to actually sit down and do any updates.  I find myself opening my laptop less and less these days and I spend less time on all forms of social media.  I'm happy and I think that I worry less about documenting that and more about just enjoying life.  A friend and I had a good chat about this little blog and how it was started as a bit of therapy, an outlet when my depression was pretty bad. He asked if maybe it had served its purpose.  I suppose it has served that purpose, but I feel like there's more to it.  I like writing, I like sharing things I love and bits of my life, and, practically speaking, it's a nice way to promote my handmade business.  Who knows if anyone is still around to read and enjoy those things, but I'm going to do my best to whip this blog back into shape!

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Here Lies the Most Sporadic Blogger

It felt fitting to post these photos from our trip to Lewes a few weeks back, since we aren't even a week into October and all of my feeds are full of spooky fun.  Who am I kidding, though?  I'm always up for posting lovely old graveyards and there isn't really anything particularly spooky about this one at all.  I'm having such a hard time getting back into the habit of regularly posting, but maybe October will be my month!

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Bookworm - Comic Edition

It's really funny that I've only recently become obsessed with comics, because Donnie has been reading them for as long as I've known him and I remember really enjoying Archie when I was a kid and even sometimes reading my grandpa's copies of Richie Rich and Donald Duck comics.  I think I was stuck on the misconception that they are all about superheroes, even though I know they're aren't. I think what got me was regular trips to a local bookstore that also carries comics.  There were so many interesting covers with great artwork and I started picking up a few here and there.  Before you know it, I was sucked in.  Comics are one of the things that I found myself really clinging to when my anxiety was at its worst too.  They helped provide me with a temporary escape from my over-thinking brain with their great stories and illustrations and there is such a fun sense of excitement knowing the next issue is coming out.  Here are just a few of my current favorites.  Clicking the covers will take you to their Amazon listings or you can ask me to borrow my copies!

Every comic shop I've been to recently has had at least one employee who recommended Paper Girls.  I've heard it described as War of the Worlds meets The Goonies and I've seen an article comparing it to the super popular Stranger Things.  The series is about a group of paper delivery girls in the 1980s who end up discovering something pretty crazy on the day after Halloween.  I leave it up to you to find out the rest!

Lumberjanes is definitely what started my obsession.  Friendship, craftiness, girl power, summer camp, mysteries - it's got all the great things!  I seriously cannot say enough good things about this series and my gigantic Lumberjanes messenger bag is proof of my fondness.  There are a ton of issues, so I recommend buying the digests that combine several issues.  Then again, there are some seriously amazing covers, so you may want to buy some of the single issues too.

I'm not super into Batman or traditional superheroes, but I think this may have been one of the series that sucked me in with the cover art.  Olive and Maps are the characters on the cover above and students at Gotham Academy, a school started by Bruce Wayne.  This is another girl power kind of series, in case you aren't noticing a theme, and the scenes where they're exploring the school kind of remind me of Harry Potter.  If you are a Batman fan, quite a few familiar faces show up in this series.

Because Lumberjanes and Gotham Academy weren't awesome enough series on their own, they combined forces for a six part series that I cannot tell you how excited I was to hear about.  I think we are up to issue four and it's great to see my favorite characters interacting with each other.

I just finished up the first volume of Plutona and I'm curious to see where the story goes.  It starts off with a group of kids finding a dead superhero in the woods by their school and is really good at giving each kid a distinct personality and story.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

On The Boardwalk

We recently took the boys on a surprise weekend trip to the beach and as much as they enjoyed it, I think I may have enjoyed it the most.  I love visiting the place where I spent so much of my childhood and getting to experience with my own children.  Much of the area has changed in recent times, though, and it's so busy and built up.  I still manage to get really nostalgic during visits and I think what helps with those warm fuzzy memories are seeing things that have managed to resist the change and growth.  The boardwalk at Rehoboth has a lot of examples of that and I wanted to share a few.  I wish I had taken more photos there, but we only visited for an evening.
How adorable is the logo for Sharkey's?!   
 I think the Dolle's sign is one of the most recognizable icons of Rehoboth.  That place has been there since the 1920s!
 These are the windows at Dolle's.  The old fonts are so great!
So Louie's really holds such a special place in my teenage heart.  There was a summer where my friend Allison and I would take the bus to the boardwalk every night, my skateboard in tow and both of wearing ridiculously baggy jeans.  We ate pizza here each one of those nights and then we'd hang around and meet cute skater boys.  I think we may have been around fourteen.  I'm sure we weren't nearly as cool as we thought we were, but it was such a fun time and seeing that this place looks exactly the same reminds me of such fond memories.