Thursday, March 31, 2016

What I Learned In March

Linking up with Emily Freeman regarding the things I've learned this month, in no discernible order:

What is the only thing prettier than these blooms? These blooms with a miniature butterfly house nestled among them.  

1. The stickers on fruit are edible. The way that I know this is circuitous, but nonetheless it's true! You won't catch me nibbling them though.

2. Putting a trash bag in the shredder will save you a lot of hassle. Okay, so this is probably one of those things that everybody knew but me. But in case you didn't know either - you can put a bag in the shredder. No more little bits of paper floating free when you try to empty the shredder.

3. George Washington, Founding Father, first President and general, had the soul of a poet. He wrote a letter to Martha telling her, "I retain an unalterable affection for you, which neither time nor distance can change.” No wonder Martha made such scrumptious gingerbread, she was trying to keep Mr. W happy. (If you've never been to Mt. Vernon, going for the gingerbread, which is baked with Martha's original recipe, alone is worth it.)

4. It's okay to ask. I've been writing elsewhere. It's work that I'm proud of. Payment for these pieces depends, in part, on the number of readers. Would you read the pieces and if you like them, share? Thanks!

The Dreams Children Aspire To

5. Forget the bunny, get a cow. Chocolate cows are way better than chocolate bunnies, especially if they're from Crown Candy. I mean, just look.

An Easter-related PSA: Buy the heavily discounted Easter egg dye kits now. They make a fun summertime activity too!


  1. I'm going home right now and putting a bag in my shredder!! What a smart tip! :) thanks for sharing!!

    1. It's so obvious, isn't it! It took me forever to figure it out!

  2. Thanks for sharing your writing - beautiful words! I also love those pictures you posted - yay spring!

  3. The cow is nice, but it is traditional to eat the ears off the chocolate bunny.