Don’t Start!

My Throwback Thursday Picture Book PSA Don't Start There's a title for you in the midst of New Year's Resolutions! I found Don't Start at thrift store in November and I knew instantly who would be getting this little book for Christmas. I love the sneak peak back into the not so distant past of vintage children's books. Sometime it's a giggle, sometimes a [...]

Jingle Bells

Today's Throwback Thursday Picture Book fits quite a few of my favorite things categories: It's a Christmas Picture Book (I love collecting these, new or old!) It's based on a classic Christmas carol (Do you love singing Christmas songs all year too?) I found this throwback at a thrift store Jingle Bells Story by Kathleen N. Daly Pictures by J.P. Miller "A New Story by Kathleen [...]

What I Didn’t Buy On Black Friday

Thanksgiving day my mother-in-law brought the rolls and mashed potatoes. My father-in-law brought me a stack of Black Friday ads. He's so sweet. He knows I love looking through the weekly ads in the Sunday paper. I like the idea of finding the perfect gift or a great sale. It's like a little treasure hunt. I didn't end up going out for [...]

Cooking Should Be Simple

Pancakes For Breakfast by Tomie De Paola More wordless and wonderful picture books I found this great school copy at a Salvation Army. It was issued as a textbook, but it looks like it was never read. Copyright 1978 –The summary reads, "A little old lady's attempts to have pancakes for breakfast are hindered by a scarcity of supplies and participation of her pets." I love [...]

Why Share a Picture Book?

I'm celebrating along with Picture Book Month this November! When my Grandma Annie had to move from her home and downsize, as the family photographer, I was given a tin of old photos. In the tin I found this beautiful photo above of my Grandpa reading a picture book to mom when she was just a little girl. I love how [...]

A Very Eric Carle Halloween

Throwback Thursday Picture Books ~Halloween Edition Halloween is an odd holiday, but I've come to love this obscure day because it also happens to be my sweet boy's birthday. Today's post is a celebration of  Hans Christian Andersen, and favorite picture book artist Eric Carle, birthday's, and pumpkins. Seven Stories by Hans Christian Andersen Illustrated and Retold by Eric Carle I had never seen this [...]

For the World Traveler

Throwback Thursday -Picture Books I found the most delightfully illustrated travel log in the form of a picture book, Around the World in Eighty Days by John Burningham. This post is for my son today. He left this morning on his own adventure (this first of many I hope) on an overnight field trip with his fifth grade class. I know [...]

Maurice Sendak

Throwback Thursday -Picture Books A late night post –I didn't take into account that on this Thursday my kiddos had off of school for an extra long weekend. We spent a grand day of taking in downtown Ft. Lauderdale with friends. After the library, endless scooter riding along the New River, and ice cream treats before dinner, I'm happy to be [...]

Washington D.C.

Throwback Thursday ~Picture BooksI love finding old children's books in thrift stores. It's great discovering out of print books I've never seen before from authors I know (like Maurice Sendak) or books with a bit of history attached. And the artwork, all the illustrations from a time gone by–I love those too! Just incase those who say, 'print is [...]