Category Archives: From the Library

Used Books

Used books are an inexpensive way to bring color and interest to a room at little to no cost.  When my sister’s small town library purged their collection, she gathered a box of visually interesting children’s books for me.  The … Continue reading

Posted in From the Library, Projects | Tagged | 4 Comments

Not By Bread Alone: 52 Loaves

A few weeks ago my friend Michael slipped me his copy of 52 Loaves, a record of William Alexander’s quest to perfect a simple loaf of bread by baking it every week for one year.  Alexander’s project took on a life … Continue reading

Posted in From the Library, My Parents, So THIS is the kitchen | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

Shutters in France

When we visited France I found the shutters on the homes enchanting.  I envisioned generations of French homeowners throwing them open to the warmth and light of day and closing them again against the chill of night. I am reading … Continue reading

Posted in Black and White Wednesday, From the Library | Tagged , | 3 Comments


Writing Prompt:  Passport When my kids were in elementary school I found little pretend passports.  Wanting to encourage reading and develop the concept of a global community, I decide to use the passports to track the books they read. Every … Continue reading

Posted in From the Library, Mama Kat, Parenting | Tagged , , | 16 Comments

I Love Eric Carle

Prompt: Favorite Children’s Book An early love in my life was author Ezra Jack Keats.  One of the first memories I have of being a school girl was heading straight to the section of shelves in the school library that … Continue reading

Posted in From the Library, Mama Kat | Tagged , | 2 Comments