Howdy! I'm glad you're here.
This post probably contains run-on sentences, sentence fragments,affiliate links, and unnecessary ellipses. If none of that bothers you, let's be friends.
If you want to thank/blame someone for the fact that I'm giving this a shot ("this" being writing for 12 days straight for the 12 days of Christmas [I think maybe I didn't mention that yesterday. Consider it now mentioned!]), talk to Terese of Farm and Away. She's also on IG @farmandaway, which is a SUPER CONVENIENT handle. She's been trying to get me to blog basically all year (God love her) and finally just asked if she could send me interview questions. And I said yes and so she did, and now you'll see her questions and my answers, one at a time. Bueno McBuenoness.
"One of my favorite things about your blog is the way you share what is working well for you right now. I can't be the only one who loves to hear what's making life better these days, whether it's a book, a cookie recipe, or a diet. So, what's working for your right now? What are you so glad you found/discovered?"
I totally have something for this! Have y'all heard of You Need a Budget? It's a budgeting app/website and I. am. in. love. In the past I've always had to make my own spreadsheets in excel because Microsoft Money and Mint and Quicken all feel way too bossy to me, and sometimes they make it hard to split transactions (are we kidding with Amazon Prime purchases being all in one category?) and they often want to judge and shame you for using credit cards as cash by forcing you to put those totals into a debt category even if you just want to count those purchases as purchases and pay the balance off in full at the end of each billing cycle. Lame. Just because I'm not using literal dollah billz doesn't mean I'm not prepared to actually pay for everything I buy!
|unrelated collage of our house exterior(s) taken back in May|
In a totally different vein, I'm also hearting kids' books about important historical figures by Mike Venezia. He has a series of great composers, another series of famous artists, and an entire set of the American presidents- one book for each. Even if you're not doing a living book curriculum with artist and composer studies, but especially if you are, you will love these! They're a great mix of silly jokes and actual historical images; not too difficult for young elementary students to read to themselves and not too long for you to read out loud to any age group. I've not read them all, so I can't say every single one is awesome, but all of them we've gotten so far have been perfectly worth the purchase. Recommend.
And there you go, post numero dos is DUN. I could get used to blogging like this!