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Annie’s post on Queen Esther’s courage is so fun, and it struck me as something that could be such a great devotion to read to (or read with) kids.

– About a year ago the little man did sort of a paper maiche’ / watercolor portrait of Africa (obviously he did this at church, under the supervision of grown-ups who don’t twitch at the sight of crafts). I loved it so much, and my mama actually surprised me over the summer by having it framed. I hung it in our half bath and love it – and have thought about creating a little “wall of nations” around the painting that A. did.

The other day my friend Kate sent me a link to some art by a precious 6 year-old girl who has a heart for oprhans and is helping raise money to bring her baby sister home from Africa.

I was so touched that I’m adding Emma’s art to our little powder room collection. I thought some of y’all might want to do the same.

– I have a new post up over at Ree’s blog about movies that (in my opinion) should never, ever be re-made. BACK OFF, HOLLYWOOD.

– Per sweet reader ANDREA’s suggestion (ANDREA always types in all caps because her kids spilled water on her computer and now ALL CAPS is her only option – it cracks me up whenever I see a comment or email from her), Michael Buble’s new Christmas album is definitely worth our attention. I’m about to download it in just a little bit. I like to have all my Christmas albums lined up and ready to go by the day after Halloween, thank you very much.

– I cracked up this morning when I saw a poll question from Steinmart on Facebook:

I wished with everything in me that they had the option of clicking “MARTHA HAS!

It’s never too early for a jacket! For a three-quarter sleeve jacket! It’s just never too early!

– Finally, remember that from now until October 31st, you can get 10% off of your entire Nations Outfitters order if you use the coupon code BOO MAMA (two words) at check-out. FANCY.

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Comments

  1. Michael Buble is good in all or small caps…. Or whatever.

  2. ABSOLUTLY CRACKING UP THAT I GOT A SHOUT OUT ON YOUR BLOG..YES THATS A LOUD SHOUT OUT!!!!!!!!!!!
    I SO NAME DROPPED YOU ON MY FACEBOOK STATUS!!!!

    YOU MADE MY DAY..AND PLEASE PLEASE LET ME KNOW HOW YOU FEEL IN REGARDS TO THE AMAZINGNESS OF THAT THERE CHRISTMAS ALBUM!!

  3. Oh my…MIchael Buble (BIG SMILE)!
    He can sing preschool songs & I’d swoon! He and Harry Connick Jr. just ring my bell. :)

    Love the montage idea! So will A.
    My kids love that their art hangs in our home. Even now that they are big kids (college/HS).
    Treasures!

  4. How is Martha? I know I could use an update.

  5. The Matt Wertz Christmas CD “Snow Globe” which came out today is pretty awesome, too. You might want to check that one out as well.

  6. Is Steinmarts a southern store? have never been to one up here or in the Midwest. sounds a bit like a Ross, which we also don’t have up here. one little gripe today—I’m not loving those new roll-over ads. annoying. I wonder if there will be a roll-over blocker soon?

  7. Okay, it is officially a small world after all. ANDREA is one of my dearest friends who I never get to see anymore because she went off and married someone from another state. Now I see her mentioned in a “stranger’s” blog. Cool.

  8. I am too lazy to find the post to comment on, but I need to tell you that my precious girls were driving me to the Land of Crazy and so I made a quick decision and told them that if they weren’t good, the Bridge to Fun would be closed. I was desperate to keep sanity and peace and that blog post was the first thing that came to my mind! My four-year-old asked incredulously, “Cwosed fowevuh?”
    I told her that the only way it would be free to open was if they started listening immediately. Upon hearing this, Year Four said, “I want to have fun, Mommy! Don’t wet the bwidge cwose! I need fun!” She proceeded to shape up so fast a halo all but appeared over her head. Year Three was not as impressed by said bridge. She looked at me like I was bluffing. So did my husband. Later that night, during prayer, Year Four said, “Mommy, is the bwidge back open?”
    My response, “Yes, but don’t forget that it can close anytime without warning.” So Year Three pops up, “Thank you God for bwidge open!” My husband looked at me as if I should go ahead and repent…
    I thanked God for you instead, Sophie!

  9. I need to know, what is your first day of playing Christmas music? My day is Thanksgiving Day because my sister-in-law said her sister’s boyfriend was playing Christmas music that day and my tradition was started.

  10. I need to go to the Steinmarts (although it is a one hour drive)! To shop for jacket! With three quarter length sleeves! Because Martha is my idol! :)

  11. Just re-read your post. I guess Nov. 1. :)

  12. anotherlisa says:

    i need to see a photo of the africa paper-mache. pleease.
    we have shadowboxed and framed art from all 3 daughters in the entry (high school), down a hallway (elem years – most prolific, so biggest display) and powder room (middle school). those angst-ridden middle school years created some mighty fine conversation pieces. folks always come out of the powder room smiling or even laughing.

  13. Your movie post made me think of this for some reason.
    A friend wrote on Facebook today that as she was listening to a song from the 50s, she realized that her kids will listen to music from the 80s and think of it as “oldies.”
    Oh sadness.

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