I caught some flack last year about how my kids never appear in photos fully clothed.
It's true though… my wild things pull off their shirts and shoes the first chance they get. And so yesterday when I found them all shirtless in the yard I knew that we'd crossed that last line. I thought it was officially spring when the bluebonnets and popsicles appeared, but no, it's not REALLY officially spring until the Blue Yonder boys are half nekkid. 🙂
Oh, and when the chickens are all laying again… and they are, accept poor Sadie. My little chicken farmer has been lamenting the fact that "Sadie's eggs are missing." Almost daily, we get 4 eggs – one pale brown (almost pink) two greenish blue, and one white. We miss the dark chocolate milk-colored eggs that Sadie used to share with us. Now that they're all laying again, we're feeling her absence all over.
I made him this silly little painting to remember all the eggs she shared with us, and also to make him laugh when he's sad.
It works pretty good, he giggles, HARD every time he thinks of Sadie on the beach.
And now, I'm very excited to tell you about Fat Matter Letterpress and Design. I love Fat Matter for the pure, lovely design of their stationary. I love them for the way they are embracing and reviving a traditional art. I love them for their passion, and I love them too because behind the company is a family who felt the squeeze of this economic crunch and saw it as a opportunity to turn to meaningful work, and to pursue their dreams.
I have personally held Fat Matter stationary in my hands and really I can't bring myself to write on it. I want to just hang my cards up on my wall and stare a them.
Lucky you, you're going to have the chance to win some of your own! One lucky winner will receive their Royal Sampler PLUS their choice of one other set of cards. All you have to do is visit Fat Matter and then come on back and leave a comment telling me which of those sweet cards you'd like to find in your mailbox!
I will draw a winner on Sunday night!
One last thing – I have the distinct honor today of joining Amy for her "It's Friday I'm in Love" series where she invites people to come and share about what inspires them. Amy is So. Much. Fun. It was such a treat to be asked to hang at her place a while. Run over and check it out!