Game Night

Morris' Exciting Game!

Morris' Exciting Game!

Try this activity on for size for your next game night: MAKE YOUR OWN!  Draw out a board (good idea to sketch it out first) on a piece of cardboard or poster paper. The idea is to make a sort of pathway that players can follow by rolling two dice (or one die! Its YOUR rules). To make your game exciting add ladders, skateboards, water falls, comet tails, etc. that players have to zoom on if they land there. Also add special squares that can make the player that lands on them do different things (get stuck for a turn, have to jump up and down and sing a song, get to advance 5 squares, what-have-you!) Really open up your imagination, and make your game as wild as you dare!

The game pictured above was made by my great friend, Morris. Doesn't it look super fun?! High Five, Morris! See you on Game Night!!!!

MAIL CALLLLLLL!!!!!!

Today's Postal Offering

Today's Postal Offering

Sometimes its a REALLY GOOD mail day. And everything else in that day can fall away. A letter with real live handwriting from a pal is a magical thing. Just think for a moment...that tiny fragile little piece of paper traveled over long distances and made it safely to your mailbox. Its amazing! Its like butterfly migration really! Sometimes you really strike it rich, especially if you happen to be friends with the Queen of the Postal Service herself, the proprietress of Paper Pastries.  Gander at the above postal masterpiece. Oh it has so many great stamps to admire, and just look at that fancy lettering! It brightened our day over here in the biggest way. Let's send lots of stuff in the mail, shall we?

Meditate on February!

Image Copyright © Clare Crespo 2014

Image Copyright © Clare Crespo 2014

I am heavy into this project now. I am making a Food Mandala every month. I love to think about food and how it looks. Duh. I am really really having fun thinking about what each month means to me, food-wise, and then arranging it and organizing it and yes...meditating on it! Here is February's offering-full of Mardi Gras and Love. Welcome to the second month of the year!