Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Naps and Mazes at Barnes and Nobel..

Thank you all for your kind anniversary thoughts and wishes for Danny and I.. your all so wonderful! So, we did have a great day together.. although every year we wonder Why? Why?did we get married after Christmas and before New Years? WE DON'T HAVE ANY MONEY LEFT!! I'm chuckling here..Because what can we do...so we usually take our gift cards and have a blast with other peoples money..we love you all for these gift cards!! See? Its the gift that keeps giving...We went to our favorite place and sat there in pure bliss for hours..Barnes and Noble..Danny grabs his books and finds a couch and -no lie- promptly takes a nap in the chair and reads books on trig and calculus..I'm thinking no wonder..cuz just thinking about math makes my brain fall asleep in rebellion..however, I would love to see what I look like on their security cameras as I dive up and down the aisles looking for any and all books of interest..it must look like a video game or a rat in a maze... I found some goodies though.. like the magazine above..It is a new one called Life Beautiful..it is a faith based mag with great pictures and articles and No advertisement..Check it out. It is a great price at $4.95.. This Doodles and Scribbles book is for my younger kids (and secretly for me) because I found a similar one at Starbucks that I really wanted (for me)but was so stingy that day I didn't get it..So this one was on the bargin pile for $7.99 at Barnes and Nobel..I have to tell you this book is great for creative people and stressed out moms here is why: Creative people sometimes have days that are Slump days..we temporarily lose our creativity and to get going it is good to doodle..it is very good for your brain as it gets the right side and left side working together. And it is good for moms two fold or more..it helps bored kids..it helps you hang with your kids and creates talking time especially for boys..they talk more when there hands are busy and they don't have to make eye contact..I went to school for pastoral care and learned many things..this was amazing to me..

This is a page I copied out of the book for Ella..she really loves this because she can doodle and be creative and tell a story of her own without bossy brothers and sister..it is good for ownership and creativity..


And a little something to improve my blog..I hope..I really want to do a great blog and give you what is interesting to YOU so your enjoying your time with me..Thanks for stopping by! And those of you who checked out TheHOMIES 2009... Im on the list thanks to my lovely cuz Jen..So RALLEY THE TROOPS AND GET OUT THERE AND VOTE! hahaa. Thanks for stopping by! Love ya mean it! Stephanie



9 comments:

Denise said...

Oooh I like the sound of that magazine, I'll have to look out for it, or take a trip to B&N next week. Weather is ghastly today, so I have to stay home. I think I'd like the blog book too, I always did my blog for family but would like to do more for my new found bloggy friends too ;). I'll go over and vote for you, I really do love your site.
xxx

*The Beautiful Life* said...

I have a subscription to Life:Beautiful and I just LOVE it!!

And it doesn't hurt that the name of the mag is almost the same name as my store! Hee- hee!! ;)

Happy Anniversary!! :)

Ruth

Amanda said...

Aren't gift cards a beautiful thing?? :) My hubby and I have a couple to use up at restaurants, and I have one to GAP that I'm looking forward to using!

I think I need to check out that Blogging for Bliss book!!

Emom said...

B&N is our "Friday night date"....we go just about every week...he to magazines on cars and astronomy, and me to....well...a host of topics..we drink coffee and laugh at how satisfied we are to be married and older...smiles...

Ann On and On... said...

I would love to read that book too. I go to her blog all the time. Can you say "perfect"?

cityfarmer said...

okay ...a starbucks and a trip down the magazine aisle~~can't wait

Lissa said...

my husband and I used to go to Barnes and Noble for dates before kids. He would study and I would read decorating magazines and books. one of my favorite memories with my husband.

Lolly said...

I just discovered your blog and love it! I've heard of the Blogging for Bliss book and may have to check it out. Have a lovely new year!

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