we are still summering. and trying to squeeze out all the laziness and adventure before the busy school year starts. so. thought i would share a quick and simple project to make or do for the students or readers in your life. if they still use real, page-turning books. ;)

Paint up some canvas strips. My sizes are about 7" x 2".

Grab a stencil brush and some stencils and block printing paint (or regular acrylic paint works too.)

Pounce out some inspiring words.

Try them out in your favorite book.

“For some of us, books are as important as almost anything else on earth. What a miracle
it is that out of these small, flat, rigid squares of paper unfolds world after world after world,
worlds that sing to you, comfort and quiet or excite you. Books help us understand who
we are and how we are to behave. They show us what community and friendship mean; 
they show us how to live and die.” 

― Anne Lamott

oh. and check out this awesome bit of art my thing1 created and loves doing..CLICK HERE.


mountain.air.. p.s.

i really tried to keep all of my colorado photos to a single post! but i have one more day from our trip to share. we drove down from boulder to colorado springs for a daytrip to visit good friends. and they loved us with yummy meals and beautiful outings in their surroundings, which included The United States Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel and Garden of the Gods.

"A friend may well be reckoned 

the masterpiece of nature."

Ralph Waldo Emerson



we took a roadtrip to colorado. after experiencing the mountains ourselves last year READ HERE
we couldn't wait to bring the kiddos with us to share in the wonder and grandeur. 
we hiked and hiked and hiked. we looked at wildflowers. 
we climbed  we walked through creeks.
we inhaled the glorious mountain air. we dreamed. 
then we brought all of that wildness back home 
in the pockets of our hearts. 
adventure is a necessity, my friends.

Our current favorite Boulder, Colorado area hikes include: 
Eldorado Canyon, Brainard Lake Recreation Area - Lake Isabelle, 
Rocky Mountain Nat'l Park: Alberta Falls. 

“People need wild places. Whether or not we
 think we do, we do. We need to be able to
 taste grace and know again that we desire it. 
We need to experience a landscape that is 
timeless, whose agenda moves at the pace 
of speciation and glaciers....”

~Barbara Kingsolver
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