Lola Hopscotch and the First Day of School©

Book One. I'm happy to announce the first book in my children's picture book series is complete. It's very exciting to me because I've wanted to create these books for a long time. The intent behind my Lola Hopscotch stories is to get sensitive early-childhood issues out in the open between young kids and parents at an … Continue reading Lola Hopscotch and the First Day of School©

Outreach to Kids, Parents, Librarians, Teachers, and Media

We spent a lot of time this evening brainstorming ways to get the word out about Lola Hopscotch and the First Day of School and the Kickstarter to get the book to kids, families, parents and guardians, teachers and librarians. If we can get the book in the right places and it helps kids and … Continue reading Outreach to Kids, Parents, Librarians, Teachers, and Media

Lola Hopscotch and the First Day of School: Support the Works Pledge Level

Yesterday we posted about the Kickstarter we're priming for launch and today we made the decision on which anti-bullying charity to donate to! We've chosen to send $5 to Stand for the Silent org with one of the pledge levels we designed into the Kickstarter for Lola Hopscotch and the First Day of School. Pledging … Continue reading Lola Hopscotch and the First Day of School: Support the Works Pledge Level

Outreach and Kickstarter

We're going to launch a Kickstarter project to assist with putting Lola Hopscotch and the First Day of School into the hands of as many kids as possible. We'll post here with more info as soon as possible! For now, please enjoy this bunny sighting!

Bunny Sighting!

Colorado Springs, Colorado. Poor Richards. Approximate time 4 PM, April 1. Photo credit: Chris Mandeville, Monument, Colorado. This is Ronnie! Ronnie loves flowers. He is the a wonderfully photogenic little guy! We were out for coffee and went browsing the toy store next to the coffee shop and there he was. How could we leave … Continue reading Bunny Sighting!

Bunny Sighting!

Monument, Colorado. Approximately 9 PM, March 30. What a great bunny! We love the way this little guy looks realistic, especially around his eyes. We sighted this bunny while have a wonderful dinner with good friends. The adoring bunny owner acquired this cutie while out antiquing and he's a great addition to the front entrance … Continue reading Bunny Sighting!

Mini Greenhouse Using Eggshells and an Egg Carton

We saw this idea somewhere and I can't remember where. We saved 24 eggshells to get this started, along with the plastic egg carton. The great part about using this type of carton is that you can close it up after you plant the seeds to create a small greenhouse. Perfect for starting seeds! In … Continue reading Mini Greenhouse Using Eggshells and an Egg Carton

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day from Lola Hopscotch!

We love these little shamrocks that grow wild here. They're growing with the aloe vera inside now! The aloe plant is actually in the house now because the temperature is too cold for it to be outside. During summer and autumn we set it on the Porch of Wonder. It looks like last summer some … Continue reading Happy Saint Patrick’s Day from Lola Hopscotch!

The Hoot Succulent Garden

Succulents are so much fun to grow. And they are CUTE! We got the plants at Lowe's about two weeks ago. The owl plant pots came from Amazon. They were a holiday gift. What a sweet thing to send! Two favorite things around here are owls and any kind of a plant to take care … Continue reading The Hoot Succulent Garden