Well. I had thought that today I might write a tidy little post about springtime living and dandelions blooming and all of that nice business. But really, I'm sitting in a room half-filled with boxes (which are also half-filled) and am trying to sort out other procedural items like how to get to the post office while my car is in the shop and whether or not I should be repainting furniture or sorting through the terrifying tornado of Mariam's bedroom closet. I think that at the moment, I'm going with neither one.
But I did want to mention that I have a new post up today on the Sparkle Stories blog. It is a little tutorial on making paper look weathered and worn for purposes of DIY treasure map making. Pretty fun, actually. Mariam is very picky about how she spends her time around the house these afternoons. The weather has been beautiful and if she is going to do anything inside the house, it had better be good. She gave this project a big thumbs up (and drew a map to her favorite salamander nest in the woods near school), so I think you'll like it too. You can find it here.