Wednesday, September 25, 2013

The Little Free Library Movement

Have you noticed these cute, little mini-libraries popping up in your neighborhood?  I have counted three so far in mine.
Some of them match the architecture of the homes they stand in front of, others are more fanciful. I think they are adorable!
It's all part of the Little Free Library movement. It was started by Todd Bol in Hudson, Wisconsin and has quickly spread across the United States and beyond.
Visitors to the Little Free Libraries can borrow a book, bring it back, and sometimes even add a book of their own!  Isn't that a great idea?  I am in the process of making one, myself.  I have WAY too many books, most languishing in my basement...why not share them with my neighbors?

For more information on Little Free Libraries click here. or visit Maybe you will want one, too?

Monday, September 9, 2013

Merriman Park in Miniaturas Magazine!

This is a four-page centerfold!
This just landed in my mailbox, today!  I can't believe they threw it together so fast --in July they asked if they could do a story on Merriman Park for next September but who'da thunk it would be this September? Many of the photos are even ones I took, myself --taken right from the blog!  I guess maybe I'm not such a hack photographer, after all?  (The best ones were taken by my friend, Eric Lindahl --thanks, Eric)!

The best part?  I AM A CENTERFOLD!!!

Sorry for gushing, you guys, but this is, like, MAJOR! Eight pages, no ads! SWEET!

OK, I'll stop, now.  Sorry. How utterly RUDE of me, especially since I've been on hiatus all summer and have so terribly neglected everyone.  ...Well, I look forward to 'catching up' and will be back real soon to let you know what I did on my 'summer blog-cation.'