Dollar Tree Treasure Find!

I just have to share because I’m always on the lookout for good books for my boys, especially ones about different places. Today we ended up at our nearby Dollar Store looking for an activity to beat the heat when I noticed these cute little books shaped like suitcases! On the one hand I did…

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

After finally deciding to take the Read The World challenge (I’m taking out the part where you do it in a year. Ain’t nobody – me- got time for that), I found that reading on my phone in downtimes was easiest and was able to download this gem! If I had to describe the type…

Easy-Peasy Russian Olivier/Olivye Recipe

I remember the first time I had Olivye in Samara, Russia with a woman who became a dear friend and tutor – Marina. She explained to my companion and I how she’d prepped it, and then mixed in some mayo with her bare hands in front of us. She had stored some of the food…

Free Printable Easter Banner!

I love Easter. I love the bright colors. The bunnies. The flowers. The glitter, and baskets, and messes of fake grass, and special Sunday dresses, and everything else that I have been raised to correlate with the holiday. But my short time in Russia taught me a second version of how some people view Easter….