August 7, 2009

Road Trip - Part 5 - Home Again!

After an amazing week touring the mid-Atlantic, we are so happy to be back at home. No book can capture of love of "home" like The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton. This was my favorite book as a little girl, and my mom still has the copy I grew up with. If you are not familiar with this gentle story, then PLEASE go and get your hands on a copy. There's a reason it has celebrated its 60th birthday. It is superbly written, beautifully illustrated, and tells a wonderful tale of a little house and the passing of time.

Speaking of houses... I keep coming across the most amazing play houses in the blogosphere. We enjoyed lunch today in our less-than-amazing (but still a lot of fun) potting-shed-turned-playhouse.

My husband and I put a lot of working into dry-walling, carpeting, and painting the old shed in our back yard, and we're rather proud of the result. Of course, it doesn't hold a candle to this one from Restyled Home.

Don't want a permanent structure in your backyard? No problem. If you know your way around a sewing machine (bless you!), you can always create a playhouse out of some fabric and a card table. Here's one from This and That:

If that is just way too simple for your mad seamstress skills, here's a card table princess pavilion from ikat bag:

Of course, if you have some cash to spare (or a pair of generous grandparents), you can always buy your own fabric playhouse like this one from Land of Nod.

Next week's theme... COLORS. Check back for great book suggestions as well as fun crafts and activities!

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