Hello! My name is Shannon Taylor. I'm a long-time writer and editor from Minnesota surprised to find myself on an island in the Pacific Northwest with my husband, three younger children (the oldest is attending college in Chicago), and two dogs.

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Winter Fun

Happy Weekend!

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I’m heading out for the last of our Chinese New Year parties, but first I wanted to share some fun links with you:

  • The thought of sitting down with a spoon and my own little pot du creme au chocolat, preferably snuggled next to Tim with his own pot du creme, watching a good tear-jerker or romantic comedy makes me so happy. I think I know what we’ll be doing on Valentine’s Day….
  • Simple but really cute ideas for a Race Car birthday party.
  • I want this reading nook.
  • Over the weekend, I plan to sit down with a cup of coffee to read this essay about what the phrase “working mom” means nowadays.
  • Edible paint for decorating Valentine dishes.
  • I had no idea you could make scratch-off cards at home.
  • Other Downton Abbey fans. Hurray! (Didn’t your heart break for poor Matthew last week? What do you think of Mary’s fiance? A little creepy?)
  • Would something like this finally help me get on top of menu-planning?

Do you have big plans for the weekend? The girls and I are going to a party tonight where we’ll be making all kinds of Valentine-related projects. I’m in charge of one of the “crafting stations.” I haven’t put anything together yet (yikes), but I’m picturing something with jelly jars and Dove chocolates and red-and-white bakers’ twine. You know, just cram all the obsessions into one activity. If I could somehow work in red-and-white-striped paper straws, it’d be perfect.

Tim and Andrew get to go see The Lion King for a band field trip. Have you seen it? I remember needing a lot of tissues. And then of course there’s the Super Bowl on Sunday. What do you think of theseĀ Indiana-inspired snacks?

Have a great weekend, and I hope you’ll come back next week!

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  1. I can tell you what my one definite weekend plan is — watching a new episode of Downton Abbey! Last week really did break my heart — I’m so hoping Mary and Matthew do somehow end up together.

  2. Steph says:

    Our main plan is to keep warm! Need to sort out some frozen pipes šŸ™ But tonight, fun! After judo I’m taking Caiti and Rors to see ChatpottĆ© – the French version of Puss in Boots (the Shrek related version).

  3. Shannon says:

    Oh no, Steph! Good luck with the pipes. The rest of your day sounds great, though. I thought Puss in Boots was really good.

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