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Hello! My name is Shannon Taylor. I'm a long-time writer and editor living in the woods of Wisconsin with my husband, four children, a black lab, and two crazy cats.


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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 these¬†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 :-( But tonight, fun! After judo I’m taking Caiti and Rors to see Chatpott√© – 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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