Never too old for...

by ErikaElynCreations on Wednesday, March 30, 2011

As I find myself these days with lots of down time on my hands, I have drove into my ever growing book list in hopes of making a dent. I've probably read more book the past 2 months than I've read in the past 2 years of my life. But I have found myself with an unexpected arrival of a new book list. This arrival has lead me to reread and begin some of the most amazing stories I've ever enjoyed. What is this unexpected arrival??? Accio Children's Literature!

Maybe it's purely sentimental but I find myself more in love with children's lit at 23 years of age than ever before. The stories that have been weaved several books, have always been some of my favorites. The Chronicles of Narnia, Little House Books, Nancy Drew, The Tripods Series and of coures, Harry Potter. I call my oldest sister, who is now expecting her first child, to talk about Harry Potter. I find myself on Amazon planning which books I will get Baby Bromley when he/she arrives, Goodnight Moon, Corduroy, Strega Nona, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs? One of my greatest hopes is that one of my old college roommates, Sarah, will give up poetry and write children's literature. She once wrote a short story for another roommate's elementary ed class. It was amazing. I am excited to read books I skipped over growing up or was just born to early for like Lemony Snicket's Series of Unfortunate Events.

My appreciation has grown immensely. Hopefully, this post will be the first of many on Children Literature. I'll try review some and mention more of my favorites. I guess there are somethings your never too old for...

New Flickr Page

by ErikaElynCreations on Friday, March 25, 2011

Check out my new flickr page!
I've have a bunch of photos on there of past and present items.  Check out photos of works in progress, too!

Products Page

by ErikaElynCreations on Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Hello!!!  I just wanted everyone know that I added a products page to the blog today.  I tells about each collection in a little more detail than I can get into on Etsy.  Also,  for those of you waiting to see the new items I've been mentioning recently, thank you for you patience.  I have a TON of new items made.  I'm just waiting for the weather to shape up so I can go out and take the pictures.  Hold tight, they'll be here soon!!!

I didn't know there was beef in this taco...

by ErikaElynCreations on Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Ooooh, how I remember those midnight runs to the shadiest Taco Bell you've ever seen, and the early morning hours of poisoning my body with a beef like substance.  Maybe its a right to passage thing for all college kids.  Thanks to little post This-is-what-really-hides-in-taco-bells-beef;  I now know what I was eating.  It's 36% beef, and the rest is different fillers.  Read the article.  No big surprise there.  I tried to find a picture of the Taco Bell in Jackson, but couldn't find one.  So I'll leave you with this...

...To all the college kids that STILL eat Taco Bell.