Today I'd like to introduce you all to my friend Annie.
I think our paths first crossed through Rhythm of the Home. (where she recently joined as an associate editor!) My kids & I have been enjoying her downloadable magazine for quite awhile. She shares her words on family life in this lovely space, which I'm sure many of you have stumbled upon. She's kind and honest and funny and creative. I love that she too wants to raise fiercely independent, community minded kids, and I so wish we were neighbors in real life.
A love for literature and creativity inspired Annie to create Alphabet Glue. Have you seen it? It's a heartfelt and beautifully crafted magazine for book loving kids (and their grown ups too). Alphabet Glue is a lovely resource full of seasonal book lists, fun printables and activities. In my opinion, the books & activities are good for toddlers all the way up to older elementary aged kids. In our house my 5 & 10 year old both enjoy the book lists and creative inspiration within. To give you a little idea of all the goodness within the pages.... take a peek at what's inside the current issue:
cootie catcher stories
The storytelling cootie catcher is absolutely hilarious and totally fun. Rolling on the floor giggling sort of fun. We're really looking forward to reading up on the night sky once we're back home in Louisiana. The sun at Grandma's house sets at about 12:30 a.m. right now.... though of course my younger two would love to stay up that late! We've got plans to paint some postcards to send to friends back home with the easy printable included in issue seven. The list of books never ceases to amaze us and we're always looking forward to finding yet another good read to enjoy on our next visit to the library. All this for the price of a latte. Really!
In addition to Alphabet Glue and her wonderful blog.... you should also take a peek at her printables and fox pattern. Yes, a fox. A semi-fantastic mr. fox in fact. It's adorable and incredible. I am smitten.
So what are you waiting for? Go on over & visit Annie.....
all photos kindly provided by Annie Riechmann of Alphabet Glue + Bird and Little Bird, thank you Annie!