SAPPY POST WARNING! I was wrapping up the layout for the new @ssletters zine to go along with our @bumpngrind_coffee_records pop-up art show & I got a minute to really take it all in and feel the absolute coolness of this project. Thank you @aminanotameena for being such a wonderful collaborator and idea machine and friend and thank you to all the awesome letterers who’ve joined us over the years! Much more to come from us for sure, but if you wanna celebrate what we’ve done so far stop by Bump n’ Grind this Saturday evening for our art show opening party! ❤️❤️❤️❤️ #ssletters#acreativedc#lettering#handlettering#dtss#silverspring
Go Brent is proud to list The Louis L. Brunett House! This unique historic home, originally constructed circa 1864, is on the market for only the second time in 70 years! This home is also listed as a Historic Site in the Montgomery County Master Plan for Historic Preservation. Learn and see more in our latest blog -- LINK IN OUR BIO!
#BookReview of #MyLifeWithBoB by @pamelapaul2018 I borrowed from @mcpl_libraries #SilverSpring
This was an enjoyable trip through a writer's life using #books as the milestones. I envy the author that she thought of BoB because I have a Nancy Pearl book, a blog, and Goodreads combined as my "BoB" from the past 10+ years, but no earlier BoB like record. We do not only get discussion of the books we also receive revelations of what is most important to her. Paul's sorrows, joys, and relationships are detailed enough that the emotion comes through outside the reviews of the books. The more I think about this book, and her love of books, the more I suspect that I will reread it. I would recommend it. It's a quick read.
In the young adult section Paul referenced how middle school and young adult students who read voraciously are ostracized in some way as if they are not being social enough. A young adult #bookclub may help the mega-readers feel like they belong. It's confusing that mega-readers are not honored like baseball players and debate team participants because reading is monitored so strongly as we grow (she's on grade level, he's below grade level). There is a great quote about choosing the "next book" to read in the "A Wrinkle in Time" chapter, "Choosing a book is so gratifying, it's worth dragging out the process, starting even before finishing the current one. As the final chapters approach, you can pile up the possibilities like a stack of travel brochures. You can lay out three books and let them linger overnight before making a final decision in the morning." #read#Reading#ReadingGreetings#booklover#bookworld#AmReading
Our son Tom joined the team for #TakeYourChildToWorkDay . He joined in the morning meeting, went in a run to do measurements, answered the phone and learned about production and finishing! Took out the trash too. Thanks Tom for the help and thanks Rob for showing him about production. #silverspring#largeformat
Open house alert! Instead of sitting in traffic or going to your fitness class, come see me in #rockcreekforest This is your opportunity to get into a great home in a great location. DM me for details. 🏘😊
Nontoxic Sunscreen Essentials
Now that it’s FINALLY starting to warm up in DC, we are soaking up all the good weather while we can. After all, it’s DC, so soon enough it will be a swampy, humid af, mosquitoey mess. But I digress. Y’all prob guessed that I’m all about putting the cleanest possible sunscreen on my babe (and me too, but that’s for another day). I’ve been using @badgerbalm on her since she was old enough (#notsponsoredjustlove ), and it gets a super low rating from @environmentalworkinggroup and @thinkdirty (1-2 out of 10, 10 being most toxic). But can I tell you a lil secret? While I love all natural sunscreens, they can be super hard to rub on strong-willed, wiggly toddlers. Like no joke sometimes I feel like I’m just trying to rub tree sap on a squirming animal 🤦🏼♀️😏. @badgerbalm solutioned for that with the tube on the right, though it does leave a sticky film on my hands (wipes off easy tho). All my other green, nontox mamas, what sunscreens are you loving for your babes??