Happy Monday and hooray for this glorious spring weather! Yesterday was just such a beautiful day to celebrate Violet's first birthday (I'll be sharing some thoughts on simple yet festive birthdays this week), and it was fun to see Laurel and her cousin Alyssa + some of my sisters hula hooping outside. I hope you have a wonderful week ahead; here are some handy/fun ideas to consider in this week's Weekly Blueprint:
March 20: Celebrate spring equinox.
March 21: Explore art and sound.
March 21: For Hunger Games fans.
March 23: Boston Ballet for free = amazing!
March 23: Storytelling, creativity, and outreach to support Japanese youth.
March 23-25: A craft event of Steampunk-tastic proportions.
Now through March 30: If you've got a budding sports writer in grades 4-12, consider having him or her enter this local contest.
At your leisure: Grab a cup of coffee and take a few moments to absorb...there's been some incredibly thoughtful writing going on around the web. Some posts that caught my eye:
- Given that Violet's first birthday was yesterday (and I'm not sure if she is my last baby) this post struck a chord.
- On #Kony2012.
- This open letter...you will be moved.
- On class and marriage.
- Having recently finished Cutting for Stone this call for a liver donor moved me.
Image credit: I'm fascinated by these spring green airplant globes by SASSYspaces on Etsy. They're so fun and modern looking and also would be perfect since Violet loves wrecking our floor-based plants!