Friday, May 7, 2010

Full to the Brim

Busy weekend here in the Brimful home. My son is ill with a cough, my in-laws are here for a visit, and I took all my small kids' clothes over to a friend's house for the garage sales this weekend. Unfortunately the weather here is awful and not many are willing to brave the cold and rain for bargains. So I'm tired, cold and I'm not feeling very productive anymore this evening. That means no Full to the Brim this week. So sorry. I did "tweet" several book giveaways earlier in the week, so check my twitter site (iambrimful) to enter those.

My Book Related Giveaway(s)
Toad Cottages & Shooting Stars by Sharon Lovejoy book - (Ends 5/10)

I currently have a great giveaway posted for a book I absolutely love, Toad Cottages & Shooting Stars by Sharon Lovejoy. It's a super resource for fun and interesting activities to do with young children. My favorite chapter is titled "Kitchen Garbage Garden." There's a whole section on sprouting spuds, and I'm proud to say that we've managed to produce a strange looking "alien" potato perfect for using as a seed potato. (See it in the photo to the right?) My daughter can't wait to cut it apart and try growing it in a container. We're going to try forcing a sweet potato to leaf out in a vase with water, too. The giveaway for this book ends on Monday so take some time and enter for a chance to win a copy for yourself!

If you live in or near Wisconsin, be sure to stop by the West Towne Mall Sears store in Madison tomorrow (Saturday, May 8th) for the Lands' End Way to Grow Event with author Sharon Lovejoy. Kids can decorate pots, plant sunflowers, learn about the wonder of worms through hands-on exploration and meet Sharon Lovejoy. (She's also signing books). Sounds like a great time! More details below:

Lands' End Way to Grow Event with author Sharon Lovejoy
Saturday, May 8
11 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Lands’ End Shop at Sears in West Towne Mall
53 West Towne Mall
Madison, WI

(For a schedule of Sharon Lovejoy's 2010 Book Tour and check to see when she'll visit a location near you, view the following pdf:

Additionally, now through May 14, don't forget to vote for your child's school online in the "Way to Grow" sweepstakes at for a chance to win up to $2,500 for gardening and science programs.

Have a great weekend and a Happy Mother's Day! :)


Sharon Lovejoy said...

Thanks so much for your kind words! Keep up your GREAT work.

Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

alissa4illustration said...

I feel your pain. Both of my kids are fussy, running slight fevers, not sleeping well, clingy and snotty!

I wanted to get a lot done this weekend, but it's not happening.

The Five of Us said...

Hello! Tomorrow is a new day and I sometimes need those new days to start, clean slate :-)

Please enter us in the book contest that ends today. Thanks :-)


Child in Harmony said...

I love the title of your post and your blog name.

I am always using the words *filled to the brim* or *full to the brim*....thinking of all the richness life and nature has to offer us ...abundance and plentitude.

happy day!

Mama Jenn said...

This looks like a great book! I just submitted a request for my library to purchase it!!!