I’m calling this a preschooler letter to santa, but really I made it for the preshus (4-years-old) who is in Jr. Kindergarten and is learning how to write. I thought of giving him a blank sheet of paper and telling him to just write what he wants, but then I thought something a bit more structured might work better for him.
Then I put something together using PicMonkey.
Then I fell in love with it.
Then I thought I should make it pinable because why not?
Then I tought, hey, why don’t I blog it, then pin it, then watch the love spread all over the interwebs?
So I went with that.
(click the link below to download it)
Download: Preschooler Letter to Santa via Preshusmedotcom
If you live in Canada, mail your letter to Santa via Canada Post to:
North Pole HOH OHO
Include your return address on the envelope and mail it before December 17th and Santa will write back!
*disclosure, this is not a sponsored post. I just love PicMonkey and Santa :)
We’ve lived in our current apartment for about a year and a half now and we barely have any pictures up on the walls. We didn’t paint when we moved in, so it’s a grand vista of mostly bare neutral coloured walls all over the place, and while it’s nice that we have really high ceilings, it also sucks a bit because it means we have many square yards (yes, yards) of bare walls just staring me in the face.
Thankfully, the space over couch is a little less bare courtesy of the lovely peeps at Canvas & Décor. They sent me a free sample of their 20×24 framed canvas print with a picture of me and my beautiful family on it.
Canvas & Décor has sent me a discount code for my readers and a free canvas for one lucky reader of my little blog! Aren’t you happy you’re one of a handful of people who visits me here? Yes you are, and you’re welcome!
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Do I need to mention that the is a great deal what with Christmas coming up? No? Well it is, so get on that. They have super-fast shipping and offer gift cards that you can send to friends and family.
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*Disclosure: Canvas & Decor provided me with a free canvas print in exchange for this post, but as always the opinions on this blog are my own.
Cmdr. Deanna Troi: Timeline? This is no time to talk about time! We don’t have the time!… What was I saying?
I’m starting to feel like I’m taking on a lot of projects (which is good) and doing a whole lot of writing (which is also good) but not getting a whole lot of pay for all that time-sucking-up project and writing work (which is bad). Don’t get me wrong, I’m really excited by all of the new connections I’ve made over the last few months (Thank You Blissdom Canada!) and there are yet still more connections to be made and maintained, but still, I’m starting to feel like I’m a really busy working girl with exactly $0 in cheques to cash. Sponsored items, yes, cheques no. And while sponsored items are great, that new sample whatever-it-is doesn’t help me pay daycare fees. I know I’m just at the beginning part of my writing career and that building up my portfolio is a good thing, but wish I had more time in my day to dedicate to it. It just feels (sometimes) like all the work I’m doing to get me there isn’t leaving me any time to do what I really want to do. It all feels backwards somehow. And I know this is temporary, and the lack of time is partly as a result of the whole working wife and mothering thing I’m doing full time, but still… Mama needs some cash. Or, more to the point, Mama needs some time to write the pieces that pay in cash. Not quite sure how I’m going to go about making the time, but I’m definitely going to make an attempt to figure it out. You know… when I have the time.
did I just write an 850-word outline of a book i think i want to write?
yes, i think i just did.
do i have any idea how to write a book, or any experience whatsoever with creative writing in any way, shape or form outside of blogging?
Nope. i do not.
this will be interesting.
Naming a new blog is harder than naming a kid because that blog has to be dot com-able. And there are no duplicates allowed. You can name your kid after anyone you like. There certainly are enough people running around with the same name out there. Can’t do that with a blog.
And of course, now that I’ve decided to pull the trigger on starting a blog for my professional-type writing samples, the hardest part will be to come up with a cute name for it. Naming blogs is hard. It’s like naming children. Takes nine months to pick a good name for a kid. How am I supposed to name a new blog faster than that?
I may be over thinking this a bit.