If you are between 8 and 108 years old and like to read middle grade books, then you are especially welcome here!

Snow business

Posted: February 3rd, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , , | No Comments »

Brothers Austin, Trevor, and Connor Bartz from New Brighton, Minnesota had enough snow this season to build a 12-foot tall sea turtle with the icy stuff.

Photo found here

But never fear, folks from warmer climes! Anyone can bring frosty-looking fun indoors with the TheSweetestOccasion.com‘s handy guide to creating a snow globe at home.

Just follow a few easy steps, and voíla! A wintery knick-knack to go with a nice, hot cup of cocoa…or a nice, tall glass of chilled chocolate milk.

Photo found at TheSweetestOccasion.com


Celebrate Martin Luther King Day

Posted: January 18th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.

—Martin Luther King, Jr.


A big tiny house

Posted: January 17th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , | No Comments »

Astolat Dollhouse Castle

With more than 10,000 furnishing provided by art collectors and handcrafted by artisans, the Astolat Dollhouse Castle has been appraised at $8 million. Designed by artist Elaine Diehl, it took thirteen years to complete. it’s headed on a world tour in the fall, to benefit Autism Speaks.

Astolat Dollhouse Castle

Astolat Dollhouse Castle

Astolat Dollhouse Castle

Despite its incredible detail and luxurious fittings, the Astolat Dollhouse Castle isn’t very homey.

For that, here’s an equally detailed doghouse recreation of the house from the movie Up. Fun and cozy beats precious and grand in my opinion!

Up doghouse

Up doghouse

Photos of Up doghouse found at Lifebuzz


Happy New Year!

Posted: January 1st, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , | No Comments »

It’s brand new…

It’s never been seen before…

2016 is here!

No need to save the wrapping! Just open it up and have the best year ever.


Holiday blessings

Posted: December 25th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , | No Comments »

Spread the love.

Share the wealth.

Keep on truckin’!


Good tip!

Posted: December 20th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , , | No Comments »

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Gingerbread manor

Posted: December 15th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , | No Comments »

Every December the White House decks the halls in holiday glory. Among the glitz and glitter, a gingerbread house has stood front and center since the Nixon administration. This year’s model used 250 pounds of gingerbread dough, 150 pounds of dark chocolate, 25 pounds of gum paste, 25 pounds of pulled and sculpted sugar, and 25 pounds of icing. That’s a house any gingerbread president would be proud to call home!

Photo found at Yahoo


Celebrate the ugly!

Posted: December 13th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Letters to T | Tags: , | No Comments »

Ugly holiday sweaters are getting uglier. And bringing more joy to the season than ever. Don we now our ugly apparel, fa la la, la la la, la la la!

Image found at Target

Image found at Amazon


A new war on Christmas

Posted: December 7th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Letters to T | Tags: , , , , , , | No Comments »

George from Portland, OR writes:

Dear T,

I have a new holiday story to tell. It’s Rude-olph, the Rudest Reindeer. Forget about Rudolph. Rude-olph could chew him up for breakfast and spit him out at lunch. He’ll tell you you’re really smart…on Opposites Day. P.S. It’s only ten dollars. How many can I put you down for?

T replies:

Hey, George! The holidays are not a time for disrespect and bad manners. And charging ten dollars for this story is nine dollars too many. All I can say is that I hope Rude-olph learns to overcome his rudeness and is able to join in the festivities in a considerate and neighborly manner.


Happy Hanukkah!

Posted: December 6th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: | No Comments »

Let all light shine forth with peace and love during the Festival of Lights this holiday season.

Photo found at The Real Jerusalem Streets