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Share The Love Sunday: A Faded Ginger

Share the love sunday mermaids
Tiny-Small is so excited about the mermaids!

Share The Love Sunday is devoted to one blog today. I don’t usually do that, but sometimes, something so awesome happens that the rules must be broken and changed. Last night, at exactly 9:30 pm, Jim came home with the mail. There was a package and it was full of little mermaid dolls. Tiny-Small was still awake waiting to say good night to her dad. As she watched me remove the mermaids from the package her eyes lit up like it was Christmas morning, or her birthday, or like she had just won the candy lottery. She was ecstatic. I mean the kind of ecstatic that makes you jump and run in circles for 25 minutes laughing, clapping, and saying, “I have mermaid babies. Look at my babies. She’s so bootiful and soft. Her has hair. Oh she my mermaid baby.”

That’s totally what happened and as a result, she didn’t go to bed until after 10pm because she was too excited to sleep and wouldn’t stop cheering long enough to brush her teeth. It was quite an exciting moment, especially since we had spent a good part of the day playing mermaids. The timing couldn’t have been better and it was a surprise so that made it even better!

Mermaids for Tiny Small
The mermaids A Faded Ginger made for Tiny-Small

So, where did these mermaids come from? They came from A Faded Ginger! One of my favorite bloggers in the whole world. She’s a solid writer. She’s funny. She’s smart. She can even sew mermaids together and make a little girl the happiest person on the planet for a straight 25 minutes. If that isn’t the best super power to have, then I don’t know what is. In short, she’s an amazing blogger and person. She doesn’t use a lot flash and gimmicks, she just writes really, really well and makes you think about your life in ways you probably haven’t before. She is also a huge advocate for girls being able to get an education and be safe all over the world. I admire her tremendously, if that is not obvious enough by now. So, not that I like to tell people what to do (yes I do), but if you aren’t reading her blog you are missing out on some good stuff.

The best part is A Faded Ginger is not only smart and funny and interesting, she is also incredibly generous. When I went to thank her last night on her Facebook page I discovered that she had also posted a tutorial, on her blog, on how to make these mermaids: If You Can’t Be A Mermaid, Make A Mermaid. She’s sharing her discovery and talent with all of us. How awesome is that? So, please go check out her mermaid making tutorial and try to make one. I am pretty sure I am going to be spending part of my day doing exactly that. I have all of this yarn left over from when I was going to teach myself how to knit (that did not go so well, obviously) and now I have a use for it.

Share the love Sunday: mermaid hug
Mermaid hug.

Anyway, if you do make a mermaid, please share a picture of it on my Facebook Page: It’s A Dome Life or on a Faded Ginger’s Facebook Page. We want to see what you come up with! With so many fabrics and yarn colors to choose from each one will be unique and adorable in its own way. Also, we will have an army of mermaids, how cool is that?

Thank you, A Faded Ginger! You are someone I feel so grateful to have met you on the Internet. Tiny-Small thanks you too. She is in love!



Share The Love Sunday: Blog Names That Caught My Attention

Share the love Sunday is all about blog names this week. Some people just have a knack for writing blog names that grab your attention. I found all of these blogs accidentally and clicked on them because I was intrigued by their name. I started following them because their content was good too. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

Share the love Sunday ink on Yupo
Share the love Sunday!

There’s A Cat In The Fridge It’s a blog written by a cat. It’s funny and it has plenty of cute cat pictures. Tiny-Small loves it. She loves all things cat. From what I have read about blog readers, you guys do too.

Lifesize Paperdoll She’s from Idaho. She’s young, fresh and funny. I like her voice. She also takes really nice pictures. Yay for good photography!

i am not the babysitter A blog about family, global community and from what I have read a whole lot of love. Gorgeous pictures, book club, recipes…it’s got it all.

My Marble Rye She hasn’t posted since February. Come Back! Four posts in and I was laughing and also hungry.

Read My Chicken Scratch A blog about chickens and recipes and more chickens. It’s a great resource for people who have chickens…or want to.


Happy Sunday reading!

Share The Love Sunday: I’m Getting Disappeared

Hello Share The Love Sunday readers. I have a secret to tell you. I am getting disappeared. Seriously. It’s Tiny-Small’s birthday this week. She’s turning three. We’re going to be celebrating for days and days so I might not be around much. I just wanted to let you know in case you started wondering why I disappeared. I don’t want you to worry that I have been kidnapped by the people who make Nutella and forced to taste-test their products for days and days.

birthday bike
Tiny-Small got a bike for her birthday.

I have a few short, painting posts scheduled, but other than that I’m taking a mini vacation. Tiny-Small is only going to turn three once. I want to be there for every moment. Plus Jim has been working 6-7 days a week for the past month and finally got some days off. We barely recognize him. So, it’s party time! Excellent.

helmet wearing
She wears the helmet 24-7

Check out these awesome blog posts I read this week:


Accountants Are Artists Too by Lisa Graham Art. She has her friend over for a visit and talks her into drawing a face. It’s a great story about how we are all artists whether we think we are or not.


Check-Writing Angels &Growing Up Molly Field writes about how friendship can change your life in many, many ways and about how we can experience personal growth if we are open to it.


A Short Collection of my most Controversial and Opinionated Observations on Writers by Carrie Bailey of The Peevish Penman. She’s talking about writers, but I think her observations translate just as well to blogging and maybe even to life in general.


a calorie counter for moms by Hollow Tree Ventures. She makes a fake app for moms that includes caloric tables for things like “eating the remaining goldfish crackers off your child’s plate.” So much laughter and recognition here!


My Dying Wish by Daddy Knows Less. It’s a funny conversation between two married people who don’t exactly see eye to eye.


Happy Sunday Reading!