Friday, February 3, 2012

February Baking Fun!

February is so much fun
There are many things to bake
Cookies and cupcakes trimmed in red
And yummy heart-shaped cakes!

I love to crack the eggs
And lick the bowls and spoons.
I know I have to hurry
Valentine's Day will be here soon!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Happy Winter!

Now that some looming deadlines have been met I can get back here to Snarly Sally-which is quite exciting for me for Snarly Sally comes straight from my heart and from what I continue to hear-yours as well.

I woke up this morning to a beautiful snowfall-the kind of snowfall that when you were a kid you'd be out in it before breakfast and stay out there until you were dragged back inside. For those who don't know, I grew up in the country. My cousins and I were always outside playing and pretending.

I've written about our chicken coop clubhouse where we virually lived back in those days. Our parents had filled the vacated coop with the remains of an abandoned one-room schoolhouse-books, chalkboards, and desks included! We had so much fun in what we called our clubhouse. Even in the wintertime we were there despite the fact that the some of the windows didn't fit their frames and the door was crooked allowing the snow to come inside. We didn't care. We were outside all winter long-skating on the creek, sliding, building snow forts-embracing the season every single day!

I hope you are embracing winter-it truly is a magical season!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Funny Fun Fall Poems

Funny little poems are fun all the time. Here are just a few to share with your little one.
Leaves are so much fun to walk through; to rake and make leaf houses; to throw up in the air and to write a little poem about like this one!


Falling--tumbling..drifting down
I love the leaves when they cover the ground.

Falling--tumbling--drifting down
I love the leaves-all around!

Here's another little poem about yummy apples-favorite things to eat in the Fall!


Apples are a tasty treat
I love to hear them crunch.
Red and green and yellow ones-
I will have one with my lunch!

So while you and your little Snarly Sally rake some leaves-enjoy an apple-or two!!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

"Sunflowers" Poem-and more!

Snarly Sally is busy writing more summertime fun poems! Snarly Sally loves poems for as she always says, "Poems make me giggle; they make my tongue wiggle!"

by Snarly Sally

Tall and lanky swaying in the breeze,
Carrying on laughing with the Trees;
Making every day bright-
They are truly a sight;
Always smiling without saying cheese!

by Snarly Sally

Where is it that fences really go?
Stretching their thin arms in rain or snow;
Keeping things in and out,
So we can go about-
I guess that is all we have to know!

Garden Etiquette
by Snarly Sally

Since cornstalks grow ears
And since potatoes have eyes-
No Garden Secrets!

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Pickles Tickle

Here's another funtime summer poem from Snarly Sally!


Pickles tickle,
They make your tongue wiggle
Or curl up like a cat
On a mat
After chasing a mouse
Around the house
Hungry no longer
Just a lot stronger
Sort of like-
Pickles that Tickle!

Friday, July 29, 2011

Stories For Children Magazine

I'm thrilled to announce that I've been chosen to join the list of contributing illustrators on the fantastic website for children ages 3-12:

Check it out! It's a wonderful place for kids offering crafts, coloring pages, recipes, puzzles, activities-and lots of stories; some written by kids themselves! I'll let you know when I get my first assignment. That's when I'll really be up on their list!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Funtime Vegetable Alphabet Soup

Here's a funtime summer read written by Snarly Sally to share with your little ones!


A-nnie wanted to make vegetable alphabet soup
B-ut Mother was out of vegetables so Annie went to the garden.
C-arrots were pulled.
D-andelions were stepped on.
E-ggplant was picked.
F-armer Jones brought his hoe.
G-iant potato plants were dug up.
H-anging on the vines were lots of potatoes.
I-nto Annie's bag they went.
J-ust then it started to rain.
K-ittens scurried for cover.
L-ucky for Annie she'd brought her raincoat.
M-other hollered for Annie to hurry before it stormed!
N-ext the wind started to howl.
O-nions were grabbed.
P-eas still asleep in their pods were grabbed too.
Q-uickly Annie plucked green beans and radishes.
R-eturning home, Mother cleaned the vegetables & cooked macaroni shaped like letters.
S-lowly she added them to the boiling water on the stove.
T-hen they waited.
U-tensils were used to scoop the soup into bowls.
V-ery soon Annie was eating her vegetable alphabet soup.
"W-ow this is good!" declared Annie.
"X-cellent," laughed Mother.
Z-ip! The vegetable alphabet soup soon disappered!

More Poems from Snarly Sally coming Soon!