Musical Monday Travel Bug

GoodMourningGlory's Musical Monday prompt is "Dedicate a song to a friend or loved one." Click the button to visit GMG & hear what others are dedicating or to add your own. This one is for Frankie, Little O. & everyone else who dreams of traveling the world (and beyond.)

If you have any little adventurers in your house, my 6 yr old recommends these books - click images for details:

Right now he's really into Mary Pope Osborne's Magic Tree House Series. The kids Jack & Annie go on a series of quests through space & time in their magic tree house. Last night we started reading Goodnight For Ghosts which is set in 1915 New Orleans. The kids just met up with a 14 yr old Louis Armstrong when it was time for lights out.

On a side topic I'm still sporting the travel-bug this week & still playing with the Judikins Italian Script stamp. Used it on this hand colored photo printed on canvas, along with some watercolors, colored pencil, markers & paint pens. It is now matted & hanging in my dusty online shop, ArtSnark.etsy.com. Click the pic for more info


One final note today - have you entered any of steampunk artist Ramona Szczerba's random drawings yet?

On 4/22, two random winners will receive their choice of art-print magnet from WinonaCookie.etsy.com. To enter this giveaway, click through to the April 8 artist feature about Ramona. There you will find photos of the prize as well as the contest rules. For this particular drawing, you will need to visit Ramona's etsy shop and pick your 2 favorite pieces. You will then list these in the comment section of the 4/8 blog post.

On 5/1 one very lucky winner will be selected to take home the charming paper puppet, Boron The Robot. To enter this giveaway, simply leave a comment on this blog before 1 a.m. (EST) on 5/1. The winner will be picked by random.org.

Both of these giveaways are open to USA / Canada addresses only. Prizes ship free to winners.


  1. What an adorable song!! And I love your piece...very cool!!

  2. I have heard Ernie singing this song many times when my kids were smaller. Nice to have a return visit with an old friend!

  3. i heart this post! (thanks for the head's up on the cool giveaways too!)

  4. You totally made me cry!! My boys are now 18 & almost 15 and we loved this song when they were little. How the heck did they get so big??

  5. What a sweet song!Brings back memories!My daughter who is now 21 LOVED Ernie and this song.
    My youngest is 7 and she also likes the magi tree House books!
    Thanks for your share!=)

  6. Thanks for stopping by my playground. I really appreciate it. Boy I loved this post. How fantastic and what a wonderful song. I don't have kids but all my nieces and nephew's it so reminds me of. Thanks so much for sharing and have a great week ahead :)

  7. All of those books look great! I haven't tried reading the Magic Tree House with Lily yet...maybe I should!