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Fawns and Foes
Missoula, Montana
every child has a story
Interests: children's literature, picture books, middle reader, young adult, story telling
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See how my lipstick matches that plastic spoon perfectly? Yeah, I totally planned that. Hah! We took a tiny trip and had a lovely, albeit hot, time. Snow cones, lemur movies, leopard print things, fancy ramen noodles, walking, brimmed hats, and naps. It was a full kind of lovely alright.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2014 at Fawns and Foes
A tiny little ours installment today... We are headed on a mini adventure and will share some images when we are back tomorrow. Thanks for continuing to read along with us friends. The Mess I think it is most curious most frustrating and maddening that a mess takes but a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2014 at Fawns and Foes
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Alright friends we sure hope last week's clue has been solved and stamped because we are ready for our official Second Clue! First let us recap rules to make sure we are all on the same page (hahaha I'm so punny!) 1. This blog gives away one storytelling set each... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2014 at Fawns and Foes
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"My family just really likes simple things, like, only using two paint colors." [me] "I wonder about that? Tell me something simple you do?" "We just like simple things. Like if we bake we stick to things like plain chocolate chip cookies. When we do simple things it just always... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2014 at Fawns and Foes
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I wonder at times if it is exhausting to read of my enthusiasm for children's books? It is not as if I blog about books I didn't simply love...which makes for an awfully mushy/gushy/cheerful blog I suppose. It's always "I loved loved loved this" or "Go run and read that"...... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2014 at Fawns and Foes
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Um so this happened. We ordered some kits and then we got crazy into it and made some as gifts and some for ourselves and had a photo shoot and...yeah. We never said we were are cool though, for the record. We also ordered some new books we are awaiting... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2014 at Fawns and Foes
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Today just Ours: Here is the problem with moments that fit in your pocket: There are no shared pockets. My pockets are not Your pockets (though I wish it were so). When that shiny sugary thing of a moment lands in mine own pocket And I am savoring it and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2014 at Fawns and Foes
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Alright Missoula we have two big introductions to make today: 1. The new Friday Format: Walking Fawn Friday! Because the wonderfully magical Walking Stick Toys is partnering with Fawns and Foes to restructure our giveaways we want Friday clues to reflect this partnership. Therefore....welcome to the new weekly clue format... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2014 at Fawns and Foes
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"It wasn't hard at all. I only had to blink three times!" -4 years old Dear Missoula, Normally this Saturday would be the July giveaway (the first Saturday of the month). However, we are switching things up on this little blog and the July giveaway will actually be at the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2014 at Fawns and Foes
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To celebrate flying flags and soaring fireworks we are thinking books that creatively take flight themselves. Thus, we are rereading our two all time favorite books about flight. Bird(MR) by Rita Murphy and My One Hundred Adventures(MR) by Polly Horvath are sensational explorations of the ways in which we might... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2014 at Fawns and Foes
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This post might have also been entitled "Gratuitous shots of me holding one of the best books about oranges, fairies, and friendship"...or "My maman needed to see my new haircut so I made it relevant". However, the book The Sun Egg(PB) by Elsa Beskow and my new haircut both have... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2014 at Fawns and Foes
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"It wasn't hard at all. I only had to blink three times!" -4 years old Dear Missoula, Normally this Saturday would be the July giveaway (the first Saturday of the month). However, we are switching things up on this little blog and the July giveaway will actually be at the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2014 at Fawns and Foes
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To celebrate flying flags and soaring fireworks we are thinking books that creatively take flight themselves. Thus, we are rereading our two all time favorite books about flight. Bird(MR) by Rita Murphy and My One Hundred Adventures(MR) by Polly Horvath are sensational explorations of the ways in which we might... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2014 at Fawns and Foes
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Ours: if you want it If you want it Make it. If it moves you Celebrate. If it has never been as enchanting as this Listen closely. If you feel there is nothing left Give something more. If it is lacking Fill it. If it is broken Grieve. Theirs: In... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2014 at Fawns and Foes
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That's right Missoula- Fawns and Foes and Walking Stick Toys and getting together to reimagine our storytelling set giveaways. After some discussion and input from the magical mamas at Walking Stick Toys we have decided to make our giveaway process a bit more involved. Two main changes are going to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2014 at Fawns and Foes
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We are so very excited to discuss some blog changes with you tomorrow. As we prepare for our big "reveal" (well...sort of) we want to share some wonderful things kids, or kids-at-heart, have said to us lately. After creating a river in the sandbox, looks at me seriously and says:... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2014 at Fawns and Foes
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Ahk! It seems so hard to get over here in the summer. Instead of lament this, we will simply show you why. You see? We have been exploring. Which reminded us of our favorite wilderness book Ronia, The Robber's Daughter(MR) by Astrid Lindgren. Oh how you should read it! When... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2014 at Fawns and Foes
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We have a unique Poem Momen' this Monday- a book about a "poet" (essentially). This book (MR) blew us away. We knew we loved this author/illustrator team after we read The Animal Family(MR); this small book stole our lil' poet hearts. This is a book that will settle into your... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2014 at Fawns and Foes
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Ok, ok, so the photos are unrelated... but isn't that a pretty dinner?! And those napkins used to be the bottom half of a Vera Bradley dress I loved. Recycling indeed! More seriously though both Fawn and Foe have been working incredibly hard to change up our giveaway process. We... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2014 at Fawns and Foes
Ours: CONSTRUCTION We are undergoing it. And in many ways this blog is taking a "staycation". Stay tuned. We will be back later this week with some FUN announcements. -The Fawn Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2014 at Fawns and Foes
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Once upon a time there was a gnome that really wanted a crystal. He lived next to a mushroom and little did he know a crystal was behind the mushroom. One day he walked over and asked, "Do you know where any crystals are?" The mushroom said, "Yes there's one... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2014 at Fawns and Foes
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So we had yet to open the (now a major motion picture) widely read John Green novel The Fault in Our Stars(YA)...therefore we remedied the situation. It took exactly two days. It hurt in all the best ways words can hurt. Sticks and stones ain't got nothing on book pain.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2014 at Fawns and Foes
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Few things are as prized as naps in this house; so we took one. By we I mean; Livia the cat, Pistachio the gnome, most of the blankets we own, and myself. It was really, really, good. And when we woke up it was almost exactly like in The Napping... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2014 at Fawns and Foes
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Ours: Giving It made me happy the chill and the grit of not being sensationally sure if you'd come. Yet I was most certainly full of stubborn dreams and visions for what you'd take away an ideal fantasy that without no one succeeds. Thanks for a great giveaway Missoula- we'll... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2014 at Fawns and Foes
IT IS HERE! But before you go, let's review the rules: 1. There is only one story telling set hidden- so be gentle with each other. If you don't find our set this month don't forget one goes up EVERY month (Yes, really!). 2. If you find the set first... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2014 at Fawns and Foes