Weekend Reading: April 23, 2011

purple martin bird house
our Purple Martin bird house

I never would have considered myself a “bird” person until the spring after we moved to our home, when we were surprised by a family of playful birds who would fly around the house in circles, chasing each other and just having a lot of fun. We discovered that they were Purple Martins, and I fell in love with them that first year!

Unfortunately, we discovered that they were nesting in the eaves of the roof over the nursery, and we closed it up when they flew south for the winter. Because Purple Martins rely solely on humans for their housing in this area, they did not return last year, and I was afraid we’d lost them for good. But we put up a Purple Martin bird house last weekend when we thought we had spotted them in the area, and we’ve already seen a couple perched on it or chasing my husband’s remote-controlled airplanes through the air!

So…if you’ve ever noticed that our company’s name is Purple Martin Press, LLC, now you know why!

Below are some of my favorite posts from the week. As always, check out what I’m reading to see the other posts that make me stop and think. You’ll find new posts all week long!

Organizing {Have You Thought About This?}

  • 10 Home Organization Tips | My Blessed Life

Food {You’re Gonna Love This}

  • Eat Well, Spend Less: Simple Bites Goes Shopping | Simple Bites
  • For the Love of Sourdough! Starting a Sourdough Adventure | Keeper of the Home

Motherhood {Do This, Not That}

  • Rotating Toys and Books and Knowing When it is Time to Downsize | Simple Kids

Have a wonderful Easter!