Category Archives: Everyday Life



Dot and Mae love jars because jars can hold so many interesting things. You just never know what you might find in a jar. Oh sure, some jars have the usual stuff like peanut butter, or candles, or cookies – but some jars hold all sorts of treasure! Do you keep your treasure in a jar? Continue reading

Picasso’s Thoughts


Dot and Mae always try to do something creative everyday, but there are times when it feels like you don’t know what you want to do – like you get kind of stuck or run out of ideas. Has that ever happened to you? Then suddenly you’ll see something or talk to someone and you just get flooded with ideas of things you’d like to do! It must be that way for most people.

“The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider’s web.”

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Today it’s raining some of those April Showers so Dot and Mae cannot go outside and play. They have a list of games they like to play for days just like this. Sometimes they invites some of their friends over and sometimes if their friends are busy they just play the games themselves. Here are some of the games they like to play – maybe you would like to play them too! Continue reading

April Showers


Dot and Mae went on a nature hike this weekend. They had a really fun time finding all sorts of little treasures sprouting up from the ground! Here they are with some wild violets that were popping up through old and new leaves. They like to scamper about and play hide and seek behind little blossoms. Continue reading



Dear Readers, today Dot and Mae want to introduce you to a good friend of theirs named Zigle (it rhymes with giggle!). Zigle is a quiet fellow who comes from a place far away, but whenever he’s in the neighborhood he stops by the China Cupboard and visits Dot and Mae. Although Zigle is quiet, he does talk when he has something to say. That’s one thing Dot and Mae like about him – when he talks you know it’s important.

One day, Zigle came by and told Dot and Mae this story: Continue reading


Cookie History


Believe it or not, the first cookies were created by accident. In fact a lot of the famous history of cookies is filled with accidents. The very first cookies were just an oven temperature test. Early bakers used very small amounts of cake batter to test their oven temperatures before baking the final cake. These little test cakes were called “koekje”, which means “little cake” in Dutch. By accident, the first “cookies” came into being.

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