Sunday, March 6, 2016

weekly reading, volume 3

happy weekend, everyone!

starting off on a serious note... you may already know that I am passionate about children's literacy in low income elementary schools, but you may not know that more than 85% of african-american male fourth-graders in the U.S. are not proficient in reading (according to the 2013 U.S. department of education nation's report card). this is exactly why I volunteer with everybody wins! atlanta. I'm loving this article about barbershop books, a community-based reading program that creates child-friendly reading spaces in barbershops for 4 to 8 year-old boys.

on a much lighter note, my march southern living finally arrived! lots of yummy recipes I want to try, including this asparagus, spring onion, and feta quiche and praline bread pudding.


I'm also dying to make these gorgeous mexican quinoa stuffed peppers from the garden grazer. how gorgeous are these colors!


yesterday we spent the day getting my parent's house party-ready, we pressure washed the patios and I spruced up the flowers. I bought more ornamental kale and dusty millers (the white-ish green, soft fillers) and fell in love with this gold forsythia below. in other party planning news, I'm making a decorative ice ring this week, I'll let you know how it goes!


I've been scooping up spring things here and there, including these pretty new sandals and two new books: the good girl and before I go to sleep. so ready for a beach trip to read them!
have a great rest of your weekend and hopefully the weather is awesome, wherever you are!

6 comments:

  1. Praline bread pudding sounds SO good! You'll have to share when you make it!

    xoxo, SS


    The Southern Stylista

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    1. doesn't it?! I may have to persuade my mom to make this for me. bread pudding is so yummy!

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  2. Love that you share your time with helping the youth - such a great cause!!! Happy Monday!!!

    Laura
    www.blackcoffeebeautiful.com

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    1. thanks for stopping by! I love black coffee by the way, following you on bloglovin'!

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  3. I hear you on being passionate about helping make a difference with children who are falling through the cracks in the system. We live in Memphis and our education rates in public schools are pretty horrible. Thankfully there are a lot of people here who care about it and are trying to make a difference. I'm so glad to hear that you are helping kids in Atlanta! What a blessing you are!

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    1. education rates can be so depressing, especially in the south. every kid deserves a chance to read! thanks for your sweet words :)

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