• April’s Classic Literature

    Ernest Hemingway’s A Farewell to Arms.

    This was one of my favorite Hemingway classics. Anything from Hemingway is a classic, but A Farewell to Arms is a love story. A love story in the foreground of World War 1. Lieutenant Fredric Henry, an ambulance driver during the war, and an English nurse’s aide named Catherine Barkley.

    I usually love stories that push me to the edge of my seat, and this one does it for me, especially since I’m a stickler for certain historical fiction. Let me warn you though, that it’s a really sad love story. I don’t even know if I can honestly categorize it as a love story, especially if it doesn’t have a happy ending. I prefer happy endings!

    A little bit of background: The story is loosely based on Hemingway’s own military experience serving in the first war. Catherine Barkley was inspired by an actual nurse who took care of him in a Milan hospital after he was wounded.

    I won’t completely summarize what happens in the book (no cheating by looking it up on Google!) because I want you to read it. Just be prepared for the events that unfold between these two characters. That’s all I’m going to say.

    Happy April reading!

    XX K.

  • Positive Affirmation Cards

    This project was inexpensive and so much fun!

    Supplies:

    Download my free 100 affirmations

    • 50 3×5 index cards

    • hand held hole punch

    • binder ring

    • scrapbook card stock

    Cut your scrapbook paper 3×5, adhere front and back of index cards using your favorite adhesive. You can mix up the paper like I did on each card.

    * I machine stitched on the front cover, but you can decorate any way you’d like.

    That’s pretty much it. Simple right? Have fun with this one and please let me know if you tried this project. I’d love to see what you created!