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From what I have observed, fatherhood has changed over the years.  Those stereotypical gifts of the past like ties, tools, and fishing equipment have taken a backseat to electronics and gadgets meant for a wide array of hobbies. 

This year, I’m all about simple Father’s Day gifts.  I'll be writing more about that in my Thursday blog.  However, while you are frittering away the time (ha...who has any time to spare nowadays?) between now and then, pop on over to Crayon Box Chronicles and see this very simple but seriously sweet Father’s Day card.

If you have kids, you have likely witnessed first-hand this whirling, twirling, supposedly attention-strengthening product known as the Fidget Spinner.  The “toy” was actually invented in the 1990’s by Catherine Hettinger, a Floridian, who created it with the intention of helping children with ADHD and Autism.

It may be a tiny bit early to start tooting the Fourth of July horn, but I know that within a blink of an eye, June will be over, and the 4th will be upon us.  In year’s past, I have literally missed getting out a 4th of July “you made it” out due to this phenomenon, so this year I decided I’d start early.

It’s that time again!  

Time for the 4th Annual Summer Crafting Tour!

This year we’ll be going around the San Francisco Bay Area doing a variety of crafts!  We’ll be doing duct tape messenger bags, orbeez stress balls, and even some Summer of Love tye dye.