The ABCs of Building Blocks & Acorns … and The Weekly Kids Co-Op

(This post is part of my “ABCs of” feature series where I highlight one blogger a week by sharing fun facts about them A-Z!  Click here for the rest of the posts in the series!)

This week I’m featuring the ABCs of Building Blocks & Acorns.  Louise, the lovely lady behind the blog, is a UK mum and primary school teacher.  She strongly believes in hands on play … such as sensory play in and outdoors … and keeping things simple.  I definitely can’t argue with that!  You should check out her post on a 10-step DIY play kitchen or this one on Space in a Bowl.

The ABCs of Building Blocks & Acorns

Louise, Building Blocks & Acorns

Age Oh no, do I really have to answer this? Erm… okay. 28.
Beverage of Choice Water. But if we’re talking alcoholic, then I love a little Baileys!
something you’d like to Change in your Life Spend more time with my friends and family.
favorite Diversion Blogging! The only thing that can distract me from that is having lots of fun with my little boy.
Essential start of the day I have to start each morning off with a shower to wake me up and make me feel ready for the day.
Favorite Color My followers may have already guessed this from my color scheme, but I LOVE turquoise/teal colours.
Favorite Game My husband actually got me into the Xbox and when I get the time, I like to play Halo online with friends!
Height About 5″3
favorite Ice Cream flavor I am a bit of a chocoholic, so I’d have to say chocolate!
Beloved piece of Jewelry My wedding ring.
Kids (names & ages) On my blog, my little boy is known as ‘Darth’ (because of my huband’s love of all things Star Wars!) But don’t worry. We don’t really call him that! He is currently 20 months old.
Where do you Live We live in a beautiful village in North Yorkshire, U.K. I feel very lucky to live in the countryside where I always wanted to raise children.
Favorite Movie(s) This is a tricky one for me because it depends on what mood I’m in, but I’m a sucker for a chick flick and I LOVE watching Bridget Jones!
Nickname My friends just call me Lou.
Occupation I’m a primary school teacher and I teach Monday through to Wednesday now I have my little boy.
a weird thing in your Purse/bag I’ve just taken a look and there’s a whole chocolate bar in my bag. It’s weird because they don’t normally last that long!!!
favorite Quote “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing it is stupid.” Albert Einstein.
Right or left-handed I’m right handed
Siblings I have a sister and a brother.
Time it takes to get ready When I get ready for work, about an hour from getting up to leaving the house. If I’m not teaching, then probably a lot longer!!
Unusual Fact Not THAT unusual now, really, but I do have an allotment patch across the road, where we keep three chickens.
Best Vacation We’ve been on two wonderful holidays to the Greek island of Santorini.
What makes you late My little boy! If he’s filled his nappy (diaper,) just before leaving, or just doesn’t want to get in the car.
Xrays you’ve had Mainly on my arm; I’ve broken my right arm twice (when I was younger)
Yummy food that you make I’ve had lots of complements about my steamed chocolate pudding
favorite Zoo animal Elephants, but I’d much rather see them be out in the wild.

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Laura Hutchison

Laura Hutchison (aka PlayDrMom) is a chubby kid turned competitive figure skater tween turned high school pom pon girl turned MSU Spartan turned grad student turned Mrs. HutcH turned Dr. turned Mom. She adores living in the Mitten, is addicted to Diet Coke, and firmly believes that ice cream is a main food group.

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