Good morning!

WOW!!! I’m back from our family vacation and feeling incredible! We were down in Columbia, South Carolina first for a family wedding in which Piper was a flower girl, and then we moved on to Isle of Palms for a full week of sun and fun for what is now our annual Stone Family trip.

A full week of days on the beach and in the ocean is heaven for me!

If that weren’t enough to make me the happiest woman ever, yesterday was a phenomenal day! Started out with a great crowd of people at my Shoreview Library Show this morning and truly had so much fun with those kids and parents and teachers! Then I “discovered” a place here in Maple Grove, MN called the Elm Creek Park Reserve’s Pond – a  chlorinated swimming pond & beach which is officially my new Happy Place! I was there with my sister, niece (Marissa – remember her?!, her friend and Piper AND while there, after two summers of working on it, Piper learned to swim!!!!! (!!!! Like, some incredible underwater swimming!!!) Ended the day with Biscuit “graduating” from Dog Obedience 1 class. I mean truly the #bestdayever ! Here’s a few photos of the fun:

I hope you can come and join me in some of the fun! If you’re in Minnesota I would LOVE to see you next week at one or both of these library shows:

 Tuesday, July 23rd
Wescott Library
10:30 am Miss Nina
Eagan, MN

Wednesday, July 24th
Lake Elmo Library
3pm Miss Nina
Lake Elmo, MN

In honor of all this vacation fun – I’m going to share with you a video I made on vacation a few years back featuring my niece, Marissa! I think she was @ 7 or eight years old at the time – and now just had her 15th Birthday!!! So we’ll celebrate her and vacations this week with a little Hokey Pokey:


Lastly – I know it’s crazy to think about in the midst of all the sun and fun – but I’m booking for Fall, Winter & even Spring classes and performances! Minnesotan’s can check out the video below for a little teaser on my weekly class visits and monthly performance visits – and I’m always available to travel for shows at libraries & festivals in YOUR area! Just email me to get the conversation started!



Wishing you a wonderful, fun-filled week! See you in your inbox next Tuesday!


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