Squirrel Picnic

Handmade with Love and Stuff


Hodge and Podge Want to Be Your Pen Pals

Pen Pal 2 IMG_1741 logoDid you know that Hodge and Podge have their very own mailbox? They don’t get much mail though and sometimes that makes them feel a little down. They do enjoy hearing from you, whether it’s through the blog or their email account, but you have to admit there’s just something exciting about opening that old mailbox and finding a letter or postcard inside. These squirrels are happy to admit, they’re a little old fashioned that way.

If you’d like to become a Squirrel Picnic Pen Pal, send your letter or postcard to

Squirrel Picnic
P.O. Box 740463
Arvada, CO 80006

They love making new friends and discussing such important topics as comics, crafts, video games, movies, and candy. And they’re really good at writing back, so be sure to include a return address. Since it’s one of their favorite things to do, you’ll receive a personalized postcard from Hodge and Podge several times a year.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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Squirrel Picnic’s First Book: The Journey Begins

Hi everyone,

Hodge and Podge agree that this new book adventure is the most exciting one they've ever embarked upon. Even better than the trip to Fruita we took last year for the Headless Chicken Festival.

Hodge and Podge agree that this new book adventure is the most exciting one they’ve ever embarked upon. Even better than the trip we took last year to Fruita, Colorado, for the Headless Chicken Festival.

I just wanted to take a moment to give you an update on my progress with Squirrel Picnic’s first book. My thought is that by making it a habit to keep you all in on the adventure of creating and self-publishing this book, I will be even more motivated to get it out on time (March 1, 2016). Just knowing you all are out there looking forward to it (I so appreciate your encouragement) will help keep me accountable. I’ll try to do an update post every month or so. That should keep me on task.

This past weekend, I was able to get a lot of work done. I now have a pretty solid story and even a title. Woohoo! Are you ready for this? Cue the fanfare! Here it is… Continue reading


Patterns, Plans, Polls, and Smiles

If you’ve visited the picnic over the last month or so, you’ve probably noticed a poll I installed in my sidebar to gauge what readers enjoy most about this blog. I admit, I put it up out of sheer curiosity and to make sure you all are still having a good time. Here were the final poll results (gathered by PollDaddy.com). Continue reading