crafts

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Lilly loves all things flowers and pretty so I had a feeling she would love this little project too.  We picked out some very inexpensive flowers(some rang up at 1c!!) at Michael’s as well as a package of metal hair clips.  I cut the stems off up as close to the flower as I could

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Mosaics

I love to pick up little things that we can “someday” be creative with when I find them on clearance. It is great to have a stash of things on hand so that when the creative mood hits, I can find something to use without having to go out buy anything. Some time last year

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Paddle-to-the-Sea

For geography we are reading Paddle-to-the-Sea and mapping Paddle’s journey as we go. This week we made clay canoes to see if we could make them float. We also did some easy paper canoes. They involved folding paper, cutting, hole punching and yarn lacing. They turned out really great. Toby decided not to decorate his

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In our spare time...

This is what we are up to for a good part of most days. When we don’t have quite as busy a week as we just had that is! This girl loves to “read” and be read to. I often find her just like this, especially after we’ve been to the library. At least she

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Getting ready...

I think it’s safe to say we are officially on Christmas break. I had good intentions of planning regular lessons this week but chose to go a different route. We’ve declared it “arts & crafts” week and aside from lots of extra reading that is exactly what it has been. Creating and mess-making. A much-deserved

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The Pioneer Life

With the unusually warm and mild fall we’ve had, it’s hard to believe it’s the middle of November. When the cold first finally hit though we did get the wood burning stove prepped for the new season. I’m not sure who was more excited to get out the “sewing basket” this year, me or the

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Mardi Gras Jester hats

This weekend we are looking forward to a Mardi Gras party at our church tomorrow evening. If you think of Mardi Gras and think of things that only have to do with throwing beads, partying til you drop and all things….let’s just say, anti-Christian sounding, please set your mind at ease, we will be celebrating

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Is it really only Tuesday?

It feels like we’ve had a full week already and today is really our first day back from the weekend! We had a busy weekend spending time with great friends both Saturday and Sunday so the weekend really flew by. Lilly has been wanting to help around the house so much that she asks almost

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Remember last spring when I made our Family Mailboxes? I noticed Target has the little mailboxes in the dollar spot again right now for Valentine’s Day. After having them for almost a year now I can report that they do get used and continue to serve their purpose. I would say that at least once

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Weekly Wrap-Up

Hard to believe it’s Friday again. For the most part it’s been a stick-to-the-basics type of week as I try to knock a few other projects off of my never ending to-do list. Not to mention the fact that it’s been an icy mess outside so the kids have pretty much been cooped up inside