A new venture

A new venture

I decided in mid-February to try something new and signed up to be an Usborne book rep. I have had a slow start because of various things, but I finally had my official kick-off party last weekend. It was a Book Brunch, with a massive amount of baked goods I made,  a craft project, friends … Continue reading

Easter/Spring Kids’ Craft

Easter/Spring Kids’ Craft

For the kid’s version of the Easter swap we participated in, G made 3-D decoupaged paper mache eggs, 2-D paper egg ornaments, and baby bird’s nests. They’re very simple projects but the end results look lovely. Cut a nest shape out of construction or card stock paper, some little pieces of cotton yarn, some wings from … Continue reading

Holy Week

Holy Week

Today is already Monday of Holy Week. Yesterday we celebrated both Palm Sunday and the little guy’s birthday! (How is he 6 already? Seriously?) And Lent has sped by! Our Lenten spiral is almost full of candles, meaning Easter is almost here: This week when we add a candle, we will say the Collects for … Continue reading

St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day

(Our St. Patrick display) Last Sunday, I filled in for the Sunday school teacher. We started with this prayer: Heavenly Father, we come here together to worship you, to learn your stories, and to learn how to follow you. Send your Holy Spirit upon us as we hear the stories of your servants in your … Continue reading

Lent

Lent

Besides our Lenten giving that we are doing, each day of Lent we also add a candle to our Lenten spiral and move the figure of Christ carrying the Cross. Then, on Sundays, we light all of the candles so far (we don’t light the candles daily, just on Sunday. Sundays are not part of … Continue reading

A Lenten Journey to Protect Animals

A Lenten Journey to Protect Animals

G loves the show Wild Kratts. They feature different animals each episode and kids learn fun facts about them and their habitat. Recently he saw one that dealt with extinct animals, particularly the Tasmanian Tiger. After he cried for forty minutes about how horrible it is that such a wonderful creature is no longer in … Continue reading

Valentines Wrap-Up

Valentines Wrap-Up

Some final pictures from our St. Valentine’s Day fun! Opening Valentines Decorating with valentines Crafting And what G made me for Valentines Day (a clay heart with some sparkle, a little candle holder you can see in action in the photo in the top of the post, and a “lid” for the candle holder when … Continue reading

Valentine Crafting: Homemade Crayons

Valentine Crafting: Homemade Crayons

We have done some fun valentine crafting recently. One of our recent (and frequent) snowy afternoons, we made homemade crayons. This is a great way to use up broken crayon pieces or just to do something new with the flood of crayons we seemed to be drowning in.  Just peel the paper off, break them … Continue reading

More Candlemas Fun

More Candlemas Fun

I just wanted to share a couple other Candlemas related goodies. I participated in a wonderful Waldorf swap for the holiday, for which I made wooden St. Brigid’s figures (it was a Candlemas/St. Brigid/Imbolc swap). One side is St. Brigid, the other a candle. They are made from poplar and were wood-burned and water-colour painted. … Continue reading