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St. Francis Day

St. Francis Day

October 4 is St. Francis Day. St. Francis is known for his great love of animals and all of God’s creation. To celebrate the day, the Wee One and I read the book St. Francis and the Wolf ┬áthe night before for bedtime reading. It is a lovely tale of how St. Francis was able … Continue reading

Apple Window Decorations

Apple Window Decorations

Autumn means apples (at least here in the Northeast it does)… apple picking, apple eating, apple festivals, and apple crafts. My little guy and I recently made some lovely apple decorations to hang up on our windows, to get it looking lovely and Autumnal around here. All you need is black cardstock, clear contact paper, … Continue reading

Advent

Advent

Advent started yesterday! Yes, that means it is December already… not sure how that is possible. I love Advent and its hopeful, joyful waiting and preparing. Do you have special traditions you do for Advent? We always did the Advent wreath every Sunday when I was growing up and often a daily advent calendar. My … Continue reading

G is for Grow

G is for Grow

Our “G is for Grow” projects! We focused on seeds and how plants grow, made a “growing” alphabet page, drew and painted a mixed media art piece showing a seed turn into a flower, created beautiful paper flowers using Roylco flower forms, and planted fruit seeds. Check out the full project details here. PS: Don’t … Continue reading

F is for Fairy

F is for Fairy

Last week, the Wee One and I did some really fun fairy related projects for letter “F” week. We love magical worlds, imaginative play, and miniatures, so these projects were right up our alley! Full post/tutorial details are here. We made a sweet little acorn tea set (above), felt Fairyland Teacup, and an Autumn Fairy. … Continue reading

E is for Earth

E is for Earth

Last week we made Earth related projects for our “E” week, like the window suncatcher shown above and the large Earth map shown below. The projects are very kid friendly, don’t require fancy or expensive materials, and are great jumping off points for discussion with your children. Click here for full details. And stay tuned … Continue reading

D is for Dress-Up!

D is for Dress-Up!

I know, I’m two days late with this post. Last week kicked my butt and I am still playing catch-up. I offer my apologies! Last week we focused on the letter D and did some fun dress-up related projects, like a royal felt crown, a cape perfect for Merlin, and some quick & easy super … Continue reading

Recipe: Fresh Raspberry Cake

Recipe: Fresh Raspberry Cake

In the beginning of September, we took a family trip to a local farm for some fruit picking. My lovely Great-Aunt came with us, too. She loves fruit picking and has taken me and my sibs many times over the years. For part of her birthday present this year, we got her a gift certificate … Continue reading

Michaelmas

Michaelmas

Happy October! Sunday (September 29) was the day Michael the archangel (and all the other angels) was celebrated. I had wanted to do something last year to mark the day and it snuck up on me and the day came and went. This year, I made a plan in advance, keeping it simple and doable. … Continue reading

C is for Constellation

C is for Constellation

Week three of my alphabet related projects with the kiddo! It’s “C is for Constellation”! We read some amazing constellation books, did a “C” page for our alphabet book, made a constellation pillow, and solved a constellation mystery! It was great fun. All of the project details can be found┬áhere, with complete instructions (the pillow … Continue reading