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Entries from August 2008

Everything you need to know about Party Pinata’s…

August 20th, 2008 · 12 Comments

This is Step 5 in my Se7en Steps to a Good Party Series… and is all about that vital pinata. Kids love a pinata. The surprise of what’s inside them. Being allowed to smash to their hearts content. Kids are also very forgiving, when artistic talent fails you – never fear if you announce what […]

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Tags: Practical Parties

Pipe-cleaner People…

August 19th, 2008 · 2 Comments

This project is a life-skill. Everyone should know how to make Pipe-cleaner people, if you teach anyone or baby sit or wait in waiting rooms or anywhere that there are idle little hands – then this is the project for you. I love no-sew fabric crafts and this is one of them. I know if […]

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Tags: Crafts for Kids · People/Puppet Crafts

Marvelous Milk Tart in Se7en Steps…

August 18th, 2008 · 4 Comments

Milk Tart is a famous South African Dessert and this one is crustless, so you don’t have to worry with pastry. It is basically a baked egg custard dessert. This is genuine comfort food and very versatile… you can have it cool or warm. You can whip it up in the oven an hour before […]

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Tags: Family Recipes

Sunday Snippet: The Hands on Bible… Review.

August 17th, 2008 · No Comments

You have to love this Bible, it is great for kids – we read ours everyday at lunch time and I often find my kids browsing through this book looking for projects… he! he! he! They are browsing through the Bible!!! I can’t say I would have done that as a child. I can not […]

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Tags: Sunday Snippet

Saturday Spot: The Hoop…

August 16th, 2008 · No Comments

When we moved into our house – many years ago… we had The Hoop at the bottom of the garden… it served no purpose other than to break the gap between our house and the parking lot and at certain times of the year it was smothered in beautiful tiny white roses… So two years […]

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Tags: Home Zone · Outside · Saturday Spot

The Week that still is…

August 15th, 2008 · No Comments

So here we are… fifty posts down – who would have known!!! And when I started blogging I thought it would be all about crafty stuff and the bazillion projects we get through – but no – it seems to be all about food and feasting… oh, hang on my life is all about food […]

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Tags: The Week that Was

Se7en of the Best Book Sites for Kids…

August 14th, 2008 · No Comments

These are our se7en favorite book sites – things to see and things to do… games to play and printables !!! There are many others I am sure, but these are the ones we are looking at now. They are great sites for kids to explore and for homeschool parents who are looking for activities […]

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Tags: Homeschooling · Language Arts