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Entries from August 2008

Organizing School and Craft Stuff in Se7en Layers…

August 14th, 2008 · 4 Comments

Meet the Dresser: I think dresser’s are essential to life – I would buy one for every room in the house, that would be se7en !!! I am not kidding. I would buy one for every member of the family. In fact, why aren’t we born supplied with an old dresser. I really love old […]

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Tags: Homeschooling · Organizing School

Se7en Types of Party Crafts – Packed with Ideas.

August 13th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Kids love making stuff, they are natural creators. Also crafty projects take time in a morning or afternoon of partying. It is usually down time amidst the intensity of party cake and games and general excitement. Once the kids have their material and understand it isn’t a race (there is always one!!!) they generally calm […]

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Tags: Crafts for Kids · Party Tips · Plenty of Parties

Madiba Magic … Silk Shirts.

August 11th, 2008 · 4 Comments

So I mentioned on Friday, in The Week That Was – Again, that we had received our first ever fan-mail – a white envelope addressed to “the se7en” and that it included a project… Well here it is… A copy of a great little book called “A Gift for Madiba” by Evelyn Benatar and illustrated […]

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Tags: Book Crafts · Crafts for Kids

Cooking with Daisy… A Review…

August 11th, 2008 · 2 Comments

We stopped by our favorite book store, Kalk Bay Books, one of the few local book stores that isn’t part of a massive chain of book stores and so it can offer: personal service, an interesting and remarkably wide selection. Lots of Classics and lots of the latest and greatest: potential classics. Not to mention […]

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Tags: Cook Book Reviews · Monday Munchies

Celebrity Chef (Part se7en): Eton Mess…

August 11th, 2008 · 2 Comments

He is back for the final performance in this series: Eton Mess. Just in case you are not familiar with this famous dessert – it is a kind of a smoosh of meringues, cream and berries – and Hood #6 has seen other celebrity chefs perform this on BBC Food and it is in one […]

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Tags: Celebrity Chef · Desserts · Monday Munchies

Sunday Snippet: Eric Liddell

August 10th, 2008 · No Comments

Last week we were thinking about the Olympics and “If you See a Dragon Pray for China”. This week I would like to present a hero connected to both the Olympics and China… Eric Liddell was a world class Olympic Champion and a missionary to China. Most of you will remember him from the movie […]

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Tags: Sunday Snippet

Celebrity Chef (Part 6): Potato Wedges…

August 10th, 2008 · No Comments

The celebrity Chef is back with his sixth recipe: Potato Wedges. Since everyone eats these, it should be compulsory for all humanoids to be taught how to cook them as soon as they can stand or maybe even sooner. Meet the players: You will need these: Olive Oil; Paprika – which is just spicy cinnamon; […]

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Tags: Celebrity Chef · Monday Munchies · Vegetables