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Entries from September 2008

Ode to our first Music Exam – With Mr Magnolia

September 6th, 2008 · 2 Comments

For the past year or two Hood #1 has been mastering the skill, of tootling and trumpeting, Mike has taught him the drill. And he practices his trumpet with a rooty toot toot. So he decided to go for it, stretch his horizon, And took a crack at his Grade 2 examination. All the while […]

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A Tisket a Tasket… what’s in my basket…

September 5th, 2008 · 2 Comments

I have got so behind … since I started blogging…I can’t think why, maybe its all those post-midnight hours lurking the blogosphere. Decluttering has come down to this wordle: And I need it to be more like this: Otherwise decluttering round the house is at an all time low… this tends to happen as a […]

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Tags: Organizing Se7en

Party Packs – If You Must!

September 4th, 2008 · 1 Comment

I get asked about party packs so often that it is almost funny! So let me toss some ideas out into the blog world… Before I even start, I need to mention a little bias I have in my anti-party pack war, but more on that later. I know of mothers who don’t have parties […]

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Tags: Practical Parties

Se7en Mini and Se7en Major Treasure Hunts.

September 3rd, 2008 · 2 Comments

An essential activity for any party is the Treasure Hunt – really kids live for treasure and it is so easy to achieve. I leave this to last in any party, ending on a high note – it is always the most exciting thing – and you cannot equal the excitement with any other activity. […]

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Spring Streamers… Little Flower Bunting.

September 2nd, 2008 · 2 Comments

So we needed to celebrate the coming of Spring. Only the weather was so inclement and the outdoors so freezing that it had to be a nice clean and quiet project indoors. Hahahaha!!! So we made a bazillion paper flowers and turned them into streamers – just for fun. Let’s start with the flowers: We […]

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Tags: Crafts for Kids · Holiday Crafts · Paper Crafts

Spring has Sprung!!!

September 1st, 2008 · 4 Comments

Did you know, many people actually think that today, 1 September, is the first day of Spring… we won’t mention that one of these people actually lives with us… If you need the date, just to argue a point, maybe, then this would be it. Here he is cracking the ice… with a traditional Spring […]

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Rocky Road Cake in Se7en Steps…

September 1st, 2008 · No Comments

This is a very impressive looking cake, it certainly has the WOW factor!!! Years ago I saw a photo of it in a Value Magazine, before it was Ideas Magazine, and I had to try it because it looked like such a fun cake. I don’t make this cake too often, it requires a bit […]

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