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Entries from November 2008

Clearly Christmas: Operation Christmas Box.

November 5th, 2008 · 6 Comments

The thing that kicks us into Christmas Gear every year is Operation Christmas Box. Basically you take a shoebox, decorate it and then pack it full of goodies for a child who is not in a position to receive much more than the box you give it, for Christmas. Frankly my children have so very […]

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Tags: Organizing Se7en

Clearly Christmas: How Se7en Do Christmas.

November 5th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Normally I post party posts on a Wednesday, but I thought for the month of November I would write a series on how we do Christmas, Clearly Christmas. I know it is hideously early to be thinking about this. The blog world is reeling from Halloween and will launch straight into Thanksgiving, but trust me […]

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Tags: Organizing Se7en

Shark Attack Craft in Se7en Steps…

November 4th, 2008 · 8 Comments

So everything around here has been very sharky since the Saturday Spot: The Beach Post. Sharks here: Sharks there: Sharks just about everywhere: Coloring Pages:   Shark Facts Save the Great White Shark And What Kind of Shark are you? So this is what we did: We made Shark Attack Pictures. Step 1: We started […]

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Tags: Paper Crafts · Tuesday Art Task

Owl Books – Post 8: Shark Construction…

November 4th, 2008 · No Comments

  Let’s just say that a shark headline doesn’t go unnoticed!   Indeed a flurry shark activity has been going on around our humble home since The Saturday Spot: The Beach. So this is what we are aiming for: Meet the Players: Play the Game: Step 1: Roll your paper into a tube then tape […]

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Tags: People/Puppet Crafts · Tuesday Art Task

Creamy Creme Brulee in Se7en Steps…

November 3rd, 2008 · 3 Comments

If you have a bunch of friends round for tea on a Summery Saturday morning… and you serve meringues with strawberry and cream.  Then you will be left with a bunch of egg yolks… Either you can make egg custard and toss equal parts of custard and cream together into the ice cream maker – […]

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Tags: Desserts · Monday Munchies

Sunday Snippet: God and Me – A Review.

November 2nd, 2008 · No Comments

My little kids absolutely love this book: This is a page a day devotional for little kids. There is a short thought for the day, a Bible verse and a little prayer. To be honest most devotionals start off great in January and them slowly fizzle as the months wear on… this one didn’t. Se7en […]

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Saturday Spot: The Beach…

November 2nd, 2008 · No Comments

We live right next to it, for practical purposes. Actually we have to walk two minutes to get to it… Down our road, across the main road, down another road, across the very interesting train crossing and you are there… literally two minutes. Perfect, we can sneak down before the summer crowds arrive in the […]

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