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Entries from December 2008

Se7en of the Best Activity Calendars for Kids…

December 31st, 2008 · 2 Comments

New year. Fresh starts. New diaries and journals. Fresh calendars to go up… I have just finished our 2009 calendars: the ones that I pop photo’s of the kids from the previous year into, and will give them to the relevant grannies and bestest friends tomorrow. And since I am at it here are se7en […]

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Se7en and the New Year Tree Party…

December 31st, 2008 · 26 Comments

New Year for me is so not a big event… I know it feels like a fresh start and new calendars go up… but I feel like a whole fresh start every time I start a new moleskin – why wait until New Year. And then we had kids and “Oh my goodness” there are […]

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Tags: Happy Holidays · Practical Parties

Clearly Christmas: Se7en Gifts Kids Can Make For Their Siblings

December 30th, 2008 · 18 Comments

Not my usual Tuesday crafty post – but my kids made such cool gifts for each other this Christmas that I just have to share. This has to be my last Christmas Post for this year! Let’s just explain the ground rules: They draw names from a hat. Only one gift to be made for […]

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Tags: Crafts for Kids · Holiday Crafts

Fortune Cookies in Se7en Steps

December 30th, 2008 · 17 Comments

It’s that time of year. Time for really simple, quick recipes, yet they must still be fun! We make fortune cookies for our New Year Party every year. This is what you are aiming for: Meet the Players: You need some strips of paper… You need some puff pastry, and yes I just buy it. […]

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Tags: Family Recipes · Happy Holidays

Sunday Snippet: Bible Reading in a Year…

December 29th, 2008 · 6 Comments

So it is that resolution time of year – again. Where we get all caught up in good ideas for quiet times and over ambitious lists of Bible readings and prayer ideas… Now my kids do their own Bible Reading in bed in the morning, either their school reading or I get them fun Bible […]

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The Week That Was – 26

December 28th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Would someone just tell me what day it is already, it seems like it has been weekend forever and it isn’t over yet – too weird… You may not know this but there is a rhythm to the posts on this blog… Monday Munchies… Tuesday Art Task… Wednesday Practical Parties… Thursday School or Parenting… Friday […]

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Clearly Christmas: Advent Week 4

December 27th, 2008 · 3 Comments

In my first post on Advent I mentioned what we would be doing for everyday as Christmas draws nearer and nearer… Here is a summary and links to the se7en things we are doing each day: A Joke A Day. 24 day board or card game challenge. A stop over at the Jesse Tree Blog […]

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