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Entries from January 2009

Saturday Spot: A Drawer a Day…

January 18th, 2009 · 4 Comments

The time has come the Walrus said… To get my house back into shape after the Christmas Season. And to vaguely getting back to the streamlined home-schooling machine that we dream of being. We have been inundated with visitors, and that means dashing round the house and stashing whatever is lying around on any of […]

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Tags: Home Zone · Inside · Organizing Se7en · Saturday Spot

The Week That Was – 29

January 18th, 2009 · 3 Comments

Another hard week in Africa. We had more guests: We read some books: In fact we read and read and read! – Which is perfect, all I remember from summer as a kid was reading and swimming and reading and swimming and repeat… Our book of the week was: We rediscovered this favorite book for […]

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Tags: The Week that Was

Se7en Steps to a Science Party…

January 17th, 2009 · 14 Comments

We have a technology mad hood and a mysterious magician hood and due to a whole pile of circumstances we missed their birthday party celebrations this past year and every time we got ready and organized something intervened and finally last week we managed to put together a shared party… and the only possible party […]

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Tags: Practical Parties

Happy Birthday #7…

January 16th, 2009 · 3 Comments

To the most loved girl in the world… Happy Birthday my sweet little one… Meet the cake… a whole new project! You have come a long way in your year… Stay as sweet and as funny as you are… Our days are so rich and happy with you and we pray you have many more […]

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Tags: Home Truths

Ice-Cream in a Ziplock Bag in Se7en Steps!

January 15th, 2009 · 7 Comments

We have made ice-cream before on this blog and nearly all our birthday cakes are made from ice-cream, but what about this: Ice-cream in a ziplock bag? Believe it or not? This one sure has the WOW-Factor. I found it in Family Fun years ago and tried it with limited success (I didn’t use enough […]

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Tags: Family Recipes

Giant Sidewalk Chalk in Se7en Steps…

January 15th, 2009 · 11 Comments

I have discovered another life-skill, so my list of Se7en things every mother needs to know how to do is growing: pipecleaner people play do finger paints and sidewalk chalk Here we go anyone who follows this blog knows that we have an overabundance of plaster of paris. This was our book of the week […]

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Tags: Concoction Crafts · Crafts for Kids · Outdoors

Se7en Revive The Art of Letter Writing.

January 14th, 2009 · 16 Comments

We love letter writing – actual letters that arrive in the post and those that travel to distant lands. But it has become so easy to send an email. Also, whenever we settle down to write letters we end up doing all the decorating and then losing heart. So today we worked through the day […]

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Tags: Crafts for Kids · Paper Crafts