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Entries from October 2010

Se7en’s Teeny Tiny Toothpick Puppet Shows

October 10th, 2010 · 27 Comments

My kids love and adore puppet shows and this week they made mini-puppet shows to demonstrate their story and they ended up playing with them for hours… So here’s how to make your own mini puppet theatre in Se7en Steps: Start with a blank envelope and draw a window/stage… Snip your window out… Then you […]

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Tags: Crafts for Kids · Language Arts · Paper Crafts · People/Puppet Crafts

The Celebrity Chef’s Sticky Hot Chocolate Sponge Dessert…

October 8th, 2010 · 9 Comments

In the previous post I showed you the Celebrity Chef’s Birthday Roast Dinner… But he wasn’t finished, because he still had to whip up dessert… A Sticky Hot Chocolate Sponge… Let’s Meet the Players: Now I know that baking is supposed to be an exact science with careful measuring. And careful measuring does happen, but […]

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Tags: Family Recipes

The Celebrity Chef Roasts Dinner… Lamb, Potatoes and Salad…

October 8th, 2010 · 9 Comments

When I asked the Celebrity Chef what he wanted to do for his birthday his response was kind of as expected: “Make dinner on his own…” And I have promised to post our standard roast dinner since I posted our post on Feeding the Se7en Thousand. Roast dinner is about the easiest dinner to prepare […]

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Tags: Family Recipes

Sunday Snippet: ESV Study Bible GiveAway – Winner…

October 7th, 2010 · 5 Comments

The Sunday Snippet we posted last week was The 2010 Luasanne Conference and an ESV Bible GiveAway… As usual I promised the winner by this week. Here it comes: Thanks to you all for taking time to enter, not to mention all the lovely comments you leave!!! And thanks again to Christian Book Distributors for […]

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Tags: GiveAways · Sunday Snippet

Saturday Spot: Se7en Revisit the Baby Goats…

October 6th, 2010 · 11 Comments

Remember these newborn kids, only an hour or two old… Well we had to go back and visit them… and after a couple of weeks here they are: We dashed out at the crack of dawn to see the milking and just that morning they were milked at five, which is way earlier than the […]

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Tags: Outings · Saturday Spot · Visit Cape Town

Happy Birthday Hood to Our Celebrity Chef, Hood #5 Turned Six…

October 5th, 2010 · 12 Comments

There are two common themes in this little life: construction and cooking… And if it had to be just one well… cooking would win hands down!!! He still has to eat a meal that he hasn’t helped to prepare and he never visits a restaurant without a peek into the kitchen!!! Let’s see… se7en things: […]

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Tags: Home Truths

The Week That Was – 3.13

October 4th, 2010 · 8 Comments

We are in that strange part of the year where the weather can’t decide if it should burst into summer or linger on in winter. Needless to say the weather is somewhat confused. I must be honest our garden is in a despicable state… it always happen the first year of a child and the […]

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