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Entries from October 2013

RHS Garden Projects… OutDoor Inspiration from DK Books…

October 11th, 2013 · 5 Comments

Spring is springing and we are so excited to be doing some yard work… our garden has been abandoned for months and we are ready to do some great projects, get a new batch of vegi’s planted and lots of cleaning up. Our inspiration came in the form of a fabulous craft book from DK […]

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Tags: Brilliant Books · Outdoors · Tuesday Art Task

Se7en + 1 Colorful Clipboards…

October 10th, 2013 · 14 Comments

So I have been having a massive spring clean – not that anyone would notice, just think: teeny, tiny incremental steps!!! And in my tossing, sifting, sorting I discovered the clipboards. The clipboards that I bought for school – oh about two years ago!!! I thought they would be fun for our rambling art excursions. […]

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What We Are Reading Right Now #21…

October 9th, 2013 · 9 Comments

This past weekend, when we published our Favourite Usborne Books Ever, I realised that I hadn’t done a book review post for the longest time. Turns out I have a basket of fabulous books all read and ready to review from Pan Macmillan South Africa and a couple from the library pile. The books are […]

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Sunday Snippet: A Signed Josh McDowell GiveAway Winner…

October 7th, 2013 · 2 Comments

Last week we were able to review Josh McDowell’s novel, The Witness and we had a signed copy to GiveAway… Well it is time to find a winner… Here are all the entries: Muddled up together… And then the picking and choosing… And the winner is… Delene Oct 1, 2013 at 7:36 pm “Oh that […]

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Se7en’s Fabulous Friday Fun #191 And Post #2000!!!

October 6th, 2013 · 8 Comments

A new month, October arrived, and a we had a smattering sunshine… there was a major optimistic push for summer and the annual chore of turning the pool from deep green to clear blue… but it is still cold and by the time the weekend arrived it was pretty freezing and grim again, and zero […]

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Happy Brilliant 40th Birthday to Usborne Books…

October 6th, 2013 · 4 Comments

We are interrupting our usual blogging schedule because sometimes you just have to stop and say… We totally love Usborne Books!!! And today is Usborne Day, Saturday 5 October 2013. My love for Usborne began as a young child, which kind of dates me!!! I grew up on them and loved them and my kids […]

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And the Celebrity Chef Turns Nine…

October 4th, 2013 · 9 Comments

I did mention it was birthday season… and the birthdays have been flowing thick and fast around here… Today Hood #5 turned nine… Exciting times… To our champion chilled out fellow… Who loves exploring… And traveling… And has his own interesting style!!! And I mean style!!! To our champion zester… Thinker of thoughts… To our […]

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