November 19, 2012
Some of you may have noticed a new page below my header…. and not a moment too soon. (like everything I do).
I have collated our advent calendar activities, readings and adventures for you to share and use.
We went with the ‘December is very busy’ approach and although we had a parcel for each day in December we planned from the start to open more than one each day and include some of our communities activities within the calendar.
It worked pretty well…..and included NO LOLLIES but ROCKS!
Yes! This is the week to be finalising your advent plans, if you haven’t already.
July 1, 2012
This is a great little community lead idea that is popping up around the place.
Esty blog have written an article about it here. Little free libraries. ‘You can’t steal a free book’.
I am on the lookout for a suitable ‘bookhouse’ to put on my front fence.
Facebook also has it’s own Library builders guild with over 1000 members!
Already I know of a number of people in my community that are keen to make this happen. Maybe your community would be up for it too.
I will let you know how it progresses.
…oh and if you have a little house (waterproof) tucked away in somewhere and want to get rid of it…… let me know.
June 26, 2012
At the beginning of the year I bought this bag for 12 year old to take to school.
It was a little too small from the beginning and was pushed to it’s limits many times.
….. and ….well it broke.
The closures came away and it got a ‘cannot be mended’ hole in the base.
She was very sad because she really loved the illustration…… so I upcycled it into a new bag.
I used the picture as a zippered front pocket with a little pen pocket to the side.
She needs a bag for her extras…. PE clothes, dance clothes, drama costumes….that sort of thing.
I even reused the original bags inside pocket on the new one.
The black bag was already made I bought it at BlankClothing for about $4.
May 23, 2012
I very much want to be a thankful person.
During crazy busy month this is a great, great timely reminder!
December 10, 2011
December 1, 2011
An idea has been percolating since June to use the story stones idea for advent.
Since fixating on the idea I have been noticing stones and rocks everywhere.
So many beautiful ideas….
So, yes, while children all over the world are getting chocolates and goodies in their advent calendars… ours will be getting stones. So if you know us personally, and my children tell you they are getting rocks instead of chocolates….. please ….
- don’t call DOC’s….
- feel sorry for them
- assume they have misbehaved
- but…. ask them about it!
We have been brutally realistic about how often we will actually sit down and ‘open the box’. The number we arrived at was about 3 times a week.