My Blue Haven--Simplifying the Bath
"When Wippoorwills call, and evening is nigh, I'll hurry to my Blue Haven (Heaven). . ." "A turn to the right, A little white light, Will lead you to my Blue Haven (Heaven)." I love the serenity of our Farmhouse Bath. . . .It is often a haven for me after a busy day's work. . . .Lighted candles, soft music, a hot bubble bath with rubber duckies. . . . a heavenly haven. . . . The Robin's Nest Blue and white wall colors were chosen several years ago during the initial renovation. . . .The bead…
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Miss Emma is going to be one lucky girl. She has a big brother who cannot wait to share his life with her, a daddy who would hang the moon and stars for her, and a mama who cannot wait to welcome her into our family. As I’m sure every mother would attest, words can...Read More »
Butterflies and Flowers Collage in a Vase!
Following on from making our Collage Calendar, our group made collages of vases of flowers, mounted onto black card. Some were made into calendars by adding a calendar tab and others were just a bright picture to hang on the wall! Here are some samples of their creations... Even the least artistic memeber of the group will end up with a very pleasing picture - on A4 piece of card - cutting, sticking and enhancing with stickers, buttons, ribbon bows etc Have a go with your groups!
Vintage Painted High Chairs
It's weird how inspiration strikes me sometimes. I was leafing through an old BHG magazine and I noticed a high chair in the background of one of the photos. Then I thought I have two highchairs, I should do something with them! Funny they've been sitting there for quite some time. This is the first one I painted. I chose a nice sunny color to brighten it up since it was so drab. The distressing always brings out the details. It looks more off white in this picture than it does in real life…
Free Printable Bird Watch Tally Sheet - Fantastic Fun & Learning
Head outdoors for a bird watch. Take along this free printable tally sheet to record your findings. Great for preschool and elementary kids!
* Bird Watching Basket
Another fun new addition to our family room is our new Bird Watching Basket. I was inspired by Mariah Bruehl's Playful Learning Spaces e-class. We have a beautiful dogwood tree right outside our family room window and we have several bird feeders hanging in it. It is a very popular hang out in our backyard for our feathered friends. I set up the basket with several bird guides, a bird whistle, some nice binoculars, and our "Birdsong Identiflyer" machine (that plays birdsongs). I think I'll…
Bird Printables and Bird Activities for Kids - Natural Beach Living
Backyard Birds, Printables,Bird watching chart, Safari Toobs,toddlers, preschool, nature, Montessori,Charlotte Mason nature study,www.naturalbeachliving.com
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TWO minute MIXER SLIME The simplest, mess free, quickest AND foolproof recipe around! INGREDIENTS Sourcing the products may be the hardest step in the whole process but I have given you some tips on where they are most commonly found... Borax ( hardware store) Glycerine ( chemist) Guar Gum (health food shop) Food colouring and water Quantities shown in recipe are a guide, follow the look of your slime, if its too runny sprinkle in more guar gum, if its not clumping together add more borax…
Instaplanta System » Horticultural Therapy, Enabled Gardens, School Gardens, Home Gardens
I recently had the pleasure of meeting two women who are in the process of launching a new horticultural therapy professional practice. We may collaborate on a health center project they support. It would be my pleasure to do so....
Building a Flashlight and Pipe Building from Montessori at Home!
Preschoolers often enjoy building activities that help with eye-hand coordination along with the concepts right, left, and “right is tight, left is loose.” An activity can be as simple as having a few different sizes of nuts and bolts in a basket for children to put together. (Note: This post was updated on 3/31/2013 to add information from the newly published 3rd edition of Montessori at Home. This post contains affiliate links at no cost to you.) In John Bowman's eBook Montessori at Home…