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Interests: reading!!!, making cool birthday cakes, homeschooling... so much to do, quilting, crafting, so little time!
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So once again, packing lunches is a new thing for us. There's more about what we've packed so far here. Today I'm talking gear. When I was looking around deciding which lunch gear to get, not all of my questions... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at kirstencan
Sounds like you are on the right track already, spoiler alert: we use the same lunch bag. :) kirsten
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on First packed lunches at kirstencan
Ha! For a split-second I was like... onion and jam?
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on First packed lunches at kirstencan
So I did have to pack lunches one other year (6 years ago?), when the Redhead went to an all-day autism preschool, but he likes boring lunches so it wasn't fun. I know it's weird, and all you public school... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at kirstencan
*First: I'm afraid my last post made my kids sound like entiteled, selfish brats. They really are seriously over-sentimental (and just HATE CHANGE), not selfish. I promise. So the whole lunch-packing thing has been going pretty well. Into week three... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2014 at kirstencan
I don't know what it was, but everyone I talked to on Labor Day was going through stuff, dejunking, purging, organizing. I decided to tackle the play room. It's way different than you've last seen. The toys are in a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2014 at kirstencan
Last week was probably the best first week of school we've ever had! It came with some hard parts (waking up at 5:30am with the Girl - UGH, so tired!) but overall everyone had a great week which I am... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2014 at kirstencan
We have a pear tree. Technically we have two, but one doesn't produce anymore (fire). Only two of us like pears (sadly, I'm not one of those two), and most years we end up wasting some of the fruit. So... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2014 at kirstencan
OH! Also, I figured out that Beverly Cleary way chills me out. Oh, that Ramona. Also The Serial Garden. Wow, that is great bedtime reading.
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When I am anxious (quite often the last few years!) I find myself NOT reading. Boo. That's kinda when I know I need to figure out a way to chill. Also I think I need a visit to the eye doctor... I tend to re-read old classics, I picked up Anne of Green Gables again recently (purely because it was the pretty copy of it sitting on my nightstand), and I love re-reading Little Women and A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.
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I think New Year celebrations should be held when school starts. It always feels like the right time to set new goals and try a little harder and celebrate. The girl got her backpack all ready and headed off to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2014 at kirstencan
It's not everyday you get a shot like this of a monarch! Or any shot. Thanks, Holly, for letting your butterflies loose in my garden. We were happy we had flowers for them and apparently we have plenty of milkweed.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2014 at kirstencan
Romaine, leftover jerk chicken (recipe from this cookbook that we love), brown rice, a pineapple-sesame salad dressing pineapple I made up, extra crushed pineapple, and a squeeze of lime over the whole thing. I am always ridiculously pleased with myself... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2014 at kirstencan
That time full of piles and sorting and thinking and listing and charting and organizing and changing. Getting ready for school time. I am close. We are starting Monday, as that's the girl's first day at her new school. Today... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2014 at kirstencan
Lets see... Cute chipmunks and little birds, not sure what kind... deer, fish, dragonflies, nothing too huge, thank goodness! (And I am going to try and paint that canoe photo!) kirsten
Toggle Commented Aug 19, 2014 on At 10,000 feet at kirstencan
Ha! Well, you wont sleep well probably. And unpacking is THE WORST. Also if you have to get up at night to use the outhouse. BUT. It was worth it. And were going to try and majorly streamline our camp gear so that packing/unpacking is considerably easier. You should camp. Start in the backyard.
Toggle Commented Aug 12, 2014 on At 10,000 feet at kirstencan
Just got back from the best family camping trip. The kids are at perfect ages, the weather was awesome. No bugs. Tie-dye, bandannas, and holes in the knees of jeans. Yummy, simple food. HIKING. Card games. Painting. Relaxing. 100 new... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2014 at kirstencan
Yay, she got it! And is cool, apparently. ;) kirsten
Toggle Commented Aug 5, 2014 on I made a bag! + Kiki costume at kirstencan
I love Baby Dear so much! I made sure I had a copy on hand for my daughter when she was about to become a big sister. My Mother-in-law gave her a nice baby doll then, too and guess what my daughter named it? Baby Dear of course. We still have that doll, actually.
Toggle Commented Aug 5, 2014 on Eloise Wilkin at kirstencan
First off: At my local Hancock's fabric store I found some of the Crafty Chloe line by Heather Ross on clearance! Two of these were like $2.39/yd, the other was $3.99. Crazy stuff. There were more options, too, I only... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2014 at kirstencan
A funny moment from last week. We met some friends at our little neighborhood park. One of them brought their pet guinea pig. The redhead LOVED it, which is surprising, he has recently stopped liking to touch animals. Anyway, this... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2014 at kirstencan
Yeah, those books are so cute and funny and DATED. history, really.
Toggle Commented Jul 29, 2014 on Eloise Wilkin at kirstencan
Oh yeah! We had that growing up. I dont have it, but it is included in the treasury book. Thats where the little girl with the red hair is from! SUCH a sweet book.
Toggle Commented Jul 29, 2014 on Eloise Wilkin at kirstencan
Last week I got this book in the mail - it is one I've 'needed' for my collection of books illustrated by Eloise Wilkin. Hansel and Gretel! So I had to get my other books out to document. The collections:... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2014 at kirstencan