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kirstencan
Interests: reading!!!, making cool birthday cakes, homeschooling... so much to do, quilting, crafting, so little time!
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I think we orginally overseeded the grass with clover because the grass was struggling. Also to fix more nitrogen in the soil. we LOVE the clover now!
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on For Science! at kirstencan
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This week we've been studying the circulatory system. We've read books and watched Schoolhouse Rock, brainpop and Bill Nye. This morning I set up the same circulation 'project' we did (almost exactly!) 4 years ago. The grass clover was a... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at kirstencan
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A highlight of last week was making dinner one night with my daughter. We are just so busy and getting busier, and to have an evening of just hanging out making tortillas and listening to Pandora (the New Order station... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2014 at kirstencan
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Last week at occupational therapy, the redhead got to try waterbeads. They're a pretty popular idea for sensory bins and stuff, but we'd never tried them before. He was slightly resistant at first, then seemed to really like them, so... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2014 at kirstencan
Our basement is... weird. The previous owners who finished it did it as a master bedroom + HUGE bathroom + little storage room instead of 2 big rooms, small bath, small storage, like other similar floorplans have. what a waste! :) so its kinda random (aarons weightlifting cage, filing, freezer, food etc) and wont really work for kids running around in. We definitely have some sensory-happy stuff happening around here, but I just want room for EVERYTHING. :)
Toggle Commented Mar 25, 2014 on Swings and stuff at kirstencan
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The redhead recently finished a session of physical therapy, and is now working with an occupational therapist (along with vision therapy, speech therapy...). Every time we go in, I wish we could somehow have the perfect setup for him at... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2014 at kirstencan
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The beef + potato pasties (short A sound, not long A!) were a hit! I used this recipe (all her recipes look good!). Other pasty recipes I looked at use pie crust, but I liked the idea of using puff... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2014 at kirstencan
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Friday we made little quiche 'pies' with phyllo dough crusts. Monkey LOVED them, the rest of us aren't so into quiche. We stirred (and stirred and stirred, but cook and serve is always better!) up some chocolate pudding. We had... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2014 at kirstencan
thats funny, we kept saying how NOT green it was! compared to when we went in September it felt very dead. Nope, no snow. It was PERFECT. 70 degrees, breezy and sunny.
Toggle Commented Mar 13, 2014 on Zion at kirstencan
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Lastyear, my 'birthday weekend' was... miserable. Surprise house problems ending in NO kitchen, and other stressful stuff also happening meant that my birthday was... tearful. This year, it worked out that we could do something awesome. So SO glad we... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2014 at kirstencan
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Monday was a much needed day off! And we were really productive! Seriously, Aaron cleaned out the garage, changed the oil in my van, took a load to the dump AND a load to the thrift store while i cleaned,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2014 at kirstencan
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There was some meeting I had to go to last month where I was bored and doodling in my sketchbook and randomly started drawing Aquabat-themed Valentines. So when the boys were painting last week... it happened. For the girl, I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2014 at kirstencan
still crossing fingers. the guy installed it and did the pre-wash cycle and left. then i got a beep and an error code a few minutes later! ugh! luckily, theyd had me sign a paper, and it had all the addresses they were going to that day on it, and the next one under me was a friend on the next street! so i hopped in the car and drove over, no lie. and they said there is probably water frozen in the machine. so im supposed to wait a couple hours and try again. so thats the epilogue...
Toggle Commented Feb 8, 2014 on Painting (not laundry) at kirstencan
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So that new washer? Kinda laughed at Young House Love this week because we had the same experience. New washer delivered, but didn't work. So that was awesome. We are now 2+ weeks sans washer. The worst time to have... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2014 at kirstencan
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Here is the Duplo Great Wall of China. Please note the signal fire is lit in the tower, and the huns are approaching along with the Toy Story nomadic tribe with a horse (and Bob the Builder). Cuz not that... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2014 at kirstencan
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So I never should have posted my 'new' post. Because you can guess what happened, right? We are now without a working washing machine. And it's not fixable. And buying new appliances is always SO frustrating to me because companies... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2014 at kirstencan
I am losing it, I swear! I forgot to include vanilla in the simmer recipe! just fixed it. And Im curious how it is without vanilla anyway, so its not a bad thing but still!
Toggle Commented Jan 25, 2014 on Another Simmer at kirstencan
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Okay, tried a new simmer this morning. I just sliced up about half of a lemon and a lime. Then I threw in some ginger. We buy a big thing of ginger*, grate it all with the food processor, then... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2014 at kirstencan
ha! I cant believe I forgot to link it! Fixing now... Its from Dinner a Love Story.
Toggle Commented Jan 21, 2014 on This was my lunch today at kirstencan
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It's leftovers from dinner last night. Mondays I have time to cook (REALLY cook, not like burritos cook) so I like to try new recipes. Last night I tried Indonesian Pineapple, Chicken and Spicy Peanut Salad. LOVED it. Love to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2014 at kirstencan
thanks, we did it a cheapo way as far as mirrors, but just so you know, theyre hung with 3M strips, and there is a mirror on her door (perpendicular to wall), too, so she has a side view, which is actually more important.
Toggle Commented Jan 19, 2014 on Christmas at kirstencan
Thats super cute! I love the ticket in the case thing. We stopped keeping cases a LONG time ago (wallets all the way - SO much less space!). And we rarely go to the theater either, actually. How do I have so many? :)
Toggle Commented Jan 19, 2014 on Tickets at kirstencan
Ha ha ha.... um, no. ;) Few people are as ... disinclined to own pets as I am.
Toggle Commented Jan 19, 2014 on Puppies at kirstencan