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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 wasnt a crier before this kid either. ;)
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on Turning Twelve at kirstencan
In our church, turning twelve is a big deal. Bigger than 13, turning 12 means you are can go to youth activities and the temple, and for boys it means being ordained in the Aaronic priesthood. It's quite a big... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at kirstencan
We love our shades. We cant remember if they are from home depot or lowes, but its one of the two. bamboo. lined. The lining was important cuz we have eye-stabbing sun afternoon on that side. Might not be for you. Measure your window super carefully, and they cut them at the store, then all you have to do is screw them in the windowsill. Thinking of getting some for the front room, too.
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on Dragon Party at kirstencan
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So, the Redhead is twelve. That's a post in and of itself, but so. many. thoughts. about that... another time maybe. Let's focus on his party, shall we? Twelve is a little tricky because the party can't be to 'party-ish'.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2014 at kirstencan
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Well, the first quarter of school is over, and the packing lunch interest is definitely waning. ;) I am not recording every lunch I make, but I still take photos occasionally. Here are a few semi-interesting lunches of late: Some... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2014 at kirstencan
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You guys: Water! Water running UPSTAIRS! I may not have mentioned this, but we've been in the midst of a bathroom remodel (...since August...). The kind your house insists that you do on it's time schedule, without warning or financial... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2014 at kirstencan
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A neighbor with a surplus of apples asked if we wanted any. And since they were DONE with apples, they also let us borrow extra dehydrators! So I've been drying lots of apples. The boys made cute pumpkins. The redhead's... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2014 at kirstencan
Ah! Putting in photos of us 'back in the day' would have been genius! Good idea!!!
Toggle Commented Oct 27, 2014 on Halloween Books at kirstencan
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Well, with an anxiety-ridden spectrum kiddo, we may not have many Halloween decorations out, but we do have a nice stack of books! Similar to my Christmas book post, I thought I'd share our Halloween books. First up: book order... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2014 at kirstencan
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On our trip we (of course) played the license plate game. We just jotted all the different ones we saw down on a scrap of paper. Which we then lost, but it was fairly easy to recreate, surprisingly. When we... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2014 at kirstencan
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The girl had to make a model of an atom. She chose copper. What she came up with was stitching it up and making a pillow! I love it. The circles are felt. The fabric is from a men's linen... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2014 at kirstencan
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On our trip to Bryce, we stayed in the nearby town of Panguitch. It is tiny. A small farming community, it is innundated with tourists for much of the year. All the motels are older and dated, but we still... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2014 at kirstencan
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We've been itching to visit this place 'for real' for two years. Loved it. Beautiful and inspiring. So glad we went! The only hitch we ran up against was discovering a major fear of heights in the Redhead. He did... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2014 at kirstencan
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Monkey decided to be a mad scientist for Halloween. Love it. Very easy, but you can add details (I do like details) and make it interesting. (And now I'm looking at this photo thinking: I forgot gloves!) First we ordered... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2014 at kirstencan
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Well, I thought for sure that the Redhead would want to be Emmett for Halloween. He actually had a hard time deciding, but when we found out that our neighborhood carnival was going to be early (Oct. 1st!) he quickly... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2014 at kirstencan
Last time we went we saw card weaving which was fascinating! this loom was awesome, too. she had pedals under her feet that she pressed in patterns. Like she pressed the 1st and 2nd ones, then 2 +3, then 3+4, then 1+4 to make that weave. i hadnt seen that before. i would have loved to stay/observe/chat longer there, but you know... boys.
Toggle Commented Oct 1, 2014 on Fun at the Renaissance Faire at kirstencan
last time we went it was really fun, but it was medieval + fantasy faire, which was... cheesier. i was way impressed with this one. very educational if you want it - but also just tons of fun.
Toggle Commented Sep 30, 2014 on Fun at the Renaissance Faire at kirstencan
Nope! kirsten
Toggle Commented Sep 30, 2014 on Sun Prints at kirstencan
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In science this week we've been studying the sun. And I remembered back in the day I bought the Girl some sun print paper. I managed to find it (yes!) but it said it should be used within 6 months.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2014 at kirstencan
These really are great for travel lunches. While not leak proof, if carried flat (not on its side), I wouldnt worry about anything coming out ... except like soup? :) Silicone muffin cups wouldnt be on my list of travel stuff - i would never have thought of it! thats pretty genius.
Toggle Commented Sep 21, 2014 on Lunch Gear at kirstencan
Nice, thanks for the info! I really like the splash boxes (sight unseen - the idea/look of them). Lunchbot did come out with a leakproof box - but the lid is plastic. i like the idea of silicone better.
Toggle Commented Sep 21, 2014 on Lunch Gear at kirstencan
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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 Sep 16, 2014 at kirstencan
Sounds like you are on the right track already, spoiler alert: we use the same lunch bag. :) kirsten
Toggle Commented Sep 15, 2014 on First packed lunches at kirstencan
Ha! For a split-second I was like... onion and jam?
Toggle Commented Sep 14, 2014 on First packed lunches at kirstencan