Our Week

I have been madly working at cleaning and decluttering our home the past few days. I do this often and in spring we usually end up donating a whole bunch of stuff of ours. Since spring came so late this year, I feel like I am only just doing my home spring/deep cleaning now. We are having a yard sale this weekend to hopefully sell a lot of our clothes, toys, books and other things that we just have way too much of.

We changed our nature shelf to a summer theme now too. The girls found some shells and we bought two new willow tree ornaments, one with a shell and one with some lillies for our summer theme.

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We put The Sun Egg, Gerda Muller’s Summer book and Stella, Star of The Sea on the shelf too.

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The girls made the plastic butterflies a few weeks ago.

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And we put up Kesa’s lentil/pea sunshine.

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The girls have been very creative with play doh these days. They opened their own bakery in their room and make tons of tasty treats for us to eat. I joke to Autumn and tell her I think that she mixed up the sugar with the salt because her dough tastes very salty.

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They also spend time making really amazing pictures out of play doh too. Autumn’s princess on a horse blows my mind!

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We spent a day in the kitchen together and made minestrone soup and bread sticks and they were soooo yummy! πŸ™‚

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This was the first time I let Serafina help with bread. It was very messy, but I think it is good for the girls to use their hands and be creative in the kitchen. Autumn is a master bread maker already!

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Kesa’s caterpillar bread stick. So cute!

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We also made Chocolate Cherry Almond Granola, without the cherries.

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We finished up our gnomes that we made out of wood. We gave them different colored hats with sharpie markers. They are having a lot of fun with them. I am always encouraging simple toys, imagination, being creative and making our own play things.

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I’ve been enjoying baked apples. I cut the core out, sprinkle them with cinnamon (I like a lot of cinnamon), put a little water in the bottom of the pan, cover them up and bake them at 350, until they are soft, about 45 minutes to an hour.

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It is just like apple pie, without the crust! Soooo yummy!

I am also into fruity herbal teas, toast and cereal a lot because with it being summer, I am not cooking as much. I love sprinkling cinnamon on my toast with peanut butter. This is my kind of breakfast!

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We still paint here and there. I want to get more seriously into this sometime when I can afford to buy real art supplies. I have always wanted to paint.

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We have still been outside as much as we can.

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Serafina was sad when her puddle dried up, so she took off down the sidewalk and found some puddles at our neighbor’s house.

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I am happy to see my girls playing imaginatively much of the time. They love to turn a flower upside down and play that the flowers are fairies. They can play it for hours.

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Life is beautiful! πŸ™‚

tiffany6

 

 

11 thoughts on “Our Week

  1. When you get done decluttering, do you want to come to my house please? πŸ™‚ great pics, great moments. I am still loving the haircuts πŸ˜‰ Which tea is your favorite? I’m kind of stuck on Oolong right now.

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  2. Fun times! That reminds me I need to make some new playdough for the girls. The last batch is drying out and all mixed together. The bread looks yummy! I’m sure Serafina had a blast. Talisa likes to play with flour and oats when I cook, always quite the mess. I love the cute gnomes, sharpie markers were a great idea.

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    • I like to make my own playdough too, this is just the stuff they got at Christmas. It was an adventure having Serafina in the kitchen with us. We had a lot to sweep up. Kids sure do love flour! πŸ™‚

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