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November 16, 2011
We’ve left the 1500’s behind and are now reading another work of historical fiction, this time set just before the American Revolution: Johnny Tremain, by Esther Forbes. Not only have we cast each of the roles, but each stuffed animal is in costume and some are even holding props. From this point forward I will see John Hancock as a large frog, Paul Revere a furry monkey, and the fictional title character of this classic novel a diminutive bulldog with a very large three-cornered hat.
November 14, 2011
November 12, 2011
|A grape-colored scarf belt off of my seven-year-old daughter's jeans adds frilly floral flavor when hot-glued to the bright green painted frame around this old calendar picture of cheerful birds and a favorite Bible verse...|
|...and hung in this little corner of our home, the whole thing makes it easier to tackle a dreaded chore...|
November 10, 2011
|These new towels have brightened up an area of our bathroom that has needed a facelift for a while.|
|This is what that corner looked like before, as seen in one of the early posts of this blog... pleasant, but a little boring.|
|A few candles and pretty glassware complement the low-maintenance monogrammed towels.|
|Creating the towel bar was simple with the help of a level, a ruler, and the advice of my nine-year-old Zach who knows a thing or two about drawing in perspective.|
|I drew the bubbles with a compass and then painted them with soft blues, touches of the pink from the towels, and a little white shine.|
|I wrote the letters in pencil first, then went over them in two shades of pink Sharpie markers, followed by a deeper berry color Sharpie done with short sideways strokes to look like stitches. No need to sign this painting...|