Monday, March 23, 2009
Saturday, February 21, 2009
This taller cabinet holds my teaching items, upcoming books, paper and Keepers of the Faith badges and sashes. I also have a preschool curriculum, in the white boxes for the twins. It is called Carol's Affordable Curriculum.
You can see the close proximity to the table that the cabinets have, makes them very convenient.
The shelves in the closet hold teacher's books, our Readers, paper and books that I consider quality reading.
Friday, January 30, 2009
have their own library card I inform them that anything they check out on their card that incurs a fine will be their bill, not mine. It's easier to keep track of the books that are on my card instead of having 4 or more library cards to check up on.
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Private World of Tasha Tudor This is my favorite book, it is filled with great photos and neat glimpses into Tasha's world and ways.
The Tasha Tudor Cookbook I love cookbooks that seem old fashioned and this is one of them, with adorable illustrations too.
Tasha Tudor's Garden Tasha is famed for her elaborate, yet simple gardens. If you like to garden you'll love this book.
There is a Tasha Tudor website and a set of three movies about her life. I like to check them out from the library each year during the holiday season.
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Friday, January 9, 2009
You remember how your first child got much more of your time and attention? Well, one year when my first daughter was around 5 I decided to sew her a wonder woman costume. I had a lot of fun planning and sewing it. I made a gold belt with glue on rhinestones and a loop for her golden lasso, which was a length of gold cording. I felt I had to add a modest little skirt for my wonder girl. The golden wristlets that blocked bullets and the golden headband were not forgotten either. My dd loved the gift and had fun wearing it for several years. It has held up well and was passed to her little sister and is now in the hands of our youngest twin. Here she is with bright eyes, believing she is a superhero, or at least a flashy sight. I think some pieces are missing now, but that's alright. I'm glad it has gotten so much use!
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
In a blender mix:
Half and Half creamer (opt.)
It is a sweet, very low calorie treat for those days that you need to eat light. I made one for my lunch today and had a small chunk of Tillamook sharp cheddar cheese to go with it.
The pretty pink smoothie...
In case you don't know stevia is an all natural herbal sweetener. It comes in powdered form or liquid flavors. I just love it as you can see by my collection. There is a whole shelf in my fridge devoted to the flavorful variety. My favorite flavor is grape. Each jar costs around 10 bucks, but they last forever. You can use them in place of sugar, but I most frequently use them to flavor my water, tea, or iced coffee. I also put it in my plain yogurt with some nuts and fruit.