Since my children are on snack break number fifteen of the day, I figured I slip over here to share a few things with all of you while they're stuffing their faces with cheese, grapes and nutella toast.
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*First of all, a question: Can someone please tell me what to do with my lovely lavender up there at the end of the season? Cut it back? Let it go? I generally go with the "do nothing" plan, but I love it and I'd love to see it thrive despite my ignorance.
*I'm over on 4Kids or More talking about marking time with family portraits.
I feel like it's been awhile since I've shared some good stuff from blogland. I've been a pinning fool lately. Are you on pinterest? (Make sure you let me know in the comments!). It's one of the most inspiring time-sucks on the internet.
*Mariah Bruehl has a great list of online learning resources and inspiration for children on her website–categories like nutrition, music, math, art, child-safe online searches, writing, organization…great, great lists.
*I think my kitchen could handle a Big Chill.
*Emma's been asking me to teach her how to "type for real". Dance Mat Typing might be just the thing.
*This feather bangle is beautiful and budget-friendly.
*I really need this Crumpler. Badly. Because as much as I love my KellyMoore bag, I'm not that fancy every day. Sometimes, I just need to throw my DSLR into my every day bag and know it won't get smashed among the diapers and bunny crackers.
*These pillow case cushions for kids are pure + simple genius.
*I had a plastic version of this in fifth grade. It was my most prized possession atop my school desk.
*We have serious ponytail holder issues in this house. As in we can never find any. This is an excellent idea.
*And for dessert? Make your own magic shell. Be still my heart (or stomach….)
16 comments on “snack break #15”
I am on Pinterest! http://pinterest.com/amandajgrant/ It is a huge time suck, but so far I don’t mind. The inspiration I get (along with the ease of finding things I want to cook/bake/craft/do) is totally worth it!
My kids need 15 snack breaks too. 🙂 And yes, I’m on Pinterest, and oh my word, I shouldn’t be! Where does the time go??
I’m on pinterest and have the worst time finding people. but I see that Amanda, above, has a link so I’ll try that. http://pinterest.com/mdhaworth/pins/ there you go! I’ll follow you for sure.
I usually just leave my lavender alone and then cut off the dead parts in the spring. I’m not an expert though. 🙂 Mine does have a bit of mulch though, to protect it in the winter.
Love that feather bangle!
I am on Pinterest and love it! You can definitely spend hours on there and wonder where the time went.
Long time reader… and I just went back to work teaching library and technology at my children’s school. Feel free to use my keyboarding resources
I so love Pinterest, but you are right -such a delightful time suck!
Loving Pinterest as well 🙂 Thanks for the mention! Dance Mat Typing is perfect for the girls right now.
I cut my lavender down to the ground in the fall. Each year it grows back even bigger. I think I have a different kind than you though, my flowers are a lighter purple, and the plants are quite large (over 1 ft tall each).
That ponytail caribener’s GENIUS. And the crumpler? THANK YOU! I’m so guilty of throwing my camera in my bag as it is, naked as the day it was born. On my list to order, ASAP.
Oh shear off the flowers of the lavender, or else it grows leggy and has a shorter lifespan. Don’t cut back into old wood, just this year’s growth. And then you can dry the heads and make lavender fish. Mine are co-incidentally inspired by something I pinned over at Pinterest…I’m thinking of making myself a little padded camera sack. How hard can it be…
Lavender doesn’t grow well here. 🙁
I’m on pinterest! http://pinterest.com/thatcarrie/
I second the vote for cutting the lavender back. I usually just grab hunks of mine and cut it about half-way down, and then in the spring I cut it back again to a few inches above where the new growth comes in. Otherwise over time it will only flower at the ends and the whole plant looks like someone growing out a bad perm 🙂 Have a great weekend!
First commenting for months, yep too busy pinning these days! pinterest.com/whizzme
thanks for the homemade magic shell!!! and the intro to “whipperberry.” dang, those ladies are cool. homemade vanilla extract for christmas presents?! i’m all over that. (you did see that, too, didn’t you?)
oh, hey, if you quilt or need a push to get started and would like a shot at a copy of jane brocket’s “gentle are of quilting” i’m giving one away on my sewing blog.(hydeeannsews.blogspot.com)