Archive | October, 2011


Creepy Window Silhouettes

  Creepy Window Silhouettes Last Halloween, we wanted to make our house “spooky” for the trick-or-treaters, so we added window silhouettes to our front door and front windows. When the holiday was over, we rolled them up and stored them for future use.  We’ll be using them again this year, in different places, with the addition of a […]

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Brown Bag Owl Puppets

Halloween is less than a week away.  This weekend, we’ll be re-creating two of our favourite crafts: Brown Bag Owl Puppets [Below] and Creepy Window Silhouettes ________________________________ Brown Bag Owl Puppets  (inspired by the folks at Elmer’s and Free Kids Crafts) Over the summer, we had a special  Egg Day, completing several fun science experiments with eggs. […]

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Vanilla Yoda and Chocolate Darth Vader Cookies

A few weeks ago, I splurged on a boxed set of Star Wars themed cookie cutters at Williams Sonoma. This set of Star Wars™ Heroes & Villains Cookie Cutters includes the heads of Boba Fett, Yoda, a Stormtrooper, and Darth Vader. Ever since, the kids have been demanding cookie cut-outs in their lunches. So far, […]

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Gone Birds and All Tropical Contest Update

At the beginning of the month, the kids submitted designs to the All Tropical t-shirt competition on behalf of the Ghosts of Gone Birds calling attention to the extinction of bird populations and what we can do about it! All of these outstanding t-shirt designs are now up for viewing and voting at the All Tropical site.  Bea’s […]

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Apple Picking, Finally!

I can’t tell you how many times we’ve thought about going apple picking. This year, we finally did it. We made the effort to reserve a car a month in advance, and we spent a bit of time asking our friends about their favourite places (thanks everyone!) and tooling around the web to investigate orchards […]

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foraging for rose petal jelly

Beauty, Meet Beast: Foraging For Rose Petal Jelly

Thou Shalt Not Over-Step the Bounds of Foraging?…Think again. Over the summer, Bea and I went down to the lakefront to gather Staghorn Sumac berries for our special Jelly and Ice Cream Day.  We ended up oversteeping those berries, thus cancelling our plans to make jelly with them. As Nathalie Foy pointed out in a recent post on foraging, there’s nothing like […]

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