spending time

Happy Saturday! While spending some time lying still and trying not to swallow too often, I've come across some things I thought were worth sharing.

Toys and play. This post on the basics of Waldorf education is a great explanation of exactly what I value in play and preschool education. I've never been trained in Waldorf education or even visited a Waldorf school (one of the downsides of living in a very small rural town) but everything about it just makes perfect sense to me and what I know about child development (which I have been trained in).

These are brilliant. In the same kind of "Why didn't I think of that?" way that Post-its are brilliant. And perfect for hanging a certain 4 year old's art work.

I love just about everything over at A Sonoma Garden. If you're looking for a slightly different version of the lotion recipe I posted awhile back and make regularly, this one is done entirely in a single jar and has no added water. Which equals much less mess and cleaning time, and potentially a more stable lotion. When my current stash runs out, I'm absolutely making some.

Hummus. Mmmm. (You can pre-order Marisa's book now! I can't wait for my copy to arrive.)

Sundried tomatoes packed in oil. They sound SO tasty right now!

Greek yogourt crème brûlée. I'm curious to try it and see if it's comparable to the real thing.

This is so cute. (Austen sent me the link yesterday, knowing that I was home sick yet again. How sweet is that?)

If I opened a general store (which would be AWESOME), it would look like this.

Have you found something that rocked your world lately? Please share! Have a great weekend.


  1. Anonymous1/07/2012

    Thank you for the blog mention. I love reading your blog too! Have a good weekend.

  2. You're so welcome, Kendra! (I'm blushing - it still always surprises me when someone tells me they enjoy my blog!) Have a wonderful weekend, and enjoy that new tractor. I can't wait to see what you guys do with it! And I'm super excited to try the lotion - everything about it is so clever!

  3. Great links! Feel better! <3

  4. Really, Sherrie, who *wouldn't* love your blog? :)

    We love sun dried tomatoes too...but because we keep them a year or more, we generally store them in the freezer after we dehydrate them since we're worried that they'd go rancid faster if stored in oil, even in the fridge. So we reconstitute them in oil as we need to use them.

    Cool general store! So you'd have shotgun shells too? LOL!

  5. Thank you so, so much for ordering my book! Hope so hope you like it!

  6. Thank you kindly for the link up - beautiful blog.

  7. Thanks, Heidi! I'm planning on it. :)

    Teresa, you're the best. :) I wondered the same thing about the tomatoes - I like your idea.

    Marisa, I know I will.

    Fig & Fauna (Megan/Rose) - Thank you so much! Your blog is one of my favourite to look at - it's absolutely beautiful.

  8. I sure hope you feel better soon. Your bed looks soooooo comfy ;-) I certainly will go to your general store when it happens. Take care.

  9. Thanks for the links. Some new things for me to check out! Have a great week!

  10. Mark me down for visiting your general store too. Vickie and I could carpool! :-)

    Going down Route 3 past Tusket, you come to a sharp turn to the left. There's a store there on the corner that has been open exactly twice in all the times I've driven by over the years. It's *amazing* inside with all kinds of treasures and tin ceilings and fabulous wooden cabinets. It's seasonal, and the owners live next door, so it you've never been, you can knock on their door, and they'll let you in.

  11. Margaret, do you mean The Hanging Oak? With the spinning wheel in the window? I thought that it had never been open since before I was born. We used to drive out that way every week to visit my grandparents.

  12. Yes, that's it. It was open when I drove by on 2010. I spent about an hour in there! The owners said to just knock on their door if they're there.


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