• Autumn,  Crafting,  Halloween,  Service

    The Star Money Fairy Tale Trunk or Treat

    Our school hosted its annual Trunk or Treat this past week and I was in charge of one of the grade’s trunks. The ToT coincides with the school’s book fair, so I piggybacked off their theme (fairy tales) to create this unusual, fairy-tale inspired trunk. It’s based off the Grimm’s tale, The Star Money, about a little orphan girl who wanders into the woods and ends up giving away all her possessions to people less fortunate than herself. At the end of the story, she looks up at the sky to find that the stars are raining money on her. You can’t tell in the photo but I wound LED…

  • Autumn,  Clean Eating,  Meal Planning

    Meal Plan October Week 3 (Behind the Scenes!)

      Yes, I am still busy over here meal planning! I haven’t shared lately because by the time I get my meals laid out, groceries ordered and picked up and back home, I’m wiped. And let’s be honest, too. Infant twins are a lot to handle. I wouldn’t trade them for the world, but there are many times where… I just don’t have time. So, instead of typing out the list, I thought it would be fun to share it as I write it (and see it) all week long. At the end of most lines, there’s an abbreviation and number in parenthesis. Those are noted so I know which…

  • Autumn,  Rhythm

    Collections.

    The weather is finally starting to feel like fall here in central Texas. (Though, the trees… the trees do NOT believe in fall. They are still firm, green, bushy and strong like they always are.) The boys have been playing outside more which makes me so happy to see. They’ve been swinging on their swing set, engaging in sword fights and collecting all the tiny bits of nature that make them happy (see: above). We even have a new deer friend, DeeDee. She still won’t come up to me all the way or eat out of my hand, but she is definitely curious and friendly. When she sees me outside, I…

  • Autumn,  Crafting

    A Twist of Lime

    Being in a rental (and new to central Texas), I’m not familiar with all the plants we have surrounding us in our yard and in our neighborhood. Of course, I can identify the rosemary outside, our blossoming rose bushes near our front door or the giant lantana we have in the backyard, but I was unprepared for our unexpected good fortune when the boys harvested over 20 limes during their adventure time yesterday afternoon.  What to do with 20 limes? (Do they come in poisonous varieties? I’m a little unsure to eat anything without knowing its full history…) I was thinking that maybe we’d slice them thinly and make hanging window…